Science Saturday

April 6, 2019 from 1:00 4:00 PM

Spring Lake Regional Park

393 Violetti Road

Santa Rosa, CA 95409
38.454918, -122.648281

Embrace your inner scientist and discover the wonders of environmental and physical science! Drop-in for these free presentations and interactive experiments the first Saturday of every month beginning on the hour at 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm.

All ages welcome. Free. Parking is $7 or free for Regional Parks members. For more information, contact Ellie Muelrath by email at or by phone at (707) 539-2865.

Join us each month:

February 2 is For the Birds! Did you know that during wintertime a bird’s diet is made up of mostly seeds? Learn about the local birds that share our backyards during the winter season, including both migratory birds and those that visit us all year long. Make a birdfeeder to take home and see which birds show up for a visit. Materials and birdseed provided.

March 2 - Calling all color chemists! Explore the fascinating world of color in this introduction to chemistry.  Have a blast creating and observing colorful solutions and mixtures, learning the meaning of the word chromatography, and experimenting with water and color.

April 6 - Science can be sweet! Join us for candy science, where you can use your brain and reward your tummy as we investigate how different candy dissolves, dances, floats, and reacts to a variety of substances.

May 4 - Have you ever used the sun to create art? Energy from the sun keeps us warm and helps plants grow, but it can also create chemical reactions!  We will use solar power to make beautiful sun prints out of natural items found in the park.

Visit the Environmental Discovery Center

Kid holding starfish at EDC

A natural history museum at Spring Lake Park with hands-on exhibits connecting children and their families to Sonoma County's ecosystems.

Visit Spring Lake Park

Spring Lake Regional Park spring day

With miles of trails and a spring-fed swimming lagoon, Spring Lake is a favorite walking, biking and swimming destination.