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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
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Cocoa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 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 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 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 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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