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Rochester Museum & Science Center

657 East Ave, Rochester, NY 14607-2101
+1 585-271-4320
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Kid focused museum of science and history

Many interesting exhibits, heavily focused on the native people, plants and animals of the region... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Howard K
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Allentown, United States
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Great activity to do in Rochester

The Museum and Science Center provides science and natural history based activities for kids and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Average9%
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657 East Ave, Rochester, NY 14607-2101
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Many interesting exhibits, heavily focused on the native people, plants and animals of the region. Lots of school and camp groups there when we visited. This is an older facility that can be a bit noisy and crowded, however the presentation of many topics is...More

Thank Howard K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Museum and Science Center provides science and natural history based activities for kids and adults. The science activities are interactive and great for younger kids. We liked the first floor and the submarine simulator. There is a cafe and gift shop available. There are...More

Thank FabFannie
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

What a wonderful museum. We had a great afternoon with our grandson. There are many interactive exhibits that teach kids about science concepts. We had not been in several decades, and the improvements are excellent. Some of the exhibits were in need of fixing or...More

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Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

My 14 y/o teenage boys enjoyed most of the science exhibits, some were too young for them. The history exhibits were great but the teens were not all that excited about them. We were expecting more science exhibits. What was there was good.

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Reviewed June 26, 2018

My wife and I got out of the rain strolling about this marvelous institution. Kids all around , very active with the interactive exhibits. We learnt a lot from the exhibits and helpful staff.

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Reviewed June 19, 2018 via mobile

We were visiting Rochester for a family holiday weekend and had a Saturday free to explore. This museum was one of the best hands-on science museums we have been to throughout our travels. The 4 & 6 year-old family members were totally engaged and loved...More

2  Thank Nancy L
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Reviewed May 23, 2018 via mobile

We went there with 13, 11 and 3 year old kids. I would recommend it to up to 12-13 years old kids. There are lots to see, lots of hands in learning. Spent more than 3 hours in there. Adults had a good time too....More

2  Thank Deniz O
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Reviewed May 8, 2018

Definitely a must go while in Rochester, they had a few exhibits that worth the visit. The kid loves the 3rd floor build stuff section, and there is a Tesla coils show that pays for it self. The facilities show their age though still worth...More

Thank Cesar A
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Reviewed April 15, 2018

This is a top notch science museum with a lot included. I brought my 3 and 1 year old. Right away they loved the adventure zone. Climbing the rock wall, pulling themselves up on the chairs, moving the boats and train, etc. I was surprised...More

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Reviewed April 6, 2018 via mobile

Visited after spending the night in Rochester. Have only been to Strong but wanted to go here because had a reciprocal membership. There are 3 floors of exhibits and interactive displays. Plenty of stuff to fill a day. Great for kids of all ages. There...More

1  Thank Jeremy B
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Hannah B, Public Relations Manager at Rochester Museum & Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded April 7, 2018

Thanks for your visit, Jeremy! We look forward to when you come back to explore the rest! If you didn't check out our Electricity Theater this time, I highly recommend it for next time.

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Oceaneyes25
July 24, 2018|
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Response from Jeremy B | Reviewed this property |
They have a cafeteria: lunch area downstairs. I believe you can bring your own lunch in. This museum is big enough to spend a few hours so definitely plan for a break/lunch time
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July 21, 2016|
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Response from John S | Reviewed this property |
It's open on some holidays like New Year's Day
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