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Inquiry Room Exploration

PreK | Explore science in a less structured setting as you learn and play in the unique Carlson Inquiry Room. Meet our live animals and investigate magnetism. Learn about states of matter as you experiment with vinegar and baking soda and make your own slime to take home.

  • Museum & Science Center
  • Inquiry Room Investigation
  • Pre K
  • Physical Sciences, Life Science, Earth Science

Inquiry Room Investigation

Explore science in an informal setting as you learn and play in the unique Carlson Inquiry Room. Meet our live animals and investigate magnetism, learn about states of matter with hands-on science experiments, and make your own slime to take home.

In-person capacity may be limited in compliance with public health guidelines in effect on the day of your visit.

NYS Standards:
  • P-PS1-1 Ask questions and use observations to test the claim that different kinds of matter exist as either solid or liquid.
  • P-LS1-1 Observe familiar plants and animals (including humans) and describe what they need to survive.
  • P-LS1-2 Plan and conduct an investigation to determine how familiar plants and/or animals use their external parts to help them survive in the environment.

How To Book

  • Call: 585.697.1942

  • Reservation Lead Time: At least 3 weeks

Need More Information?

  • Contact: Guest Services
  • Phone: 585.697.1942


When Is It?

  • Days Available: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Start Date: 09/07/2022
  • End Date: 06/22/2023
  • Program Length: 50 min.
  • Earliest Start Time: 10am

Who Should Attend?

  • Grades: Pre K
  • Minimum Attendance: 8
  • Maximum Attendance: 25

How Much Does It Cost?

  • $10 per person; PLUS: $5 Additional per person charge; 1 free adult with every 5 students; RMSC Member Adults free

    In-Person Lunch Fee: $30 per classroom needed, students required to bring bag lunch or pre-purchase café lunches at $7/person
  • Minimum Student Charge: 15 students