Night at the Museum: Secret Lives of Michigan Objects

Location: Michigan History Center and Archives of Michigan
Address: 702 W. Kalamazoo St. Lansing, MI
Admission: FREE
Contact: Sara Gross
(517) 420-1342
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There’s plenty of science involved in history museums! When you walk into a history exhibit, you might not realize that there are invisible forces working against the artifacts on display - we call them 'secret agents of deterioration.' At this Night at the Museum event, get up close and personal with these 'secret agents' through hands-on activities and demonstrations for all ages - and learn the scientific ways we can slow down their effects.

Bonus activity! At 6 p.m., enjoy an interactive demonstration with special guests from the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory. Discover the secrets of the nucleus by building a chart from towers of LEGO bricks, one for each of 130 isotopes in the first ten elements. The pattern of stable and radioactive nuclei will help explain the how the matter in your body was originally made in stars!

This event is part of MSU Science Festival. Learn more at sciencefestival.msu.edu

April 23, 2020
Location: 702 W. Kalamazoo St., Michigan History Center and Archives of Michigan, MI
Phone: (517) 420-1342
Time: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Price: FREE

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