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The Science Mine Opens to the Community


11/30/2011

THE SCIENCE MINE OPENS TO THE COMMUNITY

The Science Mine will open its doors into a world of hands-on science discovery during the Christmas Stroll in Uptown Butte, December 2, from 5-9 p.m. The Science Mine is located in the Historic Sears Building at 32 E. Granite St.

Science enthusiasts of all ages can come and explore the 14 different exhibits The Science Mine currently has on display. You can “Look Into Infinity”, learn about “Color TV and Magnetism”, “Duck Into Kaleidoscope” and much, much more.

Friday night’s exhibits will be demonstrated by Montana Tech’s Campus Corps and Circle K groups as well as other Science Mine volunteers.

This event is 20 years in the making, as a group of Butte citizens strived to provide a family-fun environment to make, learn, invent, craft, recycle, build, think, play, and be inspired by celebrating arts, crafts engineering, science and technology in the community.

Through the years, members of the Science Mine gathered and salvaged hundreds of apparatus, parts and pieces for future exhibits. The hardest part of organizing The Science Mine was finding and funding a location. In 2006, the developer’s packet for the Historic Sears Building planned to include providing a home for The Science Mine.

The Science Mine is operated primarily by volunteers, but has received funding for exhibits from NorthWestern Energy and PPL. It has also received operating funds from several local companies.

For further information on attending the Grand Opening of The Science Mine contact Theresa Seccomb 406.496.4124 or tseccomb@mtech.edu. For more information on volunteering for the Science Mine Contact contact Kelly Hancock at 406.221.7495 or director@sciencemine.org.