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Photo: Boonshoft Museum of Discovery
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Looking for a free, fun way to spend the weekend with your kids? This ‘super’ science event is perfect

If you’re looking for a way for the kids to have fun AND learn about science, you’re in luck. 

This weekend, the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery hosts Super Science Saturday, an eventful day of science discovery and learning. The theme for March, quite fitting for St. Patrick’s Day, is going green

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Super Science Saturday is one of four free-admission days the Museum hosts for guests throughout the year. Visitors have come to expect the interesting mix of educational talks, science theater presentations, hands-on experiments, animal exploration events and more. 

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This Saturday, visitors will learn the impact of oil spills, about water treatment, explore creative ways to recycle, “fish” for trash, and come face-to-face with live animals as we discover the consequences of our local actions on a world-wide scale. 

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Food-truck vendor UnderDogs will be on hand to cater to the appetites of science nerds of all persuasions at reasonable prices. 

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Jackson Aleshire, 2, reaches out to pet "Malcolm," an Eastern box turtle, on display with the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery Animals at the Summer Sky festival Saturday, Aug. 22. Staff photo by Marshall Gorby

Super Science Saturday Schedule of Events*

    10:30 a.m. Science Theater Show
    11:00 a.m. One World, One Sky 
     11:00 a.m. Do Lab Program 
     11:00 a.m. Tidal Pool 
     11:15 a.m. Animal Talk 
     12:00 p.m. Cosmic Colors 
     12:30 p.m. Engineering Challenge 
     1:00 p.m. Did an Asteroid Kill the Dinosaurs? 
     1:00-2:00 p.m. Archaeology
     1:00-2:00 p.m. Tidal Pool 
     2:00 p.m. The Sky Tonight 
     2:00 p.m. What's Up With the Weather? 
     2:15 p.m. Animal Talk
     3:00 p.m. SpacePark360 
     3:00 p.m. Do Lab Program 
     4:00 p.m. Otter Talk 
    *Subject to change

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Want to go?

WHAT: March Super Science Saturday

WHERE: Boonshoft Museum of Discovery, 

HOURS: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

INFO: Website

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