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Rochester Museum & Science Center

657 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607
585-271-4320
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Ranked #17 of 64 Attractions in Rochester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Science Museums, Museums
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earlville, ny
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117 reviews 117 reviews
42 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 NEW

We visited while enjoying a western NY weekend getaway. Both in our 50s we worried this would be too simple for our age. We loved it! Plan to bring grandkids back soon! Interactive only one thing nnot working. Great graphics. Husband is a middle school science teacher and loved how they explains things, the electricity show is not to be... More

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Rochester, New York
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101 reviews 101 reviews
18 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

My grandsons have been to the Strong Museum of Play many times, but have found the Rochester Museum and Science Center much more their speed! They loved the dinosaur exhibit and all of the participation areas there. The staff is always available and helpful and very friendly to the kids and adults. A great place to visit. We wish the... More

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Fingerlakes Region- NY
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We visited the museum and also the planetarium. We loved it! There was a large group touring through at the same time, but it was well managed and didn't interrupt our visit at all. Our two little girls loved the show!

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Finger Lakes Wine Country, New York
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108 reviews 108 reviews
45 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Love this little museum. Offers great summer programs, and exceptional movies and exhibits year round. It's right near the Memorial Art Gallery and both can be done in a day. Fun and intellectual enrichment for all ages at an affordable price.

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Niagara
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67 reviews 67 reviews
26 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Over 200 quilts are stored in the archives. An appointment gives groups of 10 or less a chance to see quilts from the 1850s. Great textile expert is available to assist.

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Trinidad
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Good way to be informed and entertained at the same time. Nice exhibits on natural history and early human history

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Rochester, New York, United States
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3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Great Museum for older children! Lots of scientific learning and experimentation. May be boring for younger children.

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Jamestown, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We purchased a grandparent pass to take the 3 granddaughters.We all have so much fun we are going to renew the membership to use all next year. Three trips on the one annual membership, can't beat that for economical entertainment for children 5-9 years old.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

This museum has plenty of parking friendly and helpful staff. Lots of exhibits are quite interesting some other just fillers... Price for entry fee is decent for adults but absurd for a small child. Consider buying the membership if you might return. Would recommend but only if you have already visited the Strong Museum.

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Rochester, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Our family highly enjoys the RMSC, we go there often with our membership. There are many hands-on activities for kids as well as informational displays for older kids and adults. As an added bonus, it is typically less crowded than the Strong Museum. The planetarium is great too, but I wish they had more star shows and less big-screen films.

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