The museum café will be closed for renovation beginning Monday, April 30. Look forward to a new Café at RMSC experience soon!

RMSC After Dark

RMSC After Dark

RMSC After Dark is a series of after-hours social events for adults 21 and over featuring full museum access, cash bars and exciting science demonstrations.


RMSC After Dark: Space Ball

Saturday, May 12 | 7–11pm
(VIP Entrance at 6pm)


Must be 21+ to attend. Valid ID required for entry.

Prepare to voyage to the edge of the known universe for a cosmic soirée at the RMSC.

Soar beyond Earth's atmosphere into distant worlds and raise a glass to Strasenburgh Planetarium in its golden anniversary year. Together with your space squad, journey across the RMSC campus as you:

  • Craft your own mini-planetarium
  • Gaze up at 8,900 stars and discover naked-eye planets cast on the Strasenburgh Planetarium dome by star projector "Carl" 
  • Climb to the Planetarium's roof to view Rochester's sky through telescopes with the Astronomy Section of the Rochester Academy of Science after 9:30pm
  • Moonwalk on the dance floor with The Skycoasters
  • Explore all four floors of hands-on exhibits in the Museum
  • Fuel up with food and drink at food trucks and cash bars
  • And more!


Member: $15

General Public: $18

VIP*: $35


Get Tickets

Pre-purchasing tickets is strongly encouraged. 

*Only 75 VIP tickets are available so order now. Includes one-hour early access, a t-shirt and an exclusive VIP star show. Get your ticket before Friday, April 20 to choose your t-shirt size. 


Thank you to our sponsors! 

Beer Sponsor:

Genesee Brewing Logo


Check-In Sponsor:

Yelp logo


Special Thanks: Crazy Dog T-Shirts


Future After Dark Events

Mark your calendars for these upcoming dates and stay tuned for more details!

  • Aug. 18, 2018
    Theme: Summer Camp
  • Oct. 20, 2018
    Theme: Mad Science


Be a Volunteer

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Past Themes

Click linked titles to view the available photo galleries. 

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