Go here if you have kids and they have some discounts / get a free pass or something. For adults, if you are already in technical fields, you have very little that is interesting here. It tries to cover too many things in too little a depth. You might as well spend that money on a visit to an aquarium or at a different museum.
On our visit, the imax theater was closed ( no reason given ). The 3d theater (3d Sun ) was a below average production. The narrative is not good. Only a couple of places, you really enjoy the 3d effect without straining your eyes.
the islamic science exhibhit was good. the animal exhibhits were good. but you do not to go to this place for these exhibhits.
the next time i have to take somebody to this place, i would first find out if they have seen the state aquarium, the museum of natural history and the air and space musems, and the metropolitan art museum. if they have, then no. i would advise them to spend their money elsewhere. if they havent seen any of the above, then this will be put last on their list.
Pros: pleasant staff
Cons: too many to list. i will not spend my money here again