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What better way to kick off summer than with the all the fun things going on at SciWorks in June? Here’s just a few to make sure you don’t miss …

Experience a ‘Star Party’

On the evening of Saturday, June 7, join SciWorks and the Forsyth Astronomical Society for a free astronomy observation using professional grade telescopes.The party starts and 7:30 pm and lasts until 10:30 pm.In case of bad weather, call (336) 767-6730 after 5:30 pm for an update.

Design, Build and Be an Engineer in Tech City

Solve the real-world problems faced by engineers with the new Tech City traveling exhibit at SciWorks. Opening June 14, this exciting exhibition highlights the engineering behind so many of the structures and functions in our daily lives — from buildings and bridges to traffic intersections and gravity dams.

Visitors who enter Tech City will learn about the engineering process of designing, building, testing and modifying. Twelve highly interactive exhibit stations use hands-on activities and multimedia experiences to present problems that can be solved using an engineering approach. The exhibit promotes engineering as a problem-solving process and appeals to a wide variety of learning styles.

Exhibit highlights include: “Separation Station,” where visitors can “clean” the water; “Traffic Jam,” where visitors can use computers to optimize traffic flow; and “Earthquake,” where visitors can design and build structures, and then test the results against earthquake forces on the shake table. Designed to include activities for both younger and older individuals, this exhibit will delight visitors of all ages!

Bring the Family on Family Friday Night

Monthly Family Friday Nights are a summer tradition at SciWorks, and this one is scheduled on Friday, June 13, so you can see a preview of the new Tech City exhibit. Enjoy the science center, outdoor parks and planetarium for only $3 per person. Children 2 and under and members are free.

Make a Commotion for the Ocean

Saturday, June 28, from 1 to 5 pm, is Ocean Commotion Day at SciWorks, so you can dive into the wonders and mysteries of the sea without the long drive.

Interactive demonstrations will illustrate how the ocean shapes our Eartth, our climate, and our lives. Discover the diversity of ocean life, learn more about marine mammals, and see how much remains unknown.

Ocean Commotion Day is included with the regular SciWorks admission. Members are free.

Sign Up for SciCamp

SciWorks is offering a variety of one-day and week-long SciCamps for rising K-6th graders. The one-day versions are the week of July 7-11, and the week-long camps run from July 14 to August 8.

For more information and to download a brochure, click here.