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April 14–23 (Except April 16)

A festival of mess! This spring break, discover the wonders of science through messy hands-on activities.

Snowflakes Up Close

Opens Feb. 3

Are any two snowflakes alike? Discover the beauty of snowflakes up close with the microscope photography of Michael Peres. 

 CuriosityCamps
June 26–Aug. 25

In RMSC Summer Curiosity Camps, stay curious with a hefty helping of hands-on, minds-on science and fun! Explore exciting opportunities in a wide variety of STEM topics for young minds ages 2-15.

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Closes April 23! Take an unexpected journey through the most powerful forces on the planet—earth, water, air and fire.

Science Museum

Elements of the Extreme

Elements of the Extreme

Closes April 23! Take an unexpected journey through the most powerful forces on the planet—Earth, water, air and fire.  ..
Mess-tival: Slimy, Silly, Gross

Mess-tival: Slimy, Silly, Gross

April 14–23 Discover the wonders of science with all that is slimy, silly and gross. ..
RMSC Catalyst: A Night at the Museum

RMSC Catalyst: A Night at the Museum

May 10 Enjoy special museum evening hours for 21+ visitors and embark on unconventional tours to uncover the secrets behind exhibits and lesser-known stories...
Science Alive

Science Alive

When the kids are off from school, we put science — and fun — live on center stage with Electricity Theater, science demonstrations, live animal presentations and more!..
Regional Green Infrastructure Showcase

Regional Green Infrastructure Showcase

The Regional Green Infrastructure Showcase is a new educational, outdoor space in process across from museum visitor entrance. ..
Science On a Sphere

Science On a Sphere

Engage in the wonders of our planet and beyond as you enjoy a 3-D experience of land, oceans, atmosphere, and more...
Electricity Theater

Electricity Theater

You’ll be mesmerized by zaps of lightning appearing just feet away in our Electricity Theater...
Inventor Center

Inventor Center

Power cities, build cars, harness wind, and fire catapults in Inventor Center...
Illumination: The World of Light and Optics

Illumination: The World of Light and Optics

Experiment with lasers, lenses, and mirrors as you explore the nature of light and optics...

Strasenburgh Planetarium

Aboard the Space Station

Aboard the Space Station

Opens March 11 / For Older Children and Adults

Take a tour of the International Space Station with Commander Peggy Whitson.

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Dinosaurs: Giants of Patagonia

Dinosaurs: Giants of Patagonia

This documentary-style film transports you to the dinosaurs’ world with computer graphics a generation beyond Jurassic Park in accuracy and realism.

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The Beatles in Laser Light

The Beatles in Laser Light

Saturdays in April at 9:30pm

50 minutes/No children under 5

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The Sky Tonight

The Sky Tonight

30 minutes/Ages 5 to adult

This concise tour of the stars, constellations, and planets in the current sky uses new, solid-state lasers to guide you through the magnificent starfield produced by the 46-year-old star projector.

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Planet Spectacular

Planet Spectacular

For ages 5–8

Let star projector "Carl" take you on a tour of planets and constellations.

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Animals in the Sky

Animals in the Sky

25 min / Ages 2 to 5

Can you find the animals in our sky? Join us for an imaginary trip into the stars to take a look.

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70s Laser

70s Laser

Saturdays in April at 8:15pm

50 minutes/No children under 5

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Challenger Center

Challenger Center

The Challenger Learning Center of Greater Rochester is a high-tech, hands-on facility for space flight simulations located at the Strasenburgh Planetarium and coordinated by "Mission Commanders" from Monroe #1 BOCES.

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Cumming Nature Center

Winter Info & Rentals

Winter Info & Rentals

Winter is a beautiful time of year at Cumming Nature Center. Enjoy 15 miles of groomed ski trails and a 3-mile loop for snowshoeing. Hiking trails are available if there's not enough snow to ski! 

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Identification Series

Identification Series

April 29–June 3

Explore science in the springtime woods.

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Signs of Spring

Signs of Spring

April 22 and May 13

Take a family hike to look for the plants and animals of springtime.

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Maypole Celebration

Maypole Celebration

April 29

Enjoy springtime at the Cumming Nature Center and learn the traditional Maypole dance.

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