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Posted on: September 29, 2020

Take-Out STEM Activities from the Museum of Nature and Science

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The Las Cruces Museum of Nature & Science continues to offer to take out activity kits in October. Kits are free but require reservations. To reserve kits please contact Stephanie at shawkins@las-cruces.org or call (575)-522-3120. Kits are available while supplies last. Pursuant to state health guidelines, social distancing measures will be in place and mask-wearing is required. 

September 30
“Saturday Family Science - Be a Color Chemist!”
 Be a color chemist with this GSK Science in the Summer hands-on experiment. See how many colors you can create with natural pigments. Recommended ages 7 and up. This kit will be accompanied by a live demonstration on Zoom Saturday, October 3 at 10 a.m.

October 7
“Nature & Science Discovery Pre-K”
Learn about our local night flyers – owls and bats – with the Nature Kids pack! The kit will include materials for two nature-themed activities. Recommended for ages 2-5. This program will be accompanied by a video at www.facebook.com/lcmuseums on October 8 and 22.

October 14
“National Fossil Day”
 Celebrate Earth Science Week and National Fossil Day with the Museum of Nature & Science and the Bureau of Land Management Las Cruces Office. Pick up a Fossil Day gift bag with posters, stickers, and Junior Ranger activities to do at home. No registration necessary; available while supplies last from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

October 21
“STEAMpunk – Be a Materials Chemist!”
 Be a materials chemist with this GSK Science in the Summer hands-on experiment. Design the stretchiest, gooiest, grossest slime you can! Recommended ages 7 and up. This kit will be accompanied by a live demonstration on Zoom Saturday, October 24 at 10 a.m.

October 28
“Tree Identification”
 Take a nature walk in your neighborhood and learn how to identify the trees around you with the help of an interactive guide. Recommended for all ages. Limit 1 per household.

The Museum of Nature & Science is located at 411 N. Main Street and is accessible from RoadRUNNER Transit Route 1 Stop 36. For additional information, visit the website at http://las-cruces.org/museums or follow us on Facebook and Instagram @LCMuseums. The museum is currently open by reservation only. To reserve a time to visit the galleries, email education@las-cruces.org or call 575.522.3120.

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