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What’s Happening?

Upcoming events…please check back often for more detailed updates!

NOTE: Calendar subject to change. Please check again prior to attending an event.

2019

 Jan 26, Sat., 1:00pm-2:00pmDoggie CampDenise Gard brings us another fantastic story with her Border Collie’s Sienna and Joey. Sienna and Joey are bored because the kids all went away to camp. They want to go to camp too-WOLF CAMP!! But this camp may change them forever. Come and join us for camping tales, make a craft to take home and learn to HOWL at the moon!

Feb 2, Sat., 1:00pm-3:00pm…Fun with AirWhat is air? Just thinking about it can blow your mind! Can you see it, taste it or touch it? How can you tell it’s real? What are air’s properties? We’ll do some experiments together and make some observations. You will get to make a helicopter to test out some of the things you have learned. You even get to take it home! Susanne Leininger will have lots of other giveaways also. Bring your camera and join us at the Dinosaur Resource Center for this very fun and fascinating show.

 Feb 23, Sat., 11:00am-3:00pm…Pneumatic Claw WorkshopJoin Play-Well TEKnologies for an all new LEGO engineering workshop. Power up your engineering skills with a Play-Well instructor and thousands of LEGO pieces. Apply real world concepts in physics and engineering to design and build construction vehicles, including cranes, bulldozers, and pneumatic cranes! Programs are at 11:30am and 1:30pm. Best for ages 5-16 but everyone is welcome to join in. Participants should come at the beginning of the program so that the instructor can better help you with your designs. Participants may not keep their LEGO designs

Mar 9, Sat., 10:00am-6:00pm…Free Scout DayAll scouts and their leaders, IN UNIFORM, will be admitted FREE.  We will have the following tables set up for you all to enjoy: Flash and Thelma Memorial Hedgehog Rescue and Homeward Bound Hedgies Rescue 10:00am-4:00pmLearn about these marvelous animals from the dinosaur era., Colorado Springs Astronomical Society 10:00am-4:00pm – Touch outer space with Doug Cook, from the Colorado Springs Astronomical Society. Doug, who is a local science fiction author and meteorite hunter/collector will have rocks that came from outer space to touch and learn about. The astronomical society will also have telescopes set up to show us how they use them to find distant objects to view in space! Have your astronomy questions answered by experts!, Lake George Gem & Mineral Club 10:00am-4:00pm-Will display fossils and minerals from Colorado. Will have giveaways and interactive games throughout the day., Pikes Peak Library District 10:00am-4:00pm-STEM activity table, Bring your PPLD library card and check out some books, video games and movies., John Patterson 10:00am-4:00pmDinosaur, astronomy and landscape art – John will give lessons on how to draw prehistoric and modern animals, astronomy art and landscapes., “Physics is Phun” presented by the Air Force Academy 10:00am-4:00pm with shows at 11:30 & 2:00. Come learn about and have fun with electricity and magnetism, angular momentum and temperature/air pressure.  Interactive activities and a question/answer period between shows., Colorado Springs Astronomical Society 10:00am – 4:00pmTouch outer space with Doug Cook, from the Colorado Springs Astronomical Society. Doug, who is a local science fiction author and meteorite hunter/collector will have rocks that came from outer space to touch and learn about. The astronomical society will also have telescopes set up to show us how they use them to find distant objects to view in space! Have your astronomy questions answered by experts! Further details will be added. Keep checking our website for updates.

 Mar 30, Sat., 11:00am-3:00pm…Mini Catapult Workshop…Join Cool Science to learn about one of the earliest weapons of warfare by engineering your own solid wood mini-catapult. All materials will be provided. They will also provide plenty of marshmallow ammunition for you to test out before taking it home so you can continue customizing your project. This is a “drop-in” workshop, but the longer you are here the more you can learn and have fun!

Apr 2, Sat., 11:00am-2:00pm…St. Mary’s High School…Bobsled racing is an exciting winter sport where racers zip down icy tracks, often at speeds over 90 mph. In this hands-on activity, created by Museum of Science in Boston, you will build mini bobsleds out of soap dishes and race them down rain gutters, learning about center of mass, gravity, friction and drag resistance.

Apr 21, Sun., 10:00am-5:00pm…Easter…The Dinosaur Resource Center will be closed for Easter.

May 4, Sat., 1:00pm-2:00pm…Star Wars….Science Matters – Details to follow

 May 12, Sun., 10:00am-5:00pm…Mother’s DayMother’s get in free with one paid adult or child admission.

May 27, Mon., 9:00am – 6:00pm…Memorial Day…The Dinosaur Resource Center will be open.

June 15, Sat., 9:00am-3:00pm…Outdoor Family Fun Day… – Details to follow

 June 16, Sun., 10:00am-5:00pm…Father’s Day….Father’s get in free with one paid adult or child admission.

Jul 4, Thurs., 9:00am-6:00pm…Military Appreciation DayOne half off of regular admission with active or retired Military I.D.

Aug 3 and 4, Sat-9:00am-4:00pm-Sun-10:00am-3:00pmCritter Rescue Roundup…Join us on our outdoor plaza for this annual event. We have many animal rescue and support groups attending.  Adopt an animal and receive free admissions for a family of four to the museum to be used at a later date. Sat., 08/03 9am-4pm, Sun., 08/04 10am-3pm. Check out our website for more in-depth details.

Aug 17, Sat., 1:00pm-3:00pm…Chamber Orchestra of the Springs…13 musicians will perform a work entitled “Tyrannosaurus Sue” by renown composer Bruce Adolphe. The music will follow the life of Sue on her journey searching for food, chasing a Parasaurolphus and battling a Triceratops. This will all be with narration. They will also play a few short arrangements from “Jurassic World”. This will be a program that combines classical music and dinosaur history. They will also have a “Petting Zoo” which lets the children try many different instruments after the performance of the chamber orchestra.

Sept 2, Mon., 9:00am – 6:00pm…Labor Day…The Dinosaur Resource Center will be open.

Nov 11, Mon., 10:00am-5:00pm…Veteran’s Day½ off of regular admission with active or retired Military I.D

Nov 28, Thurs…Thanksgiving…The Dinosaur Resource Center will be closed.

Dec 24, Tues…Christmas Eve…The Dinosaur Resource Center will be closing at 3:00pm on Christmas Eve.

Dec 25, Wed…Christmas Day…Happy Holidays!!! The Dinosaur Resource Center will be closed on Christmas day. We will re-open on Wednesday, Dec. 26th.

Dec 31, Tues…Christmas Eve…The Dinosaur Resource Center will be closing at 3:00pm on New Year’s Eve.

 

 

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