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Challenger Adventure
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Join other museum visitors in this out-of-this-world experience! See what it's like to do experiments in space while working with other visitors to complete your mission. Please Note: Space is limited. To guarantee a spot, reserve tickets in advance at 518-382-7890 x 237; or purchase tickets when you arrive at miSci (if space is available).

Children (5 -12), admission + $5*
Seniors (65+), admission + $8

Adults (13+), admission + $10 

*Children must be at least 5 years old to participate. Each child under 7 must be accompanied by an adult. Groups of children older than 7 can be accompanied by one adult.  

Location:
Challenger Learning Center Briefing Room



Date(s): 
Saturday, December 3, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday, December 10, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday, December 17, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday, December 3, 2016 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Saturday, December 10, 2016 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Saturday, December 17, 2016 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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December Break STEM Workshops
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WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS & REGISTRATION

 

Monday, Dec. 26th: "Superhero Day"

Superb Superheroes: 9 AM - 12 PM / Morning / K-2nd

Be a science superhero! Experiment with the power of light, the mystery of chemical reactions, and flying forces. Design your own superhero toy.   Register now >>

Mystery Solvers: 1 PM - 4 PM / Afternoon / K-2nd

Become a crime solver! Learn about fingerprint patterns. Discover a mysterious substance, experiment with chromatography, use a microscope, and crack a code!   Register now >>

CSI Crime Lab: 9 AM - 12 PM / Morning / 3rd-5th

Put your detective skills to work to solve a crime! Investigate the technology of forensic science with fingerprinting, chromatography, DNA, and code breaking!   Register now >>

The Science of Superheroes: 1 PM - 4 PM / Afternoon / 3rd-5th

Explore the science behind superhero powers. Investigate aerodynamics, forces, and energy.   Invent your own superhero and make your own comic book!   Register now >>

 

 

Tuesday, Dec. 27th: "Astronomy Day"

Our Friend the Moon:  9 AM - 12 PM / Morning / K-2nd

Use your senses to explore our nearest astronomical neighbor, the moon! Learn about the shape and size of the moon and play with simulated lunar soil and rocks to explore what it might be like to visit the moon as an astronaut.   Register now >>

Space Academy: Cosmic Kids: 1 PM - 4 PM / Afternoon / K-2nd

In this class, you work as a highly specialized crew, designing an experiment that will help you understand your mission.  You will then travel aboard the International Space Station onto a Space Craft where you will conduct scientific experiments like NASA astronauts.  This class is all hands-on!   Register now >>

Space Academy: Exploration Station: 9 AM - 12 PM / Morning / 3rd-5th

Space Station, this is Mission Control we are testing the communication link.  Imagine you are a science team that is working to launch a probe into a comet!  You are an elite team of engineers and astronauts that will us a variety of  experiments to learn more about how NASA personal need to work together to have a successful mission experience.  This class is all hands-on!   Register now >>

Solar Explorer: 1 PM - 4 PM / Afternoon / 3rd-5th

Learn about our sun, what it’s made of, and how it moves across the day time sky. Safely observe the sun through a telescope (if the weather cooperates) and made your own model of the sun- solar flares and sunspots included.   Register now >>

 

Wednesday, Dec. 28th: "It’s Electric! Day"

The Wonders of Magnets: 9 AM - 12 PM / Morning / K-2nd

Understand how magnets work. Experiment with magnetic force.   Register now >>

Easy Electricity: 1 PM - 4 PM / Afternoon / K-2nd

Enjoy this hair raising workshop and discover the power of electricity! Connect circuits to light up a bulb and make a motor turn. Experiment with static electricity!   Register now >>

Magnets: What’s the Attraction?: 9 AM - 12 PM / Morning / 3rd -5th

What makes magnets attract? Explore the mysterious forces of magnets. Make magnetic slime and magnetic artwork to take home.   Register now >>

Circuit Connection: 1 PM - 4 PM / Afternoon / 3rd-5th

You’ll be shocked to learn how electricity and circuits are connected. Experiment with circuits, light, sound, and motors. Learn the difference between a series and a parallel circuit.   Register now >>

 

Thursday, Dec. 29th: "Invention and Engineering Day"

All aboard trains!: 9 AM - 12 PM / Morning / K-2nd

Be a conductor and make your own conductor hat! Investigate steam, electrical, and maglev trains! Experiment with the trains in our Holiday train exhibit!   Register now >>

Be an Inventor!: 1 PM - 4 PM / Afternoon / K-2nd

Did you know that Silly Putty was invented by an engineer from General Electric? Create your own silly putty, discover inventions from the past, and explore some silly inventions. Submit an invention of your own to miSci’s Invention Convention!   Register now >>

Invention Workshop: 9 AM - 12 PM / Morning / 3rd -5th

What’s the difference between an invention and a discovery? Join this workshop to learn about important inventions of the past and test your engineering skills to design a hovercraft toy. Submit an invention of your own to miSci’s Invention Convention!   Register now >>

Train Technology: 1 PM - 4 PM / Afternoon / 3rd-5th

How fast can trains travel? How can trains turn around corners? Discover the science behind steam engines, electrical trains, and maglev trains. Investigate the engineering of how trains turn. Explore the many trains in our Holiday train exhibit!   Register now >>

Innovation and Invention: 9 AM - 12 PM / Morning / 6th -8th

Do you have a great idea? What’s the difference between a patent and a trademark? Join this innovative workshop to learn about the history of inventions. Design and create your own prototype model of your own invention! Submit your invention to miSci’s Invention Convention!   
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Friday, Dec. 30th: "Radio and Gadgets Day"    

Robots: 9 AM - 12 PM / Morning / K-2nd

What is a robot? Compare robots in science fiction movies, cartoons, and in the real science world. Experiment with robot hands and build your own simple robot that moves.   Register now >>

Gizmos and Gadgets: 1 PM - 4 PM / Afternoon / K-2nd

Create unique science contraptions that fly, spin, and bounce.  We’ll investigate the movement and engineering behind toy and gadgets. Make your own catapult to take home.   Register now >>

Radio Communications: 9 AM - 12 PM / Morning / 3rd -5th

Learn about how we use radio waves to talk to people far away. Build your own crystal radio!Register now >>

Radio Astronomy: 1 PM - 4 PM / Afternoon / 3rd-5th

Learn how astronomers use radio waves to "see" things in our universe that are not visible to human eyes. Create a paper radio telescope.   Register now >>

Radio Communications: 9 AM - 12 PM / Morning / 6th -8th

Learn about how we use radio waves to talk to people far away. Build your own crystal radio!Register now >>

Radio Astronomy: 1 PM - 4 PM / Afternoon / 6th -8th

Learn how astronomers use radio waves to "see" things in our universe that are not visible to human eyes. Create a paper radio telescope.   Register now >>



Date(s): 
Monday, December 26, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tuesday, December 27, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wednesday, December 28, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Thursday, December 29, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Friday, December 30, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Monday, December 26, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 12 pm
Tuesday, December 27, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 12 pm
Wednesday, December 28, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 12 pm
Thursday, December 29, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 12 pm
Friday, December 30, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Evenings with miSci and the Dudley Observatory
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Spend the evening exploring the exhibits at miSci! Complete the night with a Night Sky Adventure with the Dudley Observatory. 

Location:
miSci Galleries 



Date(s): 
Tuesday, December 20, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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GE Kids in FREE Days
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Children 12 & under receive free museum and planetarium admission when accompanied by a paying adult Sundays (one child per adult), courtesy of GE (planetarium seating limited).

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Little Wonders of Science: Terrific Trains & Whose Vehicle Is This?
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Introduce preschoolers to the world of trains and transportation with an educator-led reading of Terrific Trains by Tony Mitton and Whose Vehicle is This? by Sharon Kats Cooper followed by some hands-on activities.

Come early for a special 10 am showing of One World, One Sky in the Planetarium!

Registration is appreciated. Call 518.382.7890 x 237 or register online (online registration closes on Wednesday, November 16 at 5pm)

Location: Auditorium

Cost: Free with admission; members free (additional $5 for planetarium show).

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Date(s): 
Thursday, December 15, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Friday, December 16, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Saturday, December 17, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

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Night Sky Adventure: 2016 Discovers: A Year in Review (Dudley Obs...
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Review the year’s greatest astronomical discoveries and enjoy a live planetarium show about the winter night sky.

Cost: Free with admission

Location: Suits-Bueche Planetarium



Date(s): 
Tuesday, December 20, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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Senior Science Day: Updates from the Robots on Mars (Dudley Obse...
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Presented by the Dudley Observatory 

miSci and the Dudley Observatory are committed to lifelong learning and have created programming specifically designed for senior citizens! Come explore the museum on a quiet afternoon, then join the Dudley Observatory for an exciting astronomy lesson presented by our Outreach Astronomer Dr. Valerie Rapson. Topics to be covered throughout the program include: Exploring our Solar System, NASA’s Great Observatories, Searching for Alien Life, Einstein’s Theories Explained, current space news, and more! Presentations are designed for all skill levels. No astronomy knowledge is necessary, just come and enjoy learning!


Location: Planetarium

Cost: Free with admission 

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Date(s): 
Monday, December 5, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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SenseAble Science
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A sensory friendly science center experience for those with autism and other sensory needs. Presented by the Autism Society of the Greater Capital Region, Schenectady ARC, and miSci with additional funds from sponsors. 

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Teen Science Café: Amateur Radio International Space Station Contact
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Members of the Teen Science Café at miSci will be contacting astronauts aboard the ISS using the Boughton Amateur Radio Room at miSci. Visitors are invited to watch the teens ask questions and engage in conversation with the astronauts. Date and time are tentative. Check miSci.org for updates on definite times. While teens and questions are already selected, interested teens are invited to join the Teen Science Café at miSci and become part of future events.

Cost: Free with admission



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THE POLAR EXPRESS
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Come meet Santa, the Conductor, and the Elves from THE POLAR EXPRESS, who will be here at miSci to kick off the Trains & Toys Holiday Show! WTRY will be on-site adding to the cheer with some holiday tunes.




Date(s): 
Saturday, December 3, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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