Maker Space

The Maker Space space allows you and your child to to engage in scientific learning through exploration and play. This space encourages a shared experience between children and the adults in their lives.

What We're Learning

  • Inquiry
  • Sensory Play
  • Engineering
  • Design Testing
  • Modeling
  • Systems
  • Problem Solving

Uploaded Image: /uploads/images/mag_ballwall.jpgGE Discovery Room

The GE Junior Discovery Room is a special place where families can learn more about different scientific concepts by using our newly developed Explorer Boxes. Each Explorer Box contains a different hands-on science projects that families can work on together.

NYS Curriculum Standards

  • MST 1 - Scientific Inquiry
  • MST 1 - Engineering Design
  • MST 5 - Technology Education
  • MST 6 - Interconnectedness: Common Themes Key Idea 1, 2
  • MST 7 - Interdisciplinary Problem Solving

Uploaded Image: /uploads/images/skyline01.jpgMake It/Take It Station

Imagine and create your own inventions! The Make It/Take It Station provides children with an array of recycled materials to use and be creative as they design and build new scientific and technological inventions.

NYS Curriculum Standards

  • MST 1 - Scientific Inquiry
  • MST 1 - Engineering Design
  • MST 5 - Technology Education
  • MST 6 - Interconnectedness: Common Themes Key Idea 1, 2
  • MST 7 - Interdisciplinary Problem Solving

Drop-in Activities:

Science Story Time - 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. Approximately 20 minutes in length. Free with Museum Admission. Please visit our detailed calendar for exact times and themes of this presentation.

Sensory Play - Help your child improve motor skills and increase his or her understanding of how the world works. Join SUNY Poly 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. Free with Museum Admission. Please visit our detailed calendar for exact times and themes of this presentation.

Make It & Take It - Visit SUNY Poly 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. Recommended for ages 5+. Please visit our detailed calendar for exact dates & activities offered.

Science Cart Demos - Join SUNY Poly CMOST educators as we experiment and investigate science together with you. These presentations explore a variety of scientific concepts from live animal ecology to nanotechnology and more! Approximately 20 minutes in length and recommended for grades K-12 and adults. Free with Museum Admission. Please visit our Detailed Calendar and click 'Daily Schedule' for exact times this presentation is offered.

Educators: Reserve a Field Trip!