The first Sunday of every month ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum offers $1 Family Days where for one dollar per person you get to explore all that it has to offer. If you have never been ScienceWorks, it is a cool museum located in Ashland that has interactive exhibits and exciting experiments for everyone to partake in. You may think that it sounds like it is just for kids, but my husband and I have just as much fun as they do!
We usually start at the Marble Maze where Ilias and Olivia always have a ball building the maze. They have so much fun that I have to always remind them that there is more to do! Also, in the room is the wind experiment where you make your own propellers out of paper, and building blocks which usually ends up being a huge game of Jenga.
My personal favorite is the Bubble-ology Room which is always our second stop. There are five different ways to play with soap bubbles. The kids always try to put themselves in a bubble and to their delight sometimes it actually happens, though you do have to be very patient.
Since, I have told you about all of our favorites I can’t leave out my husband, Gary’s favorite is the Dark Science exhibit where he loves to play with the water streams lit up by black lights. You can manipulate them to create different crazy types of streams.
We do love the whole museum but a few others of our favorite exhibits include: The Light Harp - You use your hands to cut through beams of light to make music, you have to experience it yourself to understand how neat it is. The Shadow Wall – the kids pose in front of a white wall where a strobe light captures their shadow. Bee TV in the Discovery Lab – You get to see bees up close and personal, along with other insects and critters. Science Gallery – Lots of fun experiments that the kids get to jump into, exploring energy, motion, and lots more. The Special Exhibits – There is always something fun and new to explore whether it is the Zoo in You exhibit where you learn all about germs and how your body works or Sportology where you test your strength and athletic skills, usually turning into fun competition between us.
You can visit ScienceWorks any day of the week, but you can also celebrate your child’s birthday there. We celebrated our sons 10th birthday and had a great time. We had the celebration room for an hour and half, where ScienceWorks provided the goodie bags and the kids were able to eat their pizza and birthday cake. After the celebration we were allowed to enjoy the museum for as long as we liked and the kids used every moment to explore!
If you want to go, ScienceWorks is open:
Fall, Winter & Spring: Wednesday through Sunday, 10 am - 5 pm
Summer (Memorial Day - Labor Day): Open every day, 10 am - 6 pm