fun things to do with kids

A Dozen Reasons for a Family Getaway to Rochester, New York

by Adrienne Veglia Mazeau

Rochester provides a mix of big city cultural activities with small town friendliness alongside beautiful quaint villages meandering alongside the Erie Canal.  For a city this size, Rochester is fortunate to have an amazing amount of cultural institutions.  Much of this is a result of […]

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Whiteface Veterans Memorial Highway: Stuff You Never Knew About the Adirondacks, the Second President Roosevelt Story

by Cie McCullough Buschle

Last summer Albany Kid presented a short series called Stuff You Never Knew About the Adirondacks. The stories included How Lake Placid is Related to the Dewey Decimal System, The Adirondack, Burnell, Westport or Muskoka Chair and The First President Roosevelt Story. Now it’s time […]

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A Visit to the National Museum of Play at The Strong in Rochester

by Adrienne Veglia Mazeau

For the last couple of years we’ve been hearing and reading about the National Museum of Play at The Strong, known to the Rochester locals as “The Strong”.  I couldn’t see how one museum would be worth the 3 plus hour drive to Rochester, hotel […]

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China’s Terracotta Warriors On Tour in the USA

by Cie McCullough Buschle

Have you ever wanted to see the famous Terracotta Warriors and just could not figure out how to get to China on a budget? You’re in luck! China’s Terracotta Warriors: The First Emperor’s Legacy is on tour in the USA.  We had a chance to check […]

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Berkshire Museum with Kids

by Adrienne Veglia Mazeau

Nestled within the hills of the Berkshire Mountains in Massachusetts is the quaint little town of Pittsfield, Massachusetts and home to a number of galleries and museums.  We recently visited the Berkshire Museum with the Bean (5) and the Dude (2).  This is one of […]

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Rochester’s Museum Trifecta: Eastman House, Memorial Art Gallery and the Rochester Museum and Science Center

by Adrienne Veglia Mazeau

The City of Rochester was blessed with being home to the very philanthropic entrepreneur, George Eastman, the inventor of modern film and founder of Eastman Kodak.  As a result of the enormous amount of wealth Eastman personally donated to the arts, and other philanthropists that […]

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Chills at the Witch Dungeon Museum, Salem Massachusetts

by Cie McCullough Buschle

The Salem Witch Dungeon Museum offers “a unique educational experience with a chill or two” – and they deliver! Salem, Massachusetts is a fun city. Not too big, so walking is the best way to get around. There are interesting shops, quaint inns, great public […]

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One Fort, Two Kids and A Lot of History: A Family Day Trip to Fort Ticonderoga

by Adrienne Veglia Mazeau

I’m a big fan of exposing kids to local history as young as possible.  They may not always fully understand it but my hope is that as my children get older they will develop an appreciation for history and cultivate a love of learning.  My […]

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Learning About Life in the 17th Century, The Witch House, Salem Massachusetts

by Cie McCullough Buschle

What’s the best way to teach your kids history? Start with what they find interesting! The home of Judge John Corwin is a perfect example of 17th Century architecture and one of the few remaining high-end homes from the architectural style known as First Period. […]

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Six Flags Great Escape Theme Park – Fun for the Youngest Thrill Seekers

by Adrienne Veglia Mazeau

When I think of big amusement parks, my former thinking was that theme parks are better geared for school-age and older kids and that there isn’t much for toddlers and preschoolers. Then we went to Six Flags Great Escape outside of Lake George, NY. This […]

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