1:00 - 5:00 PM

Thursday - Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Open seven days a week for members and groups by appointment


250 Jordan Road
(in Rensselaer Technology Park)
Troy, New York 12180
CDTA Bus #224




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General Admission Price:
$5.00 per person ages 2 & up

Dome Shows:
$1.00 per person for each show. Free for Family Explorer members and above.

All children must be accompanied by a supervising adult while visiting CNSE CMOST, and all adults must be accompanied by a child.


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The CNSE Children's Museum of Science and Technology (CNSE CMOST), part of the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE), is the only science center in Tech Valley designed specifically for kids and parents to Explore, Discover, and Imagine the world of science together!

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Upcoming Events & Programs

GE Kids in Free
Saturdays, November 15, 2014 - January 3, 2015
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Every Saturday from November 15 through January 3, 2015, all kids 12 and under receive free general admission to CNSE CMOST.

Science Story Time - Over and Under the Snow
Wednesday, December 3
3:00 - 3:30 PM
Join a museum educator for this science-based story time. Each week, participants will read a different science story, enjoy a project-based activity and more! No pre-registration required, activity included with museum admission. Ages 2 - 6.

Sensory Play - Winter Playdough Explorations
Thursday, December 4
10:00 - 11:30 AM
Help your child improve motor skills and increase his or her understanding of how the world works. Join CNSE CMOST in the GE Junior Discovery room for a hands-on sensory science activity. No pre-registration required, activity included with museum admission. Ages 2 - 6.

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School Vacation Camps

Friday, November 28 - Wild Things Lab
Come to this camp to delve into the science behind our Operation WILD exhibit. Campers will explore our animal collection, learn what it takes to care for the animals each day and more in this wild things camp.

Friday, November 28 - Video Game Lab
In this camp participants will investigate the science of video games! They will learn how video games are created and experiment with developing their own using Scratch.

Monday, December 29 - Cool Science
Winter is here! Campers will investigate snowflakes, experiment with freezing and melting things, discover hibernation and much more in this hands-on science camp.

Monday, December 29 - Marvelous Machines
Investigate the work of simple machines in this hands-on day of science fun! Campers will learn about systems and experiment with assembly lines. The day will culminate in a design challenge where campers will put what they have learned to the test!