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.

Museum Events

Fantastic Findings Sale

Sept. 21–23

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

Innovation Celebration

September 23

Make plans for celebrating the active mind at our next annual gala. 

Rochester in 1838 Grand Reopening

September 28

Celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Erie Canal and grand reopening of our amazing reconstructed diorama, Rochester in 1838.

The Gift of Dolls Grand Opening

September 30

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

Our Unbelievable World

October 6–9

Celebrate the opening of The Science of Ripley's Believe It or Not!® with live animal, hands-on activities and magical illusions.

RMSC After Dark

Next event on Oct. 13

After-hours social events for adults 21 and over. To see our changing themes, click here.

Members-Only: Spooky Science Halloween

October 28

Get into the spooky spirit! Join us for a host of hair-raising activities and events that will help you celebrate Halloween weekend.

Haudenosaunee Days

November 4–5

Celebrate Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) culture — past and present — with artisans from the community.

RMSC STEM Awards

November 7

Join the RMSC as we highlight the bright minds of our area’s educators and organizations that making a difference and exciting people about opportunities in STEM.

Science on the Edge Lectures

Spring 2017 Series

Cutting-edge science in a new, informal setting.

Holiday Bazaar

Nov. 17–19

Discover the perfect holiday gifts and quality hand-crafted products at the Women's Council 46th Annual Holiday Bazaar Arts & Crafts Sale at the RMSC.


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