PLEASE NOTE: RMSC Cumming Nature Center is closed from Sunday, November 13 through Tuesday, December 13. Re-opening will be on Wednesday, December 14. Trails and buildings are closed to the public until that date.

This week, the Cumming Nature Center Is Open:

  • Mon
    11/28

    Closed!
    Annual Closure (11/13-12/13)
  • Tue
    11/29

    Closed!
    Annual Closure (11/13-12/13)
  • Wed
    11/30

    Closed!
    Annual Closure (11/13-12/13)
  • Thu
    12/01

    Closed!
    Annual Closure (11/13-12/13)
  • Fri
    12/02

    Closed!
    Annual Closure (11/13-12/13)
  • Sat
    12/03

    Closed!
    Annual Closure (11/13-12/13)
  • Sun
    12/04

    Closed!
    Annual Closure (11/13-12/13)

**NOTICE: The Cumming Nature Center building and property will be closed to the public from Sunday, November 13 through Tuesday, December 13.**

Cumming Nature Center General Admission

$3

General Admission

FREE

Toddler Admission

Children under 3

FREE

Military Admission

Active and Veterans

FREE

Educators

Valid ID Required

FREE

ANCA Members

With Member ID

Always Free For Members

An RMSC or Pines Pass membership offers fun-filled exploration of our world and beyond. Share the excitement of member benefits with your family and friends year-round.

Tickets purchased online are valid for 60 days from the date selected and are non-refundable.
This ticket is for RMSC Cumming Nature Center general admission only.

Location / Directions

The Cumming Nature Center is located an hour south of Rochester, NY, and 10 minutes north of Naples, NY. 

6472 Gulick Road
Naples, NY 14512

Phone: 585.374.6160

Directions from Rochester, NY and Points North

  • Take Interstate 390 south to Routes 5 & 20.
  • Proceed east to Route 15A in Lima.
  • Go south on Route 15A to Route 20A in Hemlock.
  • Head east on Route 20A to East Lake Road in Honeoye.
  • Proceed south on East Lake Road to County Road 33. There are signs to point the way from the junction of East Lake Road and County Road 33.
  • Turn east on County Road 33, and then southeast on Pinewood Hill Road. This becomes Gulick Road, and the CNC entrance will be on your right.

Directions from Naples, NY and Points South

  • From Main Street in Naples (State Route 21), turn onto Clark Street (County Hwy 36), heading north.
  • Take first right onto Gulick Road.
  • Follow Gulick Road for 7 miles.
  • CNC will be on your left.

Gift Certificates Available!

To purchase a gift certificate to the RMSC or our gift shop, please call Guest Services at 585.374.6160. You can also buy gift certificates in-person at the RMSC Museum & Science Center Welcome Center.


Discounts

The RMSC wants to make visiting and learning accessible to all. We have several discounts available to several different groups.

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ANCA REciprocal program

The CNC is a part of the Association of Nature Center Administrators (ANCA) Reciprocal Program.

Members of participating nature centers receive free admission to CNC upon presentation of a valid member card. A list of participating nature centers can be found here. This offer is not valid at the RMSC Strasenburgh Planetarium or RMSC Museum & Science Center.

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Blue Star Museums

The RMSC offers a $3 discount year-round to both active military and veterans.

Through Blue Star Museums:  from Armed Forces Day in May to Labor Day in September, we provide free admission to active-duty military including Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, marines, National Guard, and Reserve members, with up to five family members. Please bring your Geneva convention common access card (CAC), a DD Form 1173 card (dependent ID), or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card to show to our Welcome Center team upon arrival.

Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, The Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America.


Closures & Holidays

Annual Closure (11/13-12/13)

  • December 3rd, 2022

CLOSED

Annual Closure (11/13-12/13)

  • December 4th, 2022

CLOSED

Annual Closure (11/13-12/13)

  • December 5th, 2022

CLOSED

Annual Closure (11/13-12/13)

  • December 6th, 2022

CLOSED

Annual Closure (11/13-12/13)

  • December 7th, 2022

CLOSED

Annual Closure (11/13-12/13)

  • December 8th, 2022

CLOSED

Annual Closure (11/13-12/13)

  • December 9th, 2022

CLOSED

Annual Closure (11/13-12/13)

  • December 10th, 2022

CLOSED

Annual Closure (11/13-12/13)

  • December 11th, 2022

CLOSED

Annual Closure (11/13-12/13)

  • December 12th, 2022

CLOSED

Annual Closure (11/13-12/13)

  • December 13th, 2022

CLOSED

Christmas Eve

  • December 24th, 2022

CLOSED

Christmas

  • December 25th, 2022

CLOSED

New Year’s Eve

  • December 31st, 2022

Open Hours

  • 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

New Year’s Day

  • January 1st, 2023

Open Hours

  • 11:00 am – 5:00 pm


Covid Safety

Your safety is our top priority. See below to learn about our COVID policies and procedures to create a safe space for all.

What we’re doing to keep you safe

  • Reservations are not required for members or visitors, but visitors are encouraged to purchase advanced tickets online. Onsite ticket purchases will also be accepted. RMSC Members can simply show their membership card when they arrive as normal. 
  • Providing substantial access to hand sanitizer and encouraging hand washing often.
  • Increasing cleaning and disinfecting throughout our facility.
  • For more information, see RMSC’s Cleaning and Sanitation Standards below.

What we’re asking our visitors to do

  • Stay home if you are not feeling well.
  • Purchase tickets in advance before you visit.
  • Wash your hands often, for at least 20 seconds.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth, and be sure to cough/sneeze into your elbow.
  • Stay with your party when walking through the Museum & Science Center, and keep children within reach at all times.
  • Please be patient – don’t crowd around exhibits. Practice social distancing and remain 6 feet away from others not in your party. 

RMSC Cleaning and Sanitation Standards

  • We have worked diligently to ensure a safe environment for all who come through our doors. We will continue to rely on guidance from the CDC, New York State Department of Health, and Monroe County Health Department to make operational decisions and adjustments as necessary. 
  • RMSC custodial staff is on-site before, during, and after the Museum & Science Center, Nature Center, and Planetarium operating hours to sanitize and clean the restrooms, cafe, common areas, and exhibit galleries.
  • Staff are frequently cleaning and disinfecting commonly touched surfaces and highly interactive and hands-on surfaces.
  • The Star Theater chairs, railings and other high touch areas will be disinfected after every show.
  • Multiple hand sanitizer stations are available throughout the Museum & Science Center, Planetarium, and Nature Center.
  • Staff and volunteers are required to frequently wash their hands and to not come to work if they are sick or have a fever.

Discover three floors filled with over 200 interactive science and history theme 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.