Founded in 1912 as the City of Rochester, New York's Municipal Museum, the Rochester Museum & Science Center (RMSC) has grown from a City-funded agency into a unique public/private partnership with the County of Monroe.
On September 13, 2012, we turned 100! Click here to learn about the exciting ways we are celebrating our centennial year.
The 13-acre campus in Rochester, NY includes:
A museum/science center with three floors of hands-on, interactive exhibits in science, technology, natural science and regional cultural heritage. World-class collections of 1.2 million objects embody the community's many stories. The Bathysphere Underwater Biological Laboratory (BUBL™), a service of Monroe BOCES #1, is located in the Museum, as is the headquarters of the Water Education Collaborative.
The Strasenburgh Planetarium, presenting giant-screen films on the four-story dome, original astronomy/star shows, and spectacular rock music laser light shows. The Challenger Learning Center, a service of Monroe #1 BOCES, is located at the Planetarium.
The 400-seat Eisenhart Auditorium
The RMSC Preschool
The Genesee Community Charter School
The RMSC's 900-acre Cumming Nature Center is located south of Rochester in the Bristol Hills near Naples, NY.