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SAC Museum Presents “SciPop Interactive” Featuring Harry Potter and Captain Planet
April 6 @ 5:00 am - 9:00 am
On Saturday, April 6, The Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum (sacmuseum.org) is partnering with the Nebraska Science Festival, an initiative of the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC), as a host facility for SciPop Interactive. Guests ages 12 and younger will received free admission to this event, which is part of a month-long science festival. Sponsored by the Nebraska Local Section of the American Chemical Society and the University of Nebraska, SciPop Interactive includes science demonstrations and hands-on activities that highlight the mystery and illusion of pop-culture icons from Harry Potter and comic books like Captain Planet and the Planeteers!
There will be fun hands-on activities from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., including “Herbology and Potions of Harry Potter” lessons, a chance to explore the universe by playing with color and light like your favorite space explorers, and a station to create your own ice ball like your favorite comic book superheroes and supervillains. There will be make-and-take projects for the first 500 youth, which include an invisible ink potion and a create-you-own comic book. Guests are encouraged to wear their favorite costume in support of their favorite comic book or Harry Potter character.
Scientists will take the stage at various times and demonstrate the magic and mystery of chemistry in our world and beyond.
Professor Rebecca Lai will discuss “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Among Us” at 12 p.m. in the museum’s theater. Guests will learn about the chemistry of several notable fantastic beasts from the world of Harry Potter and a few of our more magical earthly creatures.
The event will conclude at 2 p.m. with brand new, never-before-seen-at-this-event scientists, showcasing a new super secret science extravaganza to end the festivities.