May is the month where spring fever seems contagious. As the weather warms up, we can’t help but dream of summer break. At Powerhouse we are embracing this feeling and launching into the summer season with activities ranging from exploring the science behind blockbuster summer movies to a creative twist on the ultimate summer picnic activity: bubbles.
Speaking of summer plans, if you haven’t signed up for our summer science summer camps for kids there is still time. Our camps combine scientific challenges, outdoor games and, of course, FUN! CLICK HERE for more information.
MAY 4 | SCIENCE OF SCI-FI | 9:30AM-10:30AM
May the fourth be with you! Science fiction films are full of futuristic technology and powers that capture our imagination. In this workshop compare space travel today with the light speed of the Sci-Fi world, how long would it take us to get from one planet to the next? Use a laser to pop balloons and apply forces to make objects move- hands free. CLICK HERE to register.
MAY 4 | GEOMETRIC BUBBLES| 12:00PM-4:00PM
In celebration of the National Math Festival we invite you to create geometric bubbles. Use a uniquely shaped bubble wand to create bubbles in the shape of squares, cubes, and more!
MAY 11 | SCIENCE STORYTIME | 11:00AM
Join us for storytime in Nature Discovery to hear a reading of the classic book Are you my Mother? by P.D. Eastman. Afterwards, stay for a bird nest and egg show and tell.
MAY 12 |LIGHT UP MOTHER’S DAY CARDS | 12:00PM-4:00PM
A little art and a little science make for a memorable gift. Show mom how much she lights up your life with an LED circuit Mother’s Day card. We provide the supplies, and you assemble!
MAY 18 |TOT PLANETARIUM | 11:00AM
A family-friendly planetarium show geared for young explorers. Our tot planetarium will cover the basics of space travel, a view of the night’s sky, and the chance to touch a real meteorite! This program is FREE with admission but seating is limited. Please arrive early to reserve a seat.
MAY 25 |CREATE AND TAKE: INSECT INVESTIGATIONS | 10:00AM-11:30AM
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!
MAY 25-27 |LAUNCH INTO SUMMER
Come to Powerhouse over the long weekend as we celebrate the launch into summer break with two fun activities!
STRAW ROCKETS |12:00PM-4:00PM
Design your own straw rocket with fins and a nose cone and then see how far you can make it fly by launching it at different targets.
GIANT SLINGSHOTS | 12:00pm & 2:00PM
Join a Powerhouse Educator outside for a special slingshot demonstration.