Science can be a frightening word, particularly when it's listed under "cause of death" and followed by three exclamation points. Overcome your fear of knowledge with today's Groupon to the Schenectady Museum & Suits-Bueche Planetarium. Choose between the following options:
- For $10, you get admission for two to both the Schenectady Museum and the Suits-Bueche Planetarium (up to a $23 value).
- For $30, you get an annual family membership, which includes free admission for one year and discounts on museum services, that covers up to two adults and all children under 18 living in the same household (a $65 value).
For more than 70 years, the Schenectady Museum & Suits-Bueche Planetarium has showcased innovations from the frontiers of science, technology, engineering, and math for curious minds of all ages. A full calendar of exhibits and live demonstrations facilitates understanding of science fundamentals, introduces visitors to new gadgets, and unearths complex equations mapping Einstein's hairdo from the vast archive of documents and photos. Enacting the museum's mission to provide experiential learning, the interactive exhibit Power Hour engages hands to reveal the earth's invisible forces and drops jaws with inventions such as the bridge of fire, and investigators of all ages conduct lively experiments in the Fetch! Lab, where the scientific method––much like Bob Barker––is kept alive by a vibrant game-show setting. The planetarium pinpoints 8,500 stars and 24 constellations with one of only 12 GOTO Star Machines in the nation, augmenting mechanical illumination with human insight during seasonal sky tours and humorous stories from the Cowboy Astronomer.
Membership immerses craniums in science with unlimited access to the Schenectady Museum and free admission to other science centers and museums in New York via the Empire State Museums Reciprocal Membership Program and a large wormhole discovered under the parking lot. Four passes to the Suits-Bueche Planetarium whet members' palates for a lifetime of mapping the heavens, and free monthly programs provide immediate information. A 10 percent discount on both birthday parties and Museum Shop merchandise fuels science-related celebration planning without forcing mom to bake a homemade freeze-dried cake.
Vale & Eastern Ave
15 Nott Terrace Hts.
Schenectady, New York 12308