The RMSC Museum will be open from Wednesday (May 12) through Sunday (May 16) in celebration of the final week of our featured exhibit, The Changemakers: Rochester Women Who Changed the World. See our admission page for details about our extended hours.

Curiosity Campout: Summer Camp Classics

Curiosity Campout: Summer Camp Classics

Friday, June 25 | 4:30 - 6:30pm

RMSC presents the first annual Curiosity Campout!  This pre-registered, drop-in family program is built for campers and caregivers together!  Check in, grab your supplies and instructions, then find your space on the lawn and make yourself at home.

Get ready for a night of hands-on science family fun with these all-time Summer Camp Classics!  Design, build, and test catapults.  Learn about the states of matter, and balance sculptures inspired by Alexander Calder.  Then take home your very own miniature (Strasenburgh) planetarium!  Kick off a summer of science at the RMSC with an evening of fun, exploration, and science experiments—and don’t worry; the Curiosity Camps team will be there to help lend a hand!

First-time Curiosity Campers?  This is an awesome opportunity to get familiar with the RMSC campus, meet our educators, and dip your toes into the water (or slime might be more apt).  We can’t wait to meet you!  Reach out to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions.

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  • $30 for a two-person kit

  • $45 for a four-person kit

Bring more people than anticipated?  Want more materials to recreate the magic at home? Purchase extra kits for $15 per person the night of Curiosity Campout.

Refund and Cancellation Policy

To plan appropriately for staff and supplies and to maintain a safe, healthy environment, it is critical for us to accurately anticipate enrollment and attendance. The following details our policies regarding cancellations, withdrawals, and absences:

Cancellation Policy

  • If minimum enrollment requirements are not met, Curiosity Campout is subject to cancellation.  If your Curiosity Campout is canceled due to enrollment requirements, you will be issued a full refund or credit towards a future registration.
  • If the RMSC and/or Curiosity Camps is closed due to COVID-19 regulations, weather, or another emergency, we will issue you a credit towards a future registration.

Refund Policy

  • Withdrawals that occur more than 17 days before Curiosity Campout will receive a full refund.
  • Withdrawals that occur between 17 and 10 days before Curiosity Campout will receive a 50% refund.
  • Withdrawals that occur less than 10 days before Curiosity Campout will not receive a refund.

Absence Policy

  • Fees will not be pro-rated or refunded for missed programs due to absence.  Absences cannot be made up by attending another program.


Activities will be designed for Curiosity Campers between the ages 5-11, but all are welcome! We’ll provide instructions for how to make the night’s projects more complex, and materials will be open-ended enough to provide endless possibilities for younger explorers.

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