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Butterflies Opens
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Butterflies are back at miSci! Escape winter’s chill and discover hundreds of brilliantly colored native butterflies at miSci’s indoor butterfly house. Discover Monarchs, Black Swallowtails, Buckeyes, Painted Ladies, Tiger Swallowtails and Spicebush Swallowtails flying about (and possibly landing on you!) as miSci re-creates their habitat – the edge of an open field with flowers and trees. Be sure to stop at the chrysalis chamber to see the butterflies as they emerge. Learn about the exciting life cycles of the butterflies, and learn how to create butterfly-friendly environments outside your own home.

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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, purchase tickets in advance at 518-382-7890 x 237; or purchase tickets when you arrive at miSci (if space is available).

Children (3 -12) accompanied by an adult, admission + $5
Seniors (65+), admission + $8

Adults (13+), admission + $10 

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Dudley Observatory Night Sky Adventure: Searching for gravity waves with LIGO
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What are gravity waves? What type of astronomical object emit them? How can we detect them here on Earth? These and other questions will be answered as we discuss the upgrade of, and any new results from, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO). After the presentation everyone will get to make their own pulsar to take home!

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!

Cost: Admission to miSci ($9.50 adult, $6.50 child age 3-12, $8 senior 65+), Free for miSci members

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.



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Dudley Observatory Senior Science Day: The Origin of Life on Earth
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Learn about life in the universe at this session of The Dudley Observatory's Senior Science Day lecture!  

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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February Break Science Classes
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Join us for hand-on science fun with February Break Science Classes for children in Grades K-8. Classes run from February 15-19 from 9 am - 12 pm and 1 pm - 4 pm.

 $25 per class, 10% discount for miSci members and second child in class! 

Registration and prepayment required.  Scholarships available.

Space is limited!  Register TODAY! 518-382-7890 X237

February 15th

9AM

Grades K-2 - Design, Build, Create, KEVA! How high can you build a wall? Can you make a round building with rectangular pieces? Can you build a bridge? We'll use KEVA planks to learn how to use basic constructing to build to the stars! Sponsored by Creativity Garden
Grades 3-5 - Earth’s Fury Learn about what creates turbulent weather on earth while creating your own hurricane in a bottle!

1 PM

Grades K-2 - Earth Exposed What makes a hurricane and a tornado different? Learn all about these natural phenomena by creating your own whirling vortex!
Grades 3-5 - Journey Through Magic Discover how sleight of hand magic can trick your brain. Learn how the eye works with the brain to see things that aren’t really there.

February 16

9 AM

Grades K-2 - Frozen Science How can Elsa do such amazing things? It's because she has power over frozen water! Learn about  how water transforms itself and the world around it as well as how it shapes our lives while it travels between the air and the ground.
Grades 3-5 - The Sun as a Star Learn about our sun — what it’s made of, and how it moves across the day time sky. Safely observe the sun through a telescope (weather permitting) and make your own model of the sun — solar flares and sunspots included!

1 PM

Grades K-2 - The Science of Magic From the icky, sticky, ooey, gooey, to optical illusions — explore magic with your goggles on and unmask the science of abracadabra.
Grades 3-5 - Tangible Technology Create amazing things with a 3-D printer! Learn the properties of 3D printer and other hands on tech like the Makey Makey. 

February 17

9 AM

Grades K-2 - Space Academy: Comet Mystery Conduct experiments onboard the Challenger Learning Center Spacecraft studying magnetism, solar energy, Earth, Rocks, Robotics and other concepts.
Grades 3-5 - Catapults and KEVA What makes a castle a castle? How do you build one? Once you've build it, how do you knock it down? In this class, we'll work to build amazing castles and catapults using KEVA planks, and then see what it takes to make them crumble! Sponsored by Creativity Garden

1 PM

Grades K-2 - Superhero Power Undertake experiments to learn the real science behind the heroes of Big Hero 6 and more! Learn chemistry from Honey Lemon’s invisible ink and find out how Frozone from The Incredibles makes his ice blasts.
Grades 3-5 -  Dig Into Dinos Explore dinosaurs from existence to extinction. Learn what it takes to uncover fossils by becoming a paleontologist.
Grades 6-8 Meteorite or Meteor Wrong Each day over 100 tons of meteoroids (small rocks and dust) come crashing through Earth’s atmosphere Some of this material makes it to the ground as a meteorite. Join us as we learn about the  properties of meteorites, where meteorites come from, and how to test a rock to see if it truly came from outer space!

February 18

9 AM

Grades K-2 -Bug’s Eye View Transform yourself into a bug! Learn about bug body parts and how they live.. Explore how everything is very different when you are so tiny!
Grades 3-5 - Space Academy: Space Station Adventure Explore our solar system as  a scientist or engineer on-board the Challenger Learning Center Spacecraft traveling to intercept a comet

1 PM

Grades K-2 - Dino Discovery Become a paleontologist and dig for dino fossils! Discover what dinosaurs ate and why they went extinct.
Grades 3-5 -  Superhero Fact or Fiction Learn the truth about the science behind some of your favorite superheroes. Design your very own super suit and space station!

February 19

9 AM

Grades K-2 - Our Friend the Moon Use your senses to explore our nearest astronomical neighbor, the moon! Learn about the shape and size of the moon and play with simulated lunar soil and rocks to explore what it might be like to visit the moon as an astronaut.
Grades 3-5 - Buggin’ Out There are all sorts of creepy crawlies in the world, but what makes a bug a bug? Learn about the special characteristics that define insects as well as taking a closer look at some bugs that have unusual traits.

1 PM

Grades K-2 - Kitchen Chemists Ever wonder what makes bread moldy? Learn how to experiment with food. Real food. Real science. Real fun.
Grades 3-5 -   Lights and Lasers Learn about the properties of light. Find out what creates a hologram and build your own projector!



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Little Wonders of Science: The Circulatory Story
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Introduce children ages 3-5 to the human body with an educator reading of The Circulatory Story by Mary K. Corcoran. Come early at 10am for a special planetarium showing of Little Wonders Star Show (additional $5/person) and stick around afterwords for hands-on science! Sign up with the online option below or by calling 518.382.7890 x 237 (online sign-up only available until February 16th)

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Thursday, February 18, 2016 @ 10:30am - 11:30am
Friday, February 19, 2016 @ 10:30am - 11:30am
Saturday, February 20, 2016 @ 10:30am - 11:30am

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Sense-Able 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 Price Chopper’s Golub Foundation and Stewarts Shops. More Information.

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