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Rochester Museum & Science Center

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Address: 657 East Ave, Rochester, NY 14607-2101
Phone Number: +1 585-271-4320
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09:00 - 17:00
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Excellent for Children of all ages

This is a dynamic science center that has substance as well as flash. There are numerous exhibits where children (and teens and adults) want to linger and learn. The staff is... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 August 2016
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Toronto, Ontario
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

We visited the Rochester Science Centre and found it was a bit small and not a lot to do. We have visited many large Science Centres with lots of activities and fascinating exhibits that keep you busy the entire day (ie: Ontario Science Centre in Toronto, Carnegie Science Centre in Pittsburgh, Museum of Science & Technology in Ottawa, etc). After... More 

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New York City, New York
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92 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

This is a dynamic science center that has substance as well as flash. There are numerous exhibits where children (and teens and adults) want to linger and learn. The staff is engaging and helpful. Definitely worth several hours, and we plan to return when in the area.

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Brockport, New York
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45 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

There are some interesting interactive exhibits here, but a lot of it involves walking, looking at stuff, and reading. So younger kids won't get much out of it.

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Hackettstown, New Jersey
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42 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

We are kind of science museum geeks, and if there's one in a city that we visit we try to take it in, so we were all over visiting the Rochester Museum and Science Center. We were pleased with our visit. The Musical Electricity demo was the coolest part of the visit but on a rainy afternoon, we found plenty... More 

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Thank nanar226
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21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Wish we had more time year but were able to watch a musical electricity demo late in the afternoon. I have to admit I was slightly nervous when our kids volunteered as participants but they thoroughly enjoyed this unique experience.

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Thank TravelingMamaGlv
Canandaigua, New York
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41 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

On a hot, humid day we visited the museum late in the day and also saw a couple shows in the planetarium. Our grandchildren enjoyed exploring and having fun with the various exhibits. The film titled "The Sky Tonight" was a bit long and boring at times, but all of us enjoyed "To Fly!".

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Thank DownEast47
NYC Area
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180 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

We are science and history museum volunteers ourselves, so we go out of our way to visit museums when traveling. We were delighted with this one that has something for everyone. Lots of hands on exhibits (that actually worked) for kids, yet also more serious exhibitions for study, including one on slavery and the underground railroad, native american culture, and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Terrific, interactive museum. 10 year old was complaining about going to another museum but he changed his tune as soon as he saw the first exhibit. Wish we lived closer.

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Rochester, New York
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78 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

Visited the museum and planetarium with my 20-year old son and 14-year old daughter over a recent school break. We were all fascinated by the featured exhibit about frogs, and went to a showing of "The Living Sea" on the planetarium"s domed ceiling. We had a blast--and my kids fondly remembered how many of their childhood hours we spent exploring... More 

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Rochester, New York
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86 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

took the family recently for a few hours. great place for the kids to learn hands on. they kept busy for hours there!! inside there was an earth exhibit showing the different temperatures, climate, weather patterns, etc that was fascinating. so many different opportunities for learning and being interactive. it's not just about playing - you actually can learn things,... More 

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