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Snowed In: Winter Break Science Days at RMSC

    WHAT: Families are invited to spend time exploring at the RMSC Museum, Strasenburgh Planetarium, and Cumming Nature Center during Snowed In: Winter Break Science Days (December 26 – January 2). Visitors can discover the science of the winter season by engaging in numerous hands-on winter themed science programs, shows, and activities. This week-long event coincides with winter school breaks.

    Some highlights of the week include:

    • Winter-themed programs and activities, including:
    • Snow Slime: A winterized spin on one of the RMSC Museum’s most popular messy activities.
    • Candy Cane Coding: Learn the basics of the “language of the future” while celebrating the season.
    • Murray in the Museum: Locate the mini Murray the Mastodons throughout the museum and solve the snow science riddles for a prize.
    • Blubber Glove: Discover how other mammals beat the cold to stay warm throughout the frigid winter.
    • Winter Mammal Foot Tracks: Find out what we can learn from following animal tracks and trace and take home footprints from some of your favorite mammals who thrive in the winter.
    • New Inventor Center Challenge – Robot Snow Plows: Build, test, and tinker with robotic snow plows to try and clear all the snow covered streets in town. 
    • Holiday Laser and other star shows at the Strasenburgh Planetarium
    • Winter exploration on the trails at Cumming Nature Center. Ski and snowshoe rentals available, weather depending.

    The RMSC Museum will also offer a Noon Year’s Celebration on Friday, December 31, for children who may not be able to stay up until midnight.

    To see more details about the many activities available during Winter Break, go to



    Activities will be available for people of all ages.



    During Winter School Break: December 26 – January 2

    Shows at the Strasenburgh Planetarium are available throughout the week. See website for showtimes.

    Trails at Cumming Nature Center are available throughout the week. See website for more info on hours.



    RMSC Museum & Strasenburgh Planetarium

    657 East Avenue

    Rochester, NY 14607

    RMSC Cumming Nature Center

    6472 Gulick Road

    Naples, NY 14512