Climate Action Days

Climate Action Days

Saturday, May 21 | 10-3pm

Sunday, May 22 | 11-3pm

Join us at the RMSC Museum & Science Center to learn about what steps YOU can take to tackle climate change!

Engage with experts, try your hand at a special, climate-themed Inventor Center challenge, get hands on in one of our renovated science labs, and more! Your family can even bring climate action and green infrastructure to your home by signing up for a rain barrel workshop.

Activities included in Museum & Science Center admission unless otherwise noted.

Skip the line and get your admission tickets in advance!


Climate Action Days Activities

Rain Barrel Workshop 

Saturday, May 21 | 10am

Learn how you can utilize green infrastructure at your home! Join us to create your own rain barrel and take it home — we supply everything but the rain.

Water usage increases by approximately 30 percent in the summer months due to watering gardens, filling pools, and more. Rain barrels are a great way to challenge that percentage and maintain a cost-effective process by collecting and repurposing rainwater for your lawn and garden; saving our resources AND money!

Cost: $45 per barrel



Robot Beach Clean-Up Inventor Center Challenge

This weekend only, we're offering a unique, climate-themed engineering challenge in the Inventor Center. Your family will use programming and engineering to help save the planet by building a robot that can pick up trash! Build your robot, test it's capabilities on your favorite beach, and see how it measures up to our challenge.


Engage with En-Roads Experts

Get hands-on while learning about climate with this high-tech tool that shows us the steps we can take to reduce our impact on climate change. Local climate change activists will set your mind in motion to think about the different factors that affect global warming and brainstorm how we can all work together to solve the world’s toughest problem


Weekend Family Lab: Electricity Explorations

Saturday, May 21 | 10:30am, 11:30am, and 1pm

Join us in one of our brand-new, renovated labs for a hands-on, family-friendly experiemnt focused on electricity! During the lab, you and your child will discover how a circuit works and create one to test out your newly acquired knowledge. We'll also discuss how electricty travels, and alternative energy sources we can use to reduce our own energy consumption! 

These labs are designed for a caregiver and child to complete together. Participants must be prompt, as late entry will hinder your ability to complete experiments and may not be permitted.

Each lab has a limited number of spaces and families will need to get tickets from the Museum & Science Center front desk to participate. Tickets are required, but the lab is included in the cost of admission and particiption does not require additional fees. 

Outside Presenters

  • Representatives from the Climate Solutions Accelerator of the Genesee-Finger Lakes Region who have expertise with the En-Roads program
  • Representatives from Impact Earth, which serves the greater Rochester and Finger Lakes Region as the "one stop shop for zero waste services and products"

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