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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  • BOGO Summer ’24

    Admission to the RMSC Museum & Science Center is buy-one-get-one this summer! Visit from July 1-July31 or use the code BOGO24 for advance admission.

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  • Sensory Sunday

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

    • Museum & Science Center
    • July 14, 2024 9:30 am – 11:00 am

    • All Ages

  • It’s Not a Phase! Pride 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 20, 2024 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

    • All Ages

  • Mini Messtival

    Catch some messy, science-y fun this summer, rain or shine! Join us for Mini MESStival days & dive into some messy, hands-on STEM.

    • Museum & Science Center
    • July 26, 2024 – July 28, 2024

    • Family Friendly

  • RMSC After Dark: Camp Cowabunga!

    RMSC After Dark is a series of after-hours social events for adults 21 and over featuring full Museum & Science Center access, themed activities, and cash bars.

    • Museum & Science Center
    • August 23, 2024 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm

    • Adults

  • 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 on the Edge Lectures

    Cutting-edge science in an informal setting.

    • Museum & Science Center
    • September 19, 2024 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

  • 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

  • 2024 Innovation Celebration

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

    • Museum & Science Center
    • September 14, 2024 5:00 pm – 10:00 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+

  • Beautiful Blooms Plant Sale (pick-up)

    Order by 11:59pm on Friday, April 26 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