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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
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Da Vinci the Genius

We miss this awesome exhibit, a few years back, when it was more local to us. We make a special trip to Rochester to see it before it left for Africa. Well worth the drive... read more

Reviewed 15 May 2015
rnash10419
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Connecticut
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Connecticut
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83 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2015

We miss this awesome exhibit, a few years back, when it was more local to us. We make a special trip to Rochester to see it before it left for Africa. Well worth the drive. Fantastic display of the Mona Lisa and all its mysteries. As an engineer I was floored by all Leonardo's inventions and ideas. This id a... More 

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Irondequoit, New York
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2015

Good for a couple of visits with kids. Not very big on new technology or hands on permanent displays. The virtual ride they have for free is so dated the neanderthal rode on it. Need to have less pay for play and more in your face excitement for this generation.

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Thank Norman L
Rochester, New York
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65 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 2015 via mobile

My boys, 5 and 8, love it here. They like it even better than Strong. I think their favorite part is the room where they can build inventions out of unlimited supplies of tape, paper cups, etc. The people who run that room really work with the kids to see their projects work. I was impressed. We made catapults the... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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
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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65 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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
5 attraction reviews
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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Thank Matthew U
Syracuse, New York
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43 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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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Thank Amy A
Rochester, New York
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40 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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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Thank Lauren C
Rochester, New York, United States
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23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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