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Calendar: Science, Tech, Eng & Math This Week
Notice, wonder, question, play. Investigate magnets. Experiment with dry ice. Touch a live snake. Boston Children’s Museum is a welcoming, imaginative learning environment that helps children develop foundational skills in science, technology, math, and engineering, and supports families in nurturing their children’s curiosity.
Saturdays are special science days at the Museum. Museum wide events such as National Engineering Week Celebration feature guest presenters from partner universities and organizations such as the Society of Black Engineers. The annual Chemistry Day is developed in partnership with scientists and students from the American Chemical Society. Once a month you will find a Kitchen Science experiment or a Critter Day with Live Animals.
Museum educators develop daily activities that inspire hands-on investigation and greater awareness of the world around us. Children may practice using tools such as magnifying glasses to take a closer look at everyday objects. Experiments introduce visitors to new materials, such as water-repellent fabric engineered through nanotechnology. Games and puzzles help children recognize patterns, and develop math and problem solving skills.
Live animal programs help children understand their connection to all living things. Boston Children’s Museum offers many opportunities to meet the Museum’s resident live animals up close! Creature Features happen frequently in Play Space, Countdown to Kindergarten and Investigate. Monthly Critter Days are special live animal programs that bring experts to the Museum to share everything from live hawks and alligators to domestic working dogs that help kids learn to read.