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. 

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!

Rain Barrel Workshop

May 5, June 2 & June 30 (SOLD OUT)

Create your own rain barrel and take it home — we supply everything but the rain!

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.

Off-Site Rain Barrel & Rain Garden Workshops

May 20, June 9 and June 26

At various community locations, make a rain barrel to take home or learn how to build a rain garden

Young Scientist Day with JoJo

July 12

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

SustainABLE and Building with Biology Days

July 18–20

Discover sustainable practices and explore the wonders of synthetic biology with hands-on activities and demonstrations. 

Bio-Forum: Editing the Human Genome

July 20

Be part of a community discussion on gene editing with researchers, physicians, and neighbors as we consider the possibilities: scientific, social and ethical.

Out of This World Wednesdays

Wednesdays in August

Explore the awe-inspiring fields of Earth and space science.

RMSC After Dark

Next event on Aug. 18

After-hours social events for adults 21 and over. To see our changing themes, click here.

Innovation Celebration

September 14

Join us as we honor 50 years of the Strasenburgh Planetarium with a night like no other at the RMSC.

Fantastic Findings Sale

Sept. 21–23

A “next-to-new” sale organized by RMSC Women's Council, Fantastic Findings features treasures and collectibles from jewelry to toys.

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!


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