When you visit the Rochester Museum & Science Center (RMSC), your family can explore the depths of the oceans and the edges of the universe. The RMSC is Rochester’s hub of lifelong science learning and includes three locations: the RMSC Museum, RMSC Strasenburgh Planetarium, and RMSC Cumming Nature Center. Each location offers experiences that ignite curiosity in visitors of all ages.
You can discover something new at the RMSC Museum through more than 200 hands-on exhibits, spectacular live science shows, authentic collections, and programs for lifelong learners. The Museum is a place that provides inspiration and tools for visitors to follow their own curiosity. You can experience new delight and wonder with each visit or dive into specific subjects to participate in solving the deepest challenges of our times. It is a place where each learner is encouraged to follow their own unique journey.
At the RMSC Strasenburgh Planetarium, visitors can travel through the universe under our 65-foot dome theater and immerse themselves in star shows based on up-to-date research, and enjoy featured films and brilliant laser light shows. Being the only public planetarium within a day’s drive of Rochester, the Strasenburgh Planetarium has delighted generations of visitors and continues to inspire curiosity in all those who visit.
The RMSC’s Cumming Nature Center is a dynamic environmental education center that celebrates the unique landscape and culture of the Finger Lakes region through hands-on learning opportunities and thoughtful exhibits. Nestled between Canandaigua and Honeoye Lakes, our 900-acre preserve is as beautiful as it is vast. Visitors can explore the Visitors Center, enjoy hands-on family events and gallery exhibits, and hike more than 15 miles of trails through diverse habitats.
The RMSC is proud to lead Rochester in coordinating our community to help the greater Rochester area make the most of the 2024 total solar eclipse.