Science Saturday

December 7, 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 free presentations and interactive experiments the first Saturday of every month beginning on the hour at 1, 2, and 3 p.m. 

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

Join us each month:

December 7 - Let it snow! Come celebrate the start of the winter season while making snowballs and snow paint. Participants will experiment with different mixtures and solutions and create their very own snowy masterpiece to take home.

January 4 - Homemade lava lamps! Make a colorful, bubbling lava lamp with everyday household materials. Experiment with liquid density, chemical bonds, acids, and bases in this groovy science experiment. 

March 7 - Have you ever wondered how clouds are made?  Make a cloud in a jar while exploring the science behind cloud formation and the water cycle in this fun hands-on experiment.

April 4 - Let’s have a ball! Learn about the difference between native and non-native plants and the benefits that native plant gardens provide for local wildlife.  Participants will make their own wildflower seed balls to plant at home. 

May 2 - Marvelous marbled paper workshop. Come learn the history of this 1,000-year-old paper dying technique while creating a beautiful marbled paper card perfect for Mother’s Day.

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.