“A museum is a place where one should lose one’s head”

Renzo Piano

It may be getting colder outside but don’t forget all of the wonderful 518 attractions that are INSIDE! I’ve lived in Schenectady almost my whole life (aside from the couple years I went to school in NYC) and I tend to forget about the Schenectady Museum & Suits- Bueche Museum at 15 Nott Terrace Heights, Schenectady. For this week’s SATURDAY SPOTS, I’m gonna give you a little more in depth information about what is going on at the museum this month.

The museum is open Thursday & Friday 12:00PM-5:00PM and Saturday & Sunday 11:00AM-5:00PM. The best part of this museum is the great deal of an admission price it is for all that is inside. Adults are $7.50 for the museum ONLY but still only $11.50 for admission to the planetarium. Seniors (65+) are $6.25/$10.25 , children (4-12) are $5.00/$9.00. Still a little more expensive than you’d like? The FIRST SUNDAY of every month from 11:00AM-12:00PM is FREE general admission! Also, grab a $1.00 off coupon on their website HERE!

If you live in Schenectady and are always looking for something to do with the kids, BECOME A MEMBER! Membership includes unlimited admission to the museum, 4 free passes to the planetarium, 10% discount at the shop & for birthday parties, FREE admission to monthly lecture series and FREE admission to nearly 300 participating science centers worldwide (list on the website).

From December 10th-January 22nd, you can see the model trains run from 12:00PM-3:00PM. A 19×27 foot display of running O Gauge (Lionel) Trains thanks to the Upstate Train Associates. What I’m really excited about is the *NEW* Mars Show in the Planetarium! Narrated by Patrick Stewart of Star Trek fame, take a close look at Mars and see what we’re exploring with those Mars Rovers. For a list of all the current exhibits, check out the website HERE.

I haven’t been there for a year or so myself but I’m quite excited to see the Mars exhibit. My favorite part about this science museum is that though it’s primarily aimed at children, any age can enjoy what it has to offer! Who doesn’t like interactive Science and learning through doing? Never too late to learn!