Front lobby on a busy morning

Hours & Prices

*TEMPORARILY CLOSED DUE TO COVID-19 : We have a projected open date for April 1, 2020.

Regular Hours

  • Mon, Tue: Closed*
  • Wed – Sun: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

IMAX Movies

  • Wed – Sun

*The MOST is open Mondays and Tuesdays during local school Winter Recess, Midwinter Recess & Spring Break

Holiday Hours

The MOST is OPEN on New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Day, Memorial Day, Columbus Day, Election Day, and Veterans Day.

The MOST is CLOSED on Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and Easter Sunday.


Ticket Type Members Nonmembers
Adults Children (2-17) & Seniors (65+) Adults Children (2-11) & Seniors (65+)
Combo: Exhibits & Regular IMAX $5 $5 $17 $15
Combo: Exhibits & Polar Express IMAX $9 $7 $20 $18
Exhibit Halls FREE FREE $12 $10
Add Weekend Planetarium Presentation* FREE FREE $3 $3
Regular IMAX $5 $5 $6 $6
The Polar Express IMAX $9 $7 $10 $8
NYS EBT Card Program** NA NA $2 $1
  • Children under the age of 2 receive free exhibit admission
  • Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all times

*Members need a ticket to attend a Planetarium show

**Must be a New York State resident – NYS EBT Card Program

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Group Rates

We offer seasonal special rates for groups of 15 or more from schools, preschools, and organizations, and groups of 10 or more from senior centers who book at least two weeks in advance.

 Ticket Type Price
Exhibit Halls $6/person
IMAX Movie $6/person
Combo: Exhibits & IMAX $12/person
Silverman Planetarium $150/show*

*Planetarium holds 50 people; multiple shows may be necessary for larger groups.

New 2020 veteran and active military discounts:
  • Veterans and active military receive free admission every day
  • Veterans and active military receive free admission for one guest weekdays
  • Veterans and active military receive 15% off memberships
By showing your service ID at the front desk, grants you the ability to receive free admission, and discounted membership.


FREE MOST exhibit admission for:

    • Current New York State Teachers with proper identification

Bank of America Museums on Us

Present your Bank of America credit or debit card at the MOST front desk during the first full weekend of every month and receive one free museum exhibit admission. Learn more about Bank of America Museums on Us.


Sensory friendly kits are available to sign out from the Science Shop at your convenience. Kits contain a variety of items to help make your MOST experience great!

Enjoy the MOST café with ample seating and vending machines. The MOST allows covered drinks, and the ability to order food to the Museum from downtown restaurants.

The Family Place is an area for tending to the needs of babies and young children. All parents and guardians are welcome to use the quiet space for necessary parental duties. Amenities include rocking chairs, bottle warmer, changing table, and a toddler table with books.

Sensory Friendly Time offers a designated quiet area in the Cosmic Connections exhibit where participants can relax, regroup and enjoy sensory friendly activities. The Museum turns down the noise, turns off flashing lights, shuts off the air compressors, and turns on the house lights so people with sensory processing challenges can enjoy the MOST.

Reciprocal membership

Members of science museums affiliated with the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) can tour MOST exhibits for free. The ASTC website lists museums that participate in the program, as well as any restrictions.

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