Pima County underwrites free admissions for Family SCIFest Feb. 16by Pima County News on Feb. 05, 2013, under Board of Supervisors, children, Economic Development, Pima County, Southern Arizona, Tucson, youth
Children will have an opportunity to celebrate science as they build a solar system, make safe solar observations through a telescope and participate in scores of other activities at a free event Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Children’s Museum Tucson.
The Pima County Board of Supervisors Tuesday contributed $3,000 to underwrite free admissions to the all-day Family SCIFest event, which will help youngsters find the “wow” factor in science through hands-on demonstrations and experiments.
Participants also will have an opportunity to assist the community of Newtown, Conn., which is raising funds to create their own children’s museum. The Children’s Museum Tucson has joined children’s museums around the country to help raise funds to support the Newtown community as they develop their own children’s museum, Everwonder, during this difficult time.
“Science is serious work, but that doesn’t mean that tapping into the imagination and stimulating creativity should be dry and boring,” said Pima County Supervisor Sharon Bronson. “We’re pleased to be able to help the Children’s Museum Tucson showcase a wealth of scientific disciplines, from aerospace to environmental sciences and physics.”
While the Museum will offer free admission all day (10 a.m. – 5 p.m.), the Family SCIFest activities will take place between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. inside the Museum as well as in the courtyard and on the lawn along Sixth Avenue.
“The Children’s Museum Tucson is grateful to have the support of community partners such as Pima County,“ said Michael Luria, Executive Director of the Museum. “We’re going to have a great time on the 16th and we look forward to fostering public awareness of the importance of science.”
For more information about Family SCIFest, please visit http://www.childrensmuseumtucson.org or call (520) 792-9985.