RMSC Accessibility

RMSC Accessibility

Rochester Museum and Science Center: Strasenburgh Planetarium


663 East Avenue

Rochester, NY 14607


Steve Fentress

Accessible Approach/Entrance

  • Accessible entrance in back of Planetarium
  • Route of travel is slip resistant and at least 36 in wide
  • Objects can be detected by person with visual disability using a cane
  • Curbs have curb cuts at drives, parking, and drop off


  • N/A – entrance at ground level

Parking and Drop-Off Areas

  • 2 accessible parking spaces available, drive serves as access aisle; 98 inches of vertical clearance (outdoor parking)
  • Accessible space is closest to accessible entrance on proper route
  • Accessible space marked with International Symbol of Accessibility
  • 2 accessible parking spaces available in front of Planetarium w/ access aisle – however, not closest route to accessible entrance


  • Accessible entrance in back of Planetarium
  • Threshold edge is accessible
  • Door handle is operable with a closed fist

Rooms and Spaces

  • Aisles and pathways to materials and services at least 36 inches wide
  • 5-foot space for turning a wheelchair completely
  • Obstacles are cane-detectable in circulation paths through public areas

Seats, Tables, and Counters

  • Aisles between fixed seating at least 36 inches wide
  • At least 3 spaces for wheelchair seating located throughout theater; could add more spaces when needed


  • Accessible restrooms with pictograms used to identify rest rooms
  • Doorway to restroom is at least 32 inches clear; will be propped open
  • Adequate maneuvering space for a person using a wheelchair
  • 36-inch-wide path to all fixtures
  • Accessible stall with grab bars behind and on the side of wall nearest to the toilet
  • Stall door operable with closed fist
  • Faucet operable with closed fist


  • Steve Fentress:  (585) 697-1946

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