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Junior Scientist Workshop Series: How Do Trees Get Ready for Winter?

Saturday, November 13, 2021

10:00 AM-12:00 PM

We love the vibrant colors of fall, but why do trees put on such a show every year? The secret is in their chemistry!

Grades 3-5 

Work with Academy botanists to discover how trees get ready to hunker down for the cold winter. Try an experiment to unlock the chemistry of the autumn and check out rare specimens from the Academy Botany Collection. Find out why some leaves change color, and discover what other tricks trees might just be hiding deep in their xylem and phloem.

Space is limited; register here by Thursday, November 11 at 5 p.m.

$35 child/$25 member child per workshop; additional children per family can be registered for $10 each

$5 off with Early-bird Discount (Valid through October 29)

Registering more than one child? Book by calling 215 299 1060 to receive an exclusive discount on your registration.

Please bring a small snack and a filled reusable water bottle. Feel free to bring some shells or other natural history specimens from your own collection to show off, and we will provide everything else. At this time, masks are required in the museum for staff and guests.

Please contact Mary Bailey, youth and family programs developer, if you have any questions:

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1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19103


  • Everyone