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“Good Local Science Museum”

Rochester Museum & Science Center
Ranked #12 of 116 things to do in Rochester
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

Good Place to spend a day, they have a fair bit of interactive exhibits but still some traditional (look as these fossils) exhibits.
I would spend more time at the Museum of Play than the Science Center. But still worth an annual visit for a local, or a decent place for a half a day from an out of towner.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Charles M
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Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

Been going here for probably 3 years. I always purchase the 1 year family membership. One trip of 2 adults and 4 kids nearly pays for itself in one.

We only live 20 minutes away. Couple that with the awesome weather and this place is a no-brainer.

We’re adults in our mid-30’s with four kids from 8 to 17. We all enjoy the activities.

The museum covers a lot of local history with science hands on, play areas, inventor projects, kid focused learning modules and a lot more.

With the membership we gain access to the planetarium and frequent the star shows. The kids love the star shows and if the weather and volunteers are available then they open the roof top telescope. We got to see Saturn which the everyone still raves about.

I’ve never been to the cafe or shop so can’t comment.

Very cool! I can’t rave about this place enough.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank anthonycX5003FH
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

I went here on a date. The artifacts exhibits were not altogether exciting, but the interactive areas certainly were. Even as adults we had fun there, letting out our inner children. Some of the things were a little out of date, though, which is not as exciting. If the submarine ride, for example, was a little more modern it would be okay.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank NatashaMarie95
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Reviewed 9 October 2017

Brought my daughter her and she loved it!! Great way to spend a ☔️ day and learn something new. We truly enjoyed are visit.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank casey2001338
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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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