Our café is currently closed for renovations. You'll be in for a treat when it reopens in July as the Café at RMSC by local partner Creative Caterers. 

Spectacular Shows

Journey across the universe via spectacular shows at the Strasenburgh Planetarium!

Online ticket sales for public shows end 24 hours before showtime. Same-day tickets are sold at the Planetarium box office and Museum reception desk. Please note: there is no late seating once a show has begun. If you leave during the show, there is no way to re-enter. Thank you for your cooperation.


From the dazzling coral reefs of the Bahamas to the wind-swept seas of Patagonia, go under the water’s surface to meet dolphins of all kinds.

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!

The Sky Tonight

30 minutes/Ages 5 to adult

This concise tour of the stars, constellations, and planets in the current sky uses new, solid-state lasers to guide you through the magnificent starfield produced by the 46-year-old star projector.

Animals in the Sky

25 min / Ages 2 to 5

Can you find the animals in our sky? Join us for an imaginary trip into the stars to take a look.

Planet Spectacular

For ages 5–8

Let star projector "Carl" take you on a tour of planets and constellations.

Face of Earth

60 Minutes / Older Children and Adults

The latest and most beautiful satellite views of Earth.

Dave Matthews Laser

Saturdays in June at 8:15pm 

50 minutes/No children under 5

90s Laser

Saturdays in June at 9:30pm 

50 minutes/No children under 5

Radiohead Laser

Saturdays in July at 8:15pm

50 minutes/No children under 5

The Beatles in Laser Light

Saturdays in July at 9:30pm 

50 minutes/No children under 5

Pink Floyd Laser

Saturdays in August at 8:15pm 

50 minutes/No children under 5

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