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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



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Thursday, January 2, 2014 @ 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Friday, January 3, 2014 @ 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Saturday, January 4, 2014 @ 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Sunday, January 5, 2014 @ 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Monday, January 6, 2014 @ 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Tuesday, January 7, 2014 @ 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Wednesday, January 8, 2014 @ 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Thursday, January 9, 2014 @ 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Friday, January 10, 2014 @ 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Saturday, January 11, 2014 @ 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Sunday, January 12, 2014 @ 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Monday, January 13, 2014 @ 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 @ 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 @ 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Thursday, January 16, 2014 @ 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Friday, January 17, 2014 @ 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Saturday, January 18, 2014 @ 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Sunday, January 19, 2014 @ 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Monday, January 20, 2014 @ 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Tuesday, January 21, 2014 @ 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 @ 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Thursday, January 23, 2014 @ 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Friday, January 24, 2014 @ 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Saturday, January 25, 2014 @ 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Sunday, January 26, 2014 @ 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Monday, January 27, 2014 @ 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Tuesday, January 28, 2014 @ 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 @ 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Thursday, January 30, 2014 @ 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Friday, January 31, 2014 @ 2:30pm - 3:30pm

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Kids' Amateur Radio Day
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Explore amateur radio with SMARA, who operate a complete amateur radio station housed at miSci under the call sign W2IR. Connect with kids across the country, and maybe even around the world, while you explore the valuable communication tool of amateur radio. Kids' Amateur Radio Day at miSci is part of a national event hosted by the American Radio Relay League (ARRL), the largest organization of radio amateurs in the United States with over 150,000 members.

Free with admission



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Little Wonders of Science: Chuggington's Snowstruck Wilson
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Introduce children ages 3 to 5 to science with an educator reading of Chuggtington’s Snowstruck Wilson, a fun hands-on science activity, materials to continue the study of science at home, a book from one of our popular past Little Wonders, and see the Model Trains run! 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.) Register with the online option below or call 518.382.7890 x 224 to register today!

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Little Wonders Special: Visit to the Moon Planetarium Show
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See a special showing of our planetarium show geared for young audiences! Have you ever looked at the full moon and wondered about it?  Wondered what it was made of?  Wondered what it looked like up close? This introductory planetarium program guides young visitors on an exploration of the Moon.

Admission plus $5



Date(s): 
Thursday, January 16, 2014 @ 10:30am - 11am
Friday, January 17, 2014 @ 10:30am - 11am

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More than Meets the Eye Planetarium Show Opens
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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. See complete planetarium schedule.

Museum admission plus $5



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Science Discovery Demos: Optical Illusions
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Have an explosive visit with this bonus educational opportunity! See images that play tricks on your eyes and then discover the science behind what is happening with your brain and your eyes at this educator-led science demo.

FREE with Museum admission



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Science Zone - Engineering: Newspaper Tower
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What is the tallest tower you can build with only a few sheets of newspaper? Discover hands-on fun with an educator-led activity in miSci’s Science Zone!

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Science zone - Engineering: Stack 'em Up
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Test your engineering skills as you see how high you can build a tower of cups. Discover hands-on fun with an educator-led activity in miSci’s Science Zone!

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Science Zone - Engineering: Target Practice
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Build a catapult and send cotton balls flying! Discover hands-on fun with an educator-led activity in miSci’s Science Zone!

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Science Zone - Engineering: Thrill Ride
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Design a crazy roller coaster track to race marbles. Discover hands-on fun with an educator-led activity in miSci’s Science Zone!

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