Museum of Innovation and Science

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Museum of Innovation and Science

Museum of Innovation and Science
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
About
At miSci, all exhibits, programs, and events are designed with its mission in mind: to inspire people to celebrate and explore science and technology, past, present and future. miSci is home to an extensive Archive and Collection, a Challenger Learning Center, the Suits-Bueche Planetarium, and various special exhibits and programs each year. miSci’s vast Archives house more than 1.6 million prints and negatives from the GE Photograph collection; an archival collection with more than 3,500 cubic feet of historic materials; and more than 15,000 objects relating to the history of science and technology. Featuring dynamic exhibits, state-of-the-art space learning centers, standards-based education for K-12 classes and students, and special programming for teens, miSci offers patrons hands-on exploration while fostering an understanding and appreciation of STEM subjects and careers.
Suggested duration
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NYAnge53
Upstate, NY204 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
So glad I read about this place, tucked away but so worth the trip. Hands on for all ages. Make sure you see Mission Control. All the staff was helpful and friendly.
Written June 23, 2019
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Kismet
Scotia, NY26 contributions
May 2019 • Solo
The MiSci Museum is here to stay. This educational, entertainment center offers exhibits for the young and old. Various times of the year there are "after-hours" events for adults over 21 with beer, wine, and hard cider. The next events are July 19 and November 8. Check out the MiSci today. You and the kids will love it!
Written May 15, 2019
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Maltipoo16
New York791 contributions
Jun 2018 • Family
I study neuroscience and thought that the brain section of the museum was very interesting and very informative. Also really enjoyed the GE exhibit. Was upset that we did not get to go into the planetarium, but otherwise, was a good visit.
Written February 9, 2019
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FellowTraveler76482
6 contributions
Jun 2018 • Couples
Fascinating permanent and temporary exhibits .Excellent educational programs for schools in the surrounding counties Everyone loves the planetarium.
Written November 6, 2018
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mwooduk
Miami, FL7,563 contributions
Aug 2018 • Family
Fabulous museum - very friendly staff. Free lunch for the kids in the summer too! Museum was so good with excellent hands on activities - we kept a 4,6,8 and 9 year old occupied for two hours, then went to the planetarium to see the space show which was great. Planetarium tickets cost an extra $5. Planetarium show is 45 minutes long so would not recommend it for the under 5's. Free parking too. Wonderful and educational place especially on a rainy day like today!
Written August 3, 2018
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okiealan
Glenmont, NY13 contributions
Jul 2018 • Family
Visited for the first time with my 9 yo. grandson. What a wonderful visit from the moment we entered the main entrance. All hands-on experiences. Where he didn't understand what he was learning, I did and came away with greater knowledge as well. From the exhibit on the brain and how it functions to the one on magnets, MRI machines, etc. it was fabulous. Highly recommended.
Written July 5, 2018
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kathat086
24 contributions
May 2018 • Family
This is a small museum but everything us hands on and it is great for small kids/kids under 10. The planetarium show was the best part! It was really awesome.
Written May 19, 2018
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Mike E
Buffalo, NY174 contributions
Apr 2018 • Business
During a recent visit to Schenectady we visited the Museum. We had a guided tour by the Marketing Director who was very informed and proud of her product. We walked through a number of exhibits from wind, rain, observatory, but the one that really grabbed my attention was the space program. The program as outlined was wonderful, students worked in teams, got a mission, worked out a plan and experienced what it might be like to work at NASA. I would highly recommend this museum. Not your average museum very hands on experiences.
Written April 30, 2018
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rrrrbecca
Nashville, TN57 contributions
Feb 2018 • Family
We had traveled about 30 minutes out of our way to go to this museum, hoping for a unique science museum experience, but it was not what I expected. I think it is a good thing to have in the space and it had some interesting exhibits. About half of the museum, as per the name, is dedicated to innovation... in the sense that it celebrates the developments and innovations of GE. There was a "movie" that was just a long promotion for GE. We sat for several minutes thinking it was just an intro to a movie, and finally realized that *was* the movie. There was a lot of GE historical memorabilia, vintage appliances, the history of the changes in the GE monogram, information about their merger, etc. I have been to other small science museums that I loved and hopefully this one will be able to grow and develop into a more thorough science experience.
Written February 24, 2018
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kelly48571
Schaghticoke, NY89 contributions
Feb 2018 • Family
I took my 4 year old granddaughter to the museum especially to see the planetarium show. I knew it would be crowded as it was vacation week. The place was packed..people parking on and ruining the lawn as the paved lot was full. Very blah cashier took our money, asked which planetarium show we wanted..the web site offered one and had nothing added on the calendar. There were as number of shows. The one we saw was for young children..but very dated..big bird and friendship with China. The woman operating the projector did nothing about the folks taking cell phone pics during the show. Special butterfly exhibit. Teenage docent who disciplined but did not inform. Most of the monarch butterflies dead against the greenhouse glass. Exhibit on gears and nearby computer did not work. Play shopping exhibit sponsored by local grocery chain...all operational but why is it in this science museum? All of this said, there were a number of neat hands on activities that did work. My granddaughter had a fine time. All staffed by young teenagers who did little engagement with the children. I wished there had been a professional staff member with some enthusiasm, a guide either written or posted to the possible activities, and perhaps a visible security presence given the large volume of people.
Written February 22, 2018
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