Dear visitors, please note that we are CLOSED on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 23.

Programs and Events

The Rochester Museum & Science Center hosts events for all ages. From family events and kid-friendly gatherings to galas and “adults-only” celebrations, the RMSC is the place to be for hands-on, minds-on fun. Check out the details — and be sure to join us!

Party of Holidays Past

December 1

Celebrate the season in the style of old Rochester at this 21+ event

Science on the Edge Lectures

Next lecture on Dec. 6

Cutting-edge science in a new, informal setting.

NYC Museum Getaway Raffle

Drawing on Dec. 22

Explore museums and other attractions in the city that never sleeps while supporting your local science museum, Rochester Museum & Science Center.

Science Alive: Winter Break Edition

Dec. 26–30

Try your hand at experiments in engineering, chemistry and more!

Kwanzaa: A Celebration of Family, Community and Culture

December 29

Celebrate family, community and culture while learning about the Kwanzaa tradition.

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!

Exhibit Tours for Adults

Adult lifelong learners, are you interested in exploring featured RMSC exhibitions at a greater depth? Embark on an expert-led tour!


We’ve Got Birthday Parties Down to a Science!


Imagine celebrating your wedding in one of our beautiful, distinctive venues!


Choose from several preferred caterers for your event.

Gardens and Grounds

The Rochester Museum & Science Center historic gardens offer a beautiful background for your special event — especially for wedding photos!

Eleanor Eisenhart Morris Ballroom and Palm Court

Once part of the Warham Whitney mansion, this elegant Ballroom and adjacent Palm Court provide a wonderful venue.

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