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Family Science Day - Catapult Challenge

Parents and kids, come investigate your world during a Family Science Day. On Family Science Days, we offer our regularly schedule programming but add a special program around one topic. This time it is "Catapults." Are you ready to build your very own mini-catapult? In this family workshop, you’ll work together on an engineering challenge as we explore how to harness elastic potential energy to launch projectiles! Each participant will get their own catapult. Recommended for ages 7 and up.

Reserve your spots below in one of our Catapult Challenge sessions and receive a discount code for our Star Families show. Capacity is limited to 30 participants per session.

Didn't get a spot in our Catapult sessions? Don't worry join us during the day for other fun activities included YMCA activities, Pumpkin Chunkin catapult displays, and planetarium shows! 


  • Saturday, March 23
  • 11-4 p.m.

11:30 a.m. Catapult Challenge
1:30 p.m. Catapult Challenge
2:30 p.m. Catapult Challenge

General Info

  • Tickets are $5 per participant and registration is required.
  • All children must be accompanied by parents or caregivers.
  • Family Science Day happens rain or shine.