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Top notch science museum

Great experience for kids and adults. The museum is large with lots of displays and great laser... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
RandalAlexander
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Fairport, New York
Fun, fun...Electricity Theater!

We love the RMSC. Great for young children. Electricity Theater show and Planetarium are a must do... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sara F
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Rochester, New York
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Reviewed 12 September 2017

When our girls were young, regular trips to the RMSC were the rule. Long since grown up along with their children, it’s been a while since we visited the museum.

So, driving down East Avenue recently, we decided to swing in to see what we could learn about the Regional Green Infrastructure Showcase. It didn’t take long and it was a fun and educational stop on a beautiful afternoon. Essentially, a living laboratory built around the parking lot and driveways south of the main museum, the design shows how water quality can be improved storm water better utilized.

In just a few minutes, you’ll see:

Rain gardens and bio-retention islands
Stormwater tree plantings
Monitoring and sampling points
An educational learning pavilion
Educational art glass panels
Permeable Pavements
Downspout disconnects, and
Rain barrels and treadle pumps

Markers throughout the exhibits explain features in greater detail. And, if you have limited time, you can do this quickly without entering the museum.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank ChipD58
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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

The kids really had a great time there's so much to do they couldn't do it all in one visit so I purchased a membership

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Mia E
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Reviewed 18 August 2017

We have many great science museums near home that we visit frequently, so I didn't expect too much when walking into this relatively small museum, It turned out to be a great little museum full of interesting things to see for all ages! We ended up spending over 3 hours there and there still would have been more to see,
There are typical science center things for kids (and adults) as well as lot of interesting local history on display. There as beautiful small gardens around on the outside. The place is not too crowded you get to explore at your own pace,

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Hanna E
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Reviewed 17 August 2017

My husband and I enjoy history, we learned a lot about the Underground Railroad here. Lots of local history. It was very enjoyable. Add on the planetarium, and you have a good 2-4 hours of enjoyment.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Michaela O
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Reviewed 14 August 2017

We spent about 7 hours here. There are lots of exhibits spread out over 3 floors. My kids are 6 & 9 and really loved this place. Lots of interactive activities to keep them both busy. We came during the week, and sometimes had the whole exhibit spaces to ourselves. We caught a couple of the shows as well - the Tesla singing coils was a hit with the kids. The cafe in the basement offered some non-greasy alternatives, which is always a bonus. You can bring your own lunch and sit downstairs on the other side of the cafe or outside.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank HammerHeidi
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