The Children's Museum of Science and Technology (CMOST)

The Children's Museum of Science and Technology (CMOST) The mission of CMOST is to instill a sense of wonder and discovery in young minds, inspiring a lifelong exploration of science and technology.
Our founders from the Junior League of Troy decided to create a museum specifically for children. Instead of having a “look but don’t touch” rule to the exhibits like most museums, the Junior Museum encouraged children to please touch its exhibits. True to our beginnings, all of our exhibit experiences continue to be designed with science discovery and play in mind. Why? Because discovery and play aren't just about entertainment, they are essential learning tools. Children learn about themselves, their environment, people and the world around them all through play. Our discovery environment provides children with the opportunity to investigate, observe, analyze, and build in a pressure-free setting. By allowing children to choose the activities and exhibits with which they wish to interact, you motivate them to keep engaging and discovering the world around them, and you help them develop a disposition for learning.

The Children's Museum of Science and Technology (CMOST) is the only science center in the Tech Valley designed specifically for kids and parents to Explore, Discover, and Imagine the world of science together. Don't forget to tag us in your CMOST pics!

Mission: To instill a sense of wonder and discovery in young minds, inspiring a lifelong exploration of science and technology.

Fun Animal Fact Friday!
07/12/2019

Fun Animal Fact Friday!

The Children's Museum of Science and Technology (CMOST)'s cover photo
07/11/2019

The Children's Museum of Science and Technology (CMOST)'s cover photo

07/08/2019
Fun Animal Fact Friday!
07/05/2019

Fun Animal Fact Friday!

If you have tweens- you may be worried about screens. Spots still available in the following camps:Camp Planet Parker at...
07/03/2019

If you have tweens- you may be worried about screens. Spots still available in the following camps:
Camp Planet Parker at Robert C. Parker School
7/8-7/12 Can You Dig It? An archeological adventure
soil screening, digging, weaving and discovery
7/15-7/19 Animation Creation
some screens, but also writing, set design, editing
7/22-7/26 Full STEAM Ahead
a mixture of science, technology, engineering, art and math
http://www.parkerschool.org/programs/summer-program/

07/02/2019
Fun Animal Fact Friday
06/28/2019

Fun Animal Fact Friday

Meet the newest member of the CMOST's living collection. This is an Argentinian black and white Tegu. We have chosen to ...
06/26/2019

Meet the newest member of the CMOST's living collection. This is an Argentinian black and white Tegu. We have chosen to name him Collier after one of our volunteers who is a life-long learner. Dr. Collier attended the grand opening of the museum in 1954. Anecdotal evidence indicates that there is a correlation between parents and caregivers bringing their children to museums and that child's innate curiosity and love of museums.

Please share this post with local environmental educators and informal science educators!
06/24/2019

Please share this post with local environmental educators and informal science educators!

Our newest exhibition arrived last week just in time to help us celebrate our 65th birthday! Come and learn about the Su...
06/24/2019

Our newest exhibition arrived last week just in time to help us celebrate our 65th birthday! Come and learn about the Sun, Earth and Universe. CMOST was delighted to be awarded this exhibition by the NISE Network ☀️🌎💫

06/24/2019
Our Summer Hours have officially begun! Join us while school is out to explore, discover and imagine hands-on, minds-on ...
06/24/2019

Our Summer Hours have officially begun! Join us while school is out to explore, discover and imagine hands-on, minds-on STE(a)M learning!

Fun Animal Fact Friday!
06/21/2019

Fun Animal Fact Friday!

06/19/2019
La Salle Institute
06/18/2019

La Salle Institute

CMOST is partnering with LaSalle Institute to offer a half-day STEAM camp for co-eds entering 6th thru 9th grade!

July 15-19 9am-12pm: Medieval Mayhem
July 22-26 9am-12pm: The Human Code

For more information or to sign up visit:
https://www.cmost.org/page/summer-camp-30.html#LaSalle

Fun Animal Fact Friday!
06/14/2019

Fun Animal Fact Friday!

06/12/2019
Excellent conversation at this morning’s Institute of Nonprofit Leadership & Community Development workshop on Monitor...
06/11/2019

Excellent conversation at this morning’s Institute of Nonprofit Leadership & Community Development workshop on Monitoring the Policy Landscape

Fun Animal Fact Friday!
06/07/2019

Fun Animal Fact Friday!

CMOST is thrilled to be part of Latham Ridge Elementary's Steam Day! Thank you to the teachers, parents and PTA for invi...
06/07/2019

CMOST is thrilled to be part of Latham Ridge Elementary's Steam Day! Thank you to the teachers, parents and PTA for inviting us to attend again this year.

06/05/2019

CMOST staff members have a lot of patience!

06/05/2019
Fun Animal Fact Friday!
05/31/2019

Fun Animal Fact Friday!

Camp@CMOST. Two sessions of camp from 6/24-6/28. Choose the am session from 9-12 or the pm session from  1-4 . For child...
05/30/2019

[email protected]. Two sessions of camp from 6/24-6/28. Choose the am session from 9-12 or the pm session from 1-4 . For children 5 years old or entering Kindergarten in the Fall.
$130 for future members
$112.50 for members

05/29/2019
CMOST's intern from Albany Academy has been working on enhancing our animal enrichment for our living collection.
05/28/2019

CMOST's intern from Albany Academy has been working on enhancing our animal enrichment for our living collection.

CMOST staff and intern from Albany Academy take some of our turtles outside to experience the nice weather. #turtleenric...
05/24/2019

CMOST staff and intern from Albany Academy take some of our turtles outside to experience the nice weather. #turtleenrichment

Fun Animal Fact Friday!
05/24/2019

Fun Animal Fact Friday!

CMOST @ La Salle Institute7/22-7/26 The Human Code - From cell theory to DNA explore these issues and more in this hands...
05/23/2019

CMOST @ La Salle Institute

7/22-7/26 The Human Code - From cell theory to DNA explore these issues and more in this hands-on camp. Campers will use materials to create a cell model, examine their own cells and discuss the human code.

Tween: For co-eds Grades 6
9am - 12pm.
Cost: CMOST members and La Salle families $135 | future members $150

Join us today for National Turtle Day!
05/23/2019

Join us today for National Turtle Day!

05/22/2019
CMOST is looking for dynamic educator(s) to teach participatory programs for children, the general public and groups, bo...
05/17/2019

CMOST is looking for dynamic educator(s) to teach participatory programs for children, the general public and groups, both on and off-site. Experience working with children and an interest in science, technology, engineering, the arts and math is required. CMOST is looking for creative, flexible educators with a sense of humor and a desire to help children find their inner scientist. Reliable means of transportation to get to and from outreach programs is key.

Interested? Visit our website for position descriptions and application instructions. http://www.cmost.org/page/employment-opportunities-10.html

Fun Animal Fact Friday!
05/17/2019

Fun Animal Fact Friday!

Here’s to clever innovators 🚀 #bizlabclarkson
05/16/2019

Here’s to clever innovators 🚀 #bizlabclarkson

05/16/2019
Wonderful conversation at this evening’s Troy Downtown Revitalization Initiative community meeting
05/14/2019

Wonderful conversation at this evening’s Troy Downtown Revitalization Initiative community meeting

Address

250 Jordan Rd
Troy, NY
12180

General information

Chartered by the Board of Regents on behalf of the NYS Education Department in 1954, the Children’s Museum of Science and Technology (CMOST) is the Region’s only science center designed specifically for children. In pursuit of our mission, CMOST provides an engaging, child-directed learning environment which enables children to learn and grow through play. Designed for children ages 18 months through the tween years, the Museum enables children to investigate, observe, analyze, and build in a pressure-free environment by pairing innovative educational tools and techniques with engaging exhibits and facilitated programming to support active learning. CMOST offers a unique suite of STE(a)M learning experiences including school and community programs; workshops; summer and vacation day camps; camp-ins; and daily Museum Educator facilitated activities that help children make important connections between science, the world and everyday life. Beyond the Museum, CMOST’s Traveling Programs feature hands-on STE(a)M activities, turning classrooms, libraries and community centers into learning labs.

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(518) 235-2120

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