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Rochester Museum & Science Center

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Lots of interactive events

The museum has 3 floors and a basement with sectioned types of activities. This place is also great... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sivan M
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Different Exhibitions every now and then to add to their usual activities.

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

Reviewed 27 August 2018
maloucrav
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Rochester, New York
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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.

Thank Laura C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank Robert Bruce L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

Thank Sivan M
Reviewed 27 August 2018

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

Thank maloucrav
Reviewed 24 August 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

1  Thank hawkeyed9sza
Reviewed 15 August 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

Thank Howard K
Reviewed 4 August 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

1  Thank FabFannie
Reviewed 10 July 2018

What a wonderful museum. We had a great afternoon with our grandson. There are many interactive exhibits that teach kids about science concepts. We had not been in several decades, and the improvements are excellent. Some of the exhibits were in need of fixing or...More

Thank finfun
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

My 14 y/o teenage boys enjoyed most of the science exhibits, some were too young for them. The history exhibits were great but the teens were not all that excited about them. We were expecting more science exhibits. What was there was good.

Thank Cathie K
Reviewed 26 June 2018

My wife and I got out of the rain strolling about this marvelous institution. Kids all around , very active with the interactive exhibits. We learnt a lot from the exhibits and helpful staff.

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Response from Jeremy B | 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
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Response from John S | Reviewed this property |
It's open on some holidays like New Year's Day
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