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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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11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Get your science on!

I'm very proud of our local science center, for the local history it provides, the incredible traveling exhibits (dinosaurs! bodies! Titanic! Da Vinci!), and the hands-on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
Lauren C
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Rochester, New York
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Rochester, New York
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I'm very proud of our local science center, for the local history it provides, the incredible traveling exhibits (dinosaurs! bodies! Titanic! Da Vinci!), and the hands-on kid-friendly experiences it offers at all times. There is a fun zone, an earthquake simulator, a hurricane simulator, a weather center, an interactive locks-and-canal model, an ever-changing simulator ride... The museum story has pricey... More 

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Rochester, New York, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

A large variety of science exhibits, many of which are hands on for kids of various ages. Staff and guides are very friendly and knowledgeable.

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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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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
5 helpful votes 5 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
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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
54 helpful votes 54 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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