News Flash!  Giant Insect Exhibit Held Over through  January 18th!

On New Year’s weekend, a friend from Stamford came to visit and we decided to head to the Rochester Museum & Science Center and Strasenburgh Planetarium.

We all enjoyed the show Dinosaurs Alive! at the Planetarium, although following the flight of the winged dinosaurs and driving along with the archeologists felt a bit like being on a wild amusement park ride because of the planetarium-size screen!

Imagine finding him in your garden!

Imagine finding him in your garden!

Then on to the Museum for the special Exhibit on Giant Insects, which has been held over through January 18.!  Don’t miss this fun exhibit which stars 6 larger-than-life robotic creatures that are 40 times the size of their live counterparts.  There’s also an amazing collection of mounted insects, 3 interactive bug heads, and  a number of live insects on view, including a tarantula!

Another favorite stop for my daughters is Adventure Zone which features a climbing wall, a “tree house,” a virtual underwater submarine expedition, a replica of the Erie Canal and lots of hands-on exhibits that adults enjoy too.

Kids love to climb the rock wall and this "tree house"

Kids love to climb the rock wall and this "tree house"

Expedition Earth Glaciers and Giants features an archeological dig, replicas of glacial caves and both the skeleton and a recreation of the giant Mastodons that roamed this part of the earth eons ago.

The Mastodons of Expedition Earth

The Mastodons of Expedition Earth

Other exhibits to explore include Flight to Freedom: Rochester’s Underground Railroad, How Things Work, K’NEX and At the Western Door, which follows the Haudenosaunee people as they entered the 1930’s market economy.

This Museum is guaranteed to bring out the kid in all of us!

The Rochester Museum & Science Center and Strasenburgh Planetarium are adacent to each other and located at 657 East Avenue.  The Museum is open Monday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday Noon to 5 p.m.  Admission is $10 for adults, $9 for seniors and college students, $8 for youth ages 3-18 and free to Members and Children under 3. 

PLEASE NOTE: In order to extend the Giant Insect Exhibit, a $1 surcharge will be added to all admissions (including members and children) through January 18th.

A combination ticket to both the Museum and the Planetarium is $15 for Adults and $11 for Students.

Annual Museum Memberships are also available and start as low as $58.

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