School is out, but that doesn’t mean that learning is over. This summer, give your kids the fun they crave and the learning they need. Opportunities for entertaining learning are all over the Finger Lakes in many different forms.
Cobblestone Farm Winery
Located in Romulus, Cobblestone Farm Winery is not just a winery. The cherry festival, grape stomping festival, and pumpkin festival that they host bring the whole family together with fun for all ages. The festivities include games of milk bottle toss, cherry pit spitting, football toss, or pick-a-duck! Have loads of fun while gaining an enlightening experience of the harvest season.
Seward House Museum
The Seward House Museum, located in Auburn, is the historic home of William H. Seward and his family. Guided tours are provided through the beautiful home and gardens and are perfect for young teens studying American History. These tours cover a variety of topics such as architecture, decorative arts, the Abolition Movement and the Underground Railroad, politics, geography, childhood, social customs, the Civil War and the Alaska Purchase.
In Ithaca, you can plunge into the depths of a scientific wonderland. This summer, the Sciencenter invites you to explore biological wonders too small to see with the human eye in the exhibit “It’s a Nano World.” Other events for the summer include Curiosity Corner for toddlers and preschoolers, Wegmans’ W-Kids Fun Center, the Bright Side of Addressing Climate Change, Scents and Sensibility, Flutterby Gardens, Nanoparticles and Biological Imaging, and Nature and Technology.
Strong National Museum of Play
The Strong Museum of Play, located in Rochester, NY, is one of the nation’s top museums for families and is the home of the world’s largest collection of toys, dolls, games, and other items of play. Events this summer include Mindbender Mansion, Raggedy Ann™’s 95th birthday, Morphic Magic, Whimsical Art Trail, Clowning with Grease Paint Alley, Got Milk? Tour, and more!
Corning Museum of Glass
The Corning Museum of Glass is the world's largest glass museum. Here you can learn about the artistry and history of glass in an incredible way. Things to do include viewing 35 centuries of glass art, being entertained with live glassblowing demonstrations, getting hands-on with the Make Your Own Glass experiences, and shopping at the international GlassMarket.
For more great ideas for kid-friendly fun in the Finger Lakes, please give us a call at 800-530-7488.