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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
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So much fun with small kids too!!

We have gone a few times within the year and have found so much to do each time! Usually we think to take the small kids to the museum of play, but if you don't visit this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Kathleen S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We have gone a few times within the year and have found so much to do each time! Usually we think to take the small kids to the museum of play, but if you don't visit this museum, you're missing out!! We went for the frog exhibit, but found so much more! There is so much interactive stuff to do... More 

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Thank Kathleen S
Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great time. There are things for all ages- kids and adults. Don't let this educational piece go by when you are in town!

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Thank James R
Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Rochester Museum and Science Center is located on East Ave in Rochester. It is a wonderful place to enroll your preschooler in pre-school classes, and for school-age children to explore and learn through their many exhibits and classes, and activities. Lots of hands on fun for the whole family. A favorite place for us to learn and explore. A... More 

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Thank Ginger6677
Syracuse, New York
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have a membership to a science museum in a neighboring city so it's free for us to go here. We come pretty frequently (twice a year maybe). Usually when we come, there's a different theme on the third floor. This time it was frogs. There's many interactive activities for the kids, but also some "classic" science museum items such... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great museum for children and adults of all ages. Wonderful underground railroad exhibit and lots of hands-on science exhibits for children and adults.

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Thank fayel29
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

I've been a visitor to this museum several times with family over the years, and we've always enjoyed ourselves. There is a fun simulator (we've been on an underwater and arctic adventure) which costs a little bit more. There's a rock climbing wall and several hands-on exhibits which combine education and keep all ages interested. It felt a little run-down... More 

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Thank fritztc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

My daughter took me for my birthday. We had a wonderful time.. The exhibitions were so fantastic before we knew it it was time to go...definitely will go back soon

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Thank Carla G
Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

We have Tweens and went for the frog exhibit. Got coupons from the entertainment book- buy one adult admission get one free. Great discount. The frog exhibit was on the smaller side but good. Kids had fun in the other exhibits too- building machines and putting them in air capsule to see if they would fly, etc. I haven't been... More 

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Thank Kim B
Spencerport, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

There are so many hands on science and learning experiences on every floor, I can't begin to describe them. A favorite was building a weather machine and putting it in a wind tunnel to see if could fly in a certain "zone". Little one loved the fog simulator and building sticks. Both loved the climbing exhibits. There was a gravity... More 

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Thank Ruthlee B
Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

We went on the submarine ride. The submarine moves and has a screen that explains what's going on. There is also a couple of climbing things that are very nice.

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