SCI-FI SUMMER

Sunday, June 25, 2017

 SUGAR LAND (June 19, 2017) – The Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center’s “Sci-Fi Summer” will take you to infinity and beyond!  Happening now through Labor Day weekend, you’re invited to take off on an out-of-this world adventure where imagination and reality collide. Come and explore the endless possibilities of time, space and mind-boggling discoveries where there are no limits to where you’re going, even if it means doing it all over again.  The future is what you make of it now!  Teleport to your own “Sci-Fi Summer” adventure and imagine what you’ll know tomorrow!  It’s a “Sci-Fi Summer” at the Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center – A Very Special Project of the Children’s Museum of Houston!

  • Be in for a shock as you steer robots in the Robotics Lab at Mercedes-Benz Precision Center.
  • Go in search of E.O. (extraordinary) characters with Sci-Fi character meet-and-greets.
  • Get stoked during select “Freak Out Friday” character appearances.

“FREAK OUT FRIDAY” CHARACTER APPEARANCES

Stop by to see some of your favorite Sci-Fi characters on select Fridays all summer long!

MEET ASH AND PIKACHU

Friday, June 21, from 1 to 4 p.m.

Calling all Pokémon fans! Come hang out with your favorite characters Ash and Pikachu for a meet-and-greet at the Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center! Gotta catch ’em all!

SPIDER-MAN ADVENTURES WITH BLACK WIDOW

Friday, July 28, from 1 to 4 p.m.

Our spidey senses are tingling! The Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center will get tangled in a web of excitement during a Spider-Man Day fan celebration.  Your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man will spin into gear for a special appearance with Black Widow.  Plus, rising artist and illustrator Christian Navarrete will show you how to illustrate popular characters from the Spider-Man universe, including Spider-Man, Venom, Green Goblin, Doctor Octavius, Vulture, and more! (Workshop signup on site)

STAR WARS

Friday, Aug. 11, from 1 to 4 p.m.

Calling all Star Wars fans!  It’s highly illogical but the Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center is boldly going where no man has gone before. You’re invited to dress up and become part of this intergalactic saga during a fan celebration.  Resistance is futile.  Live long and prosper and may the force be with you!  Plus, rising artist and illustrator Christian Navarrete will show you how to illustrate popular characters from Star Trek or Star Wars.  (Workshop signup on site)

TROLLS ON A ROLL

Friday, Aug. 18, from 1 to 4 p.m.

Ever had a bad hair day?  It’s time to own it and let the good times roll.  The Trolls are on a roll in on their quest to show you that happiness comes within yourself.  You’re invited to sing, dance and hug all day long.  Caution and optimism do go hand in hand.  Hang out with the Trolls and don’t forget to bring your camera during this fan celebration.

 

SCI-FI WONDERWEEKS

TIME WARPED TRAVEL

July 7 to 20

Come join us as we take on a whirlwind adventure through different galaxies, realities, and timelines.  Hold on tight as you prepare yourself to be Twisting Time with an out of this world tie-dye art at Art Academy. Decorate a paper armband “time traveling watch” to help you travel back in time and make your own Sonic Screwdriver just like in “Doctor Who” at Junktion.

SCI-FI FX SCIENCE

July 20 through Aug. 2

Ever wondered what was behind some of the best special effects in film and television?  Explore the real science of how technology can be used to alter reality.  Experiment with surrealism in a collage that is sure to feel like it’s from another planet at Art Academy. Become an out of this world alien and design your own galaxy-inspired amagraph to learn about optical illusions at Junktion.

ROBOTS AND DROIDS

Aug. 4 through Aug. 17

Help us celebrate the best robots, droids, and the new technology of our future and our reality during our Robots and Droids Wonder Week! Tap into your creativity and create your own unique robot artwork by mixing and matching craft materials at Art Academy. Transform into Jedi Master Yoda when you create his famous ears at Junktion. Become part of the Star Trek Enterprise Crew when you design your own staff uniform at Junktion.

SPACE

Aug. 18 through Aug. 31

Venture through time and space with us during our last two weeks of summer and our Space Wonder Week! Warp speed ahead! Turn dots of paint to streaks on your paper as it moves into hyper drive at Art Academy. Blast off into the unknown when you engineer this fast, flying rocket at Junktion. Aliens have landed at the Museum! Help them get back home when you design a spacecraft for them at Junktion.

***Activities, events, and times subject to change. 

ABOUT FORT BEND CHILDREN’S DISCOVERY CENTER

Ranked as one of the “Top 10 Things to Do in Sugar Land” on TripAdvisor, The Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center is a Playground for Your Mind™.  It is dedicated to transforming communities through innovative, child-centered learning with a vision to spark a passion for lifelong learning in all children.  Located at 198 Kempner St., Sugar Land, TX 77498 in the Historic Imperial Market, the Discovery Center offers a multitude of innovative exhibits and bilingual learning programs for kids ages birth to 12 years.  Admission is $12 per person and $11 for seniors 65 years and older and for members of the military.  HOURS are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.  For more information, please visit www.childrensdiscoveryfb.org or call (832) 742-2800.  Also, “like” the Museum on Facebook, www.facebook.com/FortBendDiscoveryCenter   Can your mind come out to play?™

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