Review of MOST Museum in Syracuse, NY #visitsyracuse

| August 15, 2013 | 12 Comments

MOST Museum Syracuse

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:

  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

Life Sciences at MOST MuseumAs 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!

Earth Science Discovery CaveAs 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.

Photo credit: dpape / Foter / CC BY

Photo credit: dpape / Foter / CC BY

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 MOST Museum

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.

Flight & Space MOST Museum

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.

Stan Munro Toothpicks Display MOST Museum 2

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!

Model Train Display- MOST Museum, Syracuse

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.

Prices are:

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!


Category: Travel

About the Author ()

Lyne is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. It has always been her dream to create a website dedicated just for Moms since her children were young. Thus, after 10 years, she finally accomplished it, and the Ottawa Mommy Club was born in May 2011. She loves all things Disney and is an avid chocoholic. She was also the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto. She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. 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. sarah sar says:

    Awesome review! I would love to visit this place some day. I think the Life Sciences section would be my fave!

  2. desiree says:

    those a re neat things and then ilike to go to musem and then
    the pic are great thanks

  3. Kat at Mommy Kat and Kids says:

    Oh I want to go to New York so bad! This looks like a great kid-friendly spot! 🙂

  4. Jenn says:

    That looks like a great place to visit that ENTIRE family would enjoy! Thanks for the recommendation!

  5. Nancy @ Whispered Inspirations says:

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

  6. Amber says:

    I love play houses that adults can go inside too! looks like a great museum to visit!

  7. Kerrie @ Family Food and Travel says:

    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.

  8. paula schuck says:

    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.

  9. Fariha says:

    Awesome review! This looks like a place my kids would adore 🙂 Thanks for sharing.

  10. kathy downey says:

    That looks like a great place to visit,wow you must have been impressed with it all

  11. Linda Manns Linneman says:

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

  12. Fan R. says:

    I think our kids would live to play in The Science Playhouse. The museum has lots to offer to curious minds!

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