Things to do in Utica with kids

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Rome
Recreated mid-1800s village focused on the Erie Canal, which offers packet boat and narrow gauge train rides. Among the buildings such as a church, one room school, tavern and other buildings are a Museum of Cheese in a former cheese factory, a carr...
Rome
The Fort Rickey Children's Discovery Zoo is a special kind of zoo with a focus on children and fun. Everything we do here centers on the understanding that, for kids, passive observation of zoo animals is not enough. Children need to be engaged.
Sylvan Beach
On The Shores of Beautiful Oneida Lake Free Admission Every Day
Cooperstown
As they enter the Museum, kids under 12 can choose to participate in one of two Discovery Tours, which are self-guided educational scavenger hunts. The answers can be found throughout the Museum, and a completed Discovery Tour can be turned in at the...
Chittenango
Learn of boat-building and repair of Erie Canal boats, and the social history of the canal era. Award winning family attraction with plenty of knowledge to impart.
Chittenango
Extensive and impressive zoo collections with great daily public programming, plus inflatable indoor play and petting zoo area.
Oneonta
All things baseball at America's first and only kids' baseball training camp that was designed with the entire family in mind!
Old Forge
Enchanted Forest/Water Safari is New York's Largest Water Theme Park with a day of fun for the entire family! From splashtacular water rides, to classic amusement rides, fun food, exciting games, storybook characters, a family circus show and more, t...
Cicero
A fun laser tag and video arcade for active kids aged 8 and up.
Oneonta
We invite you to visit us and enjoy some unique science exploring....enlightening fun for all ages, children and adults...
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 and Imax theatre.
Syracuse
High standard indoor karting, for over 48". Arrive and Drive available.
Davenport
Great fishing either in our spring fed lake or creek. Pool, playground, boat rentals, free game equipment, nature trail, campstore. Day camping too - campsite available from 10 am to 7pm. Full use of campground facilities. Call for details. ...
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 Gifford Zoo!
Gloversville
Over 500 animals on comfortable display from colorful birds to camels, bear and deer, the Zoo has a variety of animals and activities that are sure to please the whole family. Safari Ride available too.
Secret Caverns
(50 Miles)
Cobleskill
Nestled in the hallowed halls of hollow earth, Secret Caverns is a small commercial cavern located in upstate New York. Founded by local civil engineer Roger Mallery, the caverns have hosted Americas roadside travellers and seekers of subterranean kn...
Howe Caverns
(51 Miles)
Howes Cave
Howe Caverns is a premier attraction which provides unparalleled cavern adventures designed to enlighten, entertain, and educate. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in New York
Camillus
Large, Open, Safe Inflatable indoor playground. Great place for children up to 10 years of age to exercise and burn energy while their parents socialize with other parents or enjoy some shopping at the mall. Digital Playground by EyeClick with over 1...
Bainbridge
The Unadilla & Susquehanna Rivers offer the perfect outdoor adventure! Grab a paddle and a canoe and experience the great outdoors! A beautiful, fun-filled adventure for families or groups. Flat water to class II. Single, multi-day & camping/...
Bainbridge
Come Camp at Tall Pines and Enjoy Family Camping at it's Best.Riverfront and Riverview campsites for tents and RVs In the beautiful valleys of Upstate New York Farm Country On the banks of the Unadilla River In the heart of the Catskills / Central Le...
Kidzclub
(54 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 structures, individual table toys and a toddler zone.
North Syracuse
Surf City Family Fun Center is Central New Yorks place to play. We have Gokarts, Mini-golf, Driving Range, Batting Cages, a large indoor play center and lots more. Located only minutes from Syracuse and located only a mile off interstate 81 and 481.
Thunder Island
(60 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 slides for young and old, and a brand new Extreme Bod...
Watertown
Prides itself as being the only zoo in the world to exhibit species native to New York State. Abundant, threatened or endangered animals, including wolverines, bears, eagles, mountain lions and more make their home at the 32-acre Zoo.
The Stadium
(70 Miles)
Auburn
Family fun center for kids of all ages we feature indoor batting cages for softball and baseball, dodgeball leagues, bounce houses , birthday parties, video games, Zumba classes, concession stand and we cater to most requests of events, Check out ...
Sackets Harbor
Whimsically organised collections of loved animals, plus a whopping 4 inflatable playgrounds, pony and hay rides, and a minature golf course.
Arkville
The Delaware and Ulster is an excursion train that combines railroad nostalgia with scenic rides through New York's legendary Catskill Mountains.
Garnet Mine
(74 Miles)
North River
You'll learn from your tour guide the history and geology of the Garnet Mine and how to find your own Garnet Gemstones. Hunting for your own treasures as you explore around the #1 pit is GREAT FUN!
East Durham
Splash in Riptide Cove Wave Pool, Zoom down giant winding water slides, careening 300 feet to splash down in the canyon below. Challenge a 10,000 gallon-a-minute Wild River Ride rafting down a 600-ft. chute. Twist, turn and splash in total darkness ...
Albany
Battlefield Live is a revolutionary new lazer tag, team-based game. It is like a LIVE computer game. There is no paint, no mess, and no projectiles, so you can be sure that the players are safe. The game system has been built around safe, high-tech i...
Sciencenter
(79 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!
The Discovery Centre
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(79 Miles)
Binghamton
Over 22 thousand feet of playspace featuring 30 play and learn interactive exhibits from painting and performing to dentist's surgery, ambulance and emergency room, giant bubble and story garden.
Binghamton
Offers a conservationist zoological experience with naturalistic enclosures containing a wide range of animals, reptiles and birds; plus educational activity stations.
Skate Estate
(79 Miles)
Vestal
Rollerskating, miniature golf, waterpark with slides, laser tag and arcade.
Queensbury
Enjoy the perfect storm of fun on the brand-new Tornado - Get drenched in 150 different ways on Paul Bunyan's Bucket Brigade
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, utilizing collections from the Paleontological Research I...
Queensbury
Over 30 rides and attractions, including the brand new Wiggles World area featuring a fun experience specifically designed for the kids, for a varied theme park experience that is sure to entertain the entire family.
Lake George
Be warned the House of Frankenstein is not just another Wax Museum. No indeed. When you walk the steps of the haunted stairs you are on your own. Don't turn back, there is no turning back, you must finish this journey of terror. Probably not a good p...
Lake George
Water Slide World is a great water park on the East Coast, with over 35 water slides, attractions and services, including Hurricane Harbor Wave Pool. One of the many family places to go if you're looking for fun things to do in New York with kids
Magic Forest
(80 Miles)
Lake George
Made especially for the younger kids, they have 25 rides for your enjoyment, many suitable for toddlers.
Lake George
We offer numerous cruises on our 3 cruise ships that range from 1 hour to 4.5 hour trips and take you around the different parts of Lake George. Visit our website for more information.
Jumping Jungle
(82 Miles)
Vestal
Offers a selection of varying inflatables from obstacle courses, slides and mazes to classic bounce houses and character specials.
Pottersville
Explore the LARGEST cave entrance in the East, waterfalls, gorge, lighted caves, guided adventure tours with a cave float, gemstone mining, Frisbee golf, climbing walls, dino digs, crystal quest & gold rush mines, Adirondack memories museum, PBS vide...
Chucksters
(83 Miles)
Vestal
Features include mini golf featuring the world's longest hole; bungee jumpster ride; climbing wall; water combat game; aeroball and batting cages.
East Greenbush
Go Karts, Mini Golf, Bumper Boats, Captain Hook's House of Fun, Rock Climbing, Bouncy House, Water Wars, Bungee Trampoline, the new Spider Mountain, and, actually, more!
Fun Factory
(86 Miles)
Castleton
MiMi's Fun Factory is a small indoor play center where we treat you like family. Small enough for easy supervision, but large enough to keep them busy and happy. Our interactive staff will make your visit more relaxing, and their visit as rewarding...
Tupper Lake
Aimed at children and families with loads of hands on and interactive elements, live exhibits and multi media shows, plus a truly natural outdoor play space, with piles of sticks, a fallen climbing tree and log drums.
Aqua Zoo
(91 Miles)
Alexandria Bay
America's only family owned and operated seasonal Aquarium! View over 50 sparkling clear exhibits of fresh and saltwater fish, coral and invertebrate from around the world! Touch live sea creatures! Interesting and educational. Established 1996
Alexandria Bay
At the turn-of-the-century, George C. Boldt, millionaire proprietor of the world famous Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City, set out to build a full size rhineland castle in Alexandria Bay, on picturesque Heart Island. Loads of great boat tours a...
Ferndale
About the Sullivan County Visitors Association: The SCVA is a membership organization established in 1997 to promote the Sullivan County Catskills as a tourism destination.

Top 10 most viewed fun things to do near Utica with kids

1

Adirondack Animal Land

(49 Miles) Zoos in Gloversville

2

The Wild Animal Park

(32 Miles) Zoos in Chittenango

3

Fort Rickey Discovery Zoo

(18 Miles) Zoos in Rome

4

Fun Junction - Cicero

(45 Miles) Indoor Play in Cicero

5

Museum of Science and Technology

(47 Miles) Museums in Syracuse

6

Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park

(48 Miles) Zoos in Syracuse

7

Enchanted Forest Water Safari

(44 Miles) Waterparks in Old Forge

8

Sylvan Beach Amusement Park

(26 Miles) Kids Fun in Sylvan Beach

9

Erie Canal Village

(16 Miles) Historical Attractions in Rome

10

Science Discovery Center of Oneonta

(46 Miles) Childrens Entertainment in Oneonta

Fun places to visit in Utica with kids

There are so many fun places to go with kids in New York - great zoos and aquariums, museums, theme parks, water parks and swimming pools, places to visit outdoors (many of which are cheap or free), historical places of interest, activities and indoor play centres for toddlers as well as the usual family tourist attractions - take a look above, lots of the best things to do with children in NY