SCHEDULE ALERT: We’ll be closed for Women Rock Science starting at 3pm Friday, May 17 and will remain closed through Saturday, May 18 to clean for our Kids Kicking Cancer event. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Women Rock Science
May 17 | 6:30 – 9:00pm 

Help us raise funds at our second annual Women Rock Science event to support the Institute’s “Service to Others” initiatives. Join us and celebrate those who are champions of science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM), and enjoy a night of hands-on, STEAM-related activities, planetarium shows, Virtual Reality, STEAM-themed cocktails, and more. Everyone is welcome to attend. 

Get your tickets today. Deadline to register is Wednesday, May 10.
Family Day
May 19 | 1:00 - 4:00pm

Grab your family and join us at the Institute for FREE general admission, courtesy of the supporters of Women Rock Science. Planetarium programs, exploreLAB , and our exhibit, Doom of the Dinosaurs: Are We Next?  will be open for an additional fee. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for more details. 
Explore Science! Summer Camp
June - August 2019

Become a paleontologist, geologist, chemist, and physicist at our 2019 summer camps packed with science experiments, meaningful discoveries, and vast exploration of our planet. Go to our website to register and learn more about programming, pricing, and dates.  
Don't Forget...
  • Free First Friday: Courtesy of the MASCO Corporation Foundation, general admission to the Institute of Science is FREE after 5:00pm on May 3, 2019.
  • Dino Day: Kick off the summer right with a prehistoric party at the Institute and enjoy dino-activities throughout the museum, FREE with general museum admission on Saturday, June 1, 2019 from 11am – 2pm.
  • Take a journey through mass extinctions and walk among casts of dinosaur skeletons in, Doom of the Dinosaurs: Are We Next?, now open through Sept. 1, 2019. Check out our website for ticket prices.
Science Corner
Cool Science Stuff from Around the Globe...
Scientists have found an extraordinary snapshot of the fallout from the Chicxulub asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs 66 million years ago. Fish and tree fossils excavated in North Dakota record the moment rocky, glassy fragments from the sky strafed everything in its path. Deposits show evidence of having been swamped with water, the consequence of a colossal sea surge generated by the asteroid impact. Researchers believe local water could have been displaced by a seismic shockwave, equivalent to a Magnitude 10 or 11 earthquake, that would have rippled around the Earth. Read more about Chicxulub asteroid impact HERE .
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