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Rochester Museum & Science Center

657 East Ave, Rochester, NY 14607-2101
+1 585-271-4320
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Fix the plumbing, man a crane, sail a boat, become a lockmaster, and more!

What a wonderful museum. We had a great afternoon with our grandson. There are many interactive... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
finfun
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Mix of history and science exhibits

My 14 y/o teenage boys enjoyed most of the science exhibits, some were too young for them. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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“tesla coils” (8 reviews)
“all ages” (32 reviews)
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657 East Ave, Rochester, NY 14607-2101
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+1 585-271-4320
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were visiting Rochester for a family holiday weekend and had a Saturday free to explore. This museum was one of the best hands-on science museums we have been to throughout our travels. The 4 & 6 year-old family members were totally engaged and loved...More

1  Thank Nancy L
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Reviewed 23 May 2018 via mobile

We went there with 13, 11 and 3 year old kids. I would recommend it to up to 12-13 years old kids. There are lots to see, lots of hands in learning. Spent more than 3 hours in there. Adults had a good time too....More

2  Thank Deniz O
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Reviewed 8 May 2018

Definitely a must go while in Rochester, they had a few exhibits that worth the visit. The kid loves the 3rd floor build stuff section, and there is a Tesla coils show that pays for it self. The facilities show their age though still worth...More

Thank Cesar A
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

This is a top notch science museum with a lot included. I brought my 3 and 1 year old. Right away they loved the adventure zone. Climbing the rock wall, pulling themselves up on the chairs, moving the boats and train, etc. I was surprised...More

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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

Visited after spending the night in Rochester. Have only been to Strong but wanted to go here because had a reciprocal membership. There are 3 floors of exhibits and interactive displays. Plenty of stuff to fill a day. Great for kids of all ages. There...More

1  Thank Jeremy B
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Hannah B, Public Relations Manager at Rochester Museum & Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2018

Thanks for your visit, Jeremy! We look forward to when you come back to explore the rest! If you didn't check out our Electricity Theater this time, I highly recommend it for next time.

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Reviewed 5 April 2018

Had Good Friday afternoon to myself while my daughter was attending a Women in Engineeering retreat at RIT, and the parents were excused at about 11. One of the suggested things to visit was this place. It probably would have been more enjoyable with a...More

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Hannah B, Public Relations Manager at Rochester Museum & Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2018

Thanks for visiting! The Expedition Earth with its mastodons is one of my favorite areas in the Museum too. Next time, perhaps you and your daughter can visit together and check out a show in the Strasenburgh Planetarium. Some Planetarium shows are geared specifically for...More

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Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

A great outing for children and adults alike. We attended with 2 adults and 7 children. We called ahead of time to see if we could utilize a family pass between my sister and I, that we found and purchased on Groupon. We could. This...More

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Hannah B, Public Relations Manager at Rochester Museum & Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2018

Thanks for visiting! We're so glad you all had a great time and we hope to see you again soon. Your new membership also includes the Strasenburgh Planetarium right next door to the museum and the Cumming Nature Center in Naples, NY.

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