Science field trips

Explore and Celebrate “Our Global Kitchen: Food, Nature, Culture” at the American Museum of Natural History

by Gina Martin

“Our Global Kitchen: Food, Nature, Culture,” the newest special exhibition at the American Museum of Natural History, delves into the complex and infinitely interesting subject of food and its role in human culture. The food system encompasses everything from history to science to culture, and […]

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Museum Membership Has Its (Reciprocal) Privileges

by Gina Martin

When we visited the Schenectady Museum of Science this spring, I signed us up for a family museum membership. At only $65 for a whole year, we get free admission to the museum and four planetarium show tickets for use any time, which is a […]

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Fun and Learning at Boston’s Museum of Science

by Cie McCullough Buschle

On our recent trip out to Boston we made time for a stop at the Museum of Science. Originally established as the Boston Society of Natural History in 1830, the modern MoS has over 500 interactive exhibits and over 100 animals. It started as a […]

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Up Close and Personal with the Fish at New England Aquarium

by Cie McCullough Buschle

Once home to the world’s largest aquarium tank, New England Aquarium still has plenty to boast about. There is a shark and ray touch tank, a tidal pool exhibit for touching and handling various sea creatures, an outdoor seal exhibit, and of course, an abundant […]

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Mucking About at the Mountaintop Arboretum’s Family Outdoor Awareness Workshop

by Gina Martin

With the weather being so wonderful this summer, I was inspired to visit the Mountaintop Arboretum in Tannersville, near Hunter Mountain NY, to check out their Family Outdoor Awareness programs, held every Friday in July, and every Saturday in August. My son and I attended […]

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Let’s Go to the Science Fair!

by Sandra Foyt

Would you like to help get kids excited about science? Next week, the Capital District Science and Math Club will host a Science Fair for Homeschooled Students on Friday, April 8, 2011 at the Empire State Plaza Concourse near the bus terminal, from 11 a.m.- […]

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Field Trip to an Operating Room at St. Peter’s Hospital

by Sandra Foyt

One of the many benefits of being married to an awesome ear surgeon is that when our First Lego League (FLL) team decided that they wanted to tackle the Body Forward Engineering Meets Medicine project, he was able to arrange a visit to the operating […]

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The Art of Science at The Children’s Museum of Science and Technology

by Sandra Foyt

What do ferns, snowflakes, and cauliflower have in common? Kids in the Art of Science class at The Children’s Museum of Science and Technology discovered that they all share fractal patterns.   Then, they explored these ideas in squishy, messy, hands-on art meets science projects. Fractal […]

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