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Daily Science Activities

November 21, 2016 - December 31, 2017
Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Except December 25
Additional Showings on March 13 and March 20
Next Showing - May 31

Free with Science City admission!
(Union Station members receive free admission to Science City year-round!)


Friday Educator Chats in The Nature Center

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Week of May 1, 2017
Tuesday - Friday, Sunday
12PM - Pulley Systems (Maze Park)
1PM - Wheel & Axle: Nerdy Derby Cars (Maker Studio)
2PM - Inclined Planes (Demo Area)
2PM - Flying Machines & Invent-A-Vehicle (Spark!Lab)
Thursday Only
10 AM - 12 PM - Lever & Wedge (KinderLab)**
10 AM - 12 PM - Make a Gear Train (Maker Studio)**
*Schedule subject to change.
**Early Childhood Programming Thursdays ONLY

Saturday, May 6, 2017*
KA-POW! BOOM! POW! Comic Book Day returns to Science City with SUPER hero activities!
Science Saturday

11AM Create your own Superhero: Biomimicry in Comics (Nature Center)
12PM Real Life Kryptonite (Demo Area)
1PM Create your own Superhero: Biomimicry in Comics (Nature Center)
2PM Super Powers all Around Us (Demo Area)
3PM DIY Action Bubbles (Maker Studio)

All Day:
Make your own Comic Book (Maze Park)
Super Inventions! (Spark!Lab)
*schedule subject to change

Week of May 8, 2017
Tuesday - Friday, Sunday
12PM - Levers (Demo Area)
1PM - Levers: Extending Arms (Maker Studio)
2PM - Wheels and Axles (Demo Area)
2PM - Flying Machines & Invent-A-Vehicle (Spark!Lab)
Thursday Only
10 AM - 12 PM - Roll It Out: Wheel & Axle (KinderLab)**
10 AM - 12 PM - Tiny Teeter Totters (Maker Studio)**
*Schedule subject to change.
**Early Childhood Programming Thursdays ONLY

Saturday, May 13, 2017* | Science Saturday
11AM - Walk-Up Workshop: Ferris Wheel Challenge (Tapped Out Classroom)
12PM - Science Demo: Wheels and Axles (Demo Area)
1PM - Science Lab: Dissecting a Frog (Demo Area)
2PM - Walk-Up Workshop: Ferris Wheel Challenge (Tapped Out Classroom)
2PM – Spark!Lab: Flying Machines & Invent-A-Vehicle (Spark!Lab)
3PM – Maker Activity: Levers: Extending Arms (Maker Studio)
*schedule subject to change

Week of May 15, 2017
Tuesday - Friday, Sunday
12PM - Screws (Water Tables)
1PM - Motors: Bugs Vs. Bots (Maker Studio)
2PM - Wedges (Demo Area)
2PM - Flying Machines & Invent-A-Vehicle (Spark!Lab)
Thursday Only
10 AM - 12 PM - Inclined Plane Races (KinderLab)**
10 AM - 12 PM - Clothespin Puppets(Maker Studio)**
*Schedule subject to change.
**Early Childhood Programming Thursdays ONLY

Saturday, May 20, 2017*
Creative Chemistry Day ft. Curiosity Cube
Sponsored By MilliporeSigma
Science Saturday
11AM - Walk-Up Workshop: Reactive Chemistry (Genetics Classroom)
12PM - Science Demo: Oxidation of Sodium (Maze Park)
1PM - Science Lab: Tools of Chemistry (Tapped Out Classroom)
2PM - Walk-Up Workshop: Reactive Chemistry (Genetics Classroom)
2PM – Spark!Lab: Flying Machines & Invent-A-Vehicle (Spark!Lab)
3PM – Maker Activity: Build a Beaker Desk Organizer (Maker Studio)
*schedule subject to change

Week of May 22, 2017
Tuesday - Friday, Sunday
12PM - Wheels & Axles (Demo Area)
1PM - Kung Fu Lever Action (Maker Studio)
2PM - Pulleys (Demo Area)
2PM - Flying Machines & Invent-A-Vehicle (Spark!Lab)
Thursday Only
10 AM - 12 PM - What's the simple machine in a jar? (KinderLab)**
10 AM - 12 PM - [Pin]Wheels and Axles (Maker Studio)**
*Schedule subject to change.
**Early Childhood Programming Thursdays ONLY

Saturday, May 27, 2017* | Science Saturday
11AM - Walk-Up Workshop: Exploring Bubbles (Simple Machines)
12PM - Science Demo: Pulleys (Demo Area)
1PM - Science Lab: Dissecting a Squid (Demo Area)
2PM - Walk-Up Workshop: Exploring Bubbles (Simple Machines)
2PM – Spark!Lab: Flying Machines & Invent-A-Vehicle (Spark!Lab)
3PM – Maker Activity: Kung Fu Lever Action (Maker Studio)
*schedule subject to change

Week of May 29, 2017
Monday - Friday, Sunday
12PM - Inclined Planes (Demo Area)
1PM - Making Pulleys (Maker Studio)
2PM - Levers (Demo Area)
2PM - Flying Machines & Invent-A-Vehicle (Spark!Lab)
Thursday Only
10 AM - 12 PM - Can you find the simple machine (KinderLab)**
10 AM - 12 PM - Tiny Motors, Tiny Robots (Maker Studio)**
*Schedule subject to change.
**Early Childhood Programming Thursdays ONLY

Saturday, June 3, 2017* | Science Saturday
11AM - Walk-Up Workshop:
12PM - Science Demo:
1PM - Science Lab: Dissecting Owl Pellets (Demo Area)
2PM - Walk-Up Workshop:
2PM – Spark!Lab: Flying Machines & Invent-A-Vehicle (Spark!Lab)
3PM – Maker Activity: Making Pulleys (Maker Studio)
*schedule subject to change

Science comes to life with our daily demonstrations and activities at our Demo Area.