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Join us at the official groundbreaking for the newest addition to The Works - a SciDome planetarium which will open in summer 2018.

Hands-on STEM activities and a family movie.

SCIDOME GROUNDBREAKING
All activities Free and Open to the Public

Friday, June 2, 2017
6 PM

Join us at the offical groundbreaking for the newest addition to The Works - 
a SciDome planetarium which will open in summer 2018. 

Then, move to our LeFevre Courtyard for a great evening of family-friendly space and science activities, including rocket building and the family-friendly movie, Muppets from Space, beginning at 8 PM. Take a photo with some of your favorite Star Wars characters. Lawn chairs, blankets, and picnics welcome. Limited food menu available for purchase at The Grill's Deli at The Works.

EVENT ACTIVITIES
6 PM - SciDome Groundbreaking (Discovery Garden)

6-8 PM - Free Museum Admission

6:15-8 PM - Family Activities:
• Build your own Corrugated Rocket (courtesy PCA)
• Paper Airplane Launcher
• Stomp Rockets
• Magnetic Slime
• Solar Cannon Launch
• Alka Seltzer Rockets
• Create your own Pocket Solar System

8 PM - Family-friendly movie (LeFevre Courtyard)
Muppets from Space

Free popsicles (courtesy Velvet Ice Cream)

Lawn chairs, blankets, and
picnics welcome

ALL ACTIVITIES FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

PRINT A PARKING PASS
Limited free parking will be available on a first come, first served basis in our parking lot for Works' special event guests only. Please click here to print an event parking pass and place it on your dashboard for event parking. We anticipate large crowds in downtown Newark that evening due to the annual Strawberry Festival and the Canal Market District.

In case of inclement weather, activities and movie will be held inside The Works.