Old Salem to Host Homeschool Day: Science Alive in Salem on May 29

A special program where history and science collide!


News media contact
Scott Carpenter
336.722.9660 or scott@capturevalue.com

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (MAY 19, 2015) – On Friday, May 29, Old Salem Museums & Gardens will host Homeschool Day: Science Alive in Salem, a day of hands-on activities throughout the town of Salem aimed at bringing science and history to life for young people.Science Alive will begin at 9:30 a.m. and last until 4:30 p.m.

Join Old Salem for a day of hands-on science activities and demonstrations throughout the historic town. Participants will learn about the advanced understanding of science and technology exhibited by the Moravians of Salem. Residents of Salem studied and used their knowledge of agriculture, astronomy, botany, surveying, architecture and manufacturing to solve problems in their everyday life.

Activities include:

  • Identify the changes in producing lye from ashes in soap making.
  • Find out how to make a fire without using matches.
  • Try your hand at some simple machines that help lift loads with ease!
  • Discover how a pipe organ makes sound!
  • And many more hands-on activities and demonstrations!

Please call 1-800-441-5305 to make a reservation for your family or for more information. Space is limitedfor this program. Advanced Reservations: $9 per student; $14 per adult.

Reservations must be made no later than 4 p.m. on May 22, 2015 to receive the discounted admission price. After May 22, the full admission price of $11 per student and $23 per adult will apply for the event.Tickets are non-refundable.

About Old Salem

Old Salem Museums & Gardens is one of America’s most comprehensive history attractions. Its museums—the Historic Town of Salem, the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA), and the Gardens at Old Salem—engage visitors in an educational and memorable historical experience about those who lived and worked in the early South. Old Salem Museums & Gardens is located at 600 South Main Street in Winston-Salem. For more information call 336-721-7300 or visit oldsalem.org.