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Flight to Freedom: Rochester’s Underground Railroad

Flight to Freedom: Rochester’s Underground Railroad

Immerse yourselves in re-created environments, first-person accounts, and hands-on experiences of the period leading up to the Civil War. Use primary documents to discover how Rochesterians fought against slavery.


Subjects: Physical Sciences, The Arts, Earth Science
Program Type: Permanent Exhibition
Supporting Curriculum Materials:

Educator Guide

NYS Standards:
  • Pre-K
    Physical Sciences: PS4.B
    Earth and Space Sciences: ESS1.A
  • Kindergarten
    Civic Ideas and Practices:4a
    Geography, Humans, and the Environment: 6b
    Time, Continuity, and Change: 8b
  • 1st Grade
    Waves: Light and Sound: PS4.B
    Space Systems: Patterns and Cycles: ESS1.A
    Individual Development and Cultural Identity: 1b, 1c, 2a
    Geography, Humans, and the Environment: 5b
  • Time, Continuity, and Change: 7a, 8a, 8b
  • 2nd Grade
    Time, Continuity, and Change: 6b
  • 3rd Grade
    Civic Ideas and Practices: 8a, 8b, 8c
  • 4th Grade
    In Search of Freedom and a Call for Change: 5a, 5b
  • 5th Grade
    Government: 6c
  • 7th Grade
    Colonial Developments: 2e
    Reform Movements: 7b
    Nation Divided: 8b, 8e

NGSS Keywords: Earth Systems, Physical sciences

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: 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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