“Full STEAM Ahead” Free Family Discovery Day

When:  November 4

Time:  12pm – 2pm

Where:  The Besser Museum for Northeast Michigan

Topic:  Big Space Objects!

Investigate the worlds above your head!  Learn about the largest bodies in our solar system through hands-on activities for all ages.  From the immense Sun to the familiar Earth, explore what makes up most of the solar system.  Enjoy 2 free showings in the Besser Museum’s Digital Planetarium Theater where you can go on a tour of all the planets!

What it's all about:

Besser Museum’s “Full STEAM Ahead” Free Family Discovery Days are funded through a 2017 Alpena County Youth and Recreation grant. 

The Besser Museum’s educational outreach department has developed six different educational programs themed to highlight Alpena’s community and heritage. The six Free Family Discovery Days will be based on the elements of STEAM (science and technology interpreted through engineering and the arts, all based in mathematical elements). 

Through the utilization of the new digital dome planetarium theater and collaboration between museum staff, volunteers, and community partners, the whole family will enjoy participating in the “Full STEAM Ahead” hands-on learning activities. 

The “Full STEAM Ahead” Free Family Discovery Programs will take place on September 9th, October 14th, November 4th, November 15th, December 9th, and December 28th. More information is available at www.bessermuseum.org.

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