School Vacation Weeks at the EcoTarium

Family fun for February, April and December School Vacation

When school's out, the EcoTarium is the place to be. Each February, April and December, our education team cooks up creative ways to learn and have fun -- all designed especially for school-age kids and their families. These theme-based weeks are filled with activities focused around a particular science or nature topic. Many activities are free with admission.

Earth Week: Energy for You and Me

April 19-22, 2016
Energize your April vacation week! Explore the science of wind and figure out how to harness its power to generate energy. And, discover how the sun really can light up our lives. We'll also investigate wind and solar solutions as we work together to build a greener city, and then explore even more in our Electricity exhibit.

And, join us on Friday, April 22 for our annual Earth Day Celebration for even more green fun!

Science Discovery Programs

11:30 a.m.  Windy Reads
Harness the wind and your imagination during Windy Story Time as we explore the science of moving air.  Join us as we investigate how wind turbines work and share some of our favorite windy picture books.

12:30 p.m. Windy Reasons
What causes gentle breezes to become blustery gales?  Hold on to your seats as we explore the science of moving air.  These experiments will blow you away!

2:30 p.m. Let’s Get Energized
Have you ever wondered how power plants make electricity?  Join us to turn turbines, create current, and much more as we transform energy from one form to another.  

3:30 p.m. Light Up Your Life
Light beams will bounce and bend during these exciting experiments.  Play with the properties of light as we explore how people around the world light up their lives every day.

Sustainable Energy Explorations

10:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. -3:30 p.m.
Play with the power of wind using our towering wind tube!  Keep your cool when the heat is on at the solar station!  Put your engineering skills to the test as you design innovative and creative solutions to our wind and solar challenges. 

Planetarium Schedule

Tuesday, April 19

Wednesday, April 20

Thursday, April 21

Friday, April 22