Visiting CNSE CMOST
General Public Hours
Toddler Explore & More Time
1 - 5PM
Thursday - Sunday
10 AM to 5 PM
Open seven days a week for members and groups by appointment
General Admission Price:
$5.00 per person ages 2 and up
$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's Daily Event Schedules can be found on CNSE CMOST's Facebook page!
Wednesday, March 12
3:00 – 3:30 PM
Science Story Time
Join a museum educator for this program sponsored by Target. Participants will read a science story, enjoy an activity and more! There is no pre-registration required and this activity is included with museum admission. Activities are recommended for children 2 to 6 years of age.
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Five-Week Session for Preschoolers ages 2-4
Wednesday or Saturday mornings 9:30 to 10:30 AM
Next session begins March 12 and March 15
This a chance for kids and parents to interact, explore, imagine and discover the world of science. All programs include arts and crafts, and a preschool educational program as well as take-home activities and a reading list to continue the learning experience outside of the museum.
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What are you going to do when school is out? Have some fun and join us to explore, discover and imagine the world of science during a day of camp at the CNSE Children’s Museum of Science and Technology.Each day has a science theme and is packed with activities, experiments, projects, crafts and games. Click here for more information.
Register now for Summer Science Camp!
The CNSE CMOST summer science camp line-up is here! With our hands-on camps, CNSE CMOST offers children ages 5 to 14 an opportunity to be junior scientists for the summer. Camp activities include science experiments, studies, observations and more. Learn about our wide variety of one-week camp sessions by clicking here.
Magnetic Ball Wall
Discover your inner physicist at CNSE CMOST’s Magnetic Ball Wall! Construct a path that twists and turns or create a direct route and see how long it takes for the ball to travel from the beginning to the end. Learn about kinetic and potential energy, momentum and the force of gravity as you explore and experiment with the Magnetic Ball Wall.
Skyline Tool Box
Design, build, test, and engineer 3D structures with CNSE CMOST’s Skyline Tool Box. This new exhibit, designed by Chicago Children’s Museum, provides a design-it-yourself experience with real hardware, tools, and materials that allow you to create imaginative, original structures that are big enough to walk inside. Visit the Skyline Tool Box exhibit and see what you can construct!
Eat Well, Play Well
What is in the food we eat? Are fruits and vegetables really important? Can everyday activities burn calories? Find the answers to these questions and more by exploring the worlds of nutrition and fitness in Eat Well, Play Well, a new, bilingual (English/Spanish), hands-on exhibit which examines healthy living strategies. Visit this highly interactive exhibit to discover how you can make healthy living fun!
Click here to see children exploring the new exhibits.