miSci (museum of innovation and science) | Kids Out and About Albany

miSci (museum of innovation and science)

Founded in 1934, miSci is a center for learning, imagination, and creativity. At miSci, exhibitions, educational programs, birthday parties, and events are designed with our mission in mind: “to inspire people to celebrate and explore science and technology past, present, and future.” The Museum fulfills its mission by preserving and interpreting the history of technological change and its societal impact, helping visitors explore the creative processes that inspire discovery and invention, and engaging visitors with interactive exhibitions and programs that encourage them to inquire about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) subject areas.

The Suits-Bueche Planetarium features a high-definition, full-dome, computerized projector which projects on the full 30-foot dome and provides an immersive experience, and a GOTO Star Projector, which offers a real-life view of the night sky not available anywhere else in the northeast. Our Archives include 1.6 million images from the General Electric Photograph Collection, and attracts researchers from across the county and the world. Tours are available. Our Shop offers high-quality, unusual items gifts including hard-to-find science educational toys.

Open hours: 
Sunday: 12:00 pm-5:00 pm
Monday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Tuesday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Wednesday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
History, Science, Mathematics, Technology/Computers, Hands-on, Home Schooling, Special Needs

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