Digital Programming

The Boonshoft Museum of Discovery presents:
Boonshoft at Home - an online learning experience for all ages!

It includes DIY Science Activities with easy to get materials, step by step instructions, and a basic science explanation for families to download AND virtual programming!

Morning program - (9am) a Science Education program on a variety of topics in physics, chemistry and biology featuring our Science Theater and Do Lab. These programs will be followed by an activity or experiment that can be done at home to build upon the topic. This slot could also include a virtual museum experience or astronomy experience. 

Afternoon program - (2pm) a virtual museum experience will highlight a behind the scene location, an animal ambassador from the zoo, or special rarely seen item from our collection vault. Or an astronomy experience, from current topics, to notable items in the night sky. Special opportunities for a “chat with an expert” will be made available as well!

Click here to watch our intro video!


March 16 - 21 Materials List

March 16, 2020 Programs

DIY Science - Egg Float Activity 

10:00am - At-Home Science: Matter Click here | Activity Guide
2:00pm - Animal Ambassador: Black Rat Snake Click here
6:00pm - Cabin Fever Astronomy: Venus Click here

  • 0:59 The Sky Tonight: How to find Venus in the sky 
  • 5:16 Tour The Universe: Is Venus Earth’s Twin?
  • 12:16 Astrophysics Lite: why does Venus have no water?
  • 18:52 Space Robots!: Venera and Magellan

March 17, 2020 Programs

DIY Science - Screaming Balloon

9:00am - At-Home Science: Science in a Bag Click here | Activity Guide 1 | Activity Guide 2
2:00pm - Behind the Scenes: From the Collections Vault, ep. 1 Click here
6:00pm - Cabin Fever Astronomy: Orion Click here

March 18, 2020 Programs

DIY Science - Rainbow Milk

9:00am - At-Home Science: Balloon Blow Up Click here | Activity Guide
2:00pm - Animal Ambassador: River Otters Click here
6:00pm - Cabin Fever Astronomy: Sirius Click here

March 19, 2020 Programs

DIY Science - Static

9:00am - At-Home Science: Ice Melt Activity Guide
2:00pm - Behind the Scenes: From the Collections Vault, ep. 2 - Pottery at SunWatch
Click here | Activity Guide
6:00pm - Cabin Fever Astronomy: Winter Hexagon Click here

March 20, 2020 Programs

DIY Science - Chocolate Density 

9:00am - At-Home Science: Elephants Toothpaste Click here | Activity Guide
2:00pm - Field Biologist: Bird Identification Click here | Field Guide | Activity Guide
6:00pm - Cabin Fever Astronomy: Ask an Astronomer Click here

March 21, 2020 Programs

9:00am - At-Home Science: Slime Activity Guide
2:00pm - Animal Ambassador: Blue Tongued Skink Click here
6:00pm - Cabin Fever Astronomy: Morning Planets Click here


March 22 - 28 Materials List

March 22, 2020 Programs

9:00am - Boonshoft at Home: Ramps Activity Guide
6:00pm - Cabin Fever Astronomy: Women of NASA Click here

March 23, 2020 Programs

9:00am - Animal Ambassador: Sand Boa Click here
2:00pm - Behind the Scenes: From the Collections Vault, ep. 3 - Cat Collections Click here

March 24, 2020 Programs

9:00am - Boonshoft at Home: Penny Boats Activity Guide
2:00pm - Cabin Fever Astronomy: The Sun, Part 1 Click here

  • Tonight's Sky Crossword: Discover what can be seen in the sky tonight in this informative crossword puzzle! Use the clues to figure out the correct words to complete the crossword puzzle. This crossword is geared towards teenage learners, but could also be completed as a family to help younger learners process the information. This activity can be completed on its own or as part of the Cabin Fever Astronomy videos.

March 25, 2020 Programs

9:00am - Animal Ambassador: African Pygmy Hedgehog Click here
2:00pm - Behind the Scenes: From the Collections Vault, ep. 4 - Forensic Anthropology Click here

March 26, 2020 Programs

2:00pm - Cabin Fever Astronomy: The Sun, Part 2 Click here

March 27, 2020 Programs

9:00am - Animal Ambassador: Domestic Ferret Click here
2:00pm - Behind the Scenes: Ancient Egypt Virtual Tour Click here

March 28, 2020 Programs

9:00am - Boonshoft at Home: Ball Drop Experiment Click here | Activity Guide
2:00pm - Cabin Fever Astronomy: Navigation Click here


March 30, 2020 Program

9:00am - Boonshoft at Home: Rubber Bones Click here | Activity Guide

March 31, 2020 Program

9:00am - Animal Ambassador: Madagascar Hissing Cockroach Click here | Activity Guide

April 1, 2020 Program

9:00am - Behind the Scenes: Mammoth vs Mastodon Click here | Activity Guide

April 2, 2020 Program

9:00am - Boonshoft at Home: Catapult Activity Click here | Activity Guide

April 3, 2020 Program

Cabin Fever Astronomy: Solar System Activity Click here | Activity Guide


April 4, 2020 Program

Animal Ambassador: Three Banded Armadillo Observation Video Click here | Activity Guide

  • Follow Sheldon, our Three Banded Armadillo, and use the Activity Guide to make observations about what you see.

April 6, 2020 Program

Boonshoft at Home: DNA Click Here | Activity Guide

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Video editing kindly provided by McGohan Brabender
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