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August 2013 Events
Red Starr’s Solar System Round-Up
Saturday – Sunday 1:30 PM; Free Tuesdays (2nd Tuesday of each month) 7 PM; Free Fridays (4th Friday of each month) 3:30 PM
Type: Planetarium
Saddle-up with Red Starr and his sidekick Solar Max while they check out their herd of planets they tend on the Solar System Ranch. This up-to-date program about the planets features images from the latest fleet of spacecraft exploring our neighborhood in outer space. This program is an original production of the James H. Lynn Planetarium. Planetarium shows are $3 in addition to General Admission.
Animal Encounters
June 12 - August 9; Wednesday - Saturday 10:30 AM & 2:30 PM; Sundays 2:30 PM
Type: Public Program
Enjoy a “live” encounter with members of the museum’s animal collection. Learn about the adaptations of reptiles, mammals, amphibians and insects. Discover the fascinating ways that find food, weather the elements and protect themselves from their enemies. Hands-on opportunities!
The Planets: A Voyage Across the Solar System
Tuesdays - Sundays 1:30 PM; Free Tuesdays (second Tuesday of each month) 7 PM
Type: Planetarium
Take a tour of the Solar System looking in detail at each planet. Discover information about the formation of our system and new extra-solar planets. This program features exciting planetary images, beautiful computer animation, narration by Kate Mulgrew, Captain Katherine Janeway of Star Trek: Voyager and breathtaking music by John Serrie. The Planets was created by the Southeast Planetarium Association.
Monkey Mania
Saturday August 10, 11 AM & 2 PM
Type: Public Program
Come monkey ‘round The Schiele! Visitors will meet the Monkey Lady and her capuchin monkey family. Learn about the unique adaptations of capuchin and marmosets that help them survive. Discover how these unique abilities can also help them get dressed and ride a tricycle. Meet Maggie Mae, Pincher and Serina Capuchin monkeys who are busy helping their new family member, Silly Willy, learn how to be a monkey. Primate trainers will be on hand to answer questions and to share their experiences with you. This event will be filled with monkey fun! Seating is limited – call 704-866-6908 for advance tickets. $3 with museum admission.
Schiele Summer Day Camps 2013
June 10 - August 16
Type: Summer Camp
Get ready for a great summer with exciting camp activities that take advantage of the exhibits, resources and staff at The Schiele. Our Summer Day Camp will provide an enriching summer program for students with quality science, cultural, art and outdoor activities with a full-day schedule that will meet the needs of your family. With exciting themes scheduled for each week, your child can participate for a single week, several weeks planned around your vacation schedule, or join us from the beginning of summer to the end! In addition to explorations in science, history and culture, Camp participants will enjoy other activities on a daily and weekly basis, including swimming, outdoor recreation, movies, daily snacks (campers bring their own lunch), games and recreation, and more! Call 704-854-6676 to learn more about our 2012 day camps. Check out the Summer Camp Guide here ( http://schielemuseum.org/documents/SchieleSummerCampGuide2013_000.pdf ) $135 per week Members / $155 per week Nonmembers
Mammal Safari: Journey of Discovery
May 18 - December 31
Type: Exhibit
Journey across the continents and discover the incredible story of the most complex and diverse animals on earth. Adaptable, sociable and intelligent - mammals are the most familiar group of animals. Amazingly, all 5,000 species of mammals share some fundamental characteristics. Appearing in the fossil record 200 million years ago, they have spread across the world and developed incredible ways to survive in a broad range of habitats, from forests to deserts, from the oceans to the poles. Our planet is now populated by all sorts of mammals that dig and swim, creep and fly, run and climb. Lions, tigers, bears and more! Go on a virtual mammal safari adventure across the globe. Meet live animals from around the world, see awesome mounted specimens from Africa, Asia, North and South America, and enjoy cool hands-on interactive exhibits designed to bring out the explorer in all of us. Mammal Safari is an original production of the Schiele Museum.
Free Tuesday sponsored by Duke Energy - August
Tuesday, August 13, 4 - 8 PM
Type: Public Program
Enjoy a late afternoon at The Schiele free of charge! All the museum’s exhibits and Nature Trail will be available for your exploration. At 5 PM have fun exploring a variety of fluorescent rocks and minerals. Don’t miss a special showing of The Planets at 7 PM in the James H. Lynn Planetarium.
Baking Bread
Saturday, August 17, 2 PM
Type: Public Program
Discover the science and art of bread making. From raw ingredients to the finished product, learn about the factors that work to create one of mankind’s most common yet misunderstood foods. At the end of the program you can sample some bread made right in our kitchen and get some recipes so you can try your baking skills at home. Seating is limited – reserve your spot by calling 704-866-6908.
On the Great Wagon Road
Sunday, August 25, 1 - 5 PM
Type: Public Program
By 1776 there were over 250,000 settlers in the Carolina Backcountry. The main route of settlement into the area was from Pennsylvania down the Great Wagon Road, from Philadelphia through West Virginia into the Carolinas and on to Georgia. Discover why folks made the journey, how they traveled and what they brought with them. See how well you could pack for the long trip by trying your hand at loading a kid–sized wagon!
Engineers Academy Workshop Middle School Students
July 29 - August 2, 9 AM - 3 PM
Type: Student Workshop
Design and build your own amazing structures using engineering skills. Build a catapult, create a spinning top, test helicopter designs, and make a tower from popsicle sticks. Create a mini hovercraft, and then watch it fly across the floor! Test designs for structural efficiency, launch projectiles to test variables, and put your imagination to work. To register call Tony Pasour at 704-866-6919 or email tonyp@cityofgastonia.com. $120 Members / $135 Nonmembers
Jurassic Expedition 2013
Saturday, August 3 - Friday, August 9
Type: Adult Workshop
Dig Jurassic dinosaur fossils in the high deserts of Wyoming this summer! In addition to working in a real dinosaur quarry participants collect petrified wood, find fossil plants, fish and insects. See Yellowstone National Park, the Grand Tetons, the Rocky Mountains, museums and more. Airfare, ground transportation, admissions and lodging are included. To register call Tony Pasour at 704-866-6919 or email tonyp@cityofgastonia.com. $2,000 Members / $2,200 Nonmembers
Bear Tales and Other Grizzly Stories
Tuesday - Sunday 1:30 Free Tuesdays (2nd Tuesday of the month) 6 PM Free Fridays (4th Friday of the month) 3:30 PM *Please note that we will not be having a 1:30 PM showing of Bear Tales and Other Grizzly Stories on Friday, August 14. We are sorry for any inconvenience.
Type: Planetarium
Join Grandpa Ben on a family camping trip and hear lively stories about the night sky and its constellations. A fun, family-friendly presentation for all ages.