Museum & Science Center
Museum & Science Center Exhibits
With over 1.2 million collection objects, you can discover something new each time you visit the Museum & Science Center! From exploring exhibits to watching Live Science demonstrations to enjoying Planetarium Star Shows, a trip to the RMSC Rochester Campus is sure to be fun for the whole family.
Survival of the slowest
Discover species that use their weaknesses to survive in a world where large, strong, and fast animals are at the top of the food chain!
Power cities, build cars, harness wind, and fire catapults in Inventor Center.
Our newest exhibit Wonders of Water is open NOW!
Meet ice-age giants, enter a twisting tunnel through an icy glacier, and journey through an amazing landscape upstate New York hasn’t seen in thousands, or even millions, of years.
Explore the paths that courageous freedom seekers followed through Rochester in this dramatic, interactive exhibition.
Our exhibit is closed, but you can still view a smaller version of the exhibit in our Pat Hale gallery or enjoy a virtual tour.
Discover the diversity of indigenous American lifestyles as expressed through material culture and the environment.
You’ll be mesmerized by zaps of lightning appearing just feet away in our Electricity Theater.
This exhibit tells the story of more than 400 years of cooperation and conflict between Western New York’s native Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) inhabitants and the Europeans who came here as explorers, traders, and eventually, settlers.
Learn how racist media influences people’s lives, and how we can use this imagery as an educational tool to promote social equity.
In this iconic diorama, explore how Rochester became America’s first western “boomtown” as a result of the Erie Canal.
View the “pickaninny” panel removed from Rochester’s Dentzel Carousel and explore the important lessons it provides on racism in our community.
Engage in the wonders of our planet and beyond as you enjoy a 3-D experience of land, oceans, atmosphere, and more.
Take a journey into the world of sound and music at the RMSC.
Explore the ways in which individuals and groups express their identities to the world around them.
Discover the science behind everyday devices in this hands-on, minds-on exhibit.
Experiment with lasers, lenses, and mirrors as you explore the nature of light and optics.
Construct your own wooden masterpiece with KEVA Planks. Blending science with art, KEVA Planks brings out the designer, architect, and engineer in all of us.
Discover a world too small to see! Get the family together and become enthralled with the world of nanoscale science, engineering, and technology in an exciting, interactive exhibit.
Construction trades are booming! Come and be inspired about the possibilities,
The Regional Green Infrastructure Showcase is a new educational, outdoor space in process across from museum visitor entrance.
Discover stories of exemplary Rochester leaders who have made outstanding, enduring contributions to business and community in the Greater Rochester region.
Learn how some animals’ perceived weaknesses are actually their secret weapon: they’re super slow! Esta exposición bilingüe está disponible en inglés y español.
Veterans receive free admission to the RMSC on 11/10 and 11/11 with military ID! Enjoy access to an exhibit about the US Navy’s last heavy cruisers.
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.