The inaugural exhibit, Weather and Climate: Our Changing World, is geared toward children ages 8 to 13, and is open for school field trips during the week and open to families on Saturdays through July 2017.
Hands-on learning is emphasized throughout the exhibit, which features experiments, demonstrations, and investigations. Children and adults will leave understanding how to make a difference for themselves and their community.
"Visitors will discover how weather and climate change are related, but also that they are very different phenomenon, with the latter now affecting lives across the planet," says "e" inc. Executive Director Dr. Ricky Stern. "The new exhibit is a great opportunity to dig in on the science of this topic. The activities offer so many unique kid-focused, hands-on experiences that our young visitors are sure to get a jumpstart in understanding climate science in a special and interesting way."
From the first steps into Weather and Climate: Our Changing World, visitors are involved in interactive learning about Earth's climate. Children can investigate how scientists learn about climate by dating their own mud cores, simulating those from millions of years ago. They will also discover how humans have created the current warming of the Earth, how animal behaviors are already being affected, and how citizens can take part in altering its course.
To provide the best science experience to families, "e" inc. will use timed entries for all visits. To reserve a time or learn more, click here. Admission is $3 per child and $10 per adult.