Children's Museum of Science & Technology (CMOST) inspires young minds to engage in a lifelong exploration of science and technology, instilling a sense of wonder and discovery.
Chartered by the Board of Regents on behalf of the NYS Education Department in 1954, CMOST is the Region’s only science center designed specifically for children. In pursuit of our mission, CMOST provides an engaging, child-directed learning environment which enables children to learn and grow through play. Designed for children ages 18 months through the tween years, the Museum enables children to investigate, observe, analyze, and build in a pressure-free environment by pairing innovative educational tools and techniques with engaging exhibits and facilitated programming to support active learning. CMOST offers a unique suite of STE(a)M learning experiences including school and community programs; mini.make workshops; summer and vacation day camps; camp-ins; and daily Museum Educator facilitated activities that help children make important connections between science, the world and everyday life. Beyond the Museum, CMOST’s Traveling Programs feature hands-on STE(a)M activities, turning classrooms, libraries and community centers into learning labs.
CMOST has free parking and the Museum is accessible by public transportation (CDTA).
June Event Highlight:
- Wednesday, June 7 Kids Play Date At Colonie Center.
Join CMOST staff at this fun, free, drop-in activity starting at 10 am
- Saturday, June 10 National Children’s Day
Join CMOST as we celebrate all children on National Children’s Day. Special events during the day and each child who attends receives a free pass for a future visit.
SUNY Poly CMOST Summer Camp is great for scientific exploration, and a wonderful place where children will have the opportunity to reconnect with old friends and meet new friends, gain confidence in their skills, and feel good about who they are while learning new things!
Kindertist - children entering kindergarten
SUNY Poly CMOST’s Kindertist program is for young children heading to a day camp program for the first time. The Kindertist program runs from 9 AM – noon and is filled with developmentally appropriate activities for young learners.
Junior Discoverers Camp - children entering grades 1 - 2
SUNY Poly CMOST’s Junior Discoverers camps include a variety of science experiments, play and project based activities that allow children to explore and learn about STE(a)M concepts over the course of their summer vacation.
Senior Explorers Camp - children entering grades 3-5
SUNY Poly CMOST’s Senior Explorers camps include science experiments, project-based learning activities where children have the opportunity to master scientific concepts and then teach those concepts to visitors and other campers in the Museum. For a complete listing of program offerings and registration, please visit www.cmost.org
- Workshops/Special Events
Science Story Time – Fridays 11:00 - 11:30 AM, led by a Museum educator children will be read a story on a science topic, and then enjoy a project activity and more! Suited for ages 2-6.
Sensory Play – Thursdays 10:00 - 11:30 AM, is fun-filled activities that helps children improve their motor skills and increases his or her understanding of how the world works. Suited for ages 2-6
June 8 – Summer Showers
June 15 – Dino Discovery
? June 22 – Talking trees
? June 29 – Beach
For more information go to Events or visit our website.