You'll be in for a treat when our cafe reopens in July newly renovated and run in partnership with Creative Caterers.

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Opens May 17 | Abierto el 17 de Mayo

Explore human health, nutrition and more in this exhibition for ages 3 to 8.

Birds in Art

An internationally recognized art exhibition with an avian theme lands at Cumming Nature Center on June 16. Come explore!

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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

Science + You / Ciencia + Tú

Science + You / Ciencia + Tú

Thursday, May 17 – Sunday, Aug. 5 | Jueves, 17 de mayo – domingo, 5 de agosto Ages 3–8 | Exhibit panels in English and Spanish Play, explore, and experiment to learn about human health, nutrition, and more...
SustainABLE and Building with Biology Days

SustainABLE and Building with Biology Days

July 18–20 Discover sustainable practices and explore the wonders of synthetic biology with hands-on activities and demonstrations. ..
Bio-Forum: Editing the Human Genome

Bio-Forum: Editing the Human Genome

July 20 Be part of a community discussion on gene editing with researchers, physicians, and neighbors as we consider the possibilities: scientific, social and ethical...
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!..
Summer Curiosity Camps

Summer Curiosity Camps

Young minds ages 2-15 will discover science as a fun & creative way to explore the wonders of our world—with Summer Curiosity Camps! With experienced educators, a museum filled with hundreds of interactive exhibits to explore, and new camp topics…..
Electricity Theater

Electricity Theater

You’ll be mesmerized by zaps of lightning appearing just feet away in our Electricity Theater...
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...
Rochester in 1838: Young Lion of the West

Rochester in 1838: Young Lion of the West

In this iconic diorama, explore how Rochester became America's first western "boomtown" as a result of the Erie Canal...
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...
Inventor Center

Inventor Center

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

Strasenburgh Planetarium

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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The Beatles in Laser Light

The Beatles in Laser Light

Saturdays in July at 9:30pm 

50 minutes/No children under 5

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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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Mars Comes Near

Mars Comes Near

50 Minutes / Older Children and Adults

This summer, Earth comes closer to Mars than any time since 2003.

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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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Radiohead Laser

Radiohead Laser

Saturdays in July at 8:15pm

50 minutes/No children under 5

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The Last Question

The Last Question

50 Minutes / Older Children and Adults

Originally produced in 1972, this quiet, contemplative show begins in 2061 and takes us trillions of years into the future, as human intelligence asks questions of ever more sophisticated computers.

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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

Birds in Art

Birds in Art

June 16 through August 12

Explore an internationally recognized traveling exhibit of avian-themed art.

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Yoga in the Pines

Yoga in the Pines

May 6, June 3, July 1 and Aug. 5

Take your yoga practice into the great outdoors - in the majestic pines of the Cumming Nature Center.

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Blacksmithing

Blacksmithing

Dates Throughout June, July, August and September

Explore blacksmithing in small-group, hands-on sessions with instructor Jonathan Bernard.

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Weekend Wild Walks

Weekend Wild Walks

Select Saturdays and Sundays

Explore the Cumming Nature Center landscape with naturalist Shariee Edersheim.

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Food Preservation

Food Preservation

August 18

Preserve the goodness! Explore different ways to preserve food including: dehydrating, steam juicing, vacuum sealing, freezing, canning, and fermenting.

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Soap Making

Soap Making

July 21

Make your own handmade soap with Lisa Fredrickson of Flint Creek Soap.

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Camouflage & Habitat

Camouflage & Habitat

Try to spot what plants and animals are hiding in highly details murals. Explore what it means to share a "habitat" and a "community with living and non-living things.

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