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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 #12 of 43 Attractions in Rochester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Science Museums, Museums
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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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English first
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 NEW

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
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119 reviews 119 reviews
43 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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102 reviews 102 reviews
19 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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Finger Lakes Wine Country, New York
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114 reviews 114 reviews
48 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Love this little museum. Offers great summer programs, and exceptional movies and exhibits year round. It's right near the Memorial Art Gallery and both can be done in a day. Fun and intellectual enrichment for all ages at an affordable price.

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Niagara
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67 reviews 67 reviews
26 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Over 200 quilts are stored in the archives. An appointment gives groups of 10 or less a chance to see quilts from the 1850s. Great textile expert is available to assist.

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Trinidad
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Good way to be informed and entertained at the same time. Nice exhibits on natural history and early human history

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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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