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

February 12 - We Love Rocks and Minerals

March 19 - Adopt-a-Wildflower/Plant a Seed

April 16 - canceled - Earth Day Celebration - please join us instead on Friday, April 22, 1-4 p.m. for our celebration.

Spring 2022 events are subject to change with evolving health conditions. Please stay tuned for details.  Join Our Mailing List for updates!

Spring 2022

We Love Rocks

February 12, 10 a.m. - noon

We Love Rocks & Minerals! - (reservations required)

Get ready for Valentine's Day with a celebration of gems and minerals!  Come see how minerals, gemstones, and even rocks have been used to express love throughout history.  Young scientists will have an opportunity to follow a scavenger hunt through the museum's exhibit, Storied Stone.  In a workshop, visitors can create gifts and cards!

We welcome scientists of all ages (children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult).  

(We are asking for visitors to make reservations--RSVP by email at [email protected]. We will have limited capacity to ensure distancing. Masks are required of all visitors.)

Adopt a Wildflower

March 19, 10 a.m. - noon

Adopt-a-Wildflower/Plant a Seed! - (reservations required)

Come explore the Volusia Sandhill Ecosystem on the Gillespie Museum grounds.  Spend the morning outdoors learning about the importance of native plants and pollinator habitat through family-friendly crafts and activities.  There will be plant & seed giveaways! 

We welcome scientists of all ages (children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult).  

(We are asking for visitors to make reservations--RSVP by email at [email protected]. We will have limited capacity to ensure distancing. Masks are required of all visitors.)

Earth Day 2022

April 16 - canceled, join us instead on Friday, April 22, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Earth Day at the Gillespie

The April 16 Science Saturday event has been canceled, but we will be celebrating Earth Day at the museum on Friday, April 22 from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m., with crafts and activities in the Volusia Sandhill Ecosystem to remind us how amazing our planet is, and how important it is that we do what we can to protect it!

We welcome scientists of all ages (children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult). 

(Masks are required indoors for all visitors.)