Schools Out, Science On Program

When School is Out, Science is On (SOSO) at the Edgerton Explorit Center! Looking for day camp option for your child/children when school is out. Have your child/children join us for a super fun pre-holiday program. Each of the 3 DIY Inventors Workshops will have a different theme. All supplies will be provided for projects and this will be a great way for them to create Christmas gifts for family and friends. Also a fun and educational way for your child/children to spend the first part of Christmas break. Attend one or all sessions! Must register ahead of time as space is limited to 25 students.

Register below or call 402-694-4032 in advance. Optimists Club of Aurora are sponsoring the program. $5.00 student registration and program fee. Fee will be refunded to students who qualify for the free and reduced lunch program but is required to hold students spot in the program. A special thank you to the Optimist Club for making this possible.

REGISTRATION CLOSED - Monday, December 19th 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. DIY (Do It Yourself) Inventors Workshop #1

REGISTRATION CLOSED - Tuesday, December 20th 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. DIY (Do It Yourself) Inventors Workshop #2

REGISTRATION CLOSED - Wednesday, December 21st 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. DIY (Do It Yourself) Inventors Workshop #3

**Pizza will be provided each day for lunch and is included in cost of the program.

Total Solar Eclipse

One of the rarest and most spectacular sights in nature, the path of a total solar eclipse visits Aurora and the Edgerton Explorit Center! During the early afternoon, the Moon completely covers the Sun for 2 minutes and 30 seconds. A total solar eclipse has not occurred over this area since 1194, and will not occur again until 2744. This is truly a once-in-a-lifetime event, and thousands of people from across and country and around the world will travel thousands to miles to be inside the path of the Moon's shadow!

Edgerton mad scientist and educator Dan Glomski is a longtime amateur astronomer and planetarium educator who has conducted many nighttime stargazing and daytime sunviewing sessions. Dan can tell you how spectacular the total eclipse will be -- he's seen one!

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  • Party Room
  • Personalized Cake, Ice Cream and Drinks
  • 30 minute Science Demonstration
  • Birthday message displayed on electronic sign
  • Complimentary Goody Bags ($5 value)

*$150.00 for Edgerton members / $200 for non-members
$8.00 for each additional party guest
$6.25 regular admission fee for adults
*parents and grandparents of birthday boy/girl admitted free.

Additional Costs:
$40.00 for additional science demonstration or lab


The Super Science Saturday focuses on our mission of adding hands-on science engagement and learning for all ages. This program in created to offer an opportunity for family learning, and is taught by out mad scientists, invited scientists, or topic professionals.

This program runs from 1:30-3:30pm at the Edgerton Explorit Center unless otherwise specified. Free to members, topic vary as do dates, so please like and follow us on Facebook, or sign up for our text reminders:

Sept. 10th - Harry Potter and Science
Come fake some movie magic using science! We will make crystal tree kits to do at home, make some chemistry magic and more!

Oct. 29th - Laser Show!
Spectacular full-color laser shows make their return to the Whisper Dome.

Nov. 19th - Kitchen Chemistry
In the kitchen, chefs mix different ingredients together. That's exactly what chemistry is all about! We'll whip up some edible concoctions and learn the science behind them.

Dec. 10th - Christmas Party
Santa's workshop has moved to the Edgerton Explorit Center for the day. Come join Santa's elves for some DIY Day fun!  Gingerbread houses, ornaments, and SANTA! 

Jan. 14th - Art in Science
Doc Edgerton was as well known for his art as for his contributions to science. For this lab, we are going to have some visiting artists bring in their art and we will look at how science is in art, and art in science. 

Feb. 4th - Electricity
An important part of modern living, we will be learning more about what electricity is, the different kinds of electricity and putting our new knowledge to use.

Mar. 11th - Reptiles
Ssssome people are ssssuper fanssss of reptiles, but we think they are awessssome. We will even have ssssssome guests to get truly handssss on.

April. 8th - The Sun and the Great American Eclipse
One of nature's rarest sights, a total solar eclipse visits Nebraska on August 21, 2017. We'll help prepare you for this spectacular event with the help of the center's new inflatable planetarium!

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