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Rochester Museum & Science Center, Rochester

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The Rochester Museum & Science Center (RMSC) is a museum in Rochester, New York, dedicated to community education in science, technology and local history. The museum also operates the Strasenburgh Planetarium, located next to the museum, and the Cumming Nature Center, a 900-acre (3.6 km2) nature preserve near Naples, New York. The museum resides at 657 East Ave. and has a collection of 1.2 million artifacts.
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  • It had a fascinating and large display of Indians and Africans history, in this country. A huge moving earth display, dinosaurs. I found it interesting all the dinosaur bones discovered near... 
    It had a fascinating and large display of Indians and Africans history, in this country. A huge moving earth display, dinosaurs. I found it interesting all the dinosaur bones discovered near...  more »
  • In this day and age of alternate-reality paranoia against "critical race theory" it's great to see fearless exhibits dealing with the history of racial caste in this country. The Underground Railroad....  more
    In this day and age of alternate-reality paranoia against "critical race theory" it's great to see fearless exhibits dealing with the history of racial caste in this country. The Underground Railroad....  more »
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  • My son and i traveled over an hour to get to the museum. He was not disappointed. We had a good time walking around in the various floors checking out the different exhibits. For some reason the second floor was steamy hot and humid maybe the AC was off? I'm sure it was just a temporary thing so we'll move on from there. They had a third floor electric show that was electrifying. It was a great time and when they asked for volunteers my son promptly jumped up which I was very surprised about. But I accompanied him and we ended up inside the cage on stage. After they turn the electricity on I could smell the ozone. certainly one for the books but I'm glad I was able to share that with my boy.
  • We took our son over the weekend and had a blast! They’re in the process of building a new exhibit on the first floor so a bit of it is blocked off, but I’m excited to see what’s in store! Everything else was open and functional. Despite living in Rochester and going to RMSC more times than I can count (lol) we still managed to spend over two hours exploring and learning. Definitely worth every penny spent!

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