The world will turn its eyes toward 2018 Winter Olympics host Pyeongchang, South Korea, next month as top athletes from around the globe execute remarkable feats of physical capacity. But observing the impressive abilities of the Olympians gains an added fascination when you learn the science behind the blade of a skate gliding over ice.
Rochester Museum and Science Center this weekend will present Science Olympics, at which visitors can learn about the physics, math, biology, and chemistry involved in the winter sports and compete in science activities. The program kicks off on Saturday, January 13, and continues through Monday, January 15, when schools are closed in observation of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
RMSC is located at 657 East Avenue. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. Included with admission: $14 for adults; $13 for seniors and college students with ID; $12 for ages 3 to 18; and free to members and kids 2 and younger. 271-4320; rmsc.org.