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School Overnight

School Overnight

Give your class an experience they’ll never forget, a night at the museum!

Enjoy a unique opportunity to engage in hands-on activities, visit the planetarium, see our singing Tesla Coils in the Electricity Theater, be amazed with a Live Science Presentation, and of course have the opportunity to explore the museums three floors of interactive exhibits after hours. Discover what the RMSC holds for you!


Select a Theme


Explore the forces of weather as you learn about fronts and extreme weather conditions.

Included in overnight experience :

  •         Electricity Theater
  •         Inquiry Room: Weather
  •         Exploration stations

Select one of the following options:

  •         Science On a Sphere:  Predicting Weather or Hurricanes
  •         Planetarium- Our Changing Seasons


Meet some animal friends and learn about their adaptations as you get up close and personal with the animals at the RMSC.

Included in overnight experience:

  •         Docent Tour: Animals
  •         Science On a Sphere:  Animal Adaptations
  •         Exploration stations

Select one of the following options:

  •     Inquiry Room: Bugs  OR Inquiry Room: Frogs



Go through the engineering and design process as you explore and invent something of your own!

Included in overnight experience:

  •         Inventor Center experience
  •         Electricity Theater
  •        Inquiry Room: Fantastic Forces/Simple Machines
  •         Exploration stations


Science Sampler

Just looking for a night of science filled fun! Choose the Science Sample overnight.

Included in overnight experience:

  •         Exploration stations: Gross Science
  •         Electricity Theater 

Select one of the following options:

  •         Pick a show, tour, exhibit workshop or inquiry room class


Add Additional Experiences

Themed Overnights may already include these experiences, but please inquire if you wish to have an additional experience for your overnight.  Add–Ons are an additional $3 per person.

  •         Docent tours
  •         Carlson Inquiry Classes
  •         Science On a Sphere show
  •         Inventor Center

Subjects: Engineering & Design
Program Type: Special Program

Where is it?

Museum & Science Center

When is it?

Days Available: Wednesday, Thursday
Start Date: 09/17/2018
End Date: 06/14/2019
Program Length: 24 hours
Earliest Start Time: 11am

Who Should Attend?

Grades: 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade
Minimum Attendence: 40
Maximum Attendence: 150

How Much Does It Cost?

Cost: $55 per student; $20 per adult (after 1:5 free ratio)
Minimum Student Charge: 40

How To Book?

Call: 585.697.1942
Reservation Timeframe: 4 Wks

Need More Information?

Name: Member & Visitor Services
Phone: 585.697.1942

Other Information


NYS Learning Standards: ELA1; MST3, MST 4PS(1,2) Next Generation Science Standards: PS3.B, PS4.B, ESS1.B

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