CuriosityCamps
February 20–24

Explore the wonders of our wild world over February Break! Discover our place in space and get hands-on with our amazing planet—from fire and ice to animals and wacky weather.

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

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Science Museum

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.  ..
February Break Curiosity Camps

February Break Curiosity Camps

It's a Wild World Explore the wonders of our wild world this week! Discover our place in space and get hands-on with our amazing planet—from fire and ice to animals and wacky weather. Campers will have an exclusive look at…..
Rochester Museum & Science Center Preschool

Rochester Museum & Science Center Preschool

Now accepting 2017–2018 applications! Our unique preschool offers hands-on experiences and age-appropriate activities for children ages three, four, and five.  ..
RMSC After Dark

RMSC After Dark

Next event on Feb. 10 After-hours social events for adults 21 and over. To see our changing themes, click here...
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

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 January at 8:15pm

50 minutes/No children under 5

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Secrets of Jupiter

Secrets of Jupiter

For older children and adults

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

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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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Pink Floyd Laser

Pink Floyd Laser

Saturdays in January at 9:30pm

50 minutes/No children under 5

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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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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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Winter Ecology Identification

Winter Ecology Identification

Jan. 7 and Feb. 10

Explore science in the winter woods.

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Moonlight Ski

Moonlight Ski

Feb. 10

Experience the majesty of the moonlit winter woods. 

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Winter Wonderland Walk

Winter Wonderland Walk

Jan. 14 and Feb. 18

Discover what's going on in the winter woods.

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Snowshoe Basics

Snowshoe Basics

Jan. 21 and Feb. 25

Interested in snowshoeing? We can get you on your feet and ready to go.

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