Rochester Museum & Science Center (RMSC) | Kids Out and About Rochester

Rochester Museum & Science Center (RMSC)

Immerse yourself in the incredible world of science, history, space, and nature. Follow your curiosity from the depths of the oceans to the edge of the universe. Partake in classes, camps and events for all ages. All at the Science Museum, Strasenburgh Planetarium and Cumming Nature Center.

The Museum

The Rochester Museum & Science Center offers three floors of hands-on exhibitions exploring science and technology, natural science, and our region's cultural heritage. In addition to ongoing favorites such as Expedition Earth, the RMSC presents several new traveling exhibits each year, making it a popular destination for families.

Click here to read more about our summer camps.

Click here to plan a visit!

Strasenburgh Planetarium

The RMSC Strasenburgh Planetarium, located on East Avenue with the museum, offers spectacular giant-screen films, astronomy shows, and laser light shows. Click here for our planetarium schedule.

RMSC Cumming Nature Center

South of Rochester near Naples, NY, the RMSC Cumming Nature Center, offers opportunities to get out and explore the living environment.

Open hours: 
Sunday: 11:00 pm-5:00 pm
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: Closed
Friday: 9:30 am-5:00 pm
Saturday: 9:30 am-5:00 pm
We offer hands-on/minds-on classes, break camps, and events for all ages that cover topics in science, history, space, and nature.

Organization learning resources

Title Description Cost
Rochester Museum and Science Center Online Programs

Our online programs and classes cover a varitey of science topics. 

Science - STEM - General
Early Elementary School
Late Elementary School
Middle School
High School
Curiosity Club at the Rochester Museum & Science Center

A safe, supportive, and structured environment for kids to attend their virtual school, complete their homework, learn, and play. Join us at RMSC this fall for a brand-new program, Curiosity Club! 

Curiosity club is for kids, grades 1-8, learning virtually who need a safe and engaging place to be during remote school days while they attend online classes and complete school work and projects. With many schools moving to a hybrid-learning model and parents starting to return to their regular work schedules, Curiosity Club is the perfect solution. 

Curiosity Club, held in Museum & Strasenburgh Planetarium classrooms, will provide supervised, wi-fi equipped, socially-distanced classrooms and learning spaces for students to do their virtual school work. It will also offer school and homework help from experienced RMSC educators, quiet study & reading areas, hands-on STEAM enrichment activities, and museum exhibits to explore. With exclusive access to unique RMSC experiences such as Live Science shows, Electricity Theater, and Planetarium shows, Curiosity Club brings your student’s virtual learning to the next level in a one-of-a-kind, supportive educational environment. Parents can sign their kids up for 2 or 3 day increments each week. Additional days are also available - see the registration section below for more information. 


Academic - General
STEM - Computers
STEM - General
Early Elementary School
Late Elementary School