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Families Invited to Explore Science and Engineering Activities

February 05, 2015

The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History, Scouts and families will explore STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) through experimentation and engaging, hands-on activities directed by local engineers, physicists and technicians from organizations such as Lockheed Martin/Sandia National Laboratories and the University of New Mexico.

Discover STEM Day, a family event, will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, February 7, 2015. It follows a week called Discover STEM Week, February 2-6, where schools will bring local students on field trips to the Museum to experience different engineering and science themes each day of the school week.

On Discover STEM Day, engineers and scientists from across the city will engage families and Scouts through hands-on activities designed to spark interest in the scientific fields of STEM. There will be activities that allow children to test their flying skills on flight simulators, experience the excitement of dancing electricity with Tesla Coils, enjoy ice cream made with liquid nitrogen, launch rockets, program bananas to play music and more. All activities will be fun and kid-friendly.

Participation in the interactive activities will be rewarded with a custom patch. The event is free with Museum admission. 

Sponsors for the week’s events include Lockheed Martin/Sandia National Laboratories, Intel, Kirtland Federal Credit Union and NISE Network.

Presidents Day Camp - February 19

The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History will host "Eureka: Simple Machines & Physics Edition" on February 19 for Presidents Day. In this one-day break from school, students 6-12 years old will build super structures using their own creativity, basic design principles and simple machines. They will also learn about the properties of building shapes and materials through hands-on experimentation.

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Discover STEM Day - Saturday, February 10

On Saturday, February 10, from 10 am to 3 pm, the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History will welcome families and Scouts for a day of engineering fun! Visitors will experience the finest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). All activities are kid-friendly, completely interactive and designed to spark interest in the scientific fields of science and engineering.

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Einstein Gala - Saturday, March 31

The Einstein Gala is New Mexico’s biggest science party of the year! This prestigious black-tie event is the Museum’s most important fundraising event and features a cocktail reception with an amazing silent auction filled with the most unique items in Albuquerque, a delicious dinner experience among some of the most brilliant minds in science and history and thrilling entertainment featuring science experiments that will knock your socks off!

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