Summertime means school is out and there is more time for fun! One of our favorite parts about the summer season is all the new movies that are released in theaters, so for the entire month of July we’re highlighting the science of summer blockbusters! Each week we’ll be exploring a different movie theme ranging from super powers to forces of nature and action/adventure. On top of all the cool movie science we we will have daily storytime at 11:00AM and daily planetarium shows at 1:00PM and 3:00PM.
JULY 1-AUGUST 4 | SCIENCE STORYTIME | DAILY AT 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.
JULY 1-AUGUST 4 | PLANETARIUM SHOWS | DAILY AT 1:00PM and 3:00PM
Explore the wonders of our astronomical backyard and learn what you can see in the current night sky.
Visit Powerhouse in July to dive into the exciting science of blockbuster movies! Each week highlight a popular movie theme and include hands-on activities in our Design Lab. All programs are included with admission.
Design Lab is open M-F 3:00pm-4:30PM, Sat-Sun 12:00PM-4:00PM.
July 1-7: Superhero Science | Design and create a protective exoskeleton, and learn about the incredible strength of spider webs.
July 8-14: Forces of Nature | Construct an earthquake-proof building and test it’s strength on shake tables, experience a tsunami in a bottle, and make a model volcano.
July 15-19: In a Galaxy Far Away | Discover how scientists find and study new planets and learn to move objects without your hands using static electricity.
July 22-28: Prehistoric Times |Make a dinosaur egg and watch it hatch and learn more about prehistoric sea creatures by constructing a paper model of a giant squid.
July 27-Aug 4: Magic & Adventure |Learn how to summon a broomstick, create a utility vest to wear on summer adventures, and experience magical potions in a fun chemistry demo.