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Science Mill explores extreme environments

Composite photograph and 3D render of the International Space Station above the eye of Hurricane Isabel. iStock image by t.light

Find out what it takes to survive in the deepest ocean to outer space during the Science Mill's Exploring Extreme Environments program from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, June 25. The hands-on science, technology, engineering, and math museum is located at 101 S. Lady Bird Lane in Johnson City.

During the event:

  • learn what it's like to live in space from former NASA astronaut Col. Tom Henricks;
  • design a home on a new planet in the Cardboard Challenge: Mars Colony;
  • fly drones through a wind obstacle course to see how scientists track extreme weather;
  • watch "Tornado Alley 3D" in a special screening;
  • and discover strange ocean creatures in the Learning Lab: Extreme Under the Sea for grades 3-8.

Registration is $5 for the Learning Lab. All other activities are included in Science Mill admission, which is $11 for ages 18-64, $9 for ages 65 and older, and $9.50 for ages 3-17. Children 2 years and younger get in free. Retired and active military members and up to three family members get half off the admission price. You can purchase tickets online before your visit.

The Science Mill is open from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday during the summer. Visit the nonprofit museum's website for exhibits, programs, and more or call 844-263-6405.

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