New series of weekday afternoon programs for adult lifelong learners seeking an intellectually stimulating program blending science, the arts and history.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We offer free telescope viewing on Saturday nights from dark till about 10 p.m. when weather in downtown Rochester is favorable and volunteer telescope operators are available.
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.
45 minutes/Best for ages 6 to adult
This documentary-style film transports you to the dinosaurs’ world with computer graphics a generation beyond Jurassic Park in accuracy and realism.
60 min. / Ages 6 years to adult
Light from the Big Bang surrounds us, but was discovered only 50 years ago. Plunge into the deep autumn night to see how the “cosmic microwave background” tells us about the early Universe.
Visit CNC to celebrate the season. Families can make their own scarecrow, carve a pumpkin, and enjoy a “Leaf Peeper” walk.
Traipse through streams and underbrush, and crawl on the ground and over logs as you explore what on Earth is going on in nature!
Did you know that CNC is home to many different types of ferns, and each is unique in its own way?
Discover why trees lose their leaves in the autumn and explore how animals prepare for winter.
Be an investigative reporter as you search for colorful pieces of the missing rainbow.
Volunteers and interns are essential to the success of the Rochester Museum & Science Center.