Rochester Museum & Science Center

Rochester Museum & Science Center Get curious with us about science, space, and nature through hands-on experiences at the Science Museum, Strasenburgh Planetarium, and Cumming Nature Center!
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Is your house this organized? If not, we won’t judge 🤗 When you have over a million objects in your collection, organiza...
01/10/2020

Is your house this organized? If not, we won’t judge 🤗 When you have over a million objects in your collection, organization is KEY!! We have a number of storage vaults like this one where we keep all of our objects to protect and preserve them for future generations.

Did you enjoy this #BehindTheScenes look at RMSC? What other things would you like to see?

#rochesterny #science #sciencemuseum #museum #museumstorage @ Rochester Museum & Science Center

Better find your magnifying glasses! Our next After Dark event is two weeks away! There’s been a murder at the museum, a...
01/10/2020

Better find your magnifying glasses! Our next After Dark event is two weeks away! There’s been a murder at the museum, and we need your help finding the culprit. Was it Lily Pons in the Expedition Earth exhibit with the Mastodon Tusk? Or was it Frederick Ware in Adventure Zone with the Tesla coils?

The only way to find out is to play! Get your tickets today: https://RMSC.org/science-museum/programs-and-events/item/127-rmsc-after-dark

Rochester Museum & Science Center's cover photo
01/09/2020

Rochester Museum & Science Center's cover photo

Looking for a preschool for next year? RMSC's museum-based preschool program might be right for your child! The registra...
01/09/2020

Looking for a preschool for next year? RMSC's museum-based preschool program might be right for your child! The registration lottery is now open for the 2020-2021 school year. For application information head to RMSC.org/preschool.

Are you interested in a PAID internship with the RMSC? You’re in luck! We have an opening for an archival intern! This p...
01/09/2020
Internship Opportunities - Rochester Museum & Science Center

Are you interested in a PAID internship with the RMSC? You’re in luck! We have an opening for an archival intern! This position is available for a student this Spring or Summer to work on the Rochester Latino Documentary Heritage project.

For more information about the position and how to apply, go to https://RMSC.org/get-involved/internships. APPLICATION DEADLINE IS JAN. 15.

Explore the non-paid internship opportunities for students interested in completing internship credit hours through their institution. We offer severa...

Do you know anyone who is making a difference and exciting people about opportunities in STEM?Nominations for the RMSC S...
01/08/2020

Do you know anyone who is making a difference and exciting people about opportunities in STEM?

Nominations for the RMSC STEM Awards are open and we are looking for educators and organizations who help make Rochester a hub for innovation and discovery, and prepares students for exciting futures. Nominations will be accepted until Jan. 19, and the award show will take place on Friday, Feb. 28, from 8-10pm.

To submit a nomination, or for more information about the awards, go to https://rmsc.org/science-museum/programs-and-events/item/210-rmsc-stem-awards.

We're happy to share that Travel Trivia featured Rochester in their top 4 cities to travel to in 2020! They also feature...
01/07/2020
Four American Cities Everyone Will be Visiting This Year

We're happy to share that Travel Trivia featured Rochester in their top 4 cities to travel to in 2020! They also featured RMSC as one of the ICONIC local museums to visit! 🥳🥳

https://www.traveltrivia.com/popular-us-cities-2020/

If your New Year's resolution is to see more of the world, you're in good company. There's never been a better time to explore America's heartland. And, your fellow countrymen agree: in 2018 [https://www.ustravel.org/system/files/media_root/document/Research_Fact-Sheet_Domestic-Travel.pdf] , domesti...

Last day of winter break. Last day of Winter Science Days! Winter programming from 11-3pm and Planetarium shows today to...
01/05/2020
Snowed In: Winter Break Science Days - Rochester Museum & Science Center

Last day of winter break. Last day of Winter Science Days! Winter programming from 11-3pm and Planetarium shows today too! Come visit!

Throughout December  Try your hand at experiments in engineering, chemistry and more! Snow-body snows science and fun like RMSC! Join us during t...

Today in Winter Break Science Day activities: - Build your own a snowball catapult - Create an ice skating rink for our ...
12/27/2019

Today in Winter Break Science Day activities:
- Build your own a snowball catapult
- Create an ice skating rink for our Snozo-bots
- Take part in the Snozo-bot snowplow challenge
- Build your own snow fort and show off your architectural skills
- Meet special guests of the day, The American Society of Civil Engineers

Join us! RMSC.org/snowedin

Kids on winter break? We're open! We've got snow-themed activities daily, 11-3pm today through January 5. Operate robots...
12/26/2019

Kids on winter break? We're open! We've got snow-themed activities daily, 11-3pm today through January 5. Operate robots across your own ice skating rink or create a snow city and use a robot plow to clean the streets.

Plus, take part in our special presenters for the day, African Drum Circle, presented by Building Families First, The American Society of Civil Engineers , Astral Power, Inc. Learn more: RMSC.org/snowedin

A very Murray Christmas and happy holidays from RMSC! 🎄🙌❄️#murraythemastodon #sweaterweather
12/25/2019

A very Murray Christmas and happy holidays from RMSC! 🎄🙌❄️#murraythemastodon #sweaterweather

We're open until 3pm today. Come visit!
12/24/2019

We're open until 3pm today. Come visit!

Schools out, and we're open! Keep your kiddos occupied this break with exploration and discovery at RMSC. Check out a li...
12/23/2019

Schools out, and we're open! Keep your kiddos occupied this break with exploration and discovery at RMSC. Check out a live science show, our featured exhibit, SciFiTech, or catch a Planetarium show! RMSC.org

Getting sciencey at @rocholidayvillage!
12/21/2019

Getting sciencey at @rocholidayvillage!

One more #thankfulthursday post for the day (there are just too many people to thank!). We have an amazing group of doce...
12/19/2019

One more #thankfulthursday post for the day (there are just too many people to thank!). We have an amazing group of docents that we’re so grateful for here at RMSC. Through visitor tours, these volunteers share their knowledge and passion for our collection and Science Museum exhibits. Thank you to all your work!!

12/19/2019

We have some wonderful neighbors! For this week's #thankfulthursday, we want to share how grateful we are to have neighbors and supporters like, Drew & Marie Nye, owners of ROAM Cafe. They are always ready to lend a helping hand whether it’s taking part in our gala and supporting our annual appeal efforts. And, as a preschool alum (Drew) and now parents of a preschooler (see video👆), they know the value of a museum-based preschool program. Your support is amazing. Thank you Drew & Marie! 🙏🙌

You can show support too by giving to the Rochester Museum & Science Center by the end of the year. RMSC.org/give

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12/18/2019

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🎄⛄️Instagram Holiday Ticket Giveaway⛄️🎄 We’re partnering with the Rochester Museum & Science Center to give one lucky winner four (4) admission tickets that are PERFECT for their “ Snowed In: Winter Break Science Days” running 12/26-1/5 and to experience the Science Museum’s new #SciFiTech exhibit!

Want in? 👉 https://www.instagram.com/rochesterny/ 🌟 The winner will be announced on Friday. Admission tickets are also good for exploring the entire museum. #rocrmsc #thingstodoroc #roc #rochester #iheartroc #visitroc #explorerochester #ispyny #upstateny #wny #sponsored #supportlocal

Planning your winter break activities? 🙌❄️☃️🙌 Get SciFiTech on your list! Explore how science fiction influenced the tec...
12/18/2019

Planning your winter break activities? 🙌❄️☃️🙌 Get SciFiTech on your list! Explore how science fiction influenced the tech we use today. Robots?🤖 Holograms? Self-driving cars?🚗 Many of these things were dreamed up first in science fiction stories & films. Check it out for yourself! RMSC.org/scifitech

📸: VR Station, robotic arm challenge, the DeLorean (from, you know, that time travel movie), and the robot Baxter.

T-3 days till schools out for the winter break! ❄️☃️🙌 Got plans? We do! 👋 Winter Break Science days will run Dec. 26 –  ...
12/17/2019

T-3 days till schools out for the winter break! ❄️☃️🙌 Got plans? We do! 👋 Winter Break Science days will run Dec. 26 – Jan. 5. Check out all the activities and special community presenters we have planned! RMSC.org/snowedin

P.S. we're open normal hours 12/21-12/23 too (12/24 open 9-3. #winterbreak #rochesterny

Rochester Museum & Science Center's cover photo
12/16/2019

Rochester Museum & Science Center's cover photo

RMSC values our relationship with the teachers, students, and staff of the RCSD. Many of its schools visit us for field ...
12/13/2019
Hours, Admission and Directions - Rochester Museum & Science Center

RMSC values our relationship with the teachers, students, and staff of the RCSD. Many of its schools visit us for field trips, and many of our members and visitors have children or grandchildren in the district.

In light of recent events in the RCSD, we would like to remind our education family and friends, who are major supporters of our mission, that admission to RMSC is always free to teachers, even those affected by the recent layoff.

Location/Directions The Museum & Science Center, Strasenburgh Planetarium, Eisenhart Auditorium and Gannett Building are all located on a 13-acre...

RMSC is bigger on the inside...a ride in this TARDIS will take you to different worlds on all three floors! #doctorwho #...
12/12/2019

RMSC is bigger on the inside...a ride in this TARDIS will take you to different worlds on all three floors! #doctorwho #doctorwhofans #explorerochester #explorerochesterny #rocrmsc

This year the RMSC Council raised $100,000 for Rochester Museum & Science Center! Thank you, thank you!! The council is ...
12/12/2019

This year the RMSC Council raised $100,000 for Rochester Museum & Science Center! Thank you, thank you!!

The council is made of volunteers who work to raise money for all RMSC efforts. As a non-profit, their support is critical to our success! 🙌🙏🙌🙏

Star Wars IX comes out in two weeks! 👏👏 We're celebrating with some Star Wars themed programs THIS weekend. Explore holo...
12/06/2019

Star Wars IX comes out in two weeks! 👏👏 We're celebrating with some Star Wars themed programs THIS weekend. Explore holograms, "sound blast" audio engineering, and Droid basics! Watch the Rochester Lego User Groups build a customize creation on Saturday and say hi to the 501st Legion on Sunday. This is free with admission. Join us! #StarWars

We’re extremely lucky to have incredible volunteers who support us each day. Our collections photographer is one such pe...
12/05/2019

We’re extremely lucky to have incredible volunteers who support us each day. Our collections photographer is one such person. For more than ten years he’s been coming weekly to photograph the more than 1.2 million objects in our collection! Amazing, right?! A few examples of his work below 📸 👇. Without his donation of time, we would never be able to get such high quality photos of our objects. We’re so grateful for our volunteer collections photographer! #thankfulthursdays

Want to show support too? You can by donating to the RMSC by the end of the year. 🙌🙏 RMSC.org/give

12/03/2019
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You know we get nerdy 🤓 about science over here at the RMSC. Whether it’s human science ⚛️, space science 🔭, natural science🌲, or climate science 🌎, we love sharing our excitement 🤩. However, as a nonprofit, we need support to keep sharing the science love. Consider giving to the RMSC today as a part of #GivingTuesday. 🙏!

https://www.facebook.com/donate/434834670513965/10157964372685513/

Happy #GivingTuesday! Support our efforts to build excitement in science, space, and nature by giving to the RMSC. For o...
12/03/2019

Happy #GivingTuesday! Support our efforts to build excitement in science, space, and nature by giving to the RMSC. For one day only, your gift can go further because Facebook is matching donations. But it's first come first serve, so don't wait to give! 🙏http://ow.ly/ZQBG50xpYT6

Oh, what!?! Captured on candid (Trail) Camera! This bobcat was spotted at the Cumming Nature Center (a part of the RMSC....
12/02/2019

Oh, what!?! Captured on candid (Trail) Camera! This bobcat was spotted at the Cumming Nature Center (a part of the RMSC. Bobcats are elusive and nocturnal, so they're rarely seen by humans. Pretty cool!

Trail Cam Score! This is the first time we've captured a bobcat on camera. They're elusive and nocturnal, so they're rarely seen by humans. Here kitty, kitty.

Happy Cyber Monday! We've got a deal for you. $10 off a new RMSC membership. See details here: rmsc.org/members!
12/02/2019

Happy Cyber Monday! We've got a deal for you. $10 off a new RMSC membership. See details here: rmsc.org/members!

Need to stretch those legs after your day of eating? We're open and there's lots going on around the RMSC. ✅ Head to our...
11/29/2019

Need to stretch those legs after your day of eating? We're open and there's lots going on around the RMSC.
✅ Head to our new exhibit, SciFiTech, where science fiction meets science reality
✅ While you're in SciFiTech, check out our Virtual Reality station, say hi to R2D2, try your hand at the robotics interactives, oggle at the DeLorean.
✅ Catch a show at the Strasenburgh Planetarium. We recommend Holiday Laser or National Parks Adventure
✅ See a Live Science show at the Science Museum
✅ Try your hand at the Inventor Center challenge, Powering Mars
✅ See an Electricity Theater performance

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Hello, Black Friday! If you're interested in a new RMSC membership, purchase it today for 20% off! To purchase, call 585...
11/29/2019

Hello, Black Friday! If you're interested in a new RMSC membership, purchase it today for 20% off!

To purchase, call 585.697.1942, visit RMSC.org/members and use the code BLACKFRIDAY, or stop on in the Science Museum. Happy shopping!

Today we want to thank YOU for your support of the Rochester Museum & Science Center. 🙏 As a nonprofit and cultural inst...
11/28/2019

Today we want to thank YOU for your support of the Rochester Museum & Science Center. 🙏 As a nonprofit and cultural institution, our community is our foundation. Each visit, membership, donation, or new follower is a huge support to the RMSC. 🙌

Thank you for helping us keep the world curious. 🤓 Happy Thanksgiving!! 🦃

Been eyeing those RMSC memberships? Purchase a new RMSC membership at a discount on Black Friday (20% off) and Cyber Mon...
11/27/2019

Been eyeing those RMSC memberships?

Purchase a new RMSC membership at a discount on Black Friday (20% off) and Cyber Monday ($10 off)! RMSC.org/members

We work hard to inspire curiosity in science, space, and nature every day. But, as a nonprofit, we depend on support fro...
11/26/2019

We work hard to inspire curiosity in science, space, and nature every day. But, as a nonprofit, we depend on support from our community to keep offering high-quality, engaging exhibits and programs.

As we near the end of the year, consider supporting our efforts and donate to the RMSC! RMSC.org/give

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11/26/2019

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Hello from the Maker Faire Rochester! Our team is testing some interactive exhibit prototypes. Come visit our booth!
11/23/2019

Hello from the Maker Faire Rochester! Our team is testing some interactive exhibit prototypes. Come visit our booth!

Holiday Bazaar is under way! Today through Sunday cone explore work from over 200 artisans and craftspeople. Come visit!...
11/22/2019

Holiday Bazaar is under way! Today through Sunday cone explore work from over 200 artisans and craftspeople. Come visit! @ Rochester Museum & Science Center

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Reward Your Curiosity at RMSC

At the Science Museum

Through 200 hands-on exhibits, spectacular shows, and authentic collections, you’ll uncover the wonders of our region, our world, and beyond in the RMSC Science Museum. Make family memories through themed programs that spark interest in science, technology, engineering, and math. Climb a wall, build robots, zap lasers, launch a catapult, and zoom through space — there’s so much to experience for all ages.

At the Strasenburgh Planetarium

Journey across the universe at the RMSC Strasenburgh Planetarium. Through giant-screen films, star shows, and laser shows, you’ll travel to far-away places and discover fascinating news from deep space. Lose yourself in an exciting virtual environment to places where time, space, and size have new meanings. Under our four-story dome, explore the starry night sky and immerse yourself in the latest scientific explorations.

At the Cumming Nature Center

Cumming Nature Center in Naples, NY, is a dynamic environmental education facility that celebrates the unique landscape and culture of the Finger Lakes region through hands-on learning opportunities and thoughtful exhibits. Our 900-acre preserve is as beautiful as it is vast. You can meander through more than six miles of trails complete with wetlands, climbing forest roads and hiking through the past. And you can investigate the curious intricacies of nature with our educational programs.

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Amy did a fantastic job engaging the kids during Malachi’s Birthday Party !😎👏🏽
Jan 24th...anyone else? it should be fun
How long with the DeLorean be on display?
Rochester underground railroad exhibit
I have the whole world at my fingertip.
Please explain why your history of Music omitted Latin influence and skipped right to "Jazz."
just curious..how much of the museum's funding is from public (government) sources? Is this funding local, state, federal? Thanks
How long will At the western door be open