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Rochester Museum & Science Center

657 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607
585-271-4320
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Ranked #15 of 61 Attractions in Rochester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Science Museums
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English first
Rochester, New York, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Rochester, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
118 helpful votes 118 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
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23 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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32 reviews 32 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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