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Pre-Eclipse Party!

  • Date: 08/19/2017 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Location: Arizona Museum of Natural History
    53 N. Macdonald
    Mesa, Arizona 85201
  • Introduction: Fun, eclipse themed learning!

Join the AzMNH and the School for the Future of Innovation in Society at ASU and the School of Earth and Space Exploration at ASU for a fun filled, interactive learning experience all about space science and the eclipse!

On August 21st, a total eclipse will occur that can be seen all over North America. Help us welcome it with a pre-eclipse party! This party is going to be off the hook! Check out what we have in store for YOU!

• Telescopes: Learn about telescopes with AZ Star Tales
• Pinhole Camera Activity
• Moon Phase Viewer Craft: Make a viewer to observe and document the changing moon phases

Main Floor
• Moveable Moon Over Sun Craft ( In the Lobby)
• Big Sun, Small Moon: Trick your eyes with distance and size ( In the Ancient Mesoamerica Gallery)
• Imagining Life: What could survive on alien worlds? ( in the Origins Gallery)
• Orbiting Objects: Give gravity a whirl! ( In Dino Hall)
• Story time “Moon Rope”: What can we observe on the moon? Time to be determined (In the South West Cultures Gallery)
• Ice Orbs: What lies below the surface of an icy moon? ( In Dino Zone)
• Speaker, Joe Holland: Learn about the moon, nature of eclipses and the upcoming ASU space mission! Time to be determined ( In the Theater)
• Story time “Moonbear’s Shadow”: Why does Bear’s shadow move? Time to be determined ( In the Theater)

• Pocket Solar System Craft: Make a miniature model of Earth’s neighborhood ( In the Exploration Station)
• Chalk Solar Eclipse Craft ( In the Exploration Station)
• Model Solar Eclipse: Cast the moon’s shadow onto earth ( Next to the Aquarium)

Come on down for an ultimate space learning experience that will be fun for the whole family!

This event is free with the price of admission. As always, members are free.

Mark your calendars! We hope to see you here at the AzMNH!

Sponsored by NXP.


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