RMSC After Dark

RMSC After Dark

RMSC After Dark is a series of after-hours social events for adults 21 and over featuring full museum access, cash bars and exciting science demonstrations.


Monster Bash

Friday, Oct. 18 | 7pm

Calling all witches, monsters, ghouls, and goblins. Attend the Halloween event of the season, our second annual RMSC After Dark: Monster Bash! Geek out in our new featured exhibit, SciFi Tech! Enjoy cash bars and get your haunt on with these spook-tacular activities:

  • Find the droids you ARE looking for during a science fiction to science fact tour of our new featured exhibit, SciFiTech, with our very own Dr. Uzelmeier.
  • If you've got it, haunt it, in our ghoulish costume contest where you could win amazing prizes provided by Black Button Distilling.
  • Get in the faraday cage and dance to tunes in hair-raising Electricity Theater shows.
  • Enter Virtual Reality: VeRacity VRcade, Rochester's immersive entertainment center featuring virtual reality experiences and games for all ages will be offering two choices of VR games for our Sci-Fi friends:  Space Pirate Trainer: Shoot down waves of droids while dodging incoming laser shots! and Beat Saber: Get your light sabers out and slash the beats as they fly towards you in fast paces rhythm game!

  • Commune with the spirits as you taste grain-to-glass craft spirits from Black Button Distilling.
  • Keep your wits about you as you peer into the past at eerie images and photographs pulled deep from within the RMSC archives.
  • Get real with Pillow Talk from the Center for Biological DiversityWhat’s scarier than extinction? The Center for Biological Diversity’s Pillow Talk table will teach you about the unexpected way you can save species. No tricks here, but make sure to stop by for a grown up treat...Endangered Species Condoms!  

  • Let your mind be blown by our Science on a Sphere shows, featuring real-time data of Earth systems and other planets.
  • Get creative with activities from the Rochester Maker Faire! Take a part 1980s Technology with the Rochester Makerspace, try on an LED Space Helmet, check out the Big Face Box photo op (sneak peak here), and channel Close Encounters by taking part in the Devil's Tower Sculpting Challenge. 

  • Take a seat at the newly renovated Strasenburgh Planetarium and prepare to be enthralled by thrilling laser shows. 

  • Fright night music provided by our DJ from BreakThrough Entertainment!
  • Food provided by food trucks, Cheesed and Confused and Chef's Catering.


VIP Experience: 

Elevate your After Dark experience with our VIP ticket option. You'll get everything the general ticket includes, plus: 

  • One-hour early access to the museum
  • Private whiskey seminar and tasting with Black Button Distilling. 
  • Custom T-shirt



  • Members pre-purchased: $13
  • Non-members pre-purchased: $16
  • Day of tickets: $22
  • VIP tickets*: $35
    *Only 50 VIP tickets are available.


Get Tickets

Must be 21+ to attend. Pre-purchasing tickets is strongly encouraged. 

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