Thanks to all of the civic and community leaders who spoke in support of our Da Vinci Science City project at our news conference this week. Find out more about this ExSCIting Possibility at http://bit.ly/2fv78VN.
Guar gum is a fiber used to thicken ice cream and other household products. The more guar gum you use, the thicker your ice cream! In this picture you can tell how thick guar gum becomes when you only add water! Don’t worry though, our ice cream looks a lot tastier! Experiment and learn more about guar gum at Ice Cream Wars 9.0 on Saturday, Jan. 7. See more at http://bit.ly/DSCICW. #FoodScienceFriday#ICW9
Our staff loves to play with #snow! Create your own six-sided #snowflake and watch it glide through the air in our seven-foot wind tube weekends in December as part of our #Frozen Science series. See what else you can do at davincisciencecenter.org/frozen. #winter#family#kids
Thank you to our panelists Greg Czarnecki, Climate Change & Research Coordinator, PA Dept. of Conservation and Natural Resources;
Frank T. Kuserk, Ph.D., Louise E. Juley Professor of Biological Sciences, Moravian College; and Kathryn Semmens, Ph.D.
Science Director, Nurture Nature Center for their fantastic presentation on climate change to members of our Leonardo Society and their guests.
The Leonardo Society is comprised of individuals and couples who make an annual gift of at least $1,000 toward the Da Vinci Science Center’s operations. By making these contributions, society members support the Center’s mission, take an active role in its success, and secure the futures of tomorrow’s scientists and engineers.
For more information, please contact the Development Department at 484-664-1002 ext. 102 or ext. 125.
As we pursue new ExSCIting Possibilities, the talent and dedication of our team members make an immeasurable impact on all we do. Ann Marie Surovy, CFRE, our Director of Development and Community Relations, pictured here with CEO Lin Erickson, was honored recently with the Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ (AFP) 2016 Excellence in Fundraising Management Award.
We're thrilled to share the news about our partnership with the City of Easton, Pa., to explore the feasibility of creating a Da Vinci Science City complex to add to the great exhibits, programs, and events we offer in our Allentown facility. Get the full story at http://bit.ly/2fv78VN.
Frozen Science fun throughout December includes hands-on activities for kids, live science shows, and the special presentations that delight families. All Frozen Science events are included with paid admission or membership. Visit davincisciencecenter.org/frozen for details.
What You Can Do
• Discover the “magical” powers of liquid nitrogen during the Frozen Magic live shows.
• See an African Penguin from the Lehigh Valley Zoo.
• Meet real sled dogs from Arctic Paws Sled Dog Tours.
• Get to know a bamboo shark from the Center for Aquatic Sciences at Adventure Aquarium.
• Explore life on trains with the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania.
• Get up close with a live reindeer from Z Arch Barn Farm.
• See popular folk singer Dave Fry perform.
• Enjoy the musical stylings of children’s singer Miss Maggie.
• Walk through a new Winter Village featuring a 20-foot-long model train display.
• Build with Imagination Playground blocks inside a Frozen Palace.
• Marvel at an Aurora Borealis display made from colored shadows and make a snowman melt.
Help the kids beat cabin fever this holiday season with Winter Break Day Camp Dec. 27-29 at the Da Vinci Science Center. Museum educators inspire campers to think creatively, be curious, and learn through their own observations and discoveries. Experiences include live animal encounters, engineering challenges, coding, and much more. Camps are for students in grades K-5. Register today and get details at davincisciencecenter.org/camp.