Frogs: A Chorus of Colors

EXTENDED through April 10

Discover fascinating living frogs, each adapted ingeniously for survival in locations around the world.

Amazing Animals

February 13–21

Join us for the second annual Amazing Animals program at the RMSC! Explore and discover the amazing animal kingdom from insects to mammals and beyond. 

The Living Sea

Come face-to-face with humpback whales and swim among golden jellyfish in one of the most beautiful giant-screen films ever made. From MacGillivray Freeman Films, directed by master ocean cinematographer Greg MacGillivray. Narrated by Meryl Streep. Features songs and music by Sting.

Science on a Sphere

Celebrate the International Year of Light by experiencing this incredible 3-D glowing globe and engaging in other fun light-based science activities.

Science Museum

Frogs: A Chorus of Colors

Frogs: A Chorus of Colors

Discover fascinating living frogs, each adapted ingeniously for survival in locations around the world.
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!
Animal Week at RMSC

Animal Week at RMSC

Feb. 13 to Feb. 21 Join us for the second annual Animal Week at RMSC! Explore and discover the amazing animal kingdom from insects to mammals and beyond.
RMSC STEM Awards

RMSC STEM Awards

6–9pm on Wednesday, Mar. 9, 2016 Join us in 2016 as we highlight the bright minds of our area’s educators and organizations that are making a difference and exciting people about opportunities in STEM.
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.
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.

Strasenburgh Planetarium

New Discoveries in Our Solar System

New Discoveries in Our Solar System

60 minutes /older children and adults

Marvel at the latest pictures of Pluto and other discoveries in our solar system.

The Living Sea

The Living Sea

40 minutes/All ages

Come face-to-face with humpback whales and swim among golden jellyfish in one of the most beautiful giant-screen films ever made.

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.

Led Zeppelin Laser

Led Zeppelin Laser

Saturdays in February at 8:15 p.m.

No children under 5

Sun, Moon and Stars

Sun, Moon and Stars

40 minutes/Ages 5 to 8

In this relaxed, enjoyable show geared to 5-to-8-year-olds and their families, you’ll encounter stars and other celestial sights that kids can learn to find in the real sky.

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.

Dave Matthews Laser

Dave Matthews Laser

Saturdays in February at 9:30 p.m.

50 minutes/No children under 5


Cumming Nature Center

Winter Wonderland Walk

Winter Wonderland Walk

Jan. 9 and Feb. 13

Discover what's going on in the winter woods.

Moonlight Ski

Moonlight Ski

Jan. 23, Feb. 21 and Mar. 23

Experience the majesty of the moonlit winter woods. Because of snow conditions, we will hike instead of ski. 

Genesee Valley Nordic Hot Dog Days

Genesee Valley Nordic Hot Dog Days

Feb. 20 and 21

Plan on lunch at the Cumming Nature Center to support the organization that patrols the CNC ski trails to ensure the safety of our visitors.

Wilderness Ski

Wilderness Ski

Jan. 23, Feb. 13 and Mar. 12

Embark on a rugged three-mile ski in a pristine area of the nature center rarely visited.

Snowshoe Basics

Snowshoe Basics

Jan. 23 and Feb. 20

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

The Joy of Winter Weeds - Identification Series

The Joy of Winter Weeds - Identification Series

Jan. 2 and Feb. 6

Identify winter wildflower silhouettes on a nature hike.

Nathan's YouTube Videos

Nathan's YouTube Videos

Nathan's YouTube Videos

Volunteer & Internship Opportunities

Volunteer & Internship Opportunities

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


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