Our café is currently closed for renovations. You'll be in for a treat when it reopens in July as the Café at RMSC by local partner 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!

Face of Earth

Now Playing at Strasenburgh Planetarium

Recommended for older children and adults.

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Registration now open for Summer Curiosity Camps!

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On July 13 and 14, join in an ecological race to catalog as many living things as possible at Cumming Nature Center

 

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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.

Membership generally pays for itself
in as few as two visits!

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MEMBER-ONLY EVENTS

Science Museum

Science + You / Ciencia + Tú

Science + You / Ciencia + Tú

Opens May 17 | Abierto el 17 de Mayo Ages 3–8 | Exhibit panels in English and Spanish Play, explore, and experiment to learn about human health, nutrition, 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…..
Discover Martha's Magic

Discover Martha's Magic

June 23 Discover the greatest entrepreneur you may never have heard of—Martha Mathilda Harper! During a day of various programs for both children and adults, explore the life of this inventor, immigrant and entrepreneur...
Young Scientist Day with JoJo

Young Scientist Day with JoJo

July 12 From this season of NBC's Little Big Shots starring Steve Harvey, meet young scientist JoJo!..
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

Face of Earth

Face of Earth

60 Minutes / Older Children and Adults

The latest and most beautiful satellite views of Earth.

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Dave Matthews Laser

Dave Matthews Laser

Saturdays in June at 8:15pm 

50 minutes/No children under 5

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Dolphins

Dolphins

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.

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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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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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90s Laser

90s Laser

Saturdays in June at 9:30pm 

50 minutes/No children under 5

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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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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

Orchestra in the Pines

Orchestra in the Pines

June 23

Sit back and enjoy as Finger Lakes Symphony Orchestra performs among our red pines.

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Birds in Art

Birds in Art

June 16 through August 13

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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Bird Carving

Bird Carving

June 16-17, July 7-8

In this two-day workshop, carve and paint a life-size, American Robin or Baltimore Oriole in an antique, smooth style.

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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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BioBlitz

BioBlitz

July 13 & 14

Join in an ecological race to catalog as many living things as possible.

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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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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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Collections and Libraries

The RMSC has more than 1.2 million objects in our collections, which are summarized below:

Many collections are also included in our on-line Library and Collections Catalog (LibCat). You can use the search box, word cloud or other links on this page to search the collections on LibCat and access information about ongoing and completed projects. We continually add more information to LibCat, so check back often to see what’s new!

  • Learn more about the libraries
  • Learn more about the collections
  • Location, hours
  • History

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