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!

  • JWSCP Volunteer Information Sessions

    What is the Joe Wilson Science Consultant Program, and what does a volunteer Science Consultant do? For answers to these questions and more, join us for a virtual session to learn more!

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    • Featured

  • Sensory Sunday

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

    • Museum & Science Center
    • December 10, 2023 9:30 am – 11:00 am

    • All Ages

  • Behind The Scenes Tours

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

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    • December 14, 2023 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

    • Adults 18+

  • Winter Break: STEAM Through the Ages

    Join us for activities through all of winter break!

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    • December 26, 2023 – December 30, 2023

    • Family Friendly

  • 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!

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    • 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

  • 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.

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    • March 4, 2023 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

    • Adults 21+

  • 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!

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    • May 13, 2023 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

    A “next-to-new” sale organized by RMSC Council, Fantastic Findings features treasures and collectibles from jewelry to toys.

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    • September 21, 2023 – September 24, 2023

  • 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.

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    • November 17, 2023 – November 19, 2023