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PLEASE NOTE: 

AdventureZone has closed to make room for new explorations. Stay tuned for our newest exhibit, Wonders of Water, opening this Fall 2022! Thank you for your patience.


Museum & Science Center Admission

General Admission

Adults: $18
Seniors and college students with ID: $17
Ages 3 – 18: $16
RMSC Members: FREE
Children under 3: FREE
Regional Teachers* (with ID): FREE
ASTC Members: FREE
RMSC Guest Passes: FREE
Museums for All Pass**: $3
Veterans: $15

*Free admission applies to teachers working in Monroe, Yates, Ontario, Livingston, Genesee, Orleans, or Wyoming counties.
**Learn more about the Museums for All Initiative, which provides reduced admission prices for those with a SNAP/EBT card. Details below.

Museum & Science Center and Planetarium Combined Admission

Adults: $24

Seniors and college students with ID: $22
Ages 3 – 18: $21

Group Museum & Science Center Admission

Per Person: $8

This ticket is for Museum & Science Center general admission only. Additional charge(s) may apply for special exhibitions or programs. Tickets to Planetarium shows must be purchased separately.

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Museum & Science Center Hours

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

Member-only Hours

Sundays: 10-11am

RMSC Cafe Hours

RMSC Cafe hours are subject to change. Please call 585.271.4320 for the most up-to-date hours.

Thursday — Sunday: 11am-2pm

Special Closures & Holiday Hours

Special Closures 2022

RMSC Uncorked & On Tap: Saturday, March 5 | Closing at 1pm

September Cleaning:  September 12 - September 23 | CLOSED

Special Event Closure: November 9, 2022 | Closing at 1pm

 

Holiday Hours 2022

New Year's Day:  Saturday, January 1 | 11am–5pm

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: Monday, January 17 | 9am-5pm

President's Day: Monday, February 21 | 9am-5pm

Good Friday: Friday, April 15 | 9am–5pm

Easter Sunday: Sunday, April 17 | 11am-5pm

Memorial Day: Monday, May 30 | CLOSED

Independence Day: Monday, July 4 | CLOSED

Labor Day: Monday, September 5 | CLOSED

Indigenous People's Day: Monday, October 10 | 9am–5pm

Veteran's Day: Friday, November 11 | 9am–5pm

Thanksgiving Day: Thursday, November 24 | CLOSED

Day after Thanksgiving: Friday, November 25 | 9am–5pm

Christmas Eve: Saturday, December 24 | 9am-3pm

Christmas: Sunday, December 25 | CLOSED

New Year's Eve: Saturday, December 31, 2022 | 9am–5pm

New Year's Day '23: Sunday, January 1, 2022 | 11am–5pm


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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.

RMSC Museum & Science Center
657 East Avenue
Rochester NY, 14607

RMSC Strasenburgh Planetarium
657 East Avenue
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.

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Discounts

Museums For All

Museums for All

The RMSC 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 Museum & Science Center at a reduced admission rate of $3 per person, up to four people, with the presentation of a SNAP Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card. This offer is not valid at the RMSC Strasenburgh Planetarium or RMSC 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.

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Military Discount

Blue Star Museums

We are a Blue Star Museum! The Blue Star Museums program offers free admission for active military and their families from Armed Forces Day (May 21, 2022) to Labor Day (September 5, 2022).

This program is available for 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/initiatives/blue-star-museums.


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Gift Certificates

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

  • Call Guest Services at 585.271.4320 and we will mail one to you
  • Visit the RMSC Museum & Science Center Welcome Center to make your payment and pick up your certificate in person

COVID Safety 

Your safety is our top priority. See below to learn about our COVID policies and procedures to create a safe space for all.

What we’re doing to keep you safe

  • Reservations are not required for members or visitors, but visitors are encouraged to purchase advanced tickets online. Onsite ticket purchases will also be accepted. RMSC Members can simply show their membership card when they arrive as normal. 
  • Providing substantial access to hand sanitizer and encouraging hand washing often.
  • Increasing cleaning and disinfecting throughout our facility.
  • For more information, see RMSC’s Cleaning and Sanitation Standards below.

What we’re asking our visitors to do 

  • Stay home if you are not feeling well.
  • Purchase tickets in advance before you visit.
  • Wear a mask. If you do not have a mask, you can purchase one from the RMSC Welcome Desk for $1. 
  • Wash your hands often, for at least 20 seconds.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth, and be sure to cough/sneeze into your elbow.
  • Stay with your party when walking through the Museum & Science Center, and keep children within reach at all times.
  • Please be patient – don’t crowd around exhibits. Practice social distancing and remain 6 feet away from others not in your party. 

RMSC Cleaning and Sanitation Standards 

We have worked diligently to ensure a safe environment for all who come through our doors. We will continue to rely on guidance from the CDC, New York State Department of Health, and Monroe County Health Department to make operational decisions and adjustments as necessary. 

Cleaning & Sanitation Standards

  • RMSC custodial staff is on-site before, during, and after the Museum & Science Center, Nature Center, and Planetarium operating hours to sanitize and clean the restrooms, cafe, common areas, and exhibit galleries.
  • Staff are frequently cleaning and disinfecting commonly touched surfaces and highly interactive and hands-on surfaces.
  • The Star Theater chairs, railings and other high touch areas will be disinfected after every show.
  • Multiple hand sanitizer stations are available throughout the Museum & Science Center, Planetarium, and Nature Center.
  • Staff and volunteers are required to frequently wash their hands and to not come to work if they are sick or have a fever.

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