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Friday, February 9, 2018

FREE Admission to The Children's Museum Tucson (February 10 10am-8pm!)

FREE Admission to The Children's Museum Tucson 
Science is everywhere at Children’s Museum Tucson, and on Saturday, Feb. 10, EVERYTHING for the love of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) with everyone!

Family SCIFest, a day of demonstrations, exhibits and hands-on experiments at the Children’s Museum Tucson, 200 S. Sixth Ave., is a signature event of the Arizona SciTech Festival. It’s a day that encourages kids and parents to explore STEM in our daily lives and find the science that is all around us. Family SCIFest activities will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. throughout the Museum and courtyard, as well as on the lawn along Sixth Avenue.

Museum admission will be FREE all day, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Family SCIFest is geared for families and children of all ages to explore STEM and how much fun science can be. Children will have the opportunity to participate in hands-on demonstrations, activities and experiments in robotics, astronomy, biology, engineering and environmental sciences as well as mathematics and physics. PBS Kids characters and R2-D2 will be on hand to encourage a love of science (and great photo ops!) in our young visitors.

We’ll have lots of guests, too, sharing their love of science, technology, engineering and math, with everything from live animals to meteorites. Participating guest organizations for Family SCIFest include:

Academy of Math and Science
AIAA - Tucson Section
Arizona Project WET
Arizona Public Media
Arizona SciTech Festival
Boy Scouts of America Catalina Council STEM Scouts
CRUSH 1011
Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona
Tucson-Chapter of the International Association of Astronomical Artists
Ironwood Tree Experience
Mining Foundation of the Southwest
NASA's OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission
Pima Community College Pima for Kids /Teen Scene
Pima County Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation
Planetary Science Institute
Play-Well TEKnologies
The Physics Factory
Reid Park Zoo Nature Play Day
Society of Women Engineers Tucson
S.Y.STEM Coalition
Tucson Reptile Museum
University of Arizona Arnold Lab
UA Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology
UA Lunar and Planetary Laboratory
UA Science City/College of Science
Western National Parks Association
Wildlife Habitat Council

Special thanks to participating sponsors Learning A-Z, Pima County JTED, Texas Instruments and Tucson Unified School District. Students from the Children’s Museum Tucson’s I am a Scientist! after school program, made possible through a grant from the Institute of Museum & Library Services, will also be sharing what they’ve learned.

Free admission for the Family SCIFest is made possible through the financial support of our sponsors: Learning A-ZMadden Media,
Pima JTEDTexas InstrumentsTucson Electric Power and Tucson Unified School District.

After SCIFEST Day there is Art After Dark! 5:30pm-8pm FREE too! It's a busy day at the Children's Museum Tucson!

Arizona Theatre Company ATCTeen wlll have costumes, props and accessories so you can dress up and take a photo in character. The young actors will also perform a couple of short improv shows. 

Also on tap: Tucson Taiko, Odaiko Sonora, will bring their instruments and kids will have an opportunity for some hands-on fun with Taiko drumming. 

Every second Saturday, the Museum hosts two local arts groups at the Museum for FREE hands-on fun from 5:30-8 pm. Enjoy our beautiful courtyard, or step inside for some play-based learning. The first 400 people who attend will get a pass for one free visit to the museum.

Thanks to the David and Lura Lovell Foundation, Finley Family Foundation and Tucson Federal Credit Union for their sponsorship of Art after Dark.

Love Art after Dark? Please consider making a donation when you visit!

The Museum requires entering adults to be accompanied by kids (under 18) and all children must be supervised by an adult.

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