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.

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Looking for hands-on fun this summer? Embark on new science adventures with Summer Fun Camps at 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!
Summer Fun Camps

Summer Fun Camps

Looking for hands-on fun this summer? Get ready to share in new adventures, discover science, and explore exciting activities with Summer Fun camps at the RMSC! Enjoy opportunities for unique, rewarding, and fun-filled educational experiences. 
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.
Nano

Nano

Discover a world too small to see! Get the family together and become enthralled with the world of nanoscale science, engineering, and technology in an exciting, interactive exhibit.
Electricity Theater

Electricity Theater

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

Strasenburgh Planetarium

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.

To Fly!

To Fly!

Opens July 18 / 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.

Dave Matthews Laser

Dave Matthews Laser

Saturdays in July at 9:30pm

50 minutes/No children under 5

My Planets

My Planets

40 minutes/Ages 3 to 5

By popular demand comes a show about our solar system for our youngest explorers. Let the Star Theater be your spaceship as we discover awesome features from Mercury to Neptune and beyond. 

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.

The Beatles in Laser Light

The Beatles in Laser Light

Saturdays in July at 8:15pm

50 minutes/No children under 5


Cumming Nature Center

Wildflower Hike

Wildflower Hike

Oct. 1

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

Kids Day at CNC

Kids Day at CNC

July 16

Calling kids of all ages for a forest adventure! Spend the afternoon exploring the Cumming Nature Center's off-trail treasures. 

Morning Birdsong Hike

Morning Birdsong Hike

July 23 and 30, Sept. 3 and 17 and Oct. 1, 15 and 29

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

Volunteer & Internship Opportunities

Volunteer & Internship Opportunities

Volunteers and interns are essential to the success of the Rochester Museum & Science Center.

Nathan's YouTube Videos

Nathan's YouTube Videos

Explore nature with the help of videos by Cumming Nature Center director, Nathan Hayes. 


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