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Dipper’s Adventure

Dipper the bear will take young students on a fun-filled, interactive camping adventure to discover constellations, our Moon’s phases, and other daytime and nighttime objects in the sky.

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

Program Type: Planetarium Show   Subject: Earth & Space Science
Cost: $6.50 per student & chaperone

Discovery Depot

This gallery stimulates a child’s imagination and encourages exploration and creative play. After a trip through the Children’s Playhouse, young chefs can enjoy nutrition oriented role play in the kitchen center while little engineers operate the wooden train. Puzzles, books, and games provide plenty of additional opportunities for learning and fun!

Available to Grades: Preschool, Pre-K, K, 1st

Program Type: Hands-On Galleries   Subject: Science as Inquiry, English & Language Arts
Cost: $1.25 per student & chaperone

Earth’s Wild Ride

While observing a solar eclipse from their lunar colony, a grandfather tells his grandchildren stories about Earth, the amazing planet where he grew up. They learn about eclipses, the ice age, Earth’s water cycle, and the differences between the Earth and the Moon.

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

Program Type: Planetarium Show   Subject: History & Social Studies, Earth & Space Science
Cost: $6.50 per student & chaperone

Earth, Moon & Sun

Your class will be immersed in this educational and entertaining show that explores the relationship between the Earth, Moon and Sun with the help of Coyote, an amusing character adapted from Native American oral traditions, who has many misconceptions about Earth and its most familiar neighbors.

Available to Grades: 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th

Program Type: Planetarium Show   Subject: Earth & Space Science

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: Class   Subject: Science as Inquiry, Physical Science
Cost: $6.75 per student & chaperone

Exploring Abstract Art

Works by famous twentieth-century artists such as Picasso are used to introduce the concept of abstraction. Students then enjoy the creative challenge of expressing themselves through self-portraits.

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

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

Forces of Nature

Follow scientists on ground–breaking quests to understand what triggers earthquakes, volcanoes, and tornadoes.

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

Program Type: Educational DVD Film   Subject: Earth & Space Science, Science & the Environment
Cost: $3.25 per student & chaperone

Forensic Crime Lab

Students analyze and interpret evidence to identify the victim and the perpetrator at a staged crime scene. They reach their conclusions using chromatography, forensic entomology, blood typing, skeletal identification, and other means of discovery that are based on the principles of the scientific method. This class requires the participation of at least six chaperones willing to serve as “forensic assistants”!

Available to Grades: 5th, 6th

Program Type: Class   Subject: Science as Inquiry, English & Language Arts
Cost: $6.75 per student & chaperone

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