Strasenburgh Planetarium is closed for exciting technology upgrades. Click here to learn more about what you can look forward to.

Hours, Admission and 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


  • 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.

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

(Strasenburgh Planetarium is currently closed for renovation) 

Adults: $18
Seniors and college students with ID: $16
Ages 3 – 18: $15


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 at a reduced admission rate of $1 per person, up to four people, with the presentation of a SNAP Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card.

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

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Blue Star Museums Program

We are a Blue Star Museum! From Memorial Day, May 28, to Labor Day, Sept. 3, 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

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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

Regular Museum Hours

Monday–Saturday: 9am–5pm
Sunday: 11am–5pm

Member-only Hours

Sunday: 10-11am

Special Closures

Deep Cleaning Week: Museum CLOSED Monday, Sept. 10–Sunday, Sept. 16
Holiday Bazaar: 
Museum exhibits CLOSED Friday, Nov. 16–Sunday, Nov. 18 

Holiday Hours 2018

Memorial Day, Monday, May 28, 11am–5pm
Fourth of July, Wednesday, July 4, 11am–5pm
Labor Day, Monday Sept. 3, 11am–5pm
Veteran's Day: Sunday, Nov. 11, 11am to 5pm
Thanksgiving Day: Thursday, Nov. 22, CLOSED
Day After Thanksgiving: Friday, Nov. 23, 9am to 5pm
Christmas Eve: Monday, Dec. 24, 11am–3pm
Christmas Day: Tuesday, Dec. 25, CLOSED 
New Year's Eve: Monday, Dec. 31, 11am–5pm

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