The Grand Rapids Public Museum (GRPM) recently announced that Saturday Curiosity Labs will be continuing through Summer 2019. Curiosity Labs give visitors the opportunity to get hands-on with science during their visit.
Due to the popularity of the labs throughout the school year, and the importance of hand-on science, the GRPM has extended the Labs to be offered during the summer months, as well as each school year.
Saturday Curiosity Labs feature fun, hands-on activities themed around science for all ages. Highlights include learning how a watershed works through the Museum’s water table and through an Augmented Reality (AR) sandbox in which by moving and building the sand visitors can create erupting volcanoes, rivers, oceans and mountains. Additional hands on activities change week to week.
“We are excited to continue to offer Saturday Curiosity Labs over the summer for the community. For any type of learner, the opportunity to be hands-on with a subject, allows that information to resonate that much more with them,” said Dr. Stephanie Ogren, Vice President of Education and Science at the GRPM. “During the summer, when most kids are on break from school, it is a great way to keep them engaged with learning.”
Saturday Curiosity Labs are free with general admission and take place every Saturday at the GRPM from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in an open house style format.
For more information on Saturday Curiosity Labs and to see upcoming exhibits and programs at the Museum, visit grpm.org.
The GRPM’s Watershed Lab was funded by Great Lakes Fishery Trust and Wege Foundation. Saturday Curiosity Labs are funded by the Brookby Foundation.