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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  • Black History Month

    The RMSC celebrates Black History Month! We honor black history and highlight scientists, as well as local and historical activists.

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    • Weekends in February

    • Family Friendly

  • Discoveries at dusk: Bits and Boards

    Discoveries at Dusk is a series of after-hours social events for adults 18+ featuring full Museum & Science Center access with special programming.

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    • February 10, 2023 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

    • Adults 18+

  • Sensory Sunday

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

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    • February 12, 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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    • February 16 | 6-7:30pm

    • Adults 18+

  • Build it Week!

    Join us for engineering activities throughout all of your February Break!

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    • February 20, 2023 – February 26, 2023

    • Family Friendly

  • Women’s History Month

    Celebrate Women’s HERStory! Join us each weekend in March from 11-3pm. We’ll host a new theme each week.

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    • March 4, 2023 – March 26, 2023

    • Family Friendly

  • 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+

  • Science on the Edge Lectures

    Cutting-edge science in an informal setting.

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    • March 9, 2023 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

  • Spring Break: Space Week

    Celebrate all things celestial, create your own galaxy, learn about astronauts, and experience out-of-this world activities!

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    • April 2, 2023 – April 8, 2023

    • Family Friendly

  • Deaf Night at the RMSC

    Deaf Night at RMSC provides a Deaf- and Hard of Hearing-friendly experience with extended-hours at the Museum & Science Center with ASL interpretation!

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    • April 12, 2023 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

    • All Ages

  • RMSC After Dark: Yuri’s Night

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

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    • April 15, 2023 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm

    • Adults

  • Scouts Day Out: Earth Day Edition

    Calling all scouts! Visit the RMSC Museum & Science Center at a reduced rate for you and your family.

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    • April 23, 2023 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

    • 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!

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    • Anytime!


Annual Fundraising Events

  • 2023 Innovation Celebration

    Join us as we take an adventure back in time for the most fun you’ve had in 75 million years!

    • September 9, 2023 5:00 pm – 11:00 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.

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

    • Adults 21+

  • Fantastic Findings

    Join us as we take an adventure back in time for the most fun you’ve had in 75 million years!

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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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  • RMSC COUNCIL HOLIDAY PLANT SALE

    Decorate your home for the holidays while supporting your favorite museum, planetarium, and nature center!

    • Eisenhart Auditorium Pick-Up