Please note our hours are changing!

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. 

Ticks Up Close (NEW)

Ticks Up Close (NEW)

Students will use microscopes to observe local tick species, learn how the most common tick species on the East Coast spread Lyme disease, and discuss the many ecosystems and climate factors that control tick populations.

**Capacity may be limited in compliance with public health guidelines in effect on the day of your visit.

Explore our virtual Ticks! field trip program

Subjects: Life Science
Program Type: Guided Cumming Nature Center Experience
NYS Standards:

  • 3-LS1-1 Develop models to describe that organisms have unique and diverse life cycles but all have in common birth, growth, reproduction, and death.

  • 4-LS1-1 Construct an argument that plants and animals have internal and external structures that function to support survival, growth, behavior, and reproduction.

  • MS-LS2-1 Analyze and interpret data to provide evidence for the effects of resource availability on organisms and populations of organisms in an ecosystem.

  • MS-LS2-4 Construct an argument supported by empirical evidence that changes to physical or biological components of an ecosystem affect population.

  • MS-LS1-5 Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for how environmental and genetic factors influence the growth of organisms.


NGSS Keywords: Life Science, Ecosystems. Structure, Function & Information Processing, Organisms, Plants & Animals


Where is it?

Cumming Nature Center

When is it?

Days Available: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Any time except for 11/13/20-12/26/20
Program Length: Full Day
Earliest Start Time: 8am

Who Should Attend?

Grades: 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade
Minimum Attendence: 12
Maximum Attendence: 60

How Much Does It Cost?

Cost: Guided Group Programs: $7 per person; 1 free adult with every 5 students; RMSC Member Adults free.

How To Book?

Call: 585.697.1942
Reservation Timeframe: 4 Wks

Need More Information?

Name: Member & Visitor Services
Phone: 585.697.1942


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