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.
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).
CMOST is closed for maintenance but will reopen on Thursday, September 16th.