Fiery explosions, foolish physics, take-home activities - it's non-stop fun every day at Rochester Museum & Science Center (RMSC) as visitors dive into a special summer edition of Science Alive. A program for the whole family, guests participate in experiments, encounter a giant sphere of visually stunning science, build inventions and see things go "splat." Themed activities take place Monday, June 27 - Friday, September 2 and encourage the exploration of what makes science spring to life.

Visitors are sure to have an action-packed summer as they get hands-on with Earth, space and everything in between. Activities involve the fascinating principles of science, technology, engineering and math. Each day has a different theme, so visitors can easily encounter the experiences that interest them most. The schedule includes:

Mayhem Mondays: 1pm and 3pm

Start the week off with a bang...literally! Experience wild explosions performed by RMSC extreme demonstrators, including bursts of musical lightning in Electricity Theater.

Take Away Tuesdays: 1pm and 3pm

Make it and take it! Explore hands-on science through exciting activities where you make creations and bring them home.

Worldwide Wednesdays: 1pm and 3pm

Discover everything from plate tectonics to Pluto with stunning 3-D real-time data during special Science On a Sphere experiences.

Thinker Thursdays: 1pm and 3pm

"From flour to flower," come explore our city through the stories of the engineers, architects and industries that helped Rochester make history.

Foolish Fridays: 1pm and 3pm

The sky is falling! No, it's just a watermelon. See drops, flops and other fun physics in action as we toss items from the Strasenburgh Planetarium tower.

Guests also experience science fun throughout the week with Electricity Theater shows, Science On a Sphere presentations and science demonstrations taking place throughout the day, every day. Schedule below and visit for details:

  • Electricity Theater presentations every day: 12pm, 2pm, 4pm.
  • Science On a Sphere presentations every day: 11:30am and 1:30pm, plus Wednesdays 1pm and 3pm.
  • Science Encounters: Saturdays, Sundays and School Breaks: 10:15am, 11:15am, 12:15pm, 1:15pm, 2:15pm and 3:15pm.


The Science Alive summer program is free with regular museum admission: $13 adults, $12 seniors and college students with ID, $11 ages 3 to 18, free for children under 3 and RMSC members. Show times are subject to change. Call 585.697.1942 to confirm. Visit for other details. Science Alive is sponsored by M&T Bank, Corning Incorporated Foundation and Time Warner Cable