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The Children's Museum of Science and Technology (The Junior Museum)

250 Jordan Rd, (in the Rensselaer Tech Park), Troy, NY 12180-8394
+1 518-235-2120
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Children's science lab

I have been to the museum many times with my students. It is a free range museum. That is that... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2015
443ann
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Troy, New York
Nice day with the kids

Close to my job and my son got a discount ticket. We enjoyed our time here and had a great day... read more

Reviewed 3 July 2015
Adam518
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CMOST provides an engaging, child-directed learning environment which enables children to learn and grow through play. Designed for children ages 18 months through the tween years, the Museum enables children to investigate, observe, analyze, and build in a pressure-free environment by pairing innovative educational tools and techniques with engaging exhibits and facilitated programming to support active learning. CMOST offers a unique suite of STE(a)M learning experiences including school and community programs; mini.make workshops; summer and vacation day camps; camp-ins; and daily Museum Educator facilitated activities that help children make important connections between science, the world and everyday life. Beyond the Museum, CMOST’s Traveling Programs feature hands-on STE(a)M activities, turning classrooms, libraries and community centers into learning labs.
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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250 Jordan Rd, (in the Rensselaer Tech Park), Troy, NY 12180-8394
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+1 518-235-2120
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Reviewed 9 July 2015

I have been to the museum many times with my students. It is a free range museum. That is that everyone can roam at their own pace. Along with browsing there is also hands on activities and lectures. The solar planetarium is simply exciting.

Thank 443ann
Reviewed 3 July 2015

Close to my job and my son got a discount ticket. We enjoyed our time here and had a great day. Lots to do and see.

Thank Adam518
Reviewed 19 May 2015

The live owls, the live lizards, fish, turtles and snakes are a huge hit with the 7 year old crowd. There is lots to do. It's worth getting a membership as it transfers to MiSci and you can visit both museums on one membership. Great...More

Thank MM B
Reviewed 6 December 2014

Looking for something really great for children and adults, go to the The Children's Museum of Science and Technology. We took the grand kids on a day when it was free. Everybody had a blast. They had a story time on nano scale how low...More

Thank Tedravelstheworld
Reviewed 17 October 2014

Excellent displays of a large variety to enthrall children of various ages. Thankfully the large reptile display is in a separate room. Grandchildren went in to view, while Nana stay outside the room.

Thank nanaNy
Reviewed 9 July 2014

Took my two eldest grandchildren (6 & 10) and both were entertained and intriged with the exhibits and activities that were available.

Thank SAK082014
Reviewed 17 June 2014

This is a great Children's Museum of Science and Technology in the Albany, NY area. The exhibits are great and they have a theatre which shows movies related to children. Great learning experience. Highly recommend.

Thank maijr1119
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Perfect for little ones on a rainy day. Small enough to get through it all, large enough for a great time. Staff was above and beyond.

Thank Anne B
Reviewed 31 March 2014

We went to this museum when we realized it was free due to our ASTC Passport membership from our local museum. I believe it's only $5 to get in anyway. It's very small, however our 6 and 8 year old were very happy to be...More

Thank mbflyflyaway
Reviewed 19 February 2014 via mobile

They've made strides to add some other rooms and more activities. Just a bit too small and lacking that real excitement factor. We will go back though the kids do really enjoy it.

Thank Brian S
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