Powerhouse October Happenings

We’re kicking off the fall season with a month full of spooky science that includes a special member celebration and adults-only science night. Make sure you check our official events page to keep up with the latest activities; we look forward to seeing you soon!

 

CANDY SCIENCE | OCT. 13-14 | 12:00PM-4:00PM
When we think about October, one thing comes to mind: candy! Challenge yourself to build a structure using only gum drops and toothpicks. Every visitor (12 and under) will receive a goodie bag filled with candy and experiments to try at home. This activity is FREE with Powerhouse admission.

CURIOUS CHEMISTRY | OCTOBER 21-22
Head to Design Lab and help solve a series of chemistry mysteries. Through hands-on investigations you will learn more about the chemical compounds that make up water, color pigments in markers, scents, and the changes that occur when molecules are in motion. These programs are FREE with Powerhouse admission.

We’re turning our annex into a haunted laboratory with bubbling chemical reactions and spooky experiments. Join us Saturday and Sunday at 12:30pm, 2:00pm, and 3:30pm for hands-on learning that the whole family can participate in. This program is FREE with Powerhouse admission.

NATIONAL CHEMISTRY WEEK | OCTOBER 22-26
The chemistry fun continues in Design Lab to celebrate National Chemistry Week where you will use a paper chromatographer to identify which color pigments give markers a specific color.  You can also explore the structure of different molecules and build replicas to take home using marshmallows and toothpicks. This program is FREE with Powerhouse Admission.

 

AFTER HOURS SCIENCE:  7 DEADLY SINS | OCTOBER 25 | 6:30PM-8:30PM
Explore the spooky side of science at this 21+ event! Chat with scientists about all the spine-chilling science behind the 7 deadly sins. Your ticket to After Hours Science includes one glass of beer or wine and snacks. CLICK HERE to buy tickets early before prices go up.

 

FALL MEMBER EVENT | OCTOBER 26 | 5:30PM-7:30PM
Fall into fun at the upcoming Powerhouse members-only event! To celebrate the change in season we will have demonstrations with our creepy crawly friends, bales of straw for a fun photo op, and sensory stations where you’ll be challenged to identify an object using only your sense of touch. Snacks and refreshments will be provided. This event is open to all current Powerhouse members, CLICK HERE to RSVP.

PUMPKIN SLIME | OCTOBER 27-28 | 12:00PM-4:00PM
Come explore the spooky science behind slime for the final weekend of October. Learn how slime starts as a liquid but then, through chemical reactions, becomes a solid. All participants can take their slime home. This program is FREE with Powerhouse admission.

 

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