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Address: 500 S Franklin St, Syracuse, NY 13202
Phone Number: 315 425 9068
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Description: A museum that features hand-on exhibits in a broad range of scientific...
A museum that features hand-on exhibits in a broad range of scientific areas, including physics, the universe and space travel, computers and telecommunications, the environment and more. The museum also includes New York State's only Full-Dome IMAX Omnitheater.
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As a Canadian traveler, I wasn't sure what to expect. This went above my expectations and I can't wait to go back!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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Ottawa, Canada
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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

As a Canadian traveler, I wasn't sure what to expect. This went above my expectations and I can't wait to go back!

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Potsdam, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

Visiting the area with friends and their children. We enjoyed our MOST visit, particular the younger kids.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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62 reviews 62 reviews
25 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Boring, outdated and boring. This could not keep our 7-year-old and 11-year-old engaged. It took us longer to find a parking spot than it did to get through this museum. What a waste of time and money.

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Ithaca, NY
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82 reviews 82 reviews
45 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My granddaughter, aged 7 really enjoyed the museum. We saw Imax movies and she spent most of the day just playing and exploring. I don't know if she learned very much, but she had a great time. The building is old and fairly dark (and we saw a mouse in the gift shop), but it was still a happy day.

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Barhaven , Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I loved it all. It was full of hands on stuff and had items of interest for both young and old. It is a large building and kept us moving, but well laid out. The exhibits were top notch and we had a good time. Lots to see and after 2 hours we could have stayed longer, but had an... More 

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Farmingville, New York
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70 reviews 70 reviews
23 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

There is much to do at this museum for all ages of children as well as adults. There is a large variety of subjects laid out in a very nice flow. Even though we went on a snowy cold day in February and there were a lot of people in attendance it never got crowded and there was never more... More 

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

We're very glad that you came and enjoyed the museum! And thanks for providing some directions on how to get to the Trolley Lot. We're hoping the county will put up a sign directing people there. More 

Kirkville, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

The MOST Museum as it is commonly called is a fantastic place to bring the family especially school aged children to spend a day downtown no matter the weather. When the snow is falling in Syracuse you can easily spend all day here with their interactive exhibits and displays. The Museum has undergone several changes to create new and exciting... More 

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

We're glad that you enjoyed our museum and all it has to offer. We agree: There nothing like seeing a movie in our IMAX theater, the only domed IMAX in Upstate New York and one of only 60 in the world. We'd just like to add that there is free parking in the Trolley Lot, which is located behind the... More 

Syracuse, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We love this museum. Great exhibits, has an IMAX and something interactive for everyone. A definite place to visit in Syracuse for the young and old.

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

Thank you! We also think the MOST has something to offer people of all ages. Currently, adults will really appreciate our current exhibit, Extreme Deep: Mission to the Abyss. Pair it with a showing of "Volcanoes of the Deep Sea," which is shown at 1 p.m. every day we are open, and you will experience a deep-sea adventure. Look for... More 

Syracuse, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I visited the MOST last weekend with my mentee, an energetic twelve year old. She was excited to visit, despite the fact that she had just been the previous weekend. We paid for tickets to the IMAX movie, not to the entire museum, but we stopped to look at the exhibits on the way to the theater. The exhibits and... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015 via mobile

It was really terrible. We're a young family with two boys and we're always going to aquariums, zoos, museums. This one was the worst we've been to! Having recently moved to New York, we wanted to check out the MOST right away and we were completely disappointed. Way overpriced, old, dingy exhibits and the day we visited there was some... More 

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

I'm sorry that you feel your visit was a waste of money. It's unfortunate that you came on a day when we had an event that filled the museum. You really should consider coming back. Since April, we have upgraded two permanent exhibits, the helicopter simulator and Magic Planet, and added two more, Space Dock and Rotary TOPO Theater. You... More 

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