Museum of Innovation and Science

At the Museum of Innovation and Science, their all-ages exhibits, programs and events aim to inspire people to explore science and technology.

Photo Courtesy of Dudley Observatory

About the Museum of Innovation and Science

The Museum of Innovation and Science, otherwise known as miSci, stands to celebrate science, invention and imagination. With some of the region’s finest interactive exhibits, miSci is a must-see destination for people of all ages.

In addition, miSci comes equipped with its own planetarium. The Suits-Bueche Planetarium provides an immersive experience through its high-definition, full-dome projector. Also, the GOTO Star Projector offers a real-life view of the night sky. This experience is not available anywhere else in the northeast, so check out the Museum of Innovation and Science today!

The Challenger Center is a sure favorite among students. The Challenger Center transports students to a Mission Control room and a state of the art Space Station. Here, each person plays a unique and crucial role in the mission as the team completes assignments, manages hands-on labs and navigates simulated emergencies.

Summer Classes and Exhibits

School Break STEM Classes offer hands-on science activities for grades 1-8. The School Break STEM Classes are week-long sessions, running from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

From July 1 to August 23, the Museum of Innovation and Science has a plethora of classes for all ages. Children grades 3-5 can participate in Rock & Resonance: The Physics of Music from August 5 to August 9. In this class, children will learn about waves and sound while constructing their own musical instruments.

For younger kids, the miSci offers Mystery Solvers during August 19 to August 23. Designed for children in grades 1 and 2, Mystery Solvers gives kids the opportunity to become a crime solver! They will learn about fingerprint patterns, discover mysterious evidence, contemplate clues and crack codes.

For a more extensive list of miSci’s events and exhibits, peruse their calendar here.

Hours of Operation

  • Monday through Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sunday: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. (Observatory open from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

“The exhibits are exceptional. It’s a great learning experience for adults as well as children.”

—Julie B., Facebook

Take Amtrak to the Museum of Innovation and Science

Experience the museum’s attractions via Amtrak to Schenectady Station in Schenectady—Don’t forget to use the Amtrak See New York and Save 15% discount!

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