Photo: Kate Meyers Emery, George Eastman Museum
While this year’s calendar looks a bit different than years past, we still have many events and activities that you can safely enjoy that are organized by many of Rochester's top attractions. If you plan to visit specific locations, please be sure to check directly with those entities for the latest event information and to view their COVID-19 operating guidelines.
February 5-28 | George Eastman Museum
Get an early peek at spring this February at the museum’s annual Dutch Connection floral display. A welcome treat in the midst of winter, the show features thousands of colorful tulips, hyacinths, daffodils, amaryllis, freesias, and spring annuals filling areas of George Eastman’s historic mansion.
Please note, nonmembers are required to purchase admission tickets in advance and can do so online at any point prior to visiting.
Fun, family-friendly, at-home Dutch Connection activities are also available online.
February 10 | The National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House
In a break with tradition, the Anthony Museum has made plans to safely share Susan B. Anthony’s birthday celebration with their biggest audience ever through a televised broadcast. The “Gala” will be a 1/2 hour program on WROC-TV at 7pm on Wednesday, February 10, and will also be streamed on the internet, link will be provided when available. An inspiring program is planned that will be memorable and entertaining. The keynote speaker will be Susan Zirinsky, acclaimed journalist and groundbreaking producer, now president and senior executive producer of CBS News.
February 11 | Seneca Park Zoo
Team up with some friends and test your knowledge of all things Zoo and Wildlife! Pour a beverage of your choice and tune in online on the link that will be provided. Have fun and win prizes, all while supporting the Seneca Park Zoo.
February 17-21 | Memorial Art Gallery
Several times each year, the Memorial Art Gallery opens its doors and offers Rochester area families and community members the opportunity to learn more about specific cultures.
This year's virtual events include:
Judah Sealy – Black History Month & The Church
Lavonne Barfield of LoveOn Artwork Originals
Lu Highsmith featuring Luna Sol Child – Facets of Black Spoken Word Poetry
ROC City Line Dance Ensemble + Majestic’s Ngoma Jam N’ Tone
Danielle Ponder in a live concert
February 20 | Genesee Country Village & Museum
This KIDDIE Cabbage Walk is an alcohol free version of a GCV&M favorite that is fun for the whole family. Based on a German tradition, a Kohlfahrt or Cabbage walk is an opportunity to gather together with friends and family in the mid winter for a walk in the woods! Participants will compete against each other while playing games, hiking the trails, warming up by the campfire and more!
February 26-27 | Genesee Country Village & Museum
Enjoy a guided wintertime night hike under the full moon! Your guide will help you understand the natural world the way owls do by leading fun activities along the hike. A chance to experience the museum’s trails in a unique way. Owls are mysterious nocturnal creatures, getting to meet them in person is rare and exciting. Meet some of these fabled birds up-close during a presentation from Wild Wings, Inc.
Exhibit Open Through Spring 2021 | Rochester Museum & Science Center
Discover more than 200 inspiring stories of past and present diverse Rochester, Indigenous, and Haudenosaunee women visionaries, trailblazers, inventors, activists, and entrepreneurs who changed Rochester and the world. Located in the Riedman Gallery and throughout the third floor of the Rochester Museum & Science Center, this exhibit will transport you through history and current events, inspiring you to transform the future by becoming Changemakers.
Exhibit On View Through September 6 | The Strong Museum
Did you know that the Wright Brothers were inspired by a rubber band-powered helicopter toy? Celebrate the joy and playfulness of flight—from hot air balloons and planes, to drones and spaceships—at Take Flight, a new exhibit at The Strong. Learn about the history of flight-based toys with examples from The Strong’s collection, explore the diverse group of women and men that took flying to new heights, and test your flying skills at a variety of stations for the littlest aviators and the biggest kids.