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Rochester Museum & Science Center

657 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607
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Ranked #15 of 60 attractions in Rochester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Science Museums
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English first
Skipton, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Not a very large museum and not too easy to find by public transport, but worth the effort. Good clear displays, appropriate to visitors of all ages. Excellent information on Rochester's involvement with freedom of slaves.

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Rochester, NY
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58 reviews 58 reviews
19 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We were very pleased with the museum and science center. There were a lot of talking points that you could work with to help your children learn. Easy to get to and a lot of parking. Worth the visit.

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Rochester, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Changes have taken place in every part of the world, and in the RMSC as well. This Rochester landmark continues to attract, educate, and entertain families and visitors all year long, especially during the summer months. Piggy-backing on the success of interactive theme parks, childrens' museums, and science centers in other cities ( Toronto, San Diego, Richmond, Chattanooga, etc.), our... More

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Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This science center manages to both entertain and instruct. There are lots of hands-on activities, but what places this center above other science centers are the explanations of scientific principles, which are concise and easy to understand. I was there with my niece and nephew, but also feel like I learned a lot - I finally understand how my car... More

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Niagara Falls, New York
3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This was a great place to take the kids for a day of adventure. New discovered so many new things. We are sure to be visiting soon as we bought a membership. They had so many exhibits to see that it took us all day long to complete. Very pleased.

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Kansas City, Missouri
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The Science Center, Museum and Planetarium has a little for everyone 3 yrs to 100. Wonderful Planatarium shows of planets and currently a movie about the ecology of the Grand Canyon and water shortages in the SW from the Colorado River Management. Wonderful Museum exhibits about the Seneca Indian Nation in the area and their history with the British, French... More

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Naples, New York
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I have been going to the RMSC for years, I always enjoy it. They have fun kids zone activities like a sand table for hands on erosion and river flow experiments through play, also a remote controle boat in a hands on lock system to demonstrate how the local canals work, and climbing wall and climbing maze overhead. The museum... More

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Pickering, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Our family enjoyed it very much. The science centre is not particularly big, but jam-packed with various high-tech exhibits. Lots of fun for our kids, too. And the musical performance on Tesla coils and The Electric Theatre is absolutely amazing!

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Rochester, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The RMSC had many hands-on displays for young folks in addition to keeping the interest of grandparents. I enjoy visiting there each year---different features at varying times throughout the year.

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Stephens City, Virginia
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Wonderful new sections of the Science Museum offered an opportunity to build a working model of a car and test the car on a steep ramp. Great fun climbing and crawling and playing throughout the museum. Even an interactive ride for the girls to experience a realistic submarine dive! Great gifts in the gift shop. If you have been there... More

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