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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

The following list features all scheduled events open to the public.


Fizz, Boom, Amaze! MOST brings science to area libraries
Thursday, July 31, 2014
11:00 AM - 2:45 PM


Have you ever wondered what makes Pop Rocks explode and soda fizz? This summer, the Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science & Technology will answer those questions and more by conducting a series of experiments at Onondaga County Public Libraries in conjunction with OCPL's summer reading program for pre-teens and younger children, Fizz, Boom, Read.

During the MOST's Fizz, Boom, Amaze! 45-minute science program, educators will present up to a dozen experiments -- many that can be duplicated at home with household products -- that may fizz or boom, and definitely will amaze.

The program will be offered at 11 a.m. July 31 at Betts Branch Library, 4862 S. Salina St., Syracuse; and 2 p.m. July 31 at DeWitt Community Library, in ShoppingTown Mall, 3649 Erie Blvd. E., DeWitt.

Age Level: All ages
Cost: Free



Enjoy a week of summer camp at the MOST
Monday, August 04, 2014 through Friday, August 08, 2014


Participants will focus on entomology, the study of insects, during the morning and engineering space design in the afternoon. This camp will provide a hands-on introduction to building different design models, space, and the world of bugs. Through play and exploration, campers will be able to determine if their science future is at their feet or among the stars.

Camp runs from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and is limited to 22 children. A healthy snack is included, but campers must bring a lunch. A camp for older children is set for July 21-25. For more information on either camp, contact Corinne Mathews at (315) 425-9068 x2148

Age Level: Ages 7-10
Contact: Kelly Gardner, (315) 425-9068 x2121


Fizz, Boom, Amaze! MOST brings science to area libraries
Monday, August 04, 2014
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM


Have you ever wondered what makes Pop Rocks explode and soda fizz? This summer, the Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science & Technology will answer those questions and more by conducting a series of experiments at Onondaga County Public Libraries in conjunction with OCPL's summer reading program for pre-teens and younger children, Fizz, Boom, Read.

During the MOST's Fizz, Boom, Amaze! 45-minute science program, educators will present up to a dozen experiments -- many that can be duplicated at home with household products -- that may fizz or boom, and definitely will amaze.

The program will be offered at 1 p.m. Aug. 4 at Manlius Library, 1 Arkie Albanese Ave., Manlius.

Age Level: All ages
Cost: Free


Fizz, Boom, Amaze! MOST brings science to area libraries
Tuesday, August 05, 2014
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM


Have you ever wondered what makes Pop Rocks explode and soda fizz? This summer, the Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science & Technology will answer those questions and more by conducting a series of experiments at Onondaga County Public Libraries in conjunction with OCPL's summer reading program for pre-teens and younger children, Fizz, Boom, Read.

During the MOST's Fizz, Boom, Amaze! 45-minute science program, educators will present up to a dozen experiments -- many that can be duplicated at home with household products -- that may fizz or boom, and definitely will amaze.

The program will be offered at 3 p.m. Aug. 5 at White Branch Library, 763 Butternut St., Syracuse.

Age Level: All ages
Cost: Free


Fizz, Boom, Amaze! MOST brings science to area libraries
Wednesday, August 06, 2014
11:00 AM - 3:45 PM


Have you ever wondered what makes Pop Rocks explode and soda fizz? This summer, the Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science & Technology will answer those questions and more by conducting a series of experiments at Onondaga County Public Libraries in conjunction with OCPL's summer reading program for pre-teens and younger children, Fizz, Boom, Read.

During the MOST's Fizz, Boom, Amaze! 45-minute science program, educators will present up to a dozen experiments -- many that can be duplicated at home with household products -- that may fizz or boom, and definitely will amaze.

The program will be offered at 11 a.m. Aug. 6 at Fairmount Community Library, 406 Chapel Drive, Syracuse; and 3 p.m. Aug. 6 at Soule Branch Library, 101 Springfield Road, Syracuse.

Age Level: All ages
Cost: Free


Fizz, Boom, Amaze! MOST brings science to area libraries
Thursday, August 07, 2014
10:30 AM - 2:45 PM


Have you ever wondered what makes Pop Rocks explode and soda fizz? This summer, the Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science & Technology will answer those questions and more by conducting a series of experiments at Onondaga County Public Libraries in conjunction with OCPL's summer reading program for pre-teens and younger children, Fizz, Boom, Read.

During the MOST's Fizz, Boom, Amaze! 45-minute science program, educators will present up to a dozen experiments -- many that can be duplicated at home with household products -- that may fizz or boom, and definitely will amaze.

The program will be offered at 10:30 a.m. Aug. 7 at Skaneateles Library, 49 E. Genesee St., Skaneateles; and 2 p.m. Aug. 7 at Hazard Branch Library, 1620 W. Genesee St., Syracuse.

Age Level: All ages
Cost: Free


Fizz, Boom, Amaze! MOST brings science to area libraries
Friday, August 08, 2014
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM


Have you ever wondered what makes Pop Rocks explode and soda fizz? This summer, the Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science & Technology will answer those questions and more by conducting a series of experiments at Onondaga County Public Libraries in conjunction with OCPL's summer reading program for pre-teens and younger children, Fizz, Boom, Read.

During the MOST's Fizz, Boom, Amaze! 45-minute science program, educators will present up to a dozen experiments -- many that can be duplicated at home with household products -- that may fizz or boom, and definitely will amaze.

The program will be offered at 10 a.m. Aug. 8 at Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip St., Liverpool.

Age Level: All ages
Cost: Free


August Sensory Friendly Time
Saturday, August 09, 2014
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM


Staff turns down the noise, turns off flashing lights, and shuts off the air compressors so people with sensory processing challenges can enjoy the museum. The museum also offers quiet areas where participants can sit, relax, and regroup.


Age Level: All ages
Cost: Free for members; $5 for nonmembers


Fizz, Boom, Amaze! MOST brings science to area libraries
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
11:30 AM - 3:15 PM


Have you ever wondered what makes Pop Rocks explode and soda fizz? This summer, the Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science & Technology will answer those questions and more by conducting a series of experiments at Onondaga County Public Libraries in conjunction with OCPL's summer reading program for pre-teens and younger children, Fizz, Boom, Read.

During the MOST's Fizz, Boom, Amaze! 45-minute science program, educators will present up to a dozen experiments -- many that can be duplicated at home with household products -- that may fizz or boom, and definitely will amaze.

The program will be offered at 11:30 a.m. Aug. 13 at Jordan Bramley Library, White Memorial Building, 15 Mechanic St., Jordan; and 2:30 p.m. Aug. 13 at Beauchamp Branch Library, 2111 S. Salina St., Syracuse.

Age Level: All ages
Cost: Free


Deadline to submit entry for Build Your World toothpick-building contest
Saturday, August 16, 2014


The MOST is holding a summer-long contest that could earn you and your child a free family membership, $50 gift certificate, and a T-shirt from toothpick master Stan Munro. Build Your World invites you to build something -- anything -- out of toothpicks.

The contest is open to all ages and segmented into five categories:
-- Child in kindergarten through fifth grade with no adult help; eligible to win the grand prize
-- Child in sixth through eighth grade with no adult help; eligible to win the grand prize
-- Child in ninth through 12th grade with no adult help; eligible to win the grand prize
-- Family entries (all people who worked on the entry and live in the same household); eligible to win the grand prize
-- Group entries (a mix of ages, including adults, or an all-adult group, perhaps at the same workplace); NOT eligible to win the grand prize

The grand prize is a one-year family membership to the MOST, a $50 gift certificate to the Science Shop, and a Toothpick World T-shirt. Download the complete rules here. And good luck building your world!

Age Level: All ages
Cost: Free


August Science Social
Saturday, August 16, 2014
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM


Science can get messy, so MOST staff will bring it outside on the grassy lawn to the east of the Armory on Aug. 16. (Rain date is Aug. 17.) We're bringing out a bunch of demonstrations, quick science tabletop activities, and more in-depth hands-on activities that will show everyone just how much fun science can be.

Age Level: All ages
Cost: Free


Dog days of summer
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 through Sunday, August 24, 2014


Stay cool during the dog days of summer by enjoying the air-conditioned comfort of the MOST's Silverman Planetarium. We'll offer an extra chance for you to enjoy the cool night sky every day from Aug. 19 to 24, offering shows at 11:15 a.m., and 1:15 and 3:15 p.m.

Age Level: All ages
Cost: Free for members; $2 for nonmembers


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