Woman and young girl enjoy making reindeer crafts at the Academy's 'Tis the Season for Science

Ice Lab
Daily, 10 am-3:30 pm
The Swamp

Explore cold-weather creatures, their adaptations, and their environments through crafts and hands-on experiments and demonstrations:

  • Make an origami penguin
  • Create a caribou out of a clothespin
  • Enjoy participatory pop-up demonstrations throughout the day, including:
    • Blubber Glove: Get a “hands-on” feel for how Arctic animals stay warm in cold water climates
    • Melting Ice: Discover how temperature and salinity affect density with this cool-as-ice experiment
    • Bear and Reindeer Specimen Investigation
    • Snowflake Investigation: Explore snowflakes using microscopes and hear about the importance of community science.
    • Comet Demo: Get a chance to see a comet made right before your eyes and find out what common ingredients can be combined to make these icy solar bodies!