Top 5 Favorite Places to Take the Kids in Rochester, NY


Keeping those kids busy in Rochester, NY is never a challenge. With so many things to do and places to go in Rochester, it is truly a great place to live with kids. These are just some of the awesomely wonderful places to take the kids for exercise, fun, education, imaginary play, and tasty treats.

Strong Museum
Nobody can pass through Rochester without visiting the Strong Museum. The Strong Museum is rated as one of the top family must-see destinations in the country. Well-deserving of this prestigious recognition, this is a 150,000-square-foot facility that will spark the creativity in your child. Filled with numerous hands-on activities, this will definitely be a favorite with the kids.

Seneca Park Zoo
Who doesn't like to visit the zoo? Bring your kids to see the interesting and sometimes peculiar behavior of these amazing creatures of the wild. Lions, penguins, baboons, and more await you and your family. Classes, performances, and more will educate the kids and open their eyes as to how their favorite animal lives.

Rochester Museum & Science Center
Always a great place for fun and learning, the Rochester Museum & Science Center is sure to make a lasting impression on your child. With over 200 interactive exhibits and activities going on for all age groups, this is a place that they will surely ask to come back to again.

Ontario Play & Café
Relatively new to the area, Ontario Play & Café will help kids up to age 10 burn up that unused energy while having a great time using their little muscles. This 14,000-square-foot playground offers a variety of hands-on activities, such as water and sensory play, construction play, autobahn, and climbing activities.

Bounce-It-Out
Kids are full of energy and need an outlet in a safe environment. Let them get their wiggles out at Bounce-It-Out. Bounce-It-Out is 17,000 square feet of fun just for kids. Kids up to 10 years of age can jump and climb to their heart's content at this indoor playground filled with inflatables in Pittsford, NY.

Sarah Jonae-Ryan has lived in Rochester for more than 30 years. She has several blogs written on a variety of topics.