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Shapes of Sounds

Available Fall semester only. In this traveling exhibit, students will discover the properties of sound and vibration. What do sounds feel like? What is the difference between the meow of a kitten and the roar of a lion? How does the mass of an object affect the way it vibrates or the sounds that it… Read more about Shapes of Sounds

Amazing Bodies

Available Fall semester only. Amazing Bodies takes students on a journey through the anatomy of the human body and examines how body systems function both independently and in relationship with each other. Through interactive learning stations students will explore concepts of learned vs. inherited traits in humans and animals, the role DNA plays in heredity,… Read more about Amazing Bodies

All Charged Up!

Spark your curiosity of the wonders of electricity in this interactive exhibit. Just as Ben Franklin engaged in hands-on experimentation with electricity, you will too! Insulate yourself from the hair-raising, static electricity effects of the Van der Graaf generator. Explore energy consumption, generation, and how to interact safely around this important form of energy. Learn… Read more about All Charged Up!

Forces of Nature

Grades 3-12 40 Minutes Get up close and personal to nature’s most powerful and extreme forces. Cameras capture erupting volcanoes, devastating earthquakes, and powerful storms as a team of scientists travel the world in an attempt to figure out what causes these dangerous, yet undeniably thrilling natural occurrences. Putting their lives on the line in… Read more about Forces of Nature

Seeing

26 minutes Join Neil deGrasse Tyson in a journey exploring the life of a photon. Start from its creation in the belly of a star, travel across the galaxy and go all the way into the eye of a young stargazing girl. You will learn the structures of the eye and its functions, while taking… Read more about Seeing

Expedition Reef

Grades 3-12 26 minutes Embark on a journey into the hidden world of coral reefs in this all-digital planetarium show exploring some of our planet’s most biodiverse—and critically threatened—ecosystems. Dive into the heart of the Academy’s iconic Philippine coral reef tank as thousands of tropical fish flutter by. Travel the globe to explore coral reefs… Read more about Expedition Reef

Out There

30 minutes The Quest for Extra-solar Worlds will transport viewers from this world to entirely new and foreign ones. ‘Out There’ features the primitive science fiction of early civilizations, to the future space missions that will observe the Universe in greater-than-ever detail and travel to the surfaces and oceans of moons in our Solar System.  A… Read more about Out There

Flight Adventures

30 minutes Flight Adventures introduces children and families to the science, technology, and history of flight. The show features NASA’s research and the advancements that have made space travel possible, along with the important role that models have played in flight development. NASA resources include images and experts. Take a Flight Adventure and discover the… Read more about Flight Adventures

Flight Adventures

Showing Tuesday-Saturday at 12:00 pm, Sunday at 1:00 pm 30 minutes Flight Adventures introduces children and families to the science, technology, and history of flight. The show features NASA’s research and the advancements that have made space travel possible, along with the important role that models have played in flight development. NASA resources include images… Read more about Flight Adventures

Sleepover under the exhibits!

We’re taking night at the museum to a whole new level! If you’ve ever wanted to spend the night at the Discovery Center, Discover All Night is your chance! This family sleepover experience allows you camping excitement among our exhibits…without the bugs! Discover All Night will offer plenty of time exploring our exhibits, including the newest addition,… Read more about Sleepover under the exhibits!

Two Small Pieces of Glass

Grades 3-12 30 minutes What’s so important about a telescope? Galileo’s telescopic observations began a revolution, transforming our views of the cosmos and our place within. In Two Small Pieces of Glass students are introduced to the telescope and learn about the amazing discoveries made by Galileo and others through telescopic observations. Explore how telescopes… Read more about Two Small Pieces of Glass

Secrets of the Cardboard Rocket

Showing Tuesday-Saturday at 11:00 am 30 minutes Embark on an amazing expedition as students join two children who build a rocket out of a refrigerator box and take a fantastic journey through the Solar System alongside their ship’s navigator, a talking astronomy book. Viewers will explore the planets of the solar system in this animated… Read more about Secrets of the Cardboard Rocket