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Rochester Museum & Science Center

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Address: 657 East Ave, Rochester, NY 14607-2101
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+1 585-271-4320
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

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Greater Every Year

RMSC is the other museum in Rochester that most people miss. It gets better every year making it a great place not only for young children but teens wanting to return. The... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Christina O
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

RMSC is the other museum in Rochester that most people miss. It gets better every year making it a great place not only for young children but teens wanting to return. The exhibits are designed to be interactive. If there is a line at your favorite, turn around, there is an equally entertaining one. But save some time for a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Will definitely be getting a membership. There is so much to see and will want to come back often. My daughter loved the trains.

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Washington, DC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had fond memories of this museum as a kid growing up in Rochester. Came back for a visit and brought my kids (11 and 13). They had a blast. The museum has so many hands-on activities now that are really cool (highlights - the topo sand table and the Erie Canal lock) and very much engaged my kids. Some... More 

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Hannah B, Online Marketing Specialist at Rochester Museum & Science Center, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your visit! I'm happy to hear that you and your kids had such a wonderful time. I have some good news about the "creepy-fascinating wax figures" if it's the diorama of Rochester in 1838 that you're referring to. We've started a large restoration project that will restore it to the quality you might remember seeing as... More 

Ellsworth, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The museum offered more diversity than I expected. The hands-on activities were super and the cultural displays were thorough. I was impressed with the Underground Railroad presentations - learned some fascinating history and it cleared up some of my misconceptions.

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Thank Gail C
Owasco, New York, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

We are members and have season passes. We don't go as much as we'd like but this place is amazing. The museum is totally interactive and the kids can do everything. I could not begin to list everything they have. Def something for everyone!

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Thank Amy S
Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

The Rochester Museum & Science Center is a WONDERFUL place to learn all about almost anything in the history of man, the Earth, and lots more. they have 3-4 floors of great exhibits, many of which will involve "hands-on" time for your kids. It's a full day (or can be) of activity, PLUS there is a great planetarium right alongside... More 

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

We have been to several after dark events. The latest was the Speakeasy Party. I have nothing but good things to say about the Museum. I love the changing exhibits and the Electricity Theater.

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Thank Jessica L
Hannah B, Online Marketing Specialist at Rochester Museum & Science Center, responded to this review

Thank you, Jessica! We're so happy to hear that. See you at the next After Dark in February! More 

Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Our grandson needed to build an Indian Longhouse for a school project, so we headed to the museum with him to do some research. There are great exhibits on the second floor of ancient cultures locally and around the world. And to our surprise, there were actual Native Americans demonstrating crafts and giving us helpful information. Also, throughout the museum... More 

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Hannah B, Online Marketing Specialist at Rochester Museum & Science Center, responded to this review

We're so glad our exhibits could be a resource for your grandson! Thank you for your visit and I hope the longhouse project went well. More 

Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

Our 3 yr old loved it here and wants to go back already. We were thrilled that it had reciprocal admission with our local science centre where we are members so it was free to get in -huge bonus. There were exhibits for all ages here, and we were very impressed with the staff and the layout of the museum.... More 

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Hannah B, Online Marketing Specialist at Rochester Museum & Science Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit! We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed yourselves and hope you'll visit again with your ASTC reciprocal admission soon. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

We attended a masquerade here and had a great time ! The whole museum was open for adults only after hours. They also hired a dj and had some food trucks outside. It was a great date night and i look foward to attending another one of their special after hour events.

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Thank Trista S
Hannah B, Online Marketing Specialist at Rochester Museum & Science Center, responded to this review

Trista, we're so glad to hear you enjoy RMSC After Dark as much as we do! The next one is in February and we hope to see you there. More 

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