Learning

Learning with the RMSC

Stay curious with a hefty helping of hands-on, minds-on science and fun with additional enrichment programs from the RMSC. Explore summer and break week Curiosity Camps with exciting opportunities for young minds. Discover field trips for your class that will bring your curriculum to life. Bring your Scout Group for an experience full of fun-filled educational experiences. Or discover the RMSC Collections with over 1.2 million objects.

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Field Trips

Explore school programs using our Program Search. This tool is designed to help you find the RMSC experience that best fits your needs. As always, we’re here to help. Give us a call at 585.697.1942 and we will answer any questions you have.

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Camps

Curiosity Campers enjoy unique, rewarding, and fun-filled educational experiences, interactions with scientists and other professionals, and exploration into science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) topics. Get ready to share in new adventure and explore exciting experiments for minds ages 2–15!

Scouts

Experience instructor-led classroom activities and experiments along with exhibit exploration at the RMSC Museum & Science Center and outdoor programs at the RMSC Cumming Nature Center. Join us with your Den, Pack, or Troop here at the RMSC! Scout programming is centered on the Scouts BSA and Girl Scouts of America badge requirements.

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Forest School

Forest School provides children with the space to nurture their relationship with nature through curiosity-driven learning, unstructured play, hands-on projects and basic outdoor skills development.

The Walden Project

The Walden Project – NY is a year-long educational experience for high school and gap year students located at Cumming Nature Center in Naples, NY. We offer interdisciplinary education in an outdoor setting with an emphasis on academic independence and freedom.

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Educator Online Resource Library

Extend the learning–download supporting curriculum materials below to use before, during, or after your RMSC field trip.

More Ways to Learn with the RMSC

Whether you are a lifelong learner, researcher, retired educator, or have a passion for STEM, discover even more ways to learn at the RMSC.

Internships

Explore internship opportunities for students seeking career-readiness experiences. We accept applications from students and recent grads.

Joe Wilson Science Consultant Program (JWSCP)

Join this volunteer based program in partnership with the Rochester City School District and Webster Central School District! Visit classrooms as a science expert to lead interactive programs in STEM, igniting students’ curiosity.

Collections & Library

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Discover three floors filled with over 200 interactive science and history themed exhibits and science demonstrations.

Take a trip across the universe in our 65ft domed Star theater. Explore Star shows, laser shows, and featured giant screen films.

Explore 15 miles of hiking and ski trails, a Visitor Center, and year-round events and environmental education programs.