I recently took the kids to the Children’s Museum of Science and Technology (CMOST) in Troy. CMOST is a wonderful spot for kids of all ages and we really enjoyed our visit.
I’m not a big fan of driving in Troy, but I was able to easily find my way to the museum. They have a big parking lot and a ramp to accommodate strollers. Robby walked and I had Angie in the stroller.
Upon entry, we were greeted by a friendly gal at the front desk who encouraged us to get busy with the exhibits. The museum is small, but contains many interactive exhibits that my kids enjoyed including a weather broadcast simulator, Operation Wild the reptile exhibit, wind power generator, recycled object art project area, a cool dome theater, interactive play room and lots more. Movies in the dome are $1 per person and last about 20 minutes. We attempted an astronaut movie, but Robby got scared. It would otherwise have been a cool experience though. We recorded our own weather broadcast in front of a green screen and got to watch a play-back. We learned about wind power, gravity, played with magnets, and watched a lizard eat lunch.
One thing I really liked about CMOST is that they have a really nice kitchen/dining area open to all. We brought snacks and drinks and were able to sit down in a bright and clean room (with high chairs & booster seats) and enjoy. You can see it in my picture below. I like being able to pack a lunch and have a nice spot to eat it. They have a vending machine, but no other food for sale.
CMOST offers mommy & me classes, summer camp programs, annual memberships, and they have birthday party packages. I think it would be a really nice spot for a party, if you don’t mind driving a little. CMOST is definitely worth a trip to Troy! It’s educational and fun for kids of all ages. Admission is $5 per person for kids over 2. CMOST will be included in the 2012 Entertainment Book with a buy one get one free admission.
Children’s Museum of Science and Technology
250 Jordan Road
(in Rensselaer Technology Park)
Troy, New York 12180
Admission is $5 per person (under 2 are free).