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.
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.
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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!
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.