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Rochester Museum & Science Center

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Different Exhibitions every now and then to add to their usual activities.

I usually go there first weekend of the month to see their new exhibit although I also enjoy the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Rochester, New York
Excellent museum!

There is so much to do and see here! All kinds of interesting interactive displays, great fun for... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Sheridan NY
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I usually go there first weekend of the month to see their new exhibit although I also enjoy the whole museum.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is so much to do and see here! All kinds of interesting interactive displays, great fun for kids and families or just adults! I was especially impressed with the Underground Railroad area and the Native American displays, there is more in this Native display...More

Thank hawkeyed9sza
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

Many interesting exhibits, heavily focused on the native people, plants and animals of the region. Lots of school and camp groups there when we visited. This is an older facility that can be a bit noisy and crowded, however the presentation of many topics is...More

Thank Howard K
Reviewed 4 August 2018

The Museum and Science Center provides science and natural history based activities for kids and adults. The science activities are interactive and great for younger kids. We liked the first floor and the submarine simulator. There is a cafe and gift shop available. There are...More

1  Thank FabFannie
Reviewed 10 July 2018

What a wonderful museum. We had a great afternoon with our grandson. There are many interactive exhibits that teach kids about science concepts. We had not been in several decades, and the improvements are excellent. Some of the exhibits were in need of fixing or...More

Thank finfun
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

My 14 y/o teenage boys enjoyed most of the science exhibits, some were too young for them. The history exhibits were great but the teens were not all that excited about them. We were expecting more science exhibits. What was there was good.

Thank Cathie K
Reviewed 27 June 2018

My wife and I got out of the rain strolling about this marvelous institution. Kids all around , very active with the interactive exhibits. We learnt a lot from the exhibits and helpful staff.

1  Thank skaszab2016
Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

We were visiting Rochester for a family holiday weekend and had a Saturday free to explore. This museum was one of the best hands-on science museums we have been to throughout our travels. The 4 & 6 year-old family members were totally engaged and loved...More

2  Thank Nancy L
Reviewed 24 May 2018 via mobile

We went there with 13, 11 and 3 year old kids. I would recommend it to up to 12-13 years old kids. There are lots to see, lots of hands in learning. Spent more than 3 hours in there. Adults had a good time too....More

2  Thank Deniz O
Reviewed 8 May 2018

Definitely a must go while in Rochester, they had a few exhibits that worth the visit. The kid loves the 3rd floor build stuff section, and there is a Tesla coils show that pays for it self. The facilities show their age though still worth...More

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25 July 2018|
Response from Jeremy B | Reviewed this property |
They have a cafeteria: lunch area downstairs. I believe you can bring your own lunch in. This museum is big enough to spend a few hours so definitely plan for a break/lunch time
22 July 2016|
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Response from John S | Reviewed this property |
It's open on some holidays like New Year's Day