Please note that Strasenburgh Planetarium is closed as of Tuesday, Sept. 4 for exciting technology upgrades.

RMSC SoundSense logo

Take a mind-bending journey into the world of sound and music at the RMSC starting on Friday, Oct. 5!

Celebrate Fall

At Cumming Nature Center's Heritage Maker Food & Craft Fair, embrace the season and enjoy fall foliage and heritage food and craft demos. 

50th Anniversary Strasenburgh Planetarium Logo

In honor of the Strasenburgh Planetarium's 50th anniversary, share your Planetarium memories with us! 

 

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MEMBER-ONLY EVENTS

Science Museum

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!..
Electricity Theater

Electricity Theater

You’ll be mesmerized by zaps of lightning appearing just feet away in our Electricity Theater...
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...
Fantastic Findings Sale

Fantastic Findings Sale

Sept. 19–23 A “next-to-new” sale organized by RMSC Women's Council, Fantastic Findings features treasures and collectibles from jewelry to toys...
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. ..
Inventor Center

Inventor Center

Power cities, build cars, harness wind, and fire catapults in Inventor Center...

Strasenburgh Planetarium

Strasenburgh Planetarium Celebrating 50 Years

Strasenburgh Planetarium Celebrating 50 Years

Since RMSC’s Strasenburgh Planetarium first opened its doors in 1968, generations of Rochesterians have explored the wonders of the universe under its dome—and exciting changes are on the horizon as we look forward to the next 50 years!

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What's Happening at Strasenburgh Planetarium?

What's Happening at Strasenburgh Planetarium?

Curious about the Strasenburgh Planetarium renovations? Director Steve Fentress answers some of the most frequently asked questions.

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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

Yoga in the Pines

Yoga in the Pines

Aug. 26, Sept. 23 and Oct. 21

Take your yoga practice into the great outdoors - in the majestic pines of the Cumming Nature Center.

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Heritage Maker Food & Craft Fair

Heritage Maker Food & Craft Fair

Oct. 6

A family-friendly fall celebration of heritage food and craft

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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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Food Preservation

Food Preservation

October 27

Preserve the goodness! Explore different ways to preserve food including: dehydrating, steam juicing, vacuum sealing, freezing, canning, and fermenting.

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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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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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