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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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Small hands on variety in local museum.

Tucked away county children museum.. Simple presentations of building supplies, variety of live... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Neal and Betsy B
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Halfmoon, New York
Small but good

We had a good time here with our two year old. Lots of animals which she enjoyed but not a lot of... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2017
lisetteae
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State College, Pennsylvania
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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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“pre school” (2 reviews)
“young minds” (2 reviews)
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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 3 weeks ago

Tucked away county children museum.. Simple presentations of building supplies, variety of live & staged animals, aquarium, as well as shells & microscope opportunities.

Thank Neal and Betsy B
Reviewed 8 October 2017

We had a good time here with our two year old. Lots of animals which she enjoyed but not a lot of exhibits. We were finished in less than an hour. The place seems a little run down, but a great concept to encourage young...More

Thank lisetteae
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

My kids enjoyed their visit. It was a great for an afternoon. Staff were really nice and answered all their questions.

Thank Jenn B
Reviewed 1 August 2017

Perfect for young children. I would not recomend for older kids (i.e. teens), but for families with young children it is wonderful. Lots of hands on activities which are a must with toddlers, pre-school, and elementary school age kids.

Thank reneemdoremus
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

I took my 3 year old daughter to fill in time. The price was great at $5 each. There was enough to entertain her for about 2 hours. She really enjoyed the building option in one of the play spaces.

1  Thank Traveler3040
Reviewed 25 May 2017

At one point I would have given this museum five plus stars. They no longer run great programs during school breaks and weekends. For example, we have dissected cow hearts and made solar ovens. Now it is mostly drop in do it yourself projects. They...More

Thank Sarah C
Reviewed 15 July 2016

My 15 month old loved looking at the animals and exploring the hands on museum. Clearly we kept an eye on her as there are some small items that could be considered choking hazards, but it was well worth our time and watching her learn....More

1  Thank leneyB
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

As museums go, this venue is small, but perfect for small children who enjoy hands on learning and attractions. There's an area with reptiles, a couple birds, a mock TV studio, magnets, kinetic energy display, and they also hold a variety of group classes that...More

Thank Nancy M
Reviewed 12 April 2016

It is a great museum for children with lots of hands on exhibits. The best section shows a lot of local animals and plants that I didn't know were even still around. My daughter and I now like to see if we can find them...More

1  Thank Brian M
Reviewed 20 February 2016

I took my daughter to the Museum and it is truly a Hands on Museum. There are so many things to such as their wild center that features many different reptiles, that include snakes, turtles, bearded dragons lizards & more, they have exhibits about technology...More

2  Thank Rich Z
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