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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

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

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

Flight of the Butterflies

Follow the monarchs’ perilous journey, join hundreds of millions of real butterflies in the remote mountain peaks of Mexico, and discover the compelling true story of an intrepid scientist’s 40-year search to find the monarchs’ secret hideaway in this beautiful scientific adventure.

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

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

Miss Trudy’s Traveling Trunk Show

Join Miss Trudy, along with her puppet pals Sheldon the Sheepdog and Frederick the Mouse, on an imaginative, multidisciplinary exploration of the art and science of the seasons. Young students will enjoy songs, stories, and educational activities sprinkled with laughter and fun as they discover the exciting surprises awaiting them in Miss Trudy’s Trunk!

Available to Grades: PS, Pre-K, K

Program Type: Interactive Educational Theater   Subject: Science as Inquiry, Life Science, Physical Science, Earth & Space Science
Cost: $6.50 per student & chaperone

Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs

Part historic journey and part forensic adventure, this show follows scientists and explorers as they piece together the archaeological and genetic clues of Egyptian mummies and reveal the mysterious world of the pharaohs.

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

Program Type: Planetarium Shows   Subject: Life Science, History & Social Studies
Cost: $6.50 per student & chaperone

Science Station

Interaction with STEAM-focused exhibits makes learning meaningful, relevant, and fun! Hands-on, minds-on activities in this unique gallery space encourage students to playfully engage in innovative, open-ended learning experiences. New design, building, and robotics stations will elevate your students' love of discovery.

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

Program Type: Hands-On Galleries   Subject: Science as Inquiry, Life Science, Physical Science, Earth & Space Science, Science & the Environment
Cost: $1.25 per student & chaperone

Solar System Gallery

Explore the history of our universe through topics ranging from astronomy to paleontology, and learn what Earth was like when Jason the Triceratops was roaming the land. Students will encounter a variety of interactive displays that allow them to travel to the Moon, learn more about gravity as they weigh themselves on different planets, and more. An exhibition of fossils, including a 65-million-year-old Triceratops prorsus skull, will teach students about our aging planet.

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

Program Type: Guided Explorations, Guided Tours   Subject: Science as Inquiry, Life Science, History & Social Studies, Earth & Space Science, Science & the Environment
Cost: Guided Tour: $1.25 per student & chaperone; Guided Exploration: $4.75 per student & chaperone

The Life of Trees

Told by two quirky insects, a ladybug called Delores and a firefly called Mike, The Life of Trees takes students on an exploratory journey that reveals the complex processes of what happens inside a tree.

Available to Grades: 2nd, 3rd, 4th

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

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