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Children’s Creative Activities on Old Main Lawn
July 11, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
In addition to performances by young musicians and dancers on the Allen Street Stage and at the Festival Shell , there are lots of free activities for young people on Children and Youth Day. Kids can draw pictures, work on a science project, have their faces painted, visit with animals from Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center and more! All activities are rain or shine.
The Palmer Museum of Art joins other educational and civic organizations from the central Pennsylvania region in providing creative activities for young art lovers on the Old Main lawn. Museum staff will help children create a personalized “art poster” with stamps, paints, and other hands-on media in conjunction with the museum’s summer exhibition, American Art Posters of the 1890s.
The Art of Science on Old Main Lawn is a tradition that you won’t want to miss! Kids of all ages are invited to bring their curiosity and enthusiasm and join Penn State scientists and engineers who are excited provide hands-on activities that relate to our everyday world, such as unexpected colorful butterflies, mysterious phase changing goop, groovy reflective bookmarks, pencil stencil circuits, and more! Did you ever wonder what else Liquid Nitrogen is used for besides making Ice Cream? Student and faculty researchers who study Physics, Interdisciplinary Materials, Chemistry, and Electrical & Chemical Engineering, as well as high school students from the Upward Bound Program, are excited to share their creativity and passion for science with you! Sponsored by the Center for Nanoscale Science – a National Science Foundation funded Materials Research Science & Engineering Center program.
You’ll be more than just a pretty face when you have your face painted by volunteers from Penn State’s Nutrition Sciences.
Enjoy a papermaking workshop with the staff of The Woskob Family Gallery.
Seeing-eye dogs go through a rigorous training process so that they can assist the sight impaired with mobility issues that many of us take for granted. The furry charges of the 4 H Puppy Raisers will one day assist the sight impaired as seeing-eye dogs.
Unleash your creativity as you make a colorful photo frame with the staff from the Center for Arts and Crafts at Penn State!
Everyone has favorite colors. Our friends at Penn State Athletics like blue and white.
Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center teaches about our local wild fauna.
Penn State All Sports Museum showcases the rich history of sports at Penn State.
Men and women from Bilingualism Matters at Penn State will show with special script name tags what a diverse community we live in.
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