Ready To Explore? Pick Your Path!

Wander With Wonder

At The Museum & Science Center

Journey Into The Stars

At The Strasenburgh Planetarium

Embark on an Adventure

At The Cumming Nature Center

upcoming At The rmsc


    The Planetarium’s family holiday spectacular returns as our new state-of-the-art laser system and full-dome visualization system combine to create a more colorful and immersive experience than ever before.

    • Strasenburgh Planetarium
    • Ongoing

    • FeaturedLaser Shows

  • Wonders of Water

    Our newest exhibit Wonders of Water is open NOW!

    • Museum & Science Center
    • November 11, 2022

  • RMSC After Dark: Yule Ball

    RMSC After Dark is a series of after-hours social events for adults 21 and over featuring full Museum & Science Center access and cash bars.

    • Museum & Science Center
    • December 2, 2022 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

    • Adults 21+

Support the 2022 Call for Curiosity

At the Rochester Museum & Science Center, we believe in a better future for all. And we believe achieving that future starts right now, through curiosity, exploration, and participation in science, culture, and the natural world. Will you join us in working toward a better future for all?

At The Museum & Science Center

At The Strasenburgh Planetarium

At The Cumming Nature Center

The CNC will be closed from Sunday, November 13 until Wednesday, December 14 to help take time to do seasonal maintenance, keep visitors safe, deep clean our facilities, and prepare for ski season!

  • Winter Solstice Celebration

    Join us on our reopening weekend to celebrate the winter solstice.

    • Cumming Nature Center
    • December 17, 2022

    • All Ages

  • Cumming Nature Center Forest School

    Forest School provides children with the space to nurture their relationship with nature through unstructured play, curiosity-driven learning, hands-on projects and basic outdoor skills development.

    • Cumming Nature Center
    • 4-12 Years Old

  • Weekend Wild Walks

    Explore the Cumming Nature Center landscape with one of our expert naturalists.

    • Cumming Nature Center
    • Saturday and Sundays

    • All Ages

Always Free for RMSC Members!

RMSC Memberships offer a fun-filled year of exploration of our world and beyond. Connect with your own curiosity and tinker with hands-on exhibits, view awe-inspiring films and spectacular explosions, and participate in science experiments.

Learning With The RMSC

Stay curious with a hefty helping of hands-on, minds-on science and fun with additional enrichment programs from the RMSC. Explore summer and break week Curiosity Camps with exciting opportunities for young minds. Discover field trips for your class that will bring your curriculum to life. Bring your Scout Group for an experience full of fun-filled educational experiences. Experience non-traditional, enriching learning settings.

Join & Support

Join & Support The RMSC

The RMSC is a valuable community resource, with our three-floor Museum & Science Center, iconic Strasenburgh Planetarium, and picturesque Cumming Nature Center. You can support the RMSC and help to inspire a better future through all by becoming a member, attending an RMSC fundraising event, donating, or simply volunteering your time. Learn more about the opportunities to support the RMSC!

Plan Your Event at the RMSC

The RMSC offers elegant, classic, and science-inspired venues for your unforgettable wedding or event. Holding a wedding, family reunion, or corporate meeting? Choose from unique settings in the Museum & Science Center, Strasenburgh Planetarium, or Cumming Nature Center.

Privat Event

Discover three floors filled with over 200 interactive science and history themed exhibits and science demonstrations.

Take a trip across the universe in our 65ft domed Star theater. Explore Star shows, laser shows, and featured giant screen films.

Explore 15 miles of hiking and ski trails, a Visitor Center, and year-round events and environmental education programs.