Science

Bio Blitz Free-for-All

come learn about biodiversity of Plum Island and the North Shore at Joppa Flats

Joppa Flats Education Center invites families to join them for a full day of free outdoor and indoor fun! Connecting with nature starts with developing a good sense of place, and a great place to start is right here at Joppa Flats. This full-day family event will feature an exciting mixture of indoor and outdoor activities that encourage children and adults to learn more about the biodiversity of all the animals, plants, and insects that frequent our butterfly garden, salt marsh, and backyard.

When: 
Saturday, May 30, 2015 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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 the 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

Ecosystem Fun at IRWS

Become a field scientist and explore the ecosystems of the sanctuary.

Become a field scientist and explore the ecosystems of the sanctuary. A science inquiry approach will be used to explore a woodland, a wetland, and a field. Participants will become familiar with the common plants and animals in these natural neighborhoods. For kids 6 and up.

When: 
Sunday, May 17, 2015 1:30-3pm

Second Fridays at MIT: Busy as a Beaver

MIT Lincoln Laboratory Beaver Works - An Engineering collabrative in the heart o

When the world needs help, MIT students step up! Learn about recent projects developed at Beaver Works a project-based learning and innovation center run jointly by MIT's School of Engineering and Lincoln Laboratory. New 3D-printed structures, autonomous underwater vehicles, assistive devices for the disabled, and small radars are just some of the exciting work you'll see here.

When: 
Friday, May 8, 2015 5-8pm
Location: 
MIT Museum

Vacation Week Flyby: Celebrate the Earth!

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

Joppa Flats Education Center school vacation programs offer a wide variety of indoor and outdoor activities while we keep minds active and hands busy during school break with free-flow learning for the whole family. Each session offers a different theme, with scheduled family presentations and something to engage hearts and minds for all ages and interests. For ages 7 and up, there are STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) activity stations featuring experiments, challenges, data sheets, maps, and charts. For ages 2 to 6, there are stories, crafts, table top games, coloring pages, and science activities. Family presentations will be offered at 11:00 am and 1:00 pm. Come once or make it a triple; fly by for an hour or stay all day for a vacation activity that suits your family schedule.

When: 
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 10am-3pm

Something Fishy at Maritime Gloucester

Kids will learn about the fish around Gloucester at this April Vacation Program!

Maritime Gloucester invites kids in pre-k through first grade to a vacation week session where they'll learn about the local fish that live in the waters arond Gloucester - part of a week full of educational sessions during April vacation!. What types of fish live in Gloucester?  How do fishermen catch fish?

When: 
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 10-11:30am
Location: 
Maritime Gloucester

Cambridge Science Festival 2015

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 17-26, 2015 Times Vary
Location: 
MIT Museum
Location: 
Museum of Science

For the Birds at Maritime Gloucester

Kids will learn about gulls at this Maritime Gloucester April Vacation Program!

Maritime Gloucester invites kids in pre-k through first grade to a vacation week session about gulls - part of a week full of educational sessions during April vacation! How many types of gulls are commonly found in Gloucester Harbor?  Learn all about the seabirds from Cape Ann and beyond!

When: 
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 10 - 11:30am
Location: 
Maritime Gloucester

Vacation Week Flyby at Joppa Flats: Appreciate the Ocean!

The vacation week fly by will celebrate the Ocean!

Joppa Flats Education Center school vacation programs offer a wide variety of indoor and outdoor activities while we keep minds active and hands busy during school break with free-flow learning for the whole family. Each session offers a different theme, with scheduled family presentations and something to engage hearts and minds for all ages and interests.

When: 
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 10am-3pm

CSF Science Carnival 2015

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

Cambridge Science Festival 2015 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 2015 at Noon! The 2015 Carnival will have 5 distinct themes: Earth & Space, Micro-Zone, No Limits, Game Corner and Robot Zoo!

When: 
Saturday, April 18, 2015 Noon-4:00pm
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