Science Studio for Homeschoolers: Nature's Shimmer

From soap bubbles to decorative fabrics, we've all seen the shimmering color changing beauty of iridescent surfaces, but have you ever taken a closer look at iridescence in nature? Join us as we investigate the iridescent qualities of plants, insects and birds. Try your hand at recreating this beautiful phenomenon using metallic watercolors.


Science Studio offers families the opportunity to investigate the connections between scientific concepts, the arts and the natural world. Each studio session showcases a unique collection of natural specimens for exploration and introduces families to a different form of art or art medium related to the collection of specimens. After exploring the natural specimens, children can create works of art to take home.


Audience: Families with Children ages 7-12


Price: $14 non-member; $12 per child; One adult per child is free of charge. Additional adults and non-participating siblings ages 3 and up are $7 each. Please use the Adult Ticket option to register the free adult(s) and the additional people ticket option to register additional adults and non-participating siblings ages 3 and up. Non-participating siblings do not participate in take-home activities.


Program Location: This program takes place indoors.


The following safety procedures and requirements are in place for attending onsite classes during COVID-19:


Non-vaccinated adults and children 3 and over are strongly encouraged to wear masks. Mask requirements are subject to change as needed in response to the changes in COVID-19 pandemic.


Class sizes are reduced to follow social distancing protocols. Sharing of materials between participant groups is limited. Workspaces and materials used during the program are disinfected frequently.

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