Diwali also known as the festival of lights, is a worldwide celebration where millions of Hindus, Sikhs and Jains celebrate the triumph of good over evil with amazing rituals such as festive lights and much more! Diwali is the equivalent of Christmas in the Hindu culture. Celebrate Diwali with us and take part in several culturally rich activities and crafts across the museum during this special WonderWeek.
at Alexander Art Academy
Choose a circular design to color using metallic gel pens, or express your own feelings and creativity by creating your own mandala.
A Diya is a special lamp used in Diwali celebrations. Guests will make their own, flame-free Diyas!
Create a Rangoli using a Rangoli design to celebrate Diwali, the festival of lights! A Rangoli is a special, ornate floral decoration placed typically at the entrance of a home in order to usher in good tidings.
Diwaliis the festival of lights and is often celebrated with fireworks! Make your own flame-free “firework” to wave in celebration of this special holiday.
Monarch Butterfly ID
Color and label the different parts of the butterfly, while learning how they function!
Too Hot to Turkey Trot
at Math Cart
Use pattern blocks to solve the turkey puzzle!
at Science Station
Explore propulsion with a chemical reaction and learn how to build a straw rocket!
pH Levels of Household Liquids
at Power Science Lab
Learn the difference between acids and bases while testing the pH levels of some of your favorite juices.
Nuts and Bolts: Catapults
at Inventor's Workshop
Build all sorts of machines and other creations using different shapes of wood put together with actual nuts and bolts. This time we’ll be focused on medieval constructions, with special instructions on how to build catapults and trebuchets.
at Maker Annex
Design and laser-cut pre-film animation devices that make simple animations when spun. Our version of the phenakistiscope are spun by a DC motor and are under-lit by LEDs