Things to do in ROCHESTER with kids

Did you know that there are over 100 family friendly attractions in Rochester, NY? You better get started on your family day out early then, because you might be needing more than one! 

A whole museum devoted to play? Surely not….but there is in Rochester! The National Museum of Play is a great way for kids to spend the day with hands-on fun!

If it’s animals that the kids love, then Seneca Park Zoo is an experience with some pretty awesome animal exhibits they can explore. Did the kids get inspired by the kangaroos? Then head over to indoor play fun attractions like Jump Club where they can bounce, slide and jump until their heart’s content!

Rochester is a city that is perfect in all seasons! Don’t forget in summer they can cool down in places like Raging Rivers, and enjoy playing in the snow in their 12,000 acres of parkland!

There are plenty of things to do in Rochester with the kids - the hardest part is deciding what to do first! 

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  • National Museum Of Play

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    (1 miles) Rochester

    The National Museum of Play is the only collections-based museum in the world devoted solely to play!

  • Seneca Park Zoo

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    (3 miles) Rochester

    An expansive zoo experience with a friendly local park feel, top exhibits include the penguin pool, the cougar viewing tunnel and the rare white rhinos.

  • Jump Club

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    (5 miles) Rochester

    Kids can bounce, climb, explore, slide and most importantly JUMP on larger than life inflatables in this fun and colorful New York State indoor play center!

  • Seabreeze Amusement Park

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    (6 miles) Rochester

    A family fun amusement and watermark overlooking Lake Ontario filled with roller coasters, thrill rides, live shows and a whole waterpark for every one to enjoy.

  • Sports Academy Victor

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    (18 miles) Victor

    Sports Center, Fun Center, Batting Cages and turf field. Sports Academy has an amazing after school program for the Victor School District, offers great Cheer and Gymnastics lessons and teams, has a ...

  • Marion Historical Museum

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    (22 miles) Marion

    The Marion County Museum was dedicated and opened to the public during the Old Settlers Celebration in August, 1961. Leslie A. Powell, society president and Al Riffel, Vice President were in Charge ...

  • Roseland Waterpark

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    (26 miles) Canandaigua

    3 fantastic and very different slides, a giant varying wave pool, whole family white water rafting, and a smaller kids' section with 6 smaller waterslides, a dozen water cannons and a 1,000 gallon ...

  • Browns Berry Patch and Barnyard Adventure

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    (32 miles) Waterport

    Features include huge jumping pillows, swings, a sandbox, playhouse, stand-up teeter totter, water tables, straw bin, rope maze, duck races, pedal cars, giant sandbox and trike track, plus catch a ...

  • KidVentureDome

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    (38 miles) Geneva

    Fun indoor play for toddlers to pre-teens in New York State, with fun and colorful toys for kids to play, create and imagine with, and a parents child-free area of their own!

  • The Jones Theatre

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    (38 miles) Geneva

    Classic movies, parent's night out, theater, and comedy in this classic theater!

  • Darien Lake

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    (42 miles) Darien Center

    Not only a huge theme park for all ages, but a water park too! Great family fun in New York State for the whole family, with some rides that break records!

  • Hidden Valley Animal Adventure

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    (45 miles) Varysburg

    Tours, safaris and sleigh rides to take you over 2 miles of trails with new animals and unexpected sights at every turn. Unpredictable and exciting for children in New York State!

  • Holiday Harbor Resort

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    (46 miles) Red Creek

    Cozy, lakefront camping on Lake Ontario, with RV sites, camping sites and a marina to enjoy the lake from!

  • Lockport Cave and Underground Boat Ride

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    (54 miles) Lockport

    A fascinating and historic cave and boat tour in New York State, with mining history and geology as you explore the historic Erie Canal.

  • Explore and More Children's Museum

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    (58 miles) East Aurora

    Spark your kids' creativity, curiosity, and imagination at the region's only museum designed just for children. With cool hands-on activities, your kids can explore the world, learn about building, ...

  • Toddle Town A to Z

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    (58 miles) Depew

    A fun, bright, and safe Indoor Playground for kids up to 5 years old, with weekday unlimited play time!

  • Pole Position Raceway

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    (61 miles) Buffalo

    offers casual, tournament and event racing reaching up to 45mph for adults and approximately 20mph for kids.

  • Thunder Island

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    (62 miles) Fulton

    The park's dry rides feature the most popular Go-Karts-three different types! Jungle Golf, upstate NY's largest 18 hole miniature putting course feature life-size jungle animals, a Water Park with ...

  • Adventure Landing

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    (63 miles) Tonawanda

    3 unique 18 hole mini golf courses, plus over 60 games in the arcade.

  • Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum

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    (64 miles) North Tonawanda

    Kids can explore the history of the carrousel production industry and try out the vintage rides! Super fun!

  • Buffalo Zoo

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    (64 miles) Buffalo

    Fascinating animal exhibits, naturalistic wildlife habitats, beautiful garden areas and year round fun, adventure and history in Buffalo!

  • Buffalo Museum of Science

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    (65 miles) Buffalo

    Fun interactive stations with play themes focusing on a variety of science-based concepts, including energy, space, weather, light, and the environment!

  • The Buffalo Botanical Gardens

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    (65 miles) Buffalo

    A huge national historic site full of nature's treasures, with a special section for kids to get hands-on, including a colourful sensory garden!

  • Albright Knox Art Gallery

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    (66 miles) Buffalo

    One of the world’s most extraordinary art collections with changing exhibitions and permanent masterpieces. An inspiring and educational trip for those cultural kids!

  • Tifft Nature Preserve

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    (67 miles) Buffalo

    264 acres of nature refuge waiting to be explored in Buffalo, New York State. Nature trails, snow shoe adventures, and lots of wildlife!

  • Kidzclub

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    (67 miles) Phoenix

    Designed for the under 8s, offering role and imaginative play with several equipped play buildings including post office, gas station and construction zone. Also features multiple small play ...

  • Naval Military Park

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    (67 miles) Buffalo

    Explore vast halls of military heritage and history plus see historic vessels including military heliopters, a tank, armed personnel carrier, several jets and a patrol boat as well as 3 full naval ...

  • Niagara Aerospace Museum

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    (67 miles) Niagara Falls

    A collection of amazing artifacts from a rich aerospace and military history - including helicopters and rockets. A fascinating museum for kids in Niagara Falls, New York.

  • Surf City Family Fun Center

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    (68 miles) North Syracuse

    New York's own Surf City Family Fun Center has a ton of fun activities for kids to spend the day with, including Go Karts and batting cages, as well as a large indoor play center.

  • Martin's Fantasy Island

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    (69 miles) Grand Island

    Thrill rides including the Silver Comet rated one of the top 45 wooden coasters and loads of family rides, plus water park featuring a wave pool, lazy river and the cannon bowl and shows.

  • The Fun Warehouse Laser Tag

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    (69 miles) Syracuse

    Combat fun with lasers at this great Laser Tag center for those active kids in Syracuse!

  • Nikis Party Place

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    (70 miles) Clay

    Fun, safe and entertaining indoor inflatable playground for kids up to 11 years of age. With open bounce and birthday parties!

  • Museum of the Earth

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    (73 miles) Ithaca

    With particular emphasis on New York State and the Northeast United States, the Museum of the Earth explores the history of the Earth and its life through the lens of geology and paleontology, ...

  • Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park

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    (73 miles) Syracuse

    Looking to get the kids out of the house and away from the TV? For wild adventures and tons of fun, explore some of the wonderful events and programs that take place year 'round at the Rosamond ...

  • WonderWorks

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    (73 miles) Syracuse

    40,000 feet of amusement park for the mind in Syracuse, with educational entertainment with over 100 hands-on exhibits that spark the imagination!