Schenectady’s MiSci Announces Reopening, New Exhibits


Schenectady’s MiSci Announces Reopening, New Exhibits


Schenectady MiSci, which has been closed since the pandemic, will be reopening in coming months with three brand new exhibits to enjoy.

The Museum of Innovation and Science has announced that they will be reopening to the public on June 5th, according to the Daily Gazette.

“We are delighted to welcome visitors back [to] the Museum,” said miSci President Gina C. Gould, in a statement. “We have been planning the reopening for months and are excited about presenting several new exhibits and a full lineup of on-site summer classes.”

The three new exhibits will be: Goose Bumps! The Science of Fear, New York’s World Fairs, and Schenectady Inventors that Changed the World.

Goose Bumps! The Science of Fear explores the universal emotion that can save our lives. Through fun, interactive challenges and immersive environments, visitors can safely experience fear and discover the science behind their physical and emotional responses. The exhibition was developed by the California Science Center and includes information based on the current research on neurobiology, physiology, and psychology. Fun for all ages!

New York’s World’s Fairs The New York World’s Fairs of 1939 and 1964 were landmark events in the lives of millions. Explore through photographs and films, the major attractions General Electric created for both fairs including the 10-million-volt Steinmetz Hall lightning generator, and the groundbreaking Progressland building that was designed in partnership with Walt Disney and featured the first public demonstration of nuclear fusion. 

Schenectady Inventors that Changedthe World Explore a rotating display of inventions from Schenectady that changed the world, from the first home appliances and televisions to power generation and medical imaging devices. The exhibit features unique artifacts from miSci’s collection including the world’s first synthetic diamond; a prototype mechanical television from 1928; and some of the first electric appliances ever produced. 

To see more details on the upcoming exhibits, including the return of interactive mini golf, as well as to register for summer classes, check out their website.

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