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Museum will be closed Friday, October 20 for the Play Ball gala.

Hours and Admission

The museum is open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and until 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. The museum is closed October 20, 2023, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

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1-Day Ticket PricesOnline (Save $2)In Person
Museum Admission$23$25
Museum + Butterfly Garden$29$31
Museum + Skyline Climb$31$33
Museum + Butterfly Garden + Skyline Climb$35$37

Butterfly Garden Add-on

Enter a lush rain forest environment and walk among hundreds of brilliantly colored, free-flying tropical and native butterflies in the only year-round indoor butterfly garden in upstate New York. $6 additional. Ticket valid for one use/entry.

Skyline Climb Add-on

Suspended above the museum’s carousel atrium, adults and kids alike can traverse beams and balance obstacles, maneuver ropes and wobbly bridges, and leap off a zipline platform. There are two courses geared towards different sizes and skill levels—the Low-Rise Course for guests under 48 inches in height and the High-Rise for guests 48 inches and over. Footwear must be closed toe and closed back. No crocs, sandals, open toe, or backless shoes. No bare feet. No skirts or dresses. $8 additional. Ticket valid for one use/entry.

Other Ticket Options

Annual Membership

Visit every day all day with an annual museum membership.

Gift Tickets and Memberships

Give the gift of PLAY with admission tickets or an annual membership.

2-Day Tickets

The Strong is BIG! 2-day tickets are a great way to experience the entire museum.

Museum Mondays for Seniors

Every Monday, seniors (age 55+) can save on museum and butterfly garden admission.

1/2 Price Friday Evening Admission

Enjoy 1/2 price museum admission beginning at 4 p.m. on Fridays through the end of 2023.

Scout Backpack Experiences

Activity backpacks offer a unique way to fulfill badge requirements and visit the museum.


Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Discount

The museum offers a discount on general admission fees to individuals who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. Each guest showing a Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card and matching personal identification may purchase admission for him/herself and up to three additional guests at $5 per person. Cardholder must be present. This reduced price may not be combined with any other discount and is not applicable on butterfly garden or ropes course tickets, advanced sale tickets, or other museum events. Discount not available online. SNAP EBT cardholders receive a $74 discount on a Basic or higher level membership.

Active-Duty Military and Veteran Discount

The museum offers a $5 discount on museum admission fees to active-duty US military personnel and US veterans (Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines, Navy, and National Guard) and their immediate family members who present valid identification. The cardholder must be present. Spouse and dependent military identification will also be accepted. Discount may not be combined with any other discount and is not available online. Active-duty and veterans with proper ID also receive a $20 discount on a Basic or higher-level membership.

Fall Fridays Half Off Evenings Discount

Museum guests can enjoy half off general museum admission every Friday from 4–8 p.m. May not be combined with any other discount.

College Student Discount

The museum offers a $5 discount on general admission fees to students with current college ID. May not be combined with any other discount. Discount not available online.

ACM Reciprocal Admission Program

Through the museum’s participation in the ACM Reciprocal Network, The Strong provides a 50% general admission discount for up to six guests who show a valid membership card with the ACM Reciprocal Network logo and a photo ID. May not be combined with any other discount and does not apply to butterfly garden or ropes course tickets. For a list of participating museums, please visit childrensmuseums.org. The museum will not refund admission for guests that do not have a valid membership card with ACM Reciprocal Network logo at the time of admission. Discount not available online.

  • The Ontario Science Center is NOT part of the ACM Reciprocal Network.
  • Members of the Museum of Science and Technology (The Most) in Syracuse, NY MUST HAVE THE ACM Reciprocal Network logo on their member card to receive the discount. Members without the logo on their card WILL NOT receive the discount. Please contact your museum if you have questions.