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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 #5 of 7 Attractions in Troy
Type: Children's Museums
Traveler Description: CMOST - The Children's Museum of Science and Technology - opened at its new location in the Rensselaer Technology Park in 2004 after 50 years in... more »
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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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Denver, CO
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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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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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9 helpful votes 9 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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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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Utica, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

While there are some decent and modern exhibits (the Nano room mainly) we did not enjoy our first visit to CMOST and I guarantee its the last. The very first exhibit had broken parts and was filthy. I'm not talking didn't get cleaned after a day of heavy use, or someone forgot the day before, I'm saying it looks like... More

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

the museum is modest in size and scope. Our younger children enjoyed the visit. They particularly enjoyed a live demonstration on differences between turtles. There were some interesting exhibits on different properties of light. The youngest also like a computer matching game.

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