May 20 Homeschool Day - Coding
MAY
20

May 20 Homeschool Day – Coding

Plug into creative activities that teach the basics of computer programming at May’s Homeschool Days: Careers in Coding. Make fire flow and pumpkins grow with Harry Potter-inspired coding games and design a binary bracelet with a secret message in computer code. To see what’s happening behind the code, peek into a digital simulator and combine real gears, switches and marbles to build a mechanical computer. In our Career Talk, hear how to start your own software company from a software developer.

 

All young learners are welcome to join Homeschool Days, including those with asynchronous schedules or in learning pods.

 

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Jurassic Experience
MAY
29

Jurassic Experience

Travel back to the time of dinosaurs at Jurassic Experience on Saturday, May 29! This all-ages day of dino activities celebrates the grand opening of Jurassic Flight 4D, our new 4D virtual reality experience that lets you explore a prehistoric world as a soaring pterosaur.

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Science Outside Summer Camp
JUN
14
TO JUN 18

Science Outside Summer Camp

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Science Outside Summer Camp
JUN
21
TO JUN 25

Science Outside Summer Camp

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Mother's Day at the Science Mill
MAY
9

Mother’s Day at the Science Mill

Celebrate the people who help us grow, and make great family memories this Mother’s Day at the Science Mill! Spend a day with Mother Nature in the outdoor Science & Art Park, with exhibits all ages will enjoy. Explore the Butterfly Garden and make wildflower seed bombs to give as a gift. Pack a lunch to enjoy at picnic tables or a blanket to spread out in the pecan grove across the creek. After exploring 50+ indoor and outdoor exhibits, head to the neighboring Johnson Settlement Trail (a 1-mile loop) for a Hill Country stroll. Special wildflower seed bomb activity runs from 11am-2pm; museum open from 10am-4pm.

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May 5 Homeschool Day - Coding
MAY
5

May 5 Homeschool Day – Coding

Plug into creative activities that teach the basics of computer programming at May’s Homeschool Days: Careers in Coding. Make fire flow and pumpkins grow with Harry Potter-inspired coding games and design a binary bracelet with a secret message in computer code. To see what’s happening behind the code, peek into a digital simulator and combine real gears, switches and marbles to build a mechanical computer. In our Career Talk, hear how to start your own software company from a software developer.

 

All young learners are welcome to join Homeschool Days, including those with asynchronous schedules or in learning pods.

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Butterfly Bonanza (+ Bats & Bees)
APR
24

Butterfly Bonanza (+ Bats & Bees)

Three cheers for pollinators: Butterflies! Bats! Bees! Butterfly Bonanza (+ Bats & Bees) returns to the Science Mill on Saturday, April 24.

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April 22 Homeschool Day - Earth Science
APR
22

April 22 Homeschool Day – Earth Science

New schedule! April’s Homeschool Day will be offered 10am – 2pm on two days: April 7 and April 22. Both days will include the same activities. More information coming soon!

All young learners are welcome to join Homeschool Day, including learning pods and those with asynchronous school schedules.

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April 7 Homeschool Day - Earth Science
APR
7

April 7 Homeschool Day – Earth Science

New schedule! April’s Homeschool Day will be offered 10am – 2pm on two days: April 7 and April 22. Both days will include the same activities. More information coming soon!

All young learners are welcome to join Homeschool Day, including learning pods and those with asynchronous school schedules.

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March 24 Homeschool - Space Science
MAR
24

March 24 Homeschool – Space Science

New schedule! March’s Homeschool Day will be offered 10am – 2pm on two days: March 5 and March 24. Both days will include the same activities.

All young learners are welcome to join Homeschool Day, including learning pods and those with asynchronous school schedules.

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Spring Break Robot Mania
MAR
8
TO MAR 19

Spring Break Robot Mania

Robot Mania returns to the Science Mill during our expanded Spring Break schedule, with special activities every day from Monday, March 8 through Friday, March 19.

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March 5 Homeschool - Space Science
MAR
5

March 5 Homeschool – Space Science

New schedule! March’s Homeschool Day will be offered 10am – 2pm on two days: March 5 and March 24. Both days will include the same activities.

All young learners are welcome to join Homeschool Day, including learning pods and those with asynchronous school schedules.

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CANCELLED: February 19 Homeschool Day - Engineering
FEB
19

CANCELLED: February 19 Homeschool Day – Engineering

UPDATE: Due to inclement weather interfering with Homeschool Day preparations, we unfortunately have to cancel the Feb. 19 Homeschool Day. If you already have tickets for Feb. 19 Homeschool Day, please contact us at info@sciencemill.org or 844-263-6405 ext. 1008 to reschedule for another upcoming Homeschool Day. Thank you for your understanding and support. Stay safe out there, friends!

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CLOSED Presidents' Day
FEB
15

CLOSED Presidents’ Day

UPDATE: Due to inclement weather and winter weather advisories in the area, the Science Mill will be closed on Presidents’ Day. Please check our website before visiting to ensure that we are open.

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February 3 Homeschool Day - Engineering
FEB
3

February 3 Homeschool Day – Engineering

New schedule! February’s Homeschool Day will be offered 10am – 2pm on two days: February 3 and February 19. Both days will include the same activities.

All young learners are welcome to join Homeschool Day, including learning pods and those with asynchronous school schedules.

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January 21 Homeschool Day- Chemistry
JAN
21

January 21 Homeschool Day- Chemistry

New schedule! January’s Homeschool Day will be offered 10am – 2pm on two days: January 13 and January 21. Both days will include the same activities.

All young learners are welcome to join Homeschool Day, including learning pods and those with asynchronous school schedules.

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January 13 Homeschool Day- Chemistry
JAN
13

January 13 Homeschool Day- Chemistry

New schedule! January’s Homeschool Day will be offered 10am – 2pm on two days: January 13 and January 21. Both days will include the same activities.

All young learners are welcome to join Homeschool Day, including learning pods and those with asynchronous school schedules.

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Deck the Halls with Science Pop-Up Activities
DEC
26
TO DEC 31

Deck the Halls with Science Pop-Up Activities

Meet the giant vinegaroon, marbled crayfish and other new animals in the BioLab, and find special pop-up experiences like the Sleigh Racer Challenge and our foot-controlled video game. Deck the Halls Pop-up Activities will run December 26- December 31.

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Deck the Halls with Science
DEC
17
TO DEC 31

Deck the Halls with Science

This holiday season, deck the halls with science! The Science Mill will be open with expanded dates from December 17 to December 31 (closed Dec. 24 + 25 and Jan. 1).

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December 17 Homeschool Day- Oceanography
DEC
17

December 17 Homeschool Day- Oceanography

New schedule! December’s Homeschool Day will be offered on two days: December 2 and December 17. Both days will include the same activities. Register for the Morning session (10am-1pm) or the Afternoon session (2-5pm) on the day of your choice. Click here for more information!

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December 2 Homeschool Day- Oceanography
DEC
2

December 2 Homeschool Day- Oceanography

New schedule! December’s Homeschool Day will be offered on two days: December 2 and December 17. Both days will include the same activities. Register for the Morning session (10am-1pm) or the Afternoon session (2-5pm) on the day of your choice. More information coming soon!

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Celebrate STEM-giving!
NOV
23
TO NOV 25

Celebrate STEM-giving!

This Thanksgiving Week, create and explore with the people you’re most thankful for! We’re serving up science fun for the whole family, including special activities November 23, 24 and 25: step into a video game, race robots, try your hand at aero-gami (that’s paper airplane stunt flying), solve a scavenger hunt, meet new-to-the-Mill reptiles, and enjoy a mini science movie marathon. Activity stations will be outdoors and inside, with space to celebrate together safely.

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November 19 Homeschool Day- Biology
NOV
19

November 19 Homeschool Day- Biology

New schedule! November’s Homeschool Day will be offered on two days: November 4 and November 19. Both days will include the same activities. Register for the Morning session (10am-1pm) or the Afternoon session (2-5pm) on the day of your choice. Click here for more information!

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Homeschool Day - Careers in Biology
MAY
12

Homeschool Day – Careers in Biology

Join the Science Mill for its monthly Homeschool Day and focus on careers in Biology. Students will hear a guest speaker, participate in special hands-on activities, attend optional age-based Learning Labs and explore the museum’s 50+ unique exhibits and 3D movie.

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Homeschool Day - Careers in Math & Art
MAR
5

Homeschool Day – Careers in Math & Art

Explore careers that combine art and mathematics at Homeschool Day, March 5! Make some amazing math-based art to display at home, and see how art can be a hands-on tool for exploring mathematical concepts, including 3D shapes, fractal patterns and the formula for Pi.

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5th Anniversary + SciDive 4D Grand Opening
FEB
29

5th Anniversary + SciDive 4D Grand Opening

Help us open a BIG present for the Science Mill’s 5th Anniversary on Saturday, February 29: the Grand Opening of SciDive, our new 4D virtual reality experience — the only one of its kind in central Texas!

Reserve your SciDive experience today!

(PLEASE NOTE: Limited spots available. We highly recommend reserving online. Must have an arm span of at least 48” to ride.)

PLUS! Special screenings of Oceans 3D: Our Blue Planet and The Last Reef 3D, extended Tortoise Talks with our African Spurred Tortoises, hands-on augmented reality activities, chances to win a family membership, and much more!

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Open Presidents’ Day
FEB
17

Open Presidents’ Day

Have the day off this coming Monday, February 17? Spend quality time at the Science Mill; we’ll be open with special hours from 10am-4pm. Along with Presidents’ Day, it’s the start of national Engineers Week. Celebrate by exploring the Mill’s many engineering-themed exhibits.

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Engineering Day
FEB
15

Engineering Day

Kick off Engineering Week at the Science Mill by discovering the world of engineering through the eyes of the American Society of Civil Engineers. Design and build with a host of hands-on activities led by real-life engineering professionals! Can you design a marshmallow bridge that holds weight? How will your paper tower weather gusts of wind? What’s the key to building a skyscraper that doesn’t topple? Learn tricks of the trade, basic principles of engineering and what a day in the life of a civil engineer actually looks like. Engineering Day activities are included with admission to the Science Mill, and the first 100 visitors will receive free admission, thanks to ASCE! Engineering Day activities are free with admission and will run from 12pm-4pm. The museum will be open 10am-4pm.

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Homeschool Day - Careers in Engineering
FEB
12

Homeschool Day – Careers in Engineering

At the Science Mill’s Homeschool Day on February 12, use your engineering skills to take wild ideas from design to reality: A roller coaster for marbles! A maze for robots! Catapults that play catch! Challenge yourself to build crazy contraptions from unusual materials, including a sky-high tower from bamboo skewers.

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Closed for Private Event: Savor the Hill Country III
JAN
26

Closed for Private Event: Savor the Hill Country III

The Science Mill will be closed for a private event:

Johnson City Chamber of Commerce invites you to

SAVOR THE HILL COUNTRY III:

Sunday January 26, 2020 in Johnson City, at the Science Mill. 5-8p.

Tickets: $60 – $70 at the door: Web

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Open Martin Luther King Day!
JAN
20

Open Martin Luther King Day!

Open 10am – 4pm Martin Luther King Day

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Snow Day at the Science Mill
JAN
18

Snow Day at the Science Mill

The Science Mill makes science “snow” much fun! The 4th annual family-friendly Snow Day will be held Saturday, January 18 in the Science Mill’s Science & Art Park, with over 30 tons of real snow.

Snow Day at the Science Mill is open to all and activities are free with admission, which includes access to all of the Science Mill’s hands-on exhibits and a 3D movie. In addition to special Snow Day activities from 10am-2pm, the museum will be open from 10am-4pm.

Skip the admission line! Members and advanced ticket holders receive express entry to Snow Day. Tickets will also be sold at the door. In the case of rain, this event will be postponed.

PURCHASE TICKETS

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Homeschool Day - Careers in Nanotechnology
JAN
9

Homeschool Day – Careers in Nanotechnology

The Science Mill’s monthly Homeschool Day focuses on careers in Nanotechnology! In hands-on activities, students can examine images taken at four scales — macro, micro, nano, and atomic — visit the Nanospace Theme Park online and calculate the size of their hands in nanometers versus centimeters.

Age-based Learning Labs include comparing different “nano” views, converting body measurements into nano-scale, and imagining life as the Incredible Shrinking Kid! Plus, students can explore the museum’s 50+ unique exhibits and see “Incredible Predators 3D”.

Homeschool activities will run 10am-2pm, the museum will be open 10am-4pm.

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Make Music, Code & Create
DEC
28

Make Music, Code & Create

When the sleigh bells stop jingling and the silver bells go silent, the Science Mill will still be spreading holiday cheer. Join us for a three-day winter jam session on December 26, 27 and 28 — Make Music, Code & Create! We’ll be making music with a techy twist. Compose electronic tunes with coding and circuitry activities, and build your own recycled instrument to take home.Makey Some Music. 

With the help of a Makey Makey circuit board, turn fruits and veggies into musical notes and drum beats. Play your favorite songs or learn some new ones on a Makey Makey instrument you build yourself. 

All special event activities are included in general admission. Museum is open late from 10am-5pm with special activities from 11am-3pm on Dec. 26, 27, and 28.

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