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Bugio (Bug Bingo)

Once you've explored our indoor exhibit, head out to our Science Garden and Nature Trails to take your next visit to the next level! Use your senses of sight and sound to investigate your surroundings while playing a game of Bugio. Simply ask a staff member for a Bugio sheet, or download a virtual Bugio sheet, linked below, using your mobile device.

Date & Time: Available anytime when visiting the Science Garden (*See below for some helpful tips for use)

Ages: 5+ with parent/guardian

Cost: FREE!

Click here for your Buggio template! *If you're downloading this link to your phone, save it as an image and play using your phone's editing mode/drawing tools to mark your board.



Want to make the most out of your trip to the Science Garden?


Ever wonder why they call it Sugar Sand Park?

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Grab 'n' Go Eco Packs      

Calling all nature-enthusiasts! Are you ready to set out on a self-guided tour of Sugar Sand Park? Wield investigative tools, hone your wayfinding skills, and complete an interactive journal with this outdoor adventure kit.

Date & Time: Available for rent during normal Explorium hours

Ages: 5+ with parent/guardian

Cost: FREE!

  • Must be 18 or older to rent a pack.
  • Must provide a valid ID to be held during time of rental.
  • Packs are designed for individual use or a small group of up to 4 people.
  • All packs must be returned half an hour before the Explorium closes.
Cache pin


Test your navigation skills and outdoor field knowledge by participating in our Earthcaching program.

Use GPS technology to find a special geological location right inside Sugar Sand Park. Answer a question about what you find to earn your Explorium Earthcaching pin!

Date & Time: Available during normal Explorium hours

Ages: 7+ with parent/guardian

Cost: FREE!

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Challenge Sheets

Dig deeper into the science behind the exhibits at the Explorium! Ask a staff member for a challenge sheet. No matter your age or grade level, we have a challenge for you.

We have both indoor and outdoor challenges, so take your pick between the natural and physical sciences.

Use your deduction skills to answer questions about our exhibits.

Date & Time: Available during normal Explorium hours

Ages: 5+ with parent/guardian

Cost: FREE!

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Experiment Express

What’s that over there? It’s cool science on the fly! Catch us doing an impromptu science demo at our   experiment express cart whenever the urge strikes.

From precious stones to animal bones, our staff and volunteers are always excited to show you something new!

Ages: 5+ with parent/guardian

Cost: FREE!