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Rochester Museum & Science Center

Address: 657 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607
Phone Number: 585-271-4320
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Ranked #16 of 148 things to do in Rochester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History museums, Science museums, Museums
Attraction details
Type: History museums, Science museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Macedon, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Outstanding exhibit on Leonardo Davinci! Great exhibit on electricity and a terrific wildlife show were among the highlights of a great afternoon of Family fun😄

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Bloomingburg
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This is another great place to take children. There are 3 floors of exhibits with plenty of hands on activities. You won't want to miss the Planetarium or the Tesler Exhibit.

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Toronto
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Visited with 3 kids (ages 5-10) using a reciprocal membership (meaning free admission) and the kids seemed to enjoy it. Lots of hands on stuff to touch/feel. It was small, the 3rd floor was closed, and going on a Thursday meant we pretty much had the place to ourselves. I probably wouldn't pay full admission to get it, just because... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I enjoyed my time here. They had mechanical dinosaurs, simulators of ships and space crafts and more. I really enjoyed it.

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Rochester, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Had an absolutely wonderful time at the museum!!! Lots to see and do to hold everyone's attention from ages 5-65. Great exhibits, friendly staff, and good food in the cafe.

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Rochester, New York
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I have been there many time with my family and each time it's a new experience. Wonderful place for the children. You can spend a lot of time threre and enjoy everthing

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Irondequoit, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We attended the Tesla light show earlier this year at this location,it was great. The museum offers a variety of activities for children, and some fun, educational, interactive displays for young at heart adults. I would recommend this museum,and science center for a family outing.

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earlville, ny
Top Contributor
119 reviews 119 reviews
43 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

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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106 reviews 106 reviews
21 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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