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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, January 27, 2018 @ 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday, January 2, 2018 @ 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday, January 9, 2018 @ 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 @ 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 @ 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 @ 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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Frankenstein's Footlocker: 200 Years of Frankenstein
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Join miSci for a FAMILY FUN afternoon with hands-on activities and immersive digital experiences inspired by the 200th anniversary of the original science fiction novel, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein! 

AUTOMATA: make an automaton, a moving mechanical device
BATTERY STACK: make a voltaic pile, the first kind of battery
DOUGH CREATURE: make a creature out of conductive dough 
FRANKENTOY: make a “creature” by combining toy parts
MONSTER MASK: make a mask with an LED bulb that lights up
SCRIBBLE BOT: make a bot that can scribble on a sheet of paper
SPARK OF LIFE: create a battery from metal and the human body

Frankenstein is a 200-year-old story that explores themes of human creativity, societal responsibility, and scientific ethics. As citizens with access to incredible tools for creation and transformation, we need to understand the fundamentals of science and technology and develop the skills to actively participate in civic and policy discussions.

Presented as part of the NSF's Frankenstein200 Project.

Frankenstein200 takes on the challenge of supporting learning related to responsible innovation. The project uses themes from Frankenstein to examine emerging technologies like artificial intelligence and genetic engineering, while promoting the development of 21st century skills related to creative collaboration and critical thinking. Frankenstein200 explores three important questions: What is life?, Why do we create?, and What are our responsibilities as creators, scientists, and engineers?

Saturday, January 20, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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Night Sky Adventure: Planetary Conjunctions (Presented by the Dudley Observatory)
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As the planets in the solar system orbit the Sun, they sometimes appear to line up with each other in the night sky. When the planets align or cross one another in the sky, it is called a conjunction. Join the Dudley Observatory to learn when and where to look for the next planetary conjunction.

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, January 16, 2018 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 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, January 28, 2018 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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