Family Attractions in Rochester
In 2010, Forbes rated Rochester "America's 3rd best place to raise a family," and with all of the city's family-friendly attractions, spending time with the whole family is an easy task. Get ready to bounce around from one activity to the next at top rated zoos, museums, and more. Use our list as a guide to plan your next family adventure.
A natural place for families to enjoy fun is at the Seneca Park Zoo
in Rochester. Naturally, everyone in the family will want to meet a bear, talk to tigers and lions, and hang out with a monkey or two. While you're there, don't miss out on one of Seneca Park's zoo-per events and attractions like the Zoobilation, ZooBoo, ZooBrew, and a Night at the Zoo.
Address: 2222 St Paul Street, Rochester, New York 14622 - MAP
Phone: (585) 336-7200
Family thrills wait at Seabreeze Park
, the biggest family fun amusement park in Rochester. Families can fly like an eagle on rides and attractions like the Screamin' Eagle roller coaster, or race over white-water rapids on the Log Fume. Pack the sunscreen, there's hours of family fun on these rollercoasters, water slides, and kiddie rides.
Address: 4600 Culver Road Rochester, NY 14622 - MAP
Phone: (585) 323-1900
Bounce the family over to Bounce-it-Out
, a family fun attraction where the number one rule is to have fun! Kids love to run, jump, and slide, and this 16,000-square-foot bouncy house's ten HUGE inflatable jumps let your kids do just that and more. Pack the kid's socks and let them bounce their way around some family fun.
Address: 3300 Monroe Ave # 200 Rochester, NY 14618 - MAP
Phone: (585) 267-7777
Check out some of the most beloved toys of our time at The Strong National Museum of Play
, the only collections based museum in the world devoted to play. Travel across 150,000 square feet of family adventure and attractions to discover a Field of Play, Aquariums, Gardens, and the National Toy Hall of Fame, home to the one and only, Mr. Potato Head.
Address: One Manhattan Square Rochester, NY 14607 - MAP
Phone: (585) 263-2700
Take the family to enjoy a hands-on learning experience at the Rochester Museum & Science Center
. At this science center, you'll see attractions like spectacular laser light shows set to music at the museum's Strasenburgh Planetarium, and films presented on the planetarium's four-story dome. Check out the center's calendar and participate in family activities, classes, and camps.
Address: 657 East Avenue Rochester, NY 14607 - MAP
Phone: (585) 271-4320
The Clubhouse Fun Center
is the number one place for kid's entertainment in Rochester. Bring your children, bring your grandchildren, and bring the neighbor's children to try their hand at fun attractions like miniature golf, put the pedal to the metal on the amazing go-kart track, and play lightning fast arcade games.
Address: 70 Jay Scutti Boulevard, Rochester, NY 14623 - MAP
Phone: (585) 272-7888