THE MUSEUM IS CLOSED MONDAY, MAY 30.

Due to a power outage, the Witte Museum will be closed today while crews work to restore power. We apologize for this inconvenience.

If you pre-purchased tickets online, we will be in contact tomorrow to discuss your options.

The museum is scheduled to be opened Tuesday from 10 am – 6 pm.

Open Today 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

STEAM Sunday

Can’t get enough STEAM?
Join the Witte for STEAM Sunday!

Add to your Witte experience with hands-on explorations of exciting Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.

Instructor with student

STEAM Sunday: Fun with Fangs

Sunday, May 1, 2022

What are forces, and how do they affect airplanes? Successful flight requires a delicate balance of many different pushes and pulls. This hands-on workshop examines the different forces that act on an airplane. You’ll learn how to balance those forces as you design, create, test, and improve paper airplanes. How far will you soar?

Two children holding up fangs they made at an education activity.

STEAM Sunday: Fun with Fangs

June 5, 2022 – How do different snakes inject venom into their prey? Inspired by the exhibition The Power of Poison, this hands-on workshop explores the unique features that enable venom delivery. You’ll learn how different species of snakes strike as you create models of different fangs. Which fang will strike your fancy?

Exterior shot of Susan Naylor center building

STEAM Sunday: Foliage Folios

July 10, 2022 – What is an herbarium, and how is it used? Inspired by the exhibition The Power of Poison and featuring selections from the Witte’s own herbarium, this hands-on workshop examines the helpful and harmful properties of different plants. You’ll create your own pressed plant art, as well as a press you can use for future art! What will you create?

Exterior shot of Susan Naylor center building

STEAM Sunday: Dose Detection

August 7, 2022 – It’s the dose that makes the poison – but how do we know what the dose is? Inspired by the exhibition The Power of Poison, this hands-on workshop features a chemistry technique called titration that you’ll use detect the amount of vitamin C in different liquids. What will you discover?

Exterior shot of Susan Naylor center building

STEAM Sunday: Kickin’ Kidneys

September 4, 2022 – What do your kidneys do for you? Inspired by the exhibition The Power of Poison, this hands-on workshop dives deep into kidney anatomy and function. You’ll work with a team to dissect a kidney and discover how it works. What will you learn about yourself?

Exterior shot of Susan Naylor center building

STEAM Sunday: Fabulous Fibers

October 2, 2022 – What is the chemistry of clothing, and how does it affect you? Inspired by National Chemistry Week, this hands-on workshop explores the chemistry of fabric, fibers, and stains. You’ll compare different materials and identify their properties, then create a work of art. What will you design?

Exterior shot of Susan Naylor center building

STEAM Sunday: Buoyancy Blast

November 6, 2022 – Why don’t fish sink or float? Inspired by the special exhibition Monster Fish, this hands-on workshop examines the physics of fish. You’ll determine density and create your own neutrally buoyant device. What floats your fish?

Exterior shot of Susan Naylor center building

STEAM Sunday: Crystal Craze

December 4, 2022 – How do crystals form? This hands-on workshop delves into the growth of crystals and the different factors that come together to create unique, shiny shapes. You’ll compare different types of crystals and will even grow your own crystal art. How bright will you sparkle?