The best museums in Rochester in December 2023

These are the top 5 best museums in Rochester, United States, ranked by their rating and popularity in 2023. Click a museum for more information about the museum, including visitor information, exhibitions and reviews.

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Looking for the best museums in Rochester? These are the best ones:

  1. Memorial Art Gallery1

    Memorial Art Gallery

    Rochester, NY
    The Memorial Art Gallery, located in Rochester, New York, is a civic art museum that was established in 1913. It is an integral part of the University of Rochester and has been a significant center for fine arts in the region for over a century. The gallery was founded as a memorial to James George Averell and has since grown to house a vast collection of artworks.
  2. George Eastman House2

    George Eastman House

    Rochester, NY
    The George Eastman House, situated in Rochester, USA, is a significant landmark for photography and film enthusiasts. Opened to the public in 1949, it holds the distinction of being the world's oldest photography museum and one of the oldest in terms of film archives. This museum is a testament to the evolution of photography and film, offering visitors a unique opportunity to delve into the history and development of these art forms.
  3. Strasenburgh Planetarium3

    Strasenburgh Planetarium

    Rochester, NY
    The Strasenburgh Planetarium is a public planetarium situated at 663 East Avenue in the city of Rochester, New York. Named after its benefactors, Edwin and Clara Strasenburgh, it is a part of the Rochester Museum and Science Center. The planetarium is known for its 65-foot-diameter Star Theater that can seat 225 people and houses the first Zeiss Mark VI planetarium projector, which is still in daily operation.
  4. The strong national museum of play4

    The strong national museum of play

    Rochester, NY
  5. RMSC (Rochester Museum & Science Center)5

    RMSC (Rochester Museum & Science Center)

    Rochester, NY
    The Rochester Museum & Science Center (RMSC) is a museum in Rochester, New York , dedicated to community education in science, technology and local history. The museum also operates the Strasenburgh Planetarium , located next to the museum, and the Cumming Nature Center , a 900-acre (3.6 km ) natur

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