Titanoboa: Monster Snake Opens!Aug 26 - Saturday All Day
Mobius Science Center | Aug 26 - Nov 26, 2017 | Free with Admission
Slithering in at 48 feet long and weighing an estimated one-and-a-half tons, a realistic replica of the world’s largest snake is on exhibit at Mobius Science Center until November 26, 2017. The Smithsonian shares Titanoboa: Monster Snake, an exhibit of titanic proportions and its incredible story. The exhibit features a full-scale model of Titanoboa, casts of the original fossil vertebrae, and clips from the Smithsonian Channel documentary; it delves into the discovery, reconstruction, and implications of this enormous reptile.
Discovered in a Colombian coal mine 60 million years old, scientists uncovered remains of the largest snake in the history of the world, Titanoboa cerrejonensis. In the era after the mass extinction of the dinosaurs, scientists believe that the colossal snake is related to modern boa constrictors and could crush and devour a crocodile! This massive predator thrived in a hot tropical climate from which the South American rainforest emerged.
Fossilized plants and animals found at the site reveal the earliest known rainforest, teeming with life and dating to the Paleocene. Fossil finds included giant turtles and crocodiles, as well as the first-known bean plants and some of the earliest banana, avocado, and chocolate plants. Their most spectacular discovery was the fossilized vertebrae of a previously undiscovered species of snake.
Titanoboa: Monster Snake is a collaboration between the Florida Museum of Natural History, the University of Nebraska, and the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. The exhibition is sponsored locally by Spokane International Airport, Max J. Kuney Construction, and Washington Trust Bank.
Member Only - Mobius Members with a MissionNov 17 - Friday 5:30 - 7:00pm Mobius Children's Museum
Mobius Members + Second Harvest Food Bank = building a stronger community! We are asking that each family bring 5 cans of food that we will use to “canstruct” a structure together. Mobius will provide cans for the base of the structure and we will ALL use the cans donated that night to finish it! Second Harvest Food Bank will then collect the cans to help families in need in our community the following week.
Closed for ThanksgivingNov 23 - Thursday
Happy Thanksgiving! Both the children's museum and science center will be closed today.
Santa Breakfast FundraiserDec 2 - Saturday 9:00am - 11:00am The Davenport Hotel
Join us Saturday, December 2nd from 9am-11am at The Davenport Hotel, Grand Pennington Ballroom to support Mobius Children's Museum with a magical morning of breakfast, holiday festivities, and a visit with Santa!
The Wolff Family
Early Closure @ Science CenterDec 7 - Thursday Closing at 3pm
Mobius Science Center is closing at 3pm today for the removal of Titanoboa: Monster Snake.
Member Only - Moneyville!Dec 15 - Friday 5:30 - 7:00pm Mobius Science Center
Come down and check out our new Moneyville Exhibit, sponsored by Numerica Credit Union! Numerica Credit Union will be sharing tips about how kids can “earn a bounty” for good behavior and learn about how to save money! Plus, we’ll make some budget friendly holiday ornaments to take home and you can add your face to a dollar bill!
Giant Gingerbread House Decorating at MCM & MSC!Dec 16 - Saturday 10am - 5pm
Get in the holiday spirit and help us decorate our giant cardboard Gingerbread House… we’ll bring the craft supplies, you bring the imagination!
*Weekend events are free with daily admission, to enjoy activities at both locations purchase a Bounce Pass for only $12 per person. See Admissions Desk for details.
Closed for Christmas Eve & ChristmasDec 24 - Sunday
Both the children's museum and science center are closed Christmas Eve and Christmas day.
Closed for New Year's Eve and New Year's Day!Dec 31 - Sunday
Happy New Year! Both the children's museum and science center will be closed today.