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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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


September TACNY Junior Café Scientifique
Saturday, September 20, 2014
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM


TACNY Junior Café Scientifique features an informal discussion with a scientist, engineer or technologist every month during the school year. Talks are aimed at middle school students, who must be accompanied by a parent or adult. After the event, students and their parents are invited to tour the MOST's exhibits for free.

This month's topic is dark energy and features G. Scott Watson PhD, an assistant professor of Physics at Syracuse University's College of Arts and Sciences and an associate visiting professor at Cornell University.

Sponsored by the Technology Alliance of Central New York, the talks are 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science & Technology, 500 S. Franklin St., in Syracuses Armory Square. A light breakfast is served before the event. Please RSVP to jrcafe@tacny.org so TACNY knows how many people will be attending.


Age Level: All ages
Cost: Free



Drive Electric Week event
Saturday, September 20, 2014
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM


People and car dealerships will bring their electric cars to the MOST and park them in the bus turnaround and on the east lawn and in our bus turn-around. Experts will be on hand to answer questions.

Age Level: All ages
Cost: Free


Dreaming with Dinosaurs sleepover: members only
Friday, September 26, 2014 through Saturday, September 27, 2014
6:30 PM - 9:00 AM


Camp overnight at the museum the night before Dinomania 2014 opens to the public. Enjoy an evening of dinosaur activities: hunting for bones, reconstructing a dinosaur, working a dig pit as an amateur paleontologist and much more. Also included are an IMAX movie, evening snack, and planetarium show about the night sky that dinosaurs saw.

Each family will choose a place to set up camp among the dinosaurs, which will be deactivated for the night. We will provide a continental breakfast in the morning, and attendees are invited to stay for opening day activities.

Cost is $30 per person. Maximum 100 people; reservations required. Contact Betty Jones at (315) 425-9068 x2143 to reserve your place today.

Age Level: All ages


Dinomania 2014 opens
Saturday, September 27, 2014
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM


T-rex storms back into Central New York with Kokoro Exhibits amazingly realistic animatronic dinosaurs. Become immersed in their world and see how they lived and died. Add on a Space Dock experience and a viewing of the IMAX movie T-Rex: Back to the Cretaceous to make the day one your children will never forget.

Special opening day events include a talk by Bishop Grimes High School freshman and aspiring paleontologist Martin Welych-Flanagan at 11 a.m. and digging for dinosaur eggs that your child can keep.

Age Level: All ages
Cost: Regular exhibit & IMAX rates apply


October Sensory Friendly Time
Friday, October 10, 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


October TACNY Junior Café Scientifique
Saturday, October 18, 2014
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM


TACNY Junior Café Scientifique features an informal discussion with a scientist, engineer or technologist every month during the school year. Talks are aimed at middle school students, who must be accompanied by a parent or adult. After the event, students and their parents are invited to tour the MOST's exhibits for free.

This month's topic is creepy chemistry and features Neal M. Abrams, PhD, an associate professor of chemistry at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry.

Sponsored by the Technology Alliance of Central New York, the talks are 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science & Technology, 500 S. Franklin St., in Syracuse's Armory Square. A light breakfast is served before the event. Please RSVP to jrcafe@tacny.org so TACNY knows how many people will be attending.

Age Level: All ages
Cost: Free


Dreaming with Dinosaurs sleepover
Saturday, October 25, 2014 through Sunday, October 26, 2014
6:30 PM - 9:00 AM


Spend a night at the museum dreaming amid the dinosaurs! Enjoy an evening of dinosaur activities: hunting for bones, reconstructing a dinosaur, working a dig pit as an amateur paleontologist and much more. Also included are an IMAX movie, evening snack, and planetarium show about the night sky that dinosaurs saw.

Each family will choose a place to set up camp among the dinosaurs, which will be deactivated for the night. We will provide a continental breakfast in the morning, and attendees are invited to tour the full museum before leaving.

Cost is $40 per person. Maximum 100 people; reservations required. Contact Betty Jones at (315) 425-9068 x2143 to reserve your place today.

Age Level: All ages


CNY Bridges Build 'Em & Bust 'Em
Saturday, November 08, 2014
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM


Teams of students in grades four through 12 can learn engineering principles while building a bridge out of balsa wood. The bridges will be busted to test their efficiency by seeing how much weight they can hold before breaking.

Link to the bridges website for rules, registration, and a rundown of the event. Have a question? Contact the event coordinator.

Age Level: Students in grades 4-12
Cost: Free


November TACNY Junior Café Scientifique
Saturday, November 15, 2014
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM


TACNY Junior Café Scientifique features an informal discussion with a scientist, engineer or technologist every month during the school year. Talks are aimed at middle school students, who must be accompanied by a parent or adult. After the event, students and their parents are invited to tour the MOST's exhibits for free.

This month's topic is dinosaurs and features Linda C. Ivany, PhD, a professor of Earth science at Syracuse University's College of Arts and Sciences.

Sponsored by the Technology Alliance of Central New York, the talks are 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science & Technology, 500 S. Franklin St., in Syracuse's Armory Square. A light breakfast is served before the event. Please RSVP to jrcafe@tacny.org so TACNY knows how many people will be attending.

Age Level: All ages
Cost: Free


November Sensory Friendly Time
Saturday, November 15, 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


Polar Express Pajama Party
Saturday, November 29, 2014
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM


Start -- or continue -- a holiday tradition with the MOST's Polar Express Pajama Party. For the ninth consecutive holiday season, the MOST is bringing back "The Polar Express" on our six-story IMAX® domed theater.

Bring your children in their pajamas to partake in movie-themed activities, including a visit with Santa. Then enter the Bristol IMAX Omnitheater for a showing of "The Polar Express."

Polar Express Pajama Parties cost $4 per person in addition to the cost of the IMAX ticket. For MOST members, IMAX tickets are $6.50 per adult and $5.50 per child under 12 and senior age 65-plus. For nonmembers, IMAX tickets cost $10 per adult and $8 per child and senior.

To make a reservation, call 425-9068, ext. 2132, between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. But hurry! The parties are limited to 200 people, and they sell out quickly.

Age Level: All ages
Cost: Up to $12.50 for members, $14 for nonmembers


Polar Express Pajama Party
Saturday, December 06, 2014
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM


Start -- or continue -- a holiday tradition with the MOST's Polar Express Pajama Party. For the ninth consecutive holiday season, the MOST is bringing back "The Polar Express" on our six-story IMAX® domed theater.

Bring your children in their pajamas to partake in movie-themed activities, including a visit with Santa. Then enter the Bristol IMAX Omnitheater for a showing of "The Polar Express."

Polar Express Pajama Parties cost $4 per person in addition to the cost of the IMAX ticket. For MOST members, IMAX tickets are $6.50 per adult and $5.50 per child under 12 and senior age 65-plus. For nonmembers, IMAX tickets cost $10 per adult and $8 per child and senior.

To make a reservation, call 425-9068, ext. 2132, between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. But hurry! The parties are limited to 200 people, and they sell out quickly.

Age Level: All ages
Cost: Up to $12.50 for members, $14 for nonmembers


Sensory Friendly Polar Express Pajama Party
Saturday, December 13, 2014
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM


Start -- or continue -- a holiday tradition with the MOST's Polar Express Pajama Party. For the ninth consecutive holiday season, the MOST is bringing back "The Polar Express" on our six-story IMAX® domed theater.

Bring your children in their pajamas to partake in movie-themed activities, including a visit with Santa. Then enter the Bristol IMAX Omnitheater for a showing of "The Polar Express."

This day's party is reserved for people with sensory processing challenges. During the Sensory Friendly Polar Express Pajama Party, the IMAX sound system is turned down, the doors are left open for visitors who need to take a break from the stimulation, and the audience understands that there are children who may not be perfectly quiet.

Polar Express Pajama Parties cost $4 per person in addition to the cost of the IMAX ticket. For MOST members, IMAX tickets are $6.50 per adult and $5.50 per child under 12 and senior age 65-plus. For nonmembers, IMAX tickets cost $10 per adult and $8 per child and senior.

To make a reservation, call 425-9068, ext. 2132, between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. But hurry! The parties are limited to 200 people, and they sell out quickly.

Age Level: All ages
Cost: Up to $12.50 for members, $14 for nonmembers


Polar Express Pajama Party
Saturday, December 20, 2014
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM


Start -- or continue -- a holiday tradition with the MOST's Polar Express Pajama Party. For the ninth consecutive holiday season, the MOST is bringing back "The Polar Express" on our six-story IMAX® domed theater.

Bring your children in their pajamas to partake in movie-themed activities, including a visit with Santa. Then enter the Bristol IMAX Omnitheater for a showing of "The Polar Express."

Polar Express Pajama Parties cost $4 per person in addition to the cost of the IMAX ticket. For MOST members, IMAX tickets are $6.50 per adult and $5.50 per child under 12 and senior age 65-plus. For nonmembers, IMAX tickets cost $10 per adult and $8 per child and senior.

To make a reservation, call 425-9068, ext. 2132, between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. But hurry! The parties are limited to 200 people, and they sell out quickly.

Age Level: All ages
Cost: Up to $12.50 for members, $14 for nonmembers


Central New York Science & Engineering Fair
Sunday, March 22, 2015
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM


There's no better way to learn about science than by actually conducting an experiment. Students in grades four through 12 can get hands-on experience running an experiment and reporting their results at the 36th annual Central New York Science & Engineering Fair, set for March 22, 2015, at SRC Arena on the Onondaga Community College campus.

CNYSEF accepts science fair projects from students in grades 4-12 at public and private schools and homeschooled students located in Onondaga, Madison, Oswego, Cayuga, and Cortland counties.

Students interested in participating in the CNYSEF are not required to have had previous science fair experience. Everyone is invited to submit a project and qualify to win thousands of dollars in prizes, including full college scholarships.

Link to the CNYSEF website for rules, registration, and a rundown of the day's events. Have a question? Ask the event coordinator.

Age Level: Students in grades 4-12
Cost: Free


Central New York Rocket Team Challenge
Saturday, June 06, 2015
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM


Students in grades four through 12 learn about rocket science -- and physics -- by launching rockets as part of the Central New York Rocket Team Challenge, set for June 6, 2015, at Syracuse University's Skytop field. It's a sight to see as the rockets zoom into the sky, separate, and fall back to earth, sometimes in the open and other times in a tree.

Teams of between four and eight students build rockets from kits and decorate them. The rockets are loaded with an altimeter, camera, rocket motor and an egg astronaut for launch. College faculty and professional engineers judge the students on the quality of their construction, knowledge of the subject, how well they estimated their trajectory, and whether their "eggstronaut" survived the ride.

Due to high demand and increasing costs, we are limiting registration to two teams per grade level, per school up to a maximum of six teams per school. All registered teams must have a minimum of four students and all team members are expected to attend the June 6, 2015, launch.

Funding is available for 100 teams, after which we will create a waiting list. Priority will be given to wait listed teams who have no other teams from their school or organization registered. Schools can reuse a rocket from a previous Rocket Team Challenge or buy their own kit to add teams beyond the six permitted.

List to the event website for rules, registration, and a rundown of the day. Got a question? Contact the event coordinator.

Age Level: Students in grades 4-12
Cost: Free


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