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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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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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Rochester, New York
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

When our grandchildren visit, RMSC is on our list of things to do! And since they are members of the Pacific Science Center (Seattle), the reciprocal entrance agreement makes it really affordable - so much so that we went TWICE this year! The kiddos LOVED "digging" for dinosaur bones as well as the "Inventor Center" where they had to invent... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Despite having a local tell us not to bother with the Science Center, we still went, as there was at least one exhibit/show that we were interested in. Unfortunately for me, the local I had spoken to was absolutely correct. As Science museums go, this one was a huge let down. The majority of the museum was geared toward children,... More

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Canandaigua, New York
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61 reviews 61 reviews
20 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We took our grandchildren to the museum. They absolutely loved all the hands on displays. In areas were there were projects, there were plenty of volunteers to help and advise. The cost for a family membership equals two visits. Our grandchildren had a great learning experience and wanted to stay. Very well worthwhile for younger children.

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Skipton, United Kingdom
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22 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

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
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
21 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

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
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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
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6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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