Saturday Family Science Series

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Second Saturdays at Hitchcock Center

Open 9am-1pm
The Hitchcock Center is open to families and the community second Saturdays of the month, September 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 programs are generously sponsored by Pelham Auto Service.

Saturday Family Science Series

Second Saturdays September – June, 10-11am
Members: Free/Non-members: $10 per family

Register here
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. The programs are adaptable, but generally geared toward early childhood and elementary, ages 3-8.

March 14: Backbones Not Required – CANCELLED

Ranging in size from microscopic to gigantic, invertebrates make up the largest group of animals in the animal kingdom. Come learn about some awesome invertebrates with the Hitchcock Center!  Be prepared to get hands on with one of the Hitchcock Centers spineless teaching animals.

April Saturday Science is sponsored by Amherst Laser and Skin Care.

April 11: Our Oceans

It might be a little early to be planning a trip to the beach but come to the Hitchcock Center for a summer sneak preview. For this Saturday Science we’ll dive into the marine life that lives on the Massachusetts coast. Learn how we can protect our oceans and the plants and animals that live in them.

May 9: Bloodsuckers in your Backyard

Hematophagy is the practice by certain animals of feeding on blood, and all sorts of animals do it! Some fish, mammals, insects, even certain birds enjoy the protein rich blood as a main staple in their diet.  Come to the Hitchcock Center to learn more about these fascinating bloodsuckers and which lives around us.

June 13: Life in the Pond

Have you ever looked at the murky surface of a pond and wondered, “What’s down there”?  Come find out with the Hitchcock Center as we look at the diversity of animal life that can be found in a pond and how things survive under the surface.

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

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