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

  • Coming soon: Survival of the Slowest

    Learn how some animals’ perceived weaknesses are actually their secret weapon: they’re super slow!

    • Museum & Science Center
    • October 13, 2023 – May 19, 2024

  • Partial Eclipse Viewing

    Want to enjoy the partial eclipse with insights from astronomy experts? Join RMSC staff members and knowledgeable volunteers from the Astronomy Section, Rochester Academy of Science for free, eye-safe viewing of the eclipse.

    • Strasenburgh Planetarium
    • October 14, 2023 9:30 am – 3:00 pm

    • Family Friendly

  • Frost Town Family Day

    Get hands-on with history at Frost Town Family Days! From an archaeological dig to blacksmithing demos to old-timey games, you’ll learn about life at Frost Town, a 19th century sawmill town that once existed at the Nature Center.

    • Cumming Nature Center
    • October 7

    • Family Friendly

At The Museum & Science Center

  • Science on the Edge Lectures

    Cutting-edge science in an informal setting.

    • Museum & Science Center
    • October 5, 2023 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

  • Sensory Sunday

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

    • Museum & Science Center
    • October 8, 2023 9:30 am – 11:00 am

    • All Ages

  • Indigenous Peoples Day 2023

    Celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day at the RMSC. Join staff, volunteers, and featured presenters as we celebrate local indigenous cultures.

    • Museum & Science Center
    • October 9, 2023 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

At The Strasenburgh Planetarium

  • Black Holes Revealed

    Take a journey with us to explore and learn more about black holes!

    • Strasenburgh Planetarium
    • Featured

  • The Sky Tonight

    Enjoy a concise tour of the stars, constellations, and planets in the current sky.

    • Strasenburgh Planetarium
    • Weekly

    • Star Shows

  • Led Zeppelin Laser

    Rock out to hits from the albums Houses of the Holy, Coda, Led Zeppelin III & IV, Mothership, and more!

    • Strasenburgh Planetarium
    • Ongoing

    • Laser Shows

At The Cumming Nature Center

  • Weekend Wild Walks

    Explore ecology topics through walks, talks, and family-friendly activities alongside one of our expert educators!

    • Cumming Nature Center
    • Saturdays, 10:30am

    • All Ages

  • The Enchanted Forest

    Join us at the Nature Center for a family-friendly, not-so-scary night hike on Saturday, October 14.

    • Cumming Nature Center
    • October 14, 2023 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

    • Family Friendly

  • Workshops at CNC

    Escape to the woods and use your hands to create, cultivate, or learn something new during our summer workshop series.

    • Cumming Nature Center
    • Ongoing

    • Adults

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.