Rochester Museum Science Center

Museum Day – 2018 participating museums

Museum Day is an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian magazine. Participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide free entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket. The Museum Day ticket provides free admission for two people on Saturday, September 22, 2018.

Day Trips from Rochester: Rochester Museum and Science Center - Museum Day
Rochester Museum and Science Center Tesla Coils

Rochester Museum & Science Center

Through 200 hands-on exhibits, spectacular shows, and authentic collections, you’ll uncover the wonders of our region, our world, and beyond. Make family memories through themed programs that spark interest in science, technology, engineering, and math. Climb a wall, build robots, zap lasers, launch a catapult, and zoom through space—there’s so much to experience. The planetarium is closed for renovations until mid-December.

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Museum Day: George Eastman Museum
View of the front lawn from inside the George Eastman Museum

George Eastman Museum

Visitors to the Eastman Museum will not need to present a Museum Day ticket for free admission, as all visitors will be admitted for free during regular museum hours. Experience the photography exhibitions David Levinthal: War, Myth, Desire and Gail Albert Halaban: Out My Window, see the History of Photography Gallery, explore hands-on activities for all ages in the Discovery Room, and join us for the following activities throughout the day—all for free:

12 p.m. Looking for Frederick Douglass panel discussion
10:30 a.m. & 2 p.m. Historic Mansion Tour
12 p.m. & 3:30 p.m. Garden Tour
1 p.m. Gallery Tour

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Genesee Country Village and Museum cobblestone
Genesee Country Village and Museum

Genesee Country Village & Museum

Enjoy a bonus hour as the museum is open until 5:00pm on Museum Day! If you have any trouble with the Smithsonian website, simply reference Smithsonian Day at the GCV&M Admission booth the day of the event to receive your free admission ticket.

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Debi Bower

Born, raised and living life as a digital designer in Rochester, NY! I am also a day-tripper, writer & photographer, exploring the nooks and crannies that make our part of New York State so special.

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