Summer of Science

Get ready for a summer packed full of exciting science exploration and discovery for EVERYONE at the MOST!

The MOST’s Summer of Science kicks off at the end of June and features a summer theme of space science! Every week, join us at the MOST for a different science theme as MOST educators present demonstrations and hands-on activities. Also offered throughout summer will be a Summer Movie Series in the Bristol IMAX Omnitheater (schedule below and here).

Throughout Summer of Science 2018, the MOST is offering an array of one-day and week-long  science summer camps on various topics, as well as Honeywell Summer Science Week, a FREE summer program open to students who have completed 8th grade. You can also find the MOST at your local Onondaga County Public Library this summer with our summer library program.

**The MOST will host its FREE annual Summer of Science Social on Thursday, August 2 from 2 to 6 p.m., featuring outdoor science demonstrations and activities from MOST Science Educators and many organizations in the community!**

July 18 to 22: Women in Space

  • July 18 @ 10 a.m. – Experience The LEGO Batman Movie in the MOST’s domed IMAX theater
  • July 19 @ 10 a.m. – Experience March of the Penguins in the MOST’s domed IMAX theater

July 25-29: Blast Off! Space Travel and Shuttle Launch

  • Hands-on activities: Explore lift and flight by making your own strawket (a straw-rocket!)
  • July 25 @ 10 a.m. – Experience The LEGO Ninjago Movie in the MOST’s domed IMAX theater
  • July 26 @ 10 a.m. – Experience Where the Wild Things Are in the MOST’s domed IMAX theater

July 30 to Aug. 5: Moon Madness! Lunar Phases, Moon Myths & Fun Facts

  • August 1 @ 10 a.m. – Experience Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in the MOST’s domed IMAX theater
  • August 2 @ 7 p.m. – Experience The NeverEnding Story in the MOST’s domed IMAX theater
  • SPECIAL EVENT: Summer of Science Social is on Thursday, August 2*! Enjoy a Moon Madness! theme with science activities and demonstrations outside on the MOST lawn from 2 to 6 p.m.
    • Games on a Roll: From 2 to 4 p.m., enjoy video games in a mobile video game theater featuring Xbox, Wii, WiiU, and PS3
    • Interactive moon activities station and LIVE lunar crater demonstrations
    • Meet with Dr. Jayeshkuman Das whose 2016 research analyzed lunar material gathered from the Apollo 17 mission to learn more about how the lunar surface formed

*In the event of inclement weather, rain date is Friday, August 3

Aug. 6 to 12: Space, Science Fiction & Pop Culture

  • August 8 @ 10 a.m. – Experience Iron Giant in the MOST’s domed IMAX theater
  • SPECIAL EVENT: On Thursday, August 9, the MOST will host is annual Savoring Science gala fundraising event

Aug. 15 to 19: Earth & Other Planets With Life?

  • Hands-on activities: Ice orbs and imagining life

Aug. 20-26: Our Solar System – Planets & Sun

  • Hands-on activities: Make a pocket solar system

Aug. 29 – Sept. 2: World Water Week

  • Hands-on activities: Join Onondaga County Save the Rain for World Water Week activities