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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 and take home a souvenir from your experience. 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 (3 -12), admission + $5*
Seniors (65+), admission + $8

Adults (13+), admission + $10 

*Children under 7 must be EACH accompanied by an adult. All other children must have at least one accompanying adult.  

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Date(s): 
Saturday, June 4, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday, June 11, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday, June 18, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday, June 25, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday, June 4, 2016 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Saturday, June 11, 2016 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Saturday, June 18, 2016 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Saturday, June 25, 2016 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 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. 

Date(s): 
Tuesday, June 21, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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International Asteroid Day
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Come to miSci for a fun filled day all about asteroids! Tour the galleries, see a planetarium show, and participate in space-themed hands on activities. Great for all ages!

 Free with admission. Additional $5/person/show for planetarium.  




Date(s): 
Thursday, June 30, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Little Wonders of Science: All the Water in the World & Water Can Be...
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Introduce preschoolers to the animal kingsom with an educator-led reading of All the Water by George Ella Lyon and Water Can Be... by Laura Purdie Salas followed by some hands-on FUN!

Come early for a special 10 am showing of Little Wonders Star Show in the Planetarium!

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

To Register: 

Call 518.382.7890 x 237 or register online at the link below (cut off is June 15)

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Date(s): 
Thursday, June 16, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Friday, June 17, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Saturday, June 18, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

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Member Preview - Return of the Dinosaurs
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See the dinosaurs first during an exclusive, members-only preview of the museum's newest exhibit, Return of the Dinosaurs. Enjoy advance access to the exhibit, a special planetarium show, and additional hours in the gallery to take in miSci's commanding new guests. The Dinosaurs have returned - step into their world June 2nd. 

Return of the Dinosaurs is sponsored by:

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Member Preview - Tinkering
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Enjoy an exclusive, members-only preview of Tinkering, miSci's newest exhibit from the San Francisco Exploratorium . Enjoy advance access to the exhibit, a special planetarium show, and additional hours in the gallery to tinker with miSci's new installations. 

Date(s): 
Friday, June 17, 2016 @ 6 pm - 8 pm

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Octagon Barn Star Party: Exploring Exoplanets
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Join the Dudley Observatory and the Albany Area Amateur Astronomers for star-gazing and an astronomy lesson at the Knox Octagon Barn in Delanson, NY. 

This month's talk with feature Dr. Kevin Knuth of UAlbany who will discuss Exploring Exoplanets.

Octagon Barn Star Parties include 1 hour talks by local astronomy enthusiasts, followed by night sky observing if the weather is clear. Amateur astronomers and families are invited to bring binoculars or telescopes. Telescopes will also be set up for public use. Great for older children and adults!

Star Parties are free! (donations graciously accepted) Sponsored by the Lauterbach Pokorny family

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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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Date(s): 
Sunday, June 26, 2016 @ 10 am - 12 pm

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Teen Science Café: The Intern Experience
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Join Teen Science Café for a special presentation by Union College students on their experience interning at miSci. 

Teen Science Cafés are student-run and organized and meant to be fun and informative to non-specialists. All teens are welcome. The activity will be held at miSci, 15 Nott Terrace Heights, Schenectady, 12308. Questions? Call 518-382-7890 x 252 or email teensciencecafe@misci.org.

FREE

With support from: The Teen Science Café Network, using funding from the National Science Foundation under Award Number 1223830, GE, and the Rotary Club of Schenectady Foundation

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Date(s): 
Thursday, June 2, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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The Dudley Observatory Night Sky Adventure: Asteroids
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Did you know that there are over 150 million asteroids in our solar system? Most of the orbit the sun in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, and the largest one, Ceres, is over 610 miles wide! Join us to learn more about asteroids in our solar system, and enjoy a live planetarium show. Come back to miSci on June 30th to celebrate Asteroid Day with us!

Night Sky Adventures are astronomy fun for the whole family! Educators from the Dudley Observatory, in conjunction with volunteers from the Albany Area Amateur Astronomers group, present astronomy lessons, activities, planetarium shows and night sky viewing (weather depending). Amateur astronomers and families are invited to bring binoculars or telescopes. One or more telescopes will be provided for public use. Great for all skill levels!

Free with miSci admission

Note: The pricing structure for Night Sky Adventure has changed to be more consistent with miSci admission pricing. Please come early to enjoy the museum galleries as well as the Dudley Observatory program. miSci will be open continuously from 9am through the end of the Night Sky Adventure. 



Date(s): 
Tuesday, June 21, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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the Dudley Observatory Senior Science Day
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Learn about The Extreme Universe and consider how big the universe really is during this session of Senior Science Day.  

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!

 Free with miSci admission

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Date(s): 
Monday, June 6, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Tinkering Teacher Workshop
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Calling all educators around the Capital Region! Bring the museum into your classroom with this FREE teacher workshop. Join your colleagues for a presentation by educators from the San Francisco Exploratorium as they show you how to use Tinkering, miSci's newest ExNET exhibit, in the classroom. Receive professional development credit and a certificate of completion.

 Light Refreshments provided.

Registration and completion of post-workshop survey is required.  To register, email miSci Director of Education, Danette Carll at danette.carll@miSci.org. Registration ends June 19th. 



Date(s): 
Tuesday, June 21, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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