Title: Engineering, Fossils, Animals and the Brain Featured at RMSC in March
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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Engineering, Fossils, Animals and the Brain Featured at Rochester Museum & Science Center in March
ROCHESTER, NY—Visitors dive into many exciting aspects of the sciences during "Science Saturdays" at the Rochester Museum & Science Center (RMSC) throughout March. Families get together for a hands-on exploration of civil engineering, New York State fossils, vacuum science, animal tracks, brain science and birds.
Details about March programs are included below:
The Science of Building
Saturday, March 1: 11am-4pm
Visitors enjoy a hands-on experience learning about the science of building! Participants mix their own batch of concrete and try designing a bridge. In addition, visitors meet local civil engineers, see local projects and find out what civil engineering is all about.
Presented by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Rochester Section
Fossils of NYS
Saturday, March 1: 11am-4pm
Presented by the Fossil Section of the Rochester Academy of Sciences
Much Ado About Nothing: The Wonders of Vacuum Science and Technology
Saturday, March 15: 11am-3pm
Visitors see what happens when the atmosphere all around us is removed from various situations. How do objects fall in vacuum? Is there sound in vacuum? Can marshmallow peeps survive a vacuum? How do you generate a vacuum? Come explore and learn with us through hands-on experiments and tabletop demonstrations.
Presented by the Mohawk Valley Chapter of the American Vacuum Society
Making Tracks with the Animal Teachers and Anne Meade
Saturday, March 22: 11am-3pm
Every animal leaves tracks and signs behind them that can tell a story about who they are and what they did. Visitors are invited to join the Animal Teachers and Anne Meade to learn about tracks and the animals who made them!
Presented by the Animal Teachers and Anne Meade
Visual Illusions Reveal Mysteries of the Brain
Saturday, March 22: 11am and 12:15pm
Presented by Dr. Duje Tadin, University of Rochester Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences
Sunday, March 30: 11am-3pm
Join Paul and Megan from Birds Unlimited to learn about parrots and how to care for them. Get a chance to meet some of their birds and learn cool facts!
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 Math Midway exhibition (at RMSC through March 17) 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.