The Museum of Nature & Science presents “Frankenstein200,” in honor of the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s book, Frankenstein. Hands-on activities that encourage creativity, innovation, and imagination will be set up among the museum’s exhibits. The event takes place on Saturday, October 27, 2018, from 10am-12pm, and is free and open to the public.
Guests will experiment with exciting maker activities related to robotics, genetic engineering, and electricity. By investigating simple machines, electrical currents, and designing their own “Frankenstein creature” participants will confront the same questions and ideas that bedeviled the fictional Victor Frankenstein on a dark and stormy night two centuries ago.
Frankenstein200 is a national research project led by Arizona State University and funded by the National Science Foundation (under Grant Number 1516684) that uses Mary Shelley’s enduring tale of creation and responsibility to foster interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in informal settings. Through an original digital narrative, hands-on activities at 51 museums and science centers nationwide, and the expertise of a community of makers, tinkerers, and citizen scientists from around the globe, Frankenstein200 is an integrated transmedia experience designed to inspire deeper understanding, ability, and engagement with science-in-society topics. Learn more at http://frankenstein200.org/
The Museum of Nature & Science is located at 411 N. Main Street and is open Tuesday through Friday from 10am to 4:30pm, and Saturday from 9am to 4:30pm. For additional information, visit the website at: http://las-cruces.org/museums or call (575) 522-3120.