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Hands On! Discovery Center

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April 2019

Hands On! Discovery Center: Evening Star Party

April 5 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Hands On! Discovery Center, 1212 Suncrest Drive
Gray, TN 37615 United States
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$3

Friday, April 5th, 8:00pm-10:00pm - Evening Star Party - New Moon Join us for some out-of-this-world star gazing!  Take a turn using our Celestron NexStar computerized telescope or astronomy binoculars.  The Moon will located on the same side of the Earth as the Sun and will not be visible in the night sky. This is the best time of the month to observe other faint objects in the night sky since there is no moonlight interference. Weather permitting, stay tuned…

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Hands On! Discovery Center: Robotics Workshop

April 10 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Hands On! Discovery Center, 1212 Suncrest Drive
Gray, TN 37615 United States
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$15 – $20

Wednesday, April 10th, 9:30am-noon - Robotics Home School Drop-off Workshop Get wired up for National Robotics Week! Build your own hobby motor jiggle robot to take home, make your own simple robot hand using common household materials, and learn the basics of coding and wiring with our Cubelets Modular Robotics set. Cost $15 for members, $20 for non-members. Ages 5-12.  A healthy nut-free snack will be provided.  Limited space available. Payment is required with registration by Monday, April 1st.

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Hands On! Discovery Center: Adult Terrarium Workshop

April 13 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Hands On! Discovery Center, 1212 Suncrest Drive
Gray, TN 37615 United States
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$15 – $20

Saturday, April 13th, 10:30-11:30am - Terrarium Workshop for Adults Looking for something to bring some green to your home for Earth Day?  Join us for a workshop for adults ages 16+ and make your own glass terrarium.  Materials fee of $15 per person for members, $20 per person for non-members.  Pre-registration and payment are required no later than Wednesday, April 10th.  Limited space available.  Admission to exhibit spaces is an additional cost.

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Hands On! Discovery Center: Solar-scope Program

April 16
Hands On! Discovery Center, 1212 Suncrest Drive
Gray, TN 37615 United States
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Tuesday, April 16th - Solar-scope Program We are celebrating the anniversary of the invention of the first reflecting telescope.  Take a turn using our Celestron EclipSmart solar safe finder telescope which allows the scope to align to the sun without directly viewing it.  Weather permitting, stay tuned to social media for updates regarding weather.  Program by announcement periodically throughout the day. Limited access to scope based on participants. Free with paid general admission. This program made possible by TVA.

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Hands On! Discovery Center: Fossil Egg Hunt

April 19 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Hands On! Discovery Center, 1212 Suncrest Drive
Gray, TN 37615 United States
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Friday, April 19th, 9:30am-noon - Fossil Egg Hunt  Join us for some egg-cellent fossil fun with themed experiments, crafts, a prehistoric putting course, and egg hunting in a prehistoric forest.  FREE for Hands On! Members. FREE with paid general admission. Activities and egg hunting are on-going, so stop by anytime during the event.  May contain food allergens and small parts not suitable for children under 3.  While supplies last.  ***Stay tuned to social media and our website for more details!***

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Hands On! Discovery Center: EnviroScape Simulation

April 20
Hands On! Discovery Center, 1212 Suncrest Drive
Gray, TN 37615 United States
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Saturday, April 20th - Earth Day EnviroScape Simulation Stop by our Discovery Cart to learn all about keeping our planet beautiful for years to come in honor of Earth Day. Get a firsthand look at what happens to water in our environment with our 3-dimensional EnviroScape.  Pollution and runoff are colorfully evident when falling rain carries mock versions of soil, chemicals, and oil through a watershed to a body of water.  Can you help save the watershed community and our…

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Hands On! Discovery Center: Superhero Science Family Workshop

April 27 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Hands On! Discovery Center, 1212 Suncrest Drive
Gray, TN 37615 United States
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Saturday, April 27th, 10:30am-3:30pm - Superhero Science Family Pop-in workshop It's a bird, it's a plane, it's Superhero Science!  Unmask the science behind some of your favorite superheroes and their superpowers! Test your superhuman strength and knowledge while exploring flight, magnetism, nanotechnology, and more!  Then, stop by the Tesla Theater for a Tesla Experience show full of superhero songs. $3 for members, $5 for non-members, children under 4 are free. One Tesla Experience ticket provided for each paying workshop guest.…

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May 2019

Hands On! Discovery Center: May the Fourth Be With You

May 4
Hands On! Discovery Center, 1212 Suncrest Drive
Gray, TN 37615 United States
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Saturday, May 4th - May the Fourth Be With You  Levitate objects with "the force" at our Discovery Cart, hone your Jedi mind problem solving skills with Star Wars character mosaic in our Art Studio, and challenge your friends to a Star Wars paper aircraft flying competition in Make It. Take It.  Free with paid general admission.

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Hands On! Discovery Center: It’s Electric Home School Workshop

May 8 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Hands On! Discovery Center, 1212 Suncrest Drive
Gray, TN 37615 United States
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Wednesday, May 8th , 9:30am-12:30pm - It's Electric Home School Drop-off Workshop We're getting amped up about some electrifying experiments!  You might short circuit from the fun of creating LED gadgets and masterpieces, play with snap circuits, experiment with plasma globes, and create a human circuit to light up a bulb!  Then finish out the workshop with a private showing of our world-record holding, bi-polar, musical Tesla coil!  Cost $12 for members, $15 for non-members. Ages 5-12.  A healthy nut-free…

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Hands On! Discovery Center: LED Workshop for Adults

May 11 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Hands On! Discovery Center, 1212 Suncrest Drive
Gray, TN 37615 United States
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Saturday, May 11th, 10:30-11:30am - LED Infinity Mirror Workshop for Adults Looking for something to brighten up your desk or home?  Join us for a workshop for adults ages 16+ and make your own Color Changing LED Infinity Portal Mirror.  Materials fee of $15 per person for members, $20 per person for non-members.  Pre-registration and payment are required no later than Friday, May 3rd.  Limited space available

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Hands On! Discovery Center: Evening Star Party

May 18 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Hands On! Discovery Center, 1212 Suncrest Drive
Gray, TN 37615 United States
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Saturday, May 18th, 8:00pm-10:00pm - Evening Star Party - Blue Moon Join us for some out-of-this-world star gazing!  Take a turn using our Celestron NexStar computerized telescope or astronomy binoculars.  The Moon will be located on the opposite side of the Earth as the Sun and its face will be will be fully illuminated. This rare calendar event only happens once every few years, giving rise to the term, "once in a blue moon."  Weather permitting, stay tuned to social…

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Hands On! Discovery Center: Sensory Night

May 24 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Hands On! Discovery Center, 1212 Suncrest Drive
Gray, TN 37615 United States
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Monday, May 20th, 4:00-6:00pm - Sensory Night This event is designed for children with sensory integration needs. Lighting and sound are adjusted as well as many other environmental elements.  Hands On! will be closed to the public during this event.  Sensory Nights are free, and space is limited.  Pre-registration is required and includes immediate family only.  To register, email reservations@visithandson.org.

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Hands On! Discovery Center: Rocks and Minerals Workshop

May 25 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Hands On! Discovery Center, 1212 Suncrest Drive
Gray, TN 37615 United States
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Saturday, May 25th, 10:00am-2:00pm - Rocks and Minerals Family Pop-in Workshop You will find out why geology "rocks" as you explore the differences between rocks and minerals, then try out a rock and mineral hardness test while learning about Mohs Hardness Scale!  Cost $5 for members, $8 for non-members, children under 4 are free.  While supplies last.

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