Science

Frozen Crystals at Maritime Gloucester

Kids will learn all about crystals at Maritime Gloucester.

Maritime Gloucester invites kids in grades 2-5 to a vacation week session about Wind Turbines and Sail Power - part of a week full of educational sessions during April vacation! Do you want to build a snowflake?  With salt and ice, we'll create a variety of ice sculptures using colorful frozen shapes!

When: 
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 1-3pm
Location: 
Maritime Gloucester

Cambridge Science Festival 2014

The Cambridge Science Festival makes science accessible, interactive and fun

The Cambridge Science Festival is the first of its kind in the United States. It is a fun and engaging celebration showcasing  the leading edge in science, technology, engineering, and math in our region. The Cambridge Science Festival makes science accessible, interactive and fun with hundreds of events taking place in and around Cambridge, MA each spring.  For ten days, Cambridge will come alive with science and offer exhibits, activities, fairs, demonstrations, lectures, debates, concerts, plays, workshops and all kinds of interactive events for kids, families and curious individuals!

When: 
Daily, April 18-27, 2014 Times Vary
Location: 
MIT Museum
Location: 
Museum of Science

Vacation Week Flyby: Orbit the Earth!

This Flyby at Joppa Flats Center is all about the planet Earth.

Joppa Flats Education Center helps families beat the blahs and keep minds active and hands busy during school break! Drop in for an hour or stay all day for a vacation destination that suits your family's schedule. Participate in scheduled family presentations at 11:00 am or 1:00 pm. Let our volunteers provide guided instruction on how to blend science and art based on the day's theme. It's free-flow learning for the whole family. Come once, or make it a multiple-day adventure. Indoors and out, weather permitting.

When: 
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 10am-3pm

CSF Science Carnival 2014

See, touch, smell, hear, and taste science in new and exciting ways at the Cambr

Cambridge Science Festival 2014 hosts their annual Science Carnival at the Cambridge Public Library during April Vacation! See, touch, smell, hear, and taste science in new and exciting ways, and celebrate the kickoff of the Cambridge Science Festival 2014 at Noon! The 2014 Carnival will have 5 distinct themes: Earth & Space, Micro-Zone, No Limits, Game Corner and Robot Zoo!

When: 
Saturday, April 19, 2014 Noon-4:00pm

Vacation Week Flyby at Joppa Flats: Descent to the Deep!

The vacation week fly by will focus on the creatures of the deep.

Joppa Flats Education Center helps families beat the blahs and keep minds active and hands busy during school break! Drop in for an hour or stay all day for a vacation destination that suits your family's schedule. Participate in scheduled family presentations at 11:00 am or 1:00 pm. Let our volunteers provide guided instruction on how to blend science and art based on the day's theme. It's free-flow learning for the whole family. Come once, or make it a multiple-day adventure. Indoors and out, weather permitting.

When: 
Thursday, April 24, 2014 10am-3pm

Vacation Week Flyby at Joppa Flats: Follow the Flock!

Vacation Week Flyby at Joppa Flats will focus on flocking.

Joppa Flats Education Center helps families beat the blahs and keep minds active and hands busy during school break! Drop in for an hour or stay all day for a vacation destination that suits your family's schedule. Participate in scheduled family presentations at 11:00 am or 1:00 pm. Let our volunteers provide guided instruction on how to blend science and art based on the day's theme. It's free-flow learning for the whole family. Come once, or make it a multiple-day adventure. Indoors and out, weather permitting.

When: 
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 10am-3pm

Bubble Fun at Maritime Gloucester

Kids preK-1st grade will learn about how bubbles are used at Maritime Gloucester

Maritime Gloucester invites kids in pre-k through first grade to a vacation week session about bubbles - part of a week full of educational sessions during April vacation!. Is it possible to make a square bubble?  What about a giant bubble, large enough to stand in? 

When: 
Monday, April 21, 2014 10:30am - Noon
Location: 
Maritime Gloucester

Boston Marathon Day at MOS

Learn about the science behind long distance endurance running at MOS

Whether you're running or spectating at the Boston Marathon this year, a visit to Museum of Science will teach you the latest in endurance sports science! The museum has created special exibits and hands-on activities that will allow visitors to explore the science behind long-distance endurance running.  Combined with presentations by special guests, visitors will gain a better understanding the forces experienced by the runner's body, and what training does to minimize their effects.

When: 
Saturday, April 19, 2014 9am - close
Location: 
Museum of Science

Science and Astronomy Club at Beverly Library

Kids with an interest in Science and Astronomy will enjoy the weekly science clu

Beverly Public Library hosts the Science and Astronomy Club every Thursday that school is in session.  The program is geared toward kids in grades 1-5 and is designed to nurture an in interest in the sciences.  This is a drop in program - no registration required!

When: 
Thursdays 3pm when school is in session.

Vernal Pond Field Trip to Agassiz Rock

The Vernal Pools at Agassiz Rock in Manchester are teeming with Spring peepers.

The Trustees of Reservations's invites families to learn about vernal pools in Manchester! Vernal pools are crucial to the survival of fairy shrimp, salamanders, and wood frogs. Join the The Trustees of Reservations on an exploration of the pools at Agassiz Rock reservation, and learn how you can certify and protect vernal pools. When vernal pools become certified, we can prevent development on and around them. This program is instructive to the participants, so you, too, can take home the techniques, forms, and methods to certify pools. It is targeted at families, so exploration is an important (and fun!) element in the program.

When: 
Saturday, April 19, 2014 1-3pm
Location: 
Agassiz Rock
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