Visual Arts / Exhibits

Tuesday September 4 - Sunday September 30 - All Day

Katsushika Hokusai - Art Studio Program

Join us in the Art Studio for Katsushika Hokusai inspired watercolor wave paintings, pattern plate rubbings, artist(s) of the month coloring pages, and Dale Chihuly inspired coffee filter sculptures.  All activities are self-guided with instructions provided.  Stop by and get creative!

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Tuesday September 11 - Sunday September 30 - All Day

Swashbuckling Science

Arrg mateys!  It’s a pirate’s life for you as you discover the swashbuckling science of being a pirate in honor of Talk like a Pirate Day.  Learn at ye own risk as you test out an eye patch perception experiment, dare to walk the plank, sail ho with our pirate ship challenge, and even learn what a scallywag might say!  The Eastman Discovery Lab will be open by announcement periodically throughout each day.

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Tuesday October 2 - Wednesday October 31 - All Day

Katsushika Hokusai - Art Studio Program

Join us for Hokusai inspired watercolor resist wave paintings, leaf plate rubbings, and a jack-o-lantern paper craft in our Art Studio.  All activities are self-guided with instructions provided, with facilitated programs announced periodically throughout each day.  Stop by and get creative!

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Tuesday October 2 - Thursday October 4 - All Day

Reverse Engineering

Join us for some reverse engineering and test your skills on lots of items adults would never let you take apart.  Dismantle computer towers, phones, keyboards, and more!  Reverse Engineering will be setup on our TVA Discovery Cart throughout each day.  (*Contains small parts not suitable for children 3 and under.)

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Tuesday October 2 - Sunday October 14 - All Day

Shake It Up!

We are shaking things up in the lab to recognize Earthquake Awareness Day.  Your mission is to engineer a miniature earthquake-proof structure.  Test it out on our earthquake simulation platform made of gelatin, and see if it withstands the shakeup.  The Eastman Discovery Lab will be open by announcement periodically throughout each day.

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Tuesday October 9 - Thursday October 11 - All Day

Reverse Engineering

Join us for some reverse engineering and test your skills on lots of items adults would never let you take apart.  Dismantle computer towers, phones, keyboards, and more!  Reverse Engineering will be setup on our TVA Discovery Cart throughout each day.  (*Contains small parts not suitable for children 3 and under.)

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Friday October 12 - All Day

Star Party

Join us for some out-of-this-world star gazing!  We have both a solar observation telescope for safe daytime viewing and a traditional night viewing scope for your viewing pleasure.  Weather permitting, stay tuned to social media for more information and updates. Limited access to the scopes based on attendees.  This event was made possible by TVA.

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Tuesday October 16 - Sunday November 11 - All Day

Colorful Chemistry

Join us in celebration of National Chemistry Week.  Learn all about the science of chemistry, color, and chromatography.  You will even get the chance to make your own piece of colored chalk and a tie dye masterpiece made with the science of chromatography.  The Eastman Discovery Lab will be open by announcement periodically throughout each day.

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Tuesday October 16 - Thursday October 18 - All Day

Reverse Engineering

Join us for some reverse engineering and test your skills on lots of items adults would never let you take apart.  Dismantle computer towers, phones, keyboards, and more!  Reverse Engineering will be setup on our TVA Discovery Cart throughout each day.  (*Contains small parts not suitable for children 3 and under.)

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Wednesday October 17 - All Day

Fossil Fun!

Stop by anytime between 1pm-5pm to examine real fossils on National Fossil Day with a “picking” activity featuring micro-sediment from Aurora, NC*.  Play our Fossil or Fake game and use plaster to create your own fossil cast replica to take home.  Children must be supervised at all times. Materials fee of $3 per person for Hands On! Discovery Center members, $5 per person for non-members, while supplies last. (*All fossils and sediment must remain on site for scientific research purposes.)

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Saturday October 20 - All Day

DIY Custom Hula Hoop Construction

Stop by to design, build, and decorate your very own custom hula hoop specially fitted for you.  Discover the science of engineering and physics while gaining some fantastic hula hooping moves.  Cost $8 for members, $10 for non-members, while supplies last.

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Tuesday October 23 - Thursday October 25 - All Day

Reverse Engineering

Join us for some reverse engineering and test your skills on lots of items adults would never let you take apart.  Dismantle computer towers, phones, keyboards, and more!  Reverse Engineering will be setup on our TVA Discovery Cart throughout each day.  (*Contains small parts not suitable for children 3 and under.)

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