Strasenburgh Planetarium

Field Trips

Embark on a journey of discovery with your students at the Strasenburgh Planetarium. Find the program to match your curriculum needs using the search tool below or call us at 585.697.1942 and we’ll help you identify the best program for your class.

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🎁 GIVE THE GIFT OF LEARNING!

Not all school districts have the resources to bring their students for an immersive experience like a field trip at the RMSC.

Through the generous investments of members and supporters like you, we are able to offer financial assistance to schools with financial needs. Please consider a gift to send a curious mind on a field trip they will never forget!

Educator Programs

Explore school programs using our Program Search below. This tool is designed to help you find the RMSC experience that best fits your needs. As always, we’re here to help. Give us a call at 585.697.1942 and we will answer any questions you have.

Please note: as of September 1, 2022 the RMSC will no longer offer Monday school programs while the Museum & Science Center is closed. Thank you for your patience and understanding!

bring your curriculum to life & Plan Your Visit!

Once you have perused our offerings and are ready to request a program, fill out the form below. You can expect to hear back from our Guest Services team within 3-5 business days.

Educator admission Discount

Teachers and Educators who book a field trip with the RMSC Museum & Science Center, the Strasenburgh Planetarium, or the Cumming Nature Center may receive a free admission pass to explore and aid in your lesson planning ahead of your scheduled visit.

This offer applies to Teachers and Educators working in the counties we serve: Monroe, Yates, Ontario, Livingston, Genesee, Seneca, Orleans, Wayne, and Wyoming counties.

Admission and Transportation scholarships

Thanks to generous contributions from the community, the RMSC has limited scholarship opportunities available to fund educational experiences! Follow the button below to explore options for funding.

  • Eclipse 2024!

    Grades K-12 | Prepare for the upcoming 2024 total solar eclipse.

    • Strasenburgh Planetarium
    • Planetarium Digistar Presentation

  • Holiday Laser

    Grades K-8 | A holiday classic returns, with popular songs choreographed to dancing laser light effects.

    • Strasenburgh Planetarium
  • I See the Sky

    PreK-K | Young children learn about day and night, the Sun and moon, bright and faint stars, constellations and meteors.

    • Strasenburgh Planetarium
    • Planetarium Digistar Presentation

  • Rotation and Revolution

    Grades 3-6 | Take a virtual trip from Earth’s surface into the solar system to see vividly how rotation and revolution produce the cyclical sky changes we see.

    • Strasenburgh Planetarium
    • Planetarium Digistar Presentation

  • Same Sky: Different Cultures Same Cosmos

    Grades K-8 | Embark on a journey through the cosmos as you explore the sky-watching traditions of the Diné, Hodinöšyö:nih (Haudenosaunee), and Maya peoples. Discover how indigenous peoples from all over Turtle Island have used the night sky and stars.

    • Museum & Science Center, Strasenburgh Planetarium
    • Guided Exhibit Workshops

  • Solar System Science

    Grades 1-12 | Surrounded by the best images from recent space missions such as the New Horizons Pluto flyby projected at giant scale, students encounter the majesty, mystery and wonder of our solar system.

    • Strasenburgh Planetarium
    • Planetarium Digistar Presentation

  • Sun, Moon, and Stars

    Grades K-2 | Observe the Sun’s path through the sky from east to west. After sunset, find key constellations of the season by looking for distinctive features such as Orion’s Belt. Travel to the moon, returning just in time for sunrise.

    • Strasenburgh Planetarium
    • Planetarium Digistar Presentation