Rochester Museum and Science Center

Rochester Museum and Science Center The Rochester Museum & Science Center is a museum in Rochester, New York, dedicated to community education in science, technology and local history.

The museum also operates the Strasenburgh Planetarium, located next to the museum, and the Cumming Nature Center, a 900acre nature preserve near Naples, New York. The museum resides at 657 East Ave. and has a collection of 1.2 million artifacts.Museum exhibitsRMSC permanent exhibits offer visitors unique, interactive educational experiences. For example, the Science on a Sphere exhibit is an interactive globe and three-dimensional data projection system that changes real-time data from Earth and other planets into graphic representations. Permanent Simulator Rides include a submarine dive to the bottom of Lake Ontario and a hurricane simulator. The Inventor Center allows visitors participate in different main problem-solving challenges that are presented every four to five months, while Electricity Theater is a science show that features a display of indoor bolts of musical lightning produced by twin solid-state Tesla coils. Illumination: The World of Light and Optics is a permanent exhibit that features interactive opportunities to learn about reflection, refraction, radio waves, color temperature, etc.The museum also teaches about local history in the exhibits such as The American Civil War: The Impact of the Industrial Revolution, Flight to Freedom: Rochester’s Underground Railroad and At the Western Door.Outside of the museum, the Regional Green Infrastructure Showcase teaches about the benefits of capturing and controlling stormwater runoff and green infrastructure in general.

Operating as usual


Rochester, NY

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 09:00 - 17:00
Sunday 11:00 - 17:00


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