April Vacation Week


April Vacation Week

April 15-23

Join us during April Vacation Week for a family-friendly celebration of invention, creativity and resourcefulness. Meet Makers who will be sharing their knowledge and talents through demonstrations and hands-on activities. We’ll meet different Makers each day and explore a variety of projects from robots to textiles, circuits and more. We’ll learn how science, technology and art work together to make some amazing creations.  It will be a week of sharing ideas, learning new skills and, of course, hands-on fun.
All activities are free with admission.

*the lunch room is closed during vacation week.  Picnic tables are available in the Wild Place. 
Different activities will take place throughout the week featuring a variety of special guest Makers. 

April Vacation Week 2015

Saturday, April 15: Open Noon-5PMMakeSpace
1pm-4pm: Making Music

Sunday, April 16: Closed

Monday, April 17: Open 9AM-5PM
10am-noon: Renewable Energy
1pm-3pm: Exploring the Universe with the BSU Observatory

Tuesday, April 18: Open 9AM-5PM
Time TBD: iRobot

Wednesday, April 19: Open 9AM-5PM
12:30pm-2:30pm: Exploring the World of Robots with Steve Norris

Thursday, April 20: Open 9AM-5PM
10am-noon: Stem to Steam with the Balloon Fairy

Friday, April 21: Open 9AM-7PM
10am & 10:45am(45 minute sessions): Create with Clay

Saturday, April 22: Open Noon-5PM
1pm-4pm: Child ID Program

Sunday, April 23: Open Noon-5PM
1pm-4pm: Creative Collages
1pm-4pm: Child ID Program

Renewable Energy

Monday, April 17
10am-noon

Join Robert Giles in exploring renewable energy through hands on activities.  Explore with simple circuits involving lights, magnets, and small solar panels. Robert Giles is a professor at UMass Lowell and is the director of the Haiti Development Studies Center there.  Just recently Giles went to Haiti with a half dozen of his students working on teaching and a few energy engineering projects.

iRobot

Tuesday, April 18
Time TBD

Come on down and meet a member of the iRobot team.  Have some fun while exploring and learning all about the robots. iRobot is committed to building a future for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) through their multi-faceted outreach program.

Exploring the World of Robots with Steve Norris

Wednesday, April 19
12:30pm-2:30pm

Come on down and meet the robots from Norris Labs and learn how Steve makes his robot friends.  Steve returns with some old favorites like Huey the Color Changing Robot and Butlerbot (who made his big screen debut in the latest Transformers movie).

STEM to STEAM with the Balloon Fairy

Thursday, April 20
10am-noon

Join the Balloon Fairy for a whimsical hands-on experience utilizing the magic and artistry of balloons.  Explore concepts in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math while sculpting Artistic figures with balloons.  Different types of balloons will be explored, testing their limits and helping the Balloon Fairy engineer a magnificent sculpture.

Create with Clay

Friday, April 21
10am & 10:45am (30 minutes sessions)

Join Judith Murray Smith in learning about the tools and techniques for sculpting with clay as you create your own masterpiece.  Children will be able to bring their masterpieces home. Space will be limited.

Child ID Program

Saturday, April 22 & Sunday, April 23
1pm-4pm

Take advantage of the Child ID Program being offered. As parent’s main concern for their children is safety, the Concord Wealth Management will be providing a free Child ID Program at the Museum. The Concord Wealth Management team members will be using the state-of-the-art EZ  Child ID system to provide parents with comprehensive digital fingerprinting and other vital child identification documentation, which are used by law enforcement in tracking children who have been reported as missing.

Parents will receive a PDF of their child’s ID, and then the system wipes the information out, leaving the parent with the only copies of the information and a peace of mind protection.

Creative Collages

Sunday, April 23
1pm-4pm

Join us in the MakerSpace as we combine a variety of materials to create a fabulous work of art!  Our weekly themes will build your child’s sense of wonder and playfulness as they engage with our trained Wonder Partners in exciting art, science, and nature activities!

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