Exhibit Tours for Adults

Exhibit Tours for Adults

2019 Exhibit Tours for Adults

Enhance your museum experience with an in-depth look at some of RMSC’s favorite permanent exhibits and limited time only, featured exhibitions. Guided tours through a selection of RMSC’s exhibitions will be offered on the following dates in 2019.

 

Times/Location

All exhibit tours for adults begin in the main lobby of the Science Museum (near the Welcome Desk) on designated Tuesdays listed below at 2pm. Tours are 50-60 minutes long. Please note that the schedule is subject to change.

 

Admission

General admission: $21 for adults; $20 for seniors and college students with ID; $3 for RMSC members. 
Group rate: $11 per person (group of more than six visitors). 
No children’s tickets are sold for these tours.

 

Registration

Advance registration is required. Please call (585) 697-1942 to make your reservation by 4pm the day before the tour.

 

Upcoming Tours

SciFiTech | Tuesday, Jan. 16, Feb. 6, March 5, March 19, April 2, and April 16; 3pm

Join an RMSC educator for a special look at one of the largest traveling exhibitions ever hosted by the RMSC: SciFiTech. Find out more about the decision-making process behind bringing this amazing exhibition to Rochester, and hear some fun behind-the-scenes installation stories. Learn some of the stories behind the amazing scientific and technological advancements that have been inspired by our favorite science fiction movies, television shows, and books from phoning home to hoverboards to robotics in a galaxy not so far, far away. Join us for a fun ride and we promise to keep it under 88mph!

 

Rochester & The Underground Railroad | Tuesday, Jan. 21 and Tuesday, Feb. 25; 3pm

Explore the paths that courageous freedom seekers followed through Rochester in this dramatic, interactive Flight to Freedom exhibition. Walk in the footsteps of Austin Steward, Frederick Douglass, Harriet Jacobs, and Reverend Thomas James as they overcome huge obstacles to build free lives. Learn how they joined Rochester activists in the fight to abolish slavery and help others seeking freedom.

 

Life in the Goldilocks Zone | Tuesday, March 10; 3pm

Learn about the search for the habitable zone and how it helps us understand the universe. Audiences participating in this program will be engaged with Science on a Sphere, a three dimensional data visualization tool.

 

Native American Environments & Culture | Tuesday, April 21; 3pm

Using the intricate dioramas in our Native Peoples gallery, take a closer look at the Algonquin, Apache, Haida, Pueblo, Inuit, Haudenosaunee and Plains cultures. Compare and contrast the past material culture of these diverse groups of Native Americans living across North America. How are the religious, social, political, economic, technological and artistic aspects of these communities affected by geography? Hands-on artifacts and natural materials aide in the exploration of geographic and environmental diversity and the role it plays in the family and community life across cultures. Visitors will also continue the discussion on how Native Americans continue to contribute to cultural diversity in America.

 

Deep Sea Vents: Life at the Extreme | Tuesday, May 19; 3pm

Smoke, fire and darkness encompass a hydrothermal vent. Take a dive into the depths of the ocean to learn more about the life that exhibits in this extreme environment. Audiences participating in this program will be engaged with Science on a Sphere, a three dimensional data visualization tool.

 

Physics and Findings of Apollo Moon Voyages | Tuesday, June 16; 3pm

Take a closer look at the launch, voyage and landing on a mission to the moon. Explore the landing sites and discoveries of the Apollo missions. Audiences participating in this program will be engaged with Science on a Sphere, a three dimensional data visualization tool.

 

Tracking a Tropical Cyclone | Tuesday, Sept. 22; 3pm

Discover how tropical cyclone observations were made through history. Observe patterns of this season’s storms through satellite imagery. Audiences participating in this program will be engaged with Science on a Sphere, a three dimensional data visualization tool.

 

Mantle Convection and Natural Disasters | Tuesday, Oct. 20; 3pm

Heat flow within the Earth’s mantle causes movement of the Earth’s crust which creates geological features and natural disasters. Examine patterns of volcanoes, hotspots and earthquakes. Audiences participating in this program will be engaged with Science on a Sphere, a three dimensional data visualization tool.

 

The Haudenosaunee | Tuesday, Nov, 10; 3pm

Discover the local connections and rich culture-past & present-of the Haudenosaunee people in our Native Peoples & At the Western Door Exhibits. Follow their story and discover the culture’s relationship with nature, the importance of clan structure, oral histories, The Great Law of Peace, and more as you compare and contrast the culture before and after contact with European’s. Discuss how the Haudenosaunee maintain their cultural identity across our community today. This guided tour through one of the RMSC’s most beloved exhibits, connects their story with unique objects from our vast collections.



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