Science Sundays Starts May 20 at Children’s Museum

May 7, 2012

The Children’s Museum Tucson, 600 South 6th Avenue, launches Science Sundays on May 20 – the same day that a grand science event takes place overhead: a total eclipse of the sun.

The Planetary Institute kicks off this summer program with solar eclipse activities. The annular eclipse can be seen the best in Page, Arizona; at Canyon de Chelly and in Albuquerque.

Science Sundays continues through September 2, and admission is $2.

This Sunday-only program will feature science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) themed activities from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Museum staff and weekly guest organizations will provide hands-on fun for visitors with animals, physics, math, lasers and much more.

Science Sundays coincide with the opening of Investigation Station, the Museum’s all-new exhibit opening later this month. It will be the Museum’s largest exhibit to date and will offer a variety of STEM-based interactive features.  Investigation Station was made possible by Angel Charity for Children, Inc.

Science Sundays is sponsored by Tucson Medical Center, Wells Fargo, Freeport McMoRan, Raytheon, General Growth Properties and Blue Cross® Blue Shield® of Arizona.  Media sponsorship by Arizona Daily Star.

Participating guest organizations for Science Sundays include Reid Park Zoo, The Physics Factory, UA Optics, the Mini-Time Machine Museum, Make It Magic, Tucson Botanical Gardens and others.