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Rochester Museum & Science Center

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Address: 657 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607
Phone Number: 585-271-4320
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Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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1st Time Visit

My family (Wife and two sons (6 and 4 yrs) and I visited on June 20th and July 4th. We enjoyed the diverse learning activities present. We watched the electric show and a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Corning, New York
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Corning, New York
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

My family (Wife and two sons (6 and 4 yrs) and I visited on June 20th and July 4th. We enjoyed the diverse learning activities present. We watched the electric show and a presentation on energy. The canal lock exhibit was fun to do as a family. There were a few exhibits that helped demonstrate the principles of electricity. Some... More 

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Macau, China
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118 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This Science Museum always surprises me. It's invariably better than I expected. Of course, it's great for pre-teens and teens, but can also satisfy adult curiosity. And unlike the huge ones in DC, this one is small enough to handle in a single day.

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Rochester, New York
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30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

This is my favorite museum in Rochester. I love how they have multiple floors that show the history of the area we live in. There's dinosaurs and Indians but my favorite is the wax figures that have the replica shops. My favorite is Dr Pulling even though he scares the crap out of me and my sweet heart. She agrees... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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58 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

A great museum, try the hurricane simulator and make sure you go to the tesla show. The Tesla coils are very impressive and the host is very knowledgeable. Take your time and see it all !

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Rochester, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I came with 5, 7, 8 and 11 years old kids. They all found this place fun and educational. We spent lots of time with Keva planks. There are lots of small shows that you can watch and participate.

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Took the kids for a wonderfully great and educational afternoon out to the RMSC. They are like sponges and read all the signs, plaques, notes, etc, worked and tried all the interactive displays, looked a the exhibits, asked questions, and just learned so much that afternoon. The RMSC is a gem of a museum, and on top of that, being... More 

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Kodiak, Alaska
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61 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We have visited this museum three times through the years and as the kids get older, it's still fun, although definitely geared more for kids under 8. The Strong Museum of Play has a different focus - this is more low key. Allow about 3 hours because you will find your kids get immersed in specific exhibits, which is wonderful.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Another great place for adults and kids. This is a top quality science museum with a nice planetarium.

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Rochester, New York
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103 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

This is an all Day attraction. Filled with fun for all ages. Train rides, restaurants. Replica Seseme Street, replica Wegmans where you can shop and scan out groceries - pretend of course. Pay extra to see the butterflies

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Brussels, Belgium
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69 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This place is an awesome place to discover and try out science. Learning, fun and excitement is guaranteed. Take your time for this visit. You would regret having only a 1 or 2 hours.

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