Mentor & Mentee Activities for Late Winter and Early Spring

What: Evening at the Institute  

Thursday nights are now FREE at the Albany Institute! Current exhibitions include Spotlight: Alexander Hamilton, In Motion: The African American Migration Experience, and Captured Moments: 170 Years of Photography from the Albany Institute.

Where: Albany Institute of History and Art, 125 Washington Avenue Albany, NY 12210

When: Thursday Nights (5-8pm)

Cost: Free! (on Thursday nights and First Fridays) 

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What: Giant Try It

Try It is a great opportunity to tour the Arts Center and do easy-to-learn projects in almost every studio! Instructors will be available to help you and your Scholar discover the digital arts lab (play with game design programs), clay (try your hand at the wheel), culinary (learn to make gnocchi and sauce), jewelry (pound a word into copper), and much more!

Where: Arts Center of the Capital Region, 265 River Street, Troy, NY 12180

When: Sun, Mar 19, 2017; 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Cost: Free!

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By NASA, ESA, and A. Simon (Goddard Space Flight Center) - or, Public Domain,

By NASA, ESA, and A. Simon (Goddard Space Flight Center) - or, Public Domain,

What: Night Sky Adventure – Updates from Juno at Jupiter  

Jupiter may be the largest planet in the solar system, but there is a lot of unknown information about Jupiter. What is the atmosphere like? What fuels the great red spot? Juno, a recent mission to Jupiter, will help us answer these and other questions. At this event, educators from the Dudley Observatory present astronomy lessons, planetarium shows and night sky viewing (weather depending). One or more telescopes will be provided for public use.

Where: Museum of Innovation and Science, 15 Nott Terrace Heights, Schenectady, NY 12308

When: Tue, Mar 21, 2017; 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Cost: Admission to miSci ($10.50/person; free for miSci members)

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What: UAlbany Art Exhibit

Explore two new exhibits at an Art Museum and expose your Scholar to UAlbany’s campus, all in one day! The current exhibits are Conor Backman: A Clock and Map Minute and Dave McKenzie: An Intermission.

Where: University Art Museum Fine Arts Building, 1400 Washington Ave.
Albany, New York 12222

When: Now through April 1; Tues 10am-8pm; Wed-Fri 10am-5pm; Sat 12pm-4pm

Cost: Free!

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