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Discovery Space

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1224 N Atherton St
State College, PA 16803 United States
8142340200 https://discoveryspace.org/programs-events/current-programs/

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December 2018

Free with membership or paid admission

MaD Lab Programs at Discovery Space: Activate Origami

December 26, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 12:15 pm
Discovery Space, 1224 N Atherton St
State College, PA 16803 United States
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Join us in the MaD Lab on Wednesday, December 26 and fold your own origami animal, then make it active using a paper circuit. This program is free with membership or paid admission, please sign up at the front desk upon arrival, limited space is available. Please note that a parent/guardian is required to stay on site with participants. Recommended for ages 8 and up. Session 1: 10:30-11:15am Session 2: 11:30am-12:15pm

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Science on Stage

December 29, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 2:45 pm
Discovery Space, 1224 N Atherton St
State College, PA 16803 United States
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Discovery Space is teaming up with Front and Centre Productions Community Arts Center to explore the connections between science and theatre arts on Saturday, December 29 through three different drop-in programs (schedule below). This program is free with membership or paid admission, please sign up at the front desk upon arrival, limited space is available. Please note that a parent/guardian is required to accompany participants. 10:30-10:45am – Dance I – ages 3-7 – Through movement participants will explore the way…

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January 2019

Free with membership or paid admission

MaD Lab: Makeuary

January 2 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, repeating until March 3, 2019

Discovery Space, 1224 N Atherton St
State College, PA 16803 United States
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Happy Makeuary! Each January and February we celebrate the maker movement through weekly creative challenges in our MaD Lab. Families are invited to participate together in our makeuary activities for free with membership or paid admission. Please note that given the nature of the activities, we ask that parents assist their children, even if just by making suggestions and helping to gather materials. We want every child to have a safe and fun STEM experience during Makeuary! Week 1 (January…

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Free with membership or paid admission

MaD Lab: Makeuary

January 2 @ 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Friday, repeating until March 3, 2019

Discovery Space, 1224 N Atherton St
State College, PA 16803 United States
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Happy Makeuary! Each January and February we celebrate the maker movement through weekly creative challenges in our MaD Lab. Families are invited to participate together in our makeuary activities for free with membership or paid admission. Please note that given the nature of the activities, we ask that parents assist their children, even if just by making suggestions and helping to gather materials. We want every child to have a safe and fun STEM experience during Makeuary! Week 1 (January…

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Free with membership or paid admission

MaD Lab: Makeuary

January 2 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Sunday, repeating until March 3, 2019

Discovery Space, 1224 N Atherton St
State College, PA 16803 United States
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Happy Makeuary! Each January and February we celebrate the maker movement through weekly creative challenges in our MaD Lab. Families are invited to participate together in our makeuary activities for free with membership or paid admission. Please note that given the nature of the activities, we ask that parents assist their children, even if just by making suggestions and helping to gather materials. We want every child to have a safe and fun STEM experience during Makeuary! Week 1 (January…

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$25 – $35

Middle School Programs: CAD Cafe

January 18 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Discovery Space, 1224 N Atherton St
State College, PA 16803 United States
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Come join us for an evening at the Discovery Space CAD Cafe where you’ll eat pizza and learn the ins and outs of a computer assisted design (CAD) program. Apply your new CAD skills to a creative 3D design challenge. Then continue your CAD creativity from home using your own account!

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$55 – $70

January Day Camp – Design It: Circuits and Code

January 21 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Discovery Space, 1224 N Atherton St
State College, PA 16803 United States
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Ages 6-9 Calling all digital designers! Join us for a day of experimentation with circuits and code. Apply what you learn to design your own creation. Camps run 9:00am-4:00pm with optional before (drop off as early as 7:30am) and after (pick-up as late as 5:30pm) care. $55 Member/$70 Non-member Before/After care Additional $10 Cancellation Policy: If your child is no longer able to attend camp, a $15 cancellation fee will be charged and a refund will be issued. If canceling…

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February 2019

Free

Discovery Space Middle School Program – A Night of Neuroscience

February 22 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Discovery Space, 1224 N Atherton St
State College, PA 16803 United States
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A Night of Neuroscience Grab a friend and join us for an evening of pizza with a side of neuroscience! Engage in interactive games and scientific modeling activities as researchers from the Laboratory of Developmental Neuroscience at Penn State guide us through an investigation of the human nervous systems command center: the brain!

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Free

Maker Mondays a The Rivet Discovery Space

February 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Discovery Space, 1224 N Atherton St
State College, PA 16803 United States
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Maker Mondays at The Rivet Discovery Space The Rivet is a new makerspace that will open in Summer 2019 at Discovery Space thanks to support from the Centre Foundation Centre Inspires grant and community member support. While renovations are on-going, The Rivet staff and volunteers are hosting hands-on programs for teens, adults and families in Discovery Space’s current classroom. Each week will feature new activities and demos. Visit TheRivet.org for more information. BYOT: Bring Your Own T-shirt (or purchase one…

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March 2019

$10

Maker Mondays a The Rivet Discovery Space

March 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Discovery Space, 1224 N Atherton St
State College, PA 16803 United States
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Maker Mondays at The Rivet Discovery Space The Rivet is a new makerspace that will open in Summer 2019 at Discovery Space thanks to support from the Centre Foundation Centre Inspires grant and community member support. While renovations are on-going, The Rivet staff and volunteers are hosting hands-on programs for teens, adults and families in Discovery Space’s current classroom. Each week will feature new activities and demos. Visit TheRivet.org for more information. Faux Neon Signs WHEN: March 4th from 6-8pm…

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Free

Workshops at The Rivet Discovery Space

March 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Discovery Space, 1224 N Atherton St
State College, PA 16803 United States
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The Rivet Workshop March 10: Basic Hand Tools Skill-Building Course By the end of this session, you will be able to correctly use hand tools and power tools for basic applications. Tools that will be covered: hammers, measuring tapes, screwdrivers, squares, hand saws, miter boxes, pliers, wrenches, power drills, circular saws, wood glue, sand paper. Open to all ages. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Register at TheRivet.org by March 9th The Rivet is a new community workshop and…

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Free

Workshops at The Rivet Discovery Space

March 10 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Discovery Space, 1224 N Atherton St
State College, PA 16803 United States
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The Rivet Workshop March 10 - Carpentry: A Discussion A professional carpenter will host an informal discussion on dos and don'ts for first time woodworkers. Participants will learn to identify types of woods and finishes, source materials cheaply and sustainably, and how to choose the best options for your individual projects. Open to all ages. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Register at TheRivet.org by March 9th The Rivet is a new community workshop and makerspace that will open…

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Free

Maker Mondays at The Rivet Discovery Space

March 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Discovery Space, 1224 N Atherton St
State College, PA 16803 United States
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Maker Monday: Drones Come and race drones around the Discovery Space exhibit hall. Challenge your friends and watch the entire thing in first person view. While you're here, talk to some drone building and VR experts and experience the makerspace using an Oculus.

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Free

Maker Mondays at The Rivet Discovery Space

March 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Discovery Space, 1224 N Atherton St
State College, PA 16803 United States
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Maker Monday: Culinary Skills Get ready to improve your culinary skills! Conquer the five components of flavor, expand your edible vocabulary, and grill the chefs about everything cooking. Do it all while sipping a delicious tap cocktail courtesy of Big Springs Spirits. RSVP now to get your free drink code.

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$25

The Rivet: Intro to 3D Printing

March 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Discovery Space, 1224 N Atherton St
State College, PA 16803 United States
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Guided by instructor Stevie Fealtman, students will be through the basics of 3D modeling and 3D printing software. Students will all create their own original keychain and 3D print it! (Ages 14+)

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April 2019

Maker Mondays at The Rivet Discovery Space

April 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Monday, repeating until April 29, 2019

Discovery Space, 1224 N Atherton St
State College, PA 16803 United States
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Maker Mondays - Meet The Makers, Discover The Rivet, Try Something New Every Monday at 6 PM. *The last Maker Monday of every month will be for adults 21 and up. **No Events April 22nd. April 1 - Maker Monday: Kazoo We've teamed up with Doing Good With Wood to show you how to construct your very own kazoo. Woodworkers will take you through each step of the process. Start times for kazoo building are 6:00, 6:20, and 6:40. Be…

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Free

Discovery Space – MaD Lab: ScribbleBots

April 6 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Discovery Space, 1224 N Atherton St
State College, PA 16803 United States
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Stop into the MaD Lab and create something new with the Gadget Girls, a group of local students. Design a ScribbleBot and make some crazy patterns! Between 12-2pm there will be four, 30-minute sessions. This program is free with membership or paid admission, sign up at the front desk upon arrival, limited space is available. Please note that a parent/guardian is required to stay on site with participants. Recommended for ages 8 and up.

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Free

The Rivet: Basic Hand Tools

April 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Discovery Space, 1224 N Atherton St
State College, PA 16803 United States
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By the end of this session, you will have the skills to correctly use hand tools and some power tools for basic applications. Tools that will be covered: hammers, measuring tapes, screwdrivers, squares, hand saws, miter boxes, pliers, wrenches, power drills, circular saws, wood glue, sand paper, etc. Your instructor is Matt McConnell

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Free

The Rivet – Carpentry: A Discussion

April 7 @ 8:00 pm
Discovery Space, 1224 N Atherton St
State College, PA 16803 United States
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Take the opportunity to ask a carpenter any questions that you have about woodworking. Topics include: Identifying types of woods and finishes, sourcing materials cheaply and sustainably, and choosing the best options for their individual projects. Appropriate for all skills levels. Your instructor is Matt McConnell

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Free

Discovery Space – Music with the Maestro!

April 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Discovery Space, 1224 N Atherton St
State College, PA 16803 United States
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Meet Maestro Attar and learn about the violin and other string instruments. Get the inside scoop on what a conductor does, learn what their movements mean, and maybe have a chance to conduct the musicians yourself! This drop-in program is free with membership or paid admission.

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The Pennsylvania Chamber Orchestra presents “Music with the Maestro”

April 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Discovery Space, 1224 N Atherton St
State College, PA 16803 United States
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This drop-in program is free with a Discovery Space membership or admission • Meet Maestro Attar and learn about the violin and other string instruments • Get the inside scoop on what a conductor does, learn what their movements mean, and maybe have a chance to conduct the musicians yourself! • Enjoy your newfound knowledge on Sunday, April 14th at the Pennsylvania Chamber Orchestra concert with a free child’s ticket (with paid adult)

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$95 – $120

Discovery Space – Spring Day Camp: Earth Shakers

April 22 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until April 23, 2019

Discovery Space, 1224 N Atherton St
State College, PA 16803 United States
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Earth Shakers (Ages 6-9) Celebrate Earth Day with exploding volcanoes, shaking earthquakes, and submerging tsunamis! Learn about Earth’s layers and how the movement of these layers can cause natural disasters. Then try out your engineering skills by designing and testing a structure that can stand up to nature’s forces. Camps run 9am-4pm with optional before (drop off as early as 7:30am) and after (pick-up as late as 5:30pm) care. $95 members/$120 non-members Before/After care Additional $15

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Earth Day Celebration at Discovery Space

April 23 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Discovery Space, 1224 N Atherton St
State College, PA 16803 United States
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Drop in and celebrate Earth Day at Discovery Space! Investigate static electricity, explore watersheds and contribute to a citizen science project! Free with membership or paid admission

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May 2019

Free with membership or paid admission

Explore Math at Discovery Space

May 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Discovery Space, 1224 N Atherton St
State College, PA 16803 United States
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Participate in the National Math Festival at Discovery Space! Experiment with geometric bubbles, create something new with origami and solve some fun math puzzles as we celebrate the M in STEM – Math! Free with membership or paid admission

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Free

The Rivet: Balloon Twisting 101

May 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Discovery Space, 1224 N Atherton St
State College, PA 16803 United States
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Have you ever wanted to create balloon animals like you see at carnivals and events? Now you can! The Rivet is offering a free Balloon Twisting class courtesy of Star Valle Entertainment and Decor. Your instructor is Elizabeth Starkey

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Discovery Space – Spark Your Curiosity!

May 11 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Discovery Space, 1224 N Atherton St
State College, PA 16803 United States
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Explore the wonders of color and chemistry! Join us for an afternoon of fun and see what our high school Spark interns have been working on this year! The featured activities were created and are facilitated by Spark interns and are perfect for families with children ages 5-10! Stop by the MaD Lab and investigate color theory through hands-on experiments and activities, including painting with pendulums, mixing colors through water diffusion, and creating Newton’s discs. Drop by the Discovery 1…

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STEM Pillars at Discovery Space

May 18 @ 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Discovery Space, 1224 N Atherton St
State College, PA 16803 United States
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How do astronomers study and classify galaxies? Find out during 75 minutes of hands-on learning with an astronomer! This STEM Pillars program will focus on classifying different types of galaxies and is for parents and children ages 6-10 working together. This is a Penn State research project so researchers will be present with video recorders. Please register ahead of time at the front desk as space is limited. Free with membership or paid admission

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June 2019

Investigate: Marine Biology

June 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Discovery Space, 1224 N Atherton St
State College, PA 16803 United States
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Celebrate World Oceans Day at Discovery Space! Drop in and learn more about our oceans through hands-on activities led by visiting marine biologists!

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July 2019

$3 – $30

3D PRINTING AND CAD DESIGN

July 10 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until July 12, 2019

Discovery Space, 1224 N Atherton St
State College, PA 16803 United States
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Grasp the basics of 3D design using Autodesk Fusion 360. In class activities will build skills in understanding the concepts of tolerances in parts, assemblies, prototypes, working with materials, and 3D printing designs. Challenge contests will have you working in teams to solve 3D printing challenges, and participating in mini competitions. Basic tools (a drill, scroll saw, hot glue guns, clamps, etc) will be utilized to complete tasks. Your instructor is Troy Alesi The Rivet is a new community workshop…

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STEM Pillars

July 20 @ 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Discovery Space, 1224 N Atherton St
State College, PA 16803 United States
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For children ages 6-10 with their families. How do pollinators help to create vibrant, healthy ecosystems? Join us for 75 minutes of hands-on learning with a pollinator researcher! This STEM Pillars program will focus on pollinators, like bees, and how they help the plants in our world thrive. This is a Penn State research project so researchers will be present with video recorders. Please register ahead of time at the front desk or by calling 814-234-0200 as space is limited.

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August 2019

Free

Grow Up Great with PNC and Discovery Space

August 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Discovery Space, 1224 N Atherton St
State College, PA 16803 United States
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Join us from 10am-12pm on August 8 to learn about PNC's Grow Up Great program, meet local authors of children's books with a STEM focus, and explore science FREE of charge! Families with children five years old and younger are especially encouraged to attend.

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