Photo: Bristol Mountain 

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. 

Rochester Brainery—Just for Kids

Tassel Pom-Pom Keychain for Kids | February 21

Printmaking for Kids | February 24

Tiny Weaver Workshop | February 24

Paper Food Crafting for Kids | February 25

Gold Hoop Wall Hanging for Kids | February 25

Genesee Land Trust

Winter Scavenger Hunt for Young Explorers | February 25

George Eastman Museum

Dutch Connection

Memorial Art Gallery 

Black History Month - Virtual Celebration  | February 20

Art Day Camps | Various offerings from February 21-25

Free Admission for Kids, 18 and under | February 23-27

Rochester Museum & Science Center

Animal Week | February 19-27

Expedition: Dinosaur | Through May 1

Seneca Park Zoo

Winter Break ZooCamp | February 21-25

The Strong National Museum of Play

Daniel Tiger School Break Week | February 19-27


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. 


Bristol Mountain

Swain Ski Resort


Bill Gray's Regional Iceplex

Dick's House of Sport

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park


Black Creek Park

Cobb's Hill Park & Washington Grove

Ellison Park 

Harris Whalen Park

Mendon Ponds Park 

Northampton Park

Webster Park 

Snow Tubing 

Greystone Tubing 


Silks Class at Roc City Circus

Photo: Roc City Circus

4. Burn Energy Indoors 

Burn some energy at one of the following family-friendly indoor activity spots. 

Aerial Arts of Rochester

Altitude Trampoline Park 

Clubhouse Fun Center

Roc City Circus 

Total Sports Experience 

The 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 by dining in or ordering take out. Plan your next meal with our dining resources and meal guides.