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Frankenstein’s Workshop

January 27

Join us as we celebrate the bicentennial of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. We’ll explore the intersection between science fiction and today’s science advancements in electricity, robotics, synthetic biology and human enhancements.

Programming

Monster Mask, Explore – 10:30am
Who was Dr. Frankenstein and who was his “monster?” Create your own monster mask with a special feature: an LED bulb that lights up!

Spark of Life, Explore – 10:30am
How does your body react to electricity? Make a battery from two kinds of metal and your own body!

Lightning Strikes, Rusthon Theater – 11:00am
Join us for an electrifying experience as we explore the science and power behind the movement of electrons.

Frankentoy, Demonstration Station – 12:00pm
Mix and match different toy parts to make your own “creature.”

Automata, Workshop – 1:00
Make an automaton, a moving mechanical device that imitates the movement of a human, animal, or other living thing. What happens when your creation comes to life?

Battery Stack, Demonstration Station – 2:00pm
Recreate Alessandro Volta’s first electrical battery. How can an invention be both negative and positive?

Dough Creature, Explore – 3:00pm
Can you build a creature from scratch? Form a creature out of conductive dough and bring it to life by creating an electrical circuit.

Monster Mask, Explore – 3:00pm
Who was Dr. Frankenstein and who was his “monster?” Create your own monster mask with a special feature: an LED bulb that lights up!

Scribble Bots, Workshop – 4:00pm
Design a toy bot that scribbles a drawing on a sheet of paper and discover who is the true artist – you or your bot.

Battery Stack, Demonstration Station – 4:00pm
Recreate Alessandro Volta’s first electrical battery. How can an invention be both negative and positive?

Lightning Strikes, Rusthon Theater – 5:00pm
Join us for an electrifying experience as we explore the science and power behind the movement of electrons.

Details

Date:
January 27