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The MOST

The Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science and Technology is found in downtown Syracuse in Armory Square. For those looking for a fun, educational, indoor experience in Upstate NY the MOST museum fits the bill! Kids will enjoy the many interactive and hands-on exhibits while learning about the natural environment!

How To Get There

Address: 500 S. Franklin St., Syracuse, NY 13202

Directions from the East/West: Take I690 to exit 11 (West Street), turn left on Fayette St., and right onto Franklin Street, continue until you reach the MOST.

Directions from the North: From I80 south exit onto Exit 20 to Franklin Street, and continue on Franklin Street until reaching the museum.

Directions from the South: From I81 North exit on Exit 18 to Adams Street, turn left onto Harrison Street, right onto Salina Street, left onto West Jefferson Street, and turn into the Armory Square circle.

Parking: Parking is available in the Trolley Lot public parking area which can be accessed by going through the tunnel behind the museum. Paid parking is also available on the streets with parking meters (free on Sundays and holidays).

Hours

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic hours are currently restricted and scheduled in two blocks: 9:30am to 1:00pm and 2:00pm to 5:30pm. Visitors who purchase tickets for the morning time block are permitted to return for the afternoon time block.

The museum is currently open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

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The MOST Exhibits

A map of the museum is available upon arrival or can be found here.

A view of from the second floor of the museum.

The Visiting Exhibit

The current temporary visiting exhibit (at the time of this writing) is the Nature’s Ninjas exhibit. I will only briefly mention this because it will only be available until April 2021, but if you are able to visit before then it is well worth the visit!

The exhibits includes various species of reptiles and small animals from the Little Rays Nature Center for viewing and a 30 minute show that will allow you and the kids to learn about the animals and get up close and even pet them as the show leader brings each of three animals around.

Nature’s Ninjas Visiting Exhibit.

Dino Zone

The Dino Zone is a permanent section of the museum with life size moving animatronic dinosaurs for viewing. Dinosaurs include Pachycephalosaurs, a Maiasaura with nesting babies, and a Albertosaurus. The exhibit also contains some interactive areas with a large remote control dinosaur and dinosaur skin/eggs.

Life Sciences Exhibit

The Life Sciences Exhibit takes you and your children through a giant heart, through the stages of embryo development, the tiny details making up the human eye, ear, and mouth, and some real preserved human organs.

Large replica of the human heart.
A preserved pig heart, human lung, and human brain.

The Rothchild Apothecary Shop

The Rothchild Apothecary Shop is a complete recreation of a 1900’s apothecary shop containing medicine, herbs, and medical supplies that were once used. Museum staff provide facts on the history of apothecary shops and the items found in the shop.

The shop is currently open Saturdays and Sundays from 11am-12pm.

The Apothecary Shop.

Toothpick World

Toothpick World is a section of the museum that features famous buildings and highlights from around the world, including the Empire State Building of NYC, the Roman Colosseum, and London Bridge. Looking at the completed buildings definitely made me wonder how much time and effort must have gone in to creating them!

A section of Toothpick World.

The Science Playhouse

The Science Playhouse is a large, 5 level indoor playground found in the museum (Unfortunately due to the pandemic the playhouse is currently closed except for private party reservations).

Other notable sections of the museum include the rocket ship, control center, technotown, planetarium (which is currently closed due to the pandemic), and the IMAX theater (which is not currently showing films due to the pandemic).

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