History | Kids Out and About Rochester

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

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

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

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

Our Lady of Mercy School for Young Women

Our Lady of Mercy’s trusted academic environment transforms young women into world class leaders!
1437 Blossom Rd
Rochester , NY , 14610
Phone: 585-288-7120
43° 8' 50.604" N, 77° 32' 14.2476" W

Ganondagan State Historic Site

Ganondagan is the only New York State Historic Site dedicated to Native Americans, in particular the Seneca and Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) people, and the only Seneca town developed and interpreted in the United States. Ganondagan is the internationally recognized resource for Haudenosaunee history, culture, and living traditions that express universal ideals of peace, cooperation, and respect for each other, and the natural world. Spanning 569 acres, the Ganondagan experience includes interpreted trails, a full-size Seneca Bark Longhouse, the Seneca Art & Culture Center featuring interactive exhibits, contemporary art, the Iroquois Creation Story film, and gift shop.
Boughton Hill Road 7000 County Road 41
Victor , NY , 14564
Phone: 585-924-5848
42° 57' 39.654" N, 77° 26' 9.69" W

Location:

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

Curiosity & Creativity for 3rd-6th

Dates: 
09/24/2019
10/01/2019
10/08/2019
Time: 
1:00-3:00pm

Location:

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

Curiosity & Creativity for K-4th

Dates: 
09/26/2019
10/03/2019
10/10/2019
Time: 
1:00-3:00pm

Location:

Edgerton Recreation Center
41 Backus St
Rochester, NY, 14608
United States

Phone:

585-428-6769

Edgerton Model Railroad Layouts Open House

Dates: 
09/28/2019
10/26/2019
Time: 
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Location:

7147 Ontario Center Road (Route 350) at Brick Church Road
Ontario, NY, 14519
United States

Phone:

585-265-2920

Fall Festival, Art, Craft and Vendor Show

Dates: 
09/28/2019
Time: 
9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Organization:

Location:

530 West Avenue
Medina, NY, 14103
United States

Phone:

585-798-6106

Fall Foliage Excursion

Dates: 
10/16/2019
10/20/2019
10/26/2019
Time: 
11 am and 3 pm

Organization:

Hamlin Public Library

Location:

1680 Lake Road
Hamlin, NY, 14464
United States

Phone:

5859642320

Location:

Montezuma Audubon Center
2295 State Route 89
Savannah, NY, 13146
United States

Phone:

(315) 365-3588

Native Americans of the Finger Lakes

Dates: 
09/21/2019
Time: 
10:00 am-12:00 pm

Location:

2450 Grand Blvd, Suite 301
Kansas City, MO, 64108
United States

Phone:

816.221.6987

Ragtime

Dates: 
10/10/2019
10/11/2019
10/12/2019
Time: 
Wednesdays @ 7pm Thursdays @ 7pm (select 1pm Matinees) Fridays @ 8pm Saturdays @ 8pm (select 2pm Matinees) Sundays @ 2pm

Location:

Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum
282 Rush Scottsville Road
Rush, NY, 14543
United States

Phone:

585-533-1431

Salute to Veterans Train Rides

Dates: 
09/28/2019
09/29/2019
Time: 
10am-3pm

Location:

5938 Skillman St
Dallas, TX, 75231
United States

Phone:

2149780110

SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE!

Dates: 
01/25/2020
01/26/2020
02/01/2020
Time: 
1:30 pm

Location:

Various locations
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United States

Smithsonian Museum Day

Dates: 
09/21/2019
Time: 
See website/location

Spencerport Depot and Canal Museum

The Spencerport Depot and Canal Museum operates out of a restored trolley depot which serviced Spencerport as a stop on the Rochester Lockport and Buffalo interurban trolley line from 1908 to 1931. On May 23, 2005 the building was moved to its current location and restored. Thanks to many hours of volunteer work Spencerport now has this lovely museum showcasing artifacts and the history of the village. It also serves as a visitor center with shower facilities and restrooms for boaters who are able to dock outside. Our exhibits and talks focus on the Erie Canal, local Transportation, Communication and local history. We are open May thru October to the general public and all year for groups.
16 East Avenue
Spencerport , NY , 14559
Phone: (585) 352-0942
43° 11' 29.9724" N, 77° 47' 58.2396" W

Location:

Fairport Museum, 18 Perrin St
Fairport, NY, 14450
United States

Phone:

585-223-3989

Take the kids to the Fairport Museum

Dates: 
08/01/2020
08/03/2021
08/07/2021
Time: 
Sun and Tuesday 2-4 Saturday 9-1

Organization:

Location:

791 Mt Hope Avenue
Rochester, NY, 14613
United States

The Geography of Mount Hope Cemetery

Dates: 
09/14/2019
Time: 
10 am - 3 pm

Organization:

Location:

17 Madison Street
Rochester, NY, 14608
United States

Phone:

585-279-7490

The Suffragist City Parade

Dates: 
09/14/2019
Time: 
Parade line-up begins at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 14, at the parking lot at the corner of West Broad Street and Plymouth Avenue North in Downtown Rochester, across from the Rochester City School District Central Office. Step-off from the staging site is 10:30 a.m.

Organization:

George Eastman Museum

Location:

900 East Ave.
Rochester, NY, 14607
United States

Phone:

(585) 327-4800

The Wizard of Oz at the Dryden

Dates: 
10/20/2019
Time: 
2:00 pm

Location:

School of the Arts (SOTA)
45 Prince Street
Rochester, NY, 14607
United States

Phone:

5852787770

You Gotta Try This! Show

Dates: 
09/14/2019
09/21/2019
Time: 
11:30 am