Spring Spotlight on Space
Take a deeper dive into science concepts with SUPER Science Saturdays Family Workshops at Powerhouse. Inspire an excitement for STEM ideas through these hands-on lessons you can enjoy as a family!
WHEN | First Saturday of each month
TIME | 9:30 – 10:30am
COST | $15 per person
Workshops are for participants ages 5 and up.
Pre-registration required. Availability of spots is limited.
CLICK HERE to register for Saturday, April 7 workshop, Exploring the Extremes!
CAPTURE THE STARS
April 7 - 29 | Stop Motion Activity | Saturdays & Sundays | 12 - 4 PM
Ever wonder how pictures of stars in the night sky or galaxies far, far away are captured? How do photographers get shots of celestial wonders when stuff in space is happening light years away from their lenses?
In celebration of Photography Month Sacramento, Powerhouse invites you to explore stop-motion techniques that space photographers use to show us the phenomena of the universe.
Create your own sequence of movement through a combination of images. You’ll also see a collection of awesome, interstellar photos by local space enthusiast and NASA/JPL Ambassador, Jerry Hilburn.
Weekend planetarium shows at 1 PM and 3 PM will take a close look at how changes in space are documented through the use of this specialized form of photography.
Star photographs on display April 7 - 29.
Stop Motion Activity | Saturdays & Sundays in April (excluding Easter Sunday) | 12 - 4 PM
Powerhouse Science Center invites homeschool families/groups to experience our STEM-based workshops.
APRIL TOPIC | CHEMISTRY
Students perform a series of experiments and observe fascinating changes chemicals undergo. Students will understand the basics of physical and chemical changes and are amazed to see how some of these changes can be reversed.
AGES | 7-12
COST | $18 members | $20 non-members (per person)
NASA INSIGHT ROADSHOW
April 13 – 15*
NASA's InSight mission will be the first interplanetary launch from the West Coast. In preparation for its May launch, the Mars InSight Roadshow is stopping at cities along the earthquake-prone California coast to explain how the robotic lander will study Mars' deep interior using seismology and other geophysical measurements.
We’re pleased to announce that Powerhouse will be a stop on the Roadshow tour!
Visit April 13 – 15 to:
- "Make Your Own Marsquake" demo, in which members of the public jump and see seismometer readings on a screen
- Interviews with NASA scientists and engineers
- Colorful backdrops and selfie stations
- Models of the InSight spacecraft
- Mars globe "cutaways" showing the interior of Mars
- Virtual reality headsets used to see panoramas of Mars
*Friday, April 13 | 2 - 4pm
*Saturday, April 14 & Sunday, April 15 | 10am - 4pm
Sip cocktails and explore interesting science with Sac Science Distilled!
APRIL TOPIC | Going With The Flow: Using Tracers to Protect California Groundwater
WHEN | Wednesday, April 18 | 6:00 PM
WHERE |Streets Pub and Grub, 1804 J St, Sacramento, CA 95814
This is a collaborative project produced by Science Says, Powerhouse Science Center and Capital Science Communicators. *Must be 21 or over to attend.
EXPLORE SCIENCE: EARTH & SPACE
April 21 & 22 | 11am - 4pm
Explore Science: Earth & Space Weekend at Powerhouse!
The Explore Science: Earth & Space Weekend is part of a nationwide celebration of Earth and space science exploration. Learn about fascinating Earth and space phenomena and current NASA science research.
Launch stomp rockets, explore how water moves through a watershed, make/investigate craters, discover what’s happening at NASA in the fields of heliophysics, Earth science, planetary science, and astrophysics, AND test out other exciting, hands-on activities!