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The following list features all scheduled events open to the public.


Earth & Energy Week
Monday, April 21, 2014 through Sunday, April 27, 2014


Learn about global climate change, the state of the environment and alternative forms of energy in a school break week full of activities at the MOST. The week kicks off with Earth Climate Day on Saturday, April 19, before we close on Sunday, April 20, for Easter. Well pick right back up on Monday, April 21, with Earth & Energy Week, which includes Earth Day on Tuesday and runs through Sunday, April 27.

The week will include talks about the demise of oil and different forms of alternative energy, demonstrations of Madagascar hissing cockroaches, and hands-on workshops to learn about greenhouse gases. Science educators will provide information on insects in connection with our current traveling exhibit, Dr. Entomos Amazing Arthropods.

Here is a listing of every day activities during Earth & Energy Week:
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Explore science throughout the museum with these hands-on, interactive activities: learn the difference between old- and new-style lightbulbs, make a solar bracelet, and find out why butterflies are iridescent.
11 a.m.: Understand the scope of the universe and your place in it by seeing Hubble in the Bristol IMAX Omnitheater. NOTE: On Saturday, April 26, To The Arctic will be shown at this time instead.
11:15 a.m.: Winter Zoo in the Sky plays in the Silverman Planetarium. Extra $2 per person charge for nonmembers.
11:15 a.m.: Astro Canyon Coaster motion simulator ride. Extra $2 per person charge.
11:45 a.m.: Color Wars motion simulator ride. Extra $2 per person charge.
Noon: Animal demonstration of Madagascar hissing cockroaches at the Demo Stage
Noon: Island of Lemurs: Madagascar discusses threats facing lemurs, the most endangered mammal on earth, in the Bristol IMAX Omnitheater
12:15 p.m.: Astro Canyon Coaster motion simulator ride. Extra $2 per person charge.
12:45 p.m.: Color Wars motion simulator ride. Extra $2 per person charge.
1 p.m.: Survey the condition of the worlds oceans in The Living Sea at the Bristol IMAX Omnitheater
1:15 p.m.: Astro Canyon Coaster motion simulator ride. Extra $2 per person charge
1:45 p.m.: Color Wars motion simulator ride. Extra $2 per person charge
2 p.m.: Island of Lemurs: Madagascar discusses threats facing lemurs, the most endangered mammal on earth, in the Bristol IMAX Omnitheater
2:15 p.m.: Astro Canyon Coaster motion simulator ride. Extra $2 per person charge.
2:30 p.m.: Science demonstration at the Demo Stage will alternate between these demos: making ice cream with liquid nitrogen, learn how energy transfers in the air drive weather patterns, and the power of air
2:45 p.m.: Color Wars motion simulator ride. Extra $2 per person charge.
3 p.m.: See the scope of the universe and your place in it by seeing Hubble in the Bristol IMAX Omnitheater
3:15 p.m.: Spring Sky show in the Silverman Planetarium. Extra $2 per person charge for nonmembers.
3:15 p.m.: Astro Canyon Coaster motion simulator ride. Extra $2 per person charge.
3:45 p.m.: Color Wars motion simulator ride. Extra $2 per person charge.
4 p.m.: Island of Lemurs: Madagascar discusses threats facing lemurs, the most endangered mammal on earth, in the Bristol IMAX Omnitheater

On Saturdays, the MOST stays open later to offer four additional IMAX movie showings:
5 p.m.: Visit seven of the worlds Greatest Places, including Madagascar, in the Bristol IMAX Omnitheater
6 p.m.: Survey the condition of the worlds oceans in The Living Sea at the Bristol IMAX Omnitheater
7 p.m.: See the scope of the universe and your place in it by seeing Hubble in the Bristol IMAX Omnitheater
8 p.m.: Island of Lemurs: Madagascar discusses threats facing lemurs, the most endangered mammal on earth, in the Bristol IMAX Omnitheater

Also during Earth & Energy Week, Peter Plumley, the MOSTs exhibits project manager and outreach coordinator, will give a series of talks on energy topics. All the talks will be at 11 a.m. in the Galson Issues Theater on the lower exhibit level of the museum, and they are free with exhibit admission. Here is the schedule for the talks:
Monday, April 21: The Rise and Demise of Oil
Tuesday, April 22: Solar Energy
Wednesday, April 23: Wind Energy
Thursday, April 24: Hydroelectric Energy
Friday, April 25: Geothermal Energy

On Tuesday, April 22, Earth Day, the MOST will offer two additional activities. Melissa K. Fierke, Ph.D., an entomologist and associate professor at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, will give a talk about insects as a bioindicator of the health of the environment at 1 p.m. in the Galson Issues Theater. The talk is free with exhibit admission. And visitors can learn about biomass energy and take home a willow whip that they can use to grow a willow tree.

The MOST is also offering two 45-minute workshops that allow attendees to conduct an experiment showing the effect of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. The workshops, called Greenhouse in a Bottle, will be at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, April 21, and Wednesday, April 23. The workshop is for everyone age 7 and older, costs $3 per person, and is limited to 16 people per workshop. Call (315) 425-9068 x2132 to reserve a spot.

Exhibit admission is free for members and costs $10 per adult and $8 per child ages 2-11 and senior 65 years or older. For members, IMAX tickets cost $6.50 for adults and $5.50 for children 2-17 and seniors 65 and older. For nonmembers, IMAX tickets cost $10 for adults and $8 for children 2-11 and seniors 65 and older. For more information, check our website at most.org or call (315) 425-9068.

Age Level: All ages
Cost: Regular exhibit & IMAX rates apply



Sensory friendly time at the MOST
Saturday, May 10, 2014
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM


Staff turns down the noise, turns off flashing lights, and shuts off the air compressors so people with sensory processing issues can enjoy the museum. The museum will also offer quiet areas where participants can sit, relax, and regroup. Cost: $5 per person for non-members, free for members.

This month, we will have a special Sensory Friendly showing of "Island of Lemurs: Madagascar" at 6 p.m. The volume of the soundtrack will be turned down, and the doors will be left open so people who are overwhelmed by the experience can exit the theater. Regular movie prices will apply. MOST members pay $6.50 per adult and $5.50 for children 2-17 and seniors 65 and older. Nonmembers pay $10 for adults and $8 for children 2-11 and seniors 65 and older.

Age Level: All ages
Contact: 425-9068 x2143


Special Sensory Friendly showing of 'Island of Lemurs: Madagascar'
Saturday, May 10, 2014
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM


The MOST is holding a special Sensory Friendly showing of "Island of Lemurs: Madagascar" at 6 p.m., during regularly scheduled Sensory Friendly Time. The volume of the movie's soundtrack will be turned down, and the doors will be left open so people who are overwhelmed by the experience can exit the theater.

Regular movie prices will apply. MOST members pay $6.50 per adult and $5.50 for children 2-17 and seniors 65 and older. Nonmembers pay $10 for adults and $8 for children 2-11 and seniors 65 and older.

Age Level: All


May TACNY Junior Cafe Scientifique
Saturday, May 17, 2014
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM


Monster Telescopes and How They Are Built

Ryan E. Goodson, owner of New Moon Telescopes, will discuss the history of the telescope made famous by Isaac Newton, the Newtonian Reflector, then then journey through time to the present day, when amateur astronomers can often be seen in fields with telescopes large enough to rival or surpass the size and quality of many professional observatories. Goodson will talk about how the telescopes are built, from the choice of wood to the installation of advanced electronics, finishing the discussion with what they are ultimately able to show us.

The presentation, which is sponsored by the Technology Alliance of Central New York, is aimed at middle school students with the goal of interesting them in a STEM career. A continental break fast is provided. Attendees must be accompanied by an adult, and both are invited to tour MOST exhibits for free after the event. RSVP to jrcafe@tacny.org by May 15 with the number of people attending.

Age Level: Middle school aged students
Cost: Free
Contact: jrcafe@tacny.org


Central New York Rocket Team Challenge
Saturday, June 07, 2014
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM


Teams of middle and high school students from across Central New York will launch high-powered rockets that they designed and built at the 11th annual Rocket Team Challenge. The event is held at Syracuse University's Skytop field, and the public is invited to come watch.

The MOST will distribute materials on April 3 and 10.

Age Level: Middle and high school students
Cost: Free
Contact: eventcoordinator@most.org


Sensory friendly time at the MOST
Saturday, June 14, 2014
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM


Staff turns down the noise, turns off flashing lights, and shuts off the air compressors so people with sensory processing issues can enjoy the museum. The museum will also offer quiet areas where participants can sit, relax, and regroup. Cost: $5 per person for non-members, free for members.

Age Level: All ages
Contact: 425-9068 x2143


June TACNY Junior Cafe Scientifique
Saturday, June 21, 2014
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM


Engineer Your Life: Redux

Howard Hollander, president of the Technology Alliance of Central New York and an engineer who retired from Lockheed Martin, will introduce and explore tips for preparing for careers in STEM fields inside and outside of school.

The presentation, which is sponsored by the Technology Alliance of Central New York, is aimed at middle school students with the goal of interesting them in a STEM career. A continental break fast is provided. Attendees must be accompanied by an adult, and both are invited to tour MOST exhibits for free after the event. RSVP to jrcafe@tacny.org by June 19 with the number of people attending.

Age Level: Middle school aged students
Cost: Free
Contact: jrcafe@tacny.org


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