Archive for June, 2011
August 8-12, 2011
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Frances Leach High Prairie Arts and Science Complex
1810 Schafer Street, Bismarck, ND
Frances Leach Arts & Science Camp will offer hands-on fun from High Prairie organizations including Central Dakota Children’s Choir, Gateway to Science, Shade Tree Players, and Theo Arts School. This camp will fill your child’s week with a wide variety of art, music, theater and science activities. Gateway to Science will present: “Mystery: Where’s Mr. Bear?” for Grades 1-3, “Feeling Spacey” for Grades 2-4, “Build it Up!” and “Chemical Reactions” for Grades 4-6. Registration fees are reduced for members of High Prairie partners and vary depending on whether a full-day or half-day schedule is chosen. Register by July 29th to receive an early bird discount.
Visit the Frances Leach High Prairie Arts & Science Complex website for the full schedule of classes and to register online, or stop at the High Prairie Complex to get the information and registration form in person.
Gateway to Science Lego Campers had a great time with Rob Graff this week! They created multiple sculptures and ended up on You Tube! Yes that’s right…You Tube! Check it out here for
Lego Camp C
Lego Camp D.
Gateway to Science is offering a Membership Special for Employees of our Corporate Members. Purchase a Family Plus Membership (normally $70) for the price of a Family Membership (just $50). Family Plus allows you to treat friends and relatives to a fun-filled day of discovery! (Note: If you are already a Gateway to Science member, you can upgrade to Family Plus, and we’ll extend your membership one year from the current expiration date.)
TAKE ADVANTAGE RIGHT NOW! This offer ends June 30, 2011.
Basin Electric Power Cooperative
Bill Barth Ford Kia
Bartlett & West
Great River Energy
Mid Dakota Clinic Foundation
Pearce & Durick Law Firm
St. Alexius Medical Center
Swenson, Hagen & Co.
University of Mary
If you are an employee of any corporate member listed above, you can purchase this special offer on our website.
If your employer is not yet a Gateway to Science corporate member, it’s not too late to join. Visit our Corporate Membership page for more information. You can also download the Corporate Membership Application.
~Beth Demke, Executive Director
Gateway to Science proudly welcomes Krypto, a bearded dragon, who will be visiting us this summer. Krypto is on loan to us from the Riedman family.
Here are a few facts about our visitor:
- Krypto is approximately 5 years old, he has a life span of up to 8 years.
- He prefers live worms and crickets for his meals but might try fruit.
- He could get up to 25mph, but our Krypto is a bit lazy and may not even reach 10mph!
- The average bearded dragon can grow from 18 inches to 20 inches.
- They are called bearded dragons because of their “beard” that puffs up when they are threatened or “showing off.”
Thanks to the Riedman family for sharing your special friend with us and welcome to Krypto!
The Sound of Science was a great success as nearly 100 visitors explored the way sound waves move and work to create the sounds we hear.
Visitors also made music with their hands, Franklin’s Armonica (think water!), checked out our Sound Studio, made their own tambourine, tried the slinky sound wave, rang church bells (shown at right), used their teeth to hear, made water chime, talked on the telephone cans, and went “Ahoy!” That’s alot of sound!
Fun was had by all, visitors and volunteers alike! We are already looking forward to next year to “hear” what is new at the Sound of Science! Hope to see you there!
Mark your calendars for Gateway to Science’s next free family event – Family Rocket Day on Saturday, July 16, 12:30-3:30 p.m.
Gateway to Science wants your vote! It’s time again for the Bismarck Tribune’s “Best of the Best” awards. There are several categories this year that you can vote for Gateway to Science…get your pencils ready…and take note!!
Here’s what you need to do:
1. Get a Bismarck Tribune OR go online to www.bismarcktribune.com/choice to vote
2. You must vote for at least 50% of the categories in order to be included and you cannot vote more than once for just one category.
3. You must vote by JUNE 19!!!
We suggest the following categories appropriate to Gateway to Science:
Best Outdoor Family Fun (Family Rocket Day @ Gateway to Science), Best Festival Event (Haunting Arts & Spooktacular Science), Best Charity Event (Einstein on Wine @ Gateway to Science), Best City Attraction (Gateway to Science) and Best Kids Birthday Party Place (Gateway to Science). The rest is up to you! Thanks for your support!!
The top 3 vote getters in each category will be announced on June 26 and then we get to vote again!
Thank You for your support of Gateway to Science!!
The Sound of Science
Saturday, June 11
Gateway to Science
Frances Leach High Prairie
Arts and Science Complex
1810 Schafer Street
Do you want to know how your ears hear? Or, how does that musical instrument work? Maybe you are just curious about how sound is created? Come on out and explore hands-on activities to find out the answers to these questions and more. This fun, free, family event will help you learn about sound in a whole new way! We’ll “hear” you there!
The Sound of Science
Gateway to Science, North Dakota’s only hands-on science center, is taking part in the Blue Star Museums program. This program offers free admission to all active duty military personnel and their immediate family members. This offer will expire on Labor Day. We invite you to stop in this weekend and visit us.
Gateway to Science proudly invites our North Dakota Active and Reserve Force families, Minot Air Force Base families, Grand Forks Air Force Base families and other military families as well to visit us this summer. Blue Star Museums is a partnership among Blue Star Families, the National Endowment for the Arts, and more than 1,300 museums across America.
Gateway to Science is open Monday-Thursday, 12pm-7PM and Friday-Saturday, 12PM-5PM. We are located in the Frances Leach High Prairie Arts & Science Complex at 1810 Schafer Street, Bismarck, ND. The free admission is available to active-duty military and their immediate members (military ID holder and up to five immediate family members).
Gateway to Science is scheduled to hold its annual Sound of Science event on Saturday, June 11 from 1PM-4PM. The Sound of Science is a FREE FAMILY EVENT that uses hands-on activities together with special displays and special guests to teach about how sound is created. Due to the major flooding issues that Bismarck and Mandan are experiencing, we are looking for community input as to whether this family event should be held as scheduled or postponed to a later date. Please click on the link below to take our very short survey!
Again, thank you!