Outdoor Pop-Up Science Experience: Light Up Firefly

July 22, 2021 | Two Sessions 10:00 am and 1:00 pm

Program Description:  What says “Hello, Summer Evening!” more than the glowing flicker of fireflies? Fireflies (sometimes called lightning bugs) are soft-winged beetles that have their own light source which allows them to illuminate against the night sky.  Their light is mostly used to find a mate or ward off predators, but their glowing light also makes them easy for humans to observe.

Kids will learn about these illuminating insects while they make their own 3-D “Light-Up” Firefly with copper circuit tape. (Children 4 and under will be using an alternative light source; adult supervision is required at all times.)

This program is for children ages 3-7 and space is limited. Pre-registration is required.

Cost:  MHCM Members: $6; non-members $10 per child (parents / caregivers FREE)

Please Note:  The main museum building remains closed at this time due to COVID-19.  This special socially-distanced outdoor program will be held in MHCM’s open-air waterfront pavilion.  Face masks are encouraged for all participants, but required for unvaccinated attendees and all children under the age of 12.


Pop-Up Science / Light Up Firefly Session 1 – 10:00 am – 11:00 am SOLD OUT

Pop-Up Science / Light Up Firefly Session 2 – 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm SOLD OUT