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Unravel the mystery behind the complete set of instructions needed for every living thing on Earth to grow and function: the genome.

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Registration now open for February and April Break Weeks and Summer Curiosity Camps!

Snowflakes Up Close

Now at Cumming Nature Center

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

 

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Science Museum

Genome: Unlocking Life's Code

Genome: Unlocking Life's Code

Unravel the mystery behind the complete set of instructions needed for every living thing on Earth to grow and function: the genome...
Dine & Discover: Adventurer Meagan McGrath

Dine & Discover: Adventurer Meagan McGrath

Friday, Feb. 16  Join us for lunch as adventurer Meagan McGrath relates her experiences exploring the world from North Pole to South Pole...
Animal Week at RMSC

Animal Week at RMSC

Feb. 17–Feb. 25 Join us for the fourth annual Animal Week at RMSC! Explore and discover the amazing animal kingdom from insects to mammals and beyond...
Electricity Theater

Electricity Theater

You’ll be mesmerized by zaps of lightning appearing just feet away in our Electricity Theater...
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...
Rochester in 1838: Young Lion of the West

Rochester in 1838: Young Lion of the West

In this iconic diorama, explore how Rochester became America's first western "boomtown" as a result of the Erie Canal...
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...
Inventor Center

Inventor Center

Power cities, build cars, harness wind, and fire catapults in Inventor Center...

Strasenburgh Planetarium

Fact or Fiction in Space

Fact or Fiction in Space

For Older Children and Adults

Were the moon landings faked? What are those strange lights? Take a look at the events in modern astronomy that seem almost unbelievable.

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Dolphins

Dolphins

From the dazzling coral reefs of the Bahamas to the wind-swept seas of Patagonia, go under the water’s surface to meet dolphins of all kinds.

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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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Dave Matthews Laser

Dave Matthews Laser

Saturdays in February at 8:15pm

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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90s Laser

90s Laser

Saturdays in February at 9:30pm

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

Camouflage & Habitat

Camouflage & Habitat

Try to spot what plants and animals are hiding in highly details murals. Explore what it means to share a "habitat" and a "community with living and non-living things.

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NordicFest

NordicFest

Feb. 17 and 18

Support the organization that patrols the CNC ski trails to ensure the safety of our visitors and enjoy locally-sourced food.

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Weekend Wild Walks

Weekend Wild Walks

Select Saturdays and Sundays

Explore the Cumming Nature Center landscape with naturalist Shariee Edersheim.

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Snowflakes Up Close

Snowflakes Up Close

Open through April 1

Explore the scientific art of snowflake photography

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Elusives: The Natural World We Seldom See

Elusives: The Natural World We Seldom See

Open through May 13

The world around us is teeming with animals and plants and other organisms, but how much of their lives do we really see?

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