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The Sky Tonight

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

 

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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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The Science of Ripley's Believe It or Not!®

The Science of Ripley's Believe It or Not!®

Now Open Go places you've never imagined and explore the real science behind the unbelievable with The Science of Ripley's Believe It or Not!®..
The Gift of Dolls

The Gift of Dolls

Open through Nov. 14 Meet "Miss Nagasaki," the Japanese Friendship Doll, and learn about other objects that represent hope for the future...
Rochester in 1838 Diorama

Rochester in 1838 Diorama

Watch live in person as we restore our historical "Rochester in 1838" diorama...
RMSC After Dark

RMSC After Dark

Next event on Oct. 13 After-hours social events for adults 21 and over. To see our changing themes, click here...
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!..
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

Cassini at Saturn

Cassini at Saturn

Opens September 30

For Older Children and Adults

Celebrate the beautiful thirteen-year mission of the American-European Cassini space probe, from its arrival in the Saturn system in 2004 to its daring final orbits inside the rings in 2017. 

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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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Led Zeppelin Laser

Led Zeppelin Laser

Saturdays in September at 8:15pm

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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Pink Floyd Laser

Pink Floyd Laser

Saturdays in September 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 Food & Craft Fair

Heritage Maker Food & Craft Fair

Oct. 14

A family-friendly fall celebration of heritage food and craft with kid's forest adventures.

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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

Select Saturdays

Explore the Cumming Nature Center landscape with naturalist Shariee Edersheim.

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Leaf Peeping Hikes

Leaf Peeping Hikes

October 7 and 14

Take in the beautiful fall foliage when the colors are expected to be at their peak.

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