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Tinkering: Bring Out Your Inner Engineer

June 18 - May 17, 2017

Bring out your inner engineer at miSci's latest exhibit from the San Francisco Exploratorium. With the right materials in the right environment, anything can happen.

 Presented through the generosity of:

Neil & Jane Golub


Design, Build, Create, KEVA!

Design a skyscraper, suspension bridge or your own structure. Build it using principles of balance, cantilevers, geometric shapes, optimum proportion, stability and more. Create masterpieces with the simplicity of KEVA planks – thousands of identical, precision-cut smooth wooden blocks – all ¼ inch thick, ¾ inch long and 4 ½ inches wide. Discover hands-on fun in this new exhibit! Design, Build, Create, KEVA! is an Educational Gift from Jane and Neil Golub & Friends, September 2015.

Play Space

Now Open!

Discover hands-on fun science toys you don't have at home! Discover weight, measurement, sorting, and fun as you play in a kid-sized market! We've moved the water table inside for the winter, where you can explore how moving gates from one position to another position affects the flow of a waterway in this instant action-reaction experience. 

Erie Canal Audio Tour

Now Open

Explore the Erie Canal through 14 mobile audio stops. Discover the history and innovative technology that made the canal possible and how this technology impacted the lives of Schenectady residents. Schenectady's location on both the Erie Canal and major rail lines made it attractive for major businesses, including the American Locomotive Company (ALCO) and General Electric (GE), and helped drive 20th century innovation and industrial development. Learn how the footprint of the canal continues to impact the city to this day. miSci (the Museum of Innovation and Science, formerly the Schenectady Museum) partnered with Union College museum studies students to create the Tour.

The Tour is accessible by mobile phone (518) 387-3028 and QR codes at each stop [Tour Brochure]. Tour content is also available online. The Erie Canal Audio Tour is free but normal rate plan charges from your phone carrier will apply.

Development of the Erie Canal Audio Tour has been funded by the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor Commission.

miSci is proud to partner with and expresses sincere appreciation to the businesses hosting Tour Stops.

Wind & Solar Power Interactives

Explore the importance of renewable energy, and how advances in wind and solar power may hold the key to reducing our dependence on fossil fuel consumption. Explore wind and solar power as you experiment with interactives! Discover what groundbreaking wind and solar power research is being conducted right here in the Capital Region!

Presenting Sponsor
Clean Energy Sponsor
Abundant Energy Sponsors
AWS Truewind, LLC
MSE Power Systems, Inc.
Niskayuna Community Foundation
In-Kind Sponsors
Empire Solar Store
GE Creative Services

Fueling the Future

Worldwide, the number of automobiles continues to increase. How will we fuel them? Explore opportunities and challenges of different fuels, including gasoline, ethanol, hydrogen, biodiesel, electricity, and yes, even horsepower!

See how different fuels affect the economy and the environment, with interactives, images, video, and artifacts from our collection, including a one-of-a-kind prototype electric car developed by GE in 1978. 
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