Mysteries of Matter

Get Connected

Let’s talk about telecommunications! Chat over cables, link to a network and work with radio signals. You'll wind through a cell tower relay and track cell phone users. Then bring home the Wired World, an optical fiber telecommunications model.


Super Power Sources
How do we make electricity? Explore renewable and non-renewable resources for power generation. Use mechanical force to turn on fans, and find out what makes a battery work. The Crank’n Shine take-home gives you a chance to generate your own light!

Space Phenomena

Probe the mysteries of meteors and bounce around satellite light in this phenomenal program on space events! See comets up close as one is formed before your eyes, and take home your very own Space Telescope to search the heavens!


Engross yourself in entomology! Inspect authentic insect specimens. Update your insect anatomy know-how. Match-up insects with their habitats. Get bug-eyed with the Insect-A-Vision take-home.

Mission:  Nutrition
Step into some healthy habits! Put together a food pie and lay out a perfectly proportioned meal. See how much energy burning calories can give you. Clip on your Step-O-Meter and walk on! 

Funky Forensics
Figure out the science of forensics in this hands-on look at crime scenes. Evidence collection and puzzle making will lead you to understand why forensic scientists like to understand the complete picture before they make decisions. Use your Case Stamper take-home to probe the science of tracking—you’ll get to stamp out a crime scenario on a case card using our mystery story, or make up your own!