Please note that Strasenburgh Planetarium is closed for exciting technology upgrades. Click here to learn more about what you can look forward to.

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!

Global Soundscapes: Mission to Record the Earth

Showtimes Oct. 6 through April 21

Take an interactive sound safari to explore the health of our planet with your ears.

Science on the Edge Lectures

Next lecture on Oct. 25

Cutting-edge science in a new, informal setting.

Members-Only Halloween Parade and Celebration

October 27

Get into the spooky spirit! Join us for a host of hair-raising activities and events that will help you celebrate Halloween weekend.

Instrument Petting Zoo

Oct. 27

Get hands-on with musical instruments alongside representatives from the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra.

Almost Overnights

Next Almost Overnight on Nov. 9

Put on your PJs and experience the museum after dark as a family with hands-on activities all evening long.

Haudenosaunee Day

November 10

Celebrate Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) culture — past and present — with artisans from the community.

The Good Mind

Nov. 10

Explore Onondaga and Haudenosaunee struggles and philosophy regarding environmental stewardship of their lands in a film by Gwendolen Cates.

RMSC STEMy Awards presented by GW Lisk

Nov. 13

Join the RMSC as we highlight the bright minds of our area’s educators and organizations that making a difference and exciting people about opportunities in STEM.

Holiday Bazaar

November 16–18

Discover the perfect holiday gifts and quality hand-crafted products at the Women's Council 48th Annual Holiday Bazaar Arts & Crafts Sale at the RMSC.

RMSC After Dark

Next event on Feb. 8

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

Even More To Discover!

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!


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