The First Monday of Each Month
Monday, Mar 7, 2016 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
Monday, Apr 4, 2016 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
Monday, May 2, 2016 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
Lots of science fun!
Explore the exhibits!
Enjoy a lecture!
The first Monday of every month, seniors 65 and better can enjoy the Science Center exhibits, a show in the Heikoff Giant Dome Theater and a lecture on the quietest day of the month for only $8! No coupons or additional discounts are accepted. The Fleet's doors will open at 9:30 a.m. on the first Monday each month to get Senior Monday started early.
Lecture Series for Adults
Join local scientists to learn about a variety of topics as they share their latest research in a friendly and exciting environment. Lectures begin at 10:30 a.m. and will be held in the Heikoff Giant Dome Theater.
The lecture is free with purchase of the noon theater ticket. Tickets are required to attend the lecture and can be requested at the Ticket Counter. Visitors are encouraged to stay to enjoy the galleries and special senior discounts in Galileo’s Café and the North Star Science Store.
Date: February 1
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Noon Theater Show: Dolphins
Lecture Topic: The Mind of the Dolphin: Studies of an Alien Intelligence
Understanding the intelligence of nonhumans presents many challenges. Dolphins—with their large brains, complex social lives and elaborate vocal repertoire—are particularly intriguing. By assessing species-specific perceptual and motor constraints, examining the task demands of natural behavior like food-finding, social interaction and reviewing problem-solving performance in the lab, we can begin to get a sense of the cognitive abilities of these fascinating, aquatic mammals.
Date: March 7
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Noon Theater Show: Coral Reef Adventure
Lecture Topic: “Noisy” Neurons in Cognitive Aging
Why do many cognitive functions seem to decline as we get older? Often peaking in the late teens and early 20s, our ability to remember appears to worsen with age. One dominant hypothesis for this is what's known as the "neural noise" hypothesis, which states that the neurons in our brain that are responsible for maintaining our cognitive abilities get "noisier" as we get older.