Science Central, the region’s gateway for informal science education, has slated the following special activities for the month of April:
March 31-April 4 – Spring Break Camp at Science Central; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily
When schools close for Spring Break, Science Central presents Spring Break Camp to provide fun educational activities for kids from ages 5 to 11.
Wednesday, April 2 will feature “Fun Park Physics,” Thursday, April 3 will focus on “Grossology,” and Friday, April 4 features “Jurassic Journeys.” A week-long Technology Camp, “Science On a Sphere: Mission Design,” will give campers, ages 8 to 13, the opportunity to delve into computer programming to develop presentations for Science On a Sphere. The camp will run from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. daily. Pre-registration is required for all camps, and can be done online at www.sciencecentral.org.
Saturday, April 12, 2014 – Lunch with an IPFW Scientist, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Have you ever wondered why the world is colorful? Did you ever disagree with a friend what color an object appears to be? This session of “Lunch with an IPFW Scientist” will be full of fun activities to bring you to the fundamental understanding of colors and light, as well as many visual tricks that will “fool” your eyes. We will also test out some visual applications, such as 3-D pictures, with Gang Wang, Associate Professor of Physics. Cost is $10 for Science Central members or $16 for non-members. The fee includes lunch. Pre-registration is required.
Saturday, April 26, 2014 – Last Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Science Central will offer half-price admission to visitors as part of the Downtown Improvement District’s Last Saturday event on April 26. Science Central’s normal admission cost is $8 per person, ages 3 through 65; $7 ages 66 and up; and free for ages 2 and under. On “Last Saturday,” admission will be just $4 per person; $3.50 for ages 66 and up.
Now – May 11, 2014 – “To ‘MyPlate’ and Beyond: Adventures in Healthy Eating” Traveling Exhibit
Extended by popular demand, Science Central is serving up some healthy fare for visitors with its current traveling exhibition, “To MyPlate and Beyond.” Developed by Purdue University and presented in part by Heritage Food Service Group, Inc., the interactive exhibit illustrates the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s tool, MyPlate, emphasizing the five food groups that are part of a healthy diet: fruits, vegetables, grains, proteins and dairy. The exhibit’s run at Science Central has been extended through May 11.