From molecular origami to carnivorous plant feeding, CHF’s 2009 First Friday events invited visitors to explore science through art and observation.
For this month's First Friday event, we watched sprouts dance to greet the dawn at the opening celebration of sLowlife, a dynamic multimedia exhibit that presents plants as complex, living beings.
We took on molecules you can make yourself—in origami!
For this month's installment of First Friday at CHF, we spun a "yarn" or two about science—in crochet form.
This month's First Friday event was a lesson in making science beautiful through the process of botanical sunprinting. Participants learned how to create their own botanical sunprints using only photographic paper, water, and botanicals.
For our Independence Day First Friday we celebrated the spirit of Founding Father Ben Franklin by learning how to generate electric currents using everyday household items.
Participants assembled flipbooks using images of plants and flowers from sLowlife.
To celebrate the first anniversary of the museum opening, CHF featured a discussion on the science of winemaking as well as tastes of Spanish cava and a Periodic Table of Cupcakes.
Back by popular demand, Manual Science featured feedings of carnivorous plants, with talks from Martha Miller and Joe Rucker.
We found out what it is that makes this tradition stick, both literally and figuratively, at this final First Friday of 2009.