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

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Address: 250 Jordan Road, (in the Rensselaer Tech Park), Troy, NY 12180
Phone Number: 518 235-2120
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A great place for kids from toddlers to 4th grade

The live owls, the live lizards, fish, turtles and snakes are a huge hit with the 7 year old crowd. There is lots to do. It's worth getting a membership as it transfers to MiSci... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
MM B
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Saratoga Springs, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

From shorelines to the forest, this museum is great for kids. Live owls, fish and snakes as well as cockroaches bigger than you have ever seen (behind the glass). Education programs for the kids. Call first for schedules of events. The museum is not very large and if you can get your kids moving, two hours is more than enough.

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Cocoa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

A small but well done hands on museum for kids. There are different programs throughout the day. The kids can touch everything, educational as well as fun. I would say from 4 yrs. on is a good. It won't take hours and hours, but at least two, depending on the interest level of the child. Very friendly staff. $5 admission... More 

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Troy, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I have been to the museum many times with my students. It is a free range museum. That is that everyone can roam at their own pace. Along with browsing there is also hands on activities and lectures. The solar planetarium is simply exciting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Close to my job and my son got a discount ticket. We enjoyed our time here and had a great day. Lots to do and see.

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The live owls, the live lizards, fish, turtles and snakes are a huge hit with the 7 year old crowd. There is lots to do. It's worth getting a membership as it transfers to MiSci and you can visit both museums on one membership. Great for little scientists and nature lovers. They also do sleep overs for girl scouts/boy scouts... More 

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Nassau, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 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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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 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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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 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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