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Museum of Science & Technology

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Address: 500 S Franklin St, Armory Square, Syracuse, NY 13202-1245
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+1 315-425-9068
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10:00 - 17:00
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Wed 10:00 - 17:00
Thu 10:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science & Technology is a hands-on...

The Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science & Technology is a hands-on science museum for people of all ages covering everything from Nano science to dark matter. We have hundreds of exhibits filling 35,000 square feet of space, as well as the only public planetarium in Central New York and the only domed IMAX(R) theater in New York state. Our mission is to be a pre-eminent science and technology center, inspiring all generations through hands-on education and entertainment. Have the MOST fun while you discover, learn & play!

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Two different groups of first graders from our school went on field trips and had vastly different experiences. The day the first group went did not have many other people there... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2015
Mary S
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Liverpool, New York
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Reviewed 1 September 2015 via mobile

Our ages ranged from 5 to 56 and we were kept busy the entire afternoon. The IMAX theater showed a movie on the migration of monarch butterflies and kept everyone's attention. Even the adults in our group (elementary teachers who've taught the life cycle of a butterfly) left with new information. Highly recommended for all ages.

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3 Thank Donna M
MOSTSyracuse, Public Relations Manager at Museum of Science & Technology, responded to this review

We're very glad your group enjoyed your visit. Thanks for the great review, and look for new and improved exhibits trhough the end of this year. More 

Syracuse, New York
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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2015

I've never experienced a heavy crowd here so this is a great stop! Some of the exhibits are aging and could use some TLC, but all around a good learning experience. A good winter (poor weather) stop as there is a huge indoor play center for the kiddos. Plus IMAX and good traveling exhibits also.

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2 Thank MrsDodge79
MOSTSyracuse, Public Relations Manager at Museum of Science & Technology, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your visit. Thanks for the great review! Maria Welych Director of Marketing & Public Relations Museum of Science & Technology More 

Liverpool, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2015

Two different groups of first graders from our school went on field trips and had vastly different experiences. The day the first group went did not have many other people there, so it was much better than the crowds the second group endured.

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1 Thank Mary S
MOSTSyracuse, Public Relations Manager at Museum of Science & Technology, responded to this review

Most school groups visit the MOST in May or June. For a truly exception experience, consider coming earlier in the school year. You can add on science demonstrations, experiments, or workshops for an additional fee, and our top-notch education department can work with you to fit it into your curriculum. We are all about STEM education and can help teachers... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2015

Great place for the whole family. When you want to feed your inner scientist and want to discover new and exciting wonders about the world. Great time for family's.

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1 Thank Brandon H
Burlington, Vermont
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2015

This museum is housed in a great historic armory, although we had trouble initially figuring out where the entrance was - we approached from the back side without knowing it, and there was no signage on that side. My kids (5 & 8) enjoyed the indoor playground structure and the flight simulator.

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1 Thank Momoftwo06
Syracuse, New York
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Reviewed 12 August 2015

There are many very entertaining exhibits for curious children over the age of 5. when they get bored they can climb to their hearts content until exhausted.

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Syracuse, New York
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Reviewed 12 August 2015 via mobile

Love the imax. Great place to spend a rainy or snowy day. Nice play place for the kids. We spent a food amount of time there. Nothing like the Strong Museum but not bad.

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Rochester, NY
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Reviewed 10 August 2015

We went to Syracuse for the day, and our 2 year old and 6 year old had a ball here. It wasn't crowded, and it took them about 90 minutes to zoom through all the exhibits, which was just right. Can't say I'd visit more than once or twice a year, but as part of a day trip or weekend... More 

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Thank ninjagenie
McLean, Virginia
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Reviewed 8 August 2015

Our kids, 9 and 12, were definitely occupied for a good while. The highlight for them was the climbing structure--they played hide and seek for an extended period of time. The kinetic sculpture was also superb--lots of fun to look at. F-14 and Helicopter simulators were rather disappointing--almost seemed as if they weren't working right, Dad loved the Air traffic... More 

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Fayetteville, New York
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Reviewed 7 August 2015 via mobile

So boring so dated that I feel like I just flushed money down the toilet. Save your money and take your kids to the Wonder Works at the Destiny Mall up the road

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1 Thank Bill H
MOSTSyracuse, Public Relations Manager at Museum of Science & Technology, responded to this review

I'm sorry that you didn't enjoy your visit. You recommend Destiny USA attractions instead, but what makes us different from WonderWorks (which bills itself as an indoor amusement park) is our focus on education. No only do our exhibits contain real scientific information, but we also offer live demos and more. (Yes, the Science Playhouse is an exception to the... More 

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