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Rochester Museum & Science Center

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Address: 657 East Ave, Rochester, NY 14607-2101
Phone Number: +1 585-271-4320
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun 11:00 - 17:00
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Interesting for adults and older kids

A few small child friendly things, but wouldn't plan a whole day for small children. Older children and adults will surely find a lot of interesting information about the geology... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 April 2015
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Mississauga, Canada
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2015

For very small Kids only, very boring for anyone else, lots of noisy kids running around, the attractions are very old and limited, half of the stuff on the second floor experimenting exhibit is broken, the restaurant is in the basement has an open ceiling so something is always raining down on your head from kids throwing stuff on you... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2015

For very small Kids only, very boring for anyone else, open ceiling in the restaurant so something is always raining down on you from kids throwing stuff on you from above.

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2 Thank Richard M
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60 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2015

A few small child friendly things, but wouldn't plan a whole day for small children. Older children and adults will surely find a lot of interesting information about the geology and history of the region.

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Rochester, New York
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2015 via mobile

Awesome and interactive exhibits for all ages. Not a huge museum, but plenty to see and do. The price is right for what is offered.

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Syracuse, New York
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2015

Our son's school does an annual 5th grade class field trip to this museum. Unfortunately, they did not raise enough money this year so we decided to take a day trip ourselves. My husband and I were slightly disappointed. There was a large group there when we arrived and caused some confusion. the person at the desk did not ask... More 

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Rochester, New York
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40 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2015

I'm very proud of our local science center, for the local history it provides, the incredible traveling exhibits (dinosaurs! bodies! Titanic! Da Vinci!), and the hands-on kid-friendly experiences it offers at all times. There is a fun zone, an earthquake simulator, a hurricane simulator, a weather center, an interactive locks-and-canal model, an ever-changing simulator ride... The museum story has pricey... More 

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Rochester, New York, United States
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20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2015

A large variety of science exhibits, many of which are hands on for kids of various ages. Staff and guides are very friendly and knowledgeable.

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Macedon, New York
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2015 via mobile

Outstanding exhibit on Leonardo Davinci! Great exhibit on electricity and a terrific wildlife show were among the highlights of a great afternoon of Family fun😄

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Bloomingburg
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50 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2015

This is another great place to take children. There are 3 floors of exhibits with plenty of hands on activities. You won't want to miss the Planetarium or the Tesler Exhibit.

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Toronto
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2015

Visited with 3 kids (ages 5-10) using a reciprocal membership (meaning free admission) and the kids seemed to enjoy it. Lots of hands on stuff to touch/feel. It was small, the 3rd floor was closed, and going on a Thursday meant we pretty much had the place to ourselves. I probably wouldn't pay full admission to get it, just because... More 

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