Experience hands-on experiments and lively demonstrations from local scientists. Science Saturdays programs are designed for you and your family to experience all the fun and excitement of science together. Science Saturdays programs are free with regular Museum admission. For group reservations and rates, call 585.697.1942. Programs take place in the Museum unless otherwise noted.
Science Saturdays are sponsored by Time Warner Cable.
Fun with Light
Saturday January 31: 12-4pm
Light is indispensible in our daily lives. Join optics students from the University of Rochester and explore fascinating aspects of light and lasers..
Presented by the Institute of Optics at the University of Rochester
Experiment with Optical Engineering
Saturday January 31 and Sunday February 1: 12-4pm
Light is indispensable in our daily lives. Check out some new exhibits being created by Senior Design students from the University of Rochester as part of the International Year of Light. Experiment with light and waves as you play with some of the newest exhibits being developed for the RMSC.
Presented by Optical Engineering Students from the University of Rochester
The Science of Building
Saturday, February 28: 12-4pm
Enjoy a hands-on experience learning about the science of building! Mix your own batch of concrete or try your hand at designing a bridge. Meet local civil engineers, see local projects and find out what civil engineering is all about!
Make a Fast Friend
Saturday, March 14: 12-4pm
Come meet greyhounds, hear all about their racing careers and discover how they transitioned into being a lovable family pet!
Much Ado About Nothing: The Wonders of Vacuum Science and Technology
Saturday, March 21: 12-4pm
Explore the fascinating world of vacuum technology. Take part in many hands-on activities that demonstrate the power of air. Now that's pressure!
Making Tracks with the Animal Teachers and Anne Meade
Sunday, March 22: 12-4pm
Every animal leaves tracks and other signs behind them that can tell a story about who they are and what they did. Come join the Animal Teachers and Anne Meade to learn about tracks and the animals who made them!
Visual Illusions Reveal Mysteries of the Brain
Saturday, April 18: 12-4pm
Calling all fans of optical illusions! Come and prepare for your brain to be fooled. Dr. Tadin will show you objects that disappear before your eyes, things which are not actually there, and colors that appear out of nowhere. Best of all, you will learn the scientific secrets behind this visual trickery.