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Rochester Museum & Science Center

657 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607
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Ranked #16 of 58 attractions in Rochester
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: History Museums, Science Museums
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Toronto, Canada
15 reviews 15 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Compared to Strong Museum of Play, this museum is for bigger kids. There are less people and exhibits are for more mature kids. One can spend at least 2-3 hours there easily. I like the submarine simulation ride right by the front entrance.

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Hong Kong, China
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121 reviews 121 reviews
52 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

RMSC is always great, I enjoy the museum quite a bit, the displays are well put together, I find them informative and engaging and the people who work there are nice. Great Iroquois collection!

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

I do not remember the Rochester Museum & Science Center having such great exhibits! I've been here before but this visit was an eye-opener. I do not recall seeing the dinosaur and glacier exhibits last time. The hands-on stuff for the kids are fabulous. My son had the choice to go here or to Strong Museum of Play over spring... More

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Rochester, New York
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931 reviews 931 reviews
261 attraction reviews
244 helpful votes 244 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

We had about 150 people inside the Rochester Museum and Science Center's Eisenhart Conference Center tonight. It is a really nice facility for holding meetings or conferences, with a main room that can probably hold over 400 people. The lighting and sound a pretty decent in here, so your audience can sit all the way to the back, if needed.... More

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

Kids had so much fun and had so many things to do. Make plenty of time for hands on exhibits so each kid has a chance to experience it all for themselves. There are displays that blow you away and things you never knew. Learning and fun all in one place. Can't beat that.

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Cortlandt Manor
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243 reviews 243 reviews
30 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

While interesting, RMSC does not live up to its potential in a city of scientists, universities, and entrepreneurs. Could be a celebration of science and capitalism and Rochester's contribution to society. The question to be asked: What would Apple (or SONY) or a MIT Media Lab do with this opportunity? More imagination needed. Best was the history of the region... More

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Caledonia, New York
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

It has been a few years since my last visit. I remember some of the exhibits needing either to be lit better or updated.

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Brooklyn, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

While I was visiting the city of Rochester I found that I had an hour of time to spend and I chose to visit the Science center. It was a very pleasant museum with many interactive exhibits. While I did enjoy the museum, I kept on thinking how much my children would enjoy this attraction. I would definitely recommend the... More

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Rochester, New York
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

The exhibits change rapidly and they are extremely interacive. Since I've been going, the museum has catered more towards children, but the new butterfly exhibits makes up for it. There is something for everyone in the museum.

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56 reviews 56 reviews
14 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

We visited the Rochester Museum & Science Centre with our 5-year-old, and everyone had a good time. It's not huge, but there are enough hands-on exhibits to keep a 5-year-old engaged for a good few hours. Of course, it helps that the first 15 minutes were spent experimenting with the tennis ball/air cannon in the main entrance... Once we were... More

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