Students from Mrs. Kristen Dinkels' class at Saint Gregory’s School in Loudonville enjoy miSci's train set-up on a school field trip. 

Photo: Kate Bunster

Holiday train set makes annual stop at miSci

By Kate Bunster Gazette Reporter While some people hit the stores on Black Friday to get deals on electronics, others headed to the opening day of miSci’s trains and toys holiday show. “We had an exciting weekend! The kids’ mouths…

Victoria Burr assists Tech Valley High School students inside an International Space Station replica at the new Challenger Learning Center at the Museum of Innovation and Science (miSci) in Schenectady on Thursday, May 14, 2015. (Patrick Dodson/Gazette Photographer)

MiSci launches Challenger Learning Center

BY KELLY DE LA ROCHA Gazette Reporter SCHENECTADY — A siren blared, a red light flashed and all heads snapped to attention. “Looks like we have an emergency,” mission commander Victoria Burr told the young astronauts in the space station….

Priscilla Sherman of Nassau, has a butterfly land on her head at the butterfly exhibit at MiSci on Sunday afternoon. (Marc Schultz/Gazette Photographer)

Spring flutters through MiSci

BY MATTHEW MCKIBBEN Gazette Reporter SCHENECTADY — The warm temperature and springtime feel inside the butterfly exhibit in the Museum of Innovation and Science lured dozens of visitors on a grey Sunday afternoon. While a light snow floated down on…

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Bonus science demos scheduled at miSci

SCHENECTADY — Learn about different methods of producing energy from renewable and nonrenewable sources from 12:30 to 1 p.m. Saturday August 17 and Sunday August 18. Then, from 1 to 2:30, visitors can try a hands-on experiment that will make…

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MiSci planning series of Teen Science Cafes

By REBECCA ISENHART Gazette Reporter SCHENECTADY — Zombies, space colonization, forensic crime scene investigation and artificial intelligence: If students planned their own curriculum, these topics might fill the pages of science textbooks in classrooms everywhere. At miSci, the museum of…