Schenectady Museum expansion to include Challenger Learning Center, new entrance

Museum enters into 5-year exhibit agreement with San Francisco-based Exploratorium Museum.

The Schenectady Museum will expand to offer the region’s only Challenger Learning Center, where students will run mock space missions.

The museum has also penned an agreement in which it will receive interactive science exhibits for five years from the San Francisco-based Exploratorium Museum.

The museum will also get a new entrance to make it more obvious to the public — currently it’s tucked away on a side street, but a train marks the long road leading to the entrance.

The Challenger center will cost $1.25 million according to officials and is expected to open in early January. The interactive exhibits from the Exploratorium are expected to open in October.

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For more on the Challenger Learning Center, click HERE.

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