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Stories in Stone

Grades 2-9 | Get hands on with rocks, minerals and fossil and discover the Earth Systems that shaped our local geology.

  • Museum & Science Center
  • Guided Exhibit Workshops
  • 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade
  • Earth Science

Exhibit Workshop

Get hands on with rocks, minerals and fossils and discover the Earth Systems that shaped our local geology. From earthquakes to erosion, weathering, deposition and tectonic plate  movements, get up close and hands-on with the how the ground beneath our feet has changed over time. Gain a deep understanding of the rock cycle as we uncover the “stories” behind how rocks were formed.

Extend the Experience

Add to your students’ experience by pairing this program with Plates in Motion in our Science on a Sphere exhibition.

Learn More

NYS Standards:
  • ESS2.A: Earth Materials and Systems
  • ESS2.B: Plate Tectonics and Large-Scale Systems
  • ESS1.C the History of Planet Earth
  • LS4.A Evidence of Common Ancestry & Diversity

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?

  • Start Date: 09/07/2022
  • End Date: 06/22/2023
  • Program Length: 50 min.
  • Earliest Start Time: 10am

Who Should Attend?

  • Grades: 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade
  • Minimum Attendance: 8
  • Maximum Attendance: 40

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