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Rochester Museum & Science Center

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Top notch science museum

Great experience for kids and adults. The museum is large with lots of displays and great laser... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Fairport, New York
Fun, fun...Electricity Theater!

We love the RMSC. Great for young children. Electricity Theater show and Planetarium are a must do... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sara F
Rochester, New York
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great experience for kids and adults. The museum is large with lots of displays and great laser shows.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank RandalAlexander
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love the RMSC. Great for young children. Electricity Theater show and Planetarium are a must do. One downside, the RMSC Cafe reopened, and no longer serves the great menu they used to have...probably were losing money. Plan to eat elsewhere...

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sara F
Reviewed October 24, 2018

Rochester Museum & Science Center is a smart choice to know more about local history because it has a great connection that shows in exhibits. I was there to book memories bus tours rochester ny was the way to see all exciting places like Rochester...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 17, 2018

The museum was OK. We went through the whole museum in about 2 hours. I would have thought for a larger city it would have been a better museum.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Laura C
Reviewed October 2, 2018

It was a treasure but like many museums has tried to modernize displays. sometimes a good diarama is imposible to beat and engages the viewer more than a video.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Robert Bruce L
Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

The museum has 3 floors and a basement with sectioned types of activities. This place is also great for kids, but I would expect to spend only an hour there.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank sivanmoyal
Reviewed August 27, 2018

I usually go there first weekend of the month to see their new exhibit although I also enjoy the whole museum.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank maloucrav
Reviewed August 24, 2018

There is so much to do and see here! All kinds of interesting interactive displays, great fun for kids and families or just adults! I was especially impressed with the Underground Railroad area and the Native American displays, there is more in this Native display...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank hawkeyed9sza
Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

Many interesting exhibits, heavily focused on the native people, plants and animals of the region. Lots of school and camp groups there when we visited. This is an older facility that can be a bit noisy and crowded, however the presentation of many topics is...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Howard K
Reviewed August 4, 2018

The Museum and Science Center provides science and natural history based activities for kids and adults. The science activities are interactive and great for younger kids. We liked the first floor and the submarine simulator. There is a cafe and gift shop available. There are...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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July 24, 2018|
Response from jeremyb821 | Reviewed this property |
They have a cafeteria: lunch area downstairs. I believe you can bring your own lunch in. This museum is big enough to spend a few hours so definitely plan for a break/lunch time
July 21, 2016|
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Response from John S | Reviewed this property |
It's open on some holidays like New Year's Day