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Giving Opportunities at RMSC

The RMSC is a valuable community resource, with our three-floor Science Museum, iconic Strasenburgh Planetarium, and picturesque Cumming Nature Center. Your gift ensures that we can continue to offer the Rochester community the best that these three locations have to offer. Join our mission to stimulate interest and understanding of science and technology locally with an online donation today.



Make a tax-deductible donation to the RMSC by phone or mail:

  • Phone: 585.697.1936
  • Mail: Make check payable to “Rochester Museum & Science Center” and send it to:

Rochester Museum & Science Center
Office for Advancement
657 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607

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You can honor a loved one with a gift to the RMSC. It’s easy to commemorate the memory of a cherished family member or friend or celebrate a special occasion in this unique way. Your gift to the RMSC will help provide lifelong learning opportunities to everyone in our community who visits.

We will send a letter describing your thoughtful generosity to the family member(s) of your loved one or to the honoree without revealing the amount of your contribution.

To make an honor or memorial gift, or to discuss personalized commemorative gift options, contact 585.697.1924 or


Create your legacy and help light the path to a solid future by supporting the RMSC through planned giving. See below for different ways to give. If you are interested in exploring your options, contact 585.697.1924 or


Investing in Future Generations

The Bausch Society recognizes and honors those who have graciously provided for the RMSC by including the Museum in their estate planning. Planned giving helps to ensure our community’s museum continues to inspire, educate and entertain visitors for generations to come through your investment in the future.

As a Bausch Society member, you will enjoy:

  • Invitations to exclusive donor events and exhibit openings
  • Recognition in the Museum and donor newsletter (with permission)

The Bausch family has been an integral part of Rochester’s history. Edward Bausch offered his East Avenue home and grounds for a new museum in 1939. In the four-floor Bausch building are housed some of our greatest collections and our finest exhibition experiences. On the grounds of his home now stands the Strasenburgh Planetarium. We are proud of the legacy of Edward Bausch and delighted to use the name to identify this very important future for the RMSC.

For more information about the Bausch Society, please contact Vice President for Institutional Advancement, at 585.697.1936.

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