Explore the latest interactive exhibits, experiences, and learning opportunities at miSci.

New York’s World’s Fairs

New York’s World’s Fairs

The New York World’s Fairs of 1939 and 1964 were landmark events in the lives of millions. Explore through photographs and films, the major attractions General Electric created for both fairs including the 10-million-volt Steinmetz Hall lightning generator, and the groundbreaking Progressland building that was designed in partnership with Walt Disney and featured the first public demonstration of nuclear fusion.

On View Through November 14, 2021

Goose Bumps! The Science of Fear

Goose Bumps! The Science of Fear

Goose Bumps! The Science of Fear explores the universal emotion that can save our lives. Through fun, interactive challenges and immersive environments, visitors can experience fear safely and discover the science behind their physical and emotional responses. The presentation was developed by the California Science Center and includes information based on the current research in neurobiology, physiology, and psychology.

On View Through October 31, 2021

Schenectady Inventors that Changed the World

Schenectady Inventors that Changed the World

Explore a rotating display of inventions from Schenectady that changed the world, from the first home appliances and televisions to power generation and medical imaging devices. The exhibit features unique artifacts from miSci’s collection including the world’s first synthetic diamond; a prototype mechanical television from 1928; and a 1907 Electric Breakfast Set, featuring some of the first electric appliances ever produced.

On View Through January 17, 2022

 

Engineering the Perfect Shot! The Interactive Minigolf Exhibit

Engineering the Perfect Shot! The Interactive Minigolf Exhibit

This exhibit features nine interactive, miniature golf holes, each designed to demonstrate a concept from the science of physics. Observe projectile motion, kinetic friction, collision, and more as you play a full round of miniature golf. Players track their progress using a digital scorecard, accessible with any smart device, as well as access bonus materials associated with each hole.

On View Through October 24, 2021