Noon to 4 p.m.
Want to get involved in real science? Join us for a Citizen Science Festival at the museum. Citizen science—where data collection and interpretation is done by the general public in collaboration with scientists—has become an essential hands-on approach for anyone to make extraordinary contributions to scientific research. At the Citizen Science Festival, 25 different citizen science projects will share information about their exciting and essential work. Discover how to monitor animals and insects, explore the impacts of light pollution, map precipitation, record water quality, and learn how infrared cameras are used to save energy. There are always new citizen science projects beginning—come and learn how you can get involved.