Science Exploration Made Fun at Aquarium
March 24, 2016
The North Carolina
Aquarium at Fort Fisher hosts Family Science Day on Sunday, April 17 from 10
a.m. to 4 p.m.
Family Science Day offers
science exploration and discovery for adults and children of all ages. More than a dozen regional organizations will help guests discover the wonders of
STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math).
remotely operated vehicles and robots. No Sleeves Magic will present
“The Science of Magic.”
Science Day showcases real science and STEAM exploration happening in our
community,” said Aquarium Education Curator Jennifer Metzler-Fiorino. “Science
is fun and applies in so much we do every day.”
As an official 2016
North Carolina Science Festival event, the Aquarium’s Family Science Day is
among hundreds of community-based events showcasing STEM activities for the
citizens of North Carolina.
Family Science Day is
free with paid Aquarium admission.
Community partners scheduled to attend Family
Science Day include Airlie Garden, Boy Scouts of America, Cape Fear Audubon Society, Cape Fear Museum, Cape Fear Community College Marine Technology Club, Frog Watch USA, New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office, North Carolina Baptist Assembly at Fort Caswell, North Carolina
Coastal Federation, North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences - Whiteville, North Carolina Underwater Archaeology Center, University of North
Carolina Wilmington Math Preservice Teachers, United States National Whitewater Center.
Founded in 2010, the North Carolina Science
Festival is the first statewide science festival in the United States. During a two-week celebration each spring,
the Festival brings hundreds of events (hosted by schools, colleges, libraries,
museums, parks, businesses and other community organizations) together under
one banner to recognize the economic, educational and cultural impact of
science throughout North Carolina. The Festival is presented by Biogen Idec
Foundation and produced by Morehead Planetarium and Science Center at the
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. For more information, visit www.ncsciencefestival.org.