Family and Kids in Rochester

Looking out for what can you do with kids and family in Rochester? Here are the things that you should not miss out on a family vacation with kids, toddlers, or babies. Discover the ultimate places for kids in Rochester, be it water parks, theme parks, or playgrounds. Children will have fun, learn new things, get good food and will not get bored in long queues. Keep reading to know about awesome places and activities to enjoy with your kids in Rochester.
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Let's explore our list of kid-friendly attractions in Rochester for perfect family outings and getaways.

  1. Visit to experience unparalleled fun for kids
    George Eastman Museum

    Family and Kids

    Built in 1905 for George Eastman (who bequeathed it to the city of Rochester upon his death), chartered as a museum in 1947, this building is the world’s oldest photography museum (400,000 photographs), as well as one of the oldest film archives (28,000 titles). As such, the museum is also famous for having pioneered film and photography preservation. It’s most famous exhibits inclu...Read more
  2. A place for children with all kinds of interests
    Seabreeze Amusement Park

    Amusement Park, Water Park

    Opened in 1879, this is the 12th oldest operating amusement park in the entire world. Additionally, the park’s Jack Rabbit rollercoaster is the 4th oldest in the world. Today, it’s famous for its 4 roller coasters, the historic 1915 carousel, various thrill rides, the waterpark (complete with a wave pool, tubes, and flumes), and kiddie rides. There are shows and exhibits such as the...Read more
  3. A guaranteed fun space for the kids
    Seneca Park Zoo

    Park, Zoo

    Spread over 15 acres, this excellent zoo is home to about 90 species of animals. Opened in 1894, it’s quite old. Most of the animals here are from the planet’s temperature and polar regions - penguins, sea lions, cranes and lynx. They have large water tanks too, and you can view the more amphibious animals, including the polar bears, swimming through the the glass walls of the tanks...Read more
  4. Amazing Rochester attraction for kids
    Highland Park

    Garden, Park

    Formed of a glacial moraine, this 150-acre park was one of USA’s first municipal arboretums. With 1200 lilac shrubs covering 500 different varieties of the flower, this park is the reason lilacs came to be associated to the city of Rochester. The remaining floral wealth of the park isn’t bad either - Japanese maples, hundreds of kinds of rhododendrons, azaleas, pansies, and wildflow...Read more
  5. Can keep your kids busy for days
    Mount Hope Cemetery

    Family and Kids

    This beautiful cemetery is rather important for multiple reasons. For one, notable dignitaries such as Frederick Douglass, General E.G. Marshall, Margaret Woodbury Strong and Susan B Anthony have been laid to rest here. This was also USA’s first municipal cemetery. Its 350,000 graves have unusual groupings - veterans of specific wars, firefighters, Jews who passed away in poverty and so o...Read more
  6. Perfect for kids day out in Rochester
    Geva Theatre Center

    Family and Kids

    This professional theatre company is located inside a historic 1868 building that’s listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It has two stages - the old 552-seat Mainstage, and the newer 180-seat Nextstage. The building was originally used for performances and political conventions, and later was vacant. But when the Genesee Valley Arts Foundation (GeVa) was founded, the theatr...Read more
  7. Fun place to go for kids
    Frontier Field

    Family and Kids

    The city of Rochester’s most popular baseball stadium also hosts soccer (Rochester Raging Rhinos of the USL First Division) and lacrosse (Rochester Rattlers of Major League Lacrosse) matches. Opened in 1996, It has a seating capacity of 13,500. Other than sports, events hosted here have included musical concerts and a hockey match. On the first base side of the field you can see the plaqu...Read more
  8. A cool place to see with kids

    Family and Kids

    This self-funded, not-for-profit is spread out over 40,000 square meters of recovered factory space. It’s easily one of the liveliest and most fun spaces in the city, with multiple warehouses connected together to form a sprawling art space. In there, you’ll find a collection of half a million artworks ranging from paintings, sculpture, antiques, automobiles, photographs, furniture,...Read more
  9. A fantastic place for refreshing break for children
    Rochester Public Market

    Family and Kids

    Cities don’t feel complete without a really good farmer’s market. This one, in operation since 1905, 52 weeks a year on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, is one of the finest you’ll find in the state. On the busiest weekends, you can find up to 300 vendors selling everything from meat, vegetables, fruits, cheeses, baked goods, perfumes, flowers, coffee, beer, and specialty it...Read more
  10. One of the awesome things children enjoy the most
    Ontario Beach Park


    This 39-acre beach park has a lot to offer to everyone looking for a relaxing day out. Queen among its highlights is the lovely pier, which is perfect for romantic walks in the sunset. Nearby you’ll spot the Historic 1905 Dentzel Carousel, a pretty ride with 52 animals; kids can’t get enough of it. But kids can also make use of the excellent playground. When it comes to water activi...Read more
  11. The best option for younger visitors
    Genesee River's High Falls

    Family and Kids

    The Genesee River, flowing through the city of Rochester, has three large waterfalls. This is the prettiest and most accessible of them. The water falls 96 feet into a large gorge, and in the gorge, you can see the remnants of the city’s earlier industrial mills. In those times this neighborhood was full of factories making beer and processing flour. The best way to view the falls is by c...Read more
  12. A place where kids enjoy and have fun
    Durand Eastman Park

    Park, Wildlife Park

    Popular with the sunbathers in the summer and cross country skiers in the winter, this is Rochester’s favourite waterfront. The north end of the parks runs along the waters of the Lake for 5000 feet. The Durand Eastman Beach in turn is the city’s favourite beach, and where most of the city comes to swim, though that is only permitted in the summer months. The park is 977 acres in si...Read more
  13. A place perfect for families with kids
    Village Gate

    Family and Kids

    This is a rather unusual mall. It was originally or shopping complex that was converted into a mall in 1981. But it doesn’t host any of the big chain staples. Rather, it’s home to a series interesting independent shops (mostly mom-and-pop stores) selling books and clothes, eateries, offices, and even homes. There’s a cute courtyard inside. On the upper floors, you’ll fin...Read more
  14. A favorite place to take the kids in the city
    Rochester Riverside Convention Center

    Family and Kids

    The four storey high Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center is 100,000 square feet worth of conference and exhibit space in the middle of the city. It has meeting rooms, banquet facilities, exhibit halls, and a 10,000-square-foot ballroom. In addition to all this, the center is known for the lovely views of the city from its patios and balconies. It offers catering services to...Read more
  15. It's just one of those places to visit and hang out
    Pittsford Plaza

    Family and Kids

    In one of Rochester’s most upscale neighborhoods you’ll find the city’s favourite shopping mall. With classic mall staples such as Barnes & Noble, Bath & Body Works, J.Crew Factory and Stein Mart, and also a heap of excellent local retailers, the plaza offers an easy way to spend almost an entire day shopping. Supplementing the shopping are a handful of excellent resta...Read more