’Tis the Season for Science
November 29, 2011
Do partridges live in pear trees? Is nutmeg really a nut? And what do reindeer actually eat? Find out in the Academy’s new holiday exhibit ’Tis the Season for Science, open now through January 16, 2012. Enjoy a suite of wintry festivities and family fun that celebrates the science behind some of our most familiar holiday sights, sounds, and traditions. Highlights include:
- A pair of live reindeer
- Indoor snow flurries twice an hour
- A Snowman Theater – an immersive digital dome shaped like a giant snowman, which plays two shows on the science of snow and water in the Universe
- An aromatic Spice Forest – displays of the raw botanical specimens from which we get cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, and other holiday ingredients
- Festive programs including quiz shows, live music, dance, and theater performances
- Mounted specimens of the birds mentioned in “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” including swans, geese, colly birds, hens, doves, and a partridge in a pear tree.
Learn more about ’Tis the Season for Science.
Snowman Theater Spice Forest