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Hands On! Discovery Center

(423)434-4263||visithandson.org

August 2019

Owl Pellet Dissection Pop-in Family Workshop

August 4 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Hands On! Discovery Center, 1212 Suncrest Drive
Gray, TN 37615 United States
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Sunday, August 4th, 1:30pm - 4pm - Owl Pellet Dissection Pop-in Family Workshop Join us on International Owl Awareness Day to learn what owls eat as you dissect an owl pellet and reconstruct the skeleton found inside it.  Materials fee of $5 for members, $7 for non-members for owl pellet and use of dissection tools.  Limited quantities available, to register and reserve your specimens, please visit our website at visithandson.org/current-programs/ no later than Friday, July 26th.  Children must be supervised…

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Lions, Tigers, and Saber-Toothed Cats, Oh My!

August 8
Hands On! Discovery Center, 1212 Suncrest Drive
Gray, TN 37615 United States
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Thursday, August 8th - Lions, Tigers, and Saber-Toothed Cats, Oh My! It's World Cat Day, why not learn about the secrets of saber-toothed cats?  Join us as we compare and contrast the saber-toothed cat with a variety of cats and learn about why the saber-toothed cat is noteworthy to the Gray Fossil Site.  Programs announced periodically throughout the day.

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Hands On! Discovery Center: The Big Dig

August 10 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on July 20, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on August 10, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on August 24, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on September 7, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on September 21, 2019 at 10:00 am

Hands On! Discovery Center, 1212 Suncrest Drive
Gray, TN 37615 United States
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$125

The Big Dig - select Saturdays, beginning in July! The Big Dig is a one-of-a-kind, roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty, paleontology experience offered by Hands On! Discovery Center and the East Tennessee State University Museum of Natural History!  Participants will have the opportunity to work alongside paleontologists and follow the process from beginning to end, from searching for fossils in the field to curating them in the museum collection.   For ages 12 to adult.  Ages…

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Proboscideans

August 12
Hands On! Discovery Center, 1212 Suncrest Drive
Gray, TN 37615 United States
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Monday, August 12th - Proboscideans Stop by on World Elephant Day to learn about some of our favorite Proboscideans: mastodons, mammoths, and elephants.  Discover their significance to Gray Fossil Site, learn about their past, and what makes these animals similar and different.  Programs by announcement periodically throughout the day.

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National Aviation Day

August 19
Hands On! Discovery Center, 1212 Suncrest Drive
Gray, TN 37615 United States
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Monday, August 19th - National Aviation Day Join us for some fun, high-flying activities related to aviation, including a paper plane contest in honor of National Aviation Week.  Programs announced periodically throughout the day.

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Hands On! Discovery Center: The Big Dig

August 24 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on July 20, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on August 10, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on August 24, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on September 7, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on September 21, 2019 at 10:00 am

Hands On! Discovery Center, 1212 Suncrest Drive
Gray, TN 37615 United States
+ Google Map
$125

The Big Dig - select Saturdays, beginning in July! The Big Dig is a one-of-a-kind, roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty, paleontology experience offered by Hands On! Discovery Center and the East Tennessee State University Museum of Natural History!  Participants will have the opportunity to work alongside paleontologists and follow the process from beginning to end, from searching for fossils in the field to curating them in the museum collection.   For ages 12 to adult.  Ages…

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EnviroScape for World Water Week

August 25 - August 31
Hands On! Discovery Center, 1212 Suncrest Drive
Gray, TN 37615 United States
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Sunday, August 25th - Saturday, August 31st -   EnviroScape for World Water Week Learn about keeping our planet and water beautiful in recognition of World Water Week.  Get a firsthand look at what happens to water in our environment with our 3-dimensional EnviroScape watershed. Pollution and runoff are colorfully evident when falling rain carries mock versions of soil, chemicals, oil, and other pollutants across a model landscape to a body of water. Can you help save the watershed community…

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Fossil & Artifact ID Night

August 27 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Hands On! Discovery Center, 1212 Suncrest Drive
Gray, TN 37615 United States
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Tuesday, August 27th, 4-6pm - Fossil & Artifact ID Night You don't have to be a paleontologist to find fossils, but identifying them is a different story.  Bring in any kind of rock, fossil, artifact, or mineral and scientists at the museum will provide space for the study of these finds. There will be an archaeologist, paleontologist, and geologist on site. The event is free and open to the public but does not include admission to exhibits.

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Archaeology Day

August 31
Hands On! Discovery Center, 1212 Suncrest Drive
Gray, TN 37615 United States
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Saturday, August 31st - Archaeology Day Stay tuned to our website and social media for more details!

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September 2019

Hands On! Discovery Center: The Big Dig

September 7 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on July 20, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on August 10, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on August 24, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on September 7, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on September 21, 2019 at 10:00 am

Hands On! Discovery Center, 1212 Suncrest Drive
Gray, TN 37615 United States
+ Google Map
$125

The Big Dig - select Saturdays, beginning in July! The Big Dig is a one-of-a-kind, roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty, paleontology experience offered by Hands On! Discovery Center and the East Tennessee State University Museum of Natural History!  Participants will have the opportunity to work alongside paleontologists and follow the process from beginning to end, from searching for fossils in the field to curating them in the museum collection.   For ages 12 to adult.  Ages…

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Hands On! Discovery Center: The Big Dig

September 21 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on July 20, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on August 10, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on August 24, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on September 7, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on September 21, 2019 at 10:00 am

Hands On! Discovery Center, 1212 Suncrest Drive
Gray, TN 37615 United States
+ Google Map
$125

The Big Dig - select Saturdays, beginning in July! The Big Dig is a one-of-a-kind, roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty, paleontology experience offered by Hands On! Discovery Center and the East Tennessee State University Museum of Natural History!  Participants will have the opportunity to work alongside paleontologists and follow the process from beginning to end, from searching for fossils in the field to curating them in the museum collection.   For ages 12 to adult.  Ages…

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