Interested in viewing the eclipse? We are currently out of safe viewing glasses, but you can learn more about alternatives in our Solar Eclipse 2017 Guide.

Eclipse 2017

On Monday, August 21, 2017, there will be a solar eclipse. Learn how to view it safely and about what we will have going on at Strasenburgh Planetarium.

The Sky Tonight

Embark on a tour of the stars, constellations and planets in our sky this time of year at Strasenburgh Planetarium.

 CuriosityCamps
June 26–Aug. 25

In RMSC Summer Curiosity Camps, stay curious with a hefty helping of hands-on, minds-on science and fun! Explore exciting opportunities in a wide variety of STEM topics for young minds ages 2-15.

Science Alive

When kids are off from school, we put science live on centerstage with shows and demos every 15 minutes.

 

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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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in as few as two visits!

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MEMBER-ONLY EVENTS

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!..
Summer Curiosity Camps

Summer Curiosity Camps

Stay curious with a hefty helping of hands-on, minds-on science and fun with camps at the RMSC this summer! Summer Camps at the RMSC offer exciting opportunities in a wide variety of STEM topics for young minds ages 2-15. Get…..
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...
Electricity Theater

Electricity Theater

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

Inventor Center

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

Strasenburgh Planetarium

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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Eclipses 2017 and 2024

Eclipses 2017 and 2024

For older children and adults 

Discover what makes eclipses happen, what to watch for and where to go. 

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Dave Matthews Laser

Dave Matthews Laser

Saturdays in August at 8:15pm

50 minutes/No children under 5

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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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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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Dinosaurs: Giants of Patagonia

Dinosaurs: Giants of Patagonia

This documentary-style film transports you to the dinosaurs’ world with computer graphics a generation beyond Jurassic Park in accuracy and realism.

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90s Laser

90s Laser

Saturdays in August at 9:30pm

50 minutes/No children under 5

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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

Heritage Maker Workshop Series

Heritage Maker Workshop Series

Heritage Making is about building both community and beautiful things. Explore new skills from spoon carving to nature journaling in this new series of workshops at the Cumming Nature Center.

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Weekend Wild Walks

Weekend Wild Walks

July 1–August 27

Explore the Cumming Nature Center landscape with naturalist Shariee Edersheim.

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