CITY OF GAITHERSBURG: Discovery Days
City of Gaithersburg issued the following announcement on Dec. 6.
The Gaithersburg Community Museum presents Discovery Days, a series designed to stir the imagination and foster family involvement in a fun and stimulating environment. Admission is free, donations gratefully accepted. Registration is not required, but recommended.
- Saturday, January 5, 2019 • 11 AM - 2:30 PM
Topic: Rocks, Minerals & Fossils
Learn about rocks, minerals and fossils with the Gem, Lapidary, and Mineral Society of Montgomery County, the Calvert Marine Museum, and the U.S. Geological Survey. Find out how minerals are used in everyday life, and catch the fossil hunting bug as you explore Maryland fossils. Get enlightened with a fluorescent mineral display and explore a soil core sample under a microscope.
- Sunday, February 9, 2019 • 11 AM - 2:30 PM
Topic: Coins & Stamps
Coins. Stamps. Currency. These are magical things to both collectors & non-collectors. They are art in miniature. They provide a window to another place. They can tell us about past. At this Discovery Day we will help visitors, both young and old, explore the magic & fun that this hobby can provide.
The International Society of World Wide Stamp Collectors will have stamps, information on stamp collecting, and answer questions you might have about your stamps. Volunteers from the National Postal Museum & the Washington, D.C. Stamp Collectors Club will demonstrate how to prepare stamps for collecting albums. Montgomery Coin Club members will exhibit & discuss the hobby.
- Sunday, March 10, 2019 • 1 - 4 PM
Topic: Model Building
Explore the fascinating world of model building with hands-on activities, demonstrations, and exhibits by hobbyists and hobby groups.
Source: City of Gaithersburg