Black History Month

Special Activities Commemorating Black History Month

Throughout February 2020 (select dates, 3:30 p.m.)

Join us for special programs and activities commemorating African American pioneers of science and invention as we explore rockets, compressed air, carbon filaments, lightbulbs and heart surgery! We’ll be celebrating the contributions to scientific progress by Lonnie Johnson, Lewis Latimer, Daniel Hale Williams and Mae Jemison. Included with admission.

Feb. 4-7: Compressed Air – Lonnie Johnson, inventor of the Super Soaker
Feb. 11-13: Carbon Filaments & Lightbulbs – Lewis Latimer, inventor and patent draftsman for the lightbulb and telephone
Feb. 14: Heart Dissection – Daniel Hale Williams, heart surgeon
Feb. 25-28: Rockets – Mae Jemison, first African American woman in space