Please Note:

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.

Hours, Admission and Directions


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AdventureZone has closed to make room for new explorations. Stay tuned for our newest exhibit, Wonders of Water, opening this Fall 2022! Thank you for your patience.

Museum & Science Center Admission

General Admission

Adults: $18
Seniors and college students with ID: $17
Ages 3 – 18: $16
RMSC Members: FREE
Children under 3: FREE
Regional Teachers* (with ID): FREE
ASTC Members: FREE
RMSC Guest Passes: FREE
Museums for All Pass**: $3
Active Military/Veterans: $15

*Free admission applies to teachers working in Monroe, Yates, Ontario, Livingston, Genesee, Orleans, or Wyoming counties.
**Learn more about the Museums for All Initiative, which provides reduced admission prices for those with a SNAP/EBT card. 

RMSC Museums for All is generously supported by M&T Bank

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Museum & Science Center and Planetarium Combined Admission

Adults: $26

Seniors and college students with ID: $23
Ages 3 – 18: $22


Group Museum & Science Center Admission

Per Person: $10

Group rates available but you must reserve prior to your visit. This ticket is for Museum & Science Center general admission only. You must have 10 or more people in your party to be considered a group. Additional charge(s) may apply for special exhibitions or programs. 


Museum & Science Center Hours

Monday: Closed (The RMSC will be open on Mondays that occur during school holidays) 

Tuesday–Saturday: 9am–5pm

Sunday: 11am–5pm

Member-only Hours

Sundays: 10–11am

Special Closures & Holiday Hours

Special Closures 2022

Special Event Closure: November 10, 2022 | Closing at 3pm

Special Event Closure: November 17, 2022 | CLOSED

Special Event Closure: November 18, 2022 | CLOSED


Holiday Hours 2022

New Year's Day:  Saturday, January 1 | 11am–5pm

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: Monday, January 17 | 9am-5pm

President's Day: Monday, February 21 | 9am-5pm

Good Friday: Friday, April 15 | 9am–5pm

Easter Sunday: Sunday, April 17 | 11am-5pm

Memorial Day: Monday, May 30 | CLOSED

Independence Day: Monday, July 4 | CLOSED

Labor Day: Monday, September 5 | CLOSED

Indigenous People's Day: Monday, October 10 | 9am–5pm

Veteran's Day: Friday, November 11 | 9am–5pm

Thanksgiving Day: Thursday, November 24 | CLOSED

Day after Thanksgiving: Friday, November 25 | 9am–5pm

Christmas Eve: Saturday, December 24 | 9am-3pm

Christmas: Sunday, December 25 | CLOSED

School Winter Break Monday, December 26 - 30 | 9am-5pm

New Year's Eve: Saturday, December 31, 2022 | 9am–5pm

New Year's Day '23: Sunday, January 1, 2023 | 11am–5pm




RMSC Café Hours

Tuesday—Sunday:  11am–2pm

Now serving pizza, subs, and salads from Mark's Pizzeria! 

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NEW! Group Lunch Orders

NEW! Group Lunch Orders

The RMSC is excited to announce brand new lunch options provided by our café, beginning October 1, 2022. 


When are Group Lunch Orders offered? 

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays 

What options are available? 

Group orders are available for a minimum of 10 lunches per group when ordered ahead of time. 

  • Cheese pizza combo: slice of cheese pizza, juice box, and an icecream sandwich 
  • Pepperoni pizza combo: slice of pepperoni pizza, juice box, and ice cream sandwich 
  • Chef salad combo: chef salad, juice box, and fresh-cut fruit 

What is the cost? 


Where will we eat?

Our Floor Staff will guide you to your assigned room for lunch. Due to time and space constraints, groups of 15 or more are unable to eat lunch in the café area. 

How do I place an order? 

If interested, please call Guest Services at 585.697.1942 to provide the number of lunches you would like to order, a minimum of 2 weeks before your visit.

How do I pay?

Payment is required at the time of reservation. This food option is NON-REFUNDABLE. 

Food is prepared ahead of time and therefore, non-refundable. 


Please call the Guest Services team at 585.697.1942 with any questions. 


The Museum & Science Center, Strasenburgh Planetarium, Eisenhart Auditorium, and Gannett Building are all located on a 13-acre campus just minutes from downtown Rochester, NY.

RMSC Museum & Science Center
657 East Avenue
Rochester NY, 14607

RMSC Strasenburgh Planetarium
657 East Avenue
Rochester NY, 14607


  • Take the I-490 Expressway.
  • Exit at Culver Road.
  • Go north on Culver Road.
  • Turn left on East Avenue.
  • Proceed approximately one mile to 657 East Avenue.
  • Turn left onto the campus for FREE parking.



Museums For All

Museums for All

The RMSC is a participating museum of Museums for All, a signature access program of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

Those receiving food assistance (SNAP) benefits may visit the Museum & Science Center at a reduced admission rate of $3 per person, up to four people, with the presentation of a SNAP Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card. Special exhibit fees may be an additional cost. This offer is not valid at the RMSC Strasenburgh Planetarium or RMSC Cumming Nature Center.

Check out the list of participating museums to learn about all of the locations where free or reduced admission is available through this program.

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RMSC Museums for All is generously supported by M&T Bank

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Military Discount

The RMSC offers a $3 discount off ticket price for veterans and active military. Thank you for your service!

Bank of America

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The RMSC offers free admission to Bank of America and Merrill Lynch credit and debit card holders on the first full weekend of every month.

Present your active card along with a photo ID for admission. 


This offer is valid for cardholders only, guests are not eligible for free admission. This offer includes free admission to the RMSC Museum & Science Center and Star Shows at the Strasenburgh Planetarium. 

Gift Certificates

To purchase a gift certificate to the RMSC or our gift shop, you have two options:

  • Call Guest Services at 585.271.4320 and we will mail one to you
  • Visit the RMSC Museum & Science Center Welcome Center to make your payment and pick up your certificate in person

COVID Safety 

Your safety is our top priority. See below to learn about our COVID policies and procedures to create a safe space for all.

What we’re doing to keep you safe

  • Reservations are not required for members or visitors, but visitors are encouraged to purchase advanced tickets online. Onsite ticket purchases will also be accepted. RMSC Members can simply show their membership card when they arrive as normal. 
  • Providing substantial access to hand sanitizer and encouraging hand washing often.
  • Increasing cleaning and disinfecting throughout our facility.
  • For more information, see RMSC’s Cleaning and Sanitation Standards below.

What we’re asking our visitors to do 

  • Stay home if you are not feeling well.
  • Purchase tickets in advance before you visit.
  • Wash your hands often, for at least 20 seconds.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth, and be sure to cough/sneeze into your elbow.
  • Stay with your party when walking through the Museum & Science Center, and keep children within reach at all times.
  • Please be patient – don’t crowd around exhibits. Practice social distancing and remain 6 feet away from others not in your party. 

RMSC Cleaning and Sanitation Standards 

We have worked diligently to ensure a safe environment for all who come through our doors. We will continue to rely on guidance from the CDC, New York State Department of Health, and Monroe County Health Department to make operational decisions and adjustments as necessary. 

Cleaning & Sanitation Standards

  • RMSC custodial staff is on-site before, during, and after the Museum & Science Center, Nature Center, and Planetarium operating hours to sanitize and clean the restrooms, cafe, common areas, and exhibit galleries.
  • Staff are frequently cleaning and disinfecting commonly touched surfaces and highly interactive and hands-on surfaces.
  • The Star Theater chairs, railings and other high touch areas will be disinfected after every show.
  • Multiple hand sanitizer stations are available throughout the Museum & Science Center, Planetarium, and Nature Center.
  • Staff and volunteers are required to frequently wash their hands and to not come to work if they are sick or have a fever.

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