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Fall Fun Days

When: October 30 (Friday) & 31 (Saturday), 2020 from 10 am – 3 pm
Cost: FREE for Members or with General Admission

Come join us for a day (or two) full of surprises! Watch a video of the Museum’s volunteer divers carving pumpkins UNDERWATER!  Learn about the only mammal that can fly, during Science on the Spot. Enjoy crafts, Animal Presentations, and more.

On Saturday, there will be special presentations and hands-on demonstration where participants can play with their candy, see if a pumpkin floats, and watch an explosive reaction!


Candy Chemistry Hands-on Demonstration

During this session, participants will get to try two hands-on activities.
You will get to build a structure with candy pumpkins and use M&Ms to create a rainbow while learning about why sugar is sweet and a source of quick energy.

Pumpkin Density Presentation

Pumpkins are really heavy! In this presentation, the density of different sized pumpkins will be tested in water! Will it sink or float? There will also be another experiment involving bubbles and dry ice! Can the bubble be held or will they pop? Come test your hypothesis with these fun, fall experiments.

Sugar Rush!

This explosive demonstration will show the reaction between potassium chlorate and sugar.  Sugar is a great quick source of energy because it is so easily digested, but the easy digestion comes at a cost.


Schedule:

Friday, October 30:

  • Underwater Pumpkin Carving Video: All Day in Trek
  • Spiders Special! Terrarium Display: All Day in the Exhibits
  • Nocturnal Animals Collectable Cards: All Day in the Exhibits
  • Craft Station: 10 am – 3 pm in the Upstairs Lobby
  • Live Animal Presentations: 11 am, 1 pm, & 3 pm in Monarch Hall
  • Batty About Bats! Science on the Spot: Noon & 2 pm in Migratory A

Saturday, October 31:

  • Underwater Pumpkin Carving Video: All Day in Trek
  • Spiders Special! Terrarium Display: All Day in the Exhibits
  • Nocturnal Animals Collectable Cards: All Day in the Exhibits
  • Craft Station: 10 am – 3 pm in the Upstairs Lobby
  • Live Animal Presentations: 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm, & 2:30 pm in Monarch Hall
  • Batty About Bats! Science on the Spot: 11 am, Noon, 1 pm, & 2 pm in Migratory A
  • Candy Chemistry Hands-on Demonstration (Limited Seating): 11:30 am, 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm, & 2:30 pm in Maker Space
  • Pumpkin Density Presentation (Limited Seating): 11:30 am, 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm, & 2:30 pm in Adventure Lab
  • Sugar Rush! Demonstration (Weather Permitting): Noon, 1 pm & 2 pm in the Courtyard – Exit through the Wonderful World of Insects Exhibit

Date

Oct 30 2020 - Oct 31 2020

Time

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Cost

FREE for Members or with General Admission
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