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"Science Fun for Little Ones," Boston, through June 24

Posted by Jen Clark Estes  May 14, 2013 08:28 AM

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Bring your budding scientists to the Museum of Science on any Monday morning, and you'll find activities that are sure to spark new creativity. The museum has created a lineup of programming geared to children aged three through six that are sure to delight and educate. You can start off your morning with a "Live Animal Story Time" at 9:30, drop-in to participate in the "Soaring Satellite Design Challenge," walk among the free-flying residents of the Butterfly Garden, a warm conservatory filled with exotic plants, and visit the Discovery Center where your little one can put an animal skeleton together, touch a real fossil, or observe a variety of live animals up close. Wrap up your day with a viewing of "Big Bird's Adventure: One World, One Sky" in the Charles Hayden Planetarium, when you can Explore the night sky with your favorite friends from Sesame Street and learn about the Big Dipper, the North Star, and more. Please note that some activities take place at structured times, while others are on-going each day. Visit the website for schedules. Mondays through June 24, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Adults, $22; children, $19. Additional charge for "One World, One Sky": adults, $10; children, $9. Discounted rates for groups of nine or more. The Museum of Science, 1 Science Park, Boston.

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Kristi Palma, Moms producer, is the mom of a first grader and a preschooler. She is a writer who enjoys cooking her grandmother's Italian recipes (when her son isn't launching paper airplanes into them). Follow her on Twitter @kristipalma.
Jennifer Clark Estes is a teacher, writer, blogger, and the mother of four young children. In her free time, she blogs at A Mom's World, plays with the kids (or chauffeurs them around), and is desperately seeking a quiet spot so she can read a book. Follow her on Twitter @JenniferCEstes.

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