Visitors, please note that the RMSC Museum will be CLOSED for deep cleaning from Monday, Sept. 18 through Sunday, Sept. 24.

Strasenburgh Planetarium will be open only for performances of "Labyrinth" as part of the KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival.

Cumming Nature Center will remain OPEN.

Science Alive

Science Alive

Science—and fun—are live on center stage! Discover Science Alive experiences on weekends and when kids are off from school. See science come to life as you explore our museum exhibits and galleries; encounter science up close, experiment hands-on as you meet scientists from our community; enjoy live animal presentations and sing-along with the lightening to your favorite tune in Electricity Theater.

 

science alive Live Science Shows

Saturdays, Sundays and School Breaks at 1 and 3 pm

RMSC Players bring fiery explosions, extreme temperatures, amazing antics and entertaining education to their performances live on stage in the Bausch Auditorium. Discover the Live Science Shows on pressure, energy, hydrogen, light, color, temperature, physics and meet Wormie and Mother Nature. 

 

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  • Saturdays, Sundays and School Breaks at 10:15 am*, 11:15 am, 12:15 pm, 1:15 pm, 2:15 pm and 3:15 pm (*On Sunday, the 10:15am encounter is during members-only hours)

    From physics to Nano science you can step right up to our cart of science! Science encounters, with RMSC staff and volunteers; these take place in our exhibit galleries on weekends and break weeks from 10:15-3:15. They’re your chance to check out everything from permeability to what makes something invisible. Come see chemical reactions and engineering marvels with over 20 different demos. Mastodon Toothpaste, Invisibility, DaVinci Dreams, Forces, Inside Incandesce, Smog & Frog, and Nano Rainbow  just to name a few. We can’t wait to see you for your chance to explore science with your RMSC friends!

 

Science Alive square electricity theater minElectricity Theater

Saturdays, Sundays and School Breaks at 12pm, 2pm and 4pm
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4pm

Featuring two six-foot Tesla coils, this musical electricity show amazes visitors as arcs of lightning light up the theater. Sing along to your favorite tune as pressure waves radiating from the coils are manipulated to create a tune - in other words, we change the musical tone of the “thunder” that the lightning produces. The coils can play pre-loaded music and those talented musicians among us can even play a keyboard live, with the coils serving as speakers. Tunes change daily. Our latest addition, the Faraday Cage, let’s you safely get between the coils to see the electricity up close.

  

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Facilitated Presentations: Saturdays, Sundays and School Breaks at 11:30 am and 1:30pm

Engage in an immersive experience with our new Science On a Sphere! A 3-D projection system displays real-time Earth System and planetary science data onto our ‘floating’ five-foot sphere. The sphere comes to life as animated weather patterns, atmospheric storms, climate change and seismic activity move across the globe. View Earth as it would be seen from space or examine the surface of Mars as facilitators lead you through patterns of data on various topics. In between presentations, the sphere runs on an automated audio-loop. Check it out on the Museum’s 2nd Floor.

 

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Enjoy these opportunities to meet and greet, do hands on experiments and discover the research being done right here in Rochester. Featured Presenters Times may vary depending on the presenter.

Stay tuned for future presenters

 

 


Thank you to our Sponsors!

Presenting Sponsor: 

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Sponsors:

Corning Incorporated Foundation

 


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