North Museum announces winter events
The North Museum of Natural History & Science has announced ongoing and upcoming events. For directions or more information, call (717) 291-3941 or visit www.northmuseum.org.
– Read, Touch & Discover
10:30 a.m. Thursdays through Feb. 28
With a different book each week, this program encourages young children to explore their world. To start off the year, we’re doing dinosaurs. Find answers to dinosaur questions by listening to stories, touching real fossils, examining museum specimens and replicas. Join us each week to create your own dinosaur book. An adult is required, older siblings are welcome. Recommended age 3-6.
– Chocolate Moose Daze
5-8 p.m. Feb. 1
11 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 2
The sweetest event of the year just gets better when you throw in a picky groundhog. Join us for lots of family fun, activities, crafts, games, a museum wide scavenger hunt, planetarium shows, chocolate and more chocolate. Sponsored by Hershey’s.
– New Exhibit: Did Dinosaurs Poop?
Feb. 9-May 12
Children become food, fossils, and paleontologists in this exciting new exhibition. Designed for families with children ages 4-10, it presents a fun, colorful approach to learning about fossils and dino diets from long ago. Visitors take a digestion journey, traveling as dinosaur food from tooth to tush discovering how poop can become a fossil. They also take on the role of paleontologist to uncover fossils at a dig site, examine them, and figure out where – and when! – they came from. Through bright graphics, hands-on interactives, touchable fossil casts, and purposeful play, visitors will see how stones, bones, and teeth tell us about dino diet, understand the process of fossilization, begin to reconstruct past ecological webs and become scientists themselves, discovering how to learn from the fossil record.
– Explosive Science with Darryl Baynes
10 a.m. Feb. 23 at Brightside Opportunity Center, 515 Hershey Ave., Lancaster
If you’ve ever seen a presentation by Darryl Baynes, you know that this guy will blow your mind. Literally. In some of Baynes past trips to the North Museum, we’ve seen him freeze marshmallows and balloons, blow up two-liter soda bottles, and put people’s heads in clouds of liquid nitrogen. Baynes returns to the North Museum in conjunction with Black History Month, providing a series of school, after school and member events. The general public is invited to attend this special program. Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for children and seniors. Reservations: (717) 291-3941.