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Regular Season 2024

Family Movie Night: Finding Nemo

What better family movie for our oceans-themed month of June than this one! Join us Wednesday, June 26, 6:30pm, for this special showing of Disney Pixar's "Finding Nemo."

We will watch the movie under the planets in our Reception Hall. Feel free to bring along blankets and pillows.

$5.00 +HST per person
Popcorn = $3 +HST
Water and Popcorn = $5 +HST

Location Johnson Geo Centre

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Regular Season 2024

What's Up in the Sky?

Join us for this presentation as we look to the skies and learn about the celestial bodies visible at different points of the season. This event is available on the first and last Sundays of each month, from 1:00-2:00pm and 3:00-4:00pm. All sessions will include a 30 minute planetarium film and 20 minutes of live show led by Intergalactic Garry Dymond, a member of our Interpretation team. Garry is an amateur astronomer with 50 years of experience and is a member of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC).

Garry will present the night sky, focusing on what we can see during the month right here on the Northeast Avalon. This guided virtual tour of the night sky will teach you to spot and identify a number of constellations, stars, planets, and more.

The session will take place indoors, in our portable StarLab. Please note you will be sitting on cushions on the floor.

Show is for ages 5 and up.

Admission is $5.00 +HST. Please note this fee does not include access to our exhibits.

Location Johnson Geo Centre

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Regular Season 2024

Geo Centre Summer Camps

Join the Johnson Geo Centre for summer fun in our Science Camps!

Spark your child's curiosity for science by joining Camp Geo! Camp includes experiments, demonstrations, and hands-on activities to make any child mad for science.

Please use this page to select and pay for your chosen week(s) of camp. If you are registering more than one child in the same week, please adjust the quantity accordingly. If you have a Season Pass holder discount code, please enter that as a Promo Code on the checkout page.

So that we have all the details about your child(ren) that we need to get them set up for a successful camp experience, please download our Camper Information Sheet, complete, and return to us by email at geocentre@mun.ca

Location Johnson Geo Centre

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Regular Season 2024

Science of the Arts: Strong Harbour Strings Collective

Join the Strong Harbour Strings Collective as we journey through space! The linking theme in this concert is the Voyager spacecraft program, launched by NASA in 1977. These interplanetary space probes, Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 were launched to gather information about the solar system and, on completion of that mission, to gradually travel outside of the solar system into interstellar space. Each craft carried a golden phonograph record which acts as a time capsule for humanity as a whole; this record contains visual imagery, scientific data, sounds, and music. The SHSC will perform music from these golden records and inspired by the solar eclipse that happened this past April, including works by Bach, Holst, Golijov, Beethoven, and many more.

Strong Harbour Strings Collective is an independent non-profit offering equal access to music education and performance to the children of Buckmaster's Circle and surrounding neighbourhoods.

This performance will have two 45-minute halves with a short intermission. Tickets $30. There will be a cash bar and popcorn available.

This performance is one of the events in our The Science of the Arts Series. 2024 was named the year of the Arts in NL and to celebrate we've put together an exciting event series, The Science of the Arts, that will explore the relationship between Arts and Sciences. Are these two worlds as different as they sometimes appear? Join us as we hear from guests of all backgrounds give their take on this interesting intersection.

Location Johnson Geo Centre

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Regular Season 2024

Workshop: Pests and Diseases

What’s wrong with my plant?

Summer is the time of year to watch for insect and disease issues on our outdoor plants. Join Todd Boland, our Garden Horticulturalist, as he shows and describes the more common insect, disease, or physiological plant problems we are likely to encounter in the Greater St. John’s area.  Feel free to bring along a sample of a plant problem you have for us to discuss with the group.

$30

Please note there are no refunds on workshop registrations, however tickets are transferable.

Location Memorial University Botanical Garden

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Regular Season 2024

Booze and Botany

Have you ever thought about what goes into making your favourite libation? That wine is made from grapes is obvious, right? Of course, it can also be made from various berries. Gin needs juniper berries. Vodka comes from fermented grains or potatoes. And you can't have cider without fruit, or beer without hops. Or can you? Join us at one or more of these fantastic Friday evening events and find out! Enjoy a fun tasting with a botanical bent, then join horticulturist Todd Boland for a stroll in the Garden. Ticket price of $50 +HST includes two drinks, appetizers, presentation, and tour.

June 21 - Cocktails
July 26 - Beer
August 16 - Wine
September 6 - Ciders

Location Memorial University Botanical Garden

Regular Season 2024

Workshop: Fungus 101

Presented by Meghan McCarthy

Fungi and Flora - Friend or Foe? This introductory workshop will explore the role of fungi and lichen in our ecosystem and backyard gardens. We will dive into the anatomy of a mushroom and how it matters in proper identification, where and why fungus shows up in our garden, what types are beneficial or harmful, and take a walk to observe the specimens we have in the Botanical Garden. Please note this workshop will not focus on foraging or the edibility of wild mushrooms.

Cost $30

Location Memorial University Botanical Garden

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Workshop: Succulent Dish Gardens

Sometimes doing the dishes can be fun! A garden in a dish! In this hands-on workshop, you’ll create a beautiful indoor garden with a choice of succulents, dishes, and accessories, all while learning the essentials of potted garden design and plant care to ensure your masterpiece thrives.

$65 Please note there are no refunds on workshop registrations, however tickets are transferable.

Location Memorial University Botanical Garden

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Regular Season 2024

Family Movie Night: Finding Nemo

What better family movie for our oceans-themed month of June than this one! Join us Wednesday, June 26, 6:30pm, for this special showing of Disney Pixar's "Finding Nemo."

We will watch the movie under the planets in our Reception Hall. Feel free to bring along blankets and pillows.

$5.00 +HST per person
Popcorn = $3 +HST
Water and Popcorn = $5 +HST

Location Johnson Geo Centre

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Regular Season 2024

What's Up in the Sky?

Join us for this presentation as we look to the skies and learn about the celestial bodies visible at different points of the season. This event is available on the first and last Sundays of each month, from 1:00-2:00pm and 3:00-4:00pm. All sessions will include a 30 minute planetarium film and 20 minutes of live show led by Intergalactic Garry Dymond, a member of our Interpretation team. Garry is an amateur astronomer with 50 years of experience and is a member of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC).

Garry will present the night sky, focusing on what we can see during the month right here on the Northeast Avalon. This guided virtual tour of the night sky will teach you to spot and identify a number of constellations, stars, planets, and more.

The session will take place indoors, in our portable StarLab. Please note you will be sitting on cushions on the floor.

Show is for ages 5 and up.

Admission is $5.00 +HST. Please note this fee does not include access to our exhibits.

Location Johnson Geo Centre

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Regular Season 2024

Geo Centre Summer Camps

Join the Johnson Geo Centre for summer fun in our Science Camps!

Spark your child's curiosity for science by joining Camp Geo! Camp includes experiments, demonstrations, and hands-on activities to make any child mad for science.

Please use this page to select and pay for your chosen week(s) of camp. If you are registering more than one child in the same week, please adjust the quantity accordingly. If you have a Season Pass holder discount code, please enter that as a Promo Code on the checkout page.

So that we have all the details about your child(ren) that we need to get them set up for a successful camp experience, please download our Camper Information Sheet, complete, and return to us by email at geocentre@mun.ca

Location Johnson Geo Centre

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Regular Season 2024

Science of the Arts: Strong Harbour Strings Collective

Join the Strong Harbour Strings Collective as we journey through space! The linking theme in this concert is the Voyager spacecraft program, launched by NASA in 1977. These interplanetary space probes, Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 were launched to gather information about the solar system and, on completion of that mission, to gradually travel outside of the solar system into interstellar space. Each craft carried a golden phonograph record which acts as a time capsule for humanity as a whole; this record contains visual imagery, scientific data, sounds, and music. The SHSC will perform music from these golden records and inspired by the solar eclipse that happened this past April, including works by Bach, Holst, Golijov, Beethoven, and many more.

Strong Harbour Strings Collective is an independent non-profit offering equal access to music education and performance to the children of Buckmaster's Circle and surrounding neighbourhoods.

This performance will have two 45-minute halves with a short intermission. Tickets $30. There will be a cash bar and popcorn available.

This performance is one of the events in our The Science of the Arts Series. 2024 was named the year of the Arts in NL and to celebrate we've put together an exciting event series, The Science of the Arts, that will explore the relationship between Arts and Sciences. Are these two worlds as different as they sometimes appear? Join us as we hear from guests of all backgrounds give their take on this interesting intersection.

Location Johnson Geo Centre

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Regular Season 2024

Workshop: Pests and Diseases

What’s wrong with my plant?

Summer is the time of year to watch for insect and disease issues on our outdoor plants. Join Todd Boland, our Garden Horticulturalist, as he shows and describes the more common insect, disease, or physiological plant problems we are likely to encounter in the Greater St. John’s area.  Feel free to bring along a sample of a plant problem you have for us to discuss with the group.

$30

Please note there are no refunds on workshop registrations, however tickets are transferable.

Location Memorial University Botanical Garden

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Regular Season 2024

Booze and Botany

Have you ever thought about what goes into making your favourite libation? That wine is made from grapes is obvious, right? Of course, it can also be made from various berries. Gin needs juniper berries. Vodka comes from fermented grains or potatoes. And you can't have cider without fruit, or beer without hops. Or can you? Join us at one or more of these fantastic Friday evening events and find out! Enjoy a fun tasting with a botanical bent, then join horticulturist Todd Boland for a stroll in the Garden. Ticket price of $50 +HST includes two drinks, appetizers, presentation, and tour.

June 21 - Cocktails
July 26 - Beer
August 16 - Wine
September 6 - Ciders

Location Memorial University Botanical Garden

Regular Season 2024

Workshop: Fungus 101

Presented by Meghan McCarthy

Fungi and Flora - Friend or Foe? This introductory workshop will explore the role of fungi and lichen in our ecosystem and backyard gardens. We will dive into the anatomy of a mushroom and how it matters in proper identification, where and why fungus shows up in our garden, what types are beneficial or harmful, and take a walk to observe the specimens we have in the Botanical Garden. Please note this workshop will not focus on foraging or the edibility of wild mushrooms.

Cost $30

Location Memorial University Botanical Garden

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Regular Season 2024

Workshop: Succulent Dish Gardens

Sometimes doing the dishes can be fun! A garden in a dish! In this hands-on workshop, you’ll create a beautiful indoor garden with a choice of succulents, dishes, and accessories, all while learning the essentials of potted garden design and plant care to ensure your masterpiece thrives.

$65 Please note there are no refunds on workshop registrations, however tickets are transferable.

Location Memorial University Botanical Garden

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