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Workshops

The MOST offers 45-minute hands-on workshops for groups of up to 24 held at the Museum. These immersive investigative sessions feature demonstrations and related hands-on activities, and all meet New York State and Next Generation Science Standards.

Workshop programs listed below can be tailored to any age group, and MOST educators are capable of creating a program on any additional scientific topic.

Potions Class

Explore elements, mixtures, and chemical reactions in this “magical” workshop experience.

New York State Next Generation Science Standards

  • PS1.B
  • MS-PS1-2
  • HS-PS1-11

Kitchen Science

Learn how simple ingredients from home can reveal the hidden chemistry at work all around us — especially in the kitchen!

New York State Next Generation Science Standards

  • PS1.B
  • MS-PS1-2
  • HS-PS1-11

Fun With Fossils

Become a paleontologist with hands-on exploration of real and replica fossils from the MOST’s collection! Discover what we know about ancient animals (and how we know it!), and make your own fossils to take home.

New York State Next Generation Science Standards

  • 3-LS4-1
  • LS4.A
  • MS-LS4-1
  • MS-ESS2-3
  • MS-ESS1-4

Balloon Science

Explore a variety of science concepts using balloons, including sound, rockets, hovercrafts, and expanding gases.

New York State Next Generation Science Standards

  • 1-PS4-1
  • 2-PS1-1
  • 5-PS1-1
  • 5-PS1-3
  • MS-PS1-4
  • MS-PS1-7

Catapults

Learn about the engineering design process and Newton’s Three Laws of Motion while building miniature catapults and experiencing a trebuchet launch.

New York State Next Generation Science Standards

  • K-PS2-1
  • K-PS2-2
  • 3-PS2-2
  • MS-PS2-1
  • MS-PS2-2
  • MS-PS2-4
  • HS-PS2-1

DNA Extraction

Learn the fundamentals of DNA structure while extracting DNA from a strawberry. Each participant leaves the workshop with a DNA sample.

New York State Next Generation Science Standards

  • 3-LS1-1
  • 3-LS3-1
  • MS-LS1-7
  • MS-LS3-2
  • MS-LS4-4
  • HS-LS1-1
  • HS-LS3-1

Ice Balloons

Learn about the relative properties of water, water vapor, and ice while exploring ice balloons. Investigate and find out how it will behave when introduced to different materials.

New York State Next Generation Science Standards

  • K-PS1-1
  • 2-PS1-1
  • 2-PS1-4
  • 5-PS1-2
  • 5-PS1-3
  • 5-PS1-4
  • MS-PS1-4
  • MS-PS1-7
  • HS-PS1-4
  • HS-PS1-5
  • HS-PS3-2

Cost

  • Workshops at the Museum start at $350 and must be booked at least three weeks in advance with our guest services team.