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Come to the MOST to discover, learn & play! Some links to help you plan your visit:

Next week is winter break week, so the MOST has lots of special hands-on activities planned. It’s also National Engineers Week, so a lot of the activities center on making such things as paper airplanes, aluminum foil boats, and origami that you can take home.

Saturday, Feb. 18

  • 9:30 to 11 a.m.: TACNY Junior Café Scientifique discussion of water-borne pathogens in the Space Gallery meeting room
  • 12 to 12:15 p.m.: Liquid nitrogen demonstration in the Galson Issues Theater
  • 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Learn about ham radios and why they’re still in use at the MOST’s ham radio exhibit
  • 2:30 to 2:45 p.m.: Meet a MOST animal in the Galson Issues Theater

Sunday, Feb. 19

  • 12 to 12:15 p.m.: Meet a MOST animal in the Galson Issues Theater
  • 2:30 to 2:45 p.m.: Liquid nitrogen demonstration in the Galson Issues Theater

Monday, Feb. 20

  • 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Learn about3D printing near the da Vinci exhibit
  • 12 to 12:15 p.m.: Optical illusions demonstration in the Galson Issues Theater
  • 1 to 5 p.m.: Learn how to control a VEX IQ robot near the da Vinci exhibit
  • 2 to 4 p.m.: Educator will choose among several activities, including making a wind turbine, playdough planets, or making and testing paper airplanes, in the energy exhibit
  • 2:30 to 2:45 p.m.: Fun with Chemistry – Polymers in the Galson Issues Theater

Tuesday, Feb. 21

  • 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Learn about3D printing near the da Vinci exhibit
  • 12 to 12:15 p.m.: Learn about Newton’s First Law of Motion in the Galson Issues Theater
  • 1 to 5 p.m.: Learn how to control a VEX IQ robot near the da Vinci exhibit
  • 2 to 4 p.m.: Educator will choose among several activities, including making a wind turbine, playdough planets, or making and testing paper airplanes, in the energy exhibit
  • 2:30 to 2:45 p.m.: Optical illusions demonstration in the Galson Issues Theater

Wednesday, Feb. 22

  • 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Either folding origami or making a thaumatrope in the front lobby
  • 12 to 12:15 p.m.: Meet a MOST animal in the Galson Issues Theater
  • 1 to 5 p.m.: Learn how to control a VEX IQ robot near the da Vinci exhibit
  • 2 to 2:30 p.m.: Learn how trebuchets work near the Be the Builder exhibit
  • 2 to 4 p.m.: Educator will choose among several activities, including making a wind turbine, playdough planets, or making and testing paper airplanes, in the energy exhibit
  • 2:30 to 2:45 p.m.: Fun with Chemistry – Polymers in the Galson Issues Theater

Thursday, Feb. 23 (please note special early opening)

  • 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.: NASA will live stream a series of talks by female scientists and engineers for Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day, which the MOST will show in the Galson Issues Theater
  • 11 to 11:30 a.m.: Toddler story time in Cosmic Connections, followed by an activity involving ice balloons
  • 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Either folding origami or making a thaumatrope in the front lobby
  • 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Lockheed Martin employees will run several STEM activities that challenge children to see everyday objects in a new light, including making hoop gliders and aluminum foil boats
  • 12 to 12:30 p.m.: Hands-on activity in the front lobby
  • 1 to 5 p.m.: Learn how to control a VEX IQ robot near the da Vinci exhibit
  • 2 to 3 p.m.: Syracuse model airplane club will demonstrate remote-controlled planes near the Be the Builder exhibit
  • 2 to 4 p.m.: Educator will choose among several activities, including making a wind turbine, playdough planets, or making and testing paper airplanes, in the energy exhibit
  • 2:30 to 3 p.m.: Hands-on activity in the front lobby

Friday, Feb. 24

  • 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Either folding origami or making a thaumatrope in the front lobby
  • 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Lockheed Martin employees will run several STEM activities that challenge children to see everyday objects in a new light, including making hoop gliders and aluminum foil boats
  • 12 to 12:15 p.m.: Meet a MOST animal in the Galson Issues Theater
  • 1 to 5 p.m.: Learn how to control a VEX IQ robot near the da Vinci exhibit
  • 2 to 4 p.m.: Educator will choose among several activities, including making a wind turbine, playdough planets, or making and testing paper airplanes, in the energy exhibit
  • 2:30 to 2:45 p.m.: Fun with Chemistry – Polymers in the Galson Issues Theater

Saturday, Feb. 25

  • 12 to 12:15 p.m.: Learn about Newton’s First Law of Motion in the Galson Issues Theater
  • 2:30 to 2:45 p.m.: Meet a MOST animal in the Galson Issues Theater

Sunday, Feb. 26

  • 12 to 12:15 p.m.: Meet a MOST animal in the Galson Issues Theater
  • 2:30 to 2:45 p.m.: Fun with Chemistry – Polymers in the Galson Issues Theater

In addition, the Rothschild Apothecary will be open at 11 a.m., 1p.m., and 3 p.m. every day, and the MOST will offer two planetarium presentations a day: Zoo in the Sky for all ages at 11:15 a.m. and Winter Sky for ages 8 and up at 3:15 p.m. We also are adding an 11 a.m. movie every day, “Coral Reef Adventure.”

All activities except the planetarium presentations are free with general admission, and subject to change.

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