Discovery Saturdays!

Column 3 Apr 11, 2016 2 Comments

NEW!!! Two Ways to Spend the Day…

1. EXPLORE the Living Arts & Science Center with EXPLORER BANDS
$4 per person ($3 members)

Kids of all ages will enjoy dressing up as astronauts, blasting off in the Orion replica space capsule and viewing real space artifacts on loan from NASA in our science exhibit: Out of this World – A Space Adventure. Explorers get hands-on in our makers space with collaborative projects such as: building a city, learning about circuits or creating space aliens. Take in rotating art exhibits in our four art galleries and watch a starry planetarium show in Lexington’s only planetarium. See below for planetarium shows and times.

2. EXPLORE & CREATE
add a half-day workshop with CREATOR BANDS
All the benefits of the Explorer Band PLUS and AM or PM Workshop
$10 per person ($9 members)

Great new experiences with no equal in Lexington. Each Discovery Saturday will feature 2 half-day workshops that friends and family of all ages can enjoy together. Workshop topics change every Saturday so be sure to pre-register to save your spot. Drop ins are welcome as space allows.

INTRODUCTORY OFFER
Creators bring a friend!
BUY 1 Creator Band at $10 and each additional Creator Band is just $8 ($2 per band savings, no limit)
Member discounts apply. Offer valid through May 1, 2017

Upcoming Discovery Saturdays:

January 28

Planetarium Show 11:00 and 1:15
Ice Worlds is a thrilling tour through space and time showcasing some of the most beautiful and chilly regions of the Solar System, including our home planet Earth. Audiences will explore the critical relationships between ice and life – “a tale of friend and foe, enabling, challenging, supporting, and adapting” – that has developed over millions of years.
Runtime: 28 min
Suitable for: ages 10-adult
Trailer: Click here to see a trailer for this show

Family Workshops

AM WORKSHOP 10:30 – NOON
348. Animal Fun With Sculpey with Nina Hobbs
Have fun learning together about a wide variety of mammals and reptiles while also creating them out of colorful Sculpey clay. We will explore and make habitats as they relate to each creature.  All can then be taken home and baked in your own oven to a lasting hardness.
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PM WORKSHOP 12:30 – 2:00
349. Fun With Collage: A Family Portrait with Holli Friley
In this fun for the family class we will explore the layered art of collage by creating portraits of our family members. We will use a wide variety of vibrant recycled materials and learn different ways to represent portraiture in unique ways.
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February 25

Planetarium Show 11:00 and 1:15
Immerse yourself in a race to return to the Moon 40 years after the historic Apollo landings. See how a competition among privately funded international teams is ushering in a new era of lunar exploration. Learn about the Moon’s resources and discover what humanity’s future on the Moon might hold. Narrated by Tim Allen, Back To The Moon For Good presents the Google Lunar XPRIZE, and the personal stories of competition and collaboration it inspires.
The Google Lunar XPRIZE is designed to democratize space and create new opportunities for eventual human and robotic presence on the Moon. We see the engineering and innovation steps taken by the internationally distributed teams competing to land a spacecraft on the Moon and vie for additional prizes. We highlight the human spirit of competition and collaboration as teams take on this audacious challenge.
Runtime: 25 min
Suitable for: ages 10-adult
Trailer: Click here to see a trailer for this show

Family Workshops

AM WORKSHOP 10:30 – NOON
350. Paper Marbling with Maggie Rogers
This one day workshop will focus on paper/fabric marbling you will be introduced to the history, the process and many products. Join us for this colorful and relaxing class for the whole family to enjoy together  — and have lots of one-of-a-kind designs to take home!
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PM WORKSHOP 12:30 – 2:00
351. Mismatch Doll with Sonja Brooks
Quirky, funny, weird, strangely endearing and full of personality! These are the words to appropriately  describe the oddly shaped doll you will stitch together from fabric scraps and a few embellishments in this fun filled family oriented class!
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March 25

Planetarium Show 11:00 and 1:15
Coyote has a razor sharp wit, but he’s a little confused about what he sees in the sky.
Join this amusing character (adapted from American Indian oral traditions) in a fast-paced and fun fulldome show that explores lunar phases, eclipses and other puzzles. His confusion about the universe makes viewers think about how the Earth, Moon and Sun work together as a system. Native American stories are used throughout the show to help distinguish between myths and science.
Engaging and immersive, Earth, Moon & Sun™ also examines how humans learn through space exploration.
Runtime: 26 min
Suitable for: ages 5-16+
Trailer: Click here to see a trailer for this show

Family Workshops

AM WORKSHOP 10:30 – NOON
352. Comic Character Design with Bryce Oquaye
We will explore many aspects of the comic illustration process from the initial character drawing and design to storytelling content and techniques. Join us for this colorful and adventurous experience for the whole family!
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PM WORKSHOP 12:30 – 2:00
353. Folding Fun With Family: An Origami Experience with Holli Friley
Join us for a  special multi-generational origami workshop! This class is fun for the whole family and is designed to bring togetherness into the fold! We will explore a wide variety of animals that can be magically manifested using origami techniques.
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April 22

Planetarium Show 11:00 and 1:15
Join Big Bird and Elmo as they explore the night sky with Hu Hu Zhu, a Muppet from “Zhima Jie,” the Chinese co-production of Sesame Street. Together they take an imaginary trip from Sesame Street to the moon, where they discover how different it is from Earth. The friends learn about the Big Dipper, the North Star, the Sun, and the Moon. They also journey to Zhima Jie to learn about the similarities in our view of the sky.
One World, One Sky is a brilliant spectacle of light and color as the furry friends watch the stars twinkle over Sesame Street. Children attending the show can interact as they watch, drawing constellations and counting the time it takes the sun to set. The show aims to nurture a child’s natural sense of wonder about the night sky while forging cross-cultural connections, and bridging kids across nations through a common bond in learning about the sky together.
Runtime: 27 min
Suitable for: ages 2-6
Trailer: Click here to see a trailer for this show

Family Workshops

AM WORKSHOP 10:30 – NOON
354. Backyard Gardening with Maggie Rogers
As a special offering for Earth Day, this class introduces heirloom backyard gardening basics, and gets you set up for a simple spring garden that anyone can maintain. Bring your family and learn the fun possibilities together.
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PM WORKSHOP 12:30 – 2:00
355. Plastic Bottle Flowers with Sonja Brooks
The common plastic water bottle or soda bottle is easily transformed into an exotic flower when you learn a few simple cutting, shaping and coloring techniques. Come make a small bouquet for yourself or to give as a gift. This workshop offers the added bonus of honoring Earth Day by doing your part and learning the fine art of re-purposing materials!
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May 27

Planetarium Show 11:00 and 1:15
In recent years with the launch of the Kepler Space Telescope and improvement in planet detection techniques there has been an explosion in the number of planets discovered outside our solar system. For the first time ever we are able to explore questions such as “are there any habitable planets out there?”, and “where should we look for life?”. This planetarium show will explain where the best chances currently lie for finding life elsewhere in the universe and highlight some of the noteworthy exoplanets discovered to date.
Runtime: 22 min
Suitable for: ages 10-adult
Trailer: Click here to see a trailer for this show

Family Workshops

AM WORKSHOP 10:30 – NOON
356. Beautiful Burlap with Toni Warren
Have fun creating a unique wall or window hanging in an inspiring shape of your favorite animal, bird, lizard, fish and more. Using burlap as our canvas along with eye catching felt, embroidery thread, buttons, beads and sequins we will manifest beautiful and imaginative hangings for your home.
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PM WORKSHOP 12:30 – 3:00
357. Try Your Hand at the Wheel with Marianne Brown Mize
Ever wondered what throwing a clay pot feels like? This is your chance! Participants will get expert instruction and a chance to practice on the potters wheel during this fun for the whole family experiential workshop.  Limit:  10 students
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

2 Responses to “Discovery Saturdays!”

  1. Reply Sara T says:

    Will you be holding your discovery Saturdays in Dec? If so what Sat?

    Thanks

    Sara

    • Reply Steven says:

      Because the 4th Saturday in December falls on Christmas Eve, we will not be having Discovery Saturday in December.

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