George Eastman House
900 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607
As the world's preeminent museum of photography, Eastman House cares for and interprets hundreds of thousands of photographs encompassing the full history of this medium.
Eastman House is also one of the oldest film archives in the United States and is now considered to be among the top cinematic collections worldwide. The motion picture archives hold more than 25,000 film titles produced between 1894 and the present.
Be sure to explore the mansion that was once home to George Eastman, founder of the Eastman Kodak Company. The house and its exquisite gardens have been restored and offer visitors access to what was once a privileged view.
Memorial Art Gallery
500 University Avenue
Telephone: (585) 473-7720
Wednesday 10-4; Thursday 10-9; Friday 10-4; Saturday 10-5; Sunday noon-5
A visit to the Memorial Art Gallery is a journey through more than 5,000 years of art history. The Gallery's permanent collection of more than 10,000 objects has been called the best balanced in the state outside of metropolitan New York City. View major exhibitions from world-class museums and private collections on subjects ranging from Old Masters to cutting-edge movements. Explore the vitality of the Rochester region though contemporary craft installations and the biennial Rochester-Finger Lakes Exhibition.In addition to its collection, the Gallery offers a year-round schedule of temporary exhibits. Don't miss the Gill Family Center, offering interactive activities for visitors of all ages.
The Frederick Douglass
Museum & Cultural Center
25 East Main Street
Closed at this time. Relocation is planned.
Genesee Country Village & Museum
Flint Hill Rd.
Located just 20 miles from Rochester, the Historic Village and the John L. Wehle Gallery of Wildlife & Sporting Art, North America's premier collection of wildlife and sporting art, are open May-October.
The museum also includes the Genesee Country Nature Center -- 175 acres featuring five miles of hiking trails through woodlands, wetlands and meadows. The nature center is open year round.
Genesee Country Village and Nature Center is located about a half-hour to Rochester's southwest in Mumford. The Village features 59 restored houses, businesses, and places of worship from the 19th century. A stroll through the village (especially on one of their event days such as Highland Gathering, War of 1812 Encampment, and Civil War Reenactment) brings parents and kids alike back to the 1800s. The GCV's Silver Base Ball Park is the only place where you're likely to hear "Fine hurl, sir!" meant as a polite compliment. Also, make sure to visit the Nature Center's fine trails, both summer and winter.
Rochester Museum & Science Center
657 East Ave
The Rochester Museum & Science Center creates inspiring, entertaining and educational experiences enabling visitors to explore science and technology, the natural environment and our region's cultural heritage.
657 East Ave
Daily. Call for times.
The Star Theater features large-format nature films, star shows, and laser sound-light shows. "I see the sky" is presented on Saturdays at 10 AM and is designed for children ages 3-5 and their parents. The observatory is open May-October, call for schedule.
Seabreeze Amusement Park
An amusement and waterpark with roller coasters, water slides, children's rides, a classic wooden carousel, and a log flume. Live shows are also presented.
Seneca Park Zoo
2222 Saint Paul Street
Features a Rocky Coasts exhibit that offers underwater viewing of sea lions, polar bears, and penguins. The zoo houses many species of animals in their natural habitats.
The Strong Museum
One Manhattan Square
Named by Child Magazine as "One of the Top 10 children's museums in the country." Interactive exhibits include: Adventures with Clifford, the Big Red Dog; Mr. Roger's Neighborhood; Sesame Street; One History Place; Time Lab; Making Radio Waves; Making things Happen; Exploring the Science of Art; Enchanted Museum, and Lady Liberty.
Susan B. Anthony House
17 Madison St
The Susan B. Anthony House was the home of the legendary American civil rights leader during the most politically active period of her life, and the site of her famous arrest for voting in 1872. Today, the house is a museum with National Historic Landmark status. The Susan B. Anthony Preservation District is a nine-block area around The Susan B. Anthony House and Susan B. Anthony Square. It is one of the last intact 19th century middle-class neighborhoods in the country.
Blue Cross Arena
1 War Memorial Square
Sports and entertainment facility hosting ice hockey games, skating, basketball, wrestling, and many other citywide events and entertainment. Includes meeting rooms, restaurants, and 1200 parking spaces.