Program / Events

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Shocking Science

Friday, February 23
5:30-8pm
Ages 10-14

Did you ever wonder why some objects give you a static shock in the winter? It all comes down to conductivity! Join us as we experiment with conductivity and discover how materials around us allow electricity to flow.

$25 member/$35 non-member
Register online


Create and Animate

Friday, March 16
5:30-8pm
Ages 10-14

Do you like animated movies or video games? Then this is the event for you! Together we’ll learn the basics behind early animation techniques. Apply your new skills to create your own production!

$25 member/$35 non-member
Register online


Makeuary… be creative this winter!

Each year we host Makeuary in January and February. During the event, we propose a new challenge or STEM craft and invite families and children to participate together for free with admission. Given the nature of the activities, we ask that parents help their children with all activities, even if it just means making suggestions. We want every child to have a safe and fun STEM experience during Makeuary!

  • January 3-7 – Recycled Robots

    Back by popular demand! Design and build your own robot out of recycled materials!

  • January 10-14 – Marble Maze

    Design a maze and test it. Challenge your friends and family to try it out!

  • January 17-21 – Flight Technology

    Experiment with designing things that fly, glide and spin.

  • January 24-28 –  3D shapes

    Cubes, tetrahedrons, cones and more! Decorate and build 3D shapes out of paper.

  • January 31-February 4 – Cardboard City

    Design a building to add to our city! The possibilities are limitless!

  • February 7-11 – Colors and Coding

    Explore coding this week without using a computer!

  • February 14-18 – Balance Sculptures

    Experiment with gravity as you create a freestanding structure.

  • February 21-25 – Pluck and Play

    Create music as you design and test string-like instruments using rubber bands, wood, and an amp!


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Fibonacci 5K Fun Run

Pennsylvania Military Museum Grounds (Boalsburg)

Saturday, June 9, 2018
8:30am – check-in
9:30am – 5K and 2 x 2.5K relay (Cross Country)
10:15am – Kids 1K run (ages 8 and under)
The Fibonacci 5K is a family-friendly event and fundraiser for Discovery Space and KidTech – two local non-profits focused on hands-on STEM experiences which spark creativity, curiosity, and love of learning.

Registration fees

(All pre-registrants receive a runner-centric gift)

  • Individual 5K:
    $15 on or before May 10/ $20 after May 10
  • Veteran 5K:
    $15 anytime
  • Family (same household):
    $40 on or before May 10 / $45 after May 10
  • 2 x 2.5K relay:
    $25 per team of two on or before May 10 / $30 after May 10
  • Kids 1K run (age 8 and under):
    free / no preregistration needed

Prizes:

  • 5K: Top awards in each age group (male & female) – 9 and under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
  • 2 x 2.5K relay: Top all-female team, top all-male team, top mixed team, top 9-and-under team, top 10-14 team

Packet Pick-Up: Friday, June 8th at Discovery Space 10am – 5pm

Register at IMathlete.com

Questions:  Liz Kisenwether or 814.571.3487


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Baby Explorers

Every Wednesday 10:30-11am

Visit with your baby to explore science together through books and movement. Perfect for adults with a 6-month to 2-year-old child.
Free with membership or paid admission.


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Science Adventures

Every Thursday, 10:30-11am

Join us this season in Science Adventures as we explore the earth’s many diverse ecosystems. We’ll learn about the plants and animals living in the unique landscapes of forests, ponds, oceans, desserts, and the arctic.  Our free in-house preschool program, designed for 3-5 year olds, will offer a chance for caregivers to practice math, language, and fine motor skills with their children while exploring the natural world. Free with membership or paid admission.


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Music Makers

Fridays, 10:30-11am
For children 5 and under and their parent/guardians

Join us for a rhythmic good time every Friday! This program includes stories and musical explorations for children and adults to enjoy together.
Free with membership or paid admission.

New! Music Makers playlist on Spotify
To access the playlist you will need to subscribe (or use the free service) to Spotify.


Homeschool Days

The first Friday of each month from 12-3pm are Homeschool Days. Homeschool families are admitted at the group rate of $5 per person during this time.


Program and Special Event Payment

We often have only limited space in our programs and special events. Don’t miss out! Please call 814.234.0200 or email  to check available space and register for programs, camps, and special events.

After confirming your registration, you may make a secure online payment.

Thank you! We look forward to seeing you soon at Discovery Space!