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THE SKY'S THE LIMIT!

In conjunction with Go Big Give, join the Edgerton Explorit Center on Friday and Saturday, April 29th and 30th, for a once-in-a-lifetime hot air balloon experience.

April 29th
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Hot Air Balloon Science Presentation
Get a chance to get up close and personal with the hot air balloon pilot during this one hour session. Wine with Prairie Creek Vineyards and appetizers served afterwards.

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Hot Air Balloon tethered flights
Weather permitting. This is a unique opportunity to see what it is like to go up in a hot air balloon. This event and flights are free of charge with Go Big Give donations encouraged to help the Center take flight and continue to offer state of the art science education programming.

April 30th
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm, Session #2 of Hot Air

Event sponsored by the Woollam Foundation and Pinnacle Bank.


Total Solar Eclipse

One of the rarest and most spectacular sights in nature, the path of a total solar eclipse visits Aurora and the Edgerton Explorit Center! During the early afternoon, the Moon completely covers the Sun for 2 minutes and 30 seconds. A total solar eclipse has not occurred over this area since 1194, and will not occur again until 2744. This is truly a once-in-a-lifetime event, and thousands of people from across and country and around the world will travel thousands to miles to be inside the path of the Moon's shadow!

Edgerton mad scientist and educator Dan Glomski is a longtime amateur astronomer and planetarium educator who has conducted many nighttime stargazing and daytime sunviewing sessions. Dan can tell you how spectacular the total eclipse will be -- he's seen one!

For more information:
http://www.greatamericaneclipse.com/
http://www.eclipse2017.org/eclipse2017_main.htm

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The Edgerton Explorit Center & Bremer Center
WACKY WEDNESDAYS
2015-2016 School Year
Early Out Option for Fun & Learning
2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

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


Fee Structure:

$6 per child per session for Edgerton Members
$10 per child per session for Non-Members


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2015-2016 Home School Science Lab Program

Science labs are designed to give Home Schooled Students a hands on learning environment to explore different areas of science throughout the year. Get a chance to meet other home school students from around the state and experiment with the best informal science educators in the state.

Best for ages ranging from preschool to high school. All labs are customized based on participants and academic abilities.

SEPTEMBER 17 - BUTTERFLIES
Build life-cycle mobiles, make splatter-paint butterflies, then tag monarchs as they make their epic journey to Mexico. Will any of the butterflies we tag make the trip?

OCTOBER 8 - HIGHT-ALTITUDE BALLOON LAUNCH OR ROCKETS

NOVEMBER 5 - HAWKS & OWLS
Featuring live raptors from Raptor Recovery plus dissecting owl pellets.

DECEMBER 3 - ENGINEERING

JANUARY 7 - PINHOLE CAMERA & SOLARSCAPES

FEBRUARY 4 - ANATOMY/BLOOD

MARCH 3 - WEATHER
Featuring program from Hastings National Weather Service office.

APRIL 7 - BATS OR KITES


We will once again offer a morning session from 9:30am to 11:30am and an afternoon session from 1:30pm to 3:30pm. This year we will be adding and expanding our program to include special guest presenter to enhance the learning experience. The fee will be $5 per child per session for Edgerton Members and $10 per session per child fee for Nonmembers.

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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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SUPER SCIENCE SATURDAYS

The Super Science Saturday Program includes demonstrations by our educators and special guests along with an emphasis on hands-on lab experiences. The program also places an emphasis on not only delivering a solid real-time learning experience but also provide materials for attendees to use and learn from as a family when they return home.

The program runs from 1:30pm to 3:30pm at the Edgerton Explorit Center unless otherwise specified.

September 12: Monarch butterfly tagging
 
Oct 10: High-altitude balloon launch (9:00a start)
 
Nov 7: Raptor Recovery
 
Dec 12: Maker's Fair
 
Jan 9: Pinhole photography
 
Feb 13: Eyes Wide Open
 
Mar 5: Weather (with NWS)
 
Apr 23: Go Fly a Kite
 
Apr 23: Kites



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Proud Heritage, Promising Future Joint Membership Available

See the top 7 reasons to purchase a Proud Heritage, Promising Future Joint Membership with the Edgerton Explorit Center and Plainsman Museum.

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Corporate Sponsor of the Month

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