Permian Basin Petroleum Museum hosts family science night to go


MIDLAND, Texas ( Big 2/ Fox 24 ) – The Permian Basin Petroleum Museum will be holding their Family Science Night on Thursday, but it’s going to look a lot different this time around.

Usually the museum hosts between 500 to 1,100 people, where families get to participate in a variety of hands-on experiments with a certain scientific theme.

The Petroleum Museum holds Family Science Night four times a year. They were forced to cancel last spring when the COVID-19 pandemic began. But for the fall, the museum wanted to get back in the swing of things.

Now, Family Science Night will be held from home. The museum is distributing boxes that hold a variety of science experiments that can be done from home. The boxes also come with supplies and instructions for all the scientific experiments. The museum will also perform all of the experiments through their Facebook Live, so all families can see how they are done.

Mara Bland, the Director of Education for the Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, said they are excited to still be able to host Family Science Night safely.

“We were kind of working through some finalized stuff to make sure everything was ready,” Bland said. ” We’re also put everything online in case we did run out of boxes, people can access everything we are doing and just get the supplies at home and still do them with us.”

According to Bland, there are 150 boxes for tomorrow’s session. If you are interested in participating you are asked to sign up on the museum’s website. Once signed up, you then can pick up your Family Science Night box at the museum.

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