Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Girl-Powered Science: Inspiring the Next Generation of Scientists

03/08/2020, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Included with Admission, Free for Museum Members map


Join the Museum as we celebrate International Women’s Day by spotlighting the contributions of women in science and technology fields!

We want everyone to see themselves in science. This fun-filled day is designed to introduce girls and their entire families to the exciting worlds of science through demonstrations and hands-on activities. From 10am to 3pm the Museum will host women scientists, researchers, and STEM professionals to inspire the next generation of scientists. 

Meet local scientists from Duke, UNC, and NC State and learn about the history-making women of NASA. Try your hand at microscopy, learn about the environmental impacts of microplastics, explore topics around DNA, cells, and domestication—even watch a swimming robot! 

The Girl Scouts of the NC Coastal Pines will be on hand with SaVannah, their mobile program unit. Step onboard and see if you can code robots!

The day will also feature two talks by Jennifer Stancil, the 2020 Chair of the Board of Directors for the National Girls Collaborative Project and a former advisor the Women and Girls Council formed by the Obama White House. Her more than two-decade career in educational organizations, museums, and public media have made her a sought-after speaker around creativity, innovation, and equity in the STEM fields. 

Ms. Stancil will give two talks on Sunday:

11am:  Parenting a STEM Girl 

1pm:  Girls, Media, and the Scully Effect: How can we encourage girls to see themselves as scientists?


Jen Stancil’s full bio 

More about the Girl Scouts mobile vehicle here

Members receive UNLIMITED admission all year long!