Rochester Museum & Science Center, Rochester, New York
657 East Avenue, Rochester, New York 14607| Map |
The Rochester Museum & Science center is a sprawling campus dedicated to the exploration of different scientific concepts and themes. The 13-acre complex features a science center with three floors of hands-on, interactive exhibits in science and technology, natural science, and regional cultural heritage. State-of-the-art collections (totaling over 1 million objects) symbolize the many diverse stories woven into the community. In a nearby building, the museum features the Strasenburgh Planetarium, which presents giant-screen films on a 4-story dome, original astronomy shows, and spectacular light shows accompanied by rock music. The adjacent Eisenhart Auditorium offers presentations and talks about scientific talks within the community. The museum also features a revolving schedule of exhibits and exciting new presentations are debuted frequently.
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Address: 657 East Avenue, Rochester, New York 14607| Map
Hours: Mon-Sat 9 am - 5 pm, Sunday 11 am - 5 pm, New Year's Eve 9 am - 5 pm, New Year's Day 11 am - 5 pm, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 9 am - 5 pm. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. More Info
Price: Adults (19+): $12; Children (3-18): $10; Children under 3: free, Seniors, Students: $11. For details, check prices. More Info
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Fun + Learning = great memories for life!Flag review
Our then 6 year old still remembers the raised crawling area and how scared she was, and then later, she did it all by herself. This was a pretty big deal at the time, with all the drama, but turned out so well, because she learned she could do something she didn't think she could. There seem to be a fair amount of these hands on learning locations in our nation, and I think they're fantastic. Some people live close enough to return regularly, and I suspect it really helps to make concepts learned about through mere reading much more understandable. No school could do all these places do, and it's wonderful to have these resources.
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If your child does get scared while climbing up the raised platforms, be prepared to go on up and help get her/him down. It isn't easy, I know from experience, because you have to either keep going or come back down and that can be very awkward.
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