Fall in Love with Science Family-Focused Event Explores the Fields of Natural Science and STEM

Fall in Love with Science Family-Focused Event Explores the Fields of Natural Science and STEM

January 19, 2017

Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum’s family-focused science event returns with Fall in Love with Science on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017. Formerly titled “Science Alive,” this year’s event will engage families and keiki in exciting activities that showcase the wonder of Bishop Museum’s natural science collections and the excitement of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) in Hawai‘i.

Bishop Museum’s own researchers and staff, along with local scientific and environmental partner organizations, will inspire keiki through the biography of Hawaiʻi, the importance of native species and the biodiversity of the Hawaiian Islands. Community organizations and Bishop Museum researchers and staff from the departments of botany, entomology, malacology, ichthyology, invertebrate zoology, vertebrate zoology and archaeology will provide hands-on activities, interactive displays and crafts inspired by their research. Curious keiki will have a rare opportunity to interact with these experts and ask any questions they may have.

Fall in Love with Science is a unique call to action that will unify local scientific and environmental partners for a day where STEM takes center stage, with an aim to create excitement and inspire keiki about these fields of study. Local partners featured will include Conservation Council of Hawai‘i, Honolulu Zoo Society, Department of Land and Natural Resources, various initiatives of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, a wide range of science departments from the University of Hawai‘i, Waikīkī Aquarium and more.

In addition, the museum’s current exhibit Journeys: Heritage of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands will be open for exploration. Also, visitors to this one-day event will be the first to get a sneak preview of “Sue,” a replica of the world’s largest and most complete Tyrannosaurus rex dinosaur and the star of the forthcoming exhibit The Machine Inside: Biomechanics.

What:              Fall in Love with Science

When:             Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017 9 a.m.–3 p.m.

Where:            Bishop Museum: Castle Memorial Building, J. Watumull Planetarium and the Richard T. Mamiya Science Adventure Center

Cost:               Reduced admission of $5 for kama‘āina and active and retired US military with valid ID (general admission applies to non-resident and non-military visitors). Parking is $5 per car. Members are FREE.

For more information visit www.bishopmuseum.org/fallinlovewithscience