Events

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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TINY TOT TUESDAYS

Starting Tuesday, September 15th, the Edgerton Explorit Center will host Tiny Tot Tuesdays from  9:30am-12:30pm. This program will be an opportunity for those with pre-school students to fellowship together while their young explorers play. On the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month, we will have an additional activity just for our earliest learners.  Additional activities include: sensory play, beginning science experiments, art projects and more.


Cost for members is free, nonmembers cost is that of admission.  Coffee will be available as well.  No sign-up required, just come with your tiny tot for fun and fellowship.  

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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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Demonstrations