Rocklin, Calif. December 17, 2018 – If you enjoy learning about paleontology, chemistry, zoology, astrophysics, geology, robotics, and other scientific disciplines, spend the FIRST Saturday of every month at the Museum!

On Saturday, January 5, the First Free Saturday will focus on Abyssal Animals: Creatures of the Deep. Come join Sierra College professors, museum staff, and scientists as they present a fun, open-house science workshop for kids ages 4 to 104 years old!

“Each month, the Museum hosts a unique theme such as deep sea creatures, pioneering women in science, gold mining in California, predators versus prey, Nikola Tesla, trace fossils, nocturnal animals, soil super heroes, and an Arctic expedition,” explained Museum Director Rachael Greve. “We will have STEAM maker stations for children to explore, create, and tinker. Docent-led tours of the Museum will be offered, as well as games, crafts, and snacks. Admission is one hundred percent FREE.”

There will be activities offered throughout the two-hour, open-house style, workshop such as museum tours, a StoryTime presentation of How Deep in the Ocean?: Ocean Animal Habitats by Monika Davies, a microscope study of dinoflagellates and other bioluminescent algae, a *Deep Sea Gallery photo exhibit, and Lego™ submarine design! An anglerfish arts and crafts maker station will be available and children can also assist our Zoology professors in dissecting SQUID during a hands-on laboratory! Snacks will include water (naturally) and oceanic photic zone Jello™ cups. The recommended age is 5+.

Mrs. Greve concludes, “It’s the perfect weekend activity for families, grandparents, scout groups, and home schools.”

*Photos of deep sea creatures will be on exhibit in large format and may be frightening to very small children; or they might think that they are ugly-cool monster fish! Either way, parental discretion is recommended.

Event Info: Saturday, January 5, 2019 from 10:00am-12:00pm. The Sierra College Natural History Museum is located in Sewell Hall on the Rocklin campus, 5100 Sierra College Boulevard.

Contact: Rachael Greve, Natural History Museum Director, (916) 660-7923 or