Hours, Admission and Directions


Location/Directions

The Museum & Science Center, Strasenburgh Planetarium, Eisenhart Auditorium and Gannett Building are all located on a 13-acre campus just minutes from downtown Rochester, NY.
657 East Avenue (at the corner of Goodman Street)
Rochester, NY 14607

Directions

  • Take the I-490 Expressway.
  • Exit at Culver Road.
  • Go north on Culver Road.
  • Turn left on East Avenue.
  • Proceed approximately one mile to 657 East Avenue.
  • Turn left onto the campus for FREE parking.

Science Museum Hours

Sundays: 11am–5pm
Mondays–Wednesdays and Fridays–Saturdays: 9am–5pm
Thursdays: 9am–8pm

 

Member-only Hours

Sundays: 10-11am

 

Special Closures 2019

September Cleaning: Sunday, Sept. 8–Saturday, Sept. 14
Holiday Bazaar: Friday, Nov. 22–Sunday, Nov. 24

 

Holiday Hours 2019

New Year's Day: Tuesday, Jan. 1; 11am–5pm
Memorial Day: Monday, May 27; 11am–5pm
Independence Day: Thursday, July 4; 11am–5pm
Labor Day: Monday, Sept. 2; 11am–5pm
Thanksgiving: Thursday, Nov. 28; CLOSED
Day after Thanksgiving: Friday, Nov. 29; 11am–5pm
Christmas Eve: Tuesday, Dec. 24; 9am–3pm
Christmas: Wednesday, Dec. 25; CLOSED
New Year's Day: Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2019; 11am–5pm


Science Museum Admission

Adults: $15
Seniors and college students with ID: $14
Ages 3 – 18: $13
RMSC Members: FREE

 

GET TICKETS

Tickets purchased online are valid for 60 days from the date selected and are non-refundable. This ticket is for Museum general admission only. Additional charge(s) may apply for special exhibitions or programs. Tickets to Planetarium shows must be purchased separately.

 

Museum and Planetarium Combined Admission

Adults: $21
Seniors and college students with ID: $19
Ages 3 – 18: $18

 

Group Museum Admisson

Per Person: $7


Museums for All

The Rochester Museum & Science Center is a participating museum of Museums for All, a signature access program of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

Those receiving food assistance (SNAP) benefits may visit the Science Museum at a reduced admission rate of $1 per person, up to four people, with the presentation of a SNAP Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card. This offer is not valid at the Strasenburgh Planetarium or  Cumming Nature Center.

Check out the list of participating museums to learn about all of the locations where free or reduced admission is available through this program.

The Museums for All program at RMSC is funded in part with support from GW Lisk and the Rochester Area Community Foundation.

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Blue Star Museums

We are a Blue Star Museum! From Memorial Day to Labor Day we offer free admission to active duty military including Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Marines, National Guard and Reserve members, with up to five family members. Please bring your Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), a DD Form 1173 ID card (dependent ID), or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card to show to our Welcome Center team upon arrival.

Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense and more than 2,000 museums across America. To learn more, visit arts.gov/bluestarmuseums.


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Gift Certificates

To purchase a gift certificate to the RMSC or our gift shop, you have two options:

  • Call Member and Visitor Services at 585.697.1942 and we will mail one to you
  • Visit the RMSC Welcome Center to make your payment and pick up your certificate in person

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