Science Saturday

Science Saturday

Our monthly Science Saturdays give scientists and environmentalists of all ages the opportunity to join in some fun and engaging activities!  Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Dates at a Glance

September 17 - Smithsonian Museum Day: Our Place in Space

October 29 - Mostly Green Halloween

November 12 - Founder's Day Celebration

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Fall 2022

Smithsonian Museum Day

September 17, 10 a.m. - noon

Smithsonian Museum Day - Our Place in Space

The Gillespie Museum is participating in the annual celebration of boundless curiosity with museums and cultural institutions across the country, sponsored by Smithsonian Museum Magazine. From 10 a.m. – noon, young scientists, and their grown-ups, are invited to see the Gillespie’s small collection of meteorites—the fragments of rocks and minerals that teach us about early conditions and processes in the solar system’s history. Join us for some hands-on Earth/space science activities as part of the Smithsonian’s annual museum day!

You can find information about other area museums participating in Smithsonian Museum Day at Smithsonian Magazine.

Mostly Green Halloween

October 29, 10 a.m. - noon

Mostly Green Halloween

Our 13th annual fall fair!  Join us for activities and experiments, exploring the wonders and mysteries of the natural world. The public is invited to participate in this free, family-friendly Halloween-themed event.  We welcome scientists of all ages (children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult), and costumes are encouraged!  

Gillespie Museum founders

November 12, 10 a.m. - noon

Founder's Day Celebration

It’s the Gillespie Museum’s 64th birthday! Join us for some special activities and to check out our new exhibit on mineral pigments.