The University of Montana’s spectrUM Discovery Area will host its Third Annual Weird Science Dance Party from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 8, in Missoula’s Caras Park. Admission is free.
The event will feature live music from the Whizpops, Animal Wonders, WonderBrush face painting, Monte the UM mascot, G. Wiz the science guy, DJ HAuLi, spectrUM science experiments and much more.
Food and beverages will be available for purchase.
Proceeds from a silent auction featuring products and services from local vendors and businesses will benefit spectrUM’s Science for All Scholarship Fund. Each year the fund allows more than 800 Montana school children in need to experience the wonder and magic of spectrUM. Money raised from last year’s Weird Science Dance Party helped students attend spectrUM summer camps, field trips and science clubsl It also allowed the organization to expand K-12 outreach throughout rural and tribal Montana.
Weird Science Dance Party sponsors are Montana Radio Co., Lambert Family Chiropractic, the McCubbin Family, Optimystical Studio, Mamalode, Allied Waste, Missoula Pediatric Dentistry, Children’s Dentistry of the Rockies, Western Montana Clinic and Heffernan Consulting.
SpectrUM Discovery Area in Missoula is located in Skaggs Building Room 166 on the UM campus. It’s open to the public Thursdays from 3:30 to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission is $3.50 per person.
Teachers who would like to arrange class field trips to spectrUM, which cost $3.50 per student, can call 406-243-4828. To arrange for spectrUM to visit a school or organization, visit http://www.spectrum.umt.edu or call 406-243-4828.
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