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Apr 25, 2017
SESAME STREET LIVE: MAKE A NEW FRIEND No matter where you’re from or where you’ve been, everyone is special - so join in! Elmo, Grover, Abby Cadabby, and their Sesame Street friends welcome Chamki, Grover’s friend from India, to Sesame Street...
Performances/Movies, Weekend Top Pick
Apr 28, 2017 - Apr 30, 2017
An old house in rural England becomes the home base for four children who wander into an incredible country through an old wardrobe and help the country return to summer.
Apr 28, 2017 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
All eggs are different, some are big and some are small, some are heavy and some are light.
Have fun exploring differences and going on an exciting egg hunt.
For three-year-olds with a complimentary caregiver.
$11 per child for members; ...
Apr 28, 2017 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
What nesting materials do our neighborhood birds like best?
Sticks and string and straw are just a few of the things we will explore as we learn about the birds around us.
For four and five-year-olds with a complimentary caregiver.
Please join us as Cobblestone Players Community Theatre presents Disney’s Mary Poppins. Everyone’s favorite practically perfect nanny takes the stage in this supercalifragilisticexpialidocious musical adventure.
3 performances: Friday April ...
Apr 28, 2017 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Stuart Chafetz, guest conductor
From a galaxy far, far away to a boy’s first day at Hogwarts, he’s the master behind the sound of the greatest films of our time. Join the RPO for an evening celebrating selections from John Williams' most popular...
Apr 29, 2017 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
At this special family program, learn the traditional Maypole dance and make a May basket for someone you love.
Wear your fun springtime clothes, perhaps with a European vintage outdoor flair like flowing dres...
Apr 29, 2017 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
4/29 - Come to Springdale Farm for sheep shearing, spinning, weaving & dyeing demos, petting zoo, face painting, kids crafts, free children’s haircuts (ages 4-12), free tours of the robotic dairy barn.
Family, Weekend Top Pick
Apr 22, 2017 - May 13, 2017
Look for morning cloak butterflies, listen for the Red-winged black bird, smell the skunk cabbage flower, and other signs of spring with family.
Apr 29, 2017 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Rated G; live action. This is the story of Wilbur the pig and how, through his friendship with Charlotte the spider, he became famous and learned about life and death. Weave a way to get to the Central Library on Saturday, April 29 so you can se...
Apr 29, 2017 5:00 PM - 9:00 AM
Attention all troop leaders! Looking for a great way for your Scouts to bond and learn together? Come and spend the night with us!
During an overnight, your Scouts will enjoy a fun-filled nocturnal experience including an evening zoo excursion...
Apr 29, 2017 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Apr 30, 2017 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Michael Butterman, conductor The Louise and Henry Epstein Family Chair
Kenneth Grant, clarinet The Robert J. Strasenburgh Chair
Matthew McDonald, bassoon The Ron and Donna Fielding Chair
Charles Wetherbee, violin
RAVEL Suite from Ma Mère l’Oye (Mot
May 1, 2017 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Penfield Symphony Orchestra’s fourth concert of its 61st Season, “The Two Bs,” sponsored By Harris Beach PLLC, will take place on May 1, 2017, at 7:30PM.
The concert commences with Bernstein’s Symphonic Dances from West Side Story. Bernstein's...
May 6, 2017 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Wiggle, jiggle, slither, slide! Move and explore what’s crawling in the soil beneath our feet. Meet a wiggly friend and enjoy unearthing some fun surprises.
For two-year-olds with a complimentary caregiver.
$11 per child for members; $17 pe...
Apr 15, 2017 - May 20, 2017
Uncover the wonders of the outdoors guided by senior naturalist, Shairee Edersheim.
Saturday, April 15: 10am–11:30am: Early Spring Wildflowers
Saturday, May 20: 10am–11:30am: Woodland Wildflowers
May 6, 2017 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Create! Construct! Build! Do you love building with Legos? This is the place for you! Come build a Lego masterpiece and then display your work for all to see. This program is best for children five and older. Come to the Children’s Center of t...
May 6, 2017 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Nature play connects young children to the natural world and helps them develop a sense of wonder. Together we will explore signs of spring, including the plant and animal life in our own backyard.
For three-year-olds with a complimentary care...
May 6, 2017 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Join us for a mini nature hike! Together we will use our observation skills to record our findings in our very own nature journals. For four and five-year-olds with a complimentary caregiver.
May 6, 2017 5:00 PM - 9:00 AM
May 6, 2017 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Paws down — this could be the most doggone fun your family has ever had!
Since 1999, this cast of two- and four-legged performers has delighted audiences of all ages with some of the most incredible stunts ever performed, including amazing tricks...
May 9, 2017 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
May 12, 2017 5:00 PM - 9:00 AM
May 14, 2017 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
It’s Your Story! Tell it! – Animal Helpers
Together as a team, scouts will examine a variety of connections between people and animals at the Zoo. Girl Scouts will also engage in a detailed animal observation, and consider how animals may help...
May 16, 2017 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Nature play connects young children to the natural world and helps them develop a sense of wonder. Together we will explore signs of spring, including the plant and animal life in our own backyard. For three-year-olds with a complimentary care...
May 16, 2017 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Join us for a mini nature hike! Together we will use our observation skills to record our findings in our very own nature journals.
For four and five-year-olds with a complimentary caregiver.
$11 per child for members; $17 per child for non...
May 20, 2017 - May 21, 2017
Thomas is back in town once again for his annual visit celebrating The Friendship Tour 2017! Join us this year May 20th, 21st, 27th, and 28th for the outdoor event including crafts, music, entertainment, food stands, facepainting, and of course ...
May 20, 2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Cuddle up with a dog and a good book! The Children’s Center of the Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County is going to the dogs! Actually, the dogs are coming to the Children’s Center because they are hungry for books! Kids of all ages ar...
May 20, 2017 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
FuturPointe Dance is a a genre bending Rochester, New York based dance Theater Company, created in 2009 by founding artistic producers/choreographers, N'Jelle Gage and Guy Thorne. The darkness descends quickly as Uhura drinks the last of the pot...
May 20, 2017 5:00 PM - 9:00 AM
May 21, 2017 2:00 PM
Celebrate the beauty of America’s National Parks with photography and music by composer Stephen Lias. Walk through the Gates of the Arctic and Rocky Mountain National Park, plus hear Grofé’s Grand Canyon Suite.
May 27, 2017 - May 28, 2017
May 27, 2017 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Welcome to the Flower Garden
Like “Clover”, scouts will learn to use resources wisely, and like “Rosie”, they will learn how to make the world a better place! Girl Scouts will explore the Zoo’s animals and learn how to conserve resources to pr...
May 27, 2017 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Let us take you on a trek in nature to explore, observe, and learn about insects, amphibians and reptiles both at the zoo and in their natural range. During this workshop scouts will be able to complete 6 of the needed requirements for the “Into ...
Jun 3, 2017 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Jul 8, 2017 - Jul 9, 2017
Come and enjoy the 49th Annual Corn Hill Arts Festival, Rochester’s premiere summertime festival! The family-friendly event features 375 juried artists, four stages of live music, delicious food & beverages and activities for children of all ages...
Oct 7, 2017 - Oct 22, 2017
Enjoy the changing seasons the old fashioned way on this autumn excursion! The purchase of a first class ticket on this two hour trip will include a meal served in complementary tupperware and reusable insulated Medina Railroad Museum lunch bag. ...
Oct 7, 2017 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sit back and relax with some classic blues on this two hour beer or wine tasting excursion!
Ticket price includes a keepsake glass and hor d'oeuvres, as well as museum admission.
First class tickets include a reusable container and an insulate...
Museum/Zoo/History, Parents' Night Out
Oct 28, 2017 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Calling all costumed creatures and characters for the annual Halloween-themed Jumpin' Pumpkin Jamboree!
This event will include a one hour train ride, a themed goodie bag, museum admission, face painting, tattoos, coloring, and arts and crafts.
Oct 28, 2017 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Dress up in your scariest outfit for some tipsy Halloween fun! Saturday, Oct. 28th join us for a spooky wine or beer tasting on this two hour excursion!
Your choice of lunch will be served on board along with a keepsake glass and a beverage.
Jan 22, 2018 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Join the Academy and the Rochester Medical Museum & Archives for the 1441 Book Club held at the Rochester Academy of Medicine. On Monday, January 22nd, the group will be discussing "Cell" by Robin Cook.
Free Event, Parents' Night Out
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