Science Saturdays 2018

Science Saturdays are family friendly events that have a variety of hands-on science activities for guests of all ages. Admission is FREE for everyone during Science Saturday, which usually falls on the last Saturday of every month during the school year, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm..

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August 25, 2018 - Subterranean 

Science Saturday is back and heading underground! Join us for an exploration of all things underfoot as we highlight the world of the Subterranean. Legless lizards, gophers, worms, and more will be the focus of this new topic as we kick off the 2018/2019 Science Saturday season. As always, admission to Science Saturday is free, and the event runs from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm.

September 29, 2018 - Journey to Outer Space

In September, Science Saturday turns its gaze skyward for Journey to Outer Space. View meteorites, learn how much you would weigh on the moon, create your own orbiting planet craft, and more! As always, admission to Science Saturday is free, and the event runs from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm.

October 27, 2018 - Bats, Spiders, and Snakes

Our most popular Science Saturday of the year is back! Join us for Bats, Spiders, and Snakes; an up close look at some of the misunderstood and helpful creatures of the night! We will have live bats and spiders on display at the Museum, and will be an official partner of Pacific Grove’s concurrent ‘Trick-or-Treat on Lighthouse’ event. As always, Science Saturday is free, and the event runs from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm.

November 24, 2018 - Magnificent Monarchs

Help us welcome the butterflies back to Pacific Grove during November’s Science Saturday, Magnificent Monarchs. Learn about the amazing migration of the western monarch butterfly, sit in a butterfly chrysalis, dress up like a monarch, and more, all while learning about the animal that is so special to our area. As always, admission to Science Saturday is free, and the event runs from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm.

January 26, 2019 - Amazing Migrations

Join us for January’s Science Saturday, Amazing Migrations, as we investigate the world of long-distance animal travels. Whales, birds, insects, and more will be the focus of our deeper look at these natural phenomena. There will be activities and crafts for kids, and of course we will be celebrating another birthday for Sandy the Whale. As always, admission to Science Saturday is free, and the event runs from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm.

February 23, 2019 - Animal Athletes

This highest jumping, fastest flying, strongest biting Science Saturday of the year focuses on the Olympians in the animal kingdom. From falcons to mountain lions, and beetles to beavers, every athlete has a story to tell. Join us for crafts, activities, and science as we sprint, jump, and dive into the world of Animal Athletes. As always, admission to Science Saturday is free, and the event runs from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm.

March 30, 2019 - Bees, Wasps, Honey, and Hives

Explore the sweet-side of science as Science Saturday turns its attention to Bees, Wasps, Honey, and Hives. Do all bees make honey? How do you tell a wasp from a bee? Do all bees sting? Find the answers to all of your buzzing questions as you complete a craft, taste honey, and learn about some of our most important local pollinators. As always, admission to Science Saturday is free, and the event runs from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm.

April 27, 2019 - Day of the Dinosaur

Prepare for time-travel during this prehistoric Science Saturday, when we set our sights on the age of the dinosaurs. We will explore fossils, footprints, and more as we learn what made the dinosaurs so successful, and also what led to their extinction. As always, admission to Science Saturday is free, and the event runs from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm.

May 25, 2019 - Water Wild

We're making a splash during this last Science Saturday of the school year, as we dive into the wonderful world of water. What is a watershed? Where can you find a steelhead? Find out while we explore all-things aquatic while completing a craft, activities, and more. As always, admission to Science Saturday is free, and the event runs from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm.