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Virtual learning will continue after Sloan Museum and Longway Planetarium reopen July 8. If you cannot or do not wish to visit us during our first days back, we completely understand and look forward to welcoming you when you feel comfortable returning. In the meantime, keep visiting, connecting, and learning with us on social media. So far, our educators have produced over 50 videos presenting hands-on science activities and backyard astronomy tips you can try at home. You can find all of our content on Facebook. While we keep in-person capacity low, we will continue to present First Fridays and Second Saturday Trivia Nights on Facebook Live.Watch on Facebook
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First Friday: Astronomy 101
Backyard Astronomy: Lunar Maria
Build A Bridge Challenge
Astronomy Activity: Spectroscopy
Baking Soda & Vinegar Activities
Things That Fly Activity
How do we know what our Sun is made of?
Sun Shadows Activity
Download the pattern and print or trace to make your own color spinner.
Star Stories: Callisto and Arcus
Astronomy Brain Teaser: Coriolis Effect
Astronomy Brain Teaser: Circumference of the Earth
Balloon Racer Activity
Sink or Float Experiments
Backyard Astronomy: Comet Atlas
Melting Point Experiment
Backyard Astronomy: Orion's Belt
Backyard Astronomy: Hyades Star Cluster
Fun with Static Electricity!
Backyard Astronomy: Lunar Phases
Backyard Astronomy: Bootes and Corona Borealis
Things That Roll Experiment
Backyard Astronomy: Leo and Arcturus
CO2-Powered Bottle Boat Experiment
Backyard Astronomy: Polaris
Water Cycle Experiment
Backyard Astronomy: Winter Circle
Backyard Astronomy: Venus and Pleiades
Walking Rainbow Experiment
The new Sloan Museum of Discovery will open in late 2021. Until then, you can take a virtual tour of the old Sloan Museum history exhibits from the comfort of your home! Take a walk back through time, from the Durant-Dort Carriage Company to Flint's fight for fair housing.Take A Tour