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

Tinkering SpaceUploaded Image: /uploads/images/Lego tape.jpg

Imagine and create your own inventions! Our new Tinkering Space provides children with an array of 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

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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.

Engineering Fun and Learning Series - Join us as we explore fun engineering challenges and experiments

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!