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

FALL 2023

September 23 (RESCHEDULED) - Opening of Petroglyphics

October 28 - Mostly Green Halloween

November 18 - Founder's Day Celebration


February 24 - Creatures of the Night with the Central Florida Zoo

March 16 - 2nd Annual Gillespie STEAM Festival

April 20 - Earth Day at the Gillespie

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Fall 2023


September 23 (RESCHEDULED), 10 a.m. - noon

Opening of Petroglyphics!

Join us for the opening of our newest exhibit Petroglyphics - unique rock art creations by Carolyn Haas (learn more on her website)!  Come out and make your own rock art and explore the rock cycle with a Lego activity!

Mostly Green Halloween

October 28, 10 a.m. - noon

Mostly Green Halloween!

Our 14th 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!  Reservations encouraged - Read more & RSVP Today!

Gillespie Museum founders

November 18, 10 a.m. - noon

Founder's Day Celebration!

It’s the Gillespie Museum’s 65th birthday! Join us for some special mineral museum activities, indoors and out!  Reservations encouraged - Read more & RSVP Today!

Spring 2024

Night Creatures

February 24, 10 a.m. - noon

Creatures of the Night with the Central Florida Zoo!

Join us for some awesome live animal action in the RELC!  Co-sponsored with the Stetson Pre-vet Club. 

STEAM Festival

March 16, 10 a.m. - noon

2nd Annual Gillespie STEAM Festival! 

Join us in celebrating everything Science Technology Engineering Arts and mathematics! 

Earth Day 2024

April 20, 10 a.m. - noon

Earth Day at the Gillespie!

Our annual celebration of the planet & its wonders!