Visitors, please enter via the Strasenburgh Planetarium Entrance from East Ave to access parking as we complete our Green Infrastructure Showcase.

Other Worlds Like Ours

Are there solar systems around other stars? Do these systems have planets like Earth? Real discoveries are pouring in. Most stars probably have planets, and we seem closer than ever to finding a planet like Earth.

 

Become a Member

Explore our world and beyond all year long. Discover the perks of membership to the RMSC.

Science Museum

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!
Fantastic Findings Garage Sale

Fantastic Findings Garage Sale

Sept. 22–24 A “next-to-new” sale organized by RMSC Women's Council, Fantastic Findings features treasures and collectibles from jewelry to toys.
Innovation Celebration

Innovation Celebration

Sept. 30  What does it take to nurture the most fertile of ground? Find out at our annual Innovation Celebration gala. 
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.
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.
Inventor Center

Inventor Center

Power cities, build cars, harness wind, and fire catapults in Inventor Center.
Nano

Nano

Discover a world too small to see! Get the family together and become enthralled with the world of nanoscale science, engineering, and technology in an exciting, interactive exhibit.
Electricity Theater

Electricity Theater

You’ll be mesmerized by zaps of lightning appearing just feet away in our Electricity Theater.

Strasenburgh Planetarium

To Fly!

To Fly!

For all ages

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

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.

Pink Floyd Laser

Pink Floyd Laser

Saturdays in August at 9:30pm

50 minutes/No children under 5

ANOMALY

ANOMALY

Sept. 15 and 17

The Strasenburgh Planetarium is hosting ANOMALY, a Rochester Fringe Festival show performed by BIODANCE, ExChange and W. Michelle Harris.

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.

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.

The Beatles in Laser Light

The Beatles in Laser Light

Not currently playing - check back soon!

50 minutes/No children under 5


Cumming Nature Center

Wildflower Hike

Wildflower Hike

Oct. 1

Explore CNC as you look for and identify the many different species of wildflowers.

Morning Birdsong Hike

Morning Birdsong Hike

July 23 and 30, Sept. 3 and 17 and Oct. 1, 15 and 29

Listen for morning birdsong and spot spring birds along the trail.

Volunteer & Internship Opportunities

Volunteer & Internship Opportunities

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

Nathan's YouTube Videos

Nathan's YouTube Videos

Explore nature with the help of videos by Cumming Nature Center director, Nathan Hayes. 


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