January 6, 2011
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Mummify earthworms and more at Explorers University
Cincinnati Museum Center features new series of hands-on programs for tweens
CINCINNATI- Calling all budding scientists and historians! Explorers University, our newest educational workshop series, kicks off this weekend at Cincinnati Museum Center---and we are accepting new students! Explorers University is the third tier of our educational program series, featuring Sprouts Institute (6 years and younger) and Bright Ideas (5-10 years). Explorers University offers hands-on learning opportunities to enhance the Museum Center experience for students 9-15 years.
Our first lesson is not for the faint of heart. Dissect and mummify earthworms to discover more about the mummification process in our first program, Are you my Mummy? Explore our Science of Mummies exhibit as you unwrap the past and learn the science behind this Egyptian ritual. With a dash of history, splash of science, and a whole lot of fun, this workshop has all the ingredients for a mummilicious Museum Center experience. Discover the mysteries of history with this workshop on January 9 from 1 to 2 p.m.
Cross the bridge into February with our second Explorers University program- We’ll cross that bridge once we build it. Do you have a knack for construction? Then show us what you got! Learn about the process of bridge construction and how to build your own out of a few simple materials at this workshop on February 5 from 2 to 3 p.m. Then, see if you can wow the judges with your design at our Bridge Building Contest on February 19.
We’ll get crafty on March 6 from 2 to 3 p.m. with Pottery from the Past. Explore a variety of Native American pottery techniques and create your masterpiece to take home!
Test your engineering skills from 1 to 3 p.m. on April 9 with our Egg Drop workshop. We’ll provide the materials- you provide the design. Will your egg withstand the fall? Take home a prize if you outlast the competition.
To snag a spot at our Explorers University workshops, call (513) 287-7021. Each workshop is $5 for Members and $7 for Non-Members. Museum admission is not included in the workshop fee. Learn more at cincymuseum.org.
Classes begin January 9. We can’t wait to see you!
About Cincinnati Museum Center
Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal is a nationally recognized institution dedicated to sparking community dialogue, insight and inspiration. As one of the top cultural attractions in the Midwest, Cincinnati Museum Center has served as an educational, research and entertainment resource to millions of visitors from around the world. Organizations within Museum Center include the Cincinnati History Museum, Duke Energy Children's Museum, the Museum of Natural History & Science, the Robert D. Lindner Family OMNIMAX® Theater, and the Cincinnati Historical Society Library. These organizations combine to serve more than one million visitors annually, reaching out to nearly 400,000 young people through hands-on exhibits and programs. Originally built in 1933 as a train station, Union Terminal stands as one of the last remaining grand-scale Art Deco style railroad terminals. The building is a National Historic Landmark and was renovated and reopened as Cincinnati Museum Center in 1990. For information, call 1-800-733-2077 or visit www.cincymuseum.org.