👓 Not sure what to do with your eclipse glasses next? 👓

♻️ Bring them back to the RMSC or Strasenburgh Planetarium to be reused! Simply give us a visit and drop them off at the Museum & Science Center Welcome Desk or Planetarium box office. Deadline to drop off is May 1.

Museum & Science Center

Programs & Events

With over 1.2 million collection objects, you can discover something new each time you visit the RMSC 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.

We also host events for all ages. From family events and kid-friendly gatherings to galas and “adults-only” celebrations, the RMSC is the place to be for hands-on, minds-on fun. Check out the details — and be sure to join us!

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  • Science on the Edge Lectures

    Cutting-edge science in an informal setting.

    • Museum & Science Center
    • April 24, 2024 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

  • Behind The Scenes Tours

    A series of themed, behind the scenes tours to help you get a glimpse at our collections vaults.

    • Museum & Science Center
    • April 25, 2024 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

    • Adults 18+

  • Beautiful Blooms Plant Sale (pick-up)

    ORDER TODAY to pick up in May! Buy spring blooms for yourself or as a gift while supporting your favorite non-profit!

    • Museum & Science Center
    • May 11, 2024 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

  • Survival of the slowest farewell

    Say Goodbye to the Slowest on the last day of the exhibit! Learn about animal adaptation and make some animal crafts to celebrate. 

    • Museum & Science Center
    • May 19, 2024 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

    • Educators

  • Sensory Sunday

    An inviting Museum & Science Center experience for visitors of all ages and abilities.

    • Museum & Science Center
    • May 19, 2024 9:30 am – 11:00 am

    • All Ages

  • rmsc Repair Fair

    Got a busted gadget? Ailing appliance? Cranky contraption? Fear not! Join us at the Repair Fair to seek solutions. While you wait for your repairs, explore the wonders of science and technology within the RMSC’s exhibits. Enjoy a day of learning, fixing, and fun.

    • Museum & Science Center
    • June 2, 2024 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

    • All Ages

  • Fantastic Findings

    (Donation drop-off date coming up!) A “next-to-new” sale organized by RMSC Council, Fantastic Findings features treasures and collectibles from jewelry to toys.

    • Museum & Science Center
    • September 18, 2024 – September 21, 2024

  • Science Alive!

    When the kids are off from school, we put science — and fun — live on center stage with Electricity Theater, science demonstrations, live animal presentations, and more!

    • Museum & Science Center
    • Varies

  • Science at Home

    Science and curiosity from home!

    • At Home
    • Anytime!

RMSC Museum & Science Center programs are made possible in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

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Annual Fundraising Events

  • Beautiful Blooms Plant Sale (pick-up)

    ORDER TODAY to pick up in May! Buy spring blooms for yourself or as a gift while supporting your favorite non-profit!

    • Museum & Science Center
    • May 11, 2024 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

  • 2023 Innovation Celebration

    Join us at our annual Innovation Celebration, returning to the RMSC this year!

    • Museum & Science Center
    • September 9, 2023 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm

  • Fantastic Findings

    (Donation drop-off date coming up!) A “next-to-new” sale organized by RMSC Council, Fantastic Findings features treasures and collectibles from jewelry to toys.

    • Museum & Science Center
    • September 18, 2024 – September 21, 2024

  • Holiday Bazaar

    A juried show with FIVE floors of displays across the RMSC campus. A spectacular variety of carefully selected exhibitors showcase creative, unique, hand-made items.

    • Museum & Science Center
    • November 22, 2024 – November 24, 2024

  • Uncorked & On Tap

    Join us for an annual fundraising event full of sampling, entertainment, and unique insights into the science of wine, beer, and spirits.

    • Museum & Science Center
    • March 2, 2024 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

    • Adults 21+