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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Events Schedule



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

Live Bat Encounter
Friday, October 24
6:00 - 7:00 PM

Explore the mysterious world of bats with Rob Mies from the Organization for Bat Conservation. Join us as we meet and learn about bats from all over the world. Pre-registration required. Learn more

Animal Adventures Camp-In
Saturday, November 22
7:00 PM to 9:00 AM
Join CNSE CMOST staff for a walk on the wild side in this animal adventure. We'll learn about habitats, animal kingdoms and more in this exploration of all things animal! This camp-in satisfies some requirements for the following badges: Girl Scouts - Bugs, Senses, Animal Habitats, Animal Helpers. Ages 4+.Learn more.

Sensory Play: Flying Frenzy
Thursday, October 23
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.

Engineer It! Nano Cars
Friday, October 24
3:00 - 5:00 PM
Visit CNSE CMOST to learn about the engineering concepts behind everyday objects. Children will be able to engage in a hands-on engineering challenge! No pre-registration required, activity included with museum admission. Ages 4+.

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School Vacation Camps

Tuesday, November 4 - Inventors Workshop
Are you a junior engineer? Are you fascinated by how things are made, how they work and redesigning them? Then this camp is for you! We will experiment with building bridges, creating catapults and many other things in this hands-on camp. Ages 5-7.

Tuesday, November 4 - Soda Pop Science
Fizz, bubble, pop! Join CNSE CMOST as we investigate the science of soda pop and more in this hands-on chemistry camp. Ages 8 - 11.