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April Break @ miSci
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miSci open 9am - 5pm Monday - Saturday; 12 - 5pm Sunday

Looking for something fun to do during School Break Week? Discover hands-on fun:

Activities, Demos, Exhibits free with admission; add $5 for Planetarium



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Exploring Engineering Day with RPI @ miSci
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Discover how engineers help make our lives easier, safer and healthier with hands-on fun activities led by RPI engineering students.

Free with admission

Balloon Car, Rensselaer Electric Vehicle Club
Design and make a car using everyday materials.  Compete with other car designers to see whose car travels the farthest and the fastest!

Extreme Newspaper Construction, Materials Advantage
Build a 3D structure using newspaper, popsicle sticks, and scotch tape and experiment to maximize the potential strength of materials.

Artificial Arteries, Graduate Biomedical Engineering
Construct a biomaterial design that is both strong and flexible like an artery. Does your artery design pass the tensile test?  Let's find out by employing the burst pressure of a water balloon!

Nanomaterials
Discover the unique materials and properties of the small world of nanotechnology with hands-on activities featuring magnetic ferrofluids, non-newtonian "oobleck", piezoelectric devices, and making materials invisible!

Potato Battery, National Society of Black Engineers
Did you know that fruits and vegetables are a source of electrical energy? Come explore the power of potatoes!

Your Joints are a Little Bit Creep-y!
Did you know people shrink up to 3/4" every day? Come learn how cartilage responds to different forces and how that helps your body move. We will be exploring creep, or slow stretching under a constant load by comparing materials like silly putty and rubber to parts of your body. We can use this knowledge to explain how your joins react differently to jumping than to standing over long periods of time.

Battle of the Bones
Students will be given different structures that are characteristic of different types of bones based on age    i.e. young vs mature and gender i.e. male vs female.  Structures will be representative of different porosity levels, and osteonal sizes.  These factors directly correlate to strength.  Students will be able to test the strengths of the different materials. 



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Investigate: Pocket Tech
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Explore the technology of personal electronic devices with interactive models of “software” and “hardware” functions. Discover how pocket-sized computers input, store, display, and communicate information to connect us to the world. Increase your understanding of everyday technology! The Pocket Tech suite of demonstration programs was developed by The Franklin Institute and the Center for Nanoscale Science at Penn State University, in partnership with AT&T and funding from the National Science Foundation.

Free with admission



Date(s): 
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 @ 2
Tuesday, April 1, 2014 @ 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 @ 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Thursday, April 3, 2014 @ 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Friday, April 4, 2014 @ 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Saturday, April 5, 2014 @ 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Sunday, April 6, 2014 @ 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Monday, April 7, 2014 @ 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Tuesday, April 8, 2014 @ 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 @ 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Thursday, April 10, 2014 @ 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Friday, April 11, 2014 @ 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Saturday, April 12, 2014 @ 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Sunday, April 13, 2014 @ 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Monday, April 14, 2014 @ 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 @ 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 @ 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Thursday, April 17, 2014 @ 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Friday, April 18, 2014 @ 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Saturday, April 19, 2014 @ 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Monday, April 21, 2014 @ 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 @ 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 @ 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Thursday, April 24, 2014 @ 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Friday, April 25, 2014 @ 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Saturday, April 26, 2014 @ 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Sunday, April 27, 2014 @ 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Monday, April 28, 2014 @ 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 @ 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 @ 2:30pm - 3:30pm

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Little Wonders of Science: The Earth Book
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Introduce children ages 3 to 5 to science with an educator reading of The Earth Book, a fun hands-on science activity, a book from one of our popular past Little Wonders (while supplies last) and a stop in miSci’s indoor butterfly house. PLEASE NOTE: we are now offering more sessions to accommodate the increasing number of interested families: Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 9:30am and 11am. Choose the day and time that is best for you! Space is limited. (Cut off is one day before program date.) Call 518.382.7890 x 224 to register today or use the online sign-up option below.

Free with admission

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Date(s): 
Thursday, April 17, 2014 @ 11am - 12pm
Friday, April 18, 2014 @ 11am - 12pm
Saturday, April 19, 2014 @ 11am - 12pm
Thursday, April 17, 2014 @ 9:30am - 10:30am
Friday, April 18, 2014 @ 9:30am - 10:30am
Saturday, April 19, 2014 @ 9:30am - 10:30am

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Little Wonders Special Planetarium Show
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Enjoy a special showing of our planetarium show geared especially for young audiences! This introductory planetarium program guides exposes young visitors to space and the night sky.

Admission plus $5



Date(s): 
Thursday, April 17, 2014 @ 10:30am - 11am
Friday, April 18, 2014 @ 10:30am - 11am

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More Than Meets The Eye Planetarium Show
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Explore planets and deep-sky objects as you can actually expect to see them using binoculars and four or eight-inch telescopes. It compares the naked-eye views from our back yards with observatory astrophotos and spacecraft images. Includes a live segment about the current seasonal sky.

Admission plus $5



Date(s): 
Saturday, April 5, 2014 @ 11am - 12pm
Saturday, April 12, 2014 @ 11am - 12pm
Saturday, April 19, 2014 @ 11am - 12pm
Saturday, April 26, 2014 @ 11am - 12pm
Monday, April 7, 2014 @ 2pm - 3pm
Tuesday, April 8, 2014 @ 2pm - 3pm
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 @ 2pm - 3pm
Thursday, April 10, 2014 @ 2pm - 3pm
Friday, April 11, 2014 @ 2pm - 3pm
Saturday, April 12, 2014 @ 2pm - 3pm
Sunday, April 13, 2014 @ 2pm - 3pm
Monday, April 14, 2014 @ 2pm - 3pm
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 @ 2pm - 3pm
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 @ 2pm - 3pm
Thursday, April 17, 2014 @ 2pm - 3pm
Friday, April 18, 2014 @ 2pm - 3pm
Saturday, April 19, 2014 @ 2pm - 3pm
Monday, April 21, 2014 @ 2pm - 3pm
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 @ 2pm - 3pm
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 @ 2pm - 3pm
Thursday, April 24, 2014 @ 2pm - 3pm
Friday, April 25, 2014 @ 2pm - 3pm
Saturday, April 26, 2014 @ 2pm - 3pm
Sunday, April 27, 2014 @ 2pm - 3pm
Monday, April 28, 2014 @ 2pm - 3pm
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 @ 2pm - 3pm
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 @ 2pm - 3pm
Tuesday, April 1, 2014 @ 2pm - 3pm
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 @ 2pm - 3pm
Thursday, April 3, 2014 @ 2pm - 3pm
Friday, April 4, 2014 @ 2pm - 3pm
Saturday, April 5, 2014 @ 2pm - 3pm
Sunday, April 6, 2014 @ 2pm - 3pm

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NanoDays @ miSci
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Celebrate NanoDays, a national week of nanoscale science and engineering, at miSci. Explore nanotechnology, an area of science so small you can’t see it! Discover the technology of building things at the atomic level with educator-led demos and hands-on activities.

Free with admission



Date(s): 
Tuesday, April 1, 2014 @ 1pm - 2:30pm
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 @ 1pm - 2:30pm
Thursday, April 3, 2014 @ 1pm - 2:30pm
Friday, April 4, 2014 @ 1pm - 2:30pm
Saturday, April 5, 2014 @ 1pm - 2:30pm
Sunday, April 6, 2014 @ 1pm - 2:30pm

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Night of the Lion Planetarium Show
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Celebrate spring and explore Leo, the lion, a constellation visible in the spring night sky, in this fun and informative live exploration of the planets, stars and constellations in the spring night sky.  This 45-minute program also takes a look at current events taking place in space.

Admission plus $5



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Science Discovery Demos: Nanotechnology
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Have an explosive visit with this bonus educational opportunity! Learn about nanotechnology, a science so small you can’t even see it, at this educator-led science demo.

FREE with Museum admission



Date(s): 
Saturday, April 5, 2014 @ 12:30pm - 1pm
Sunday, April 6, 2014 @ 12:30pm - 1pm
Saturday, April 12, 2014 @ 12:30pm - 1pm
Sunday, April 13, 2014 @ 12:30pm - 1pm
Saturday, April 19, 2014 @ 12:30pm - 1pm
Saturday, April 26, 2014 @ 12:30pm - 1pm
Sunday, April 27, 2014 @ 12:30pm - 1pm

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Science Zone - Earth Day: Oil Slick
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Discover what materials can be used to clean up an oil slick at this fun hands-on activity.

Free with admission



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Science Zone - Earth Day: Rock Eater
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Discover how acid rain affects calcium carbonate in limestone rock at this fun hands-on activity.

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Science Zone - Earth Day: What's In Your Water?
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Explore how chemicals can get into our drinking water at this hands-on activity.

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The Sky Above Mister Rogers' Neighborhood Planetarium Show
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PBS television's Mr. Rogers and his Neighborhood of Make-Believe friends explore the wonders of the sky in this introductory planetarium show. Recommended for young audiences.

Admission plus $5



Date(s): 
Monday, April 14, 2014 @ 10am - 10:30am
Saturday, April 5, 2014 @ 10am - 10:30am
Saturday, April 12, 2014 @ 10am - 10:30am
Saturday, April 19, 2014 @ 10am - 10:30am
Saturday, April 26, 2014 @ 10am - 10:30am
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 @ 10am - 10:30am
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 @ 10am - 10:30am
Thursday, April 17, 2014 @ 10am - 10:30am
Friday, April 18, 2014 @ 10am - 10:30am
Sunday, April 13, 2014 @ 1pm - 1:30pm
Sunday, April 27, 2014 @ 1pm - 1:30pm
Sunday, April 6, 2014 @ 1pm - 1:30pm
Saturday, April 5, 2014 @ 1pm - 1:30pm
Saturday, April 12, 2014 @ 1pm - 1:30pm
Saturday, April 19, 2014 @ 1pm - 1:30pm
Saturday, April 26, 2014 @ 1pm - 1:30pm
Monday, April 14, 2014 @ 1pm - 1:30pm
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 @ 1pm - 1:30pm
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 @ 1pm - 1:30pm
Thursday, April 17, 2014 @ 1pm - 1:30pm
Friday, April 18, 2014 @ 1pm - 1:30pm

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