Hours & Directions

We are facing unprecedented times, and COVID-19 is presenting us all with unforeseen challenges to our everyday life. For the safety of our patrons and employees, we have decided to close CMOST effective March 17, 2020 until further notice. At this time, this closure also includes any commitments for outreach education to schools and school vacation camps that have been scheduled.

Please check back for updates and consider donating to support the museum during these challenging times. Generosity is also contagious.

School Year Hours

September 3 -June 28, 2020

Tuesday – Sunday
9 AM - 4 PM

Summer Hours

June 29 - August 29, 2020

Monday - Saturday
9 AM - 4 PM

Admission Price:

CMOST Members: Free

General Public: $8.00 per person for ages two and up

Payment Methods Accepted:

American Express

Uploaded Image: /uploads/images/museums_for_all.jpgEnsuring that every child and family has access to a high-quality children's museum experience, CMOST provides a discounted general admission rate of only $1.00 per person for up to four (4) individuals per EBT card. Families need to present their EBT card and a valid form of photo ID upon admission to CMOST



Uploaded Image: /uploads/images/BSM-2019-Color-Logo-rev.jpgCMOST is proud to participate in the Blue Star Museum program Blue Star Museums are more than 2,000 museums nationwide, which offer free admission to active duty military personnel, including National Guard and Reserve, and their families. Thanks to the generous support of Pioneer Bank we are able to extend this program throughout the year in 2020. This free admission program is available to any bearer of a Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), a DD Form 1173 ID card (dependent ID), or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card, which includes active duty U.S. military - Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, as well as members of the National Guard and Reserve, U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps - and up to five family members.


From Interstate-90:
Take I-90 to Exit 8 (DeFreestville). At the second signal light turn left onto Route 4. Travel on Route 4 approximately 1½ miles to the Rensselaer Technology Park entrance. Turn left into the Rensselaer Technology Park onto Jordan Road. Follow Jordan Road to the third driveway on the left (Museum sign at entrance). Turn left and drive towards the rear of the building and park closest to the third set of doors (green & blue railings).

From Saratoga and Points North:
Take Interstate-87 (Northway) south to Exit 1E (I-90 East). Take I-90 East to Exit 8 (DeFreestville). Follow the directions from Interstate-90 directions above.

From Boston and Points East:
Take Mass Turnpike West (I-90) to Exit B-1 (Albany - continuation of I-90) to Exit 8 (DeFreestville) on I-90. Follow the directions from Interstate-90 directions above.

From Buffalo and Points West:
Traveling Interstate-90 East to Exit 24 (Albany). After toll booth proceed East on I-90 approximately 8 miles to Exit 8 (DeFreestville) on I-90. Follow the directions from Interstate-90 directions above.

From NYC and Points South:
Take Interstate-87 (New York State Thruway) to Exit 23 (Albany). After toll booth, 787 north to I-90 east (Boston). Take Exit 8 (DeFreestville). Follow the directions from Interstate-90 directions above.

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