State festival celebrates science

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Imagination Station is taking part in this year’s NC Science Festival, which is celebrated statewide.

Right here in Wilson County, Imagination Station has decide this year to go bigger than they have in past years. They will kick off the festivities with Bee Day this weekend, where beekeepers will be on site to talk with guests. BrickScholars will also be offering classes where you can build lego bees and make them move.

Next weekend will feature three events. The first will ne a Shark Science! program on Thursday, April 20, where participants will dissect a shark and learn all about the predator.

Star Party will be on the night of April 21 and guests will look at the Science on a Sphere constellation programs and also do some star gazing.

The next day will be Earth Day. Besides guided tours of Earth systems, there will also be games, arts and crafts.

That afternoon WeatherWorks will teach patrons about meteorology with the help of WRAL’s Mike Moss. There will be free t-shirts, temporary tattoos, crafts, games, and you can take home your own model of a tornado that you will make yourself.

For more information about the events and the cost to attend, visit www.scienceandhistory.com.