Do Programs

Looking for something to do? Try some of these fun science and art activities

Make a Stegosaurus Sculpture

Learn how to make a Stegosaurus out of Play Doh. Come sculpt with us!

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Lemon Dissection

Gather your lemon, knife, and cutting board and take a closer look at lemons!

#DMNSScienceParty

Join our #DMNSScienceParty and beat boredom with our At Home Science Flyers.

Human Skeleton Worksheet

Using the helpful questions and word bank, identify the different bones in the human skeleton! When you are complete, make it your own. You can color it, name it, add a background and then take a photo and have an
adult post it online to #DMNS.

Sourdough Starter

Learn the science behind making a sourdough starter with Education/Performer Kristina.

Creating Colors

Have fun mixing colors in an easy and contained way! This activity can be done with children of all ages. 

Making Waves

Some kinds of energy travel in waves. Here’s a way to visualize them.

Las Burbujas (Bubbles)

Para todas las edades. ¿Cómo se forman las burbujas? ¿Qué tipo de experimentos puedes hacer con burbujas?   ¡Vamos a probarlos!

Fun with Eggs: Meringues with Kristina

Learn the science behind making Meringues!

Origami Butterfly

Create a beautiful butterfly while learning more about these special creatures.

Ramps and Rollers

Investigate cause and effect. Observe object properties and characteristics of building materials, ramps, rollers, and sliders to discover that objects move differently depending on materials and shape.

Stay At Home Activities for Kids

Amanda, educator/performer at the Museum, shares some activity ideas that she has been using at home with her own kids. Learn how to save frozen superheroes, build cardboard skee ball, and teach literacy with materials you find in your backyard.

 

Extracting DNA in Your Kitchen Experiment

Learn how to extract DNA! Strawberry fruits have long DNA strands that are easy to see, so they are a good choice for DNA extraction.

Astronaut Training Course

Astronauts train and maintain healthy lifestyles to be physically fit for space travel. Learn how to train like an astronaut and prepare for your first space expedition with this activity guide!

Making Instruments

We are curious, creative, and playful! Discover how sound changes with the length of an air column.

Egg Drop

Can you protect your egg from breaking like the landers and rovers?

Bone Go: Crossword Puzzle

Challenge your bone knowledge!

Lemon Volcano with Tessa

Learn the science behind making a Lemon Volcano!

Science Smash with Jose: S'mores!

Learn the science behind making S'MORES!

Be a Sound Artist at Home

Learn how to become a sound artist like they do in the movies!

Pepper Dissection

Grab your peppers and join Jenna in this fun dissection! Learn the scientific names for different parts of peppers, and use your senses to make observations. What color is the pepper? What does it smell like?

Viscosity Experiment

Prepare for a fun viscosity experiment with Jose!

Lemon Cleaner

Continuing our dive into the science of lemons, here is an experiment that can get the entire family cleaning.

Guacamole Oxidation

Make delicious guacamole and learn why fruits and vegetables turn brown in this video with Education/Performer, Isis.

Invisible Ink

Make invisible ink with Isis!

Crayon Sunset

Create a crayon sunset!

Franklins’ Bells with Jose

Explore electricity using bells just like Benjamin Franklin. Education/Performer, Jose, shows us how 

Geography Fun

Our Education/Performers are taking you on a geography adventure around the globe! Alexander challenged Shelsea, Abid, and Monika to randomly select one country to learn about. See what they learned.