Rochester Museum & Science Center, Rochester

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The Rochester Museum & Science Center (RMSC) 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 900-acre (3.6 km2) nature preserve near Naples, New York. The museum resides at 657 East Ave. and has a collection of 1.2 million artifacts.

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  • Made a day-outing to Rochester from Buffalo to see the Women Changemakers Exhibit. This was an excellent exhibit with so many interactive/tech displays. We arrived at 10 am and didn’t leave until...  more »
  • The museum is three floors with my visit limited to only the first floor. The first floor is mostly the Expedition Earth & the Adventure Zone. The E.E. starts with small sea live exhibit before the....  more »
  • The 2 stars are for the Planetarium at this site. That was pretty cool. The museum tho... Boring. Same as I remembered it 30 years ago. We Wanted to get a snack and drink but by 230 pm the cafe was already closed. Ok vending machine it is! ... Nope, it took payment but wouldn't dispense drinks. Front desk gave us our money back but hungry and thirsty didn't promote us to want to stay much longer. Overall disappointing.
  • Great attraction for all ages! Three stories of Interactive exhibits around every turn and different age appropriate hands-on stations. Variety of educational exhibits that allow children to learn and think. Imagination center was closed. Open in the afternoon. Wish there was more for toddler aged children with less coordination.
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