Safely learn the skills required to create a pyrographed (burned) set of wooden coasters. Transfer a pattern using graphite paper, and use simple wood-burning tools to create a one-of-kind gift. Appropriate for adults. Space is limited; registration is recommended.
Customers will have the opportunity to learn a bit about the science behind why coffees taste the way they do, different brewing methods and even taste some coffees for themselves. Appropriate for adults. Space is limited; registration is required. Please visit our online calendar to register.
The chile ristra is a common, and useful, decoration hanging outside homes all over New Mexico. Get together with friends and neighbors to learn about this unique tradition, and make a chile ristra to use for cooking and to bring good luck to your home. Appropriate for adults. Space is limited; registration is required.
Work in teams to create a parachute for water balloons using some good – not great – and some downright awful supplies. Success is a safe landing or the biggest smash possible. Build good or bad parachutes – the floor will sort out the rest. Appropriate for students in grades 6-12. Space is limited; registration is required.
Participate in an in-depth, hands-on dissection. In small groups, dissect a frog to learn about body systems and biology. Appropriate for students in grades 6-12. Space is limited; registration is required.
Molecular gastronomy is where scientific sorcery meets culinary artistry. Use innovative techniques and tools, as well as some basic chemistry, to explore the magic of modernist cuisine. Participants will transform foods across states of matter as they create edible works of art that would be at home on the Starship Enterprise. Appropriate for students in grades 6-12. Space is limited; registration is required.
Strum, beat and play your way through the Swallow Hill Music Instrument Petting Zoo. Try out ukuleles, hand drums, guitars, mandolins, banjos, fiddles, mini-pianos and more! Best for upper elementary, tween and teen. No registration required.