JANUARY

FORCES: Earth & Space

RAD ROBOTS WEEKEND

Saturday, January 13 - Monday, January 15

Move left, move right. Forward, backward… round and round. Pick something up. Put it down.

Robots are used on Earth and in outer space -- every day -- in countless ways. Join us for Rad Robots Weekend as we explore how robots are put to work in our solar system and beyond.

Rad Robots Weekend -- Activity times for January 13, 14 & 15

Robot Dance Party | 11 - 11:15am | Get ready to bust out your best mechanical moves for a robot dance party! Get down like a droid… or do a bionic boogie… all robot dancers get glow bracelets for showing off their skills!

Robots in Space | Noon & 2pm  | Learn what makes a robot a robot. Find out why the dangerous vacuum of space is full of jobs that only a robot can do.

Robotic Arm Design | Noon - 4pm |  Prototype a robotic arm in the Powerhouse Design Lab. Test it out, then take it home with you.

Robot Planetarium Show | 1 & 3pm | Our holiday weekend planetarium programs will take on a robot theme. Learn the ways robots help space scientists make out-of-this-world discoveries.

PLAN YOUR VISIT

Come learn the science behind why opposites attract with hands-on activities involving magnets. Discover which minerals found on the Earth make magnetism work. FREE with paid admission.

 

FEBRUARY

Magnetism, Stargazing & Engineering

STUCK ON YOU – MAGNETIC FORCES EXPLORED

February 10 & 11 | 11am - 4pm

Forces of the universe make stars shine, planets orbit, and galaxies hold together complex extraterrestrial systems. When matter and energy work in synchronicity, incredible things happen in the vastness of space.

 

BIG BUILD BONANZA

February 17, 18 & 19 | 11am - 4pm

We give you materials. You bring ideas. We give you tools. You get to use your engineering skills to design imaginative creations. Explore supplies of all shapes and sizes in three engineering areas. Then construct ‘til your heart’s content. If you think it, you can build it at Powerhouse! FREE with paid admission.

 

Want more information about these and other exciting Powerhouse events? Give us a call at 916.808.3942.

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