Title: Explore Robotics, Archaeology and Birds During Science Saturdays at the RMSC
Location: 657 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607
Date: Various—See below
Admission: Free with regular Museum admission: $13 adults, $12 seniors and college students with ID, $11 children (3-18), free for children under 3 and RMSC members
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Explore Robotics, Archaeology and Birds During Science Saturdays at the Rochester Museum & Science Center
ROCHESTER, NY—Visitors get hands-on with various fields and meet the local experts who practice them during "Science Saturdays" this October at the Rochester Museum & Science Center (RMSC). Attendees explore the world of robotics, dig into the wonder of archaeology and meet exotic birds.
Details on October programs are included below:
Saturday–Monday, October 12–14: 11am-3pm (Special extended program for Columbus Day weekend)
Explore the amazing world of robotics. Visitors can:
Meet high school students from FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics teams across the Finger Lakes region (on October 13 and 14) and learn about FIRST and getting involved at almost any age.
Control LEGO robots as they move across different terrains.
Learn about how local doctors are using robots to perform delicate surgeries and save lives.
See a display from the da Vinci robotics system and learn what it is and how it works.
Take various technologies apart at our take-apart station and see what is inside and how it works.
Get hands-on at a robotics station with our NXT robots and experiment with changing aspects of the robot so that it can do different things, like using an IR sensor to detect it's surroundings and automatically change direction.
Build robotic arms out of wood and connect hydraulic and/or pneumatic actuators at a hands-on station to learn how to give the arms motion and make them work.
Explore robotics in the Alien Worlds and Androids exhibition in the RMSC Riedman Gallery.
October 13: Presented by the Penfield FIRST Robotics Team 1511.
October 14: Presented by the Penfield FIRST Robotics Team 1511 and Spencerport FIRST Robotics Team 3015.
AIA Presents Archaeology Day 2013
Saturday, October 19: 11am-3pm
1pm: Michael Jarvis, University of Rochester, to lecture in the Bausch Auditorium on Bermuda in Microcosm: History and Archaeology at Smiths Island, 1610-2013.
The Rochester Society of Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) provides exciting information about archaeology and the AIA in honor of National Archaeology Day. Visitors are encouraged to celebrate archaeology and the thrill of discovery, as well as get involved with the local society and "dig" this field.
Presented by the AIA Society of Rochester
Sunday, October 27: 11am-3pm
Join Paul and Megan from Birds Unlimited to learn interesting facts about parrots and how to care for them. Meet some of their exotic birds.
Presented by Birds Unlimited
"Science Saturdays" programs allow community members to dig their hands into science, meet local experts and discover science phenomena in a relaxed, conversational setting. "Science Saturdays" take place on selected Saturdays, and occasionally Sundays, throughout the year and are sponsored by Time Warner Cable. "Science Saturdays" cover a wide range of science and technology fields and are designed for family members to experience together.
Programs are, unless otherwise specified, free with regular Museum admission: $13 adults, $12 seniors and college students with ID, $11 ages 3 to 18, free for children under 3 and RMSC members. Admission to the Alien Worlds and Androids exhibition is also free with regular Museum admission. For group reservations and rates, call 585.697.1942. Programs take place in the Museum unless otherwise specified. Check www.rmsc.org for updates.
Rochester Museum & Science Center (RMSC) includes the Science Museum, Strasenburgh Planetarium, and Cumming Nature Center. Offering experiences at the Museum with more than 200 interactive exhibits, Planetarium with a 65-foot dome and Nature Center on 900 acres, the RMSC stimulates community interest in exploration. In addition, the more than 1.2 million RMSC collection items tell the story of Rochester's past including its rich history of innovation and invention. RMSC receives major funding from Monroe County, where it is one of the top three most visited attractions serving children and families. For more information about RMSC, visit www.rmsc.org. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.