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.
Pit water against oil as we create swirling kinetic art based on the concepts of insolubility and density. Appropriate for students in grade 6-12. Space is limited; registration is required. Please visit our online calendar to register.
Build your own water balloon catapult and compete in challenges that will test your creation’s distance and accuracy capabilities. Appropriate for elementary age kids. No registration required.
Blast off on a journey of discovery and make room for a space station that orbits Mars. Young astronauts will be challenged to use teamwork, critical thinking and creativity to solve problems and design the future of space travel. Appropriate for kids ages 5-12. Space is limited; registration is required.
Cabin, fort, tent, secret clubhouse, hideaway – no matter what you call it, let your imagination take over as you use common materials to build unique and cozy spaces. Appropriate for elementary age kids. No registration required. Appropriate for kids ages 5-12.
Join us for special programs intended for our youngest Anythinkers – the miniThinkers! We’ll provide a space to spend time with your little one in meaningful ways. Be ready to play, read, sing, talk or write as we explore literacy skills.