May brings science to Discovery Place KIDS

Staff report

ROCKINGHAM — Observation: May is “Bloomin’ Science” month at Discovery Place KIDS in downtown Rockingham.

Hypothesis: Kids are going to have a lot of fun – maybe the parents, too. Prediction: Children will not only have fun, but learn about science through hands-on experiments in the plant and animal world throughout the months. Experiment: Duration is all month long at the East Washington Street location. Conclusion: Better make sure to get there early!

Discovery Place KIDS in downtown Rockingham will host a variety of scientific events at at the nonprofit museum during the month of May.

Weekend (11:15 a.m., 2:15 p.m. on Saturdays and at 2:15 p.m. Sundays) activities include:
* May 3-4: Catch Nature! Join programmers at the Studio to create your own sun catcher using nature’s materials.
* May 10-11: Happy Mother’s Day. Stop by the Studio to celebrate our wonderful mothers on this special day dedicated just for them!
* May 17-18: Carnivorous Plants. Beware of the venus flytrap! Join us in the Lab as we learn about several carnivorous plants and put some rumors to rest!
* May 24-25: Squirmski. Worms are worth more than their slimy appearance suggests. Drop in at the Lab to observe and learn about how these slippery friends help us.
* May 31 – June 1: Feathered Friends. Chirp chirp! Stop by the Lab to make a homemade bird feeder for your backyard birds to enjoy.

Wonderful Wednesdays (11:15 a.m. and 2:15 p.m.)
* May 7:  Plant Stones. Learn all about flowers in bloom and make your very own textured stone.
* May 14: Spring Bitties. Springtime welcomes in new baby chicks and we do too!
* May 21: Plant Pal. What would Spring be without planting something?
* May 28: What’s in a bean? Have you ever wondered what the inside of a bean looks like?

Daily (9:45 a.m. and 1:45 p.m.)
* “Flap Your Wings” – P.D. Eastman
* “If You’re Hoppy” – April Pulley Sayre
* “Muncha! Muncha! Muncha!” – Candace Fleming
* “I’m a Frog!” – Mo Willems

Science Show (3:45 p.m.)
We’re bringing nature into our science lab. Bring little scientists by the Lab to investigate and explore our environment.

For more information on these and other events, call 910-997-5266.


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