This week, the Museum & Science Center Is Open:

  • Mon
    11/28

    Closed!
  • Tue
    11/29

    9:00 am-5:00 pm
  • Wed
    11/30

    9:00 am-5:00 pm
  • Thu
    12/01

    9:00 am-5:00 pm
  • Fri
    12/02

    9:00 am-5:00 pm
  • Sat
    12/03

    9:00 am-5:00 pm
  • Sun
    12/04

    11:00 am-5:00 pm
    Members-only:
    10:00am – 11:00am

Museum & Science Center General Admission

$18

General Admission

Adults 18+

$17

Seniors & Students

Valid ID Required

$16

Youth Admission

Children 3-18

FREE

Toddler Admission

Children under 3

$15

Active Military / Veteran Admission

$3

Museums For All

EBT Card Required

FREE

Educators*

Valid ID Required

FREE

ASTC Members*

With Member ID

*Free admission applies to teachers working in Monroe, Yates, Ontario, Livingston, Genesee, Orleans, or Wyoming counties.

Always Free For RMSC Members

RMSC membership offers fun-filled exploration of our world and beyond. Share the excitement of member benefits with your family and friends year-round.

Members of the Buffalo Museum of Science and other participating ASTC science centers or museums can visit for free!

Are you planning to visit the Strasenburgh Planetarium too?

Receive a $4 discount on combined admission when you purchase your tickets at the box office or front desk.

Tickets to Planetarium shows must be purchased separately.
Tickets purchased online are valid for the date selected and are non refundable.
Please check rmsc.org for the most up-to-date information on our hours.

Location / Directions

The Museum & Science Center, Strasenburgh Planetarium, Eisenhart Auditorium, and Gannett Building are all located on a 13-acre campus just minutes from downtown Rochester, NY.

RMSC Museum & Science Center
657 East Avenue
Rochester NY, 14607

RMSC Strasenburgh Planetarium
657 East Avenue
Rochester NY, 14607

Directions

  • Take the I-490 Expressway.
  • Exit at Culver Road.
  • Go north on Culver Road.
  • Turn left on East Avenue.
  • Proceed approximately one mile to 657 East Avenue.
  • Turn left onto the campus for FREE parking.

Gift Certificates Available!

To purchase a gift certificate to the RMSC or our gift shop, please call Guest Services at 585.697.1942. You can also buy gift certificates in-person at the RMSC Museum & Science Center Welcome Center.


Discounts

The RMSC wants to make visiting and learning accessible to all. We currently have discounts available for several different groups.

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Museums For All

The RMSC is a participating museum of Museums for All, a signature access program of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

Those receiving food assistance (SNAP) benefits may visit the Museum & Science Center at a reduced admission rate of $3 per person, up to four people, with the presentation of a SNAP Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card. This offer is not valid at the RMSC Strasenburgh Planetarium or RMSC Cumming Nature Center.

RMSC Museums for All is generously supported by M&T Bank

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Blue Star Museums

The RMSC offers a $3 discount year-round to both active military and veterans.

Through Blue Star Museums:  from Armed Forces Day in May to Labor Day in September, we provide free admission to active-duty military including Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, marines, National Guard, and Reserve members, with up to five family members. Please bring your Geneva convention common access card (CAC), a DD Form 1173 card (dependent ID), or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card to show to our Welcome Center team upon arrival.

Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, The Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America.

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Bank of America

The RMSC offers free admission to Bank of America and Merrill Lynch credit and debit card holders on the first full weekend of every month.

Present your active card along with a photo ID for admission. 

This offer is valid for cardholders only, guests are not eligible for free admission. This offer includes free admission to the RMSC Museum & Science Center and Star Shows at the Strasenburgh Planetarium. 

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Group Reservations

Group rates available but you must reserve prior to your visit. This ticket is for Museum & Science Center general admission only. You must have 10 or more people in your party to be considered a group. Additional charge(s) may apply for special exhibitions or programs. 


Closures & Holiday Open Hours

Christmas Eve

  • December 24th, 2022

Open Hours

  • 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Christmas

  • December 25th, 2022

CLOSED

Day after Christmas

  • December 26th, 2022

Open Hours

  • 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

New Year’s Eve

  • December 31st, 2022

Open Hours

  • 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

New Year’s Day

  • January 1st, 2023

Open Hours

  • 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

New Year’s Day Observed

  • January 2nd, 2023

Open Hours

  • 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

  • January 16th, 2023

Open Hours

  • 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

President’s Day

  • February 20th, 2023

Open Hours

  • 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Easter Sunday

  • April 9th, 2023

Open Hours

  • 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Memorial Day

  • May 29th, 2023

CLOSED

Independence Day

  • July 3rd, 2023

CLOSED

Labor Day

  • September 4th, 2023

CLOSED


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RMSC CAFÉ HOURS

Tuesday—Sunday:  11am–2pm

Now serving pizza, subs, and salads from Mark’s Pizzeria! 

NEW! Group Lunch Orders

The RMSC is excited to announce brand new lunch options provided by our café, beginning October 1, 2022. 

When are Group Lunch Orders offered? 

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays 

What options are available? 

Group orders are available for a minimum of 10 lunches per group when ordered ahead of time. 

  • Cheese pizza combo: slice of cheese pizza, juice box, and an icecream sandwich 
  • Pepperoni pizza combo: slice of pepperoni pizza, juice box, and ice cream sandwich 
  • Chef salad combo: chef salad, juice box, and fresh-cut fruit 

What is the cost? 

$7/combo 

Where will we eat?

Our Floor Staff will guide you to your assigned room for lunch. Due to time and space constraints, groups of 15 or more are unable to eat lunch in the café area. 

How do I place an order? 

If interested, please call Guest Services at 585.697.1942 to provide the number of lunches you would like to order, a minimum of 2 weeks before your visit.

How do I pay?

Payment is required at the time of reservation. This food option is NON-REFUNDABLE. 

Food is prepared ahead of time and therefore, non-refundable. 

Please call the Guest Services team at 585.697.1942 with any questions. 


Covid Safety

Your safety is our top priority. See below to learn about our COVID policies and procedures to create a safe space for all.

What we’re doing to keep you safe

  • Reservations are not required for members or visitors, but visitors are encouraged to purchase advanced tickets online. Onsite ticket purchases will also be accepted. RMSC Members can simply show their membership card when they arrive as normal. 
  • Providing substantial access to hand sanitizer and encouraging hand washing often.
  • Increasing cleaning and disinfecting throughout our facility.
  • For more information, see RMSC’s Cleaning and Sanitation Standards below.

What we’re asking our visitors to do

  • Stay home if you are not feeling well.
  • Purchase tickets in advance before you visit.
  • Wash your hands often, for at least 20 seconds.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth, and be sure to cough/sneeze into your elbow.
  • Stay with your party when walking through the Museum & Science Center, and keep children within reach at all times.
  • Please be patient – don’t crowd around exhibits. Practice social distancing and remain 6 feet away from others not in your party. 

RMSC Cleaning and Sanitation Standards

  • We have worked diligently to ensure a safe environment for all who come through our doors. We will continue to rely on guidance from the CDC, New York State Department of Health, and Monroe County Health Department to make operational decisions and adjustments as necessary. 
  • RMSC custodial staff is on-site before, during, and after the Museum & Science Center, Nature Center, and Planetarium operating hours to sanitize and clean the restrooms, cafe, common areas, and exhibit galleries.
  • Staff are frequently cleaning and disinfecting commonly touched surfaces and highly interactive and hands-on surfaces.
  • The Star Theater chairs, railings and other high touch areas will be disinfected after every show.
  • Multiple hand sanitizer stations are available throughout the Museum & Science Center, Planetarium, and Nature Center.
  • Staff and volunteers are required to frequently wash their hands and to not come to work if they are sick or have a fever.

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.