New York State


Featured Science Museums/Exhibits

Arcade at Museum of Modern Pinball NYC

Featured in THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, have fun playing over two dozen pinball and arcade games while exploring the history and science of the games. Educational STEM & STEAM visits also available. 362 3rd Ave., New York, NY 10016. Tel: 646-653-0839. Cost: Fee.... More Info

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Buffalo Museum of Science

Take a self-guided tour, or schedule a guided tour where your learners can use their senses as they touch, hear, and investigate exhibits from different parts of the museum’s collection. 1020 Humboldt Pkwy., Buffalo, NY 14211. Tel: 716-896-5200. Cost: Fee.

Empire State Aerosciences Museum

Learn about the history of flight and New York State’s impact on the development of aviation. 250 Rudy Chase Dr., Glenville, NY 12302. Tel: 518-377-2191, ext. 10. Cost: Fee.

Erie Canal Discovery Center

A state-of-the-art interpretive center for the Erie Canal, and particularly the role that Lockport, NY played in the Canal’s history. 24 Church St., Lockport, New York 14094. Tel: 716-439-0431. Cost: Fee.

New York State Museum

Have the 1800s come alive with a visit to a New York street scene or spend time at the New York City seaport and see a whale skeleton. 222 Madison Ave, Albany, NY 12230. Tel: 518-474-5877. Cost: Fee.

Niagara Aerospace Museum

Niagara Falls International Airport 9900 Porter Road, Niagara Falls, NY 14304. Telephone: 716-297-1323. Learn about Western New York’s unique aviation and aerospace heritage. Fee.

Niagara Gorge Discovery Center

Niagara Falls State Park, Niagara Falls, NY 14303. 716-278-1070. Focuses on the natural and local history of Niagara Falls and the Niagara Gorge. Interactive displays, a virtual elevator trip and a 180° multi-screen theater presentation will show you how the mighty Niagara River carved the gorge and the falls over the course of more than 12,000 years. Fee.

Niagara Power Project's Power Vista

5777 Lewiston Road, Lewiston, NY 14092. 716-286-6661. Features more than 50 interactive exhibits about hydroelectricity and an observation deck perched 350 feet above the Niagara River Gorge. Free.

Niagara Science Museum

3625 Highland Avenue, Niagara Falls, NY 14305. 716-282-2975. The Niagara Science Museum (NSM) is a sanctuary for the preservation and appreciation of old science instruments and philosophical apparatus. Fee.

Pember Museum of Natural History

33 W. Main St., Granville, NY 12832. 518-642-1515. Over 10,000 objects covering a wide variety of natural history subjects. Specimens include vertebrate and invertebrate animals, rocks and minerals, fossils, some anthropological and historical materials, and a herbarium. Fee/Free.

Red House Natural History Museum

2373 ASP Route 1, Suite 3, Salamanca, NY 14779. 716-354-9101. Natural history displays and dioramas depicting various animals, birds and plants. Fee/Free.

Rochester Museum and Science Center

Explore three floors of hands-on, interactive exhibits in science, technology, natural science, and regional cultural heritage! 657 East Ave., Rochester, NY 14607. Tel: 585-271-1880. Cost: Fee.

Science Discovery Center of Oneonta

Watch your group’s interest in science flourish as they conduct experiments that demonstrate the rules of physics, chemistry, astronomy, and more. SUNY Oneonta Physical Science Building, Ravine Pkwy., Oneonta, NY 13820. Tel: 607-436-2011. Cost Free.


Educational programs include opportunities to investigate air, light and sound waves, engineering, magnetism, and more. 601 1st St., Ithaca, NY 14850. Tel: 607-272-0600. Cost: Fee.

Sci-Tech Center of Northern New York

Tour over 40 interactive exhibits designed to spark your group's curiosity. 154 Stone St, Watertown, NY 13601. Tel: 315-788-1340. Cost: Fee.

The Wild Center

45 Museum Dr., Tupper Lake, NY 12986. 518-359-7800. A natural history museum with indoor and outdoor exhibits located on a 31-acre site near the geographic center of the Adirondack Park. Fee/Free.