Join us in the Science Forum for 15-20 minute engaging science demonstrations that will help you see the world in a whole new way.


Discovery Demos

Demonstrations are free and appropriate for visitors ages 5 and above. Schedule subject to change.

A Whale’s Tale

Saturdays and Sundays, 11:00a.m.

Families will learn about the evolutionary history of whales. They will discover the differences between archaic whales and modern whales, and follow the evolution of whales as shown in our museum. Discover how we got to the conclusion that they start off as land mammals. Learn how Professor Philip Gingerich discovered what type of land mammal they came from.


Life: How Do We Find It?

Saturdays and Sundays, 3:00p.m.

Discover how scientists search for life on other planets. Through experimentation, you will learn about the field of astrobiology and re-evaluate the definition of 'life'. Help to recreate an experiment from the Mars Viking Landers expedition. Join us for this interactive demonstration!