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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:

Weather Weekend | January 18 - 19 

Saturday, January 18th:

11 am: Science Workshop: Become a Weather Maker (Location: Engineerium)
11 am: Cloud in a Bottle (Location: Science on a Sphere)
12 pm: Science Demo: Thunderstorm Formation
1:30 pm: Nature Discovery (Location: Nature Works)
2 pm: Science Demo: Creating Hail
2:30 pm: Maker Workshop: Paper-craft, Geometry & Snowflakes (Location: Maker Studio)
3 pm: Animal Feeding (Location: Nature Works)
3 pm: Cloud in a Bottle (Location: Science on a Sphere)

Sunday, January 19th:

12:30 pm: Science Demo: Thunderstorm Formation
1 pm: Cloud in a Bottle (Location: Science on a Sphere)
1:30 pm: Nature Discovery (Location: Nature Works)
2 pm: Science Demo: Creating Hail
2:30 pm: Maker Workshop: Paper-craft, Geometry & Snowflakes (Location: Maker Studio)
3 pm: Animal Feeding (Location: Nature Works)
3:30 pm: Science Workshop: Become a Weather Maker (Location: Engineerium)


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.