For school-aged kids, the Science Center will present some exciting demonstrations and presentations in the Marshalltown Library's large meeting room.
"Boom! Explosive Science" will be offered at 10 a.m. and a repeated program at 11 a.m. on Thursday with tickets available at the youth desk that morning. This program will explore the interactions of pressure, temperature and states of matter to explain why things pop, bang, or blow up, as well as include an experiment featuring ultra-cold liquid nitrogen and combustible gases.
"Simply Electrifying," is a second demonstration/assembly-style program (tickets required) to be presented by the Science Center on June 25, geared toward second graders through middle school students. This program will feature the "hair-raising fun" of a Van de Graff generator and a chance to see what happens when electricity meets a pickle.
Both of these Science Center assembly programs will be limited to school-aged kids, and parents (as space allows.) Parents with preschoolers may spend time in the youth area with the younger kids while their school-aged children are in the meeting room program, which will last approximately 45 minutes. People can call to have tickets held no earlier than the day before each program, 641-754-5738, ext. 3, or get tickets the day of the program, as supplies last.