Friday, June 1, 2018

Red Sox Weekend at the Museum of Science Tomorrow and Sunday! #redsoxparents #partner

Photo from mos.org
This weekend (tomorrow AND Sunday) is Red Sox Weekend at the Museum of Science in Boston!

Last year, the Museum of Science started a multi-year partnership with the Red Sox to host a fun-filled roster of activities combining the spirit of baseball with the learning opportunities of STEM. This second annual celebration will be quite a catch!

A stellar lineup of baseball-inspired science and engineering activities is on deck. Try a Sox-themed Design Challenge where you can build and test prototypes to solve a problem. Enter Fenway Park from afar via the Red Sox Showcase, find mascots Wally and Tessie, and more. Join Museum educators for exciting baseball-themed live presentations, enjoy Fenway-themed photo opportunities, a unique rendition of Take Me Out to the Ball Game, and other opportunities!

The partnership looks to produce baseball-inspired STEM material for the 70,000+ members of Red Sox Kid Nation and collaborate on family-friendly programs, activities, and events throughout the year — both at the ballpark and at the Museum. On your next Fenway visit, remember to grab a copy of Wally & Tessie's STEM Workbook at the Kid Nation booth or Wally's Clubhouse).  Learn more about the partnership between the Museum and the Red Sox here.

The schedule, provided by the Museum, is as follows:

Saturday, June 2
Red Sox Showcase
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Blue Wing, Lower Level
Experience Fenway at the Museum and test your baseball skills with a Red Sox pitching station, virtual reality headsets, and a life-size game of Jenga!
Face painting will be available from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm!

Baseballs in Flight
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
1:30 - 3:30 pm
Investigation Station, Blue Wing, Level 2
Keep your eyes on the ball! Launch miniature baseballs to investigate how the variables of projectile motion affect the way a ball flies.

Baseball by the Numbers
11:30 am
Gordon Current Science & Technology Center, Blue Wing, Level 1
Numbers are an important part of baseball. Using statistics allows us to compare players, measure their performance and predict their success. Take a closer look at how stats help us to understand America's favorite pastime.

Lightning!
12:00 pm
2:00 pm
4:00 pm
Theater of Electricity, Blue Wing, Level 1 and 2
Indoor bolts produced by the world's largest air-insulated Van de Graaff generator spark exciting explorations of lightning, conductors, insulators, electricity, magnetism, and storm safety. Featuring the solid-state tesla coils playing Take Me Out to the Ballgame.

Think Fast!
1:00 pm
3:00 pm
Hall of Human Life, Green Wing, Level 2
Reaction time is important in baseball, from catching a ball to hitting. Come by the Hall of Human Life to measure your reaction time and see if it measures up to hitting a 90 mph fastball.

Predicting Performance
12:30 pm
Gordon Current Science & Technology Center, Blue Wing, Level 1
Do you want to take statistics to the next level? Join us to learn more about sabermetrics with video game developer and baseball enthusiast Ian Davis as he talks about the computer programs he has created and used for his own teams.

Home Run Science
1:00 pm
3:00 pm
Cahners Theater, Blue Wing, Level 2
Join educators to explore home run science as we use large-scale demonstrations to illustrate the forces at work while the ball is speeding to the plate, colliding with the moving bat and rocketing out of the park.

How to Pitch in the Big Leagues
2:30 pm
Gordon Current Science & Technology Center, Blue Wing, Level 1
How does a major league pitcher hurl a ball at such high speeds? How do they get their arms to extend and move like they do? Former Red Sox pitcher and World Series champion Lenny DiNardo describes and demonstrates some of the biomechanics of pitching.

Sunday, June 3
Red Sox Showcase
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Blue Wing, Lower Level
Experience Fenway at the Museum and test your baseball skills with a Red Sox pitching station, virtual reality headsets, and a life-size game of Jenga!
Face painting will be available from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm!

Baseballs in Flight
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
1:30 - 3:30 pm
Investigation Station, Blue Wing, Level 2
Keep your eyes on the ball! Launch miniature baseballs to investigate how the variables of projectile motion affect the way a ball flies.

Baseball by the Numbers
11:30 am
Gordon Current Science & Technology Center, Blue Wing, Level 1
Numbers are an important part of baseball. Using statistics allows us to compare players, measure their performance and predict their success. Take a closer look at how stats help us to understand America's favorite pastime.

Lightning!
12:00 pm
2:00 pm
4:00 pm
Theater of Electricity, Blue Wing, Level 1 and 2
Indoor bolts produced by the world's largest air-insulated Van de Graaff generator spark exciting explorations of lightning, conductors, insulators, electricity, magnetism, and storm safety. Featuring the solid-state tesla coils playing Take Me Out to the Ballgame.

Think Fast!
1:00 pm
3:00 pm
Hall of Human Life, Green Wing, Level 2
Reaction time is important in baseball, from catching a ball to hitting. Come by the Hall of Human Life to measure your reaction time and see if it measures up to hitting a 90 mph fastball.

Home Run Science
1:00 pm
3:00 pm
Cahners Theater, Blue Wing, Level 2
Join educators to explore home run science as we use large-scale demonstrations to illustrate the forces at work while the ball is speeding to the plate, colliding with the moving bat and rocketing out of the park.

NOTE: We're pleased to partner once again with the Red Sox as Red Sox Parents this season to provide our readers with family friendly events from the Red Sox! All opinions, as always, are our own.

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