Museum & Science CEnter

RMSC break week CAMPS

  • RMSC Museum & Science Center, Rochester NY

  • 8 Week-Long Summer Sessions, February Break, Spring Break

  • Scholarships available year-round

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Break week opportunities

spring break Camp: solar camp

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Monday, April 1–Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Ages 6-8 & 9-11

Here comes the sun! Learn about the many benefits of the star of our solar system as you explore different forms of renewable energy, experiment with solar panels, and cook up a sunny snack. Get ready for the upcoming Total Solar Eclipse, and learn about when it’ll be back in Rochester again. See you for Solar Camp!

Pricing & Add-ons

Standard Price: $183 per camper, for 3 days of camp

Enhanced Enrollment: $220–includes entry for a family of 4 to the ROC the Eclipse Festival at the RMSC on Saturday, April 6, 2024.*

*Use code: CAMPECLIPSE and our Guest Services staff will reach out to you during camp week to deliver your tickets.

$7/day | $21 for a 3-day week

$7/day | $21 for a 3-day week

combo before & after care

$40/week

Ages 9-11 sold out

(Sold Out) February Break Camp: Build it

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Monday, February 19–Friday, February 23, 2024

Ages 6-8 & 9-11

Get ready to Build It! Join us this February Break as we explore the engineering design process together. Learn about how simple machines help make work easier, take on our Inventor Center challenge, and visit the Tech Lab for a 3D printing demonstration. Test, iterate, and improve–then apply what you learned to your own invention!

Pricing & Add-ons

$305 per camper, for a full week of camp.

$30/week

$30/week

combo before & after care

$50/week

Older campers will dive deeper into the engineering design process and explore innovative solutions to current issues in society.

(Sold Out) February Break camp at the RMSC Cumming Nature Center

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Tuesday, February 20–Thursday, February 22, 2024

Ages 7-11
$185

In winter, the world is covered in snow and there are many mysteries hidden all around us. Discover the secrets of winter! Explore the snow-dressed evergreens, learn how animal signs and tracks tell the stories of the forest, and celebrate the gift of snow with winter activities such as shelter-building, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and sledding. If your toes get chilly, get toasty by the fire!

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Need help with registration? Have a question about our program offerings and activities? 

Contact us at 585.271.4320 or camps@rmsc.org and someone will get back to you within 1-2 business days (M-F, 9am-5pm).

Important Camp Information (RMSC)

Policies

Prior to registering, please review our policies for all of the additional information you’ll need to know before your camper’s first day! We’ll also send this document out via email the week before your camper attends camp.

  • You may not register another person’s camper.  If your camper plans to attend camp with a friend, please let us know during registration so that we can group them accordingly.
  • Campers are grouped based on their ages at the start of camp.
  • All campers must be toilet trained by the start of camp.
  • All campers must bring their own lunch and snack(s).
  • Curiosity Camps are nut-free programs (no peanuts or tree nuts of any kind) . Thank you for your cooperation in keeping our families safe and healthy.

REgistration

Registration is required prior to the start of camp.  Enrollment is limited; early registration is highly recommended. Members receive priority registration! 

Need help registering or have a question about our program?  Contact us at 585.271.4320 or camps@rmsc.org and someone will get back to you within 1-2 business days (M-F, 9am-5pm).

Drop-Off and Pick-up Procedures

For camps on the RMSC campus, drop-off and pick-up take place in the Eisenhart Auditorium (not the main museum building) located on the RMSC campus at 657 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607. Times vary depending on the camper’s age and type of camp, see below:

Mini Camps

Drop-off between 8:45–9:15am.  Pick-up at 1pm. Please note that Extended Care is not available for Mini Campers.

Almost Camps

Drop-off between 8:45–9:15am. Campers arriving before 8:45am will need to register for Before Care. Pick-up is at 2:30pm. After Care is not available for Almost Camps.  All Almost Campers must be picked up at 2:30pm.

Full Day Camps

Drop-off between 8:45–9:15am. Campers arriving before 8:45am will need to register for Before Care. Pick-up is between 3:45–4:15pm. Campers who are not picked up by 4:15pm will be placed in After Care, and families will be charged accordingly.

  • Authorized pick-ups must present a photo ID every time they come to pick up a camper.
  • In the event your camper needs to be picked up early, please write the early pick-up time on that day’s sign-in sheet and notify a member of Camp Administration. In the event of an emergency, you can reach us at the following:
  • Curiosity Camps office: 585.271.42552 ext. 601
  • Curiosity Camps mobile: 585.727.3258
  • RMSC Guest Services: 585.271.4320
  • Please note that early pick-ups between 3:30 – 3:45 PM are not always possible as groups are transitioning from their classrooms to dismissal.

Late Pick-Up Procedures

  • Campers that have not been picked up by 4:15pm will be enrolled in After Care and charged accordingly. 
  • Campers that have not been picked up by 5:30pm will be charged a $10 late fee.  
  • Campers that have not been picked up by 5:45pm will be charged a $25 late fee. 
  • If a camper has not been picked up by 6pm and we are unable to reach an authorized pick-up adult, the Rochester Police Department will be notified. 

Please note that Extended Care is not available for Mini Campers. After Care is not available for Almost Campers.