Science Live! Schedule

Our exhibits are designed to inspire curiosity and exploration, our Science Live! programs are designed to bring the exhibits to life. Whether it’s a show in the Darden Adventure Theater or a one-to-one interaction with a volunteer at the Crosby Observatory, our live programs create the kind of impact that can last a lifetime.

Science Live! program schedules are subject to change based on staff availability.
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Tuesday, July 07, 2015
StoryTime (11:15 am)
Curl up in KidsTown with a good book! Science Center staff bring a book and corresponding craft to KidsTown. We read the book and complete a craft together, talking about elements of the story as we go along. Depending on the nature of the craft, StoryTime may happen under the Story Tree or at the blue craft tables. Story books are changed out every other week. Craft time works best when children bring an adult.

This activity is best for guests 7 and under when accompanied by an adult. 


Discovery Zone (1:30 pm)
This program encourages young guests’ inquisitive nature by exploring simple science questions. Materials are brought out to the blue craft tables in KidsTown and a topic is explored with a Science Center staff member. The topics range from the rock cycle to germs and why we get sick.

This activity is best for guests age 7 and under when accompanied by an adult. 


Messy Afternoons (1:30 pm)
Enjoy a messy activity in KidsTown. Activities are set up at the blue tables and involve exploring materials by using your sense of sight, hearing, touch, and even smell. Activities range from playing with home-made playdough to exploring the states of matter with oobleck.

These activities are best for guests age 7 and younger when accompanied by an adult. 


Space Base (2:00 pm)
Explore the surface of Mars using an amazing combination of virtual reality software and hardware. A head mounted display shows you actual surface features of Mars while the Virtusphere allows you to move around in the virtual landscape. In essence, you are the first person to walk on Mars! This ticketed experience is free with admission; simply sign up at the Base Command on level 4.  Guests wishing to participate in this experience must meet the following requirements:

·         Must be 8 years or older

·         Must weigh between 60lbs and 250 lbs.

·         Must be 52 inches or taller.

·         Must be able to follow verbal directions in English. 


Dino Safari (3:00 pm)
Follow an OSC guide around Dino Digs as you learn about the amazing, ancient animals that walked the Earth millions of years ago. OSC guides are happy to answer burning questions, like “Are these real dinosaur bones?” Safaris are tailored to the audience depending on guests’ ages and interests. 


Wednesday, July 08, 2015
Space Base (2:00 pm)
Explore the surface of Mars using an amazing combination of virtual reality software and hardware. A head mounted display shows you actual surface features of Mars while the Virtusphere allows you to move around in the virtual landscape. In essence, you are the first person to walk on Mars! This ticketed experience is free with admission; simply sign up at the Base Command on level 4.  Guests wishing to participate in this experience must meet the following requirements:

·         Must be 8 years or older

·         Must weigh between 60lbs and 250 lbs.

·         Must be 52 inches or taller.

·         Must be able to follow verbal directions in English. 


Dino Safari (3:00 pm)
Follow an OSC guide around Dino Digs as you learn about the amazing, ancient animals that walked the Earth millions of years ago. OSC guides are happy to answer burning questions, like “Are these real dinosaur bones?” Safaris are tailored to the audience depending on guests’ ages and interests. 


Thursday, July 09, 2015
StoryTime (11:15 am)
Curl up in KidsTown with a good book! Science Center staff bring a book and corresponding craft to KidsTown. We read the book and complete a craft together, talking about elements of the story as we go along. Depending on the nature of the craft, StoryTime may happen under the Story Tree or at the blue craft tables. Story books are changed out every other week. Craft time works best when children bring an adult.

This activity is best for guests 7 and under when accompanied by an adult. 


Discovery Zone (1:30 pm)
This program encourages young guests’ inquisitive nature by exploring simple science questions. Materials are brought out to the blue craft tables in KidsTown and a topic is explored with a Science Center staff member. The topics range from the rock cycle to germs and why we get sick.

This activity is best for guests age 7 and under when accompanied by an adult. 


Messy Afternoons (1:30 pm)
Enjoy a messy activity in KidsTown. Activities are set up at the blue tables and involve exploring materials by using your sense of sight, hearing, touch, and even smell. Activities range from playing with home-made playdough to exploring the states of matter with oobleck.

These activities are best for guests age 7 and younger when accompanied by an adult. 


Space Base (2:00 pm)
Explore the surface of Mars using an amazing combination of virtual reality software and hardware. A head mounted display shows you actual surface features of Mars while the Virtusphere allows you to move around in the virtual landscape. In essence, you are the first person to walk on Mars! This ticketed experience is free with admission; simply sign up at the Base Command on level 4.  Guests wishing to participate in this experience must meet the following requirements:

·         Must be 8 years or older

·         Must weigh between 60lbs and 250 lbs.

·         Must be 52 inches or taller.

·         Must be able to follow verbal directions in English. 


Dino Safari (3:00 pm)
Follow an OSC guide around Dino Digs as you learn about the amazing, ancient animals that walked the Earth millions of years ago. OSC guides are happy to answer burning questions, like “Are these real dinosaur bones?” Safaris are tailored to the audience depending on guests’ ages and interests. 


Friday, July 10, 2015
Storytime (10:30 am)
Curl up in KidsTown with a good book! Science Center staff bring a book and corresponding craft to KidsTown. We read the book and complete a craft together, talking about elements of the story as we go along. Depending on the nature of the craft, StoryTime may happen under the Story Tree or at the blue craft tables. Story books are changed out every other week. Craft time works best when children bring an adult.

This activity is best for guests 7 and under when accompanied by an adult. 


Wall Painting (1:30 pm)
This is one wall you can actually paint on! KidsTown invites our younger guests to get creative with Tempura paint, (washable with soap and water), on our wall. We provide paint brushes, paint, smocks and a palette while you provide the imagination. Works of art are left on the wall for about 15 minutes for parents and guardians to take pictures of before they are washed off.

This activity is best for guests age 7 and under when accompanied by an adult. 


Space Base (2:00 pm)
Explore the surface of Mars using an amazing combination of virtual reality software and hardware. A head mounted display shows you actual surface features of Mars while the Virtusphere allows you to move around in the virtual landscape. In essence, you are the first person to walk on Mars! This ticketed experience is free with admission; simply sign up at the Base Command on level 4.  Guests wishing to participate in this experience must meet the following requirements:

·         Must be 8 years or older

·         Must weigh between 60lbs and 250 lbs.

·         Must be 52 inches or taller.

·         Must be able to follow verbal directions in English. 


Dino Safari (3:00 pm)
Follow an OSC guide around Dino Digs as you learn about the amazing, ancient animals that walked the Earth millions of years ago. OSC guides are happy to answer burning questions, like “Are these real dinosaur bones?” Safaris are tailored to the audience depending on guests’ ages and interests. 


Evening Viewing (6:00 pm)

Learn a little more about our place in outer space through the Crosby Observatory. We have a 10” Byers refracting telescope which is used to look at various celestial objects, (depending on what is visible in the night sky during the season), as well 8” and 10” reflecting telescopes. Our knowledgeable staff can even give you tips on how to stargaze at home!

Tickets to the Science Center are sold until 9pm, but guests already in the building can enjoy the Observatory until 10pm. 

Please note: hours may change due to the weather. Inclement weather, such as thunder storms, can close the observatory. 




Saturday, July 11, 2015
Dr. Dare's Lab Open Lab Experiments (11:30 am)
Come to Dr. Dare's Lab, where you get to be the scientist. The Science Center provides the materials and directions so you can do the experiment yourself! Stations around the lab will have experiments ranging from easy to difficult in a variety of sciences, from Biology to Physics to Chemistry.  Instructors will be available for questions and help, but they are mostly just to make sure you don't blow anything up.  

This area is appropriate for guests ages 6 and up, and children under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Please note that some experiments require the use of safety equipment, which is provided. 


Kaboom! Show (1:15 pm)
Do you like fireworks? Are you a MythBusters fan? Then this is the show for you! During this 25 minute show, one of our specially trained OSC scientists will explore the nature of combustion and chemical changes. We start with little combustions and move our way up to loud explosions!

No tickets are need for this show. There are loud noises towards the end, guests are permitted to leave as necessary, and re-entry to the show is allowed. Latex balloons are also used in this show. 


Space Base (2:30 pm)
Explore the surface of Mars using an amazing combination of virtual reality software and hardware. A head mounted display shows you actual surface features of Mars while the Virtusphere allows you to move around in the virtual landscape. In essence, you are the first person to walk on Mars! This ticketed experience is free with admission; simply sign up at the Base Command on level 4.  Guests wishing to participate in this experience must meet the following requirements:

·         Must be 8 years or older

·         Must weigh between 60lbs and 250 lbs.

·         Must be 52 inches or taller.

·         Must be able to follow verbal directions in English. 


Sci Fi Planet Tour (3:30 pm)
Truth is stranger than fiction in this tour of outer space. Many examples of moons and planets from science fiction movies and books can actually be found in our galaxy, and an OSC guide takes you through these space oddities. 

The show is about 20 minutes long and appropriate for ages 6 and up, although the staff member will tailor the show depending on guests’ ages and interests.


Evening Viewing (6:00 pm)

Learn a little more about our place in outer space through the Crosby Observatory. We have a 10” Byers refracting telescope which is used to look at various celestial objects, (depending on what is visible in the night sky during the season), as well 8” and 10” reflecting telescopes. Our knowledgeable staff can even give you tips on how to stargaze at home!

Tickets to the Science Center are sold until 9pm, but guests already in the building can enjoy the Observatory until 10pm. 

Please note: hours may change due to the weather. Inclement weather, such as thunder storms, can close the observatory. 




Sunday, July 12, 2015
Dr. Dare's Lab Open Lab Experiments (11:30 am)
Come to Dr. Dare's Lab, where you get to be the scientist. The Science Center provides the materials and directions so you can do the experiment yourself! Stations around the lab will have experiments ranging from easy to difficult in a variety of sciences, from Biology to Physics to Chemistry.  Instructors will be available for questions and help, but they are mostly just to make sure you don't blow anything up.  

This area is appropriate for guests ages 6 and up, and children under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Please note that some experiments require the use of safety equipment, which is provided. 


Kaboom! Show (1:15 pm)
Do you like fireworks? Are you a MythBusters fan? Then this is the show for you! During this 25 minute show, one of our specially trained OSC scientists will explore the nature of combustion and chemical changes. We start with little combustions and move our way up to loud explosions!

No tickets are need for this show. There are loud noises towards the end, guests are permitted to leave as necessary, and re-entry to the show is allowed. Latex balloons are also used in this show


Space Base (2:30 pm)
Explore the surface of Mars using an amazing combination of virtual reality software and hardware. A head mounted display shows you actual surface features of Mars while the Virtusphere allows you to move around in the virtual landscape. In essence, you are the first person to walk on Mars! This ticketed experience is free with admission; simply sign up at the Base Command on level 4.  Guests wishing to participate in this experience must meet the following requirements:

·         Must be 8 years or older

·         Must weigh between 60lbs and 250 lbs.

·         Must be 52 inches or taller.

·         Must be able to follow verbal directions in English. 


Sci Fi Planet Tour (3:30 pm)
Truth is stranger than fiction in this tour of outer space. Many examples of moons and planets from science fiction movies and books can actually be found in our galaxy, and an OSC guide takes you through these space oddities. 

The show is about 20 minutes long and appropriate for ages 6 and up, although the staff member will tailor the show depending on guests’ ages and interests.


Monday, July 13, 2015
Storytime (10:30 am)
Curl up in KidsTown with a good book! Science Center staff bring a book and corresponding craft to KidsTown. We read the book and complete a craft together, talking about elements of the story as we go along. Depending on the nature of the craft, StoryTime may happen under the Story Tree or at the blue craft tables. Story books are changed out every other week. Craft time works best when children bring an adult.

This activity is best for guests 7 and under when accompanied by an adult. 


Discovery Zone (1:30 pm)
This program encourages young guests’ inquisitive nature by exploring simple science questions. Materials are brought out to the blue craft tables in KidsTown and a topic is explored with a Science Center staff member. The topics range from the rock cycle to germs and why we get sick.

This activity is best for guests age 7 and under when accompanied by an adult. 


Space Base (2:00 pm)
Explore the surface of Mars using an amazing combination of virtual reality software and hardware. A head mounted display shows you actual surface features of Mars while the Virtusphere allows you to move around in the virtual landscape. In essence, you are the first person to walk on Mars! This ticketed experience is free with admission; simply sign up at the Base Command on level 4.  Guests wishing to participate in this experience must meet the following requirements:

·         Must be 8 years or older

·         Must weigh between 60lbs and 250 lbs.

·         Must be 52 inches or taller.

·         Must be able to follow verbal directions in English. 


Dino Safari (3:00 pm)
Follow an OSC guide around Dino Digs as you learn about the amazing, ancient animals that walked the Earth millions of years ago. OSC guides are happy to answer burning questions, like “Are these real dinosaur bones?” Safaris are tailored to the audience depending on guests’ ages and interests. 


Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Messy Afternoons (1:30 pm)
Enjoy a messy activity in KidsTown. Activities are set up at the blue tables and involve exploring materials by using your sense of sight, hearing, touch, and even smell. Activities range from playing with home-made playdough to exploring the states of matter with oobleck.

These activities are best for guests age 7 and younger when accompanied by an adult. 


Space Base (2:00 pm)
Explore the surface of Mars using an amazing combination of virtual reality software and hardware. A head mounted display shows you actual surface features of Mars while the Virtusphere allows you to move around in the virtual landscape. In essence, you are the first person to walk on Mars! This ticketed experience is free with admission; simply sign up at the Base Command on level 4.  Guests wishing to participate in this experience must meet the following requirements:

·         Must be 8 years or older

·         Must weigh between 60lbs and 250 lbs.

·         Must be 52 inches or taller.

·         Must be able to follow verbal directions in English. 


Dino Safari (3:00 pm)
Follow an OSC guide around Dino Digs as you learn about the amazing, ancient animals that walked the Earth millions of years ago. OSC guides are happy to answer burning questions, like “Are these real dinosaur bones?” Safaris are tailored to the audience depending on guests’ ages and interests. 


Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Discovery Zone (1:30 pm)
This program encourages young guests’ inquisitive nature by exploring simple science questions. Materials are brought out to the blue craft tables in KidsTown and a topic is explored with a Science Center staff member. The topics range from the rock cycle to germs and why we get sick.

This activity is best for guests age 7 and under when accompanied by an adult. 


Space Base (2:00 pm)
Explore the surface of Mars using an amazing combination of virtual reality software and hardware. A head mounted display shows you actual surface features of Mars while the Virtusphere allows you to move around in the virtual landscape. In essence, you are the first person to walk on Mars! This ticketed experience is free with admission; simply sign up at the Base Command on level 4.  Guests wishing to participate in this experience must meet the following requirements:

·         Must be 8 years or older

·         Must weigh between 60lbs and 250 lbs.

·         Must be 52 inches or taller.

·         Must be able to follow verbal directions in English. 


Dino Safari (3:00 pm)
Follow an OSC guide around Dino Digs as you learn about the amazing, ancient animals that walked the Earth millions of years ago. OSC guides are happy to answer burning questions, like “Are these real dinosaur bones?” Safaris are tailored to the audience depending on guests’ ages and interests. 


Thursday, July 16, 2015
Messy Afternoons (1:30 pm)
Enjoy a messy activity in KidsTown. Activities are set up at the blue tables and involve exploring materials by using your sense of sight, hearing, touch, and even smell. Activities range from playing with home-made playdough to exploring the states of matter with oobleck.

These activities are best for guests age 7 and younger when accompanied by an adult. 


Space Base (2:00 pm)
Explore the surface of Mars using an amazing combination of virtual reality software and hardware. A head mounted display shows you actual surface features of Mars while the Virtusphere allows you to move around in the virtual landscape. In essence, you are the first person to walk on Mars! This ticketed experience is free with admission; simply sign up at the Base Command on level 4.  Guests wishing to participate in this experience must meet the following requirements:

·         Must be 8 years or older

·         Must weigh between 60lbs and 250 lbs.

·         Must be 52 inches or taller.

·         Must be able to follow verbal directions in English. 


Dino Safari (3:00 pm)
Follow an OSC guide around Dino Digs as you learn about the amazing, ancient animals that walked the Earth millions of years ago. OSC guides are happy to answer burning questions, like “Are these real dinosaur bones?” Safaris are tailored to the audience depending on guests’ ages and interests. 


Friday, July 17, 2015
Storytime (10:30 am)
Curl up in KidsTown with a good book! Science Center staff bring a book and corresponding craft to KidsTown. We read the book and complete a craft together, talking about elements of the story as we go along. Depending on the nature of the craft, StoryTime may happen under the Story Tree or at the blue craft tables. Story books are changed out every other week. Craft time works best when children bring an adult.

This activity is best for guests 7 and under when accompanied by an adult. 


Discovery Zone (1:30 pm)
This program encourages young guests’ inquisitive nature by exploring simple science questions. Materials are brought out to the blue craft tables in KidsTown and a topic is explored with a Science Center staff member. The topics range from the rock cycle to germs and why we get sick.

This activity is best for guests age 7 and under when accompanied by an adult. 


Stack It (1:30 pm)
Engineering and imagination come together as Science Center staff provide bricks, blocks or even cups to stack in creative formations. Make sure to take a picture of your building before you go, as building materials are shared by all.

This activity is best for guests age 7 and under when accompanied by an adult. 


Space Base (2:00 pm)
Explore the surface of Mars using an amazing combination of virtual reality software and hardware. A head mounted display shows you actual surface features of Mars while the Virtusphere allows you to move around in the virtual landscape. In essence, you are the first person to walk on Mars! This ticketed experience is free with admission; simply sign up at the Base Command on level 4.  Guests wishing to participate in this experience must meet the following requirements:

·         Must be 8 years or older

·         Must weigh between 60lbs and 250 lbs.

·         Must be 52 inches or taller.

·         Must be able to follow verbal directions in English. 


Dino Safari (3:00 pm)
Follow an OSC guide around Dino Digs as you learn about the amazing, ancient animals that walked the Earth millions of years ago. OSC guides are happy to answer burning questions, like “Are these real dinosaur bones?” Safaris are tailored to the audience depending on guests’ ages and interests. 


Evening Viewing (6:00 pm)

Learn a little more about our place in outer space through the Crosby Observatory. We have a 10” Byers refracting telescope which is used to look at various celestial objects, (depending on what is visible in the night sky during the season), as well 8” and 10” reflecting telescopes. Our knowledgeable staff can even give you tips on how to stargaze at home!

Tickets to the Science Center are sold until 9pm, but guests already in the building can enjoy the Observatory until 10pm. 

Please note: hours may change due to the weather. Inclement weather, such as thunder storms, can close the observatory. 




Saturday, July 18, 2015
Dr. Dare's Lab Open Lab Experiments (11:30 am)
Come to Dr. Dare's Lab, where you get to be the scientist. The Science Center provides the materials and directions so you can do the experiment yourself! Stations around the lab will have experiments ranging from easy to difficult in a variety of sciences, from Biology to Physics to Chemistry.  Instructors will be available for questions and help, but they are mostly just to make sure you don't blow anything up.  

This area is appropriate for guests ages 6 and up, and children under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Please note that some experiments require the use of safety equipment, which is provided. 


Kaboom! Show (1:15 pm)
Do you like fireworks? Are you a MythBusters fan? Then this is the show for you! During this 25 minute show, one of our specially trained OSC scientists will explore the nature of combustion and chemical changes. We start with little combustions and move our way up to loud explosions!

No tickets are need for this show. There are loud noises towards the end, guests are permitted to leave as necessary, and re-entry to the show is allowed. Latex balloons are also used in this show. 


Space Base (2:30 pm)
Explore the surface of Mars using an amazing combination of virtual reality software and hardware. A head mounted display shows you actual surface features of Mars while the Virtusphere allows you to move around in the virtual landscape. In essence, you are the first person to walk on Mars! This ticketed experience is free with admission; simply sign up at the Base Command on level 4.  Guests wishing to participate in this experience must meet the following requirements:

·         Must be 8 years or older

·         Must weigh between 60lbs and 250 lbs.

·         Must be 52 inches or taller.

·         Must be able to follow verbal directions in English. 


Sci Fi Planet Tour (3:30 pm)
Truth is stranger than fiction in this tour of outer space. Many examples of moons and planets from science fiction movies and books can actually be found in our galaxy, and an OSC guide takes you through these space oddities. 

The show is about 20 minutes long and appropriate for ages 6 and up, although the staff member will tailor the show depending on guests’ ages and interests.


Evening Viewing (6:00 pm)

Learn a little more about our place in outer space through the Crosby Observatory. We have a 10” Byers refracting telescope which is used to look at various celestial objects, (depending on what is visible in the night sky during the season), as well 8” and 10” reflecting telescopes. Our knowledgeable staff can even give you tips on how to stargaze at home!

Tickets to the Science Center are sold until 9pm, but guests already in the building can enjoy the Observatory until 10pm. 

Please note: hours may change due to the weather. Inclement weather, such as thunder storms, can close the observatory. 




Sunday, July 19, 2015
Dr. Dare's Lab Open Lab Experiments (11:30 am)
Come to Dr. Dare's Lab, where you get to be the scientist. The Science Center provides the materials and directions so you can do the experiment yourself! Stations around the lab will have experiments ranging from easy to difficult in a variety of sciences, from Biology to Physics to Chemistry.  Instructors will be available for questions and help, but they are mostly just to make sure you don't blow anything up.  

This area is appropriate for guests ages 6 and up, and children under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Please note that some experiments require the use of safety equipment, which is provided. 


Kaboom! Show (1:15 pm)
Do you like fireworks? Are you a MythBusters fan? Then this is the show for you! During this 25 minute show, one of our specially trained OSC scientists will explore the nature of combustion and chemical changes. We start with little combustions and move our way up to loud explosions!

No tickets are need for this show. There are loud noises towards the end, guests are permitted to leave as necessary, and re-entry to the show is allowed. Latex balloons are also used in this show


Space Base (2:30 pm)
Explore the surface of Mars using an amazing combination of virtual reality software and hardware. A head mounted display shows you actual surface features of Mars while the Virtusphere allows you to move around in the virtual landscape. In essence, you are the first person to walk on Mars! This ticketed experience is free with admission; simply sign up at the Base Command on level 4.  Guests wishing to participate in this experience must meet the following requirements:

·         Must be 8 years or older

·         Must weigh between 60lbs and 250 lbs.

·         Must be 52 inches or taller.

·         Must be able to follow verbal directions in English. 


Sci Fi Planet Tour (3:30 pm)
Truth is stranger than fiction in this tour of outer space. Many examples of moons and planets from science fiction movies and books can actually be found in our galaxy, and an OSC guide takes you through these space oddities. 

The show is about 20 minutes long and appropriate for ages 6 and up, although the staff member will tailor the show depending on guests’ ages and interests.


Monday, July 20, 2015
Storytime (10:30 am)
Curl up in KidsTown with a good book! Science Center staff bring a book and corresponding craft to KidsTown. We read the book and complete a craft together, talking about elements of the story as we go along. Depending on the nature of the craft, StoryTime may happen under the Story Tree or at the blue craft tables. Story books are changed out every other week. Craft time works best when children bring an adult.

This activity is best for guests 7 and under when accompanied by an adult. 


Space Base (2:00 pm)
Explore the surface of Mars using an amazing combination of virtual reality software and hardware. A head mounted display shows you actual surface features of Mars while the Virtusphere allows you to move around in the virtual landscape. In essence, you are the first person to walk on Mars! This ticketed experience is free with admission; simply sign up at the Base Command on level 4.  Guests wishing to participate in this experience must meet the following requirements:

·         Must be 8 years or older

·         Must weigh between 60lbs and 250 lbs.

·         Must be 52 inches or taller.

·         Must be able to follow verbal directions in English. 


Dino Safari (3:00 pm)
Follow an OSC guide around Dino Digs as you learn about the amazing, ancient animals that walked the Earth millions of years ago. OSC guides are happy to answer burning questions, like “Are these real dinosaur bones?” Safaris are tailored to the audience depending on guests’ ages and interests. 


Tuesday, July 21, 2015
StoryTime (11:15 am)
Curl up in KidsTown with a good book! Science Center staff bring a book and corresponding craft to KidsTown. We read the book and complete a craft together, talking about elements of the story as we go along. Depending on the nature of the craft, StoryTime may happen under the Story Tree or at the blue craft tables. Story books are changed out every other week. Craft time works best when children bring an adult.

This activity is best for guests 7 and under when accompanied by an adult. 


Discovery Zone (1:30 pm)
This program encourages young guests’ inquisitive nature by exploring simple science questions. Materials are brought out to the blue craft tables in KidsTown and a topic is explored with a Science Center staff member. The topics range from the rock cycle to germs and why we get sick.

This activity is best for guests age 7 and under when accompanied by an adult. 


Messy Afternoons (1:30 pm)
Enjoy a messy activity in KidsTown. Activities are set up at the blue tables and involve exploring materials by using your sense of sight, hearing, touch, and even smell. Activities range from playing with home-made playdough to exploring the states of matter with oobleck.

These activities are best for guests age 7 and younger when accompanied by an adult. 


Space Base (2:00 pm)
Explore the surface of Mars using an amazing combination of virtual reality software and hardware. A head mounted display shows you actual surface features of Mars while the Virtusphere allows you to move around in the virtual landscape. In essence, you are the first person to walk on Mars! This ticketed experience is free with admission; simply sign up at the Base Command on level 4.  Guests wishing to participate in this experience must meet the following requirements:

·         Must be 8 years or older

·         Must weigh between 60lbs and 250 lbs.

·         Must be 52 inches or taller.

·         Must be able to follow verbal directions in English. 


Dino Safari (3:00 pm)
Follow an OSC guide around Dino Digs as you learn about the amazing, ancient animals that walked the Earth millions of years ago. OSC guides are happy to answer burning questions, like “Are these real dinosaur bones?” Safaris are tailored to the audience depending on guests’ ages and interests. 


Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Space Base (2:00 pm)
Explore the surface of Mars using an amazing combination of virtual reality software and hardware. A head mounted display shows you actual surface features of Mars while the Virtusphere allows you to move around in the virtual landscape. In essence, you are the first person to walk on Mars! This ticketed experience is free with admission; simply sign up at the Base Command on level 4.  Guests wishing to participate in this experience must meet the following requirements:

·         Must be 8 years or older

·         Must weigh between 60lbs and 250 lbs.

·         Must be 52 inches or taller.

·         Must be able to follow verbal directions in English. 


Dino Safari (3:00 pm)
Follow an OSC guide around Dino Digs as you learn about the amazing, ancient animals that walked the Earth millions of years ago. OSC guides are happy to answer burning questions, like “Are these real dinosaur bones?” Safaris are tailored to the audience depending on guests’ ages and interests. 


Thursday, July 23, 2015
StoryTime (11:15 am)
Curl up in KidsTown with a good book! Science Center staff bring a book and corresponding craft to KidsTown. We read the book and complete a craft together, talking about elements of the story as we go along. Depending on the nature of the craft, StoryTime may happen under the Story Tree or at the blue craft tables. Story books are changed out every other week. Craft time works best when children bring an adult.

This activity is best for guests 7 and under when accompanied by an adult. 


Discovery Zone (1:30 pm)
This program encourages young guests’ inquisitive nature by exploring simple science questions. Materials are brought out to the blue craft tables in KidsTown and a topic is explored with a Science Center staff member. The topics range from the rock cycle to germs and why we get sick.

This activity is best for guests age 7 and under when accompanied by an adult. 


Messy Afternoons (1:30 pm)
Enjoy a messy activity in KidsTown. Activities are set up at the blue tables and involve exploring materials by using your sense of sight, hearing, touch, and even smell. Activities range from playing with home-made playdough to exploring the states of matter with oobleck.

These activities are best for guests age 7 and younger when accompanied by an adult. 


Space Base (2:00 pm)
Explore the surface of Mars using an amazing combination of virtual reality software and hardware. A head mounted display shows you actual surface features of Mars while the Virtusphere allows you to move around in the virtual landscape. In essence, you are the first person to walk on Mars! This ticketed experience is free with admission; simply sign up at the Base Command on level 4.  Guests wishing to participate in this experience must meet the following requirements:

·         Must be 8 years or older

·         Must weigh between 60lbs and 250 lbs.

·         Must be 52 inches or taller.

·         Must be able to follow verbal directions in English. 


Dino Safari (3:00 pm)
Follow an OSC guide around Dino Digs as you learn about the amazing, ancient animals that walked the Earth millions of years ago. OSC guides are happy to answer burning questions, like “Are these real dinosaur bones?” Safaris are tailored to the audience depending on guests’ ages and interests. 


Friday, July 24, 2015
Storytime (10:30 am)
Curl up in KidsTown with a good book! Science Center staff bring a book and corresponding craft to KidsTown. We read the book and complete a craft together, talking about elements of the story as we go along. Depending on the nature of the craft, StoryTime may happen under the Story Tree or at the blue craft tables. Story books are changed out every other week. Craft time works best when children bring an adult.

This activity is best for guests 7 and under when accompanied by an adult. 


Wall Painting (1:30 pm)
This is one wall you can actually paint on! KidsTown invites our younger guests to get creative with Tempura paint, (washable with soap and water), on our wall. We provide paint brushes, paint, smocks and a palette while you provide the imagination. Works of art are left on the wall for about 15 minutes for parents and guardians to take pictures of before they are washed off.

This activity is best for guests age 7 and under when accompanied by an adult. 


Space Base (2:00 pm)
Explore the surface of Mars using an amazing combination of virtual reality software and hardware. A head mounted display shows you actual surface features of Mars while the Virtusphere allows you to move around in the virtual landscape. In essence, you are the first person to walk on Mars! This ticketed experience is free with admission; simply sign up at the Base Command on level 4.  Guests wishing to participate in this experience must meet the following requirements:

·         Must be 8 years or older

·         Must weigh between 60lbs and 250 lbs.

·         Must be 52 inches or taller.

·         Must be able to follow verbal directions in English. 


Dino Safari (3:00 pm)
Follow an OSC guide around Dino Digs as you learn about the amazing, ancient animals that walked the Earth millions of years ago. OSC guides are happy to answer burning questions, like “Are these real dinosaur bones?” Safaris are tailored to the audience depending on guests’ ages and interests. 


Evening Viewing (6:00 pm)

Learn a little more about our place in outer space through the Crosby Observatory. We have a 10” Byers refracting telescope which is used to look at various celestial objects, (depending on what is visible in the night sky during the season), as well 8” and 10” reflecting telescopes. Our knowledgeable staff can even give you tips on how to stargaze at home!

Tickets to the Science Center are sold until 9pm, but guests already in the building can enjoy the Observatory until 10pm. 

Please note: hours may change due to the weather. Inclement weather, such as thunder storms, can close the observatory. 




Saturday, July 25, 2015
Dr. Dare's Lab Open Lab Experiments (11:30 am)
Come to Dr. Dare's Lab, where you get to be the scientist. The Science Center provides the materials and directions so you can do the experiment yourself! Stations around the lab will have experiments ranging from easy to difficult in a variety of sciences, from Biology to Physics to Chemistry.  Instructors will be available for questions and help, but they are mostly just to make sure you don't blow anything up.  

This area is appropriate for guests ages 6 and up, and children under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Please note that some experiments require the use of safety equipment, which is provided. 


Kaboom! Show (1:15 pm)
Do you like fireworks? Are you a MythBusters fan? Then this is the show for you! During this 25 minute show, one of our specially trained OSC scientists will explore the nature of combustion and chemical changes. We start with little combustions and move our way up to loud explosions!

No tickets are need for this show. There are loud noises towards the end, guests are permitted to leave as necessary, and re-entry to the show is allowed. Latex balloons are also used in this show. 


Space Base (2:30 pm)
Explore the surface of Mars using an amazing combination of virtual reality software and hardware. A head mounted display shows you actual surface features of Mars while the Virtusphere allows you to move around in the virtual landscape. In essence, you are the first person to walk on Mars! This ticketed experience is free with admission; simply sign up at the Base Command on level 4.  Guests wishing to participate in this experience must meet the following requirements:

·         Must be 8 years or older

·         Must weigh between 60lbs and 250 lbs.

·         Must be 52 inches or taller.

·         Must be able to follow verbal directions in English. 


Sci Fi Planet Tour (3:30 pm)
Truth is stranger than fiction in this tour of outer space. Many examples of moons and planets from science fiction movies and books can actually be found in our galaxy, and an OSC guide takes you through these space oddities. 

The show is about 20 minutes long and appropriate for ages 6 and up, although the staff member will tailor the show depending on guests’ ages and interests.


Evening Viewing (6:00 pm)

Learn a little more about our place in outer space through the Crosby Observatory. We have a 10” Byers refracting telescope which is used to look at various celestial objects, (depending on what is visible in the night sky during the season), as well 8” and 10” reflecting telescopes. Our knowledgeable staff can even give you tips on how to stargaze at home!

Tickets to the Science Center are sold until 9pm, but guests already in the building can enjoy the Observatory until 10pm. 

Please note: hours may change due to the weather. Inclement weather, such as thunder storms, can close the observatory. 




Sunday, July 26, 2015
Dr. Dare's Lab Open Lab Experiments (11:30 am)
Come to Dr. Dare's Lab, where you get to be the scientist. The Science Center provides the materials and directions so you can do the experiment yourself! Stations around the lab will have experiments ranging from easy to difficult in a variety of sciences, from Biology to Physics to Chemistry.  Instructors will be available for questions and help, but they are mostly just to make sure you don't blow anything up.  

This area is appropriate for guests ages 6 and up, and children under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Please note that some experiments require the use of safety equipment, which is provided. 


Kaboom! Show (1:15 pm)
Do you like fireworks? Are you a MythBusters fan? Then this is the show for you! During this 25 minute show, one of our specially trained OSC scientists will explore the nature of combustion and chemical changes. We start with little combustions and move our way up to loud explosions!

No tickets are need for this show. There are loud noises towards the end, guests are permitted to leave as necessary, and re-entry to the show is allowed. Latex balloons are also used in this show


Space Base (2:30 pm)
Explore the surface of Mars using an amazing combination of virtual reality software and hardware. A head mounted display shows you actual surface features of Mars while the Virtusphere allows you to move around in the virtual landscape. In essence, you are the first person to walk on Mars! This ticketed experience is free with admission; simply sign up at the Base Command on level 4.  Guests wishing to participate in this experience must meet the following requirements:

·         Must be 8 years or older

·         Must weigh between 60lbs and 250 lbs.

·         Must be 52 inches or taller.

·         Must be able to follow verbal directions in English. 


Sci Fi Planet Tour (3:30 pm)
Truth is stranger than fiction in this tour of outer space. Many examples of moons and planets from science fiction movies and books can actually be found in our galaxy, and an OSC guide takes you through these space oddities. 

The show is about 20 minutes long and appropriate for ages 6 and up, although the staff member will tailor the show depending on guests’ ages and interests.


Monday, July 27, 2015
Storytime (10:30 am)
Curl up in KidsTown with a good book! Science Center staff bring a book and corresponding craft to KidsTown. We read the book and complete a craft together, talking about elements of the story as we go along. Depending on the nature of the craft, StoryTime may happen under the Story Tree or at the blue craft tables. Story books are changed out every other week. Craft time works best when children bring an adult.

This activity is best for guests 7 and under when accompanied by an adult. 


Discovery Zone (1:30 pm)
This program encourages young guests’ inquisitive nature by exploring simple science questions. Materials are brought out to the blue craft tables in KidsTown and a topic is explored with a Science Center staff member. The topics range from the rock cycle to germs and why we get sick.

This activity is best for guests age 7 and under when accompanied by an adult. 


Space Base (2:00 pm)
Explore the surface of Mars using an amazing combination of virtual reality software and hardware. A head mounted display shows you actual surface features of Mars while the Virtusphere allows you to move around in the virtual landscape. In essence, you are the first person to walk on Mars! This ticketed experience is free with admission; simply sign up at the Base Command on level 4.  Guests wishing to participate in this experience must meet the following requirements:

·         Must be 8 years or older

·         Must weigh between 60lbs and 250 lbs.

·         Must be 52 inches or taller.

·         Must be able to follow verbal directions in English. 


Dino Safari (3:00 pm)
Follow an OSC guide around Dino Digs as you learn about the amazing, ancient animals that walked the Earth millions of years ago. OSC guides are happy to answer burning questions, like “Are these real dinosaur bones?” Safaris are tailored to the audience depending on guests’ ages and interests. 


Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Messy Afternoons (1:30 pm)
Enjoy a messy activity in KidsTown. Activities are set up at the blue tables and involve exploring materials by using your sense of sight, hearing, touch, and even smell. Activities range from playing with home-made playdough to exploring the states of matter with oobleck.

These activities are best for guests age 7 and younger when accompanied by an adult. 


Space Base (2:00 pm)
Explore the surface of Mars using an amazing combination of virtual reality software and hardware. A head mounted display shows you actual surface features of Mars while the Virtusphere allows you to move around in the virtual landscape. In essence, you are the first person to walk on Mars! This ticketed experience is free with admission; simply sign up at the Base Command on level 4.  Guests wishing to participate in this experience must meet the following requirements:

·         Must be 8 years or older

·         Must weigh between 60lbs and 250 lbs.

·         Must be 52 inches or taller.

·         Must be able to follow verbal directions in English. 


Dino Safari (3:00 pm)
Follow an OSC guide around Dino Digs as you learn about the amazing, ancient animals that walked the Earth millions of years ago. OSC guides are happy to answer burning questions, like “Are these real dinosaur bones?” Safaris are tailored to the audience depending on guests’ ages and interests. 


Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Discovery Zone (1:30 pm)
This program encourages young guests’ inquisitive nature by exploring simple science questions. Materials are brought out to the blue craft tables in KidsTown and a topic is explored with a Science Center staff member. The topics range from the rock cycle to germs and why we get sick.

This activity is best for guests age 7 and under when accompanied by an adult. 


Space Base (2:00 pm)
Explore the surface of Mars using an amazing combination of virtual reality software and hardware. A head mounted display shows you actual surface features of Mars while the Virtusphere allows you to move around in the virtual landscape. In essence, you are the first person to walk on Mars! This ticketed experience is free with admission; simply sign up at the Base Command on level 4.  Guests wishing to participate in this experience must meet the following requirements:

·         Must be 8 years or older

·         Must weigh between 60lbs and 250 lbs.

·         Must be 52 inches or taller.

·         Must be able to follow verbal directions in English. 


Dino Safari (3:00 pm)
Follow an OSC guide around Dino Digs as you learn about the amazing, ancient animals that walked the Earth millions of years ago. OSC guides are happy to answer burning questions, like “Are these real dinosaur bones?” Safaris are tailored to the audience depending on guests’ ages and interests. 


Thursday, July 30, 2015
Messy Afternoons (1:30 pm)
Enjoy a messy activity in KidsTown. Activities are set up at the blue tables and involve exploring materials by using your sense of sight, hearing, touch, and even smell. Activities range from playing with home-made playdough to exploring the states of matter with oobleck.

These activities are best for guests age 7 and younger when accompanied by an adult. 


Space Base (2:00 pm)
Explore the surface of Mars using an amazing combination of virtual reality software and hardware. A head mounted display shows you actual surface features of Mars while the Virtusphere allows you to move around in the virtual landscape. In essence, you are the first person to walk on Mars! This ticketed experience is free with admission; simply sign up at the Base Command on level 4.  Guests wishing to participate in this experience must meet the following requirements:

·         Must be 8 years or older

·         Must weigh between 60lbs and 250 lbs.

·         Must be 52 inches or taller.

·         Must be able to follow verbal directions in English. 


Dino Safari (3:00 pm)
Follow an OSC guide around Dino Digs as you learn about the amazing, ancient animals that walked the Earth millions of years ago. OSC guides are happy to answer burning questions, like “Are these real dinosaur bones?” Safaris are tailored to the audience depending on guests’ ages and interests. 


Friday, July 31, 2015
Storytime (10:30 am)
Curl up in KidsTown with a good book! Science Center staff bring a book and corresponding craft to KidsTown. We read the book and complete a craft together, talking about elements of the story as we go along. Depending on the nature of the craft, StoryTime may happen under the Story Tree or at the blue craft tables. Story books are changed out every other week. Craft time works best when children bring an adult.

This activity is best for guests 7 and under when accompanied by an adult. 


Discovery Zone (1:30 pm)
This program encourages young guests’ inquisitive nature by exploring simple science questions. Materials are brought out to the blue craft tables in KidsTown and a topic is explored with a Science Center staff member. The topics range from the rock cycle to germs and why we get sick.

This activity is best for guests age 7 and under when accompanied by an adult. 


Stack It (1:30 pm)
Engineering and imagination come together as Science Center staff provide bricks, blocks or even cups to stack in creative formations. Make sure to take a picture of your building before you go, as building materials are shared by all.

This activity is best for guests age 7 and under when accompanied by an adult. 


Space Base (2:00 pm)
Explore the surface of Mars using an amazing combination of virtual reality software and hardware. A head mounted display shows you actual surface features of Mars while the Virtusphere allows you to move around in the virtual landscape. In essence, you are the first person to walk on Mars! This ticketed experience is free with admission; simply sign up at the Base Command on level 4.  Guests wishing to participate in this experience must meet the following requirements:

·         Must be 8 years or older

·         Must weigh between 60lbs and 250 lbs.

·         Must be 52 inches or taller.

·         Must be able to follow verbal directions in English. 


Dino Safari (3:00 pm)
Follow an OSC guide around Dino Digs as you learn about the amazing, ancient animals that walked the Earth millions of years ago. OSC guides are happy to answer burning questions, like “Are these real dinosaur bones?” Safaris are tailored to the audience depending on guests’ ages and interests. 


Evening Viewing (6:00 pm)

Learn a little more about our place in outer space through the Crosby Observatory. We have a 10” Byers refracting telescope which is used to look at various celestial objects, (depending on what is visible in the night sky during the season), as well 8” and 10” reflecting telescopes. Our knowledgeable staff can even give you tips on how to stargaze at home!

Tickets to the Science Center are sold until 9pm, but guests already in the building can enjoy the Observatory until 10pm. 

Please note: hours may change due to the weather. Inclement weather, such as thunder storms, can close the observatory. 




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