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.

Science Museum Hours


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


Member-only Hours

Sundays: 10-11am


Special Closures 2019

September Cleaning: Monday, Sept. 9–Sunday, Sept. 15
Holiday Bazaar: Friday, Nov. 22–Sunday, Nov. 24


Holiday Hours 2020

New Year's Day: Wednesday, January 1; 11am–5pm
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: Monday, January 20; 9am-5pm
President's Day: Monday, February 17; 9am-5pm
Good Friday: Friday, April 10; 9am-5pm
Easter Sunday: Sunday, April 12; 11am-5pm
Memorial Day: Monday, May 25; 11am–5pm
Independence Day, Observed: Friday, July 3; 9am–5pm
Independence Day: Saturday, July 4; 11am–5pm
Labor Day: Monday, Sept. 7; 11am–5pm
Indigenous People's Day (Columbus Day): Monday, October 12; 9am–5pm
Veteran's Day: Wednesday, November 11; 9am–5pm
Thanksgiving Day: Thursday, Nov. 26; CLOSED
Day after Thanksgiving: Friday, Nov. 27; 9am–5pm
Christmas Eve: Thursday, Dec. 24; 9am–3pm
Christmas: Friday, Dec. 25; CLOSED
New Year's Eve: Thursday, December 31, 2020; 9am–5pm

Science Museum Admission

Adults: $18
Seniors and college students with ID: $17
Ages 3 – 18: $16
RMSC Members: FREE
Children under 3: FREE
Teachers (with ID): FREE
ASTC Members: $3

RMSC Guest Passes: $3



Price change effective Friday, October 11, 2019 through Wednesday, May 5, 2020. 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: $24
Seniors and college students with ID: $22
Ages 3 – 18: $21


Group Museum Admisson

Per Person: $8

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, ON Semiconductor, and the Rochester Area Community Foundation.

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Blue Star Museums

We are a Blue Star Museum! From Armed Forces 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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