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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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9:00 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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Fun Museum

this is great for children, families and couples. Lots of hands on learning.Very interesting and fun place to visit.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Spencerport, United States
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Spencerport, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

this is great for children, families and couples. Lots of hands on learning.Very interesting and fun place to visit.

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Webster, NY
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50 reviews 50 reviews
7 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

My family goes here every year and we always enjoy it. My kids love all the hands on things to see and do. I very much liked the Da Vinci exhibit. We learn something new every time we go!

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Connecticut
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53 reviews 53 reviews
15 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We miss this awesome exhibit, a few years back, when it was more local to us. We make a special trip to Rochester to see it before it left for Africa. Well worth the drive. Fantastic display of the Mona Lisa and all its mysteries. As an engineer I was floored by all Leonardo's inventions and ideas. This id a... More 

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Irondequoit, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Good for a couple of visits with kids. Not very big on new technology or hands on permanent displays. The virtual ride they have for free is so dated the neanderthal rode on it. Need to have less pay for play and more in your face excitement for this generation.

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Philadelphia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

My boys, 5 and 8, love it here. They like it even better than Strong. I think their favorite part is the room where they can build inventions out of unlimited supplies of tape, paper cups, etc. The people who run that room really work with the kids to see their projects work. I was impressed. We made catapults the... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

For very small Kids only, very boring for anyone else, lots of noisy kids running around, the attractions are very old and limited, half of the stuff on the second floor experimenting exhibit is broken, the restaurant is in the basement has an open ceiling so something is always raining down on your head from kids throwing stuff on you... More 

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52 reviews 52 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

A few small child friendly things, but wouldn't plan a whole day for small children. Older children and adults will surely find a lot of interesting information about the geology and history of the region.

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Rochester, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

Awesome and interactive exhibits for all ages. Not a huge museum, but plenty to see and do. The price is right for what is offered.

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Syracuse, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Our son's school does an annual 5th grade class field trip to this museum. Unfortunately, they did not raise enough money this year so we decided to take a day trip ourselves. My husband and I were slightly disappointed. There was a large group there when we arrived and caused some confusion. the person at the desk did not ask... More 

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Rochester, New York
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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