Frankenstein 200 teaches kids about Mary Shelley’s classic novel. (Photo: Contributed)

The 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s classic novel “Frankenstein” calls for a celebration.

On Saturday, visitors to the Creative Discovery Museum can enjoy an event called Frankenstein 200 from 12 to 4 p.m.

According to a release, the event will celebrate themes from “Frankenstein,” asking important questions such as  “What is life? Why do we create? What are our responsibilities as creators, scientists and engineers?


All activities are included with museum admission. Click here for ticket information.

“Frankenstein emerged in a moment of great social and technological change,” said Karen Dewhirst, Museum Experience Manager. “Similarly, through today’s incredible scientific advances, we all have the power to create and transform the world around us. Frankenstein 200 demonstrates the power of Mary Shelley’s original vision in a kid-friendly manner, and gives our guests a fresh perspective on emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, synthetic biology, and human enhancement.”

Visitors will learn how to make a cam system, create a scribble brush, use squishy circuits, make a battery, create a unique creature using a mash-up of parts and more.

The exhibit is a partnership with the National Science Foundation and Arizona State University.