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RMSC Strasenburgh Planetarium Announces New Program Offerings


    The Rochester Museum & Science Center (RMSC) Strasenburgh Planetarium announces new programming on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, including new private show offerings and an increased number of evening shows. See below for details:


    NEW! Private Planetarium Viewings

    When guests explore the universe during a Planetarium show it can sometimes feel like they’re the only ones in the room. Now, guests can turn that feeling into a reality.

    The RMSC’s new private Planetarium shows will give guests the chance to enjoy an exclusive experience at the Strasenburgh Planetarium. People can choose between the Planetarium’s Holiday Laser show, the Hubble’s Immersive Universe show, Pink Floyd Laser, and more. People can also choose what day and time works best for their family. 

    Dates available: December 1 – January 3 

    Cost: $150-$350 per private show

    All shows run for roughly 45 minutes

    More information:


    Additional Planetarium Star and Laser Shows

    A trip to the Strasenburgh Planetarium is the perfect way to spend your weekends. Whether people are looking for a unique date night activity or a fun outing for the whole family, there are a number of additional shows available at the Planetarium on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings, including the Holiday Laser Show, Hubble’s Immersive Universe, and the Planetarium’s original Laser Shows, such as Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin.

    For up-to-date scheduling information, go to


    Additional Holiday Laser Shows

    The Planetarium’s family holiday spectacular returns with additional shows! Our new state-of-the-art laser system and Digistar 6 full-dome visualization system combine to create a more colorful and immersive experience than ever before. The Holiday Laser Show features your favorite holiday songs played back-to-back, from Mariah Carey to Mannheim Steamroller, choreographed with dancing laser light among the stars of the Planetarium sky. Produced at the Strasenburgh Planetarium, it’s a Rochester tradition for families, friends, and out-of-town visitors.

    For up-to-date scheduling information, go to



    All public shows and private shows are available to anyone who is interested. 

    All visitors are required to follow the RMSC’s Guest Health and Safety Guidelines, which includes mask wearing and social distancing.


    RMSC Strasenburgh Planetarium

    663 East Ave, Rochester, NY 14607



    All additional public shows are available Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays throughout the RMSC’s temporary hour reduction.

    Private Planetarium Shows are available through the third of January, though additional dates may be available in the new year.



    To purchase tickets for public shows, visitors can choose from the following: 

    • Visit our website (
    • Call us to purchase tickets in advance (585.271.4320)
    • Purchase tickets at the box office no later than 5 minutes prior to the show


    To reserve a private show, visitors can: