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Enjoy the Halloween event of the season at second annual RMSC After Dark Monster Bash Friday, Oct. 18, 2019

    ROCHESTER, NY— Calling all witches, monsters, ghouls, and goblins! Community members age 21 and older are invited to the Halloween event of the season, the second annual Rochester Museum & Science Center (RMSC) After Dark: Monster Bash on Friday, Oct. 18, 2019, from 7–11 p.m.

    Geek out in RMSC’s new featured exhibit, SciFiTech. Win prizes from Black Button Distilling in the costume contest. Enjoy cash bars, craft spirit samples, and food trucks. Get your haunt on with these other spook-tacular activities:

    • Dance to tunes in hair-raising Electricity Theater shows
    • Enter Virtual Reality in two games by Rochester’s immersive entertainment center, VeRacity VRcade
    • Keep your wits about you as you peer into the past at eerie images and photographs pulled from the RMSC archives
    • What’s scarier than extinction? The Center for Biological Diversity’s Pillow Talk table will teach you about the unexpected way you can save species
    • Let your mind be blown by our Science on a Sphere shows
    • Get creative with activities from the Rochester Maker Faire: try on an LED Space Helmet and check out the Big Face Box photo op
    • Take a seat at the newly renovated Strasenburgh Planetarium and prepare to be enthralled by thrilling laser shows
    • And more!

    RMSC After Dark event sponsors are Crazy Dog T-Shirts (supporting sponsor) and Yelp Rochester (check-in sponsor). 

    RMSC hosts several 21+ After Dark adult events throughout the year, most to sold-out crowds. The theme of each event changes and activities are designed based on the theme.

    Guests must be 21 or older to attend RMSC After Dark: Monster Bash and must show proof of age at the door. Pre-purchased tickets are $16 general admission and $13 for RMSC Members; day-of tickets are $22. Tickets are limited, and pre-purchasing is strongly encouraged as past events have sold out. Visit or call 585.697.1942. In addition, 50 VIP tickets are available for $35 per ticket: VIP tickets include one-hour early access (6pm), a custom t-shirt, and a private whiskey seminar and tasting with Black Button Distilling.  

    For additional information and high-resolution images of past events, contact Mare Millow, Marketing Communications Manager, RMSC, 585.697.1944,

    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 Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram.