Children's Workshops

Saturday Scientist

Join us on the second Saturday of each month at 11:30 a.m. for the Saturday Scientist series, an educational series featuring activities recommended for ages 6-9.

This monthly hands-on activity is included with museum membership or paid admission and emphasizes the development of “STEAM” (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics). This series includes exciting topics like solar energy, precipitation, geology of space and chemistry.

Reserve your seat at the main ticket desk upon your arrival.

Museum members may enter the Davidson Center for Space Exploration.

Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 11:30am

Painting the Universe

How do you see the universe? Mix colors and express your inner space explorer and create a work of art to express the universe within you.

Saturday, July 8, 2017 - 11:30am

Science of Ice Cream

Culinary chemistry before your eyes. Discover the science behind the making and eating of ice cream.

Saturday, August 12, 2017 - 11:30am

The Astro-Dog Days of Summer

Learn about the historic and brave animals that explored space, and work alongside therapy animals to train them for their space journey.

Saturday, September 9, 2017 - 11:30am

Suit Up Science

Discover the layers of an astronaut suit and how important they are for living and working in space.

Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 11:30am

Glowing & Exploding Pumpkins

Spooky physical and chemical reactions allow your pumpkins to glow and explode before your eyes!

Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 11:30am

Astronaut Thanksgiving

Eat like an astronaut and discover how NASA prepares space food for long missions in space.

Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 6:50pm

Building a Comet

Many cosmic ingredients collide to make a comet. Build your own cosmic snowball and discover the history of comet discovery and biochemical science.

Science of Imagination

Join us for our Science of Imagination series every Tuesday. This weekly hands-on activity is included with museum membership or paid admission. Science of Imagination activities are recommended for ages 4-6 and emphasize the development of “STEAM” (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics). Seating is limited. Please reserve your seat at the main ticket desk upon your arrival. Please call 1-800-637-7223 or (256) 837-3400 for more information.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 10:30am

Scoops of fun and tasty science come together when we discover the chemical reactions making ice cream from scratch.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 10:30am

Planets that taste good to the core! Dig deep and explore the layers of planet earth each layer adds a tasty geologic layer of history. Explore and taste them all!

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 10:30am

Solids, liquids and gases Oh my! Observe and test all three states of matter.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 10:30am

Explore the biggest volcano in the Solar System: Olympus Mons where lava flowed and pooled on the surface of Mars. Make your own lava flow Mars layer map.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017 - 10:30am

Happy Birthday America! Celebrate with the chemistry of sparklers!

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 10:30am

What makes a bubble? Discover the science of bubbles and make fun bubble art using a special ingredient!

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 10:30am

Observe a cloud form before your eyes and make your very own pet cloud to take home!

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 10:30am

Build your own comet as you travel through the solar system exploring each planet up close.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 10:30am

Sound is everywhere on Earth. It travels and makes us jump and makes us dance. Build a Kazoo! And together we will make the sound of music together!

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 10:30am

Mixing the purr-fect chemicals leads to the paw-fect reaction! Follow the scientific method to discover which chemical absorbs the most fluid.

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