Step into the Cosmic Cove time machine and travel back to the days of the dinosaurs and have a Jurassic time. Scientists will become paleontologists digging for fossil treasures and experiencing the wonders of life over 65 million years ago. Replicate the La Brea Tar Pits and see exactly why the dinosaurs were unable to escape. Excavate and investigate through our Cosmic Cove soil and discover amazing fossils such as petrified wood, dinosaur bones, fossil shark teeth, fossil coral, ammonites, trilobites, and many others. Take part in our bone yard dig, where you will uncover the remains of dinosaurs such as the t-rex or triceratops. Can you put the dinosaur back together again? Let the dinosaurs come back from extinction the Carmelo the Science Fellow way.
Jump into the animal kingdom right here in Brooklyn. Work with animals from all over the world like the Mongolian gerbil, the Australian Sugar Glider, the Madagascar Hissing Cockroach, and more. Work with invertebrates that are so weird that you won’t believe that you are handling them. Hold a giant millipede and see how cool hundreds of moving legs really are. Work with crustaceans like fiddler crabs, green crabs, and the always-loveable roly-poly. Learn about barn owls and see just how cool their vomit really is. Become a polar bear and see how we can go into frozen waters and not feel cold at all. Do not hesitate and jump into the Cosmic Kingdom.
Come on and journey inside Earth and scour its surface to learn about rocks, minerals, and landforms. Be a Jr. Geologist and examine our colossal collection of rocks. We will learn how to make a night-vision flashlight so we can study the night sky. Assemble a working telescope and observe the phases of the moon like never before. We will learn how to leave Earth by designing a rocket ship that can propel into the air and defy the laws of gravity. We will then spend time away from Earth and visit the vast regions of outer space. Create your very own moon, and see just how craters are actually formed. Design a Mars Rover and see if it will move across Mars’ very rough terrain. All this and more will take place in an “out of this world” session.