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Science Thursdays- Low Cost (But High Tech) Tools to Help Blind Children See and Learn

February 18, 2016- 7-8:00 pm

Organized and sponsored by the Department of Physics at Baylor University, Science Thursdays is a series of one-hour talks on various scientific topics. No science background is required, only enthusiasm for and an open interest in science.

Join the speaker and guests for coffee and cookies prior to each lecture at 6:30 pm. Lectures are free and open to the public; however, admission to the museum is not included.

February 18
Bryan Shaw
Low Cost (but High Tech) Tools to Help Blind Children See and Learn

Infants and small children with visual impairments will typically face two key challenges in life: 1) getting their ocular condition diagnosed quickly (to minimize vision loss), and 2) getting on the right developmental track for a first-rate education. I will discuss a few simple tools we have developed to help children win these battles.

Bryan Shaw Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry at Baylor University.


Bears Teaching Cubs About Health

February 20, 2016- 1-3:00 pm

Join Baylor University science students at the Mayborn Museum for educational activities in the Health Room.


Science Thursdays- Death and Forensic Science

March 3, 2016- 7-8:00 pm

Organized and sponsored by the Department of Physics at Baylor University, Science Thursdays is a series of one-hour talks on various scientific topics. No science background is required, only enthusiasm for and an open interest in science.

Join the speaker and guests for coffee and cookies prior to each lecture at 6:30 pm. Lectures are free and open to the public; however, admission to the museum is not included.

March 3
Lori Baker
Death and Forensic Science

Learn about the factors that contribute to large human migrations, subsequent unsuccessful migrants, and the science used to identify the undocumented and return them to their families.

Lori Baker, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at Baylor University and Founder and Executive Director of the Reuniting Families Project.


Chore day in the village

March 7, 2016 1-3 pm

Join us spring break for activities and events in the Gov. Bill & Vara Daniel Historic Village

Experience hands-on history making butter, pumping water from a well, wringing clothes, and more!

Plus, visit with MR. POTATO HEAD at 10:30 am & 2:30 pm, and watch Disney/Pixar's Toy Story in the museum theater at 11 am & 3 pm.


It’s a grind!

March 8, 2016 1-3 pm

Join us spring break for activities and events in the Gov. Bill & Vara Daniel Historic Village

Learn what it took to make corn meal, coffee, and herbs into usable staples in the late 1800s.

Then hop aboard and ride through the village in a horse drawn carriage. (Subject to cancellation in case of inclement weather)

Plus, visit with MR. POTATO HEAD at 10:30 am & 2:30 pm, and watch Disney/Pixar's Toy Story in the museum theater at 11 am & 3 pm.


Spring planting in the village garden

March 9, 2016 1-3 pm

Join us spring break for activities and events in the Gov. Bill & Vara Daniel Historic Village

Help us grow flowers, vegetables, and more by planting seeds in the village garden.

Then come say hi to cute farm animals in the village. (Subject to cancellation in case of inclement weather)

Plus, visit with MR. POTATO HEAD at 10:30 am & 2:30 pm, and watch Disney/Pixar's Toy Story in the museum theater at 11 am & 3 pm.


Candle Making

March 10, 2016 1-3 pm

Join us spring break for activities and events in the Gov. Bill & Vara Daniel Historic Village

Turning on the lights meant something different in the late 1800s. Come make hand-made candles in the village.

Then hop aboard and ride through the village in a horse drawn carriage. (Subject to cancellation in case of inclement weather)

Plus, visit with MR. POTATO HEAD at 10:30 am & 2:30 pm, and watch Disney/Pixar's Toy Story in the museum theater at 11 am & 3 pm.


Game On!

March 11, 2016 1-3 pm

Join us spring break for activities and events in the Gov. Bill & Vara Daniel Historic Village

It’s not all work and no play in the village. Come play horseshoes, ring toss, classic toys, egg races, and more!

Plus, visit with MR. POTATO HEAD at 10:30 am & 2:30 pm, and watch Disney/Pixar's Toy Story in the museum theater at 11 am & 3 pm.


Chore day in the village

March 14, 2016 1-3 pm

Join us spring break for activities and events in the Gov. Bill & Vara Daniel Historic Village

Experience hands-on history making butter, pumping water from a well, wringing clothes, and more!

Plus, visit with MR. POTATO HEAD at 10:30 am & 2:30 pm, and watch Disney/Pixar's Toy Story in the museum theater at 11 am & 3 pm.


It’s a grind!

March 15, 2016 1-3 pm

Join us spring break for activities and events in the Gov. Bill & Vara Daniel Historic Village

Learn what it took to make corn meal, coffee, and herbs into usable staples in the late 1800s.

Then hop aboard and ride through the village in a horse drawn carriage. (Subject to cancellation in case of inclement weather)

Plus, visit with MR. POTATO HEAD at 10:30 am & 2:30 pm, and watch Disney/Pixar's Toy Story in the museum theater at 11 am & 3 pm.


Spring planting in the village garden

March 16, 2016 1-3 pm

Join us spring break for activities and events in the Gov. Bill & Vara Daniel Historic Village

Help us grow flowers, vegetables, and more by planting seeds in the village garden.

Then come say hi to cute farm animals in the village. (Subject to cancellation in case of inclement weather)

Plus, visit with MR. POTATO HEAD at 10:30 am & 2:30 pm, and watch Disney/Pixar's Toy Story in the museum theater at 11 am & 3 pm.


Candle Making

March 17, 2016 1-3 pm

Join us spring break for activities and events in the Gov. Bill & Vara Daniel Historic Village

Turning on the lights meant something different in the late 1800s. Come make hand-made candles in the village.

Then hop aboard and ride through the village in a horse drawn carriage. (Subject to cancellation in case of inclement weather)

Plus, visit with MR. POTATO HEAD at 10:30 am & 2:30 pm, and watch Disney/Pixar's Toy Story in the museum theater at 11 am & 3 pm.


Game On!

March 18, 2016 1-3 pm

Join us spring break for activities and events in the Gov. Bill & Vara Daniel Historic Village

It’s not all work and no play in the village. Come play horseshoes, ring toss, classic toys, egg races, and more!

Plus, visit with MR. POTATO HEAD at 10:30 am & 2:30 pm, and watch Disney/Pixar's Toy Story in the museum theater at 11 am & 3 pm.


Science Thursdays- Carbon Negative Chemicals and Fuel for the Fight Against Climate Change

March 17, 2016- 7-8:00 pm

Organized and sponsored by the Department of Physics at Baylor University, Science Thursdays is a series of one-hour talks on various scientific topics. No science background is required, only enthusiasm for and an open interest in science.

Join the speaker and guests for coffee and cookies prior to each lecture at 6:30 pm. Lectures are free and open to the public; however, admission to the museum is not included.

March 17
Bill Hockaday
Carbon Negative Chemicals and Fuel for the Fight Against Climate Change

Of the emerging renewable energy technologies, only one holds the potential for carbon negativity,removing more CO 2 from the atmosphere than it emits. Dr. Hockaday will discuss the concepts, practice, promise, and potential pitfalls of pyrolysi s for bio-oil production and bio-char carbon sequestration.

Bill Hockaday, Ph.D, is an Assistant Professor of Biology at Baylor University.


Science Thursdays- How to Build a Solar System

March 31, 2016- 7-8:00 pm

Organized and sponsored by the Department of Physics at Baylor University, Science Thursdays is a series of one-hour talks on various scientific topics. No science background is required, only enthusiasm for and an open interest in science.

Join the speaker and guests for coffee and cookies prior to each lecture at 6:30 pm. Lectures are free and open to the public; however, admission to the museum is not included.

March 31
Lorin Matthews
How to Build a Solar System

The Hubble and Keplar Space Telescopes have discovered thousands of planets orbiting other stars. Come learn how these planetary systems form, and if there is likely to be another planet like Earth out there.

Lorin Matthews, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Physics at Baylor University.


Science Thursdays- When Blue Water Turns Green

April 14, 2016- 7-8:00 pm

Organized and sponsored by the Department of Physics at Baylor University, Science Thursdays is a series of one-hour talks on various scientific topics. No science background is required, only enthusiasm for and an open interest in science.

Join the speaker and guests for coffee and cookies prior to each lecture at 6:30 pm. Lectures are free and open to the public; however, admission to the museum is not included.

April 14
Owen Lind
When Blue Water Turns Green

Lakes, like professors age predictably. While age increases wrinkles on professors faces it also increases algae abundance in lakes. Learn about the consequences of this increased abundance that affect both aquatic life and human health using examples from local and tropical lakes.

Owen Lind, Ph.D., is a Professor of Biology at Baylor University.


Now On Display


Embark on an imaginative adventure in TINKERTOY: Build Your Imagination and The Adventures of MR. POTATO HEAD at the Mayborn Museum Complex.

Children and families can design, build and work together to make amazing Tinkertoy structures using technology as their guide.

Then visitors will experience an out-of-this world silly adventure with Mr. Potato Head as they explore outer space and under the sea.

The Adventures of MR. POTATO HEAD was created by the Betty Brinn Children's Museum (BBCM) in collaboration with Hasbro. TINKERTOY: Build Your Imagination was created by BBCM in collaboration with PLAYSKOOL and GE. TINKERTOY and MR. POTATO HEAD are registered trademarks of Hasbro, Inc. and are used with permission.
© 2016 Hasbro. All rights reserved.

 


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