The Rory Meyers Children's Adventure Garden is a STEAM-focused, hands-on learning laboratory with programming and exhibits for children of all ages.

August Dollar Days - Featuring Solar Weekdays and Water Weekends

Mondays in August

Time Activity Description Location
10:00 a.m. Little Adventure Activities Bring your little adventurers for a hands-on experience with science, technology, engineering, art, and math! Each week will include new stories, songs, crafts and so much more. First Adventure
11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. & 3:00 p.m. PLANT LAB A new lab each week! See table below. Exploration Center
12:00 p.m. Peculiar Plants Join us as we take a closer look at some of our alien, weird looking plants that do cool things like eat flies. Texas Native Wetlands
2:30 p.m. OmniGlobe Presentation: Shakin' and Quakin' in My Boots! Did you know that earthquakes, volcanoes, and mountains often appear in the same places? Come to the Omni Globe Theater to see how plate tectonics explains this activity. Exploration Center
3:30 p.m. Solar Beads Visit Solar Island in the Pure Energy gallery to explore solar energy. Create your own UV sensitive bracelet and experiment with different SPF sunscreens. If your bracelet is catching UV rays, it’s time for some sunscreen. Solar Island Pure Energy

Tuesdays in August

Time Activity Description Location
10:00 a.m. Little Adventure Activities Bring your little adventurers for a hands-on experience with science, technology, engineering, art, and math! Each week will include new stories, songs, crafts and so much more. First Adventure
11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. & 3:00 p.m. PLANT LAB A new lab each week! See table below. Exploration Center
12:00 p.m. Biomimicry From solar power to flight, nature has inspired some of humanities most thrilling innovations. See what nature can inspire you to create! Orchard and Vineyard
2:30 p.m. OmniGlobe Presentation: Shakin' and Quakin' in My Boots! Did you know that earthquakes, volcanoes, and mountains often appear in the same places? Come to the OmniGlobe Theater to see how plate tectonics explains this activity. Exploration Center
3:30 p.m. Fishing Frenzy Cast your nets in this fishing activity! Learn about responsible fishing methods so that we will always have plenty of fish in our seas. Texas Native Wetlands

Wednesdays in August

Time Activity Description Location
10:00 a.m. Little Adventure Activities Bring your little adventurers for a hands-on experience with science, technology, engineering, art, and math! Each week will include new stories, songs, crafts and so much more. First Adventure
11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. & 3:00 p.m. PLANT LAB A new lab each week! See table below. Exploration Center
12:00 p.m. Mountain Melt Design your own mountain range and see how sun exposure increases snow melt. Will your slopes have a long ski season? Earth Cycles
2:30 p.m. OmniGlobe Presentation: Shakin' and Quakin' in My Boots! Did you know that earthquakes, volcanoes, and mountains often appear in the same places? Come to the OmniGlobe Theater to see how plate tectonics explains this activity. Exploration Center
3:30 p.m. Solar Ovens Witness the impressive power of the sun and investigate melting points in our solar oven activity! Take home plans to construct your own easy up-cycled solar oven. Incredible Edible

Thursdays in August

Time Activity Description Location
10:00 a.m. Little Adventure Activities Bring your little adventurers for a hands-on experience with science, technology, engineering, art, and math! Each week will include new stories, songs, crafts and so much more. First Adventure
11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. & 3:00 p.m. PLANT LAB A new lab each week! See table below. Exploration Center
12:00 p.m. Solar Flowers Embrace the summer sun with photo-sensitive paper to create botanical silhouettes. Use art to observe the UV protection offered by the leaves of trees. Kaleidoscope
2:30 p.m. OmniGlobe Presentation: Shakin' and Quakin' in My Boots! Did you know that earthquakes, volcanoes, and mountains often appear in the same places? Come to the OmniGlobe Theater to see how plate tectonics explains this activity. Exploration Center
3:30 p.m. Summer Silhouettes Create your own nature designs with our summer foliage! Leave a lasting impression with our bright spray colors. Pure Energy

Fridays in August

Time Activity Description Location
10:00 a.m. Little Adventure Activities Bring your little adventurers for a hands-on experience with science, technology, engineering, art, and math! Each week will include new stories, songs, crafts and so much more. First Adventure
11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. & 3:00 p.m. PLANT LAB A new lab each week! See table below. Exploration Center
12:00 p.m. Vermicomposting How can we sustainably dispose of our foodscraps and used paper? With a worm composting bin, our little friends are fed and our wastes are turned back into productive soil! Join us for tips on how to start your own low-maintenance compost bin and see our worms at work. Living Cycles
2:30 p.m. OmniGlobe Presentation: Shakin' and Quakin' in My Boots! Did you know that earthquakes, volcanoes, and mountains often appear in the same places? Come to the OmniGlobe Theater to see how plate tectonics explains this activity. Exploration Center
3:30 p.m. Greenhouse Effects Construct a better greenhouse and measure your success. Design a solar greenhouse to keep your plants looking lush year-round! Living Cycles

PLANT LABS - A New Lab Each Week

Time Activity Description Location
August 21-31 Strawberry DNA Did you know that DNA is in all living things? Including the food we eat? Come extract DNA from fruit and learn why it is important for a scientist to study DNA. Exploration Center

Weekend of August 26-27

Time Activity Description Location
10:00 a.m. Little Adventure Acitivites Bring your little adventurers for a hands-on experience with science, technology, engineering, art, and math! Each day of the week will include new stories, songs, crafts and so much more. First Adventure
11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. & 3:00 p.m. Plant Lab: Strawberry DNA Did you know that DNA is in all living things? Including the food we eat? Come extract DNA from fruit and learn why it is important for a scientist to study DNA. Exploration Center
11:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m. OmniGlobe Presentation: Shakin' and Quakin' in My Boots! Did you know that earthquakes, volcanoes, and mountains often appear in the same places? Come to the Omni Globe Theater to see how plate tectonics explains this activity Exploration Center
12:00 p.m. Bubbleflies Add a POP! of color to your butterfly creation using bright bubbles and lots of outdoor inspiration! Texas Native Wetlands
4:00 p.m. Build a Better Bubble Blower Let your imagination run wild as you design the best bubble blower! What will you choose to engineer? The BIGGEST bubble? The most bubbles at once? Show us what you can create! Incredible Edible


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