Now open every day during summer

Summer of Science

Get ready for a summer filled with exciting science camps, classes, and a partial solar eclipse at the Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science & Technology!

The MOST’s Summer of Science, sponsored by SRC, Inc., kicks off June 26 with extended hours: The museum will be open seven days a week through Aug. 27. Every week will have a different theme, and educators will present demonstrations and hands-on activities keyed to that theme.

To keep kids learning, the MOST is offering more science camps than ever on different topics throughout the summer, including Honeywell Summer Science Week. Click here to sign up for one of our summer camps. New 45-minute Saturday Special Workshops are interactive classes being offered each week at 2 p.m. and focus on topics under the themes. These Saturday classes are limited to 50 attendees and cost a nominal $3 per person fee.

The MOST is hosting two special events this summer on the MOST lawn: the July 26 return of The Boys of Summer Wiffle Ball tournament featuring players from the Syracuse Chiefs, which is free to watch, and a free Summer of Science Social on Aug. 21.

Here is our complete summer schedule:

July 17 to 23: Science of the Seas

  • Demonstration: Tour the Cave and visit our coral reef tank
  • Hands-on activities: Learn about sharks and their role in the environment, make a tote out of an old T-shirt
  • Saturday Special Workshop: Learn how ocean animals adapt to their environment, take a guided tour of Coral Reef Adventure in the Earth Science Discovery Cave

July 24-30: Science of Forensic Analysis

  • Demonstration: Fun with chemistry – polymers
  • Hands-on activities: Paper chromatography, invisible ink, and analyze your fingerprints
  • Saturday Special Workshop: Learn about forensic analysis by identifying fingerprints, taking lip prints, identifying different kinds of ink, and more
  • Camp: July 24-28, Myths, Legends & Superheroes
  • Special event: July 26, The Boys of Summer meet Summer of Science for a biennial Wiffle Ball game with the Syracuse Chiefs

July 31 to Aug. 6: Science of Flight & Space

  • Demonstration: Learn about air pressure with ping-pong balls and balloons
  • Hands-on activities: Design a better paper airplane or a lunar lander
  • Saturday Special Workshop: Touch a meteorite, make your own constellation, and more astronomy activities
  • Camp: July 31 to Aug. 4, A MOST Perplexing Mystery

Aug. 7 to 13: MAKE Week

  • Demonstration: 3-D printing
  • Hands-on activities: Educator-led activities in the MAKE exhibit
  • Saturday Special Workshop: Learn how catapults work by building one, then watch the launch of a trebuchet
  • Camp: Inventor’s Workshop SOLD OUT!

Aug. 8 to 20: Science of MOST’s Classic Exhibits

  • Demonstration: Optical illusions
  • Hands-on activities: Make a flip book and learn about Bernoulli’s principle
  • Saturday Special Workshop: Learn about nano science, light science, magnets and electricity

Aug. 21-27: Science of the Solar System

  • Demonstration: Modeling solar and lunar eclipses
  • Hands-on activities: Experiment with a solar bead monitor, make a piece of jewelry made from solar beads, model lunar and solar eclipses
  • Saturday Special Workshop: Learn how all energy on Earth comes from the sun, the importance of our location in the solar system, and more
  • Special event: Aug. 21, noon to 3 p.m., free Summer of Science Social outside on the MOST’s east lawn will focus on that day’s solar eclipse and how to safely view it. Local viewing begins at 1:17 p.m. and the eclipse will reach its maximum at 2:38 p.m.

Thank you to our generous sponsor!

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