Museum of Innovation and Science facts for kids
|Location||15 Nott Terrace Heights Schenectady, New York, United States 12308|
|Type||Science and technology; Regional|
miSci - The Museum of Innovation and Science (formerly the Schenectady Museum & Suits-Bueche Planetarium) is a museum and planetarium located in Schenectady, New York. miSci's exhibitions and educational programming focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics (STEAM). The Museum's President is Gina C. Gould, Ph.D., Vice President of Collections + Exhibitions is Chris Hunter, and Director of Grants and Special Events is Dan Beck.
Inside of the museum is the Suits-Bueche Planetarium. It contains a GOTO Chronos Star Machine, one of only 16 in the United States, which is capable of displaying 8,500 stars and 24 constellation outlines. The projector can show the sky from any location on Earth 100,000 years in the past or in the future.
Also located at miSci is a Challenger Learning Center (CLC). Opened in 2014.
The archives contain over 1.5 million photographs, making them the seventh largest collection of photographs in the US (not including the federal government). The archives also include 110 radios, 60 televisions, 15,000 patents, 5000 books, and 1000 films. Many of the items relate to the history of Schenectady and General Electric. The archives are open to the public with an appointment.
Hours and fees
mISci is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10am to 5pm and on Sunday from 12-5PM.
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