The Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science and Technology (MOST) is located in the heart of downtown Syracuse in the Armory Square neighbourhood. The museum is very interactive, highlights different science exhibits, and offers activities, games, and hands on experiences for the whole family.
The museum offers 6 different exhibits:
- Life Sciences
- Earth Science Discovery Cave
- The Science Playhouse
- Flight and Space
- The Dr. and Mrs. Herbert J. Silverman Planetarium
As you walk through each station of the Life Sciences exhibit, we learned the fundamentals of the human body and its organ systems. It was pretty impressive to see giant replicas of the human heart with veins, main arteries, and chambers, of the brain and the central nervous system as well as the respiratory system such as the nose, and the digestive and musculoskeletal systems. We were so surprise when we touched the huge nose, it sneezed on us!
As you enter the life-sized Earth Science Discovery Cave, you venture through an extremely realistic cave that takes you in a journey to the centre of the Earth. It showcases fossils, what a cavern is all about, dripping water, a waterfall and the earth’s tectonic plates. Kids can dig in the sand to find bones as well as climb in the fossil pit. There is also a Coral Reef Adventure Tank with live coral and tropical fishes as well as a volcano.
The next exhibit will surely be the favourite one among kids; The Science Playhouse. It’s a giant climbing maze on 5 floors with fun filled obstacles and foam balls. Everyone is welcome to go in the playhouse, even adults! Kids must wear socks to take part in the Science Playhouse.
Technotown is a cool Kinetic Sculpture with moving parts, rolling balls and yes, it makes noise. I stared at least 15 minutes and watched the balls go up and down, and sideways into the rails, and one actually switched a light. It is totally captivating, amazing, and amusing! Sometimes the balls hit each other, which stops one and sends the other rolling. You can also release the balls like a pinball machine into the Kinetic Sculpture.
Next up is the Flight & Space exhibit where you can climb in a cockpit of an F -16 and use the controls to make it fly, dive, land and take off! You will learn about navigational controls and radar systems used in air travel.
The Dr. and Mrs. Herbert J. Silverman Planetarium will walk you through to a 24-foot planetarium dome where you can learn the constellations in a 3-D setting. Showtimes are Saturday and Sunday at 11:15am and 3:15pm.
One of my favourite gallery was the model train exhibition with an electrical train travelling around a village, and I really enjoyed the incredible talent of Stan Munro for building the Eiffel Tower, the Yankess Stadium, and the Statue of Liberty with only toothpicks!
As you enter the museum, there is a gift show where you can purchase science gadgets, toys, rocks, and more! We have a family membership with 3 museums 1 card in Ottawa, so we were able to use it at MOST and get in free! For an additional fee, you can also see a movie in the Bristol IMAX Omnitheater.
|Admission||Adults||Children 2-11||Seniors 65+|
|Exhibit Hall Only||$8||$7||$7|
|Omni Movie Only||$9.50||$7.50||$7.50|
|Second Omni Movie on Same Day||$5||$4||$4|
|Exhibit Hall and Omni Purchased Together||$12||$10||$10|
|Motion Simulator (only available with museum admission)||$2||$2||$2|
|Planetarium (only available with museum admission)||$2||$2||$2|
You can park your vehicle on the streets nearby or there is a municipal parking 2 blocs from the museum. There is no canteen or cafeteria on site, only vending machines; however, you will find a subway and Starbucks across the museum.
There are lots of science exhibits to see, touch and explore for children of all ages at the MOST Museum!