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Welcome Back, Junior Scientists!

The UW-Stevens Point Museum of Natural History presents monthly themes for curious kids in our Junior Scientist programs. Our Thursday evening programming—relaunching this fall—will teach kids about Wisconsin’s nocturnal animals, how things are built in the natural world, how animals navigate in their surroundings, and much more! View fall programs flyer.

Junior Scientist Program:

During the school year, the Museum of Natural History and Blocher Planetarium host free programs to engage children who would like to earn “Junior Scientist” status. Sign in at each event to get your name tag and show everyone you are a Junior Scientist in-training! Once you reach the level of Junior Scientist, you get to have your picture put up on our Wall of Juniors!
Registration is free and can be done online or in person at our events.

Click below for program descriptions. Events are held in person at 5:30 p.m. in the UWSP Science Building Room A113 while the work continues to ready our new museum spaces. All programs are presented FREE!

Who needs winter!? How do plants and animals survive the ice, the wind, the deep freeze? You might be surprised to learn about the science behind how it all works. Come to the museum for this free Junior Scientist program about the wonders of winter. This program is free and open to all ages but is designed to be engaging for students ages 8-11.

Come to the museum for this free Junior Scientist program about how animals in Wisconsin protect themselves in the wild. What kinds of things can YOU do to defend our local wildlife? This program is free and open to all ages but is designed to be engaging for students ages 8-11.  

The world is home to many tiny animals that lead fascinating lives. Where do you find these amazing creatures? How do they survive despite or because of their diminutive size? This program is free and open to all ages but is designed to be engaging for students ages 8-11.  

What do you know about the biggest animals on our planet? It’s fun to learn about the world’s megafauna and how they survive despite their large presence. This program is free and open to all ages but is designed to be engaging for students ages 8-11.  

Do you know about dendrology? Dendrology is the study of trees. Come to this Junior Science program to learn about what makes trees so amazing in our community and around the world. This program is free and open to all ages but is designed to be engaging for students ages 8-11.  

What is your favorite biome? A desert? Lake? Forest? The deep ocean? A biome can be lots of things, and scientists use this term to help study a certain area and groups of animals that live there.  Come to our presentation to hear about unique biomes and the animals that live in them. This program is free and open to all ages but is designed to be engaging for students ages 8-11.  

Story Time!

Story Time is an interactive program for children and families, featuring multiple books, sing-along videos, and crafts! The Museum Story Time for 2024 will run in the Collins Classroom Center Library (Room 130).

Dates below – first and third Fridays of the month at 10:00 am.

  • Feb. 2
  • Feb. 16
  • March 1
  • March 15
  • April 5
  • April 19
  • May 3