Discovery Saturdays!

Column 3 Apr 11, 2016 4 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:

June 24

Planetarium Show 11:00 and 1:15
Seasonal Stargazing
Each of the four Seasonal Stargazing shows (spring, summer, autumn, winter) highlights the most prominent and easy-to-find stars and constellations of the season. Audience members see and hear star names and constellations, and learn to star-hop for popular deep-sky objects.
Suitable for: ages 7-adult
Trailer: Click here to see a trailer for this show

Family Workshops

AM WORKSHOP 10:30 – NOON
Family Folk Art Masks with Stacey Chinn
For this FUNtastic family workshop, we’ll bring to life the ancient craft of mask-making (wood, cardboard, paper, found object and more), folks of all ages will create a decorative family mask celebrating the things that make their own family so wonderfully unique. Tickets required for everyone, 3 years and older.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

PM WORKSHOP 1:00 – 2:30
PM Workshop: Experimental Painting with Sonja Brooks
Have you ever used rubbing alcohol as an art medium? Amazing things happen when you combine painting and drawing materials with rubbing alcohol. Bring the whole family and have fun experimenting in this lively and colorful class! Tickets required for everyone 3 years and older.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

July 22

Planetarium Show 11:00 and 1:15
Two Small Pieces of Glass: The Amazing Telescope
“Two Small Pieces of Glass – The Amazing Telescope” show follows two students as they interact with a female astronomer at a local star party. Along the way, the students learn the history of the telescope from Galileo’s modifications to a child’s spyglass — using two small pieces of glass — to the launch of NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and the future of astronomy. Aiming to engage and appeal to audiences of all ages, the show explores the wonder and discovery made by astronomers throughout the last 400 years.
Runtime: 22 min
Suitable for: ages 8-15+
Trailer: Click here to see a trailer for this show

Family Workshops

AM WORKSHOP 10:30 – NOON
Clay Tiles with Marianne Brown Mize
Create beautiful and unique clay tiles! Learn how humans have used tiles throughout history, along with the different shapes and how they fit together. As a family, have fun creating individual tiles that produce a larger picture or design when placed together.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

PM WORKSHOP 12:30 – 2:00
Family Totem Poles with Stace Chinn
Totem poles are sculptures typically carved from large trees and are part of the cultures of many indigenous peoples. They serve many purposes beyond their beauty, and their meanings are as varied as the cultures that make them. For this memorable workshop, people spanning the generations will create a totem pole that represents their own, unique stories and family members, recording the history and legends of their particular tribe.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

August 26

Planetarium Show 11:00 and 1:15
Dinosaur Prophecy
Explore how dinosaurs lived and died as you embark on an exciting voyage back in time. Everyone knows the tale of the sudden and dramatic death of the dinosaurs 65 million years ago. But did you know that numerous species of dinosaurs lived, and disappeared, long before the cataclysmic disaster at the end of the Cretaceous period? Journey with us to four different dinosaur digs around the world as we explore how these amazing creatures died… and lived.
Viewers will discover the lives of multiple species of dinosaurs, from the Coelophysis of 205 million years ago to the Allosaurus and Diplodocus of the mid-Jurassic period. Viewers will also see the feathered Sinornithosaurus of China and the T. rex and Triceratops that survived and thrived until the final extinction of all dinosaurs 65 million years ago.
Runtime: 22 min
Suitable for: ages 7-13
Trailer: Click here to see a trailer for this show

Family Workshops

AM WORKSHOP 10:30 – NOON
Uncommon Color with Mary Nehring
Learn some unusual ways to put color and texture on fabric. We will have fun learning experimental and uncommon ways to dye a t-shirt. Please bring in one 100% white cotton t-shirt for all family members taking the workshop.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

PM WORKSHOP 12:30 – 2:00
Creative Metamorphosis with Sonja Brooks
Bring your sense of humor and imagination to this class. Through the dynamic artform of collage, you might find yourself transplanting elephant trunks onto people, or planting humans in a cornfield. There’s no telling what will emerge from your cut ups.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

4 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.

  2. Reply Diika:néhi S says:

    Is the planetarium open for shows all days of the week or is it only running on discovery saturdays?

    • Reply Steven says:

      Currently we only have shows open to the public on Discovery Saturdays and occasionally a Family Planetarium Night as a Discover Night. There is a large field trip program that makes use of it during the days and we hope to offer more opportunities for public shows in the future.

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