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Cultural Attractions
(Ranked by total 2019 attendance)

RankName
Address
Telephone
Website
2019 Total Attendance1
 

2019 Total Paid Attendance
No. of Employees Full-Time
 

Part-Time
No. of Volunteers
 

No. of Members2
Main Venue(s) /Capacity
2019 No. of Public Performances
Description
Hours and Days of Operation
Admission3
Director
Year Founded
1.
The Strong Museum
1 Manhattan Square
Rochester, N.Y. 14607
(585) 263-2700
www.museumofplay.org
600,000
 

NA
102
 

139
NA
 

16,200
NA
NA
An interactive museum housing the world’s largest collection of historical materials related to play and home to the International Center for the History of Electronic Games, the National Toy Hall of Fame, and the World Video Game Hall of Fame
Monday - Thursday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Friday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Sunday, 12 - 5 p.m.
Age 2 and older: $16; under age 2: free
Steve Dubnik, president and CEO
1982
2.
Seneca Park Zoo
2222 St. Paul St.
Rochester, N.Y. 14621
(585) 336-7200
www.senecaparkzoo.org
401,000
 

401,000
33
 

102
399
 

14,000
NA
NA
Habitats include the new Animals of the Savanna featuring giraffes, zebras, and southern white rhinoceros, A Step Into Africa, featuring lions, olive baboons and elephants; the ECO Center, featuring the North American river otter and lake sturgeon; and the Rocky Coasts Exhibit, featuring the polar bear, sea lion and African penguins
April 1 through Oct. 31: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. (grounds close at 5 p.m.); Nov. 1 through March 31: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. (grounds close at 4 p.m.); closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day
Adults $12, seniors $11, youth $9
Pamela Reed Sanchez, president and CEO
1894
3.
RochesterMuseum & Science Center
657 East Ave.
Rochester, N.Y. 14607
(585) 271-4320
www.rmsc.org
378,725
 

NA
60
 

149
NA
 

6,500
Strasenburgh Planetarium, 120
NA
Includes more than 200 interactive exhibits that tell the story of Rochester innovation and invention as well as the Strasenburgh Planetarium and the 900-acre Cumming Nature Center in Naples, an environmental educational facility featuring hiking, skiing and snowshoeing trails
Museum: Monday - Saturday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Strasenburgh Planetarium: show times vary; Cumming Nature Center: Wednesday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.; Saturday - Sunday, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Adults, $18; seniors and college students, $17; ages 3-18, $16; under 3 and members, free; guest passes and ASTC members, $3
Hillary Olson, president and CEO
1912