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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 while working with other visitors to complete your mission. Please Note: Space is limited. Purchase tickets when you arrive at miSci. Space is unlimited, but Adventures are not! limit of 15 seats per mission.

For more information of Challenger Adventures and the Challenger Learning Center, visit miSc's CLC page

Children (5 -12) & Adults, admission + $8*
Seniors (65+), admission + $7

*Children must be at least 5 years old to participate. Each child under 7 must be accompanied by an adult. Groups of children older than 7 can be accompanied by one adult.  

Challenger Learning Center Briefing Room

Saturday, February 3, 2018 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Saturday, February 10, 2018 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Saturday, February 17, 2018 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Saturday, February 24, 2018 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Saturday, February 3, 2018 @ 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Saturday, February 10, 2018 @ 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Saturday, February 17, 2018 @ 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Saturday, February 24, 2018 @ 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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Little Wonders of Science
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Little Wonders of Science inspires curiosity through stories, play, and special hands-on activities specifically created for children ages 3-5. Held on the third Friday and Saturday morning of every month, the Little Wonders of Science program introduces new STEM topics monthly.

Come early for a special 10 am showing in miSci's planetarium of "One World, One Sky" (additional $5/ person), and leave with the materials to continue the study of science at home.

Pre-register online.

Cost: Admission + $5 supply fee for participating children

Location: meet in the miSci Lobby

January: Dinosaur Bones by Bob Barner

February: The Circulatory Story by Mary Corcoran

March: A Butterfly is Patient by Dianna Aston

April: Curious George Plans a Tree by Margaret & H.A. Rey

May: Animalia by Graeme Base and Look Again! Illustrated by April Wilson

June: Cubetto Blue Ocean Adventure

July: Things that Go by Richard Scarry and Blackout by John Rocco

August: Cubetto Deep Space Adventure

September: The Mixed-Up Chameleon by Eric Carle

October: The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams

November: Zoo in the Sky by Jaqueline Mitton and The Sun is My Favorite Star by Frank Asch

December: Train

Saturday, February 17, 2018 @ 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

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Night Sky Adventure: Gravitational Waves (Presented by the Dudley Observatory)
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100 years after Einstein predicted them, astronomers finally detected gravitational waves! What exactly are these ripples through space-time? Where do they come from? Why are they such an important discovery? Come explore the realm of relativity and learn about the latest gravitational wave discoveries.

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, 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.

Location: Planetarium, Courtyard, Lobby

Cost: Free with admission

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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Senior Science Days (Presented by the Dudley Observatory)
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The Dudley Observatory at miSci is committed to lifelong learning and has created programming specifically designed for adults! Come explore the museum on a quiet afternoon, then join the Dudley Observatory for an exciting astronomy lesson presented by Dudley Observatory Outreach Astronomer, Dr. Valerie Rapson. 

Cost: Free with admission

Location: varies, inquire at admissions desk


January: Hubble's Greatest Discoveries 

February: Great Gravitational Waves

March: Comets and the Rosetta Mission 

April: Pluto Revisited- Latest Discoveries from New Horizons 

May: Cassini at Saturn 

June: Juno at Jupiter 

July: Moons of Jupiter and Saturn 

August: An Update from the Curiosity Rover 

September: Sending Humans to Mars 

October: Origins of the Universe 

November: What's Next for NASA- Future Mission Plans 

December: James Webb Status Update 

Monday, February 5, 2018 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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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. 

Sunday, February 25, 2018 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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