All Library locations will be closed on Monday, October 10 for Staff Development Day.

All Library locations will be closed on Monday, October 10 for Staff Development Day.

2018 Science Alive

January 8, 2018 | By: Communications Staff

From atoms to asteroids, there is so much to love and learn about science. Over 40 local and regional science-related organizations will gather at the Main Library, 304 S. Main St., South Bend, on February 3, 2018, to share their expertise and enthusiasm. Science Alive – in its 26th year – has become an annual tradition for many families and attracts thousands of budding young scientists. The event runs from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. with a variety of special programs, activities, and interactive exhibits taking place throughout the day. All programs are free and open to the public.

Families can explore activities on every floor of the library. Travel through the solar system with the YMCA’s Camp Eberhart, investigate “The History of Light” with the Sea Beast Puppet Company, and perform weird and wild experiments with the University of Notre Dame. Visit interactive exhibits by ETHOS Science Center, Unity Gardens, Healthworks! Kids’ Museum, and more. In the Library Annex, 305 S. Michigan St., participants will get the chance to break open old pieces of technology to see how they tick during the Electronics Take-Apart from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. For a full schedule of events, click here.

As part of the fun, children can get a stamp for their Science Alive Passport at activity and exhibit stations throughout the library. Once completed and turned in, passports can be entered to win prizes. Families will also have the chance to vote on their favorite exhibitor.

All ten branches of the St. Joseph County Public Library are participating in the Countdown to Science Alive, a series of STEM programs taking place Monday, January 22 to Friday, February 2, 2018.

For more information about this event, please visit sjcpl.org or contact Alexander Hess-Waldron at 574-282-4658 or a.waldron@sjcpl.org.

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