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September 13, 2019

MEDIA ALERT: RMSC annual Innovation Celebration gala starts at 6pm tonight

WHAT:

The Rochester Museum & Science Center (RMSC) will host its annual fundraising event, Innovation Celebration tonight. Funds raised at this year’s event will support RMSC’s important efforts to engage guests of all ages and backgrounds in immersive STEM opportunities and spark a passion for lifelong learning. Support also allows RMSC to serve the community by subsidizing admission and transportation costs, making it possible for nearly 20,000 underserved children, families, and school groups to visit each year.

Throughout the evening, guests will preview RMSC's upcoming exhibit, SciFiTech, through an augmented reality experience and collection items that will be featured in the exhibit; interact with light blocks, Ozo bots, and a VR experience with RMSC's education team; enjoy tastings from Tommyrotter Distillery and Three Heads Brewing; and network with fellow RMSC supporters. Attendees will enjoy an open bar, sit-down dinner, silent and live auctions, and dancing to live music from Uptown Groove. Joe Lomonaco, co-host of the 5 O’Clock News Hour on NewsRadio WHAM 1180, will serve as emcee.

WHEN:

Doors open at 6pm Friday, Sept. 13, 2019

WHERE:

RMSC Strasenburgh Planetarium
657 East Ave.
Rochester, N.Y. 14607

ADDITIONAL MEDIA INFORMATION:

*Photo/video opportunity. For advance interviews or in-event coverage, contact Mare Millow, Marketing Communications Manager, 585.200.2074.

Rochester Museum & Science Center (RMSC) includes the Science Museum, Strasenburgh Planetarium and Cumming Nature Center. Offering experiences at the Museum with more than 200 interactive exhibits, Planetarium with a 65-foot dome and Nature Center on 900 acres, the RMSC stimulates community interest in exploration. In addition, the more than 1.2 million RMSC collection items tell the story of Rochester’s past and present, including its rich history of innovation and invention. RMSC receives major funding from Monroe County, where it is one of the top three most visited attractions serving children and families. For more information about RMSC, visit RMSC.org. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram.


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