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Fun things to do in ROCHESTER

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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  • Raging Rivers

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    (6 miles) Rochester

    Beat the heat at Seabreeze, with cool attractions and rides suitable for the whole family! New York gives "cool" a whole new meaning!

  • 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 ...

  • 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 watermark for every one to enjoy.

  • Martin's Fantasy Island

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    (69 miles) Grand Island

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

  • 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.

  • 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, with great seasonal offerings.

  • Buffalo Zoo

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    (64 miles) Buffalo

    Offers guests fascinating animal exhibits, naturalistic wildlife habitats, beautiful garden areas and an environment that is full of fun, adventure and history. Open year round.

  • 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 ...

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • 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 ...

  • 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!

  • Fun Junction - Cicero

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    (75 miles) Cicero

    A fun laser tag and video arcade for active kids aged 8 and up.

  • 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!

  • 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 ...

  • 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, ...

  • Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum

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    (64 miles) Tonawanda

    Explore the history of the carrousel production industry and try out the vintage rides!

  • Buffalo Museum of Science

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    (65 miles) Buffalo

    Features fun interactive stations with play themes focusing on a variety of science-based concepts, including energy, space, weather, light, and the environment. Entry to a 3D film free with museum ...

  • Albright Knox Art Gallery

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    (66 miles) Buffalo

    One of the world’s most extraordinary art collections with a regularly changing set of exhibitions and many permanent masterpieces. An inspiring and educational trip for well behaved kids.

  • 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.

  • 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, ...

  • Museum of Science and Technology

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    (74 miles) Syracuse

    Comprises a series of stunning and enjoyable environments where scientific principles are learnt through imaginative, experimental and physical play. Plus flight and motion simulators, planetarium ...

  • Everson Museum of Art

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    (74 miles) Syracuse

    A journey into the world of art in this Syracuse art museum, with American sculptures, paintings, drawing and ceramics.

  • Sciencenter

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    (75 miles) Ithaca

    250 hands on exhibits inside and plenty more outside, with a huge range including elemental play, kinetic energy machines, interactive structures, musical equipment, fun math challenges and more!

  • Corning Museum of Glass

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    (75 miles) Corning

    Explore every facet of glass with more than 35 centuries of glass artistry, hands-on science areas, and watch live glass demos! Free admission for kids!

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