21 British American Blvd.
Latham, NY 12110
miSci Communications & Marketing Specialist
518.382.7890, ext. 297
Founded in 1934, miSci (formerly the Schenectady Museum) is the only science center in Tech Valley offering a multimedia experience for visitors of all ages and serving school children from northeastern New York, western Massachusetts and southern Vermont.
miSci has undergone a vigorous transformation in the past year, including a new name, new logo, new mission statement and a new director, Dr. William “Mac” Sudduth. Under Dr. Sudduth’s direction, miSci has hosted the first exhibit in a series of hands-on, interactive exhibitions from the internationally renowned Exploratorium in San Francisco (Seeing, now through June 2). Other recent exhibits, including Butterflies, have brought in record crowds and anticipation is high for the summer blockbusters Notion of Motion and Dinosaurs!
Currently on exhibition through October 14, THINK® created by IBM is an exhibit on making the world work better with the help of technology. This 1,500-square-foot interactive, hands-on exhibit engages visitors through a unique combination of experiences that reveals the ebb and flow of data in our daily lives through colorful visualizations of information from traffic, solar energy, air quality and credit card fraud detection systems. The exhibit shows how progress is made possible by a combination of people and technology and by the purposeful way humans have approached the process of innovation. The process of discovery used in the exhibit encourages visitors to see, map, understand, believe and act on knowledge.
In addition to temporary and permanent exhibits, miSci is home to the Suits-Bueche Planetarium and the only GOTO Star Projector in the northeast and is an official NASA Space Place. miSci’s archives include an extensive GE photograph collection, with more than 1.6 million prints and negatives; an archival collection with more than 3,500 cubic feet of historic materials; and more than 15,000 objects relating to the history of science and technology. miSci’s archives house an 1878 Edison tinfoil, which is the second oldest documented Edison tinfoil recording and the oldest playable American voice.
For more information, visit www.miSci.org