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Go places you've never imagined and explore the real science behind the unbelievable with The Science of Ripley's Believe It or Not!®

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Call for Curiosity

You can help cultivate curiosity and inspire innovation!

Learn abour how your contribution to our Call for Curiosity helps us spark curiosity in science and technology in the community.

The Sky Tonight

Embark on a tour of the stars, constellations and planets in our sky this time of year at Strasenburgh Planetarium.

 

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Your RMSC membership offers a fun-filled year of exploration of our world and beyond. Connect with your own curiosity and enjoy the amazed expressions of your friends and family. Tinker with hands-on exhibits, view awe-inspiring films and spectacular explosions, and participate in science experiments. Join today — admission to the RMSC Museum is free to members. You can come as often as you like, whether it’s just for an hour or the whole day.

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MEMBER-ONLY EVENTS

Science Museum

The Science of Ripley's Believe It or Not!®

The Science of Ripley's Believe It or Not!®

Now Open Go places you've never imagined and explore the real science behind the unbelievable with The Science of Ripley's Believe It or Not!®..
Party of Holidays Past

Party of Holidays Past

December 1 Celebrate the season in the style of old Rochester at this 21+ event..
Science on the Edge Lectures

Science on the Edge Lectures

Next lecture on Dec. 6 Cutting-edge science in a new, informal setting...
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

Cassini at Saturn

Cassini at Saturn

For Older Children and Adults

Celebrate the beautiful thirteen-year mission of the American-European Cassini space probe, from its arrival in the Saturn system in 2004 to its daring final orbits inside the rings in 2017. 

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Holiday Laser

Holiday Laser

November–January 2017

50 minutes / For all ages

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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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Radiohead Laser

Radiohead Laser

Saturdays in November 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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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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Pink Floyd Laser

Pink Floyd Laser

Saturdays in November at 9:30pm

50 minutes/No children under 5

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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

Weekend Wild Walks

Weekend Wild Walks

Select Saturdays and Sundays

Explore the Cumming Nature Center landscape with naturalist Shariee Edersheim.

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Nordic Fest

Nordic Fest

Feb. 17 and 18

Support the organization that patrols the CNC ski trails to ensure the safety of our visitors and enjoy locally-sourced food.

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Heritage Maker Workshop Series

Heritage Maker Workshop Series

Heritage Making is about building both community and beautiful things. Explore new skills from spoon carving to nature journaling in this new series of workshops at the Cumming Nature Center.

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