Wow. What a great moment for Rochester. The RMSC is one of the cultural bedrocks of our city. Founded in 1912 as the “City of Rochester Municipal Museum,’ the RMSC has grown steadily, responding creatively to the public and shifting trends from generation to generation.
RMSC has three floors of hands-on exhibitions that encourage visitors to explore science and technology, natural science, and our area’s cultural heritage and history
From 1973-1996 Museum Director Richard C. Shultz, led an amazing expansion of RMSC. He added the 400-seat Eisenhart Auditorium and the Gannett School building for lifelong learning programs. Schultz also had the vision to established the 900-acre Cumming Nature Center in Naples, NY. (Cumming Nature Center
) He also managed to raise funds for and build: the Elaine Wilson Hall; the giant-screen film system for the Strasenburgh Planetarium; Much needed upgrades to collection storage and laboratories. The Richard C. Shultz Distinguished Scholars Lecture Series is an ongoing tribute to his accomplishments.
The RMSC has three floors of hands-on exhibitions that encourage visitors to explore science and technology, natural science, and our area’s cultural heritage and history. They are also continuing exhibits such as Expedition Earth and the museum constantly provides new traveling exhibits. ( RMSC Exhibits )
Today, September 13 is the exact Centennial of the RMSC. To celebrate, the museum is throwing a party with: FREE admission to all visitors; FREE party hats to all visitors; FREE birthday cake for visitors; FREE seedling trees!
What a nice way to celebrate with the Greater Rochester Community! If you and your family can, please stop in and give a cheer for the Rochester Museum and Science Center- a community jewel!