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Museum of Science & Technology

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Address: 500 S Franklin St, Armory Square, Syracuse, NY 13202-1245
Phone Number: 13154259068
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science & Technology is a hands-on...

The Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science & Technology is a hands-on science museum for people of all ages covering everything from Nano science to dark matter. We have hundreds of exhibits filling 35,000 square feet of space, as well as the only public planetarium in Central New York and the only domed IMAX(R) theater in New York state. Our mission is to be a pre-eminent science and technology center, inspiring all generations through hands-on education and entertainment. Have the MOST fun while you discover, learn & play!

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Great place for a family outing

We were visiting a relative in the Syracuse area who suggested spending some time here. We spent all of a morning and much of an afternoon here. (We went out for lunch - we saved... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were visiting a relative in the Syracuse area who suggested spending some time here. We spent all of a morning and much of an afternoon here. (We went out for lunch - we saved our tickets and it was no problem getting back in without having to pay admission again.) There were two children (gradeschool age) in our group.... More 

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Thank Nathan C
MOSTSyracuse, Public Relations Manager at Museum of Science & Technology, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review! We hope you'll come back the next time you're in town. – Maria Welych, director of marketing & public relations More 

Syracuse, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The MOST offers interactive exhibits and is a great way to spend the day. We always take out of town guests with kids here because they enjoy it and it's reasonably priced.

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MOSTSyracuse, Public Relations Manager at Museum of Science & Technology, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review! FYI: Look for a new visiting exhibit this fall. That's all I can say right now. – Maria Welych, director of marketing & public relations More 

Syracuse, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The MOST really needs to be renovated. The ceiling dripping. Some exhibits were missing pieces and not working. Other exhibits were just very plain. In comparison with other museums, this one really lacks. The cost is expensive. I would rather make a day trip to the Rochester Museum of Play.

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MOSTSyracuse, Public Relations Manager at Museum of Science & Technology, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. I'm sorry that you didn't enjoy your visit. Being in a building that dates to the early 1900s makes for some challenges when repairing our roof, which we are still working on. Can you contact me at marketingdirector@most.org and let me know what exhibits were missing pieces or not working? I'd like to pass that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is a great place to take your kids to explore. It is more interesting if you bring at least two kids.

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MOSTSyracuse, Public Relations Manager at Museum of Science & Technology, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! I hope you found your way to the Space Gallery and discovered our Rotary TOPO Theater. That exhibit has been known to entertain children for a good hour! -- Maria Welych, Director of Marketing & Public Relations More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A local favorite for kids of all ages, excellent for kids and adults alike. Very reasonably priced for the value received.

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MOSTSyracuse, Public Relations Manager at Museum of Science & Technology, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review! Look for more programming for adults coming soon. -- Maria Welych, Director of Marketing & Public Relations More 

Columbus, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for a morning while in from out of town with kids ranging from 12yo - 1yo. There were some fun exhibits, but also open spaces with not much for the kids to do. The downstairs area with the climbing wall, blocks, and trains was fun. The toothpick building collection was REALLY cool and worth the visit. My 5yo... More 

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MOSTSyracuse, Public Relations Manager at Museum of Science & Technology, responded to this review

Thanks for the positive review. We're glad you enjoyed yourselves. As you pointed out, funding a nonprofit museum can be a challenge. But we have added cleaning and exhibit repair staff in the past year, so improvements are happening. Let us know what you think when you come back. -- Maria Welych, Director of Marketing & Public Relations More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recently brought my special education class (all kids with severe disabilities) on a field trip here, and the staff was very accommodating. One staff took it upon herself to point out an exhibit that she thought would appeal to my kids' sensory needs. And when another student was on the verge of having a meltdown because she wanted to... More 

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MOSTSyracuse, Public Relations Manager at Museum of Science & Technology, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! We believe that science is for everyone, which is why the museum is handicapped accessible and five years ago we began offering special Sensory Friendly Time once a month for people with sensory processing challenges. -- Maria Welych, Director of Marketing & Public Relations More 

Fort Ann, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a good time very interactive. Excellent value, and just right for a couple hours. Not too big not too small.

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MOSTSyracuse, Public Relations Manager at Museum of Science & Technology, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! We work hard to add hands-on activities that appeal to all ages. -- Maria Welych, Director of Marketing & Public Relations More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went here a couple of months ago for the TAP into the MOST event and was pleasently surprised. It is a great place for kids. I will be back!

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MOSTSyracuse, Public Relations Manager at Museum of Science & Technology, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review, and we'd love to host you again! -- Maria Welych, Director of Marketing & Public Relations More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

Have been to visit several times. We love the Imax theater and try to go every winter to see the Polar Express.

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MOSTSyracuse, Public Relations Manager at Museum of Science & Technology, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! We're working on dates for "The Polar Express" and our pajama parties, so watch our website. -- Maria Welych, Director of Marketing & Public Relations More 

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