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Build a snowman at Science Mill's Snow Day

The Science Mill in Johnson City is celebrating World Snowman Day on January 18 during its annual Snow Day. More than 30 tons of snow will be packed in for a winter wonderland of fun and science. Snow Day activities are 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Admission for the event, which includes entrance into the Science Mill, is $11 for adults, $9.50 for ages 3-18, $9 for seniors 65 and older, $5.50 for military members, and free for ages 0-2 and Science Mill members. Courtesy photo

Do you want to build a snowman?

You can at the Science Mill's annual Snow Day on January 18, even though the forecast calls for sunny skies and highs in the 60s.

Saturday is also World Snowman Day.

This year, the Science Mill will pack in more than 30 tons of real snow in its Science and Art Park, located behind the main building at 101 S. Lady Bird Lane in Johnson City. Snow Day activities are 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The museum is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Admission for the event, which includes entrance into the Science Mill, is $11 for adults, $9.50 for ages 3-18, $9 for seniors 65 and older, $5.50 for military members, and free for ages 0-2 and Science Mill members.

While you can purchase tickets at the door, skip the lines by buying them online in advance for express entry to Snow Day.

In case of rain, the event will be postponed.

The Science Mill, located at 101 S. Lady Bird Lane in Johnson City, is hosting its annual Snow Day from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. January 18. The event features tons of snow, a chance to take aim with a snow slingshot, mini-snowman building, snow angel making, and more. Admission covers entrance to Snow Day activities and the regular Science Mill exhibits, which are open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. In case of rain, the event will be postponed. Courtesy photo


The Science Mill has a number of fun, STEAM-related activities lined up.

One of the most popular is the Snow Pit, where kids can make snow angels, snowballs, and snow sculptures. Kids can also take aim with the Snowball Slingshot. The Science Mill will keep track of the top scores on a leaderboard and award a prize for the “sharpest slinger.”

Other fun includes:

  • The Abominable Obstacle Course
  • Make-n-Take Snowball Launchers — build one and take it home!
  • Live ice sculpting by chain saw artist Griffon Ramsey
  • Snow globe photo ops
  • Live music and 3D movie "Wonders of the Arctic"

Inside the Science Mill are 50-plus exhibits and a museum store. Food and refreshments will be sold on site by local food trucks.

Parents should pack gloves and mittens for the kids and even a second set of clothes to change into after playing in the snow.

Check out the Science Mill’s website for more events and activities.

editor@thepicayune.com

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