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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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A few hours to kill in Rochester.

Terrific, interactive museum. 10 year old was complaining about going to another museum but he changed his tune as soon as he saw the first exhibit. Wish we lived closer.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Laura Z
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Terrific, interactive museum. 10 year old was complaining about going to another museum but he changed his tune as soon as he saw the first exhibit. Wish we lived closer.

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Thank Laura Z
Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the museum and planetarium with my 20-year old son and 14-year old daughter over a recent school break. We were all fascinated by the featured exhibit about frogs, and went to a showing of "The Living Sea" on the planetarium"s domed ceiling. We had a blast--and my kids fondly remembered how many of their childhood hours we spent exploring... More 

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Thank Freespirit134
Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

took the family recently for a few hours. great place for the kids to learn hands on. they kept busy for hours there!! inside there was an earth exhibit showing the different temperatures, climate, weather patterns, etc that was fascinating. so many different opportunities for learning and being interactive. it's not just about playing - you actually can learn things,... More 

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Medford, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fun exhibits to touch and play with. We went on a slow afternoon and explored all. Lots of Native American and local history exhibits.

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Fairport, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

A great value, cannot tear kids away. Not so big as to wear you out but with variety on many subjects. The simulated sub ride was awesome. I did it twice and I am 83.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

Did not know much about this museum beforehand, but it just went on and on...there are a lot of galleries and exhibits, many hands on science / natural history displays and some older anthropology and history displays which were still rich and compelling. Learned a lot here.

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Thank Jack G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

My granddaughters (ages 9 and 7) had great fun playing with interactive science displays that taught scientific principles. Parents, kids and grandparents (in other words, kids of all ages) were having fun throughout the museum. The first floor exhibits are interactive, the second floor is more for middle and high school and adults, and the 3rd floor has a science... More 

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

awesome museum for the entire family. Great history on games. Superhero displays, arcades, and supermarket for kids.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016 via mobile

This museum is great! They're somewhat small but they have a lot of fun attractions. There's a jungle gym and climbing wall, a science area and a submarine reproduction that travels under lake Ontario. Very fun for kids.

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Rochester, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

I am usually not a science person but I found poking around this museum to be so much fun. They have different traveling displays/shows so you could check that out before touring the place. Much is interactive. They also have a fabulous fine arts and craft show the weekend before Thanksgiving that is to die for. Spread out all through... More 

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