Free First Saturdays - Mixology March Madness

The March event has been cancelled due to predicted bad weather for Rocklin.

Sierra College Natural History Museum is putting Northern California Families FIRST! If you enjoy learning about paleontology, chemistry, zoology, astrophysics, geology, robotics, and other scientific disciplines, spend the FIRST Saturday of every month at the Museum! Come join Sierra College professors, museum staff, and scientists as they present a fun, open-house science workshop for kids aged 4 to 104 years old!

Museum Director, Rachael Greve, explains more about this new, Free First Saturday initiative at Sierra College Natural History Museum, “each month will host a unique theme such as dinosaurs, marine mammals, Pleistocene megafauna, volcanoes, bats, fossils, carnivorous plants, microbes/stinky foods, magnetic slime, marble runs, astronomy, a Lego buffet, and more! We'll have STEM maker stations for children to explore, create, and tinker. Docent-led tours of the Museum will be offered, as well as games, crafts, and snacks. Admission is one hundred percent FREE.”

When asked about the premise of the new program, Greve shared, “Free First Saturdays allows the Museum to engage local families and youth through Science Technology Engineering Arts Math initiatives; families connecting and communicating with one another through their love of science. It’s been wildly successful, with our first two programs welcoming almost five hundred visitors!”

March’s theme, ‘Mixology March Madness’, will feature a fantastic formula of chemical chaos… and chaos can be FIZZY FUN!

Greve continues, “in the Kid’s ‘Mix It Up’ Mad Lab, we will be experimenting with magnetic slime, performing Litmus tests, Adding Atoms, and launching Mentos™ and diet soda rockets. Our Sewell Hall chemists will also inspire a child’s ‘inner scientist’ as they engage in Periodic Table of Elements hopscotch and molecular Jenga™.”

As this is an open house style event, additional activities throughout the two hour workshop will be offered such as Museum tours, a StoryTime presentation of Ada Twist, Scientist (written by Andrea Beaty and illustrated by David Roberts), and an Isotope Snack Bar with Polymer Punch.

Mrs. Greve closes, “grab your lab coat and Erlenmeyer flasks! You don’t want to miss this practicum! It’s the perfect weekend activity for families, grandparents, scout groups, and home schools.”

Event Info: 10am-12pm, Saturday March 3, 2018. Sewell Hall. Sierra College Natural History Museum

Contact: Rachael Greve, Natural History Museum Director

(916) 660-7923 or