Programs and Events

The UW-Stevens Point Museum is proud to offer free programs and events every year. Everyone is welcome to attend. Browse below to see our upcoming events! 

Junior Scientist Program:

The UW-Stevens Point (UWSP) Museum of Natural History and UWSP Planetarium are launching their first-ever Junior Scientist Program! This free program will run during the school year (September-May). The Spring 2022 schedule will come out in early January. Come to 10 events or programs per school year to achieve Junior Scientist status. Events and programs will be held at the Museum and the Planetarium. Sign in at each event to get your name tag and show everyone you are a Junior Scientist in-training! Once you reach the level of Junior Scientist, you get to have your picture put up on our Wall of Juniors! At the end of the school year, we will have a ceremony and party honoring all of our Juniors! Registration is free and can be done online or in person at our events. All events and programs are free to attend. 

Click here to see the Junior Scientist Program Spring 2022 Schedule

Click this link to register for the Junior Scientist Program.

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Programs:


Story Time:
 Join the staff at the UWSP Museum of Natural History every other Friday at 10 - 11 a.m. as we read some nature and wildlife-themed children’s books, dance the wiggles out, color and do a craft, play a game, and learn more about the topic for the week’s theme. Story Time is geared towards children ages 2-5, but all are welcome to join in on the fun! Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Registration is appreciated so we have enough supplies for participants. Registration can be done on our website or you can call or email the Museum.

Registration for Story Time can be found here: https://forms.office.com/r/2BiY7yN26t.

Story Time Schedule:

Jan 28th: Groundhog Get-together
Feb 11th: Valentine’s Day Celebration
Feb 25th: Dinosaur Rampage
Mar 11th: Hibernation Meltdown
Apr 15th: Going Bananas
Apr 29th: Earth Day Jamboree
May 13th: Summer Break Farewell

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Educational Programs: Come explore a variety of nature-themed topics with our educational programs! Our Education Programs will be led by our experienced student staff who will have hands-on activities and will showcase some of the
Museum's behind-the-scenes collection specimens! Project Discovery will teach each Junior Scientist how to question the world around them to make their own discoveries. At each program, we will have demonstrations, experiments, or games! These family-friendly education programs will be held twice a month in the Museum's gallery from 5-5:45 p.m.

Educational Programs Schedule:

February 2nd: Project Discovery #1
February 15th: Education Program #1
March 2nd: Project Discovery #2
March 15th: Education Program # 2
April 6th: Project Discover #3
April 19th: Education Program #3
May 4th: Project Discovery #4
May 10th: Education Program #4


Planetarium Programs and Sensory Sunday:

Travel to the night sky with these Planetarium programs! These programs are specifically for Junior Scientists. Sensory Sunday will have activities and games from 3-3:30 p.m. in the main area in front of the Planetarium. Then, from 3:30-4 p.m., enjoy the show!
All of these events will take place in the Allen F. Blocher Planetarium which is located in the Science Building on the second floor by the Foucault pendulum. Direct access can be
obtained through the east entrance into the Science Building.

Planetarium Programs and Sensory Sunday Schedule:
Sunday, February 20th: Larry, Cat in Space
Sunday, March 13th: Moles—What Is Out There?
Saturday, April 16th: World Tales of the Moon
Sunday, May 15th: Sky Quest 

Events: 
Check this page or follow our Facebook page to stay updated on current events!

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Collection Crawl is back! Join us for our 11th Crawl on Saturday, April 2nd, from 9-12 p.m. Start in Albertson Hall to get your passport; then get a stamp at each collection to bring back for a prize! See behind-the-scenes specimens, partake in Junior Curator activities, and see live animals and a Planetarium show!

The Museum is moving from Albertson Hall to the Science building! The last chance to visit the current space before we close is Sunday, May 15th. We will have activities all weekend, May 12th-15th, for our sendoff! Stay tuned for more details!

Save the Date!
Junior Scientist Award Ceremony
Saturday, May 14th at 10 a.m.
 

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