Saturday Family Science Series

Second Saturdays: January 13, February 10, March 10, April 14, May 12, June 9

The Hitchcock Center is open to families and the community second Saturdays of the month, January thru June from 9am-1pm. Stop by to explore our building, talk with an educator, read a book with your kids or grandkids in our visitor center, and join us for one of our family science programs from 10-11am.

Saturday Family Science 
Free, registration appreciated Groups of 6 or more please call ahead.
Join us for seasonal nature and science programs each second Saturday of the month. Designed for children with their parents, these programs will explore cool topics in nature.

January 13: Coping with Cold
The winter season presents many challenges for animals – not least of which is the cold. In this program we’ll learn about the different strategies local wildlife (and people!) use to survive the frigid weather.

February 10: Crystals and Snowflakes
Snow is one of the beautiful parts of winter, and even more so when you look at it close up. Today we will explore the science of snowflakes, the variety of structures they can have and how crystals are involved.

March 10: Vernal Pools
One of the busiest habitats in nature during spring is the vernal pool. Join us as we learn about what makes them special, including the wide variety of creatures that rely on them.

April 14: Water Cycle
Every drop of water that comes out of our faucet is on an incredible journey in which it could travel the world and completely transform. In this program we will explore what happens to water as it moves through the water cycle and how it connects all of us together.

May 12: Metamorphosis
Imagine if when you got to a certain age your body totally transformed – you grew a tail, lost your arms and legs, or grew wings! In this program we will learn about the different animals that go through this process of change called metamorphosis.

June 9: Pollinators
Many plants need to spread their pollen in order to reproduce, which can be difficult when you’re stuck in one spot! The solution for many plants is to get an animal to move your pollen for you. Join us as we explore the relationship between plants and pollinators that help them.

Weather Cancellation Policy
If we cancel this program due to in-climate weather, we will post the cancellation on our website by 9am. Please check the website before coming to the program.


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