Enjoy discounted admissions or ticket purchases at these destinations with the Monroe County Library System VIP Pass! Visit their website for the most current VIPs (Very Important Places), discounts, and participating libraries from where you can borrow a pass.
Here are the most current Very Important Places as of October 14, 2017:
The science center has a large Ice Age exhibit, simulator rides, Singing Tesla Coils, an extensive Native Peoples wing, and a recently-restored diorama of Rochester. Strasenburgh Planetarium next door has star shows, laser shows, movies, and free telescope viewings on clear Saturday nights from the Observation Tower.
Open roughly May through September, this engaging living history museum (NY’s largest and most comprehensive) hosts themed events on the weekends like Highland Days, Civil War Days, and a Fiddlers Fair. Visit on weekdays for a more casual stroll through 18th century village life. There are also special events off-season around Halloween and the December holidays.
The home and museum is a beautiful tribute to George Eastman’s life & legacy, and is the world’s oldest photography museum with one of the oldest film archives.
Rochester’s Memorial Art Gallery has an extensive permanent collection, an incredible variety of traveling exhibitions, & a well-rounded calendar of events.
The Stone-Tolan House is the oldest building in the county! Based on the family life of pioneers Orringh and Elizabeth Stone, the Stone-Tolan House represents the private and the public activities of a household and rural tavern on the frontier in Brighton, NY between 1790 and 1820.
The National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House in Rochester, NY was the home of the legendary American civil rights leader, and the site of her famous arrest for voting in 1872.
The half-hour excursion is aboard one of the museum’s 87-year-old trolley cars. The museum houses fourteen full size trolley cars, a caboose, steam locomotive, antique highway and horse-drawn vehicles, and the various associated smaller items that illuminate our transportation history.
Founded by George Eastman in 1922, the RPO presents more than 120 concerts per year. Fun fact: In case you have one of those out-of-control coughing spells, Wegmans provides complimentary Halls cough suppressant tablets; dispensers are located in the lobbies.
Geva Theatre Center presents approximately 500 performances and events per year. Geva’s name was conceived by taking the first two letters of “Genesee” and of “Valley” – the area in which Rochester is located. It is an intimate theater; no seat is more than 50 feet from the stage. The 552-seat Elaine P. Wilson Stage is home to Geva’s six-play subscription series featuring a wide variety of performances, from musicals to American and world classics. The 180-seat Ron & Donna Fielding Stage is home to Geva’s own series of contemporary drama, comedy and musical theatre.