The museum café will be closed for renovation beginning Tuesday, May 1. Look forward to a new Café at RMSC experience soon!

Spectacular Shows

Journey across the universe via spectacular shows at the Strasenburgh Planetarium!

Online ticket sales for public shows end 24 hours before showtime. Same-day tickets are sold at the Planetarium box office and Museum reception desk. Please note: there is no late seating once a show has begun. If you leave during the show, there is no way to re-enter. Thank you for your cooperation.


From the dazzling coral reefs of the Bahamas to the wind-swept seas of Patagonia, go under the water’s surface to meet dolphins of all kinds.

To Fly!

For all ages 

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

Holst in the Dome: A Featured Astronomy for Adults Series Show

Enjoy added special opportunities to experience Holst in the Dome, a show in our Astronomy for Adults series, through our partnership with Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. 

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.

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.

Planet Spectacular

For ages 5–8

Let star projector "Carl" take you on a tour of planets and constellations.

Face of Earth

60 Minutes / Older Children and Adults

The latest and most beautiful satellite views of Earth.

U2 Laser

Saturdays in April at 8:15pm

50 minutes / No children under 5

The Beatles in Laser Light

Saturdays in April at 9:30pm 

50 minutes/No children under 5

70s Laser

Saturdays in May at 8:15pm (Except May 12)

50 minutes/No children under 5

Pink Floyd Laser

Saturdays in May at 9:30pm (Except May 12)

50 minutes/No children under 5

Dave Matthews Laser

Saturdays in June at 8:15pm 

50 minutes/No children under 5

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