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Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science and Technology (MOST) in Syracuse Review

We had the pleasure of visiting the Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science and Technology (MOST)! You will find below a review of this amazing museum located in Syracuse, NY.

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.

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The Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science and Technology (MOST) in Syracuse offers 6 different exhibits:

  1. Life Sciences
  2. Earth Science Discovery Cave
  3. The Science Playhouse
  4. Technotown
  5. Flight and Space
  6. The Dr. and Mrs. Herbert J. Silverman Planetarium
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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!

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As you enter the life-sized Earth Science Discovery Cave at MOST, 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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One of my favourite gallery at the Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science and Technology is 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!

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As you enter the Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science and Technology (MOST), 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.

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!

Check out our other review we did in Syracuse at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo!

Lyne Proulx
Lyne Proulxhttps://ottawamommyclub.ca/
Lyne Proulx is a Certified WEBB Bodywork Pet Practitioner, Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. She loves all things Disney and is an avid teaholic and chocoholic. She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the City of Ottawa Mayor's City Builder Award.

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  1. This looks like TONS of fun! If I was in the area I would totally visit! Great review of your visit.

  2. I’ve never been to this museum but I have been to Syracuse many times. A great outing for your family. I will make sure to put it on my list for our next visit to the Syracuse area.

  3. MOST – HA! I love that name. Easy to remember, eh? The science play area looks fun and I can recall when there was a biology/ anatomy exhibit at the Science Centre and that was so cool. Kids are fascinated by that kind of exhibit.

  4. This sounds like a great family day. So much fun and so much to learn. Thank you so much for sharing this


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