Owl Pellet Dissection Grades K - 5
Ever wondered what happens after an owl enjoys a tasty meal? Learn about this silent hunter and the critters they call dinner by piecing together the bones, feathers, and fur that you find when you dig into owl pellets with us!
Cow Eyeball Dissection Grades 3 - 12
Why do cow eyes glow at night? How similar are their eyes to ours? Explore these questions and more while dissecting a real eyeball! Through this ooey-gooey workshop learn how each piece of the eye works together to give us sight.
Grasshopper Dissection Grades 3 - 12
How do bugs breathe? Do they have blood like us? And just how many eyes does a grasshopper have? Get the inside scoop on arthropods by dissecting this common backyard critter!
Frog Dissection Grades 3 - 12
Open this amphibian up and investigate their digestive system, hopping muscles, and skeletal structure. As fellow vertebrates, frogs share many similarities with humans. This is an excellent introduction to anatomy.
Squid Dissection Grades 3 - 12
Dissecting a squid can be an inky business! Discover how these marine creatures navigate the oceans and what makes them different from creatures who live above the waves. You’ll even paint with squid ink when you’re done!
Sea Star Dissection Grades 6 - 12
These marine invertebrates, often called starfish due to their shape, spend their entire lives in the ocean, sometimes even regenerating brand new limbs! Discover how they move, eat, and find their dinners under the sea by taking a peek underneath their spiky skin!
DNA Grades K - 12
Special requirements: Access to sink for disposal. Life is connected by an alphabet of A’s, T’s, C’s, and G’s. Explore the delicate double helix of the DNA molecule by making models with yummy gummies and removing the physical strands of DNA from fruits and vegetables. We all have genes, they just aren’t made of denim!
Microscopy Grades 3 - 12
Special requirements: Electrical outlets. Explore the world up close while learning to use one of the most important scientific tools. Students will learn how to prepare slides and focus their microscopes while getting a better look at cells, butterfly wings, fur, and even a pair of jeans!
Anatomy of a Picnic Grades K - 12
Why is a tomato a fruit, but a strawberry is not a berry? How do plants reproduce and grow? Study a variety of fruits, vegetables, and mushrooms to find answers to these questions and more! Younger students will learn to identify basic plant parts while older students will study more advanced botanical terms and identification.
EARTH & SPACE WORKSHOPS
Core Sampling Grades 3 - 12
Scientists often drill into soil and ice to take core samples. But what is a core sample? What does it tell us about the world we live in, past climate, and life on Mars? Learn how to take a soil sample to test your garden’s health and practice on a tasty treat! *Please notify us of dietary concerns for accommodations
Rover Landing Grades 3 - 12
Special requirements: Site must be able to get wet
The Curiosity Rover traveled through space at nearly 13,000 mph! How did NASA land this delicate robot safely on the surface of Mars? Could you do it better? Design and test your own landing safety gear to protect a water balloon rover!
Soil Science Grades K - 12
How does soil help plants grow? How can we keep it healthy? In this workshop, younger students will learn what soil is and be introduced to concepts like biodegradability while older students will explore nutrients, pH, and the critters that live in soil. All students will learn how to compost at home and how it works! *Teachers, interested in setting up a classroom vermicompost system? We can help!
pH lab Grades 3 - 12
Special requirements: Access to sink for disposal
In this lab, students will learn the pH properties of acids and bases, test various household materials, and create a vibrant rainbow display of the full pH spectrum! By the end, you’ll even discover if your breath has color -changing powers.
Diaper Science Grades 3 - 12
How do diapers hold liquid while keeping people dry? Why do water beads expand so rapidly in size? Explore the chemistry behind sodium polyacrylate, a superabsorbent polymer! Develop hypotheses and test exactly how much liquid different types of diapers hold before things get messy.
Hot and Cold Grades 3 - 12
Special requirements: Access to sink for disposal. Mix together different household materials to create a temperature profile of chemical reactions! Investigate which combinations release heat and which make things chilly in this inquiry-based workshop on exothermic and endothermic reactions.
Hovercrafts Grades 3 - 12
Special requirements: electrical outlets. Using common materials and some student ingenuity, engineer a hovercraft to glide across a table on a near frictionless cushion of air!
Bridges Grades 3 - 12
Do you have a crevasse to cross? A trench to traverse? Using design and your own creativity, you’ll build different types of bridges while learning the principles of engineering!
Jets on a String Grades 3 - 12
Special requirements: open, unobstructed spaces. Are you looking for a hands-on experience for promising rocket scientists? Use the same principles of physics as rockets to power a slightly less combustible projectile. Your students will problem solve on the fly!
Bubbles with Bernoulli Grades 3 - 8
How do airplanes stay in the air? Can you bring two things together while blowing them apart? Students will learn how Bernoulli’s principle keeps things in the air. They’ll use this knowledge to design bubble makers and move ping pong balls and bubbles through a breath-powered relay race!
- Scheduling: Field trips can be scheduled Tuesday through Sunday during two time slots: 10am - 12pm and 1pm - 3pm. Trips must be scheduled in advance and are booked on a space-available basis. For workshop add-ons please schedule at least 3 weeks in advance.
- Audience: Grades: 3 and up. Grades: Pre-K - 2 contact Mobius Children’s Museum at 509.321.7121.
- Group Size: A minimum of 10 paying children is required, with a maximum of 75.
- Chaperones: One adult chaperone (complimentary ticket provided) is required for every seven children; additional adults are $5 each.
- Lunch Time: Mobius Science Center does not have lunch space available. You may call 509.456.3413 to reserve the Kress Gallery in River Park Square or enjoy a picnic in Riverfront Park.
- Parking: Metered parking is available on the street and there are parking lots and garages close by.
- Transportation: There is a bus loading zone available on Post St, in front of Mobius Science Center.
- Accessibility: All areas of Mobius are fully wheelchair accessible. Entry for attendants of disabled persons is free.