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The Children's Museum of Science and Technology (The Junior Museum)
Ranked #4 of 21 things to do in Troy
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Troy, New York
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3 reviews
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“Great for the kids”
Reviewed 31 July 2013

Its hands on, not very large but the kids enjoy it. It is a museum on how to care for fish life and they can actually touch them. its interesting but don't think its something outsiders would really enjoy. local kids yes. goes too fast.

Visited September 2012
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Albany, New York
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Smaller than others but great for little ones”
Reviewed 29 July 2013

This museum is a bit smaller than some other children's museums but I think that is part of the charm. For smaller kids there is a lot less walking to do and with no stairs or elevators to navigate it is much easier to bring a stroller.
They have live animals, some of which the children are allowed to touch and visit with and the staff is incredibly helpful and friendly.
Better for toddler and pre-school/kindergarten age children.

Visited June 2013
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Bingham, Maine
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9 reviews
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“Small but cute”
Reviewed 26 April 2013

The museum is very small and for most of our visit during the middle of the day, we were the only people there. The staff was extremely friendly with our children which was nice. One of the major interactive displays was broken. Overall our young kids enjoyed it and learned something from the visit.

Visited April 2013
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Utica, New York
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5 reviews
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“Disgusting & Rundown”
Reviewed 17 March 2013

While there are some decent and modern exhibits (the Nano room mainly) we did not enjoy our first visit to CMOST and I guarantee its the last. The very first exhibit had broken parts and was filthy. I'm not talking didn't get cleaned after a day of heavy use, or someone forgot the day before, I'm saying it looks like it hasn't been cleaned since installed. A thick layer of dust and grim as well as cobwebs all very visible to the staff person sitting at the front check in desk. That alone should have tipped us off to the utter lack of upkeep and care. I could go on and on about all the disgusting play areas and broken run down displays, but I won't waste anyones time further. Do not bother with CMOST,

Visited March 2013
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West Hartford, Connecticut
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488 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
“small children's museum”
Reviewed 26 December 2012

the museum is modest in size and scope. Our younger children enjoyed the visit. They particularly enjoyed a live demonstration on differences between turtles. There were some interesting exhibits on different properties of light. The youngest also like a computer matching game.

Visited December 2012
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