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The RMSC Museum & Science Center will be closed on Mondays for the remainder of the school year. We will be open on select school holidays. Please contact us at if you have any questions.

Museum & Science Center Exhibits

With over 1.2 million collection objects, you can discover something new each time you visit the Museum & Science Center! From exploring exhibits to watching Live Science demonstrations to enjoying Planetarium Star Shows, a trip to the RMSC Rochester Campus is sure to be fun for the whole family. Plan your visit today!

Map of Museum Exhibits

Wonders of Water (Opening November 11, 2022)

Our newest exhibit Wonders of Water opens November 11, 2022! 

Objectively Racist: How Objects and Images Perpetuate Racism… And What We Can Do To Change It.

Learn how racist media influences people’s lives, and how we can use this imagery as an educational tool to promote social equity. 

The Changemakers: Rochester Women Who Changed the World

View Virtual Exhibit 

Our exhibit is closed, but you can still view a smaller version of the exhibit in our Pat Hale gallery or enjoy a virtual tour.

Take It Down! Organizing Against Racism

View the "pickaninny" panel removed from Rochester's Dentzel Carousel and explore the important lessons it provides on racism in our community.

Sound Bites

Take a journey into the world of sound and music at the RMSC.

Flight to Freedom: Rochester’s Underground Railroad

Explore the paths that courageous freedom seekers followed through Rochester in this dramatic, interactive exhibition...

At The Western Door

This exhibit tells the story of more than 400 years of cooperation and conflict between Western New York’s native Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) inhabitants and the Europeans who came here as explorers, traders, and eventually, settlers.

Electricity Theater

You’ll be mesmerized by zaps of lightning appearing just feet away in our Electricity Theater.

Energy Trail

Explore exhibits throughout the museum to become an Energy Expert. 

Expedition Earth

Meet ice-age giants, enter a twisting tunnel through an icy glacier, and journey through an amazing landscape upstate New York hasn't seen in thousands, or even millions, of years.

Face to Face: Encounters with Identity

Explore the ways in which individuals and groups express their identities to the world around them.

Forces of Nature

It’s a wild world! Explore the power and unique traits of our natural world.

How Things Work

Discover the science behind everyday devices in this hands-on, minds-on exhibit.

Illumination: The World of Light and Optics

Experiment with lasers, lenses, and mirrors as you explore the nature of light and optics.

Inventor Center

Power cities, build cars, harness wind, and fire catapults in Inventor Center.

KEVA Planks: Take your tower-building experience to the next level

Construct your own wooden masterpiece with KEVA Planks. Blending science with art, KEVA Planks brings out the designer, architect, and engineer in all of us.


Discover a world too small to see! Get the family together and become enthralled with the world of nanoscale science, engineering, and technology in an exciting, interactive exhibit.

Native Peoples of the Americas

Discover the diversity of indigenous American lifestyles as expressed through material culture and the environment.

Regional Green Infrastructure Showcase

The Regional Green Infrastructure Showcase is a new educational, outdoor space in process across from museum visitor entrance. 

Rochester Business Hall of Fame

Discover stories of exemplary Rochester leaders who have made outstanding, enduring contributions to business and community in the Greater Rochester region.

Rochester in 1838: Young Lion of the West

In this iconic diorama, explore how Rochester became America's first western "boomtown" as a result of the Erie Canal.

Science On a Sphere

Engage in the wonders of our planet and beyond as you enjoy a 3-D experience of land, oceans, atmosphere, and more.

Under Construction: Building Careers

Construction trades are booming! Come and be inspired about the possibilities

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