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Birds of Paradise
Are you ready for a naturalist expedition? We’ll explore our newest exhibit from National Geographic and investigate birds from all over the world! Practice your bird calls, join our bird song competition, identify fantastic feathers and examine how our native feathered friends compare.
We’ll use Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math to check out both simple machines and clever contraptions. Makers and Tinkerers can learn to creatively combine new technology and classic inventions in fun and exciting new ways!
Who needs a kitchen when you have a lab? We’ll be using food to demonstrate chemical reactions this week. Find out if you have what it takes to be a super taster. This week will include a walking tour to Kilwins Sweet Shop on Las Olas Blvd.
Ahoy, matey! Learn seafaring skills like meteorology and marine biology to keep you from Davy Jones’ locker! Sharpen your skills at map making and navigation to compete in an Ecoscapes treasure hunt.
Masters of Disaster
Learn about engineering and architecture through 3D design, crafty cardboard construction, and
recycling. Get busy learning about demolition and other dirty jobs!
Keeping it Cool
Stay cool by exploring all things Arctic! The week will be filled with liquid nitrogen and dry ice
experiments. Plus learn about human and animal adaptations for surviving the extreme cold.
Fizz, Bang, Boom!
Explosions, bubbling potions, and chemical reactions! This week is perfect for the little chemist in your family! All week long we’ll be learning how to change the chemical properties of matter using everything from the simple to the awe-inspiring!
July 31-August 4
Walk in the shoes of a different scientist each day! Discover fantastic forces as a physicist, develop engaging inventions as an engineer, plan a conservation project as a biologist, code a video game as a programmer, and jump into geodes as a geologist.
Take your creations to a new level by investigating the science behind making art. Create kinetic sculptures; use polarized light to create paintings; animate art digitally; make dazzling designs with spirographs; explore color chemistry with tie-dye and learn the secrets of making cool pop-up cards.
Toys and Games
Design your own games, both plugged and unplugged, using old-school board game logic and
high-tech computer programming. Use your decoding skills to help your team solve your way out of the Museum’s escape room!