Rochester Museum And Science Center

657 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607


Mission: The Rochester Museum & Science Center stimulates broad community interest and understanding of science and technology, and their impact—past, present, future—on our lives.

Founded in 1912 as the City of Rochester, New York's Municipal Museum, the Rochester Museum & Science Center (RMSC) has grown from a City-funded agency into a unique public/private partnership with the County of Monroe. 

The 13-acre campus in Rochester, NY includes:

  • A museum/science center with three floors of hands-on, interactive exhibits in science, technology, natural science and regional cultural heritage. World-class collections of 1.2 million objects embody the community's many stories. The Bathysphere Underwater Biological Laboratory (BUBL™), a service of Monroe BOCES #1, is located in the Museum, as is the headquarters of the Water Education Collaborative.
  • The Strasenburgh Planetarium, presenting giant-screen films on the four-story dome, original astronomy/star shows, and spectacular rock music laser light shows. The Challenger Learning Center, a service of Monroe #1 BOCES, is located at the Planetarium.
  • The 400-seat Eisenhart Auditorium
  • The RMSC Preschool
  • The Genesee Community Charter School
  • The RMSC's 900-acre Cumming Nature Center is located south of Rochester in the Bristol Hills near Naples, NY.
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