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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  • SOLD OUT – Curiosity Kids: Junior Naturalists

    Learn outdoors during this multi-day series about bugs, birds, and plants with RMSC educators.

    • Museum & Science Center
    • June 3, 10, & 17

    • Ages 2-3

  • Sensory Sunday

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

    • Museum & Science Center
    • June 11, 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.

    • Museum & Science Center
    • June 15, 2023 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

    • Adults 18+

  • Juneteenth

    Join us for a FREE Juneteenth Celebration with activities, performances, food, and more!

    • Eisenhart Auditorium
    • June 19, 2023 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

    • Family Friendly

  • Pride Month Celebration

    Join the RMSC in celebrating Pride Month! We’ll be celebrating our LGBTQIA+ community with activities, sharing Pride in STEM, and more!

    • Museum & Science Center
    • July 14, 2023 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

    • All Ages

  • Summer @ the RMSC!

    Catch some messy, science-y fun every week of the summer, rain or shine! Join us for Mini MESStival Mondays and Science Saturdays.

    • Museum & Science Center
    • 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!

    • Museum & Science Center
    • Varies

  • Science at Home

    Science and curiosity from home!

    • At Home
    • Anytime!


Annual Fundraising Events

  • 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.

    • Museum & Science Center
    • 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.

    • Museum & Science Center
    • November 17, 2023 – November 19, 2023

  • RMSC Council Holiday Plant Sale

    Decorate your home for the holidays while supporting your favorite Science Center, Planetarium, and Nature Center!

    • Museum & Science Center
    • December 2, 2023 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

  • 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 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!

    • Museum & Science Center
    • May 13, 2023 10:00 am – 12:00 pm