Lancaster, PA

Free STEM Fair at The Science Factory + New Exhibit at North Museum

Melissa Frost

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The Lancaster Science Factory is celebrating the 2021 Extraordinary Give along with Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology, and Lancaster Creative Reuse by offering free admission Friday, November 19 from 5 pm to 8 pm.

Over 70 exhibits

There will be over 70 exhibits and also extra interactive STEM activities during the event.

Some of the activities include Virtual Welding presented by High Steel, make & take wooden penguins, hands-on science magic, make & take Olaf’s Snowstorm in a bottle, hydraulic-powered cars, bottle cap mosaic community art project, STEM carnival games, and much more.

Throughout the week the factory is regularly hosting STEM Education classes. Lessons include interactive science, technology, engineering, and math for kids in grades K through 8. The goal with these classes is for students to grow their confidence in STEM topics while building, experimenting, and designing in a way they can’t in a traditional classroom.

They also have a class called Girls Code Club. These lessons are held monthly with the goal of introducing coding concepts to true beginners as well as challenge more experienced coders. The instructors want to encourage an interest in girls at a young age while creating a warm and supporting community.

Masks are required in their facility for all guests over the age of 2, with no exceptions.

The Lancaster Science Factory is located at 454 New Holland Avenue, Lancaster, PA 17602.

World War I Exhibit

North Museum of Nature and Science is featuring a brand new exhibit, named WW1 America. Visitors can explore the exhibit from now until January 8th, 2022.

According to their website, this exhibit invites audiences into a nuanced understanding of World War I as a transformational event in American history, a compressed and convulsive time of social, economic, and political change, and a lens through which to understand what it means to be modern. WWI America explores vitally important stories of a transformational and divisive era, for a broad, multi-generational audience. The exhibition is visually dynamic, with large photographs, moving images, multimedia environments, and re-created settings such as a music shop and a grocery store. From the brutal realities of war to the vivid delights of popular culture, WWI America offers visitors both an engaging and compelling evocation of the several dimensions of this time period, as well as an entry point into thinking about and making sense of the times we live in.

Address: North Museum of Nature and Science is located at 400 College Avenue, Lancaster, PA 17603.

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