This week’s Shows At The Strasenburgh Planetarium:

Strasenburgh Planetarium General Admission


Planetarium, Star, and Laser Shows



Planetarium, Star, and Laser Shows

Seniors & Students
Valid ID Required


Planetarium, Star, and Laser Shows

Youth Admission
Children 3-18


Planetarium, Star, and Laser Shows

Toddler Admission
Children under 3

Members receive exclusive Planetarium discounts!

Members receive a $4 discount on ticket prices for Planetarium & Laser Shows, and receive FREE admission for all Star Shows. 

RMSC membership offers fun-filled exploration of our world and beyond at all 3 of our locations. Share the excitement of member benefits with your family and friends year-round.

Are you planning to visit the Museum & Science Center too?

Receive a $4 discount on combined admission when you purchase your tickets at the box office or front desk.

The Strasenburgh Planetarium exhibits are open to the public every Wednesday–Friday from 1:30–5:00pm. 

Tickets purchased online are valid for the date selected and are non refundable. Seats are first come, first served. We highly suggest coming early.

Tickets purchased online are valid for the date selected and are non refundable.
Additional charge(s) may apply for special exhibits or programs.
Please check for the most up-to-date information on our hours.

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


  • 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.

Gift Certificates Available!

To purchase a gift certificate to the RMSC Strasenburgh Planetarium or our gift shop, please call Guest Services at 585.697.1942. You can also buy gift certificates in-person at the Planetarium box office.


The RMSC wants to make visiting and learning accessible to all. We currently have discounts available for several different groups.


Blue Star Museums

The RMSC offers a $3 discount year-round to both active military and veterans.

Through Blue Star Museums:  from Armed Forces Day in May to Labor Day in September, we provide free admission to 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 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.

Rochester Museum & Science Center

Group Reservations

Group reservations admit your group at a discounted rate of $10/person. 

You must have 10 or more people in your party to be considered a group. Additional charge(s) may apply for special exhibitions or programs. Group admission does not include Planetarium shows. 

Please call 585.697.1942 or email to place a group reservation in advance.

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.
  • 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. 
  • 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.

Discover three floors filled with over 200 interactive science and history theme exhibits and science demonstrations.

Explore 15 miles of hiking and ski trails, a Visitor Center, and year-round events and environmental education programs.