Join us for family fun with a focus on science, technology, engineering, arts and math. Held once a month at the James City County Library, each event will feature a program for kids along with hands on activities and crafts. Read below for a brief overview. All programs take place 1-4 p.m.
February 9 – Exploring the Night Sky
The NASA Langley Skywatchers Club will present “Exploring the Night Sky.” NASA scientist Marilyn Ogburn and other members will help you start to explore the night sky, with special emphasis on Earth’s Moon. This program will feature a short talk indoors before heading outside (weather permitting) to use telescopes and binoculars to view the night sky.
The Virginia Living Museum will present a live animal show featuring native Virginia animals that are nocturnal. An experienced VLM educator will teach us about animals that are awake and active at nighttime.
But the fun doesn’t end there – you can also paint with luminescent paint by the glow of black lights and enjoy other STEAM interactives.
March 2 – Exciting Engineering
In this fun program from The Children’s Museum of Richmond, students explore the six simple machines. Young Engineers will be challenged to work as teams to complete tasks by tinkering with recycled materials. This program will take place at 1, 2 & 3 p.m.
More Activities from 1-4 p.m.
- Epic domino rally
- Build and launch your own compressed air rocket
- Science-related art project: build inventive and useful cardboard creations using Makedo tools
- Other interactive STEAM activities
NOTE: This program takes place at the Williamsburg Library.