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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!

Attractions

  • Food Service Available:
    • On-site Restaurant
  • Gift Shop on Site:
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  • Cuisine:
    • American

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Facility Info

  • Reception Capacity 1000
  • Banquet Capacity 700

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

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until December 18, 2020

Curiosity club is for kids, grades 1-8, learning virtually who need a safe and engaging place to be during remote school days while they attend online classes and complete school work and projects.

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until October 24, 2020

Learn the fundamentals of blacksmithing in our small-group, hands-on training session. Topics will include learning how to heat with a coal-fired forge and techniques for safe hammer usage. The

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until October 3, 2020

40 minutes / For older children and adults

Hubble’s Immersive Universe fills the dome with brilliant color from stars, nebulas, and galaxies photographed by the Hubble Space Telescope.

Cost:

  • Adults:
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until October 3, 2020

50 minutes / No children under 5

Song List:

  • In the Evening
  • D’yer Mak’er
  • Going to California
  • Ramble On
  • Hey Hey What Can I do
  • Medley:
    • Black Dog
    • Ozone Baby
    • The Ocean
    • Rock and Roll
    • Whole Lotta Love
    • Moby
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until October 3, 2020

Visit all the planets in our solar system (and Pluto) and the most interesting and beautiful moons, all in one colorful show. The Planetarium's new Digistar 6 system takes us on a flight through space

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until October 3, 2020

A monthly show devoted to the 1968 Carl Zeiss Mark VI star projector, with a live presenter conducting a tour of the original Planetarium sky.

Best for ages 5 and older; 50 minutes

Cost:

  • Adults: $10
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until October 9, 2020

Take a tour of currently visible stars, constellations and planets, using the beautiful capabilities of the Planetarium's new full-dome projection system (to see the original 1968 Carl Zeiss star

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until April 7, 2021

If you are an outdoor enthusiast and book lover, this reading and hiking combo is for you! During each session, a book about an aspect of the natural world will be discussed followed by a BYO brown

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until October 24, 2020

Advanced blacksmithing introduces the student to the art of knife making using a railroad spike to create the wider form of a skinning blade. Topics will include the use of the cross peen fuller to

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until October 24, 2020

Intermediate blacksmithing explores the use of chisels and punches, and gives students the opportunity to impart their own artistic flare through decorative hammering. Students create a plant hanger

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October 17, 2020

$100 per person

  • Individual dinner (pick-up only)
  • Complimentary bottle of wine with two purchased tickets
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October 20, 2020

Heat flow within the Earth’s mantle causes movement of the Earth’s crust which creates geological features and natural disasters. Examine patterns of volcanoes, hotspots and earthquakes. Audiences

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October 31, 2020

Visit the RMSC on Halloween for some fun science tricks and delicious treats. Come in costume and explore your favorite RMSC exhibits while stopping at trick or treat stations around the museum. Make

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November 10, 2020

Discover the local connections and rich culture-past & present-of the Haudenosaunee people in our Native Peoples & At the Western Door Exhibits. Follow their story and discover the culture’s

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November 20, 2020 - May 16, 2021

Breaking barriers in the arts and sciences. Amplifying the voices of those who deserve to be heard. Refusing to take no for an answer. These are the actions of Changemakers.

This November, discover

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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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