Genetically modified bats are on the loose! Join us for the second in our series of films and curator commentary. This event is coordinated by the museum's student advisory board and is open to the public.
Get into the science of small during this Science Saturday event. Find out how many quarks tall you are! And in the meantime, get adventures in the subatomic universe -- check out the Quarked website.
Break out the popcorn for Hitchcock's classic horror film, the first in our series of films and curator commentary. This event is coordinated by the museum's student advisory board. The public is welcome.
With the completed sequence of the human genome, scientists are now able to decipher the specific mutations in genes that can lead to cancer. Armed with this knowledge, researchers are synthesizing novel drugs that directly target and kill cancer cells, while avoiding the side effects seen with traditional chemotherapy. For this Science on Tap, biochemist Bryan Smith will discuss traditional cancer therapies and the new drugs that are being developed to directly target certain cancers.
Science on Tap is a science cafe hosted by Free State Brewing, 636 Massachusetts St. Guest moderators introduce a topic and then guide discussion with the audience. Bring your curiosity and your questions.
Join us for a tour of our botany collection, home to more than 400,000 research specimens of leafy plants, seeds, lichens, grasses, trees and shrubs. Pre-registration required by Feb. 1; call 785-864-4450 register. $5-$7 contribution requested.
Want to make your own fish print? Your chance to try the artform of Gyotaku will be part of the Watkins Museum's opening for the exhibit "Riverkings of Kansas." Gyotaku is a Japanese printmaking method traditionally used by fishermen to record their catches. Watch a demonstration at this event at the Watkins Museum, 1047 Mass., and make your own.
Bring your sketch pad and draw with us! We'll provide the feathers, and you provide the creativity. You can sketch your favorite animals from our exhibits or draw those specifically on display for this drop-in event.
The museum has gone to the birds! See exotic specimens of our fine feathered friends from around the world. Learn about the forces of flight and launche your own flying creation.
Join us for a little body science featuring “Anatomy Alex,” a life-sized game modeled on the classic game “Operation,” and much more. This event is a part of the museum's Science Saturdays series, a program of monthly family drop-in events at the museum.