Amazon Presents Be the Scientist

This monthly event is free for program participants; MOST admission fees apply to parents and guardians.

This program runs on the last Saturday of every month from 9:30 am – 12:30 pm. For children grades K-8.

Be the Scientist allows visitors to learn about and explore the activities of a different scientist (discipline) each month. From marine biology to computer programming and beyond, the last Saturday of the month is a time for local STEM practitioners, faculty, and museum visitors to come together and explore new careers and frontiers in science and technology. Participants in this no-cost program are welcome to explore the museum after visiting the stations.

Program Stations:

  1. LEARN – At this station, scientists and other professionals in the field will conduct
    demonstrations, talk with visitors about their careers and day to day activities, and answer
    questions about the discipline.
  2. ENGAGE – Visitors will engage in hands-on activities that simulate the work of professionals in
    that discipline.
  3. EXPLORE – Using what they have discovered from the LEARN and ENGAGE stations, visitors will
    explore the variety of opportunities in the field, visit relevant exhibits in the MOST, and choose
    from a variety of take-home materials to extend the exploration.
  • November 27, 2021 – Be the Physicist
  • December 26, 2021* – Be the Food Scientist
  • January 29, 2022 – Be the Robotics Engineer
  • February 19, 2022 – Be the Drone Operator*
  • February 26, 2022 – Be the Civil Engineer
  • March 26, 2022 – Be the Mechanical Engineer
  • April 9, 2022 – Be the Materials Scientist*
  • April 30, 2022 – Be the Orthopedist
  • May 28, 2022 – Be the Zoologist
  • June 25, 2022 – Be the Nurse
  • July 30, 2022 – Be the Climatologist
  • August 27, 2022 – Be the Pharmacist
  • September 24, 2022 – Be the City Planner
  • October 29, 2022 – Be the Sound Engineer

*Additional February and April break week sessions included with museum admission

October 2017 Be the Paleontologist
November 2017 Be the Chemist
December 2017 Be the Doctor
January 2018 Be the Electrical Engineer
February 2018 Be the Flight Engineer
March 2018 Be the Geneticist
April 2018 Be the Nanoscientist
May 2018 Be the Architect
June 2018 Be the Astronomer
July 2018 Be the Marine Biologist
August 2018 Be the Geologist
September 2018 Be the Nutritionist
October 2018 Be the Computer Scientist
November 2018 Be the Mathematician
December 2018 Be the Epidemiologist
January 2019 Be the Veterinarian
February 2019 Be the Orthopedist
March 2019 Be the Botanist
April 2019 Be the Environmental Scientist
May 2019 Be the Pilot
June 2019 Be the Entomologist
July 2019 Be the Astronaut
August 2019 Be the Meteorologist
September 2019 Be the Anthropologist
October 2019 Be the Forensic Scientist
November 2019 Be the Animator
December 2019 Be the Programmer
January 2020 Be the Optometrist
February 2020 Be the Chronologist
March 2020 – Program Suspended due to COVID-19
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