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Adventures in STEM during February School Vacation
Saturday, February 16 – Friday, February 22, 2019
Experiment, tinker, build, observe, problem solve, explore and create with fun, hands-on activities at the Museum of Natural History and Planetarium throughout February vacation week. Science, technology, engineering and math are the focus during this week of family fun!

Special STEM Week Happenings

10am-4pm: STEM Family Fun
Cost: Free with museum admission
Activities include: physics experiments with balance and motion, explore concepts of flight, test your engineering skill with a building challenge and special STEM museum quest.

1pm and 2pm: NEW Flight Adventures Full Dome Planetarium Show
Cost: $3.00 per person; includes museum admission. Children must be age 4 and older.
Discover the science of flight through the eyes of a young girl and her grandfather as they explore how birds, kites, planes and models fly. Learn about the history and future plans of flight and how NASA is discovering new and safer ways to travel with the help of future engineers and aviators – like YOU! The program is followed by a brief tour of the night sky, using the planetarium’s Zeiss star projector. (General Audience)

1pm-3pm: Discover Density (Monday, February 18 ONLY)
Cost: Free with museum admission
Do you know the difference between weight and density? Do you know why some things sink and some things float? Join our educators for a hands-on exploration of these concepts.

1pm-3pm: Humankind’s First Toolbox (Tuesday, February 19 ONLY)
Cost: Free with museum admission
Come explore humanity’s oldest technology with Brown University’s Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology! Try your hand at using stone tools invented millions of years ago. Learn how archaeologists know the difference between stone tools and rocks. Discover how to make hand axes, grinding stones, arrowheads and more!

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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until February 22, 2019


February 16
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Museum of Natural History
1000 Elmwood Ave
Providence , RI 02905 United States
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