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Imaginarium Science Center to close for New Year’s Day

December 26, 2012
Lehigh Acres Citizen

The Imaginarium Science Center will be open Dec. 31 but closed Jan. 1, New Year's Day. It will resume normal operating hours at 10 a.m. Jan. 2.

The Imaginarium offers live animal encounters, science shows, and the 3D film "Dinosaurs!" Be a dinosaur in the special simulator-based exhibition that puts you in control of a T. rex or triceratops to survive the virtual Cretaceous.

Get blown away in the Hurricane Experience, forecast the weather to record and e-mail your broadcast in the IMAG-TV studio exhibit, explore energy and motion in the Hands-On Hall, touch a stingray and other sea creatures in the SEA-to-SEE Marine Touch Tanks and feed fish, turtles, ducks, and swans in the outdoor lagoon.

Registration now open

Make your reservations now for "School's Out, Camp's In" camp sessions. All sessions include fun and educational hands-on activities, games, crafts, special guests and exhibit exploration. Innovative curriculum integrating science, the arts and humanities inspires the imagination and encourages an overall love of learning. Themed camps offered during winter break for kindergarten-seventh grade.

- Dec. 26-28: Engineering Inventions

Learn about the world of engineering. Experiment with architecture, inventing and the engineering design process. Create super structures, towers, bridges and more. Learn what it takes to be an inventor and make your own inventions. Then build on your new foundation of knowledge as you try your hand at design and engineer your own creations using K'NEX and other materials.

- Dec. 31 and Jan. 2-4: Crazy Chemistry

Combine a pinch of science and a dash of fun to concoct some super substances. Conduct fun experiments that you can actually eat. Become a kitchen chemist and learn how ice cream is made, why bread rises and how to churn butter. Measure and mix ingredients to get the right combination for some cool colloidal chemistry, conduct explosive experiments and explore rockin' reactions as you learn to control the amazing power of chemistry. Take home recipes included so you can use your science lab - kitchen - at home.

The Imaginarium Science Center is at 2000 Cranford Ave. in Fort Myers. For information, call 321-7420.



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