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The RMSC’s Museum & Strasenburgh Planetarium will be open to the public on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays beginning Monday, November 30. See the Planetarium Show Schedule and the Museum Admission page to plan your visit. 

The Changemakers: Rochester Women Who Changed the World (NEW)

The Changemakers: Rochester Women Who Changed the World (NEW)

Celebrate historical and contemporary women visionaries, trailblazers, inventors, social innovators, and entrepreneurs of diverse backgrounds from the Rochester Region and sovereign Haudenosaunee Confederacy. Students of all backgrounds will be inspired and empowered to create a better society through access to stories of Changemakers who are like them. Immersive, collections-rich spaces and hands-on experiences are designed to reflect the experiences of diverse women, reveal new insights from the past, encourage gender equity in the present, and inspire innovators of the future to continue to work toward change.

Subjects: Social Studies
Program Type: Limited Time Exhibition
NYS Standards:

  • 4.2 Native American Groups and the Environment
  • 4.5 In Search of Freedom and a Call for Change 
  • 7.7 Reform Movements
  • 8.2 A Changing Society:  Industrialization and immigration contributed to the urbanization of America.  Problems resulting from these changes sparked the Progressive movement and increased calls for reform. 
  • 11.10 Social and Economic Change / Domestic Issues (1945- Present):  Racial, gender, and socioeconomic inequalities were addressed by individuals, groups, and organizations


Where is it?

Museum & Science Center

When is it?

Days Available: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Start Date: 11/20/2020
End Date: 05/16/2021
Earliest Start Time: 9am

Who Should Attend?

Grades: Pre K, Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade

How Much Does It Cost?

Cost: Permanent galleries are included (availability varies) with Museum Group Admission: $8 per person; 1 free adult with every 5 students; RMSC Member adults free

How To Book?

Call: 585.697.1942

Need More Information?

Name: Member & Visitor Services
Phone: 585-697-1942


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