MAY

INSECT INVESTIGATION

May 25 | 12:00PM-4:00PM

Observe the live insects in our Nature Discovery Room to compare their similarities and differences. Afterwards, enjoy a special viewing of our preserved insect collection and make a balancing dragonfly craft to take home!

LAUNCH INTO SUMMER

May 25-27 | 12:00PM-4:00PM

Come to Powerhouse over the long weekend as we celebrate the launch into summer fun! Design, build, and launch your very own straw rocket and don't miss our giant slingshot demos at 12:00PM and 2:00PM.

JUNE

FAMILY WORKSHOP: SQUID DISSECTION

JUNE 1 | 9:30AM-10:30AM

To most people a squid might be an item on the menu, but there is more to a squid then you might think. Come learn the inner workings of this aquatic cephalopod and participate in a dissection!

Cost | $25 (includes admission for one child and one adult) | Additional people are $10 each.

CLICK HERE to register

SCIENCE STORYTIME

JUNE 8 | 11:00AM

Join us for storytime in Nature Discovery to hear a reading of Rory the Dinosaur: Me and My Dad by Liz Climo. Afterwards, After the story you can hang out to view dinosaur egg models and pretend to be a baby dinosaur!

LED FATHER'S DAY CARDS

JUNE 16 | 12:00PM-4:00PM

Show dad how much he lights up your life with an LED circuit Father’s Day card. We provide the supplies, and you assemble! Afterwards, stay in Design Lab and enjoy a few other electrified activities.

CREATE AND TAKE: UV BEAD BRACELETS

JUNE 22 | 10:00AM-11:30AM

Celebrate the summer solstice by making a color-changing bracelet you can wear all summer long! The special UV beads change color when they are exposed to sunlight and can serve as a good reminder to apply sunscreen!

INTERNATIONAL SUN-DAY

JUNE 22-23 | 11:00AM-3:00PM

In honor of International SUN-Day our friends from the Sacramento Valley Astronomical Society will be on-site with their solar telescopes. These hydrogen alpha scopes allow you to see the sun directly, showing spots and prominences. After you view the sun stick around to make a UV Bead bracelet that changes colors with when exposed to the invisible UV rays from the sun.

Want more information about these and other exciting Powerhouse events? Give us a call at 916.674.5000

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