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.

RMSC After Dark

RMSC After Dark

After-hours social events for adults 21 and over featuring full museum access, cash bars and exciting science demonstrations.


Carnival of Curiosity

Friday, Oct. 13: 7-11pm

Come one, come all to the incredible 21-and-older RMSC After Dark: Carnival of Curiosity! Step right up and explore the science of the unbelievable in our newest limited-time exhibition The Science of Ripley’s Believe It or Not. Find daring feats and dazzling experiences on all three floors of the museum as you:

  • Enter the tent of wonders and gaze upon one-of-a-kind objects from our collections
  • Brave the bed of nails with Dr. U
  • Gaze into the future with the help of our mysterious fortunetellers
  • Crawl through a life-size model of the prehistoric snake, Titanoboa
  • Tempt fate in carnival games of chance
  • Marvel at the power of Electricity Theater’s Tesla coils
  • Laugh at the antics of Flower City Vaudeville
  • Dance to music by DJ A_Live
  • Enjoy cash bars and food trucks
  • And more!

Must be 21+ to attend.



Pre-Purchased Members: $10

Pre-Purchesed General Public: $13

Day of: $15

VIP*: $30

Get Tickets

Pre-purchasing tickets is strongly encouraged. 
*Only 50 VIP tickets are available soorder now. Includes one-hour early access, a drink ticket, private Flower City Vaudeville show and a t-shirt.

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Past Themes

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