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

THE ECLIPSE (1)

are you ready, Rochester?

DISCOVER EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE UPCOMING 2024 TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE!

At The Museum & Science Center

  • International Women’s Day Celebration

    Celebrate Women’s HERStory! Learn about Rochester’s Changemakers, explore hands-on activities, and meet inspiring female scientists.

    • Museum & Science Center
    • March 9, 2024 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

    • Family Friendly

  • Sensory Sunday

    An inviting Museum & Science Center experience for visitors of all ages and abilities.

    • Museum & Science Center
    • March 17, 2024 9:30 am – 11:00 am

    • All Ages

  • Spring Break: Solar Week

    Celebrate all things celestial, learn about astronauts, and experience out-of-this world activities!

    • Museum & Science Center
    • April 1, 2024 – April 5, 2024

    • Family Friendly

At The Strasenburgh Planetarium

  • Laser Beyoncé

    Grab your Single Ladies and sing along to the Queen’s discography under the dazzling lasers of the Planetarium dome.

    • Strasenburgh Planetarium
    • Laser Shows

  • Radiohead Laser

    Hear all the hits of our Radiohead playlist accompanied by dazzling effects, from the comfort of a Planetarium recliner.

    • Strasenburgh Planetarium
    • Ongoing

    • Laser Shows

  • VIP Kick-Off Celebration

    This VIP ticketed event invites science lovers, space enthusiasts, and RMSC supporters to enjoy a night at the Strasenburgh Planetarium to celebrate the ROC The Eclipse Festival leading up to the Total Solar Eclipse.

    • Strasenburgh Planetarium
    • April 5, 2023 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

    • Adults 21+

At The Cumming Nature Center

  • Gnome Roam

    Gnomes are on the loose at Cumming Nature Center from December through March, and you’re invited to come hike or snowshoe as you join in the fun!

    • Cumming Nature Center
    • December – March

    • All Ages

  • February Break

    Enjoy live animal presentations, ski lessons, and more during February Break at CNC!

    • Cumming Nature Center
    • February 20, 2023 – February 24, 2023

    • Family Friendly

  • Winter at CNC

    Explore cross-country ski and snowshoe opportunities at Cumming Nature Center this winter!

    • Cumming Nature Center
    • 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.

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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.

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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.