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Magnet Exploration

Grades PreK-3 | Learn about magnetic fields and experiment with materials that are magnetic. Explore attraction and repulsion. Make magnets float.

  • Museum & Science Center
  • Inquiry Room Investigation
  • Pre K, Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade
  • Physical Sciences

Inquiry Room Investigation

Explore how magnetism shapes our world and the ways that magnets work in your favorite devices. Learn about magnetic fields and perform experiments to discover objects’ magnetic properties. Explore the forces of attraction and repulsion to make objects levitate!

In-person capacity may be limited in compliance with public health guidelines in effect on the day of your visit.


NYS Standards:
  • P-PS2-1 Use tools and materials to design and build a device that causes an object to move faster with a push or a pull.
  • K-PS2-1 Plan and conduct an investigation to compare the effects of different strengths or different directions of pushes and pulls on the motion of an object.
  • 2-PS1-1 Plan and conduct an investigation to describe and classify different kinds of materials by their observable properties.
  • 3-PS2-3 Ask questions to determine cause and effect relationships of electric or magnetic interactions between two objects not in contact with each other.
  • 3-PS2-4 Define a simple design problem that can be solved by applying scientific ideas about magnets.

How To Book

Need More Information?

  • Contact: Guest Services
  • Phone: 585.697.1942

When Is It?

  • Days Available: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Start Date: 09/20/2022
  • End Date: 06/22/2023
  • Program Length: 50 min.
  • Earliest Start Time: 10am

Who Should Attend?

  • Grades: Pre K, Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade
  • Minimum Attendance: 15
  • Maximum Attendance: 25

How Much Does It Cost?

  • Museum Group Admission: $10 per person; PLUS: $5 additional per person program charge; 1 free adult with every 5 students; RMSC Member Adults free
  • Minimum Student Charge: 15 students