Family Science Adventures
Experience science programs, hands-on exhibitions and inspiring shows! See below for all the exciting details. Don't forget to grab breakfast and lunch at our Mario's Cafe!
Illumination: The World of Light and Optics
Immerse yourself in more than fifteen hands-on exhibits that demonstrate exciting scientific concepts including reflection and refraction, radio waves and color temperature. Crank, spin and illuminate to make light bend, sound emanate and shadows dance. Spark a passion for science within as you and discover the true wonders of light.
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The American Civil War: The Impact of the Industrial Revolution
Get a unique look into how newly developed technological advancements, such as the telegraph, railroads, balloons and rapid-fire weapons, influenced both how the war was fought and how the nation emerged from the conflict.
Click here for more information about our newest in-house exhibit!
International Year of Light Demos and Activities
Activities all year. Click here for details.
Jewel of the Amazon
Travel through the untouched rainforest of the Amazon and experience the exotic wildlife everywhere.
Live Science Performances
Auditorium Shows, Science Encounters and Electricity Theater
Exciting science demonstrations, live animals, musical lightning shows and so much more! Click here for schedules and more information.
At the Strasenburgh Planetarium
Dinosaurs: Giants of Patagonia Huge thundering beasts tower over you in our newest giant-screen film.
Face of Earth Embark on a tour of our changing planet from an astronaut's point of view.
Saturday Night Skies, 70s Laser and 90s Laser bring unique evening entertainment.
My Planets and Sun, Moon and Stars welcome young explorers to the Star Theater.
Click here for information and showtimes for all Strasenburgh Planetarium shows.
At the Cumming Nature Center
Family Fun - Build a Fairy House/Elf Fortress
Saturday, July 11: 11am - 12:30pm
Learn how to construct a fairy house using all natural materials. Bring your camera because the houses will become part of the Nature Center. Plan on getting dirty! This is a project for children of all ages.
Click here for details and upcoming programs and events at the CNC.