Traveling Exhibition Program
miSci’s Traveling Exhibition Program, entitled The Jane & Neil Golub Creative Learning Project, is an innovative five-year initiative that will bring the Museums extensive and historically significant collection of artifacts and archives to institutions across the country. The Project formally launched on October 12, 2019, with the opening of Insatiable: Cooking Up Innovation.
This initiative is named in honor of the late Jane N. Golub and her husband Neil Golub, Former CEO and current Chairman of Price Chopper Supermarkets. 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 incorporates 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 the remarkable story through the display of ‘firsts’ – first iron stoves, electric ovens, toasters – and past and present state-of-the-art gadgets and hands-on interactives that will 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 units of measurement through hands on interactives and artifacts from the miSci collection. This exhibition explores why measurement is essential, and why without it, we would not be able to tell time, cook, or predict the weather. It also exhibits how scientists would not be able to invent or make new scientific discoveries without improved forms of measurement.