Explorables: Play

Saturday, March 16, 2019 • 1:00–4:00 p.m.

Bechtel Gallery 3

Included with museum admission and free for Daytime Members.

Note: These activities are drop-in on a first-come, first-served basis. Space is limited. Ages 8+.

Join Explorables for three classic activities exploring sound and motion.

Glove-A-Phones are musical instruments you create with gloves, tubes, and straws. Some say they sound like saxophones, others think they sound more like bagpipes. What’s indisputable is that playing your Glove-A-Phone is a unique and wonderful experience.

Climbing Bear
This classic toy never gets old. Use friction to make your bear climb up a string.

Spinning Disks
Pull the string toward you to make the disk whirl around. How fast can you make it go?

Use everyday materials to create models and other tools for exploring the world around us. Run by a highly skilled, dedicated team of volunteers, these drop-in workshops mix classic activities with open-ended investigations, encouraging participants to follow their hunches to aha moments of scientific insight.

All materials provided; take what you make.

Explorables has been offering science to go since 1990.