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!

CNSE CMOST Welcomes New Vice President
Catherine Gilbert To Lead CNSE Children's Museum of Science and Technology Through Expansion And Relocation

What's Happening at CNSE CMOST!

Wednesday, October 1
3:00 - 3:30 PM
Science Story Time: Busy Little Squirrel
Join a museum educator for this program sponsored by Target. Each week, participants will read a different science story, enjoy an activity and more! No pre-registration required, activity included with museum admission.
Ages 2 - 6.

Thursday, October 2
10:00 - 11:30 AM
Sensory Play: Dirt
Help your child improve motor skills and raise awareness 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.

Friday, October 3
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Engineer It: Balloon Cars
Join us on the 26th to discover how a boat stays afloat in water. Visit CNSE CMOST to learn about the engineering concepts behind everyday objects. No pre-registration required, activity included with museum admission. Ages 4+.

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October Educator Open House

Join CNSE CMOST and the Traveling Museum on October 16
Come to CNSE CMOST on October 16 from 4 - 7 pm for a fun and educational night filled with engaging, hands-on STEAM activities, exhibits and displays. We invite members of the education community to attend and explore how both museums can help support your work as an educator.
Learn more

School Vacation Camps

Monday, October 13 - A River Journey
Get your feet wet as we explore rivers in this camp! Join CNSE CMOST and learn about the Hudson River by testing water quality parameters, experimenting with the ins and outs of a watershed, and more. Ages 5-7.

Monday, October 13 - Makers Lab
The makers movement is all the buzz right now! Immerse yourself in the creative and often technological maker culture. Campers will experiment with makey makeys, create a rocket launcher and more! For kids age 8 - 11.

Live Bat Encounter

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