Dear Visitors: Sept. 26–Oct. 1, Museum will be CLOSED for annual deep cleaning and maintenance. 

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Fall Heritage Maker Fair

On Oct. 22, join us for a family-friendly fall celebration of heritage food and craft at Cumming Nature Center. 

Other Worlds Like Ours

Are there solar systems around other stars? Do these systems have planets like Earth? Real discoveries are pouring in. Most stars probably have planets, and we seem closer than ever to finding a planet like Earth.

 

Become a Member

Explore our world and beyond all year long. Discover the perks of membership to the RMSC.

Science Museum

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!
Fantastic Findings Garage Sale

Fantastic Findings Garage Sale

Sept. 22–24 A “next-to-new” sale organized by RMSC Women's Council, Fantastic Findings features treasures and collectibles from jewelry to toys.
Innovation Celebration

Innovation Celebration

Sept. 30  What does it take to nurture the most fertile of ground? Find out at our annual Innovation Celebration gala. 
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.
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.
Inventor Center

Inventor Center

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

Electricity Theater

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

Strasenburgh Planetarium

To Fly!

To Fly!

For all ages

From early balloon flights to 20th-century space missions, soar through the history of flight. 

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.

90s Laser

90s Laser

Not currently playing - check back soon!

50 minutes/No children under 5

Planet Spectacular

Planet Spectacular

Opens Sept. 3 / For ages 5–8

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

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.

Secrets of Jupiter

Secrets of Jupiter

Opens Oct. 1 / For older children and adults

Discover how NASA’s Juno space probe investigations on Jupiter might tell us how our planets formed. 

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.

70s Laser

70s Laser

Not currently playing - check back soon!

50 minutes/No children under 5


Cumming Nature Center

Heritage Maker Food and Craft Fair

Heritage Maker Food and Craft Fair

Oct. 22

A family-friendly fall celebration of heritage food and craft with kid's forest adventures.

Falling Leaves Hike

Falling Leaves Hike

Oct. 15

Discover how nature prepares for winter and explore fall foliage on this guided exploration of the autumnal forest.

Birdsong Hike

Birdsong Hike

Sept. 17 and Oct. 1, 15 and 29

Listen for morning birdsong and spot spring birds along the trail.

The Missing Rainbow

The Missing Rainbow

Oct. 22

Be an investigative reporter as you search for colorful pieces of the missing rainbow.

Wildflower Hike

Wildflower Hike

Oct. 1

Explore CNC as you look for and identify the many different species of wildflowers.


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