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Earth and Space Day

May 5, 2018, 10:00 AM4:00 PM

$1 – $3

Everyone, especially curious children, has burning questions about our universe. How hot is the sun? How do we know what conditions are like on distant planets? Some answers are known by scientists; some are hypotheses backed by solid evidence and observations; some remain complete mysteries.

With activities generously provided by the National Informal STEM Education Network (NISE Net), kids will explore sometimes difficult scientific concepts in fun & accessible ways. From building stomp rockets to study our upper atmosphere, to creating craters on the moon, to planning out the route of a blindfolded “Mars Rover” through obstacles, every activity either imitates a natural process, or models the tools used by NASA scientists to explore & understand the Cosmos.

In addition, several Galileoscopes will be on hand, to help curious astronomers understand the construction behind a simple refractor telescope just like the one invented by Galileo himself four hundred years ago.

Over a dozen activities and games will remain set up throughout the day, with museum educators on hand to guide visitors and answer questions. Visit any time during Earth & Space Day, and nourish your child’s fascination with our wonderful universe, and our unique place in it!

Admission: $3 for adults, $1 for children (ages 17 and under).


May 5, 2018
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
$1 – $3


L.C. Bates Museum, Good Will-Hinckley
14 Easler Road
Hinckley, ME
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