Explore Science + You at the Bay Area Discovery Museum (and Win Tickets!)
February 3, 2012Posted by pamela |
Children visiting the Bay Area Discovery Museum can become young scientists at Science + Me, the museum's newest special exhibition. Developed by the Kohl Children's Museum in Chicago in conjunction with scientists at global health care company Abbott, this exhibition opened January 17 and runs through April 15, 2012.
Science + You offers a child-sized laboratory where children can explore how scientists impact health and wellness. Learn how science plays a vital role in keeping you and your body healthy through hands-on interactive exhibits and activities. On Saturday afternoons, meet scientists from Abbott Labs who will perform fun, interactive, and age-appropriate science experiments in the exhibition's demonstration area.
Children will enter the 1,200-square-foot exhibition as if they're entering a real laboratory, washing up and wiping their feet before they put on their white lab coats. Once inside, they'll learn about anitbodies, handle materials in a glove box, separate and and mix liquids and solids, view objects on video microscopes, and learn more about healthy foods and lifestyles.
Kids will also share their scientific thoughts and reflections with collages and grease pencils on a display wall.
Science + Me is underwritten by the Abbott Fund, Abbott's philanthropic foundation.
Win Tickets to Science + Me
We're giving away an admit-5 pass to the Bay Area Discovery Museum and Science + Me. To enter, send an email with "Science + Me" in the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org by 11:59 pm PST on Wednesday, February 8, 2012. A winner will be selected at random. Read our complete contest rules here.
Thanks to the Bay Area Discovery Museum for sponsoring this giveaway.
If you go
Bay Area Discovery Museum is located in Sausalito's Fort Baker at 557 McReynolds Road. The museum is open from 9 am–4 pm Tuesday–Friday, and 10 am–5 pm on Saturday and Sunday. General admission is $11, and infants under 6 months and museum members are free.
For more information on the museum and Out on a Limb, call (415) 339-3900 or visit www.baykidsmuseum.org.
Photos: Bay Area Discovery Museum