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Idaho Museum of Natural History Science Trek 2014, a night of science exploration for children, set April 11-12; registration deadline is March 21

Posted March 4, 2014

The Idaho State University Museum of Natural History and Idaho Public Television will present an exciting night of scientific exploration for children with Science Trek 2014, which runs from 6 p.m. April 11 to 8 a.m. April 12 at the museum.

The overnight activity at the museum will allow children in the third through the fifth grades to learn about science in a fun and interesting way. Science Trek will include activities, live science presentations, experiments and demonstrations.

Children will have the excitement of an overnight stay at the museum with the saber-tooth cat, the spiral-toothed shark, ancient cultures and dinosaurs among other unique museum exhibits. The children will be allowed to choose one of a variety of science workshops to explore several exciting fields of science, including archeology, engineering and nursing.

Pre-registration for Science Trek 2014 is required. The cost to attend is $40 per child. Registration is done on a first-come, first-serve basis and there is no registration at the door. The registration deadline is March 21. For registration forms and specific important information necessary to prepare registered children to attend the overnight event visit

For additional information or questions contact Rebecca A. Thorne at (208) 282-2195 or Registered participants can check-in for the event starting at 6 p.m. April 11. All participants will receive an official Science Trek 2014 T-shirt. A limited number of scholarships are available, contact Rebecca for more information.

This year’s event is being co-sponsored by Union Pacific Foundation, Monsanto Fund, Kiwanis Club of Pocatello, Pizza Hut, ISU Molecular Research Core Facility, McDonald’s and Subway.