Archive for January, 2010

February Holiday Workshop

Monday, January 25th, 2010

Join us for a fun-filled week at SMLI!  During winter recess from February 15-February 19, the science museum will be having its February Holiday Workshops.  Be ready to start your engines on Monday!  You will be building and racing your very own car.  On Tuesday you will learn tricks with magnets, how sound works, see rainbows, and understand electricity.  It will be a “shocking” experience!  Don’t miss out on Crafty Science class Wednesday.  The projects will include tye-dye, rock jewelry, paper-making, Spin Art, and creating a picture frame that you can take home.   Thursday you will be sampling what astronauts eat, making a frozen treat, doing some candy chemistry, eating “dirt”, and building yummy structures.  Who can resist learning about science that you can eat ?  Spring is right around the corner, which means that we will be maple sugaring here at the museum.  On Friday, you will learn how maple syrup is made, listen to stories around the camp fire, and do some taste testing. 

Sign up for the workshops today!  Hope to see you soon!

World of Wines: A free Member Appreciation event

Wednesday, January 6th, 2010

World of Wines, the third installment of the Science Museum’s new Member Appreciation series, is less than one month away.  We are gearing up for the free event which will be held at the Museum on Friday, February 5th 6:30 - 8:30pm.  All members are welcome to attend this tasting and discussion about wine, from vine to glass.  Three experts will discuss eleven wines, including reds, whites, and sparkling varietals from California, Italy, and Argentina.  Guests will also learn proper pairing choices and enjoy suggested accompaniments. 

The evening will include an informative discussion, tasting, and a chance to mingle with other museum members.  To close out the evening, a wine basket will be raffled to a lucky winner.  Join the Museum staff as we explore wines of the world in the comfort of your favorite Science Museum with local experts.

RSVP and current member status are required to attend the event (limited to the first 50 responses).  Please RSVP by calling Rosemarie: (516) 627-9400 extension 10.  Guests must be 21 or over to attend.

This event is sponsored in part by Bottles Wine & Spirits of Port Washington, NY.