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Schenectady Museum and Planetarium

Schenectady, New York | (518) 382–7890
3 Reviews
Type: Museums & Monuments
Ages: All Ages

Pilot a space shuttle, make a flat bubble, or create lightning in a globe. This museum,located next door to the Schenectady Heritage Area Visitor’s Center, offers many interactive science and industry exhibits as well as an extensive costume collection and weekend sky shows inside a 30-foot planetarium.


3 Reviews for Schenectady Museum and Planetarium

November 27 2012
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"Not Geared for Young Children"

The Schenectady Museum and Planetarium - renamed the Museum of Innovation and Science, is not a treat for young children. The planetarium show was campy, the exhibits are mostly words with little opportunity for interaction, and there are a couple of computers set up for young children with no instructions. The one cool thing was an activity where you tried to balance a bunch of nails on another nail, but that only took up about 10 minutes of time. The rest of our visit was mundane, at best.

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January 13 2011
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Violetwhite_word
"Great programs for toddlers"

We often attend their "Little Wonders of Science" programs.  They read a book to the children, who each get their own copy, and then do a craft.  You can then of course, enjoy the museum following the event.  My son is very science driven, so he enjoys seeing the engines, magnets and space things.  I am sure we will get into the Planetarium as he grows.

December 23 2010
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Violetwhite_word
"Great for a quick trip on the weekend."

We live close to this museum and find that it's a fun trip for the kids to kill an hour or so, but that's about it.  There's history about General Electric, an energy exhibit and a new train exhibit, but I don't know if I'd drive hours to come to the museum, though.  There's just not enough to do to make it worth the trip.  

 
 

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