Hands-on | Kids Out and About Rochester

Rochester's online guide to everything for kids, teens, & families!

G and S Orchards

The Farm Stand and You Pick are open for the season!
825 Atlantic Avenue (Route 286)
Walworth , NY , 14568
Phone: (315) 524-3823
43° 9' 55.5876" N, 77° 20' 18.5928" W

Genesee Country Village & Museum

Genesee Country Village & Museum in Mumford, NY is the largest living history museum in New York State. Transport yourself back to the 19th century mid-May through mid-October, with special events all year long. Over 60 historic buildings making history come alive! Hours vary seasonally; see website for details.
1410 Flint Hill Road PO Box 310
Mumford , NY , 14511
Phone: (585) 538-6822
42° 59' 33.594" N, 77° 52' 48.4284" W

The Harley School

Founded in 1917, The Harley School is a nationally-recognized, independent school in Rochester, NY, offering an innovative and demanding college preparatory program for 525 day students in Nursery (age 3) through Grade 12.
1981 Clover Street
Rochester , NY , 14618
Phone: (585) 442-1770
43° 7' 12.6804" N, 77° 32' 59.1576" W

ArtsROC

ArtsROC, a non-profit created in 2010, is dedicated to enriching the lives of children in the Greater Rochester area through after-school and summer enrichment programs. We are located in Pittsford, NY and offer programs in LEGO Education, Minecraft, music, and language. Our instructors are passionate about teaching and have experience working with children of all skill levels. ArtsROC offers students the ability to discover their passion and then develop it!
3462 Monroe Avenue
Pittsford , NY , 14534
Phone: (585) 218-9125
43° 6' 1.5588" N, 77° 32' 4.6824" W

Stokoe Farms

Pumpkins and lots more fun in the fall from mid-September until the end of October, and fun in the Christmas season with the best Christmas trees in WNY! For over 200 years, the Stokoe family has been cultivating our farming heritage. Step back to a simpler time with your family and take a wagon ride to pick your own special pumpkin or to choose the perfect Christmas tree. Let us help you make memorable Harvest and Christmas traditions will last for generations. Open weekend only, 10am-5pm mid September thru the end of October, and again during the Christmas season.
656 South Road
Scottsville , NY , 14546
Phone: (585) 889-0770
42° 59' 35.466" N, 77° 46' 20.7624" W

YMCA Camp Arrowhead

Part of the YMCA of Greater Rochester, Camp Arrowhead features year-round programming for homeschool kids, summer day camps, group rentals, outdoor education programming, and more.
20 Arrowhead Rd.
Pittsford , NY , 14534
Phone: 585-383-4590
43° 2' 38.544" N, 77° 29' 10.104" W

RocVentures

Sought out as the largest indoor climbing and high ropes course destination in North America, RocVentures has been in the Neighborhood of the Arts for 21 years. We serve adventure birthday parties, field trips, summer and school break camps, and (of course) indoor climbing and high ropes courses!
1044 University Ave.
Rochester , NY , 14607
Phone: (585) 442-5462
43° 9' 14.3064" N, 77° 34' 23.7972" W

Rochester Museum & Science Center (RMSC)

Rochester's science, technology and cultural heritage museum. Also includes Strasenburgh Planetarium and Cumming Nature Center (in Naples).
657 East Ave
Rochester , NY , 14607
Phone: 585-271-4552
43° 9' 8.9028" N, 77° 35' 14.8092" W

Seneca Park Zoo

Come visit the animals at Seneca Park Zoo, which is open all year long. Closed New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
2222 St. Paul Street
Rochester , NY , 14621
Phone: 585-336-7200
43° 11' 48.7356" N, 77° 37' 2.8704" W

The Strong Museum

A national museum of play, right in our back yard! Voted #1 place to take kids in Rochester by KOA readers.
One Manhattan Square
Rochester , NY , 14607
Phone: 585-263-2700
43° 9' 9.8784" N, 77° 36' 2.5524" W

Louis S. Wolk Jewish Community Center of Greater Rochester

The JCC is a vibrant community center with state-of-the-art fitness, theatre, aquatics, and an array of programs and services for all ages. The JCC is the place for total wellness and provides sports and fitness programs, wellness services, early childhood education, before & after school care, summer camps, celebrations of Jewish holidays and traditions, and activities. The JCC is open and welcoming to all in the community.
1200 Edgewood Avenue
Rochester , NY , 14618
Phone: 585-461-2000
43° 5' 46.2768" N, 77° 33' 57.0852" W

Earthworks Institute Inc.

At EarthWorks Institute, we believe that the best way to get students engaged with learning is to take a hands on approach. Our programs are taught through time-honored mentoring experiences to create a very special kind of outdoor learning experience; wilderness skills like plant identification, tool making, shelter building, and how to build friction fire, deep awareness and more. Give your child the gift of adventure, confidence and character with Earthworks Institute.
185 Caroline Street
Rochester , NY , 14620
Phone: (585) 861-8127
43° 8' 21.1668" N, 77° 36' 4.0428" W

Bristol Mountain Aerial Adventures

BRISTOL MOUNTAIN AERIAL ADVENTURES INCLUDES MORE THAN 7 CHALLENGE COURSES, 2 KIDS COURSES, AND 125+ ELEMENTS. Watch your kid gain confidence as he or she navigates, balances, and zips their way through the trees. Both courses are located closer to the ground and use a different harness system that is just as safe but less complicated for younger children to use. If your child has any difficulties there are staff members on the course at all times to help them to work through the elements.
5589 South Hill Road
Canandaigua , NY , 14424
Phone: 585-374-1180
42° 44' 36.6936" N, 77° 25' 12.6876" W

The Artful Fairy

You'll find Fairy Magic at The Artful Fairy! Walk-in and Create Your Own Garden, have a Fairylicious Birthday Party or take one of our many Fairy Garden Classes. Looking for Adult fun? Plant~N'~Party is for you! Create succulent gardens in unique containers while you sip delicious beverages. We're Rochester's premiere Plant and Sip company!
90 E. Main St #3
Victor , NY , 14564
Phone: 585-924-4499
42° 58' 54.5052" N, 77° 24' 27.8964" W

Little Medical School of Rochester

Little Medical School® brings medicine, science, and the importance of health to children in an entertaining, exciting, and fun way. Little Medical School offers STEM classes that introduce kids to the fascinating world of medicine! Through interactive learning, kids will discover how the body and organs work, how to use medical instruments, administer first aid and even tie knots like a real surgeon. Little Medical School®, based in St. Louis, MO, was founded in 2011. Little Medical School® brings medicine, science, and the importance of health to children in an entertaining, exciting, and fun way. Children learn and have fun as they dress up like doctors, learn how to use instruments doctors use, and understand how the body works!
510 Clinton Square
Rochester , NY , 14604
Phone: 585-577-7170
43° 9' 19.422" N, 77° 36' 22.6296" W

Eastside Martial Arts

Martial Arts School in Victor, NY providing classes, summer camps, pre-school, and after-school care. Bring your ninja warriors for a fun and exciting birthday party or a nerf ninja night. After-school transportation is provided in Victor, Pittsford, Fairport, HFL, Bloomfield, and Canandaigua school districts.
7263 State Route 96
Victor , NY , 14564
Phone: (585) 742-5425
42° 59' 39.0876" N, 77° 25' 46.902" W

New York Museum of Transportation

The New York Museum of Transportation is unique among Western New York's museums: In addition to providing train rides on the only electric trolley ride in New York State, we have a large model railroad for model enthusiasts young and old. This is a hands-on museum full of highway and horse-drawn vehicles, photos, exhibits, gallery, gift shop. Open Sundays only, and featuring monthly special events.
6393 East River Rd
W. Henrietta , NY , 14586
Phone: (585) 533-1113
43° 1' 0.2136" N, 77° 42' 35.262" W

Hidden Valley Animal Adventure

Escape to the wild as you get up close and personal with over 300 animals and 40 different exotic species including zebra, bison, camel, ostrich and more!
2887 Royce Rd.
Varysburg , NY , 14167
Phone: 585-535-4100.
42° 44' 33" N, 78° 17' 59.2764" W

Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park

Only a short 30 minutes from Rochester, Sonnenberg Gardens offers enjoyment for all ages in its formal gardens, Victorian mansion, and greenhouse complex.
151 Charlotte Street
Canandaigua , NY , 14424
Phone: (585) 394-4922
42° 53' 53.448" N, 77° 16' 19.4556" W

Ganondagan State Historic Site

The only site of its kind east of the Mississippi, Ganondagan is dedicated to sharing the living culture and natural world of the Seneca people at their historic Town of Peace. At the new Seneca Art & Culture Center, approximately 300 pieces from historical artifacts through contemporary artistic and cultural contributions are featured in 15 permanent and rotating exhibits highlighting five centuries of Seneca life.
Boughton Hill Road 7000 County Road 41
Victor , NY , 14564
Phone: 585-924-5848
42° 57' 39.654" N, 77° 26' 9.69" W

Apple Tasting Trail

Wayne County is the #1 apple producer in New York State! Travel our scenic country roads from market to market Oct 1-31 and win prizes! Special tasting weekend Columbus Day Weekend.
Wayne County Tourism 9 Pearl Street, Suite 3
Lyons , NY , 14489
Phone: 800-527-6510
43° 3' 51.2316" N, 76° 59' 24.8856" W

Location:

Penfield Community Center
1985 Baird Rd
Penfield, NY, 14526
United States

Phone:

585-563-5164

ABCs & 123s

Dates: 
10/10/2018
10/17/2018
10/24/2018
Time: 
10:00 am to 11:00 am

Location:

Spiegel Community Center - Pittsford
35 Lincoln Ave.
Pittsford, NY, 14534
United States

Phone:

585-563-5164

Adventures with Star Wars®

Dates: 
11/27/2018
12/04/2018
12/11/2018
Time: 
04:00 pm to 05:00 pm

Location:

Spiegel Community Center - Pittsford
35 Lincoln Ave.
Pittsford, NY, 14534
United States

Phone:

585-563-5164

Amusement Park Adventure - Snapology!

Dates: 
09/25/2018
10/02/2018
10/09/2018
Time: 
04:00 pm to 05:00 pm

Organization:

Location:

Route 19
Wyoming, NY, 14591
United States

Phone:

(585) 495-9940

AppleUmpkin Fall Festival!

Dates: 
09/29/2018
09/30/2018
Time: 
10 am - 5 pm

Location:

9993 Allegheny Road
Darien Center, NY, 14040
United States

Phone:

585-599-4641

Darien Lake Harvest Fest

Dates: 
09/08/2018
09/09/2018
09/15/2018
Time: 
Check website for updated info

Organization:

Location:

129 W Commercial St.
East Rochester, NY, 14445
United States

Phone:

585-732-0036

Drawing & Painting Class Registration

Dates: 
08/25/2018
09/01/2018
09/08/2018
Time: 
12-4pm

Location:

Main Street & Lift Bridge Lane
Fairport, NY, 14450
United States

Fairport Music Festival

Dates: 
08/24/2018
08/25/2018
Time: 
See site.

Location:

4050 North St
Blasdell, NY, 14219
United States

Phone:

(716) 627-4560

Fall Homeschool Day at Penn Dixie

Dates: 
10/17/2018
Time: 
10 am - 1 pm

Location:

4050 North St
Blasdell, NY, 14219
United States

Phone:

(716) 627-4560

FOSSIL PREP 101 at Penn Dixie

Dates: 
09/15/2018
Time: 
10 am - 2 pm

Organization:

Full Heart Child Care

Location:

1300 N. Winton Rd.
Rochester, NY, 14609
United States

Phone:

585-953-5473

Full Heart Child Care Summer Camp

Dates: 
08/20/2018
08/21/2018
08/22/2018
Time: 
7am to 6pm

Organization:

Location:

Pittsford
Pittsford, NY, 14534
United States

Phone:

585-563-5164

GameBots

Dates: 
10/23/2018
10/30/2018
11/06/2018
Time: 
05:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Organization:

Location:

274 Goodman Street N B134
Rochester, NY, 14607
United States

Phone:

585-730-7034

Hair Styling: Hot Tools

Dates: 
08/28/2018
Time: 
6:00-8:00 PM

Organization:

Location:

Mobile Business Schools and Pop-up Locations
Rochester, NY, 14618
United States

iCanCode Camp

Dates: 
08/20/2018
08/21/2018
08/22/2018
Time: 
9:00-4:00

Location:

Penfield Community Center
1985 Baird Rd
Penfield, NY, 14526
United States

Phone:

585-563-5164

KinderBots

Dates: 
09/25/2018
10/02/2018
10/09/2018
Time: 
05:30 pm to 06:30 pm

Location:

Spiegel Community Center - Pittsford
35 Lincoln Ave.
Pittsford, NY, 14534
United States

Phone:

585-563-5164

KinderBots

Dates: 
10/23/2018
10/30/2018
11/06/2018
Time: 
04:00 pm to 05:00 pm

Location:

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Park
353 Court Street
Rochester, NY, 14614
United States

Phone:

585-730-7034

Open Succulent Terrarium Workshop

Dates: 
08/19/2018
Time: 
2:30-3:30 PM

Organization:

Location:

274 Goodman Street N B134
Rochester, NY, 14607
United States

Phone:

585-730-7034

Paper Marbling

Dates: 
08/29/2018
Time: 
6:30-8:30 PM

Location:

24 State St.
Pittsford, NY, 14534
United States

Phone:

585-249-5478

PJ Singalong Party at the Zoo

Dates: 
08/20/2018
Time: 
7:00 to 7:45 p.m.

Organization:

Location:

3760 Quaker Road
Gasport, NY, 14067
United States

Phone:

716-772-2211

Pumpkin Fiesta at Becker Farms

Dates: 
09/08/2018
09/09/2018
09/15/2018
Time: 
12 pm - 5 pm

Location:

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Park
353 Court Street
Rochester, NY, 14614
United States

Phone:

585-730-7034

Shibori Dye Workshop

Dates: 
08/19/2018
Time: 
12:00-2:00 PM

Organization:

Location:

Various locations
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United States

Smithsonian Museum Day

Dates: 
09/22/2018
Time: 
See website/location

Location:

Spiegel Community Center - Pittsford
35 Lincoln Ave.
Pittsford, NY, 14534
United States

Phone:

585-563-5164

Snapology Superheroes

Dates: 
09/27/2018
10/04/2018
10/11/2018
Time: 
04:00 pm to 05:00 pm

Location:

Adventures & Art
3090 Main St
Caledonia, NY, 14423
United States

Superhero Drama Kids Camp

Dates: 
08/20/2018
08/21/2018
08/22/2018
Time: 
Half Day, Full Day, & Extended Day Options

Organization:

Location:

701 White Road
Brockport, NY, 14420
United States

Phone:

585-395-0505

The Great Pumpkin Patch at McCracken Farms

Dates: 
10/06/2018
10/07/2018
10/13/2018
Time: 
11 am - 5 pm

Organization:

Aquarium of Niagara

Location:

701 Whirlpool Street
Niagara Falls, NY, 14301
United States

Phone:

716-285-3575

Visit the Touch Tank At the Aquarium of Niagara

Dates: 
08/19/2018
08/24/2018
08/25/2018
Time: 
12:30 pm and 3 pm

Location:

4050 North St
Blasdell, NY, 14219
United States

Phone:

(716) 627-4560