By Kate Moore
This July, visitors can take part in explosions every Tuesday in July as part of the Grand Rapids Public Museum’s Science Tuesdays. Science Tuesdays is an ongoing educational experience offering science programming based on changing themes each month.
In July, visitors will learn all about explosions through various hands-on stations. Learn how to build rockets and make them fly, match different minerals to the colors they create in beautiful explosions such as fireworks, learn about endothermic and exothermic reactions through chemistry where visitors will combine different solutions to create the reactions themselves and make fireworks using watercolor paints and salt.
Science Tuesdays take place throughout the day every Tuesday at the Museum and include a variety of activities and interactive displays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Activities are free with general admission to the Museum. Future Science Tuesdays programming will be themed around activities happening at the Museum.
The Grand Rapids Public Museum is home to more than 250,000 unique artifacts that tell the history of Kent County and beyond, houses the only planetarium in the region, and is responsible for protecting the Norton Indian Mounds, a national historic landmark.
The museum is located in downtown Grand Rapids, MI at 272 Pearl Street, NW. For more info including hours of operation, admission fees and exhibit/event listings, please visit the website.