AMES, Iowa – Iowa 4-H’ers can pack their overnight bags for a night of fun and education at the Science Center of Iowa (SCI) April 27.
Youth and adult chaperones can explore the center’s traveling exhibit, “Lost Egypt: Ancient Secrets, Modern Science,” attend a late night feature in the IMAX theater about mummies, travel to Egyptian skies in the Star Theater and spend the night in the museum.
“We’re encouraging this fun opportunity for youth for two reasons,” said Jay Staker, director of Iowa State University Extension Science, Engineering and Technology (E-SET). “First, the Science Center of Iowa has a range of exhibits and activities that spark interest in science in many different areas such as astronomy, planetary geology, physics, biology, weather and more. Getting 4-H’ers to visit SCI can start them on a journey of exploration about science in different ways than schools and clubs can. Second, we simply want the youth to have fun. We’re trying to link the excitement of exploring science with this cool setting.”
During the evening, youth and adults will discover the mysteries of ancient Egypt. The next morning, the group will be able to go around the museum to explore before it opens. 4-H’ers and adults are encouraged to visit for the remainder of the day, for free.
“This event offers a get-away with friends, a chance to make new friends, travel to Egypt and explore a world quite different than ours,” said Staker. “They will also get to see many of the other cool science exhibits around the museum.”
Registration is due April 2. To register a 4-H group, visit www.sciowa.org or call 515-274-6868, ext. 222.