Stop: 01/01/2014 03:30PM
Are you mesmerized by minerals? Fascinated by fossils? Tantalized by tectonics? Unlock the secrets found just beneath our feet with Science Rocks! activities this December.
BMS education staff will help museum guests explore geology activities from 10:30am to 3:30pm on December 14-15 and during school winter break, December 26-January 1.
The following activities run from 10:30am to 7:30pm for our Final Friday extended hours.
- Salt Painting
Salt is more than just a condiment. Explore the many textures and colors of salt. Add some glue, water, and paper to make a work of art that will glisten and shine as you add more layers of the amazing mineral.
- Asbestos Awareness
What do you really know about the mineral asbestos? Learn about its uses and the damage it can do to our body.
- Mystery Minerals
Gold or fool’s gold? Diamond or cubic zirconia? Try your hand at some real scientific tests and identify a number of minerals by examining their unique properties.
- Tectonically Speaking
From earthquakes to volcanoes to supercontinents, moving tectonic plates can sure pack a punch; but how do these huge continents move? Discover the secrets of our planet’s biggest jigsaw puzzle.
- Ancient Invertebrates
Peek back into history with the help of fossils! Check out ancient creatures and observe how different and similar they are to their present-day relatives. Guests will also have the opportunity to make their own fossil creations.
All activities are included with general museum admission and free for BMS Members.