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Daily Science Activities

January 14, 2021 - December 31, 2020
Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Additional Showings on January 18 and February 22
Next Showing - January 18


Member-only Thursdays  9:30 AM - 12:30 PM & 2 PM - 5 PM.
FRIDAY THRU SUNDAY: 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM & 2 PM - 5 PM. 

Free with Science City admission!
(Union Station members receive free admission to Science City year-round!)

Science City Daily Activities 

January Theme: Geology Rocks!

Throughout the month, guests will encounter interactive activities, display exhibits, and educator-led demonstrations. See below for this month's activities beginning January 14.

Interactive Activities  | Early Learning Activities

Interactive Activities & Demonstrations

Activities are located throughout Science City. Guests are encouraged to participate in these hands-on activities. 

  • Topographical Mapping and the Rising Sea - A hands-on activity demonstrating ways to use topographical mapping techniques to track the rising sea level. Located at Periodic Table. 

  • Fluorescence Spectroscopy of Rocks & Minerals - Learn about why minerals fluoresce under UV light and why geologies use it to help identify mineral compositions. Located at Periodic Table. 

  • Exploring the Rock Cycle using Crayons - Demonstrate how different rocks and minerals are formed through pressure and heat using crayons. Located at Periodic Table. 

  • Fold a Papercraft Crystal, Ages 8+ : Fold a 3d paper crystal and learn about crystal structures. Located in the Maker Studio. 

Early Learning Activities 

Early Learning Activities occur on the Bottom Level of Science City in the four new spaces dedicated to early childhood learners. These spaces include PNC Learning Lab, Creative Corner, Let's Play and All Aboard. Activity locations do vary. 

In the PNC Learning Lab from 9:30 to noon

  • Rock Exploration, ages 7 and under: Be “Mini Geologists” and explore rocks in different ways 

In Creative Corner

  • Watercolor Geodes, All Ages: Create a watercolor painting of a geode while exploring the physical properties of salt