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Museum of Science & Technology

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Address: 500 S Franklin St, Armory Square, Syracuse, NY 13202-1245
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Wed - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science & Technology is a hands-on...

The Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science & Technology is a hands-on science museum for people of all ages covering everything from Nano science to dark matter. We have hundreds of exhibits filling 35,000 square feet of space, as well as the only public planetarium in Central New York and the only domed IMAX(R) theater in New York state. Our mission is to be a pre-eminent science and technology center, inspiring all generations through hands-on education and entertainment. Have the MOST fun while you discover, learn & play!

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The kiddos had a ball!

There are many very entertaining exhibits for curious children over the age of 5. when they get bored they can climb to their hearts content until exhausted.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 August 2015
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Syracuse, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

There are many very entertaining exhibits for curious children over the age of 5. when they get bored they can climb to their hearts content until exhausted.

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Syracuse, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

Love the imax. Great place to spend a rainy or snowy day. Nice play place for the kids. We spent a food amount of time there. Nothing like the Strong Museum but not bad.

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Rochester, NY
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2015

We went to Syracuse for the day, and our 2 year old and 6 year old had a ball here. It wasn't crowded, and it took them about 90 minutes to zoom through all the exhibits, which was just right. Can't say I'd visit more than once or twice a year, but as part of a day trip or weekend... More 

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McLean, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2015

Our kids, 9 and 12, were definitely occupied for a good while. The highlight for them was the climbing structure--they played hide and seek for an extended period of time. The kinetic sculpture was also superb--lots of fun to look at. F-14 and Helicopter simulators were rather disappointing--almost seemed as if they weren't working right, Dad loved the Air traffic... More 

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Fayetteville, New York
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2015 via mobile

So boring so dated that I feel like I just flushed money down the toilet. Save your money and take your kids to the Wonder Works at the Destiny Mall up the road

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MOSTSyracuse, Public Relations Manager at Museum of Science & Technology, responded to this review

I'm sorry that you didn't enjoy your visit. You recommend Destiny USA attractions instead, but what makes us different from WonderWorks (which bills itself as an indoor amusement park) is our focus on education. No only do our exhibits contain real scientific information, but we also offer live demos and more. (Yes, the Science Playhouse is an exception to the... More 

Beaufort, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2015 via mobile

We hadn't been to the MOST in a few years and decided to use our gift card to return. We arrived at 2:40 pm and stayed until it closed at 5. We saw an awesome, educational IMAX movie, "Volcanoes of the Deep." My boys are 8, 11 & 15 and enjoy science and nature. We all enjoyed the movie. It... More 

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Thank ButtercuplovesWesley
MOSTSyracuse, Public Relations Manager at Museum of Science & Technology, responded to this review

We're glad that your children enjoyed their visit. Look for a new and improved climbing wall later in October and a new permanent exhibit on energy in December! Maria Welych Director of Marketing & Public Relations mwelych@most.org More 

Binghamton, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2015

Yes, I agree with the reviewer's comments that this place, unlike Ithaca's sciencecenter doesn't have enough hands-on basic experiments. The climbing gym area (though I am not a fan of these, but here I had not choice), the sand/fossil area and the flight simulator area by Lockheed were fun for my kids. Small area with Kinex was fun for my... More 

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MOSTSyracuse, Public Relations Manager at Museum of Science & Technology, responded to this review

I'm glad that your children enjoyed their visit. Did you find your way to the Space Gallery and check out our Rotary TOPO Theater? It's an interactive virtual sand table that both children and adults are fascinated by. It's one of our newest permanent exhibits, and it's a lot of fun. Unfortunately, you visited between exhibits. Make Your World, our... More 

Buffalo, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2015

An interesting and educational place for kids of all ages. They offer everything from educational IMAX films, to human size bubbles, to fun ways to learn and even walk through the human brain. I suggest setting aside several hours for a visit as there is a lot to see.

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Thank KathrynMary23
MOSTSyracuse, Public Relations Manager at Museum of Science & Technology, responded to this review

I'm glad you enjoyed your visit! I agree there's a lot to see and do here. For people who worry that their children won't last because they get hungry, we have an area in the back of the traveling exhibit hall where you can sit down and eat snacks or a lunch that you bring with you. You can also... More 

Syracuse, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2015

Its a nice kids museum that close by. There are a number of things for the kids to do and the IMAX is great. Prices are reasonable.

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Thank meggiebeth777
MOSTSyracuse, Public Relations Manager at Museum of Science & Technology, responded to this review

I'm glad you enjoyed your visit. Since you live in Syracuse, I hope you are MOST members and can come often to see all the changes we are making. If you're not a member, consider joining. For a small one-time fee, your family can come to the museum as often as you'd like -- we are open 260 days a... More 

Waterloo, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015 via mobile

Lots of things for little hands to do. Good exhibits and most were working. The butterfly I'm show was great and the planetarium show was very good.

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Thank anneplouffe
MOSTSyracuse, Public Relations Manager at Museum of Science & Technology, responded to this review

We're glad you enjoyed your visit! Maria Welych Director of Marketing & Public Relations mwelych@most.org More 

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