Great Balls Of Fire
October 3 and 4, 2015
Noon to 4 p.m.
- Flying Comet - Calling all space fans. Create a comet to soar through the sky.
- Micro Meteorites - Help us search for a little piece of outer space by looking for magnetic micro meteorites in debris collected from our backyard.
- Extreme Temperatures Show - Join us as we show you the wonders of water, ice, and other low temperature elements that make up our solar system.
- NASA Live TV - Tune in LIVE with NASA as we will have them streaming all day in our Keller Science Theater.
- South Florida Amateur Astronomers Association
- Speaker Series
Saturday, October 3 at 1:30 p.m.
Friday, October 16 at 1:30 p.m.
If you want to learn more about the formation of our planet join us as our resident physicist, Hiram Bleecker shares his knowledge of space.
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Fire Prevention Day
October 17, 2015 Noon to 4 p.m.
Side-by-Side House Burn 1:00 p.m.
Celebrate Fire Prevention Week with the Florida Fire Sprinkler Association
and the Fort Lauderdale Fire Department. Watch what happens to a house with no fire
protection versus a house with fire protection as we set them to burn.
Meet our Local Heros - Fort Lauderdale Fire Department
Take photos with some of the bravest people we have in Fort Lauderdale
South Florida American Chemical Society
Chemistry Clubs and faculty members present hands-on chemistry activities
demonstrating the 2015 National Chemistry week theme “Chemistry Colors Our World.”
Keller Science Theater 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Various colored flames, hydrogen balloons and exploding eggs will blow your mind.
Great Balls of Fire Weekend Activity: Planetarium Shows
October 23, 24, 25, 2015
1:30 p.m. Star Stories
Learn about stars, the distance between heavenly bodies, star brightness and how to use star constellations as a guide.
3:30 p.m. The Search for Life in the Universe
Looking forward from the big bang, in search of those special places that might harbor life, including all of the planets in our solar system.
Animal Grossology Halloween
October 31, 2015 Noon to 4 p.m.
Owl Pellets -
Owls cannot chew their food and swallow their food whole. Take a close look at the indigestible
material like teeth, skulls, claws and feather that is too dangerous for the owls to digest.
Yucky Jelly Bean Tasting -
Does it taste like armpit or cotton candy? Be careful which jelly bean you taste. Some may be a
trick and others a treat!
Taste Edible Bugs! -
Don’t bug out when you take a bite of our edible crickets and larvets.
Do you have a fear of spiders? The more you learn about our insect friends, the less creepy they
Animal Skins and Sheds -
Reptiles, arachnids and insects are able to shed their skins but we are not. Become one of these
animals for an instant and make a human shed.
No-Skid Squids -
Look inside of a squid and learn how it moves and eats. Beware…you might get stuck by the
suction cups on one of the eight arms…and it will never let go!
Blubber Glove -
Ever wonder how some arctic animals stay warm in the cold? We can show you with our blubber
Sticky Webs -
Spiders make some of the most amazing webs. Do you have what it takes to stick with it?
Microscopic Bugs -
Take a look under our lens at some creepy critters that you can’t see with the naked eye.
Reptile Show -
Did you know that snakes smell with their tongues? Join us to meet and learn interesting facts
about all our reptile friends at the Museum.
Hunger Games Opening Weekend Activities
November 21 and 22, 2015 Noon to 4 p.m.
Learn how to tell the difference between poisonous and nonpoisonous plants.
Under the Sea Creations -
Create fish, crabs and some other under-the-sea friends to take home.
Tricks of the Color -
Learn all about camouflage and challenge yourself to find all of the hidden animals in this
Fire Training -
Like early man, discover the mystery behind starting your own fire if you are ever stranded and
learn all the safety procedures for putting it out.
Take aim on our archery course and see if you could handle being on your own with a bow and
Discover which bugs are food and which bugs are friends in case you need a snack in the
We Want SPACE!
November 27 – 29, 2015
Noon to 4 p.m.
SkyLab Show -
Immerse yourself in a starry night at the Museum. Learn all about stars and constellations in our
Star Viewer -
Become Galileo and create a telescope and starry constellations.
Stomp Rockets -
3…2…1… BLAST OFF! Build your own rocket and then watch it shoot off into space.