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“Special attraction, not so special.”

Rochester Museum & Science Center
Ranked #13 of 151 things to do in Rochester
Certificate of Excellence
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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 attractions than items/posters up on the walls.

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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 an engineer, I felt was particularly poorly explained. Their special traveling Da Vinci was fascinating and very well done.

Thank Trish E
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Reviewed 6 December 2017

This is the go-to attraction in the Rochester NY area to visit. Our family has been coming here since I was a small boy! What a classy place! A must see when visiting family in good old Rochester.

Thank Tony T
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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.

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.

Thank Anthony C
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