Ongoing Summer Events
View the Sun from Observatory
View the Sun from the Rooftop Observatory – through Sept 2
Take the elevator or stairs to the rooftop observatory and join us in viewing the sun safely every day!
Date: daily through- Sept 2
Cost: included in museum admission
Weather permitting. In inclement weather there will be indoor UV light demonstrations
Super Science Fridays
Super Science LIVE! Every Friday this summer – through Aug 30
Experience live 15 minute science demos in the conservation garden. Weather permitting.
Date: Fridays through August 30
Cost: included in admission
June 21 Phone Book Friction
June 28 Whoosh Rocket
July 5 Air Cannon
July 12 Air Pressure Holds in water
July 19 Air Zooka
Aug 2 Wind Tubes
Aug 9 Bernoulli Vacuum
Aug 16 Folding Paper More than 7X
Aug 23 Diet Coke & Mentos Height Challenge
Aug 30 Elephant Toothpaste
Summer Fulldome Series
Summer Fulldome Series – through Sept 1More Information
Honey Bee Day – Aug 17
Do you like honey? If so – you can thank honey bees for that sweet gift! We can also thank the beekeepers who raise and care for their bees and collect that delicious honey. Come learn how beekeepers do their jobs from Colonial Beekeepers, participate in bee-related crafts and activities and taste the sweet gift of local honey from Silver Hand Meadery!
- Microscope Parts of a Flower and become a BEE-tective by dissecting parts of a flower and learning about their parts!
- Learn all about pollen and pollinators at our Pop Up Discovery Station!
- BEE creative and do your own sting with pollen crafts!
Honey tastings will begin at 10am and end at 4pm. Honey will be available for purchase at the Wild Things Museum Store.
Cost: Included with museum admission
Pirate/Mermaid Pajama Jam – August 24
Location: Inside the SHARK ZONE and main level of the museum
Jump into your favorite pair of pajamas and enjoy an after hours PJ Party! Enjoy the museum after hours with shark themed games, crafts, animal encounters, dancing, and much more. This after hours event is designed for families with children ages 10 and under.For more details and tickets
Baby Shark Program- August 31
Time: 11:30am – Noon
Location: Inside Shark Zone exhibit
Join us for a special presentation on Baby Catsharks that are bred and raised right here at the VLM! See the various stages of development and learn from an aquarist how these animals survive and thrive! Presentation will take place inside the SHARK ZONE.
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