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Science Night With the Collins Main Library

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Science Night is a FREE, fun, family-friendly, hands-on science event jointly hosted by the National MagLab and the Leon County Collins Main Library.

Next Science Night

Topic: Star Party

When: January 18, 2024 at 6:30-7:15 p.m.

Where: Leroy Collins Leon County Main Public Library - View map

Admission: Free

September through April we invite you to join us for a FREE, fun, and family-friendly hands-on science event. All ages are welcome (but Science Night is especially for those aged 5-10). Every month’s Science Night will explore a different, exciting scientific topic through experiments or demonstrations, an interactive Question Answer session with an expert guest and a hands-on activity (with household items). Plan for the activity to last about 45 minutes. And as an added bonus, the Collins Library staff is picking the best reads and media to complement our Science Night topic for you to check out to continue exploring on your own!

Check out the MagLab Pinterest board on Science in Literature to find amazing science books for readers of all levels selected by our librarian friends.

Upcoming events

December 2023

Description: There is no Science Night in December.

January 18, 2024

Location: LeRoy Collins Leon County Main Public Library - View map

Theme: Star Party

Description: We live on a rock that’s hurtling through space and orbiting a star. Come get to know the other neighbors in our solar system and learn about the chemistry holding it all together.

February 15, 2024

Location: Lake Jackson Branch Public Library - View map

Theme: Genius Genes

Description: You are a chemical masterpiece! Your genes are a special code that determined many things about you from your hair color to your facial expressions. Join us as we learn more about the science of what makes you YOU.

March 21, 2024

Location: LeRoy Collins Leon County Main Public Library - View map

Theme: It’s a Small World

Description: There’s a lot more going on around us than we can see with our eyes. Microscopes take us to a new realm filled with viruses, bacteria, and so much more. Get to know some germs and take a close look at the tiny universe at our fingertips.

April 18, 2024

Location: LeRoy Collins Leon County Main Public Library - View map

Theme: The Little Engineer That Could

Description: Engineers use math, science, and creativity to solve problems. Come put your imagination to work as we craft new inventions together and have fun flexing our STEM skills.

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Last modified on 30 November 2023