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.

The Gift of Dolls Grand Opening

The Gift of Dolls Grand Opening


Saturday, Sept. 30: 10:30am–4pm

Stop in during our full day of opening activities for The Gift of Dolls, including a symposium featuring exhibition partners.

The 1927 Friendship Doll Exchange created a bond of friendship between Japanese and American schoolchildren. On the 90th anniversary of the exchange, The Gift of Dolls celebrates the “Miss Nagasaki” Ambassador Doll and other objects that give us hope for the future.

Learn More About the Exhibition


Opening Day Schedule

Subject to Change

  • 10:30am: Official Exhibit Opening Announcement with Community Leaders
  • 11am–3pm: Kids' Guerinica Mural Creation, paper crane making and other family activities
  • 11am–3pm: Memories of Miss Nagasaki StoryCorps recordings
  • 2–4pm: Symposium 

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