Love science? Check out the Curiosity Cube at Earth Day Festival

The Curiosity Cube will be at Earth Day Festival on Saturday. MilliporeSigma photos

If your kids love science, this might be something to check out this weekend. The Curiosity Cube from MilliporeSigma, which has a facility in Round Rock, has been traveling throughout the country and is spending the week here. It’s already been to Kealing Middle School and will be at Pflugerville Middle School, Canyon Ranch Elementary and Forest Creek Elementary next week. On Saturday, the Cube is free and open to the public at Earth Day ATX from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Huston-Tillotson University, 900 Chicon St.

So what is the Cube? It’s a mobile shipping container that has been converted into a science lab. Inside you can do science experiments with professional scientists to help you.


Looking for more science this weekend? Check out these events:

Texas Museum of Science & Technology. Star Party. Look at the stars. 8 p.m. Friday. Texas Museum of Science & Technology, 1220 Toro Grande Drive, Cedar Park.

Girls in STEM Conference. A day filled with science, technology, engineering and math activities from GirlStart. $35. 10 a.m. Saturday. Travis High School, 1211 E. Oltorf

Austin Nature Day: Bees and Trees. Free. 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Austin Nature & Science Center, 2389 Stratford

Texas Museum of Science & Technology. Science Saturday: Earth Day.Learn more about ecology. Noon-4 p.m. Saturday. Texas Museum of Science & Technology, 1220 Toro Grande Drive, Cedar

Thinkery.  Seed Surprises. Ages 4 and up. Make your own seed-spreading devices. 11:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Biomes in a Bottle. Ages 8 and up. Engineer a seed. 3:15 a.m. Saturday-Sunday, $8. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave.

PBS Kids “Explore the Outdoors.” With an episode of “Wild Kratts.” Noon Saturday-Sunday, Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline; 10:30 a.m. Saturday-Sunday, Slaughter Lane.

Afternoon in the Garden: Faeries, pollinators and their wildflowers. Learn about pollinators, wildflowers and magical faeries. $2 adults, $1 children 3-12. 1-4 p.m. Sunday. 2220 Barton Springs Road.


Author: Nicole Villalpando

Nicole Villalpando writes about families in the Raising Austin blog and the Raising Austin column on Saturdays. She also offers a weekly and monthly family calendar at She tweets at @raisingaustin.

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