|Address:||15 Nott Terrace Heights, Schenectady, NY 12308, USA|
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Right now the museum has a dinosaur exhibit running until September. I brought my five year old who loves dinosaurs but unfortunately she was frightened by them - they are quite realistic and make loud and scary sounds. We didnt stay but received a refund no problem. She doesnt like strange sounds so most children her age should be fine....I would just be careful about younger children. Weve been to the museum last year and it is simply amazing. The exhibits are not only fascinating for children but are fun for adults as well. I am a science buff and was very impressed with the quality of the exhibits and the accompanying information and explanations of the concepts at work. Young to old, all children will have a good time and you too!
I absolutely adore this museum ever since i started working here i realized how much really goes into making this museum special. Recently the museum has had Explainers who assist visitors with exhibits and show a higher level of thinking about what exactly an exhibit does. This museum has a 3D printing exhibit in which you can view a printer in action they even show you how to design your own things at home you could bring your own designs back and purchase things youve made or things on their display table and everything is at a reasonable price. Definitely a place that deserves multiple visits regardless of age there is always something new to see
I go to this museum just once a week, I am a member here. I remembered going to this museum years ago back when it was called the Schenectady Museum (it was smaller back then).The section of the museum where the heritage area, and the Broughton Gallery, (where the Challenger Learning Center is now located today) is located didnt even exist back then. I also like the planetarium here (Im into astronomy) The planetarium itself was renovated twice, once in 1997, and again last year in 2015. The people who work here at the museum know me by name, including the people who run both the gift shop and the planetarium.
Thanks to The Friends of the Schenectady County Public Library offering a free family pass for library card carriers, we were able to visit the Museum of Innovation and Science twice in as many days at no charge to us, including a planetarium show! Our young girls loved the museum, and we did too. There are exhibits and activities of interest for all ages. Im sure well be back for many more visits in the future, whether we have to pay our own way or not. Be sure to check it out!
my grandchildren and I go here frequently. They call it the Hands-On Museum because they can touch just about everything they see and they love the experience of learning and building and being able to touch everything. This actual photo with my grandson Michael is one of his favorite things to do to build this and make it stand all by itself they love the Hands-On Museum.
There were a lot of really great exhibits in here for kids. Lots of hands-on, climb-on stuff. But it was really expensive for no seemingly good reason and its not very large. So having seen or participated in every exhibit it was about thirty dollars for my wife and I to take a child here for two hours. And a lot of the exhibits were broken or not functioning properly.
I like this new GE interactive renewal energy exhibit at miSci that opened in June 2017. I learned in this exhibit about wind energy (turbines), and Earths recent Climate how it effects our weather (e.g., El Niño or La Nina, that causes the recent long cold weather that we have been having that Im concerned about). I have photos of it.
This museum is a great asset to the community. They have a summer program for kids and year round events. My kids love Christmas time and their train exhibit. My teenager did her first summer of volunteering there and the staff was great to her.
It is a great place, very clean, very educational, and very fun. It is for all ages, and it has more stuff in it than you think. I just went there with my daughter, and I loved it like I always do. They add and change exhibits, and we love that!
Good museum for kids. Not too small and not gigantic. They often have special events so check the website. Some local libraries have free passes. Well worth a trip or two if you are in the area or live in the Capital Region.
Had a blast with the bubbles, and Keva Blocks, my 6 years old loved the Rubber Ducky... Had some awesome family time and there was no fighting for a while. .. Thanx for the wonderful experience. ...
This museum has something for everyone, young or seniors, very educational and professional. My wife and I have been here numerous times and we will continue to visit and support the museum.
A Private User
Its a wonderful place to visit with a toddler or a preschooler on a wintry day. Their admission is on par with other local childrens museums.
This is a great place for kids with rotating main attractions. The GE history piece is pretty cool as well.
This place is incredible. Went to see a demonstration and was amazed. Wish they had classes for adults!
Loved it. Very educational for all ages. Small but has a lot of activities to do with good prices.
This is a great museum for kids of any age. Lots of fun activities and things to learn about.
Very educational for all ages local and fun! Thinking about buying a membership lol :)
Extensive exhibits for children and adults alike. Our family had a great time
It was a Great experience especially this main event of the eclipse...
Great place to visit. Still building a new exhibit during our trip
Great experience for people any age. Wonderful staff!
Awesome my kid went their for a school field trip
Franklin Haley Sr
Great place for kids and adults
My son likes it so I like it.
Great place for kids