Museum Hours

Open 7 Days a Week

Museum Hours:

Mon-Fri, 9-1PM

Sat-Sun, 10-4PM

*Closed On Major Holidays

(559) 251-5533

1944 N Winery Ave, Fresno, CA 93703, USA

Museum Admission

Adults: $6.00
Children: $8.00
Seniors (65+): $5.00
Children 2 and Under are free
*Offering Veteran and
Active Military Discounts

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For 2nd  Graders:

Do you ever wonder how pirates sailed the seven seas? The two most important things a pirate could have (besides a parrot and big hat) were a compass and an accurate watch. Ancient navigators didn't know about compasses, so how did they know where they were going? Could they have used the stars to know which way to go?

Measurements are very important for scientists. It is especially important that the measurements be accurate. Think about how important accuracy is when you want to know if you are taller than a friend of yours, every inch counts! In this experiment, you will investigate how different objects can be measured with accuracy. Are small or large objects more difficult to measure? Who in your family is the best at measuring? Maybe it will be you!

The bacteria in the yogurt is not harmful; however, it is possible for other bacteria to grow on the agar plates. For that reason, make sure to follow all the safety guidelines in the Experimental Procedure. Be sure to dispose properly any plates with bacteria when the experiment is over. Adult help is required to light a candle.