News & Events

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Wine Dine and Starshine
Friday, May 2
7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Catering by Nitta's Bed and Breakfast and Catering Wine provided by Prairie Creek Vineyard. Stargazing program and telescope viewing at 9:30 p.m.

Costs:
$55 per person for members
$75 per person for non-members
Reservations required.

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SUPER SCIENCE SATURDAYS
Saturday, November 23

Demonstrations at 1:30 pm & 3:30 pm
Takeaway project at 2:15 pm

December 28: Science of the Cold and Snow
January 19: Science of Color
February 15: The Wonder of Weather
March 15: Science of Anatomy
April 12: Easter Eggstravaganza (1:00pm to 5:00pm)
May 17: Science of Kites

All children are required to be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Free admission for members
$5.00 admission for non-members

*Try out our new exhibits!


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HOME SCHOOL SCIENCE LAB PROGRAM
2013-2014

Science labs are designed to give Home Schooled Students a hands-on learning environment to explore different areas of science throughout the year. Meet other home school students from around the state and experiment with the best informal science educators in the state. Each session offers activities for students of all ages - from preschool to high school. All labs are customized, based on participants and academic abilities. Science labs meet on the first Thursday of every month starting in September and running through April.  

September 5th - Monarch Butterfly Tagging and Seed Collection
We'll tag monarch butterflies to help scientists learn more about their migration patterns, plus net and identify other species of butterflies. We'll also collect seeds from butterfly producing plants. You can take some seeds home and plant them in your home garden to help attract butterflies.
 
October 3rd - Geology: Rocks and Soils
Learn about the different types of rocks and soils.
 
November 7th - Spaceflight Explorers
How do astronauts live and work in space? How do they train for missions? What are the dangers they face? Lots of fun, hands-on activities supplied by NASA in this session!
 
December 5th - Electricity
Electricity is everywhere, powering the devices we use in our daily lives. But what IS electricity and how does it work? We'll work with electricity and its scientific cousin, magnetism.
 
January 2nd - Leonardo da Vinci
One of the brilliant minds of all time, Leonardo was both an artistic and a scientific genius. In this session, we'll investigate and recreate his ideas in both art and science.
 
February 6th - Our Neighbor the Moon
The Moon is our closest celestial neighbor. Its details are visible even with the unaided eye. How did those features get there? How do the phases work? We'll answer these and other questions about the Moon through fun hands-on demonstrations and projects. 
 
March 6th - Sandhill Cranes
This year we'll see if we can get you up close to one of the world's great migration spectacles.

April 3rd - Botany
As the natural world begins to wake up in spring, the first shoots of plants rise from the ground. How do plants grow? Why do some plants like different conditions than others? We'll answer these and much more in a session geared to give you Spring Fever!

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Note space is limited registration will be processed on a first come first serve basis. Fee structure for the Edgerton Explorit Center will be $5 for members and $10 for non members per session.


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EDGERTON PHOTOGRAPHY CLASSES
For adults and/or mature students accompanied by an adult


Join the Edgerton Explorit Center to explore the wonders of photography over the next year! Tied directly to the work of our namesake, Harold "Doc" Edgerton, this program will explore in-depth the different aspects of photography including high speed photography. During various sessions students will use some of Doc Edgerton's own principles to replicate some of his most famous stop-motion photographs.

Classes will begin on June 13th and will meet one Thursday a month over the next year. Classes and subject matter are geared towards adults or mature children accompanied by an adult. Sessions will start with a beginning photography class in which you can learn how to more effectively use your P&S (Point and Shoot) camera or a more advanced DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex) camera.

Other sessions will include exploration of portraiture, candid, nature, night sky, time lapse, use of filters, open exposure photography and much much more. Photos produced by students of the class will be displayed throughout the year in historical Strobe Alley, which is viewed by thousands of visitors touring the center. Please contact us at 402-694-4032 if you have any questions or if you need additional information. Don't miss out on this unforgettable opportunity! Sign up today as class size will be limited.

Sessions offered one Thursday a month from June 2013 to May 2014.

Per Session Fee:
Members: $20
Non-members: $25

Full Program Fee:
Members: $180
Non-members: $240

January 9 - Fire and Light  
Instructor: Cecil Smalley
Take unique pictures of moving light and flame!
 
February 20 - High Speed Photography
Instructor: Dr. Jim Dugan
Capture very fast-moving subjects using techniques pioneered by Dr. Edgerton
 
March 27 - Wildlife
Instructor: Mark Urwiller
Learn how to take beautiful pictures of sandhill cranes and other wildlife
 
April 17 - Time-lapse Photography
Instructor: Dan Glomski
Create movies from series of still images.
 
May 8 - Macro
Instructor: Chris Helzer
Discover how to take pictures of close-up objects. Capture images of fast-moving objects using pioneered by Dr. Edgerton

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WACKY WEDNESDAYS
2012-2013 School Year
Early Out Option for Fun & Learning
2pm to 6pm

Program to Include:
  • Busing From Aurora Public School to the Edgerton Explorit Center
  • Fun educational activities
  • Science demonstrations and labs
  • Physical activity
  • 4-H programming with Tammy Stuhr
  • Arts and crafts
  • Healthy Snack

Limited enrollment and pre-registration required. Scholarship are available that offer the programming free of charge based on financial need. Please contact  Mary Molliconi if you have any questions or need additional information at 402-694-4032 or mary@edgerton.org.

Click here to register online

Note space is limited registration will be processed on a first come first serve basis. Fee structure for the Edgerton Explorit Center will be $4 for members and $8 for non members per session; Bremer Community Center cost will be $6 for 2:15ppm to 4:15pm and $2 additional for 4:30pm to 5:30pm late pickup open gym.



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BIRTHDAY PARTY INFORMATION

  • Party Room
  • Personalized Cake, Ice Cream and Drinks
  • 30 minute Science Demonstration
  • Birthday message displayed on electronic sign
  • Complimentary Goody Bags ($5 value)

COST:
*$150.00 for Edgerton members / $200 for non-members
$8.00 for each additional party guest
$6.25 regular admission fee for adults
*parents and grandparents of birthday boy/girl admitted free.

Additional Costs:
$40.00 for additional science demonstration or lab


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