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The Children's Museum of Science and Technology (The Junior Museum)

250 Jordan Road, (in the Rensselaer Tech Park), Troy, NY 12180
518 235-2120
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Ranked #3 of 5 Attractions in Troy
Type: Children's Museums, Museums
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Type: Children's Museums, Museums

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Nassau, New York
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45 reviews 45 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Looking for something really great for children and adults, go to the The Children's Museum of Science and Technology. We took the grand kids on a day when it was free. Everybody had a blast. They had a story time on nano scale how low can you go. The reader was very good and kept going when obviously the topic... More 

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ny
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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Excellent displays of a large variety to enthrall children of various ages. Thankfully the large reptile display is in a separate room. Grandchildren went in to view, while Nana stay outside the room.

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Menands, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Took my two eldest grandchildren (6 & 10) and both were entertained and intriged with the exhibits and activities that were available.

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Albany, New York
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52 reviews 52 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This is a great Children's Museum of Science and Technology in the Albany, NY area. The exhibits are great and they have a theatre which shows movies related to children. Great learning experience. Highly recommend.

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Averill Park
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Perfect for little ones on a rainy day. Small enough to get through it all, large enough for a great time. Staff was above and beyond.

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Denver, CO
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We went to this museum when we realized it was free due to our ASTC Passport membership from our local museum. I believe it's only $5 to get in anyway. It's very small, however our 6 and 8 year old were very happy to be there. The front desk attendant gave them a scavenger hunt sheet of paper that kept... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

They've made strides to add some other rooms and more activities. Just a bit too small and lacking that real excitement factor. We will go back though the kids do really enjoy it.

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Troy, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Its hands on, not very large but the kids enjoy it. It is a museum on how to care for fish life and they can actually touch them. its interesting but don't think its something outsiders would really enjoy. local kids yes. goes too fast.

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Albany, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This museum is a bit smaller than some other children's museums but I think that is part of the charm. For smaller kids there is a lot less walking to do and with no stairs or elevators to navigate it is much easier to bring a stroller. They have live animals, some of which the children are allowed to touch... More 

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NY
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

The museum is very small and for most of our visit during the middle of the day, we were the only people there. The staff was extremely friendly with our children which was nice. One of the major interactive displays was broken. Overall our young kids enjoyed it and learned something from the visit.

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