Science Saturday
Science Saturday
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Schedule of

Saturday, May 6, 2017
Tickets go on sale Monday, April 3


Saturday, May 6, 2017
Registration opens at 10:00 am
Activities from 10:30 am – 3:00 pm


The Rockefeller University
1230 York Avenue at 66th Street
New York, NY

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Did you know?

White light
is a combination of all the colors
in the color spectrum

Schedule of Activities

Registration Opens 10:00 a.m.

Tent at the entrance to the University, located at
York Avenue & 66th Street

Morning Talks 10:30 a.m.

Grades K – 4
10:30 – 10:45 a.m.
Magnasco portraitMarcelo Magnasco, Ph.D.
The Rockefeller University
What Do Dolphins
Talk About?

Caspary Auditorium

Grades 5 – 8
10:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Jarvis portraitErich D. Jarvis, Ph.D.
The Rockefeller University
The Genetic Story of
Birdsong and Human Speech

Carson Family Auditorium

Lunch 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Abby Dining Room
Lunch will be provided free of charge. Vegetarian options available.

Ongoing Activities 10:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Collaborative Research Center (CRC), Greenberg Building

Demonstrations with Rockefeller’s Rock Stars

In Search of Dolphin
Marcelo Magnasco, Ph.D.
The Rockefeller University
Mapping the Big Bang of Bird Evolution
Erich D. Jarvis, Ph.D.
The Rockefeller University

Interactive Learning Stations

Scientists will lead more than 30 learning stations with hands-on activities for students and their families including tasting an acid-base reaction by making fizzy candy, building paper rockets, extracting DNA from strawberries, and much, much more!

schedule brains shown by students

The Brainscape

Explore the difference and similarities of brains from different animal species and watch a sheep brain dissection!

Scientific Trailblazers Photo Booth

Using fun props, emulate your favorite scientists and strike a pose in our Science Saturday photo booth.


Community Partners

We are pleased to include  Curious Jane, DJ Ecotone, HYPOTHEkidsand The Makery, who will showcase their science programs and add to the do-it-yourself activities.

Richard Lifton, M.D., Ph.D.
The Rockefeller University

Parents & Science
Faculty Advisor

Bruce S. McEwen, Ph.D.
Alfred E. Mirsky Professor
Harold and Margaret Milliken Hatch
Laboratory of Neuroendocrinology

Parents & Science Leadership


Daniella Lipper Coules
Talbott Simonds

Steering Committee

Rebecca Anikstein
John Bernstein
Charles W. Caulkins
Karen de Saint Phalle
Blair Pillsbury Enders
Wendy Ettinger
Kathy Heinzelman
Tania Neild, Ph.D.
Ilona Nemeth
Marean Pompidou
Courtney Smith Rae
Loli Echavarria Roosevelt
Kimberly Kravis Schulhof
Roxy Zajac

Scientific Advisory Council

Evelyn Attia, M.D.
BJ Casey, Ph.D.
Myron Hofer, M.D.
Ilene Sackler Lefcourt
Margaret McCarthy, Ph.D.
Richard Nisbett, Ph.D.
Michael Thompson, Ph.D.

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