August Activities scheduled for Science Central

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News release from Science Central:

August Activities scheduled for Science Central

(August 1, 2013) – Science Central, the region’s premier gateway for informal science education, has slated the following activities for the month of August 2013:

Now through Sunday, September 8 – “Wild Minds – What Animals Really Think” Traveling Exhibition

Have you ever wondered what your dog was thinking? Visit Science Central to see the latest traveling exhibition, Wild Minds: What Animals Really Think and you’ll get some great insights about what’s going on in Fido’s brain. Wild Minds demonstrates just how bright our friends in the animal kingdom can be. You’ll learn about animals’ cognitive skills long thought to make human beings unique: using tools, solving problems, self-awareness, and the ability to communicate. By using a variety of videos, games and displays, you’ll learn about how animals’ environments have shaped their thinking abilities.

This world-class exhibit was funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation, and was developed in cooperation with the Columbus Zoo and COSI; Staten Island Zoo and the New York Hall of Science; Portland Zoo and Oregon Museum of Science & Industry; Santa Barbara Zoo and the California Science Center; and Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo and Science Central.

 

Saturday, August 3 – Science Central at Kid City, Noble County Fairgrounds, Kendallville

Science Central will be on the road with Outreach to Space, an interactive, hands-on set of exhibits funded by the Indiana Space Grant Consortium. The exhibits will be on display at the Noble County Fairgrounds in Kendallville as part of Kid City, an interactive learning fair for kids and families focusing on communication and literacy, arts and culture, health and fitness, and science and the environment. The event runs from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., and admission is free.

 

Saturday, August 17 – Science Central at the Indiana State Fair, Indianapolis

Science Central will be a featured attraction in the Indiana Office of Tourism Development booth at the Indiana State Fair on Saturday, August 17, from 10 a.m.-4p.m. Visit the booth to see Science Central’s Outreach to Space exhibit, an interactive, hands-on exhibit funded by the Indiana Space Grant Consortium that teaches about planets and space. Science Central coupons will also be available at the booth, which will be located in Exposition Hall on the Indiana State Fairgrounds.

 

Saturday, August 24 – Science Central at Taste of the Arts Festival, Freimann Square

As part of the Arts United Taste of the Arts Festival, Science Central will offer hands-on science activities for children, on Saturday, August 24 from 11 a.m.-7 p.m., in Freimann Square. All activities are FREE.

 

Saturday, August 31 – Last Saturday at Science Central

In conjunction with the Downtown Improvement District, Science Central will offer half-price admission on the last Saturday of the month, Saturday, August 31st. Admission will be just $4 all day.

 

Science Central, a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization, has provided a hands-on fun learning environment for over 17 years. Through our 120+ exhibits, school tours, distance learning programs and weekend public events, we bring the excitement of science and technology to over 130,000 children and adults annually. For more information, contact Science Central at 260-424-2400 or visit us on the web at www.sciencecentral.org.

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