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!

Daily 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. 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!

May 23 - 29, 2020

May 23, 2020 Program

Animal Ambassador: Mission Golden-Eyed Tree Frog Click here | Activity Guide

May 25, 2020 Program

Boonshoft at Home: Frog Calls Click here | Activity Guide

May 26, 2020 Program

Animal Ambassador: Amphibians Click here | Activity Guide

May 27, 2020 Program

Behind the Scenes: Animal Water Filtration Click here

May 17 - 22, 2020

May 18, 2020 Program

Boonshoft at Home: Introducing the Five Rivers MetroParks Click here

May 19, 2020 Program

Boonshoft at Home: Five Rivers MetroParks - River Monitoring Click hereActivity Guide

May 20, 2020 Program

Boonshoft at Home: Five Rivers MetroParks - Stillwater River Study Click here | Activity Guide

May 21, 2020 Program

Boonshoft at Home: Five Rivers MetroParks - Stillwater River Study, pt. II Click here | Activity Guide

May 22, 2020 Program

Cabin Fever Astronomy: Robot Explorers Click here
    *presented in partnership with Evans & Sutherland 

May 9 - 15, 2020 

May 9, 2020 Program

Animal Ambassador: Sonoran Desert Tortoise Observation Video Click here | Activity Guide

  • Follow our Sonoran Desert Tortoise, and use the first two pages of the Activity Guide to make observations about what you see.

May 11, 2020 Program

Boonshoft at Home: Naturalist, pt. II Click here

May 12, 2020 Program

Animal Ambassador: Turtle or Tortoise Click hereActivity Guide

May 13, 2020 Program

Behind the Scenes: Taxidermy Birds Click here

May 14, 2020 Program

Boonshoft at Home: Naturalist, pt. III Click here

May 15, 2020 Program

Cabin Fever Astronomy: Cloud Chamber Click here

May 2 - 8, 2020

May 2, 2020 Program

Animal Ambassador: Poison Dart Frog Observation Video Click here | Activity Guide

  • Follow Dart, our Poison Dart Frog, and use the first two pages of the Activity Guide to make observations about what you see.

May 4, 2020 Program

Boonshoft at Home: DIY Bath Bomb Click here | Activity Guide

May 5, 2020 Program

Animal Ambassador: Poisonous vs. Venomous Click here | Activity Guide

  • The follow up to our observational video above. Use the last two pages of the Activity Guide.

May 6, 2020 Program

Behind the Scenes: Textiles Click here | Activity Guide

May 7, 2020 Program

Boonshoft at Home: Shrinky Dinks Click here

May 8, 2020 Program

Cabin Fever Astronomy: Constellation Story of the Oxherd and the Weaver Girl Click here

April 25 - May 1, 2020

April 25, 2020 Program

Animal Ambassador: Linne's Two-Toed Sloth Observation Video Click here | Activity Guide

  • Follow Patience, our Linne's Two-Toed Sloth, and use the first two pages of the Activity Guide to make observations about what you see.

April 27, 2020 Program

Boonshoft at Home: Van de Graaff Generator Click here

April 28, 2020 Program

Animal Ambassador: Linne's Two-Toed Sloth, pt. II Click here | Activity Guide

  • The follow up to our observational video above. Use the last two pages of the Activity Guide.

April 29, 2020 Program

Behind the Scenes: Baskets From Around the World Click here | Activity Guide

April 30, 2020 Program

Boonshoft at Home: Tesla Coil Click here

May 1, 2020 Program

Cabin Fever Astronomy: Moon Phases Click here

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April 18 - 24, 2020

April 18, 2020 Program

Animal Ambassador: Eastern Box Turtle Observation Video Click here | Activity Guide

  • Follow Aurora, our Eastern Box Turtle, and use the first two pages of the Activity Guide to make observations about what you see.

April 20, 2020 Program

Boonshoft at Home: DIY STEAM Paper Marbling Click here | Activity Guide

April 21, 2020 Program

Animal Ambassador: Eastern Box Turtle, pt. II Click here | Activity Guide

  • The follow up to our observational video above. Use the last two pages of the Activity Guide.

April 22, 2020 Program

Behind the Scenes: Butterflies Click here

April 23, 2020 Program

Boonshoft at Home: Naturalist Click here 

April 24, 2020 Program

Cabin Fever Astronomy presents: Losing the Dark Click here

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April 11 - 17, 2020

April 11, 2020 Program

Animal Ambassador: Domesticated Rabbit Observation Video Click here | Activity Guide

  • Follow Luke, our Domesticated Rabbit, and use the Activity Guide to make observations about what you see.

April 13, 2020 Program

Boonshoft at Home: DIY STEAM Butterfly Click here | Activity Guide

April 14, 2020 Program

Animal Ambassador: Domesticated Rabbit, pt. II Click here | Activity Guide

  • The follow up to our observational video above. Use the last two pages of the Activity Guide.

April 15, 2020 Program

Behind the Scenes: Eggs Click here | Activity Guide

April 16, 2020 Program

Boonshoft at Home: Egg in a Bottle Click here | Activity Guide

April 17, 2020 Program

Cabin Fever Astronomy: Galaxies Click here

April 4 - 10, 2020

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

April 7, 2020 Program

Animal Ambassador: Three Banded Armadillo, pt. II Click here | Activity Guide

  • The follow up to our observational video above. Use the last two pages of the Activity Guide. 

April 8, 2020 Program

Behind the Scenes: Trilobites Click here | Activity Guide

April 9, 2020 Program

Boonshoft at Home: Sodium Polyacrylate Click here

April 10, 2020 Program

Cabin Fever Astronomy: The Little Bits of the Solar System Click here | Activity Guide

March 30 - April 3, 2020 

March 30, 2020 Program

Boonshoft at Home: Rubber Bones Click here | Activity Guide

March 31, 2020 Program

Animal Ambassador: Madagascar Hissing Cockroach Click here | Activity Guide

April 1, 2020 Program

Behind the Scenes: Mammoth vs Mastodon Click here | Activity Guide

April 2, 2020 Program

Boonshoft at Home: Catapult Activity Click here | Activity Guide

April 3, 2020 Program

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

March 22 - 28, 2020 Materials List

March 22, 2020 Programs

Boonshoft at Home: Ramps Activity Guide
Cabin Fever Astronomy: Women of NASA Click here

March 23, 2020 Programs

Animal Ambassador: Sand Boa Click here
Behind the Scenes: From the Collections Vault, ep. 3 - Cat Collections Click here

March 24, 2020 Programs

Boonshoft at Home: Penny Boats Activity Guide
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

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

March 26, 2020 Program

Cabin Fever Astronomy: The Sun, Part 2 Click here

March 27, 2020 Programs

Animal Ambassador: Domestic Ferret Click here
Behind the Scenes: Ancient Egypt Virtual Tour Click here

March 28, 2020 Programs

Boonshoft at Home: Ball Drop Experiment Click here | Activity Guide
Cabin Fever Astronomy: Navigation Click here

March 16 - 21, 2020 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


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