EcoTinker Science Stations

March 11 – May 31 | OPEN DAILY

Explore the connection between STEM, nature and you at our science stations. Learn how scientists “do science” in the field. Grab your Science Notebook and explore 6 interactive stations as you make observations, design an experiment, and collect data.

Stop by Nature Exchange to share what you learned and discover different outdoor science careers.

>> EcoTinker stations were designed for 8-12 year old scientists. Younger scientists will be able to complete some of the activities with help from an adult or older sibling. Some activities involve small parts and may not be appropriate for those under the age of 3.

>> Participants who complete 4 of the 6 stations are eligible to enter our weekly drawing for fun science-themed prizes!

>> Included with general admission and free to CNC Members. Purchase admission tickets in advance to secure a date and time for your visit.

1280 x 860 EcoTinker Science Stations

See Yourself as a Scientist

Dress a scientist as you learn about different STEM careers in the outdoors.

Observation Station

Discover how scientists in the field use their senses to record their observations and try your own hand journaling in your Science Notebook.

The Science of Doing Science

Practice your science skills as you create a hypothesis and conduct an experiment to test it.

Macroinvertebrate Mystery

Discover how aquatic biologists in the field learn about water quality by identifying the animals that live there.

Get the Ball Rolling

Use our big blue Imagination Playground blocks to solve a challenge.

Science Show and Tell

Share what you learned as our Nature Exchange Naturalists help you refine your science communication skills.

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