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Party With the Stars (please note we will not have a program in April)
Friday, May 18 • 8:00-9:30 pm Find out what objects are currently in the night sky and where to find them. Following the indoor program, we will set up telescopes outside for viewing, weather permitting.
Space Place family workshops are offered during the school year on Saturdays at 10 a.m. for
children ages 6-10 and their families. The workshops are free and open to the public. No registration is required.
Please note that our workshops start promptly at 10:00. If you arrive after the workshop has begun, you may miss the instructions for that day's activity and the science concepts behind it or we may have reached capacity for that day. We encourage you to arrive early and explore our exhibit area.
April 21 - "Egg Drop Lander" - Design and make a package to contain and successfully land an egg, unbroken from a fall to the ground.
April 28 - "Homemade Glue" - Make and test your own homemade glue. How does it hold up to the commercial glues?
May 5 - "Float Your Boat" - Build tinfoil boats and test different designs to see how many pennies you can load without sinking your boat.
Unfortunately we are no longer offering workshops to build your own telescope. For nearly a decade we have been helping families assemble these kits at Space Place. However, the Galileoscope kit is not longer being produced and we are unable to order more. You may still be able to find the kit at some on-line retailers by searching for "Galileoscope".
Moon Over Monona Terrace (at Monona Terrace Convention Center) Friday, April 20 • 7:30-9:30 pm
Young and old alike are invited to view the moon and other celestial objects through a variety of telescopes provided by the Madison Astronomical Society. Acitivities include short kid-friendly presentations about the moon plus a kids' zone with games and prizes.
Tickets to the event are free but are required for admission.