Weekend Workshops

Join us at miSci on selected Saturdays for science workshops great for the whole family. Each weekend workshop is a 30-40 minute hands-on activity and program for museum visitors covering topics like fossils, bubbles, color, and more!

Weekend Workshop tickets can be purchased at miSci’s Guest Services desk.

Saturday, December 2nd
12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m.
Chromatographic Crafts

In honor of Make a Gift Day, join the miSci education team for a fun workshop learning about chromatography and creating beautiful crafts to take home or gift to others. Did you know that many colors make up the marks of a permanent marker? In this workshop, you’ll learn about separating ink into all its component colors and in the process, create beautiful ornaments and key fobs.

Saturday, December 9th
2 p.m. and 3:45 p.m.
Steam Engine Science

Did you know that the first commercial steam engine was built in 1698, but prototypes have been found as far back as the year 100? Steam has been powering the world ever since, having their heyday in the mid-1800s and 1900s as steam locomotives and steam engines covered the world. See an early steam engine, an aeolipile, in action and learn what makes these engines work!

Saturday, December 16th
2 p.m. and 3:45 p.m.
Knot Theory

In honor of Ugly Sweater Day, let’s explore the science behind our favorite fiber arts. What’s so scientific about knitting? A lot, it turns out! You will learn how to tie some ancient knots and come up with ways you can use them today. Students will have the opportunity to purchase a kit for a knot-tying project to make at home!

Saturday, December 23rd
Geode Smash

Join us as we learn about what geodes are, what they are made of, and how to smash them open to see the hidden beauty within! Geological fun awaits—what will you find in your geode?!

Saturday, December 30th
Hot Ice Demonstration

In honor of Bicarbonate of Soda Day —yes, that is a thing— join us to see one of the coolest solutions you can make with baking soda. Learn about solutions and super-saturation and be amazed at what baking soda and water can do. Join us as we discover a secret ingredient left behind after the classic baking soda volcano experiment and use the remains of the fake lava to make hot Ice!