Like universities, children's museums provide young people a place to study nature, an outlet to explore their creativity, and an excuse not to have a real job. Procrastinate constructively with today's Groupon to The Children's Museum of Science and Technology in Troy. Choose between the following options:
• For $5, you get admission for two (a $10 value).
• For $39, you get one family membership for two adults and all dependent children under 18 (an $80 value).
Named one of the top 20 science centers by Parents magazine, CMOST hosts a spectrum of interactive exhibits and inspires young minds to explore and embrace the wonders of science and technology. Visitors can rouse their curiosities at one of the hands-on sets such as Operation WILD: Working in the Living Domain, a living collection of exotic animals that represents species in their natural habitats and shows museum-goers how to growl in 17 languages. The 75-foot-long Living Indoor Hudson River exhibit is an interactive tour of the historical tidal-river environment from the Adirondacks to the Atlantic Ocean and includes pit stops at the butterfly and half-mile hiking trail. Like billboards advertising the Andromeda galaxy, CMOST also dazzles patrons with a host of optical illusions in the Light, Optics & Vision exhibit. Groupon customers may opt for the family membership for two adults and all dependent children under 18, which includes free, unlimited admission for a year and a 10% discount in the gift shop (an $80 value). Dome shows at CMOST have an additional fee.
Children under age 2 are admitted free.