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Rochester Museum & Science Center

657 East Ave, Rochester, NY 14607-2101
+1 585-271-4320
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Great place to spend an icy afternoon

This is a top notch science museum with a lot included. I brought my 3 and 1 year old. Right away... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
kimberly215
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Binghamton, New York
1st Visit, Very Pleased. Will Return

Visited after spending the night in Rochester. Have only been to Strong but wanted to go here... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jeremy B
,
Baldwinsville, United States
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“tesla coil” (3 reviews)
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657 East Ave, Rochester, NY 14607-2101
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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

Thank Jeremy B
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Hannah B, Public Relations Manager at Rochester Museum & Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

We went from Toronto.museum is interactive but little boring for kids.we have been to other science museums which are better and have more hands on activities .kids had most fun on first floor.we spent 3 hours which were enough

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Hannah B, Public Relations Manager at Rochester Museum & Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the feedback! If there are any specific kinds of experiences that you'd love to see in our museum, please feel free to let us know: http://rmsc.org/contact

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Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

Came here with my 4 and 6 year old. We stayed all day and didn't do everything. There is a nice balance of interactive and display pieces. We had so much fun and learned a lot. My only complaint, museum staff who were in charge...More

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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

I brought my daughter and friend tonsee the Ripleys Believe or Not and other attractions. They had a phenomenal time and did not want to leave!

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Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

We went with teen students for a summer school program. There were many interactive activities. We would come again and revisit the planetarium.

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Reviewed 3 January 2018

Took my 10 year old son and was very excited about the Ripley's Believe It or Not exhibit, it was very underwhelming! We spent much less time in there than we did other areas of the museum. Too bad they did not have more actual...More

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Reviewed 31 December 2017

The museum was full of screaming children and many of the interactive exhibits were broken or poorly explained, but there were some good ones. Their canal system demo was particularly good. They had large animal, dino, native american, and slavery exhibits. The electricity exhibit, as...More

Thank Trish E
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