Avoid cabin fever and enjoy the upcoming school break with this list of fun, family-friendly events and activities happening in Rochester, NY.

Two red pandas on a log at the Seneca Park Zoo

Photo: Seneca Park Zoo

1. Visit A Museum Or Attraction 

Rochester's local museums and attractions have been hard at work planning safe and fun activities and events happening during the school break. 

George Eastman Museum

Dutch Connection | Through February 26

Memorial Art Gallery

Black History Month - Celebration Day | February 19

Camps For Kids | Various offerings from February 20-24

Rochester Museum & Science Center

Build It Week | February 20-26

Wonders Of Water Exhibit | Now Open

Seneca Park Zoo

Winter Break ZooCamp | February 20-24

Free Youth February | Through February 28

The Strong National Museum of Play

Unicorn School Break Week | February 18-26

Corning Museum of Glass

Winter Break | February 18-25

Marble Day | February 19

You Design It; We Make It! | February 22 & 24

Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center

Jurassic Quest | February 24-26


Sunset view from the Hyatt Regency Rochester

Photo: Hyatt Regency Rochester

2. Take An Overnight Staycation 

Plan a family-friendly hotel stay after a day full of visiting Rochester attractions. Click here to search and view area hotels. 


Mother and daughter ice skating at MLK Park

Photo: Roc Holiday Village

3. Bundle Up To Play Outside 

Embrace the colder weather by bundling up and spending time outside with one of these winter activities. 

Skiing/Snowboarding: Bristol MountainSwain Ski Resort

Iceskating: Bill Gray's Regional IceplexDick's House of SportMartin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park

Sledding: Black Creek ParkCobb's Hill Park & Washington GroveEllison ParkHarris Whalen ParkMendon Ponds ParkNorthampton ParkWebster Park 

Snow Tubing: Greystone Tubing 


Silks Class at Roc City Circus

Photo: Roc City Circus

4. Burn Energy Indoors 

Burn some energy at a family-friendly indoor activity spot. Some of our local favorites include:  Aerial Arts of RochesterAltitude Trampoline ParkClubhouse Fun CenterRoc City CircusTotal Sports ExperienceThe Warrior Factory 


Breakfast at the City of Rochester Public Market

Photo: City of Rochester Public Market

5. Dine Out ROC 

There's a wide range of cuisines to enjoy in the Greater Rochester area. Enjoy a meal the whole family will love from a local Rochester restaurant. Plan your next meal with our dining resources and meal guides.