Digital Programming

The Boonshoft Museum of Discovery presents:
Boonshoft at Home - an online learning experience for all ages!

It includes DIY Science Activities with easy to get materials, step by step instructions, and a basic science explanation for families to download AND virtual programming!

Monday program - (10am) a Science Education program on a variety of topics in physics, chemistry and biology featuring our Science Theater and Do Lab. These programs will be followed by an activity or experiment that can be done at home to build upon the topic. This slot could also include a virtual museum experience or astronomy experience. A virtual museum experience will highlight a behind the scene location, an animal ambassador from the zoo, or special rarely seen item from our collection vault. Or an astronomy experience, from current topics, to notable items in the night sky. Special opportunities for a “chat with an expert” will be made available as well!

Click here to watch our intro video!

August 31, 2020 Program

Behind the Scenes - SunWatch Dugout Canoe Click here *video will become live at 10am on 8.31.2020*

Boonshoft at Home

The Water Cycle Click here

Frog Calls Click here | Activity Guide

Water Filtration Click here

Introducing the Five Rivers MetroParks Click here

Five Rivers MetroParks - River Monitoring Click here | Activity Guide

Five Rivers MetroParks - Stillwater River Study Click here | Activity Guide

Five Rivers MetroParks - Stillwater River Study, pt. II Click here | Activity Guide

Naturalist Click here 

Naturalist, pt. II Click here

Naturalist, pt. III Click here

DIY Bath Bomb Click here | Activity Guide

Shrinky Dinks Click here

Van de Graaff Generator Click here

Tesla Coil Click here

DIY STEAM Paper Marbling Click here | Activity Guide

DIY STEAM Butterfly Click here | Activity Guide

Egg in a Bottle Click here | Activity Guide

DNA Click Here | Activity Guide

Sodium Polyacrylate Click here

Rubber Bones Click here | Activity Guide

Catapult Activity Click here | Activity Guide

Ramps Activity Guide

Penny Boats Activity Guide

Ball Drop Experiment Click here | Activity Guide

Matter Click here | Activity Guide

Science in a Bag Click here | Activity Guide 1 | Activity Guide 2

Balloon Blow Up Click here | Activity Guide

Ice Melt Activity Guide

Elephants Toothpaste Click here | Activity Guide

Bird Identification Click here | Field Guide | Activity Guide

Slime Activity Guide

Animal Ambassador

Mission Golden-Eyed Tree Frog Click here | Activity Guide

Amphibians Click here | Activity Guide

Sonoran Desert Tortoise Observation Video Click here | Activity Guide
    *Follow our Sonoran Desert Tortoise, and use the first two pages of the Activity Guide to make observations about what you see.

Turtle or Tortoise Click here | Activity Guide

Poison Dart Frog Observation Video Click here | Activity Guide
    *Follow Dart, our Poison Dart Frog, and use the first two pages of the Activity Guide to make observations about what you see.

Poisonous vs. Venomous Click here | Activity Guide
    *The follow up to our observational video above. Use the last two pages of the Activity Guide.

Linne's Two-Toed Sloth Observation Video Click here | Activity Guide
    *Follow Patience, our Linne's Two-Toed Sloth, and use the first two pages of the Activity Guide to make observations about what you see.

Linne's Two-Toed Sloth, pt. II Click here | Activity Guide
    *The follow up to our observational video above. Use the last two pages of the Activity Guide.

Eastern Box Turtle Observation Video Click here | Activity Guide
    *Follow Aurora, our Eastern Box Turtle, and use the first two pages of the Activity Guide to make observations about what you see.

Eastern Box Turtle, pt. II Click here | Activity Guide
    *The follow up to our observational video above. Use the last two pages of the Activity Guide.

Domesticated Rabbit Observation Video Click here | Activity Guide
    *Follow Luke, our Domesticated Rabbit, and use the Activity Guide to make observations about what you see.

Domesticated Rabbit, pt. II Click here | Activity Guide
    *The follow up to our observational video above. Use the last two pages of the Activity Guide.

Three Banded Armadillo Observation Video Click here | Activity Guide
    *Follow Sheldon, our Three Banded Armadillo, and use the Activity Guide to make observations about what you see.

Three Banded Armadillo, pt. II Click here | Activity Guide
    *The follow up to our observational video above. Use the last two pages of the Activity Guide. 

Madagascar Hissing Cockroach Click here | Activity Guide

Sand Boa Click here

African Pygmy Hedgehog Click here

Domestic Ferret Click here

Black Rat Snake Click here

River Otters Click here

Blue Tongued Skink Click here

Behind the Scenes

Amethyst and Dionysus Click here

Absolute and Relative Dating Click here

Arctic Living Click here

Animal Water Filtration Click here

Taxidermy Birds Click here

Textiles Click here | Activity Guide

Baskets From Around the World Click here | Activity Guide

Butterflies Click here

Eggs Click here | Activity Guide

Trilobites Click here | Activity Guide

Mammoth vs Mastodon Click here | Activity Guide

Cat Collections Click here

Forensic Anthropology Click here

Ancient Egypt Virtual Tour Click here

From the Collections Vault Click here

Pottery at SunWatch Click here | Activity Guide

Cabin Fever Astronomy

Cabin Fever Astronomy presents in partnership with Evans & Sutherland: Invaders of Mars! Click here

Cabin Fever Astronomy presents in partnership with Evans & Sutherland: Secret Lives of Stars Click here

Cabin Fever Astronomy presents in partnership with Evans & Sutherland: Zula Patrol: Down to Earth Click here

Soda Pop Solar System Click here | Activity Guide 1 | Activity Guide 2

Robot Explorers Click here
    *presented in partnership with Evans & Sutherland 

Cloud Chamber Click here

Constellation Story of the Oxherd and the Weaver Girl Click here

Moon Phases Click here

Cabin Fever Astronomy presents: Losing the Dark Click here

Galaxies Click here

The Little Bits of the Solar System Click here | Activity Guide

Solar System Activity Click here | Activity Guide

Women of NASA Click here

The Sun, Part 1 Click here
    *Tonight's Sky Crossword: Discover what can be seen in the sky tonight in this informative crossword puzzle! Use the clues to figure out the correct words to complete the crossword puzzle. This crossword is geared towards teenage learners, but could also be completed as a family to help younger learners         process the information. This activity can be completed on its own or as part of the Cabin Fever Astronomy videos.

The Sun, Part 2 Click here

Navigation Click here

Venus Click here

  • 0:59 The Sky Tonight: How to find Venus in the sky 
  • 5:16 Tour The Universe: Is Venus Earth’s Twin?
  • 12:16 Astrophysics Lite: why does Venus have no water?
  • 18:52 Space Robots!: Venera and Magellan

Orion Click here

Sirius Click here

Winter Hexagon Click here

Ask an Astronomer Click here

Morning Planets Click here

Cabin Fever Astronomy videos kindly sponsored by:

DIY Activities

DIY Science - Egg Float Activity

DIY Science - Screaming Balloon

DIY Science - Rainbow Milk

DIY Science - Static

DIY Science - Chocolate Density 


Video editing kindly provided by McGohan Brabender
Visit: www.mcgohanbrabender.com for more information!


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