Agreement reached to keep Schenectady’s MiSci open

MiSci in Schenectady will stay open.

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara broke the news on social media Tuesday evening.

He says the MiSci task force reached an agreement to keep the museum at its current location.

MiSci was in danger of closing due to structural problems that they couldn’t afford to fix. Finding a new home would have been daunting.

“The museum holds immense significance in our community, serving as a beacon of education, innovation, and cultural enrichment. I believe its presence in Schenectady is integral to our city’s identity and vitality,” said Santabarbara in a statement.

“The county has agreed to fund a building condition report by an independent engineering firm to determine how to extend the life of the current museum building for another 50 years while safeguarding its collection. We also secured the museum’s promise to sign a community benefits agreement that will guarantee that the museum will stay in Schenectady,” Gary Hughes, chair of the Schenectady County Legislature said.

Full details of the agreement have not been released yet.

MiSci first opened in 1934. It moved to its current building in 1969.