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A Hitchhiker’s Tour Through the Universe

A Hitchhiker’s Tour Through the Universe is an exciting opportunity for your students to explore the world’s most extensive and accurate three-dimensional mapping of the contents of the universe.

Available to Grades: 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Program Type: Planetarium Shows   Subject: Physical Science, Earth & Space Science
Cost: $6.50 per student & chaperone

Beetles, Bugs, & Butterflies

This artful approach to science motivates students to explore the world of insects while learning about adaptations, physiology, and the role insects play in their daily lives. Colorful, take-home art projects creatively reinforce scientific concepts.

Available to Grades: Pre-K, K, 1st, 2nd

Program Type: Classes   Subject: Art, Science as Inquiry, Life Science
Cost: $6.75 per student & chaperone

Body Basics

Human torso models and life-size skeleton puzzles enable students to explore the components of the human body, with special emphasis on the functions of the digestive and skeletal systems. MyPlate guidelines and activities reinforce the relationship between positive eating habits and the importance of maintaining a healthy body.

Available to Grades: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

Program Type: Classes   Subject: Science as Inquiry, Life Science
Cost: $6.75 per student & chaperone

Bright Light

In this illuminating exploration of light and color, students make exciting discoveries as they experiment with lasers, diffraction glasses, and giant water prisms. Through real-life applications, the scientific concepts of refraction, diffraction, and reflection are illustrated with engaging educational activities related to spectrum analysis and the electromagnetic spectrum.

Available to Grades: 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th

Program Type: Classes   Subject: Science as Inquiry, Physical Science
Cost: $6.75 per student & chaperone

Circuit Circus

Students become energized as they form a human circuit, experiment with conductors and insulators, and construct various types of circuits. Scientific inquiry, problem solving, and cooperative learning engage students in this electrifying educational experience!

Available to Grades: 3rd, 4th

Program Type: Classes   Subject: Science as Inquiry, Physical Science
Cost: $6.75 per student & chaperone

Dinosaurs Alive!

See the earliest creatures of the Triassic period to the monsters of the Cretaceous in this life-sized, fulldome presentation.  Join some of the world’s preeminent paleontologists as they uncover evidence that the descendents of dinosaurs still walk (or fly) among us.  Realistic and scientifically accurate computer-generated animation brings dinosaurs back to life in a big way.  Dinosaurs Alive! is narrated by Michael Douglas.

Available to Grades: 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Program Type: Planetarium Shows   Subject: Science as Inquiry, Life Science, Physical Science, History & Social Studies, Earth & Space Science, Science & the Environment
Cost: $6.50 per student & chaperone

Dream Big: Engineering Our World

Travel through Earth’s greatest man-made wonders and discover the human ingenuity behind engineering marvels big and small.

Available to Grades: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Program Type: Planetarium Shows   Subject: Math, Science as Inquiry, Physical Science, Science & the Environment
Cost: $6.50 per student & chaperone

Engineering Encounters

Through bridge-building activities, students gain a new appreciation for the relevance of civil engineering and design in their daily lives. Creative problem solving strategies motivate aspiring engineers to explore concepts such as force, balance, and stability.

Available to Grades: 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th

Program Type: Classes   Subject: Science as Inquiry, Physical Science
Cost: $6.75 per student & chaperone

Exploring Ecosystems

Budding environmental scientists will investigate unique animal adaptations as well as food chains, food webs, and other factors that influence organisms in their various habitats. Students explore our local ecosystem using a video microscope and an interactive wetlands model. This class requires the participation of at least four chaperones willing to serve as “environmental assistants”!

Available to Grades: 4th, 5th

Program Type: Classes   Subject: Science as Inquiry, Life Science
Cost: $6.75 per student & chaperone

Fall / Winter Exhibition: The Red that Colored the World

September 16, 2017 – January 31, 2018

Red, with its brilliant hue and broad cultural history, has inspired artists’ imaginations for millennia. Artists and dyers for centuries strived to find the color source to rival the best reds of nature, and to express the spirit, symbolism and sustenance of life. Their quest ended in the Aztec marketplace of sixteenth century Mexico, where Spanish explorers encountered the American cochineal bug. Highlighting over 100 objects – textiles, sculpture, paintings, manuscripts, decorative arts, clothing and more – the exhibition explores the history of the cochineal insect and the captivating visual nature of red.

This exhibition was organized by the Museum of International Folk Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA, and made possible by the generous support of the National Endowment for the Humanities and circulating through Guest Curator Traveling Exhibitions.

Available to Grades: Pre-K, K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Program Type: Guided Explorations, Guided Tours   Subject: Art, Physical Science, History & Social Studies
Cost: Guided Tour: $1.25 per student & chaperone; Guided Exploration: $4.75 per student & chaperone

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