Discovery Weekends At The Science And Space Center

By Alyssa Green

We love the Discovery Science and Space Center (aka the Discovery Museum.) If you have a future scientist on your hands, then you probably already know about the center’s fun weekend events. For those of you who haven’t had the pleasure of participating yet, you might want to take note. As the weather changes from sunny and warm to cold and rainy, you are going to want some indoor activity ideas up your sleeve for for your kiddos!

In celebration of 60 years of “sensational science milestones,” here’s what’s happening at the museum in October:

October 15-16 – Spying On Jupiter – this weekend event focuses on the International Space Station. Kids will learn all about this “amazing leap in space” via a movie, kids craft, and planetarium shows at 1pm or 3pm.

October 22-23 – The Great California Shake Out – this is more of a family preparedness event, than a kids weekend. So bring the whole fam and learn how you can be prepared in the event of an earthquake. Community groups that will be on hand are Sacramento Fire Station 103, Blood Source, American Red Cross, the Sacramento Office of Emergency Services as well as the CSUS Geology Club who will present lessons on earthquakes and other geology hazards in our area. This is a great educational opportunity for your kids!

October 29-30 – Going Batty – Both fun and educational this Halloween event will teach your kids all about bats through presentations given by Corky, the museum’s “Bat Lady.” In addition to the 45 minute presentation, there will be a fun bat craft for the kids.

Click here for a free bat coloring page.


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