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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  • 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

  • Sensory Sunday

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

    • Museum & Science Center
    • June 9, 2024 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 13, 2024 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

    • Adults 18+

  • Workshop: Brooklyn Robot Foundry

    From connecting wires to assembling components, participants will learn the basics of circuitry while constructing their own Quadricycler to take home!

    • Museum & Science Center
    • June 15, 2024 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

    • Ages 16+

  • Summer Science Festival

    School’s out and STEM is in!  Celebrate summer with us at the RMSC as we dive into summer science.  Learn about the sun, play with bubbles, and make your own chalk to welcome a bright summer with STEM.

    • Museum & Science Center
    • June 28, 2024 – June 30, 2024

    • Family Friendly

  • 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

  • Member Appreciation Day

    Join us for a day of celebration and gratitude as we honor our valued members! Anyone is welcome to join in on the festivities, but please note that some rewards and offers are exclusive to RMSC members. 

    • Museum & Science Center
    • June 8, 2024 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

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  • 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