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. 

Dutch Connection

George Eastman Museum | Through February 25

Black History Month - Celebration Day

Memorial Art Gallery | February 18

Camps For Kids 

Memorial Art Gallery | Various offerings from February 19-23

Build it Camp

Rochester Museum & Science Center | February 19-23

Survival of the Slowest

Rochester Museum & Science Center | Now Open

Winter Break ZooCamp 

Seneca Park Zoo | February 19-23

Free Youth February 

Seneca Park Zoo | Through February 29

February Break Week Rodeo Adventure

The Strong Museum | February 17-25

Winter Break 

Corning Museum of Glass | February 17-24

Marvelous Marble Day

Corning Museum of Glass | February 18

Jurassic Quest 

Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center | February 23-25


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 Mountain, Swain Ski Resort

Ice Skating: Tim Hortons Iceplex, Dick's House of Sport, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park

Sledding: 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 a family-friendly indoor activity spot. Some of our local favorites include: Altitude Trampoline Park, Clubhouse Fun Center, Roc City Circus, Total Sports Experience, RocVentures Climbing Gym, Dave & Buster’s, Mythical Escapes


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.