Come experience Holiday Week at the Museum with these exciting programs, running all day, every day, from Tuesday, December 26, through Sunday, December 31

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TUESDAY, DECEMBER 26 THROUGH FRIDAY, DECEMBER 30 – MUSEUM OPEN UNTIL 7:00PM

Creation Station10:00-5:00Harcourt Education Center
Eye Dissection11:15-11:30, 3:45-4:00Key Hallway
Heart Dissection2:15-2:30Key Hallway
Drone Demonstration10:30-10:45, 4:30-4:45Franklin Hall
World’s Cheapest Spacesuit1:30-1:45, 5:00-5:15Franklin Hall
Liquid Air Show*11:30-11:55, 5:30-5:55Musser Demonstration Theater
Holiday Spectacular Show*12:30-12:55, 2:30-2:55Musser Demonstration Theater
Hot and Cold*3:30-4:15Musser Demonstration Theater
Game Design10:15-11:45, 3:30-4:45Tech Studio
3D Printing Demonstration10:00-4:303D Printing the Future
Solar Observing**10:30-3:30Observatory

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 30 – MUSEUM OPEN UNTIL 7:00PM

Creation Station10:00-5:00Harcourt Education Center 
Drone Demonstration10:30-10:45, 4:30-4:45Franklin Hall
World’s Cheapest Spacesuit1:30-1:45, 5:00-5:15Franklin Hall
Liquid Air Show*11:30-11:55, 3:30-3:55, 5:30-5:55Musser Demonstration Theater
Holiday Spectacular Show*12:30-12:55, 2:30-2:55Musser Demonstration Theater
3D Printing Demonstration10:00-4:303D Printing the Future
Solar Observing**10:30-3:30Observatory

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 31 – MUSEUM OPEN UNTIL 3:00PM

Creation Station10:00-2:30Harcourt Education Center
Drone Demonstration10:30-10:45Franklin Hall
World’s Cheapest Spacesuit1:30-1:45Franklin Hall
Liquid Air Show*11:30-11:55Musser Demonstration Theater
Science of Fireworks*12:30-12:55, 2:30-2:55Musser Demonstration Theater
3D Printing Demonstration10:00-2:453D Printing the Future
Solar Observing**10:30-2:30Observatory

Creation Station - This family-focused design, building and construction area is a great place for your kids to let their creativity run wild! Featuring Giant Tinker Toys™, Imagination Playground™ blocks and noodles, and an area for building with Keva Planks™ your children will design, build and put their engineering skills to the test!

Drone Demonstration - This fascinating, new technology has the chance to change how we can interact in the world and help solve problems. See it in action and learn how this robot is able to work.

Liquid Air Show/Hot and Cold - Take part in some chilling science with liquid nitrogen to see how ultra-cold temperatures change the ways that familiar materials behave.  A great show for all ages!

Holiday Spectacular Show – Returning for its second year! Join our educators for a delightful take on enjoying the holidays through science. There will be carols sung, a tree decorated, special guests, and pyrotechnics.

Science of Fireworks Show - Learn what gives fireworks their color and what makes them sparkle and whistle. Uncover the chemistry of pyrotechnic explosions through dynamic, vibrant demonstrations.

Solar Observing - Take a look at the sun* through our historic Zeiss refracting telescope and learn more about telescopes and astronomy. *Weather permitting.

World’s Cheapest Spacesuit - An astronaut needs a specially designed suit that can allow for them to work in the vacuum of space. Our demonstration will show you how spacesuits keeps an astronaut safe from the dangers of working above Earth on a budget.

Eye Dissection – Learn how your own eyes work as you watch the dissection of a real cow's eye.

Heart Dissection – Learn how your own heart works as you watch the dissection of a real sheep's heart.

Game Design – Stop by our Tech Studio on the 3rd floor to try your hand at developing a video game using the coding program Scratch. Space is limited.