Saturday Club

Saturday Club Schedule

NOTE: Beginning in January 2020, Saturday Club will become a member’s benefit. To become a member follow the link on our home page or call the museum today. Family memberships are $36.00 per year. 

Free with a Tate Geological Museum Family membership. Students must be members to attend

NOTE: Most of these activities will involve reading and the use of scissors. If your child has not yet acquired these skills, it is required that a parent accompany the student for the duration of the class to assist.                      

10:30 am until 11:30 am, usually on the first Saturday of the month

Saturday Club Schedule:

January 4, 2020: Bronto-Bugs: Discovering Fossil Insects

Was there ever a cockroach the size of a human hand, or a dragonfly the size of a hawk? Find out in this session as we look at the creepy world of ancient arthropods, and create our own ‘fossil’ insects.

February 1, 2020: Volcanoes of our Solar System.

We learn how and why volcanoes form, and look at examples of the different kinds of volcanoes here on earth. Then we look at volcanic activity in the rest of the solar system, including the most volcanically active world (Jupiter’s moon Io) and the solar system’s biggest volcano (Olympus Mons on Mars.) 

March 7, 2020: Trunks, Trees and Leaves

Learn to identify and explore a variety of different types of trees. What do they look like? How do they grow? How old are they? Students will play the Leaf Card Game to brush up their tree identification skills and then make tree-cookie pendants to take home.

April 4, 2020: Animal Drawing

The principles of drawing animals are detailed, including the way that artists use comparative muscle anatomy to make their pictures more realistic and dynamic. The taxonomic system of classifying animals is also covered.

 May 2, 2020: Mammoths and Sabretooths – Fossil mammals.

This time we look at the wild and woolly mammals that lived during the ice age, and construct our own ‘Prehistoric Zoo.’ 

Summer: No Saturday Club