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Super Science Saturday: New Jersey State Science Festival

Saturday, May 9, 2015
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Super Science Saturday is jam-packed with all kinds of fun, science-based programs that are family-friendly, hands-on, educational and entertaining!

New this year, visitors are encouraged to bring their archaeology or natural history “finds” for identification by the Museum’s staff. It’s also one of the last opportunities to see New Jersey’s own dinosaur in the exhibit “Drawn To Dinosaurs: Hadrosaurus foulkii”.

The WPST Street Crew will be here from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm with music, games and prizes. General admission and parking are free; Planetarium admission will be a discounted price of $5 per person.

Use the hashtag #njsuperscience to share photos and follow updates about the event.

Volunteers still needed! Download an application here.

Event Schedule:
Auditorium Shows
Field Station: Dinosaurs!

11:30 am, For all ages.

Enjoy the thrill and wonder of dinosaurs brought to life with cutting edge science and artistry for a one-of-a-kind educational experience!
“Science Circus”
Presented by Liberty Science Center

1:30 pm & 3:00 pm, For all ages.

Chilling and thrilling experiments explore the positives and negatives of static electricity, the sub-zero temperatures of liquid nitrogen, the states of matter and the immense pressure of air!
Workshops
Gears, Gears & More Gears!
Presented by ConstructU

10:30 am, 12:30 pm & 1:30 pm (45 minutes).
Limited to the first 35 kids. For ages 7+.


An introduction to the world of gears, motors and electricity!
Sunlight Photography
presented by New Jersey State Museum

11:45 am, 2:45 pm & 3:15 pm (45 minutes).
Limited to the first 35 kids. For ages 7+.


Forget Instagram! Make your pictures with the power of the sun in this science-meets-art workshop!
Backyard Tweets
presented by New Jersey State Museum

12:30 pm & 1:30 pm (45 minutes)
Limited to the first 25 kids. For ages 6 and under.


Can you dance like a bee and howl like a coyote? Discover how animals communicate through sound, body language, scent and color.
Kaleidoscope Kids
presented by New Jersey State Museum

10:30 am, 11:30 am & 2:30 pm (45 minutes)
Limited to the first 25 kids. For ages 6 and under.


Explore the science of diffusion and make wearable tie-dye effects art at the same time!
Science Hangouts
Hangout with the Museum’s working scientists, ask questions and learn about the research going on at NJSM. Found something interesting at the beach or in your own backyard? Bring your specimens for identification!

Natural History Identification 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Archaeology Identification 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm
NJ State Museum Planetarium Shows
The State Planetarium will feature a full schedule of shows with a special discount price of $5 per person (regularly $7 adult; $5 child). Planetarium tickets for all shows are sold at the Planetarium Box Office beginning at 10 am until they are sold out. The Amateur Astronomers Association of Princeton will also present observations of the daytime sky using their telescopes. Please arrive early.
Earthquake: Evidence of a Restless Planet

11:00 am

A sweeping geological journey, Earthquake explores the forces that transform the surface of our planet. After a stunning flight over the San Andreas Fault, audiences travel back in time to experience San Francisco's infamous 1906 earthquake. Data-driven visualizations illustrate Earth's story, revealing how subtle motions and sudden ruptures have shaped our planet over eons - and how geological activity influences the course of human history. Finally, see how scientists and engineers help society prepare for a safer future.
Recommended for families with children in grades 5 and up.
Rusty Rocket

Noon

All rookies report to class! Join Rusty Rocket on his final mission as he takes a new class of rocket rookies on an introductory tour of the solar system. Along the way, Rusty highlights the wide variety of environments in the solar system, the great distances between the planets, and the spacecraft that explore them.
Suitable for families with young children.
Laser Space Chase

1:00 pm
Someone has stolen the Cosmic Lab’s latest invention! Will Lieutenant Photeus be dragged into a black hole as he pursues the culprit? Or will the villainous captain Xenon be brought to Justice? Learn about asteroids, comets, black holes, the sun and planets.
A truly astronomical experience for all ages.
Stars

2:00 pm
Every star has a story. Some are as old as time, faint and almost forgotten. Others burn bright and end their lives in powerful explosions. New stars are created every day, born of vast clouds of gas and dust. Through every phase of their existence, stars release the energy that powers the Universe. Journey to the furthest reaches of our galaxy and experience both the awesome beauty and the destructive power of STARS.
Suitable for general audiences
To Space and Back

3:00 pm
Join us as we take audiences on an incredible journey from the far reaches of our known universe to our own planet. It is an extraordinary story of human ingenuity and incredible engineering, describing how the technology that transports us through space is paving the way for the devices and applications (apps) we use every day. Discover how space exploration is shaping your world in this new fully immersive show.
Suitable for general audiences.
Laser Space Chase

4:00 pm
Someone has stolen the Cosmic Lab’s latest invention! Will Lieutenant Photeus be dragged into a black hole as he pursues the culprit? Or will the villainous captain Xenon be brought to Justice? Learn about asteroids, comets, black holes, the sun and planets.
A truly astronomical experience for all ages.