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Call 4 Curiosity

Call 4 Curiosity

As Rochester’s hub of lifelong science learning, RMSC is essential to our region’s science infrastructure and culture of curiosity.  

Our hands-on, minds-on experiences give children, teens, and adults the chance to explore science and technology further, and, with your help, we’re able to encourage even more discovery.

Today we’re asking you to help us to support, share, volunteer, and visit. Your tax-deductible gift will help us inspire the young and the young at heart. Will you answer our call?


Give Now

Thank you for your support!


Why answer our call?

Your gifts to RMSC provide nearly 400,000 school-aged children, teens, and adults annually the opportunity to explore their science and technology curiosity. With your continued help, we’re able to encourage even more discovery. Here are a few ways that you can support the Museum, Planetarium, and Nature Center: 


Your gift, no matter the amount, can make all the difference. What you give today, tomorrow, and years from now, enhances our programs, exhibits, facilities, and our staff.



When we join together to learn from one another, anything is possible. There are so many ways for you to be an ambassador of curiosity at the RMSC. You can start by sharing away!



Your time is valuable. Spend it someplace cool ( the Arctic region of the Expedition Earth exhibit). Donations aren’t just monetary. A donation of time is also valuable. Being a volunteer creates the opportunity to see first hand what it means to shepherd curiosity in the minds of our visitors and enhance their overall experience.



We are a collection of amazing spaces that provide opportunities to explore and inspire learning like no other. Three distinct campuses – the Museum, the Cumming Nature Center, and the Strasenburgh Planetarium – challenge your mind and stir your senses, all while introducing you to people who have literally changed our world. 



Through a contribution to our 2020 Call 4 Curiosity, you can help us inspire curiosity in the young and the young at heart for years to come.


Answer the Call 4 Curiosity Today!


Other ways to Donate: 

Call 585.697.1938

Text RMSCGIVE to 76278

Visit 657 East Avenue Rochester, NY 14607


Do you think you could be a Catalyst for Curiosity?

Contact Brandon Swain at 585.697.1988 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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RMSC by the Numbers

Who are we and who do we serve? Here's a snapshot of our impact.

  • 5 million+ people have seen the stars at the Strasenburgh Planetarium since it opened in 1968.
  • 77.5k Planetarium shows have been shown over 50 years
  • 375k curious visitors come to the Museum each year
  • 60k wide-eyed children visit RMSC in school groups each year
  • 15.5k+ individuals and families served by RMSC's Community Partner Pass program each year
  • 6,400 RMSC members across Western N.Y.
  • 900 acres make up Cumming Nature Center, home to a vast, beautiful landscape and diverse environmental education opportunities 
  • 1 large public Planetarium within a day's drive of Rochester from any direction

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