The RMSC Museum will be open from Wednesday (May 12) through Sunday (May 16) in celebration of the final week of our featured exhibit, The Changemakers: Rochester Women Who Changed the World. See our admission page for details about our extended hours.

Old Rochester, featuring our 1838 Diorama

Old Rochester, featuring our 1838 Diorama

This experience features the diorama Rochester in 1838: Young Lion of the West. Immerse yourselves in 19th century Rochester - its shops and homes and how families lived in their community differently then from now.


Subjects: Physical Sciences, Social Studies
Program Type: Permanent Exhibition
NYS Standards:

  • 1st Grade
    Waves: Light and Sound: PS4.C
    Time, Continuity, and Change: 8a
  • 4th Grade
    Forces and Interactions: PS3.B
    Westward Movement and Industrialization: 6c, 6f
  • 5th Grade
    Structure and Properties of Matter: PS1.A
  • 6th Grade - 8th Grade
    Energy: PS3.B

NGSS Keywords: Physical Sciences, Energy, States of Matter

Where is it?

Museum & Science Center

When is it?

Days Available: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Earliest Start Time: 9am

Who Should Attend?

Grades: 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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