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Museum of Innovation and Science

Address: 15 Nott Terrace Heights, Schenectady, NY 12308
Phone Number: (518) 382-7890
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Type: Science Museums, Museums
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Type: Science Museums, Museums
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Schenectady, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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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101 reviews 101 reviews
22 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
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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145 reviews 145 reviews
26 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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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102 reviews 102 reviews
36 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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Schenectady, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Good museum to take the kids (and grownups). Interesting exhibits and not too overwhelming. There are some hands on exhibits. Good source of research material if you are interested in GE

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Round Rock, Texas, United States
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146 reviews 146 reviews
28 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

This was something I'd heard a lot about, and made sure to stop by the next time I was going to be in the NY capital district region (July 2013). I'd been to other planetariums and science museums, so I wasn't sure what I was going to get. The driveway seemed out-of-the-way, and the building small. The layout was very... More 

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Schenectady
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Basically the same when I was child--in 80's…Needs a major overhaul and modern upgrades. The constellation show still has Mr. Rogers from the 1970's…. upgrade-upgrade-upgrade

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Plattsburgh, New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

My husband and I (our children are grown) came to kill some time one afternoon. The place is soooo much fun! We are both engineers, and totally appreciate the physics concepts that are being creatively introduced. I'm especially happy it was not crowded, and we joyfully scampered from display to display. We spent two hours just in the display area... More 

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Hanover, Massachusetts
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

I visited this museum with my 8,11 & 15 year old children because a relative wanted to see the butterfly exhibit. The museum seems like it is mainly for younger children than my own but we still had a good time. There was enough to do to keep us busy for about 2 hours. The butterfly exhibit is small and... More 

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

We went for a birthday party and saw the dinosaur exhibit. We returned a month or two later to see the train and toy exhibit. They keep things changing pretty well. The place is small and they rely on repeat visitors so they need to keep it fresh. The planetarium is good. I think I enjoyed that more than the... More 

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