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

At The Museum & Science Center

  • Member Appreciation Day

    Join us for a day of celebration and gratitude as we honor our valued members! Anyone is welcome to join in on the festivities, but please note that some rewards and offers are exclusive to RMSC members. 

    • Museum & Science Center
    • June 8, 2024 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

    • Featured

  • Behind The Scenes Tours

    A series of themed, behind the scenes tours to help you get a glimpse at our collections vaults.

    • Museum & Science Center
    • June 13, 2024 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

    • Adults 18+

  • Summer Science Festival

    School’s out and STEM is in!  Celebrate summer with us at the RMSC as we dive into summer science.  Learn about the sun, play with bubbles, and make your own chalk to welcome a bright summer with STEM.

    • Museum & Science Center
    • June 28, 2024 – June 30, 2024

    • Family Friendly

At The Strasenburgh Planetarium

  • (new!) Dark Side of the Moon

    Travel into space and to the Dark Side of the Moon with a classic 1973 Pink Floyd mind-bending light and sound landscape.

    • Strasenburgh Planetarium
    • Laser Shows

  • Laser Taylor Swift

    Sing along to the songs you know All Too Well with hits from across the T-Swift discography under the dazzling lasers of the Planetarium dome.

    • Strasenburgh Planetarium
    • Laser Shows

  • Pink Floyd Laser

    A laser show staple, experience the Pink Floyd show produced right here in Rochester at the Strasenburgh Planetarium!

    • Strasenburgh Planetarium
    • Ongoing

    • Laser Shows

At The Cumming Nature Center

  • 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

  • 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

  • Native Gardening for Wildlife & Pollinators

    Join Ellen Folts to learn more about using native plants to attract and support native wildlife and pollinators.

    • Cumming Nature Center
    • June 2

    • 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.