Science@Stockmen’s Park 2021

Join us for monthly hands-on science events!

Explore everyday science at Science@Stockmen’s Park, a free, accessible monthly outdoor event for children, teens, and adults. From June through October, Quest will offer fun activities, stage shows, music, and more.  Drop in any time – everyone is welcome! 

Location: Stockmen’s Park, 29 South Livermore Ave, Livermore, CA

 We ask that all attendees follow county health guidelines for outdoor events by social distancing and wearing a mask if you are not vaccinated.

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Science of Bubbles

June 26, 10 am-12 pm

Everyone loves bubbles! Have some good clean fun by exploring soap bubbles of all shapes and sizes. Learn about surface tension, colors, and more. Activities include:

  • Stand in a Bubble (photos optional)
  • Bubbles in Bubbles
  • Boo Bubbles
  • Bubble Volcano
  • Bubble Shapes
  • Bubbles Art
  • DIY Bubble Wands
  • Bubble Solution Recipes
  • Giant Bubble Demonstrations

Activities are appropriate for explorers of all ages.  Help us set the record for the most bubbles in Livermore!

Musical Theme: Summer Top 40 

Science of Perception

July 17, 5-8 pm

How do illusions trick your eyes? How are colors and images perceived by your brain? Come experience various ways to fool and amaze yourself. Make devices for observing the world. Learn why illusions are puzzling and entertaining at the same time.  Activities include:

  • Record Player Illusions
  • Facial Mashup
  • Color Illusions
  • Typoglycemia
  • Visual Illusions
  • Microscope Phone Pixels
  • Pixel Tubes
  • Thaumatropes

At 6:30 pm, Staff Magician Caleb Cheung will perform a 30 minute family friendly magic show.  Bring blankets for sitting on the grass.

Musical Theme: Mash Ups Across the Decades

Science of Music

August 7, 5-8 pm

How is sound created? Build instruments from household materials and experiment with sound waves. Play the Space Palette Pro. Enjoy a mini concert from Don Lewis, an electronic music inventor and pioneer.

More program details will be provided here after July 29.

 

Science of Water

September 4, 12-3 pm

What makes water so special and important to living things? Explore the nature of this important resource. Learn about how water plays a critical role in our environment.

More program details will be provided here at a later date. 

Science of Engineering

October 2, 4-7 pm

Design, build, test, and reiterate! Experience the engineering design cycle as you create rockets, boats, bridges, catapults, and more! Challenges for aspiring engineers of all ages and experiences.

More program details will be provided here at a later date.