Hands-on | Kids Out and About Rochester

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

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

YMCA Camp Arrowhead

Part of the YMCA of Greater Rochester, Camp Arrowhead features year-round programming for home school 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 Climbing Gym

RocVentures Climbing Gym 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 Preschool

Located at the Gannett School on the RMSC Campus, RMSC Preschool offers unique science, art, history and cultural hands-on experiences and activities for children ages three to five. The integration of exhibits enhances the preschool curriculum and stimulates curiosity.  
657 East Ave
Rochester , NY , 14607
Phone: 585.697.1949
43° 9' 8.9028" N, 77° 35' 14.8092" W

Rochester Museum & Science Center (RMSC)

Immerse yourself in the incredible world of science. Follow your curiosity from the depths of the oceans to the edge of the universe. Push the limits of your imagination to create never-before-seen inventions. All at the Science Museum, Strasenburgh Planetarium and Cumming Nature Center.
657 East Ave
Rochester , NY , 14607
Phone: 585.271.4552
43° 9' 8.9028" N, 77° 35' 14.8092" W

Seneca Park Zoo

Plan a visit to Seneca Park Zoo to surround yourself with wildlife from around the world. Seneca Park Zoo is open 362 days a year and is only 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

TYKEs (Theatre Young Kids Enjoy)

Inspiring families with best-loved fairy tales, favorite bedtime stories and children’s books... all seen through the magic of live theatre.
1200 Edgewood Avenue
Rochester , NY , 14618
Phone: 585-461-2000
43° 5' 46.2768" N, 77° 33' 57.0852" W

The Artful Fairy

The Artful Fairy studios are a magical place to get creative! Make a one-of-a-kind miniature garden or terrarium. Feel like painting? We've got a selection of wood and ceramic pieces you can pick and paint! Celebrate your birthday with one of our Fairy, Unicorn, Mermaid or Art party options. Or, take one of our memorable art and 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
Victor , NY , 14564
Phone: 585-924-4499
42° 58' 54.6852" N, 77° 24' 27.918" 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

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

Mad Science of Western New York

Mad science of Western New York is the science enrichment provider for children in kindergarten through to grade 6. We make it our mission to spark imaginative learning! We deliver unique, hands-on science experiences to children.
333 Metro Park Bldg C, Suit F-102
Rochester , NY , 14623
Phone: 585-278-2296
43° 5' 44.0772" N, 77° 37' 19.272" 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

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. One of the most treasured landmarks of our region, Sonnenberg Gardens greets 35,000 visitors annually and has been doing so since it opened its doors to the public in 1973. Visitors from all over the globe come to enjoy the relaxing nature and beauty of its gardens. Many also come to learn about the history of this unique place and its original owners, Frederick and Mary Clark Thompson. We are open 7 days a week, rain or shine, May 1 through October 31. Hours: 9:30 am – 4:30 pm; extended Summer Hours (Memorial Day – Labor Day): 9:30 am – 5:30 pm.
151 Charlotte Street
Canandaigua , NY , 14424
Phone: (585) 394-4922
42° 53' 53.448" N, 77° 16' 19.4556" 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

Becker Farms and Vizcarra Vineyards

Becker Farms and Vizcarra Vineyards is a family owned 340 acre working fruit and vegetable farm. Pick your own apples, pumpkins, strawberries, cherries, blueberries, raspberries, & plums. Also has a Community Supported Agriculture Program (CSA)! Pumpkin Fiesta weekends in September and October.
3760 Quaker Road
Gasport , NY , 14067
Phone: 716-772-2211
43° 13' 23.3292" N, 78° 33' 48.9564" W

The Garden Factory

Garden supplies and LOTS more! Fabulous fall and Halloween festival weekends during the fall, and then a wonderful display for the December holidays.
2126 Buffalo Rd.
Rochester , NY , 14624
Phone: 585.247.6236
43° 8' 55.7268" N, 77° 42' 30.8952" W

Maker Faire Rochester

Celebrating everyone who loves to make, create, craft, build and anything DIY. It will be filled with exhibitions, demonstrations, & hands-on activities for all ages, presentations, speakers, live music, and visual & performing arts.
123 Main Street
Rochester , NY , 14604
Phone: 585-478-6898
43° 9' 21.1644" N, 77° 36' 32.598" W

Schottland Family YMCA

The next generation of the YMCA is here! This 140,000 square foot state-of-the-art new facility, located at the corner of Clover Street and Jefferson Road, is a nationally recognized collaborative model that will achieve the YMCA mission. One of the greatest misconceptions about the YMCA is that the Y is just a building with a pool and a gym. The reality is that the YMCA is a powerful agent of change focused on strengthening our community. The new Schottland Family Branch is expanding Y services to meet the needs of more individuals, families, children, and seniors.
2300 W Jefferson Road
Pittsford , NY , 14534
Phone: 585-446-2000
43° 5' 14.7048" N, 77° 32' 45.3516" W

Location:

Total Sports Experience-East Rochester
435 W Commercial St Ste 2
East Rochester, NY, 14445
United States

Phone:

5853922365

2019 Annual Gem, Mineral, Jewelry and Fossil Show and Sale

Dates: 
10/26/2019
10/27/2019
Time: 
Sat 10a to 6p; Sun 10a to 5p

Organization:

Main Street Arts

Location:

20 West Main St.
Clifton Springs, NY, 14432
United States

Phone:

315-462-0210

After School Art Experience Grades 1-3, Session 1

Dates: 
10/16/2019
10/23/2019
10/30/2019
Time: 
4:00 - 5:00 PM

Organization:

Main Street Arts

Location:

20 West Main St.
Clifton Springs, NY, 14432
United States

Phone:

315-462-0210

After School Art Experience Grades 4-6, Session 1

Dates: 
10/17/2019
10/24/2019
11/07/2019
Time: 
4:00 - 5:30 PM

Organization:

Location:

5977 East Henrietta Road
Rush, NY, 14543
United States

Phone:

585-533-1370

After School Card Games

Dates: 
11/12/2019
11/19/2019
11/26/2019
Time: 
3:45 to 4:30

Organization:

Location:

5977 East Henrietta Road
Rush, NY, 14543
United States

Phone:

585-533-1370

After School Fun

Dates: 
10/15/2019
Time: 
3:45 to 4:30 pm

Location:

2300 Elmwood Avenue
Rochester, NY, 14618
United States

Phone:

585-784-5300

Annual Fall Family Festival

Dates: 
10/19/2019
Time: 
10:00am

Location:

Perinton Community/Aquatic Center
1350 Turk Hill Road
Fairport, NY, 14450
United States

Phone:

5854101121

Art and Sensory Play in Perinton

Dates: 
10/30/2019
11/06/2019
11/25/2019
Time: 
10:30

Location:

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

Phone:

5854101121

Art and Sensory Play in Pittsford

Dates: 
10/18/2019
10/25/2019
11/01/2019
Time: 
10:30

Organization:

Location:

3462 Monroe Avenue
Pittsford, NY, 14534
United States

Phone:

585-218-9125

ArtsROC School Holiday Day Camps

Dates: 
10/14/2019
11/11/2019
11/27/2019
Time: 
Drop-off is from 8:45am to 9 am, and pick-up is from 2:45pm to 3pm. Before-care is available starting at 8:00am and after-care is available until 5:30pm.

Location:

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

Phone:

5854101121

Baby Builders and Mini Makers in Penfield

Dates: 
10/30/2019
11/07/2019
Time: 
4:30 or 5:30

Location:

Perinton Community/Aquatic Center
1350 Turk Hill Road
Fairport, NY, 14450
United States

Phone:

5854101121

Baby Builders and Mini Makers in Perinton

Dates: 
11/20/2019
12/04/2019
12/10/2019
Time: 
10:30 or 5:30

Location:

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

Phone:

5854101121

Baby Builders and Mini Makers in Pittsford

Dates: 
12/19/2019
12/20/2019
Time: 
10:30

Location:

Webster Recreation Center
1350 Chiyoda Drive
Webster, NY, 14580
United States

Phone:

5854101121

Baby Builders and Mini Makers in Webster

Dates: 
11/05/2019
Time: 
5:30

Location:

24 State St.
Pittsford, NY, 14534
United States

Phone:

585-249-5478

Baby Story Time at the Pittsford Community Library

Dates: 
10/15/2019
10/22/2019
10/29/2019
Time: 
9:30am

Location:

2300 Elmwood Avenue
Rochester, NY, 14618
United States

Phone:

585-784-5300

Bilingual Chinese-English Storytime 故事时间

Dates: 
10/20/2019
10/27/2019
11/03/2019
Time: 
2pm

Organization:

Location:

713 Monroe Ave.
Rochester, NY, 14607
United States

Phone:

585-271-5920

Boo! Photograms (Ages 8+)

Dates: 
10/26/2019
Time: 
10:00 am - 12:00pm

Organization:

Location:

Memorial Art Gallery 500 University Avenue
Rochester, NY, 14607
United States

Phone:

585-276-8959

Creative Workshop Open House

Dates: 
12/15/2019
03/07/2020
Time: 
1:00-4 pm

Location:

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

Curiosity & Creativity for 3rd-6th

Dates: 
10/15/2019
10/22/2019
10/29/2019
Time: 
1:00-3:00pm

Location:

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

Curiosity & Creativity for K-4th

Dates: 
10/17/2019
10/24/2019
10/31/2019
Time: 
1:00-3:00pm

Location:

24 State St.
Pittsford, NY, 14534
United States

Phone:

585-249-5478

Drop-in Craft: "Sand Art"

Dates: 
11/29/2019
Time: 
10:00am to Noon

Organization:

Stonehaven Farms

Location:

7388 Guelph Line, RR#3
Campbellville, ON, L0P 1B0
Canada

Phone:

905-878-1870

Fall Family Fun at Stonehaven Farms

Dates: 
10/14/2019
10/19/2019
10/20/2019
Time: 
10 am - 5 pm

Location:

17260 Ridge Rd.
Holley, NY, 14470
United States

Phone:

585-638-8838

Fall Farm Day - Monday, October 14th - 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Dates: 
10/14/2019
Time: 
10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Organization:

Location:

5977 East Henrietta Road
Rush, NY, 14543
United States

Phone:

585-533-1370

Lego Craft Giftables

Dates: 
11/15/2019
Time: 
6:00 to 7:00

Organization:

Mendon Public Library

Location:

22 North Main Street
Honeoye Falls, NY, 14472
United States

Phone:

624-6067

Legos Plus Stories

Dates: 
10/21/2019
11/18/2019
12/16/2019
Time: 
4:30-5:30 PM

Location:

2300 Elmwood Avenue
Rochester, NY, 14618
United States

Phone:

585-784-5300

LEGO® Club

Dates: 
11/14/2019
12/12/2019
01/09/2020
Time: 
4:30pm

Location:

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

Phone:

5854101121

Loose Parts Play in Penfield

Dates: 
10/24/2019
Time: 
5:30

Location:

Perinton Community/Aquatic Center
1350 Turk Hill Road
Fairport, NY, 14450
United States

Phone:

5854101121

Loose Parts Play in Perinton

Dates: 
11/13/2019
12/09/2019
12/17/2019
Time: 
10:30 or 5:30

Location:

Webster Recreation Center
1350 Chiyoda Drive
Webster, NY, 14580
United States

Phone:

5854101121

Loose Parts Play in Webster

Dates: 
11/05/2019
Time: 
5:30

Location:

2300 Elmwood Avenue
Rochester, NY, 14618
United States

Phone:

585-784-5300

Make + Take Craft: Diwali

Dates: 
10/26/2019
Time: 
10am-6pm

Organization:

Location:

20-102 Assembly Drive
Mendon, NY, 14506
United States

Phone:

585.624.5510

Mary Therese Friel's Modeling and Self-Development Complete Training Program

Dates: 
10/19/2019
10/26/2019
11/02/2019
Time: 
Sessions meet for one hour on every-other Saturday. Specific dates are subject to our schedule, published twice annually. Session times are determined by age group.

Location:

2300 Elmwood Avenue
Rochester, NY, 14618
United States

Phone:

585-784-5300

Monster Mash

Dates: 
10/31/2019
Time: 
10am

Location:

4050 North St
Blasdell, NY, 14219
United States

Phone:

(716) 627-4560

Monthly Stargazing at Penn Dixie

Dates: 
10/19/2019
Time: 
varies, see below

Location:

161 East Avenue
Brockport, NY, 14420
United States

Phone:

585-637-1050

N.E.R.D.S.*

Dates: 
10/24/2019
Time: 
4:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Organization:

FarmOn! Foundation

Location:

556 Empire Road
Copake, NY, 12516
United States

Phone:

518.329.FARM

NYS BIG APPLE CRUNCH

Dates: 
10/25/2019
Time: 
Anytime before end of day

Organization:

Location:

5977 East Henrietta Road
Rush, NY, 14543
United States

Phone:

585-533-1370

Pizza & Pumpkins for TEENS

Dates: 
10/18/2019
Time: 
6:00 to 7:00 pm

Organization:

Location:

2301 Westside Drive
Rochester, NY, 14624
United States

Phone:

585-594-6659

Psychology Summer Camp

Dates: 
07/20/2020
07/21/2020
07/22/2020
Time: 
Registration & Move-In 12:00 - 2:00 p.m., Monday, July 20, 2020 - Departure 5:00 p.m., Friday, July 24, 2020

Organization:

Epilepsy-Pralid, Inc.

Location:

2 Townline Circle
Rochester, NY, 14623
United States

Phone:

585-442-6420

Recreation Respite

Dates: 
10/19/2019
10/27/2019
10/31/2019
Time: 
Time Changes, See Details

Organization:

Rhino Chiropractic

Location:

430 Commerce Drive Suite 150
Victor, NY, 14564
United States

Phone:

5852610619

Rhino Fall Fest

Dates: 
10/19/2019
Time: 
12:00

Location:

Perinton Community/Aquatic Center
1350 Turk Hill Road
Fairport, NY, 14450
United States

Phone:

5854101121

S.T.E.A.M. Powered art class in Perinton

Dates: 
10/29/2019
11/05/2019
12/23/2019
Time: 
10:30

Location:

Perinton Community/Aquatic Center
1350 Turk Hill Road
Fairport, NY, 14450
United States

Phone:

5854101121

S.T.E.A.M. Powered Play in Perinton

Dates: 
10/15/2019
10/22/2019
Time: 
10:30 or 5:30

Location:

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

Phone:

5854101121

S.T.E.A.M. Powered Play in Pittsford

Dates: 
10/17/2019
10/24/2019
10/31/2019
Time: 
10:30 AM

Location:

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

Phone:

5854101121

Sensory & Science class in Penfield

Dates: 
11/06/2019
11/13/2019
Time: 
4:30 or 5:30

Location:

Perinton Community/Aquatic Center
1350 Turk Hill Road
Fairport, NY, 14450
United States

Phone:

(585) 410-1121

Sensory & Science class in Perinton

Dates: 
10/16/2019
10/21/2019
10/23/2019
Time: 
10:30 or 5:30

Location:

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

Phone:

5854101121

Sensory & Science class in Pittsford

Dates: 
11/15/2019
11/22/2019
12/06/2019
Time: 
10:30

Location:

Webster Recreation Center
1350 Chiyoda Drive
Webster, NY, 14580
United States

Phone:

5854101121

Sensory & Science class in Webster

Dates: 
11/12/2019
Time: 
5:30

Location:

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

Phone:

5854101121

Social Play in Penfield

Dates: 
10/16/2019
10/23/2019
Time: 
5:30

Location:

Perinton Community/Aquatic Center
1350 Turk Hill Road
Fairport, NY, 14450
United States

Phone:

5854101121

Social Play in Perinton

Dates: 
10/21/2019
10/28/2019
11/04/2019
Time: 
10:30

Location:

Webster Recreation Center
1350 Chiyoda Drive
Webster, NY, 14580
United States

Phone:

5854101121

Social Play in Webster

Dates: 
10/15/2019
10/22/2019
10/29/2019
Time: 
5:30

Organization:

Location:

1063 Plank Road
Webster, NY, 14580
United States

Phone:

585.872.2924

The Holiday's at Schutt's (Small Buisness Saturday)

Dates: 
11/30/2019
Time: 
11am - 3pm

Location:

2887 Royce Rd.
Varysburg, NY, 14167
United States

Phone:

585-535-4100

Wild Game Safari Tours at Hidden Valley

Dates: 
10/18/2019
10/19/2019
10/20/2019
Time: 
10am

Organization:

Location:

713 Monroe Ave.
Rochester, NY, 14607
United States

Phone:

585-271-5183

Wintercraft Open House & Holiday Sale

Dates: 
11/23/2019
Time: 
12:00-5:00