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Daily Science Activities

January 1, 2020 - December 31, 2019
Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Except November 28 and December 25

SCIENCE CITY HOURS: Tuesday - Saturday 10 A.M. - 5 P.M. | Sunday 12 P.m. - 5 p.m.


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


Upcoming Themed Weekend:

Leap Day on Saturday, February 29 - Leap Day only comes once every four years, so come celebrate this special day at Science City! Discover why leap days don’t happen every year! See how high you can jump compared to other animals around the world! Make a yummy edible Oreo frog and even create your own jumpin’ frog to take home with you! Come enjoy this extra 24 hours filled with science, discovery and frogs.

Saturday, February 29th:

10am: Science Demo: How High Can You Hop?

10:30am: Early Learning Activity: Leap Day Time Capsule (Location: PNC Learning Lab)

11am: Animal Encounter: Leaping Animals (Location: Nature Works)

12pm: Be Kind, Rewind: 4 Years in Review (Location: Science on a Sphere)

1pm: Science Demo: How High Can You Hop?

1:30pm: Nature Discovery (Location: Nature Works)

2pm: Science Workshop: Oreo Frogs (Location: Test Kitchen)

2:30pm: Maker Workshop: Plastic Cup Jumpin’ Frogs (Location: Maker Studio)

3pm: Animal Feeding (Location: Nature Works)

3pm: Be Kind, Rewind: 4 Years in Review (Location: Science on a Sphere)

 

 


Weekly Activity Schedule

Tuesday - Friday

10 AM – 11 AM Science Demo (Location: Maze Park)
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM Early Childhood Activities (Location: PNC Learning Lab)**
11 AM – 11:30 AM Animal Chat (Location: Nature Works)
11 AM – 4 PM Maker Studio Open House (Location: Maker Studio)
11:00-12:00 PM Science on a Sphere Show
12 PM – 1 PM Science Demos (Location: Maze Park)
1:30 PM – 2 PM Nature Discovery (Location: Nature Works)
2 PM – 3 PM Science Demos (Location: Maze Park)
2:30 PM – 3:30  PM Maker Workshop (Location: Maker Studio)
3 PM – 3:30 PM Animal Feeding  (Location: Nature Works)
3 PM – 4 PM Science on a Sphere Show

**Tuesdays and Thursdays are Maker Early Learning. 

Saturday Schedule

11 AM – 4 PM Maker Studio Open House
11 AM – 12 PM Educator Workshops (Location: Periodic Table)
11 AM – 12 PM Animal Encounter (Location: Nature Works)
11 AM – 12 PM Science on a Sphere Show
12 PM – 1 PM Science Demo (Location: Periodic Table)
1:30 PM – 2 PM Nature Discovery (Location: Nature Works)
1:30 PM – 2 PM Science on a Sphere Show
2 PM – 3 PM Science Demos (Location: Maze Park)
2:30 PM – 3:30  PM Maker Workshop (Location: Maker Studio)
3 PM – 4 PM Animal Feeding  (Location: Nature Works)
3 PM – 4 PM Science on a Sphere Show

Sunday Schedule

12:00-12:30 Animal Encounter (Nature Works)
12:30 – 1 PM Science on a Sphere Show
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Science Demo (Location: Periodic Table)
1:30 PM – 2 PM Nature Discovery (Location: Nature Works)
1 PM – 4 PM Maker Studio Open House
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM Maker Workshop (Location: Maker Studio)
2 PM – 3 PM Science Demo (Location: Periodic Table)
3 PM – 3:30 PM Animal Feeding  (Location: Nature Works)
3-3:30 Educator Workshop (Periodic Table)


Throughout the month, guests will encounter a variety of different activities for the above schedule. See below what type of activities you may encounter.

  • Science Demonstrations & Science Workshops in various areas throughout Science City

    • Investigate the movement of hot and cold molecules.
    • Vacuum chamber vs marshmallow snowmen-  Analyze how changing pressure changes melting and boiling temperatures.
    • Hot air rise- Create and Construct a craft that will harness the rising air.
    • Make a snowstorm- Hypothesize how to make snow through Chemistry.
    • Compare ways to affect the melting point of ice
    • Science on a Sphere – Examine and Visualize the causes of winter weather.
  • Early Learning Activities in the PNC Learning Lab

    • Astonishing Airplanes- Decorate a paper airplane and test how it flys.
    • Wacky Wheels- Test out different size wheels and other round objects to see their motion.
    • Creative Cars-Explore the motion of a vehicle's wheels using creative materials.
    • Rad Roads and Ramps- Race cars and explore if roads and ramps made of different materials affect the cars speed.
    • Terrific Trains- Test how much weight a train engine can pull, load up the train cars to see!
    • Building Bridges- Measure and see how long you can make a bridge! Can it support a moving vehicle
  • Maker Workshops in the Maker Studio 

    • Secret Message Pen- Make your own secret messages with invisible ink and a special light.
    • Hot Glue Masks- Sculpt with hot glue to make and decorate your own mask.
    • Make a Growing Molecule- Create an origami molecule that can grow and shrink.
    • Clock Gears- Learn about clocks & make your own gear train.
    • Hydro Painting- Create a marbled pattern objects into a paint mixture.