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. 

animal week 2017 min

 CuriosityCamps
April 17–21

In April Break Camps, power up with an electrifying new camp, explore the art of spycraft, dig down to discover the rocks and fossils beneath our feet, cause a commotion concocting potions and walk the wild side of science!

elements logo
Now open! Take an unexpected journey through the most powerful forces on the planet—earth, water, air and fire.

Maple Sugaring

March 11–12 and 18–19, explore the science and lore of maple syrup production and enjoy a pancake breakfast at Cumming Nature Center.

Science Museum

Animal Week at RMSC

Animal Week at RMSC

Feb. 18–Feb.26 Animal Week at RMSC is back by popular demand! Explore the amazing adaptations in the animal kingdom...
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!..
April Break Curiosity Camps

April Break Curiosity Camps

Summer Sneak Peek Join us during this spring break for your first look at what’s in store for the Summer 2017.  Each day will feature either a new camp topic or a favorite topic from years past that is returning…..
Elements of the Extreme

Elements of the Extreme

Take an unexpected journey through the most powerful forces on the planet—Earth, water, air and fire.  ..
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

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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90s Laser

90s Laser

Saturdays in February at 8:15pm

50 minutes/No children under 5

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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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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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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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Led Zeppelin Laser

Led Zeppelin Laser

Saturdays in February at 9:30pm

No children under 5

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To Fly!

To Fly!

For all ages

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

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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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Maple Sugaring

Maple Sugaring

March 11–12 and March 18–19
Explore the science and lore of maple syrup production and have a delicious pancake breakfast. 

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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...

Maypole Celebration

Maypole Celebration

April 29

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

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