Strasenburgh Planetarium is closed for exciting technology upgrades. Click here to learn more about what you can look forward to.

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Your support helps curious kids reach for the stars. Learn more about how your gift can spark curiosity and inspire innovation in the Rochester community! 

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Take a mind-bending journey into the world of sound and music at the RMSC starting on Friday, Oct. 5!

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In honor of the Strasenburgh Planetarium's 50th anniversary, share your Planetarium memories with us! 

 

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Your RMSC membership offers a fun-filled year of exploration of our world and beyond. Connect with your own curiosity and enjoy the amazed expressions of your friends and family. Tinker with hands-on exhibits, view awe-inspiring films and spectacular explosions, and participate in science experiments. Join today — admission to the RMSC Museum is free to members. You can come as often as you like, whether it’s just for an hour or the whole day.

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MEMBER-ONLY EVENTS

Science Museum

Almost Overnights

Almost Overnights

Next Almost Overnight on Dec. 28 Put on your PJs and experience the museum after dark as a family with hands-on activities all evening long...
SoundSense

SoundSense

Through April 21, 2019 Take a journey into the world of sound and music at the RMSC starting this October...
DeSTEMber Drop & Shop Workshops

DeSTEMber Drop & Shop Workshops

Saturdays, Dec. 1, 8, 15 & 22 Drop your kids off at RMSC for a morning of fun, hands-on STEM activities and museum exploration so you can catch up on shopping, wrapping and other errands. ..
DeSTEMber Saturdays

DeSTEMber Saturdays

Saturdays in December ‘Tis the season for STEM! Join us for a DeSTEMber to Remember with activities and demostrations in the Museum...
Science Alive

Science Alive

When the kids are off from school, we put science — and fun — live on center stage with Electricity Theater, science demonstrations, live animal presentations and more!..
Science On a Sphere

Science On a Sphere

Engage in the wonders of our planet and beyond as you enjoy a 3-D experience of land, oceans, atmosphere, and more...
Illumination: The World of Light and Optics

Illumination: The World of Light and Optics

Experiment with lasers, lenses, and mirrors as you explore the nature of light and optics...
Electricity Theater

Electricity Theater

You’ll be mesmerized by zaps of lightning appearing just feet away in our Electricity Theater...

Strasenburgh Planetarium

Strasenburgh Planetarium Celebrating 50 Years

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!

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What's Happening at Strasenburgh Planetarium?

What's Happening at Strasenburgh Planetarium?

Curious about the Strasenburgh Planetarium renovations? Director Steve Fentress answers some of the most frequently asked questions.

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Challenger Center

Challenger Center

The Challenger Learning Center of Greater Rochester is a high-tech, hands-on facility for space flight simulations located at the Strasenburgh Planetarium and coordinated by "Mission Commanders" from Monroe #1 BOCES.

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Cumming Nature Center

Weekend Wild Walks

Weekend Wild Walks

Select Saturdays and Sundays

Explore the Cumming Nature Center landscape with naturalist Shariee Edersheim.

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Camouflage & Habitat

Camouflage & Habitat

Try to spot what plants and animals are hiding in highly details murals. Explore what it means to share a "habitat" and a "community with living and non-living things.

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Collections and Libraries

The RMSC has more than 1.2 million objects in our collections, which are summarized below:

Many collections are also included in our on-line Library and Collections Catalog (LibCat). You can use the search box, word cloud or other links on this page to search the collections on LibCat and access information about ongoing and completed projects. We continually add more information to LibCat, so check back often to see what’s new!

  • Learn more about the libraries
  • Learn more about the collections
  • Location, hours
  • History

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