Office of University Relations
SDSM& T News
501 E. St. Joseph Street • Rapid City, SD 57701- 3995
Phone: ( 605) 394- 6082/ 2554 • Fax: ( 605) 394- 6177
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 13, 2000
FATHER’S DAY EVENT PLANNED AT CHILDREN’S SCIENCE CENTER
Father’s Day is approaching this weekend – do you have your plans yet? The Children’s Science Center has your answer. From 10: 00 am – 2: 00 pm on Sunday, June 18 the Science Center will offer special programming for this special day. The Children’s Science Center’s Father and Child Model Building Program invites families in to build a model airplane with your children. The normal construction time for the model is 2 – 2 1/ 2 hours. All materials will be provided, and the cost of admission is FREE for the special event.
The Children’s Science Center is also continuing summer class registration. Participants must register one week before the first day of class. All programs run from 7: 45 am – noon and are limited to no more than 15 children. Summer class descriptions are below:
Bottle Biology- for children 6- 9, explore biology by making your own terrariums, habitats, and compose columns. There will be two 4- day sessions, June 27- 30 and July 18- 21. The program fee is $ 80 for non- members and $ 72 for members.
Explore Flight- for children 8- 11, explore aeronautics and flight with hands- on activities and make your own models. There will be two 2- day sessions, June 21- 22 and July 11- 12. The program fee is $ 45 for non- members and $ 40.50 for members.
Water Rockets- for children 7- 11, spend the morning building and flying your own water rockets. There will be two 1- day sessions, June 20 and July 13. The program fee is $ 18 for non- members and $ 16.20 for non- members
Build your own model rocket- for children 8- 12, spend the first two days building your model and learning about rocketry. The students spend the third day flying their models, weather willing. Parents need to drop their children off and pick them up at a nearby park on the third day. Parents are also required to read and sign a model rocket safety sheet as part of the registration process. The students keep the rocket they build and a launcher. Parents are welcome to attend the third day. Students need to bring a small empty box, boot- box size, with them. There will be two 3- day sessions and July 5- 7 and July 25- 27. The program fee is $ 79 for non- members and $ 71.10 for non- members.
Explore the Universe- for children 8 to 12 years old. In this astronomy class children learn about the universe through “ make and takes”, hands- on activities and planetarium programs. There will be one 8- day session August 1- 4, 8- 11. The program fee is $ 85 for non- members and $ 76.50 for members.
For more information about summer class registration, or to find out about the special Father’s Day event, contact the Science Center at 605- 394- 6996.
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