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Rochester Museum & Science Center

We are Rochester’s hub for lifelong science learning. Come experience the thrill of invention and innovation through hands-on exploration at our Science Museum, by hitting the 6 miles of idyllic trail at our Cumming Nature Center, or discovering the wonders of our universe in our recently renovated Strasenburgh Planetarium. Discovery and wonder await you around every turn!


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  • Reception Capacity 1000
  • Banquet Capacity 700

until April 10, 2020

Blast off to adventure in a week dedicated to the wonders of outer space; both real and imagined. Using our Sci-Fi Tech exhibit as your launch pad, you’ll discover the science of rocketry; venture


until April 11, 2020

It’s time for a SciFiTech Takeover! Join us for a week full of science fiction, science facts and wall-to-wall science fun!

Pop culture and technology collide with an array of hands-on experiments as


April 6, 2020 - June 30, 2020

Hang out with some of the animals "on staff" in our inquiry room, and learn more about their special features and adaptations!

Pierre the Mali Uromastyx Lizard

Welcome to our Inquiry Room Animal Meet


April 6, 2020 - June 30, 2020

While they're normally enjoyed at the Museum, we're bringing some Live Science demos to your house to enjoy while you're stuck indoors! We'll be posting new videos throughout the coming weeks.



April 6, 2020 - June 30, 2020

As we all continue to do what we can to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we come across a lot of questions about viruses that we may not have the answer to. Thankfully, our friends at the NY Hall of


Our doors may be temporarily closed, but curiosity is always open. During this time, our efforts to elevate science fact, stimulate curiosity, and ignite discovery are more important than ever. To


April 6, 2020 - June 30, 2020

We know you love coming to our Planetarium shows and learning more about our universe. Since you can't come to us, we've adapted some of our shows to share online.

Sun, Moon, and Stars

In this show,


April 6, 2020 - June 30, 2020

RMSC Virtual Tours

Enjoy some of our museum exhibits from home with RMSC Virtual Tours! While we're closed, we'll share a few videos that give you a special look at different elements of our exhibits.


April 23, 2020

How AI (Artificial Intelligence) is Affecting Us
Speaker: Raymond Ptucha, Associate Professor, Director, Machine Intelligence Lab, Computer Engineering Dept, RIT

Enjoy a lecture, Museum exploration,


October 9, 2020 - April 25, 2021

“Celebrate local women who changed our world”

The ~5500 sq. ft. exhibit The Changemakers will open on October 9, 2020 in the Riedman Gallery at RMSC. This community-curated exhibition will inspire and


RMSC Group Rate: $8.00 Museum $8.00 Planetarium Show $12.00 Combo Rate Museum + 1 Planetarium Show Convention/Conference more

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