January Activities

The new year is here and we are ready to dive in with new, exciting science activities as along with your regular favorites like storytime and tot planetarium.  Check out what we have planned for weekends in January and mark your calendars! We look forward to seeing you soon. 

The holidays might be over, but there is till time to experience our special Holiday Light programs that include daily storytime at 11:00AM and special Celestial Lights planetarium shows (1:00PM & 3:00PM). While you’re here you won’t want to miss:

Design Lab | 12:00PM-4:00PM | LED New Year Calendar
Light the way to 2020 with this create and take activity! Construct your very own working circuit that powers a light for a new year calendar.

Evolution of Light | 12:00PM & 2:00PM
Don’t miss this exciting demonstration! Come learn about different types of light found in nature and how technology can be used to create exciting light forms.

JANUARY 8 | HOMESCHOOL SCIENCE: GREEN ENERGY | 3:00PM-4:00PM
Students discuss the impact an ever-growing human population has on our planet’s limited natural resources.  They work in groups to design an offshore energy farm consisting of model wind turbines and use the Engineering Design Process to decide on the most efficient placement in the wave zones and work under the constraints of animal migration patterns, shifting winds or an unstable ocean floor.  Students also learn to calculate the energy output and cost based on the parts used in construction.
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JANUARY 11 | SCIENCE STORYTIME | 11:00AM
Join us in Nature Discovery to listen to a science-themed story. Afterwards, participate in fun, hands-on activity! Storytime is FREE with Powerhouse admission

JANUARY 18 | TOT PLANETARIUM | 11:00AM
A family-friendly planetarium show geared for young explorers that covers the basics of space travel and a view of the night’s sky. Tot Planetarium is recommended for space explorers ages 3 and under. Seating is limited, please arrive early to claim your pass

JANUARY 18-20 | JOURNEY OF WATER |12:00PM-4:00PM
Rain falls from the sky, but where does it go next? Examine the journey of water as it makes its way to streams and rivers in this hands-on science lab. Learn what you and your family can do to be better stewards of our region’s waterways.


JANUARY 24 |CHALLENGER COMMUNITY MISSION |6:00PM-8:30PM
Community Missions launch families, friends, and space enthusiasts on an exciting voyage of discovery where you can experience what it is like to work for NASA! Work with a team to build a probe, support astronauts from mission control, and discover how tests are performed in space. A thrilling, interactive learning experience. Simulated space missions are for ages 9 and up. This event is SOLD OUT

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