Traveling Exhibit Program
miSci’s Traveling Exhibit Program, entitled The Jane & Neil Golub Creative Learning Project, is an innovative five-year initiative that will bring the Museum’s extensive and historically significant collections and archives to institutions across the country. The Project formally launched on October 12, 2019, with the opening of the exhibition Insatiable: Cooking Up Innovation.
This initiative is named in honor of the late Jane N. Golub and her husband Neil Golub, the chair of miSci’s Board of Trustees. They have been prominent supporters and philanthropists of a wide range of organizations throughout the Capital Region for many years.
The Jane & Neil Golub Creative Learning Project presents exhibitions that encompass a wide range of engaging topics that are universal in nature and attractive to audiences of all ages and backgrounds.
Insatiable: Cooking Up Innovation explores the evolution of how humans have transformed food into astonishing culinary delights through the process of heat. This exhibition presents this remarkable story through the display of ‘firsts’ – first iron stoves, electric ovens, toasters – and past and present state-of-the-art gadgets. Hands-on interactives delight visitors of all ages and interests by immersing them in the science, technology, engineering and math we apply every day to create the perfect art – food.
Connected: The Evolution of Communication Technology tells the incredible story of how people connect using innovative communication devices. As technology has evolved – from carved writings, paper letters and radio broadcasting to instantaneous messaging from almost anywhere on Earth – it has altered the ways in which we interact. This dynamic exhibition explores the efforts of human beings to move an ever-growing quantity of information faster and more broadly than ever before.
World’s Within delves into the realm of medical imagery. What does Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) mean? Or Computerized Axial Tomography (CAT) Scans? The application of these technologies has allowed us to see deep within our bodies. This exhibition explores these imaging machines using state-of-the-art interactives, which highlight the components that create this imagery and demonstrates how they operate.
Measure Up! explores the science of measurement through hands-on interactives and artifacts from miSci’s collection. This exhibition reveals why measurement is essential, allowing us to tell time, cook, and predict the weather. It also examines how measurement guides new scientific discoveries and inventions.