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Saturday Science for Kids and Adults

saturday scienceJoin us on the third Saturday of every month from 2 - 3 pm for interesting speakers, topics, and activities, all with a hands-on twist. Saturday Science is free with paid admission to the HSC exhibit floor and is free for HSC members.

Upcoming Saturday Science events are described below as programs are planned.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Boofest - the Annual Halloween Celebration at HSC

boofestHalloween is coming and here at Headwaters Science Center that means Boofest, our activity-based, family-oriented Halloween party. Upstairs we set up carnival games and downstairs the exhibit floor is open free of charge during Boofest hours.

Try the pumpkin ring toss, make some slime, bob for donuts, or win a treat on the witches walk.

If you are not interested in coming to play please consider volunteering your time to help with this community Halloween party. We love having older kids help run the carnival games and welcome parents to assist with the younger volunteers.

Boofest will be Thursday, October 31 from 4 -7. Come join us for a fun time and don’t forget your costume!

 

Girl and Boy Scout Activities

Scout Leaders––are you interested in bringing your troop to the Science Center for an outing? We have group rates for the exhibit floor and programs and activities geared to fulfilling badge requirements. Topics available include stars and sky, weather, senses, animals and, of course, science!

Most aquariums contain fish and plants that normally occur in tropical freshwater environments. They are relatively easy to set up and maintain and the inhabitants are not all that fussy about the conditions in the tank.
Reef aquariums, on the other hand, contain organisms found in the shallow environments of the oceans and usually include very colorful fish, corals, sponges and some really weird looking creatures. These organisms are very sensitive to temperature, water chemistry and light. Slight changes in salinity or Ph., for example, may cause everything to die out. The reef aquarium hobbyist must be very attentive to these matters, and requires having an array of filters, pumps, heaters, coolers and lights to keep everything just right. Coral reefs around the world are disappearing due to pollution and global climate change.
 

Snake Feeding at HSC

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snake feeding

 

Always a big hit with guests, the snakes at HSC are fed every other Saturday at 3:00 pm.  You are invited to observe this informative demonstration and learn about these interesting, but often maligned animals.

Why are they fed only every other week? What do they eat? How are snakes adapted allowing them to swallow food that just seems too big?

Please check the calendar to see the Saturdays scheduled for feeding the snakes and all other activities.

Starlab

This is a portable planetarium where people observe the night sky at any time of the day! Learn about stars, constellations and planets and how they appear in the night sky on any day and hour of the year. With starlab, up to 20 star-gazers can study subjects ranging from constellations of different cultures, the positions and motions of planets, telling time with the stars, navigating by the sky, cycles of the sun and moon, the reason for seasons and other facets of astronomy. See the Starlab home page for detailed information. Ages 8 and up.

star lab