Events Calendar

Featured Events

Winter Recess

Feb. 16 – Feb. 24

Spend Winter Recess at the MOST discovering, learning & playing all week long!

Amazon Aventure

NOW OPEN

M&T Bank presents: Amazon Adventure is your portal into the greatest aquatic biodiversity in the world as well as the largest and most biodiverse tropical rainforest on Earth! Experience the Amazon with Amazon Adventure!

CNY Science Fair

Sun., Mar. 31

The 40th annual CNY Science & Engineering Fair will take place on Sunday, March 31, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at SRC Arena on the Onondaga Community College campus.

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The 2019 science fair is open to students in grades four through 12, comprising a junior level for fourth- through eighth-graders and a senior level for students in grades nine through 12. Teams consist of one or two students. Students from the following counties are eligible to enter the science fair: Broome, Cayuga, Chenango, Cortland, Jefferson, Madison, Onondaga, Oswego, Tioga, and Tompkins.

TAP into the MOST

Fri., Apr. 12

Join us for the 15th annual TAP into the MOST, the largest beer, wine, cider, spirits and mouth-watering food tasting fundraiser of the year!

Rocket Challenge

Sat., Jun. 1

Join us for CNY Rocket Team Challenge at Skytop field on the Syracuse University campus as middle and high school students launch rockets in competition. Will their “eggstronaut” survive its wild ride into the sky?!

Feb
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Dolphins @ MOST
Feb 23 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am

Narrated by Pierce Brosnan, join a marine biologist and her two colleagues as they take a close look at these complex marine creatures in their native habitat, from the Bahamas to the seas of Patagonia. Experience how dolphins live and play, and unravel the mysteries of dolphin communication as you gain a new perspective on the lives of dolphins and their remarkable intelligence.

Zoo in the Sky Planetarium Show @ MOST
Feb 23 @ 11:15 am – 11:45 am

Zoo in the Sky explores the stories, myths and legends of seasonal animal constellations! Show is suitable for young children. This show changes seasonally. Be sure to check it out year-round!

COST:

  • FREE for members; tickets are required.
  • Exhibit admission and $3 planetarium show cost for nonmembers.
Amazon Adventure – IMAX @ MOST
Feb 23 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
Amazon Adventure tells the epic, true story of explorer Henry Bates’ fascinating 11-year journey through the visually stunning and biodiverse Amazon rainforest as a young man who risks his life for science in the 1850’s. Bates unearths the major discovery of the phenomenon of mimicry, whereby certain animals adopt the look of others that helps them deceive predators and gain an advantage to survive. Little known to the public, Bates made other crucial contributions to biology: identifying 8,000 species new to science and most importantly, putting the first ever case for the creation of a new species, which Charles Darwin called the “beautiful proof” for Natural Selection.
Runtime: 40 minutes

Amazon Adventure Official Film Website

Be the Orthopedist @ MOST
Feb 23 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Presented by Summerwood Pediatrics, the MOST’s ‘Be the Scientist’ allows visitors to learn, engage and explore the activities of a STEM professional on the last Saturday of every month. You receive an Explorer Card to track your progress through the program’s three steps: Learn, Engage, Explore. Earn your Explorer Card punch each month and win a mystery prize after 12 completed months!

FREE with exhibit admission! All are welcome to participate! Most suitable for children ages 6 and up.

This month, get hands-on with Be the Orthopedist!

Join Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists (SOS) at the MOST to explore the science of human bones and muscles! Analyze x-rays, model the human skeleton and its joints, and explore careers in the field of orthopedics, with giveaways, a photo booth, and demonstrations all afternoon!

Stage 1 – Model the Human Skeleton
Stage 2 – An Orthopedist’s Tools
Stage 3 – Orthopedist Photo Booth

Earn your Explorer Card punch each month to win a prize after 12 completed sessions!

Science Demonstration @ MOST
Feb 23 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

Experience a live science demonstration with a MOST Science Educator every weekend! Every month will feature a different topic:

February: What’s for Dinner?

  • What are some of the unique qualities animals have to help them eat? Join us as we take a look at animal skeletons to learn what adaptions help us in discovering what they eat.

March: How Small is Nano?

  • When things are nano-sized small, they act differently. What is nano? Come find out if things we are unable to see can actually make a difference in the way things behave.

Monthly demonstration themes subject to change.

FREE with exhibit admission!

Pandas: Wild at Heart – IMAX @ MOST
Feb 23 @ 1:00 pm – 1:40 pm
Pandas: Wild at Heart - IMAX @ MOST | Syracuse | New York | United States
Narrated by Kristen Bell, Pandas follows a researcher at Chengdu Panda Base in China, whose passion leads her to initiate a new technique inspired by a black bear program in rural New Hampshire.  What starts as a cross-culture collaboration becomes a life-changing journey for an American biologist who crosses an ocean to join her; a scientist from Inner Mongolia; and a very curious female cub named Qian Qian, born in captivity. Join Qian Qian on an exciting new adventure in the mountains of Sichuan as she takes her first steps outside her protected habitat, discovering her true animal nature even as she faces the challenges of the unknown.
Runtime: 40 minutes
The Big Dipper Across Cultures Planetarium Show @ MOST
Feb 23 @ 1:15 pm – 1:45 pm

The Big Dipper is well-known in many different cultures and has a unique story associated with it. In our newest planetarium show, you will hear the stories behind the Big Dipper from the perspective of different cultures. This is a great show for all to enjoy, especially the beginner stargazer.

COST:

  • FREE for members; tickets are required.
  • Exhibit admission plus $3 planetarium show cost per attendee for nonmembers.
Amazon Adventure – IMAX @ MOST
Feb 23 @ 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm
Amazon Adventure tells the epic, true story of explorer Henry Bates’ fascinating 11-year journey through the visually stunning and biodiverse Amazon rainforest as a young man who risks his life for science in the 1850’s. Bates unearths the major discovery of the phenomenon of mimicry, whereby certain animals adopt the look of others that helps them deceive predators and gain an advantage to survive. Little known to the public, Bates made other crucial contributions to biology: identifying 8,000 species new to science and most importantly, putting the first ever case for the creation of a new species, which Charles Darwin called the “beautiful proof” for Natural Selection.
Runtime: 40 minutes

Amazon Adventure Official Film Website

Hubble – IMAX @ MOST
Feb 23 @ 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm

Narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio, Hubble takes moviegoers on an unprecedented voyage through distant galaxies to explore the grandeur and mystery of our celestial surroundings. Experience never-before-seen flights through the farthest reaches of the universe, and accompany spacewalking astronauts on some of the most difficult and important endeavors in NASA’s history.

In May 2009, the crew of the Space Shuttle Atlantis launched a mission to make vital repairs and upgrades to the Hubble Space Telescope, the world’s first space-based observatory, 350 miles above the Earth. On board was an IMAX camera, operated by the shuttle astronauts. It captured stunning sequences of the five intricate spacewalks required to make those repairs, as well as close-up images of the effort to grasp the orbiting telescope with the shuttle’s mechanical arm at 17,500 mph, and one unexpected problem that threatened to sabotage the entire mission.

Runtime: 45 minutes

Orion’s Nightly Journey Planetarium Show @ MOST
Feb 23 @ 3:15 pm – 3:45 pm

Explore the winter sky by finding Orion and the other constellations around him.  Learn about the amazing astronomical sights; including planets, nebulas, and stars that are visible during the winter season. Recommended for ages 8 and older.

COST:

  • FREE for members; tickets are required.
  • Exhibit admission and $3 planetarium show cost for nonmembers.
Feb
24
Sun
Dolphins @ MOST
Feb 24 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am

Narrated by Pierce Brosnan, join a marine biologist and her two colleagues as they take a close look at these complex marine creatures in their native habitat, from the Bahamas to the seas of Patagonia. Experience how dolphins live and play, and unravel the mysteries of dolphin communication as you gain a new perspective on the lives of dolphins and their remarkable intelligence.

Zoo in the Sky Planetarium Show @ MOST
Feb 24 @ 11:15 am – 11:45 am

Zoo in the Sky explores the stories, myths and legends of seasonal animal constellations! Show is suitable for young children. This show changes seasonally. Be sure to check it out year-round!

COST:

  • FREE for members; tickets are required.
  • Exhibit admission and $3 planetarium show cost for nonmembers.
Amazon Adventure – IMAX @ MOST
Feb 24 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
Amazon Adventure tells the epic, true story of explorer Henry Bates’ fascinating 11-year journey through the visually stunning and biodiverse Amazon rainforest as a young man who risks his life for science in the 1850’s. Bates unearths the major discovery of the phenomenon of mimicry, whereby certain animals adopt the look of others that helps them deceive predators and gain an advantage to survive. Little known to the public, Bates made other crucial contributions to biology: identifying 8,000 species new to science and most importantly, putting the first ever case for the creation of a new species, which Charles Darwin called the “beautiful proof” for Natural Selection.
Runtime: 40 minutes

Amazon Adventure Official Film Website

Science Demonstration @ MOST
Feb 24 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

Experience science demonstrations with a MOST Science Educator every weekend! Every month will feature a different topic:

February: Eyes on Optical Illusions

  • What is an optical illusion? Allow us to trick your eyes, your brain, or possibly both at the same time. It’s not magic, it’s science! With each trick you will learn the science behind every illusion you experience.

March: Alice in Nanoland

  • What happens when Alice shrinks into nanoland? She finds out things are much different when you’re the size of a billionth of a meter. Discover and learn with an exciting video presentation hosted by a MOST Science Educator.

Monthly demonstration themes subject to change.

FREE with exhibit admission!

Pandas: Wild at Heart – IMAX @ MOST
Feb 24 @ 1:00 pm – 1:40 pm
Pandas: Wild at Heart - IMAX @ MOST | Syracuse | New York | United States
Narrated by Kristen Bell, Pandas follows a researcher at Chengdu Panda Base in China, whose passion leads her to initiate a new technique inspired by a black bear program in rural New Hampshire.  What starts as a cross-culture collaboration becomes a life-changing journey for an American biologist who crosses an ocean to join her; a scientist from Inner Mongolia; and a very curious female cub named Qian Qian, born in captivity. Join Qian Qian on an exciting new adventure in the mountains of Sichuan as she takes her first steps outside her protected habitat, discovering her true animal nature even as she faces the challenges of the unknown.
Runtime: 40 minutes
The Big Dipper Across Cultures Planetarium Show @ MOST
Feb 24 @ 1:15 pm – 1:45 pm

The Big Dipper is well-known in many different cultures and has a unique story associated with it. In our newest planetarium show, you will hear the stories behind the Big Dipper from the perspective of different cultures. This is a great show for all to enjoy, especially the beginner stargazer.

COST:

  • FREE for members; tickets are required.
  • Exhibit admission plus $3 planetarium show cost per attendee for nonmembers.

 

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