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Wednesday, October 21, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Mobius Science Center to begin renovations on donated Avista site

Mobius Science Center’s new home is a real estate agent’s dream: great location, right price. Officials of Avista Corp. and Mobius showed off the space Friday after signing an agreement that gives the science museum a permanent home across from Riverfront Park for $1 a year.

Mobius reopens in temporary home inside downtown library

Youthful yelps of delight and discovery echoed from Spokane Public Library’s third floor Wednesday as children explored Mobius Science Center’s exhibits in its new, temporary location. The uncommon library sounds are a welcome interlude.

T. rex makes return visit

Important facts we know thanks in part to Sue, the Tyrannosaurus rex who might have been a girl: • T. rex grew fast and died young, gaining about 8 pounds a day from ages 14 to 18 – ultimately hitting about 11,000 pounds. She died at 28, probably of natural causes. Her skeleton yielded evidence of disease, arthritis and broken bones, according to Field Museum in Chicago, where her remains are now housed.

Celebrate recycling at Mobius Science Center

The Spokane Regional Solid Waste System is celebrating its 17th annual recycling campaign in conjunction with America Recycles Day, Nov. 15. The theme for the Spokane campaign is “I Want to be Recycled…”

Powering up the DeLorean

Science is all about asking “how?” and “why?” Science fiction, on the other hand, is more about asking “what if?” and following those scenarios to their logical extremes.

Powering up the DeLorean

Science is all about asking “how?” and “why?” Science fiction, on the other hand, is more about asking “what if?” and following those scenarios to their logical extremes.

Bad Science Fridays teaches young scientists to rely on logic

A thin, L-shaped metal rod in each hand, 7-year-old Jacob Fausti was dowsing for dinosaurs. His instructions were to hold the rods gently, letting them hover in parallel over a line of Styrofoam cups. If they crossed, according to the rules of dowsing, he’d hit the jackpot: There would be a toy dinosaur underneath.

Mobius Science Center opens with street festival

Mr. Green Jeans, an 11-foot-long, 7-year-old Burmese python, slithered down Main Avenue in Spokane on Saturday with a large group of children in tow. He was one of the many attractions at the Mobius Grand Opening Street Festival. Mr. Green Jeans’ cohorts in the Creature Feature, provided by Rasmussen Reptiles, included a tortoise, a large lizard, a chameleon and a hedgehog.

Mobius awarded STEM education grant

A Washington nonprofit organization announced $1.2 million in new grants to encourage better science, technology, engineering and math teaching.

Science at the region’s fingertips

The long-awaited Mobius Science Center opens Friday in downtown Spokane, offering a science playground for nearly all ages. The 65 featured exhibits in the 27,000-square-foot space are designed to achieve the center’s motto: “Sparking curiosity, igniting imagination.”

Mobius Science Center to open in August

Mobius Science Center's new location will open on Aug. 3, with a grand opening celebration taking place in early September, the organization announced today.