Happy New Year and welcome to 2020! We’re excited for the new things this new year will bring to the Weather Discovery Center.

First off, the start of January ushers in our winter hours: Open Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Closed Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday.

We’re looking forward to some new programming this year, both for the general public and for Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. For example, at the end of February, during our “Learn About Light” program, participants learn what light is, where it comes from and how it can affect our weather, and see light in action by building their own kaliedoscope! Read about our 2020 programming here.

On the Girl Scout schedule this year, we’ve added programming for Girl Scout Cadettes and the new Space Science badge programs for Daisies, Brownies, Juniors and Cadettes. New for Boy Scouts this year is the Oceanography merit badge. See the Boy Scout programming for 2020 here.

Finally, were super excited to announce a new exhibit coming in the spring! We recently said goodbye to an exhibit that had been in our hall since the Weather Discovery Center first opened in 2007. Our “pet tornado,” as we liked to call it, began to fail at the beginning of 2019 and we were unable to fix it. In it’s place will be “Pull Up Clouds,” an fun, interactive way to learn about those fluffy white things in the sky.

So if you haven’t visited us for awhile, plan a visit soon to take part in new programming or interact with our new exhibit.

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