Adventures in Science
Butterflies: Colors in Motion (Grades 2 and 3)
February 17, 2014 - February 21, 2014
Interact with live butterflies in an indoor tropical rain forest! In this camp, you will observe these fascinating insects up close and discover the differences between butterflies and moths, what the colors on their wings signal to other animals, and how a crawling caterpillar transforms into a winged creature. Go behind the scenes to learn what butterflies eat and how they are cared for at the Museum—and see the world through the eyes of a butterfly!
Monday–Friday, February 17–21, 2014
9:00 am–4:00 pm
More in this Series:
October 23, 2014 - November 6, 2014
We see living things all around us: in our homes, on our streets, and in the trees of our parks. But do you ever wonder what lurks just below the surface of, say, a murky pond? Explore a world hidden just out of sight, and marvel at the wonderful diversity of unfamiliar creatures living right under our noses.
November 3, 2014 - December 15, 2014
From long-lost cities to hidden temples, unearth the past as you learn the techniques and tools used by scientists to excavate sites and analyze the objects left by past cultures. Explore the Museum’s halls as you search for cultural treasures and learn what it would have been like to live in the past.
Grades 1 and 2: each child must be accompanied by a caregiver
Three Mondays: November 3, 10, 17
Time: 4:30–6 pm
Grades 3, 4 and 5
Three Mondays: December 1, 8, 15
Time: 4:30–6 pm
November 5, 2014 - November 19, 2014
Billions of twinkling lights greet us every night. People throughout history examined those lights and told stories about the patterns and shapes they saw within them. Join us to meet the animals, heroes, and legends of our ancestors still preserved in the sky, and visit those same celestial bodies up close. You may even discover your own story written across the sky.
Three Wednesdays, 4:30 - 6:00 PM: November 5th, 12th and 19th