Mess-tival: Slimy, Silly, Gross

Mess-tival: Slimy, Silly, Gross

Friday, April 14–Sunday, April 23: 11am–3pm
(Except Easter Sunday, April 16)

A festival of mess! Discover the wonders of science through messy hands-on activities. Get your hands dirty while you experiment with different gooey and yucky substances. Come back throughout the week to make new art and science creations each day. 

1st Floor

  • Make your own slime at our Slime Class. Please see times for classes posted in window area of the first floor lobby

  • Watch a video featuring the history of slime

  • Take a stroll on icky sticky oobleck

 

Carlson Inquiry Room (Mezzanine)

  • Discover how an owl digests its food by dissecting an owl pellet (While supplies last)

  • Explore animal X-rays

  • Meet the animals that call the Inquiry Room their home and learn about the gross things they do

  • Make an owl puppet to take home

 

2nd Floor

  • Get silly playing at our dough station

  • Feel strange substances at our sensory tables

  • Paint with magnets
  • Get messy with finger paints

3rd Floor

  • Enjoy gross live animal shows presented by the Wildlife Defenders
    Showtimes: Monday–Friday at 12:30, 1:30 and 2:30pm; Saturday–Sunday, 12:30 and 2:30pm

  • Can you figure out what is inside our mystery boxes? Use your senses of touch and hearing to solve the mystery

  • Test your nose with our smelly balloon activity

 

What Animals Can You Meet?

Friday, April 14

Baby Red Fox

Wallaby

Argentine Tegu

African Bullfrog

Green Monkey

Saturday, April 15

Marine Toad

Tenrec

Wallaby

Baby Red Fox

Green Monkey

Sunday, April 16: No shows (Easter)

Monday, April 17

American Alligator

Mongoose

Porcupine

Cavy

Coyote

Tuesday, April 18

Cockroaches

Legless Lizard

Baby Red Fox

Silver Fox

Green Monkey

Wednesday, April 19

Marine Toad

Dingo

Baby Red Fox

Legless Lizard

Thursday, April 20

Marine Toad

Dingo

Argentine Tegu

Baby Red Fox

Green Monkey

Friday, April 21

Marine Toad

Tortoise

Tenrec

Snapping Turtle

Green Monkey

Saturday, April 22

African Bullfrog

Argentine Tegu

Baby Red Fox

Dingo

Green Monkey

Sunday, April 23

Marine Toad

Argentine Tegu

Snapping Turtle

Baby Red Fix

Tenrec


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