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Address: 15 Nott Terrace Heights, Schenectady, NY 12308
Phone Number: (518) 382-7890
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Fun for young at heart!

Lots of fun for two adults! Went on a Monday and got to play with all hands-on displays. The butterflies were cool and the Sound exhibit was excellent. Didn't get to see the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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Niskayuna, New York
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91 reviews 91 reviews
30 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

miSci has undergone an amazing transformation with new exhibits and now the Challenger Learning Center. There is so much for the whole family to do and people of all ages.

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Ballston Spa, New York
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27 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This is a can't miss place for people with children. We have a 3 and 5 year old and they have fun every time we visit. This time the Butterfly House was up and it was a great way to get up close to butterflys. We saw a planetarium show geared towards 3-7 year olds, but it was fun for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Lots of fun for two adults! Went on a Monday and got to play with all hands-on displays. The butterflies were cool and the Sound exhibit was excellent. Didn't get to see the planetarium show due to timing but would have. An excellent couple of hours!

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Lancaster, New Hampshire
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I happened by miSci last week; the first visit in over a year, and was pleasantly surprised! The Butterfly House made for a great spring-like experience, the new and comfy seats in the planetarium are a fabulous addition - as is the digital projector! - and the construction is well underway for the long-awaited Challenger Learning Center space flight experiential... More 

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Waterford, New York
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59 reviews 59 reviews
28 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Sure, it's probably meant for kids, but my sister and I had a blast! We tried a lot of the hands on displays. Learned a lot about sound! Saw a great show in the planetarium. I'll admit, it wasn't what I expected, but it was fun just the same. The butterfly house was amazing. Thought I'd be cool if they... More 

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Texas
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49 reviews 49 reviews
18 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I saw loads of kids at this place and I get the impression they all thoroughly enjoyed themselves. As a young adult with an intimate friend, we had a great time looking through the interesting artifacts heavily based on local innovations and technology. The planetarium show had horrible graphics but had amazingly comfortable seats and the short star show at... More 

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Schenectady, New York
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6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Loads to see and do; nice flow from one area to the next - kept my 4-yr old grandson enthralled. No dislike.

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Hannacroix, New York, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We took our 4 year Granddaughter here to see what it was all about, we were camping at Frosty Acres, about a 20-25 minute drive. There were a lot of exhibits for her -- and us -- to explore. A lot of them were just fun, some made Payton think and talk about what she was seeing and doing, like... More 

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38 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

More educational than the Children's Museum in Saratoga, which is more of a fun indoor playground with a minor educational focus. The Schenectady museum was petty fun, silly (human bodily noises exhibit such as burps, farts, explained in a silly but effective manner). There were interesting scientific technologies there, sponsored by GE. These exhibits were kid friendly. The small planetarium... More 

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Delmar, New York
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

My husband and I went just for the planetarium show. If you are a paying customer, you have to pay for the museum and the planetarium together, which for older adults, such as ourselves, would have been an exorbitant amount of money for a 45 minute show. Luckily, I had a free pass from our Albany region library system. This... More 

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