Science

NU Marine Science Center Open House

N.U. Marine Science Center Open House offers educational fun for the family!

All are invited to the Northeastern University Marine Science Center Annual Open House! Come see exhibits and demonstrations related to local marine life and research going on at the MSC! Learn about the local efforts to protect our local environments. Tours around East Point and parts of the Science Center will be offered.  THE EVENT WILL PROCEED AS PLANNED ON SATURDAY.  THE FORECAST INCLUDES THE POSSIBILITY OF SHOWERS, SO PLEASE DRESS ACCORDINGLY!

When: 
Saturday, October 4, 2014 from 10 am to 3 pm

Marine Science Experience at Cat Cove Marine Lab

Tour Salem State's Cat Cove Marine Lab for Trails and Sails! FREE!

Come tour the Cat Cove Marine Laboratory as part of Trails & Sails 2014! The Cat Cove Marine Laboratory is operated by Salem State University to promote the sustainable use of aquatic resources on the North Shore and elsewhere. 

Massachusetts’ North Shore is historically, culturally and economically linked with the ocean. More recently, the ecological importance of coastal waters has been recognized.

When: 
Friday, September 19, 2014 3:30-5pm

Celebrate the Coast Free-for-All!

Celebrate the Coast at Joppa Flats Education Center with your Family!

Families participating in our Plum Island COASTSWEEP beach cleanup on September 13, or just looking for a day of fun outdoor/indoor activities, are invited to flyby to celebrate our coast! Handle live tide pool animals from our 110-gallon touch tank, or go on a guided salt marsh walk.

When: 
Saturday, September 13, 2014 10am - 3pm

Second Fridays at MIT Museum: Living in the Future

Come to MIT Museum and see what may be in your future!

Get a jump start on your weekend with the Second Friday Program at the MIT Museum! Second Friday Programs are oriented for open exploration with opportunities to attend performances, demonstrations, and lectures through out the museum galleries. November's 2013's Second Friday will focus on food science. Featuring Kenji López-Alt, Chief Creative Officer of Seriouseats.com and members of Clover Food Lab.

When: 
Friday, September 12, 2014 5-8pm
Location: 
MIT Museum

Wild Science with Clay

Kestrel Adventures present Wild Science with Clayton Kern!

Kestrel Educational Adventures invites you meet at the 'Get Outside Center' and caravan to a nearby wild to explore, get muddy, go wading, or stay dry and just watch! Kestrel naturalist Clayton Kern will lead an adventure in the study of reptiles and amphibians. Each week, participants will learn to catch and identify animals and will participate in a wildlife study. Your findings will be displayed at the Kestrel Educational Adventures Get Outside Center in Gloucester!

When: 
Fridays, July 25 - August 29, 2014 3:30-5:30pm

Inventions: 2014 Student Showcase

MIT Museum proudly presents InventionS: 2014 Student Showcase features a range of inventions created by MIT graduate and undergraduate students for courses, in labs or just for fun! Inventions on display  exemplify MIT's legendary values of creativity, ingenuity and practical problem solving.  Inventions on display include phone-controlled appliance that grows food, a user interface that converts everyday objects into musical instruments, and other projects that may well be the next big thing in technology! Come see what the future holds, and get a first-hand look at the inventing process!

When: 
May 30, 2014 - December 31, 2014
When: 
Closed on Major Holidays
Location: 
MIT Museum

Astronomy After Hours at the MOS Observatory

Come to the Museum of Science rooftop for free stargazing and astronomy related

Tucked away on the roof of the Museum's parking garage, the Gilliland Observatory is a wonderful resource for our starry-eyed public. On clear nights, you can view stars, planets, the Moon, and other astronomical phenomena. On cloudy nights, tour the inside of our Observatory, and participate in astronomy-related activities run by our knowledgeable staff. Astronomy After Hours is the perfect place to kick off your weekend with your family.

When: 
Fridays, 8:30 -10pm (Weather Permitting)
Location: 
Museum of Science

Plankton Safari

Join the team at Maritime Gloucester for a Plankton Safari every Tuesday and Thu

Come to Maritime Gloucester and discover what lives near the bottom of the oceanic food chain using digital microscopes! Does the term plankton define a certain species? No! It is a term used to describe the enormous biomass of microscopic sea creatures ranging from nascent shrimp, fish and jelly fish to the tiny frye of lobster and squid. Explore the depths as we take samples directly from Gloucester Harbor to the lab where attendees will have hands-on experiences with the lifeforms that serve as a major source of food in the sea! For kids ages 5 and up.

When: 
Mondays, Thursdays & Saturdays through August 23, 2014 1:30-3 pm
Location: 
Maritime Gloucester

Family Flyby: Butterflies and Bugs

Come learn about butterflies and other insects at Joppa Flats Center Newburyport

All kinds of bugs live in our backyards, including butterflies! At this family fly-by kids will learn about butterflies' and bugs' lives, their births, their diets and their survival skills.  Join us at Joppa Flats Education Center for a magnified look into their bug sized world!

When: 
Sunday, July 27, 2014 10-3 pm

YWCA Summer Fun Series: Joppa Alive

Kids will have a hands- on learning experience with Joppa Flats Education Center

The YWCA Greater Newburyport and Newburyport Development invite you to the 3rd performance of the 2nd Annual YWCA Greater Newburyport Summer Fun Series, featuring an interactive live touch tank experience with Joppa Alive, a program by Joppa Flats Education Center. Kids will love the chance to touch indigenous creature fresh from the Gulf of Maine as they learn about their habitats, diets and survival skills! This family-style program is Free and open to the public, though reservations are recommended and donations are appreciated.

When: 
Thursday, July 24, 2014 11am-Noon
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