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Preschool Picassos focuses on the connections between science and the visual arts, providing unique art experiences for early childhood ages. As children experiment and explore with art materials, they discover both scientific concepts and create unique works of art.

“Science Inspires Curiosity” Mural Dedication & Meet and Greet with the Artist, Katie Trainer!

Friday, December 1st at The Lancaster Science Factory

Artist, Katie Trainer, will be on hand to discuss her 30′ tall STEM-themed mural inside the Science Factory.

Guests are invited to view a 2-minute timelapse video of the 2 week painting project. In addition to the timelapse video by Kenneth King, the artist will provide several 15 minute guided tours of the mural design. See if you can find all of the secret images hidden in the mural with a Sci-Spy adventure created by Katie Trainer Artist/Author/Magic!

Admission to the museum is free from 5-8pm thanks to special funding from PPL Electric Utilities.

Special thanks to Chroma Mural Paint for their generous paint donation.

PASTE: Science That Sticks Summer Camps: Exploring Science
(For those pre-kindergarteners ages 4 to 6)

Pre-Kindergarteners will start to explore mixtures, magnetism, reflection, light and sound and so much more… while learning how art and science can create a beautiful dance through busy hands experiments.

June 5th-8th, 9:30am-11:30am
Instructed by STEM Educator Rachel Cahill

Science That Sticks Camps

For ages 4 to 6
Looking for a summer camp for your littlest of scientists?

New for 2017 is our “Science that Sticks for 4 to 6” Camp specially geared for children ages 4 to 6. Each camp runs Monday – Thursday from 9:30 – 11:30 am. Cost is $108 for each 4 day session.

Camp registration is first-come, first-serve, so sign up as soon as you can! Payment is due at time of registration.

Volunteer opportunities for those aged 16 and above will be available.

If you have any questions about the camps, please contact Rachel Cahill, STEM Educator at 717.509.6363 X105. Or via email at rcahill@tlsf.org

Grab a pair of binoculars and come bird watching with us as we go undercover to discover why springtime is for the birds.  Nests you can nibble on and a birdhouse you build will give you something to chirp about.

Pre-registration is required. $12 members/$15 non-members **includes museum admission for child

Buggy-but true!  Ladybugs can be grouchy in a bug eat bug world. This program is for families with children ages 2-5 years old accompanied by an adult. Siblings under two may attend along with at least one paying older child. One adult required for every four children attending.  Pre-registration is required.

Available Classtimes:

Tuesday, April 19

10:15am-11:00am                  2-5yrs

12:15pm-1:00pm                    2-5yrs

Wednesday, April 20

10:15am-11:00am                  2-5yrs

12:15pm-1:00pm                    2-5yrs

RockBox

Uncover a hidden world of color in the North Museum’s latest exhibit, the “Rock Box.

The “Rock Box” exhibit, created in partnership with ATOMIC, allows visitors to view hidden wavelengths through a combination of curated specimens from the Museum’s own geology collections, and ultraviolet light. In this specially designed dark room guests control buttons that activate bursts of infrared light. This light interacts with the carefully chosen minerals to produce a vibrant fluorescent display.

Non-Members: The “Rock Box” exhibit is included in admission price.

Members: The “Rock Box” exhibit is free with Museum Membership ID.

MommyandMe

At our Mommy & Me events, enjoy free coffee and meet other Lancaster mommies, daddies and caretakers. Bring your little ones, 5 and under, to the Explore Nature Gallery for a hands-on introduction to science and nature.

March’s Mommy & Me event is all about the unique and fun aspects of eggs. Learn how to make an egg float, bounce and also get an up-close look at a real Ostrich egg. There will be a chance for hands-on experiences with many replica eggs from our collections.

Free with general museum admission and children 5 and under are free.

Sleepy Bear

Have a “beary” good time with Sleepy Bear as he wakes up from his winter snooze and gets ready for spring. These programs are for families with children ages 2-5 years old accompanied by an adult. Siblings under two may attend along with at least one paying older child. One adult required for every four children attending.  Pre-registration is required. $5 per child.

Tuesday, February 23 

10:15am-11:00am                  2-5yrs

12:15pm-1:00pm                    2-5yrs

Wednesday, February 24 

10:15am-11:00am                  2-5yrs

12:15pm-1:00pm                    2-5yrs

Fun is a heartbeat away when you create valentines to send, save and eat. These programs are for families with children ages 2-5 years old accompanied by an adult. Siblings under two may attend along with at least one paying older child. One adult required for every four children attending.  Pre-registration is required. $5 per child.

Tuesday, February 9 

10:15am-11:00am                  2-5yrs

12:15pm-1:00pm                    2-5yrs

Wednesday, February 10 

10:15am-11:00am                  2-5yrs

12:15pm-1:00pm                    2-5yrs

Join Ephrata Cloister in celebrating the many ways that the Ephrata Cloister has inspired visitors since its founding in 1732. This is the one time each year Ephrata’s visitors have the opportunity to tour the 2nd and 3rd floor of the 1743 sisters’ dormitory. As a special treat this year curator-led tours of the upstairs will focus on how the artists Andrew Wyeth, Howard Pyle, Henry Rankin Pore and Joseph Pennell visually interpreted those spaces in the 19th and 20th century. Please call the site at 717-733-6600 for ticket information.