Day 1 You'll See:
- The Strong National Museum of Play
- Rochester Institute of Technology
- MAGIC Studio
- Seabreeze Amusement Park
Day 2 You'll See:
- George Eastman Museum
- Bristol Mountain Aerial Adventure Park
This 2-day Rochester tour really puts STEM at the forefront while still providing really fun activities that we know your students are going to love!
The Strong National Museum of Play
When it comes to quality STEM education mixed with the most entertaining experience possible, the Strong is the place to visit!
The Strong is New York's largest cultural attraction, featuring 2 full floors, or 100,000 square feet, of interactive exhibit spaces. The exhibits range in subjects but feature an array of artifacts, research, and interactive activities. Explore the exhibits on your own or with a 1-hour tour from an expert, seeing such different features as the Academy of Interactive Arts and Science, America at Play, Build Drive Go, DanceLab, Field of Play, the Elaine Wilson Carousel, Pinball Playfields, Wegmans Super Kids Market, and much more.
Rochester Institute of Technology- MAGIC Studio
Welcome to the Rochester Institute of Technology, or RIT for short. RIT is a 'hub of innovation and creativity' first founded in 1829. It has 9 total different colleges within the university.
When your student group visits you will have the chance to visit the RIT MAGIC Center, the Center for Media, Arts, Games, Interaction, & Creativity. This research center and production studio has high-tech education sessions that your group can sign up for, such as MAGIC Spell Studios and Motion Picture Science. The first session allows you to 'create as you go' with a hands-on production studio session. The second teaches your group about film editing, color correction, digital technology, and 3-D effects. After the session, or sessions, if you choose to do both, your group will be able to enjoy a 1-hour tour of the RIT campus as well.
Seabreeze Amusement Park
The park sits on Lake Ontario and holds over 70 different attractions, from classic roller coaster thrills to refreshing water park spills. Take a ride on the Jack Rabit, the oldest continuously operating roller coaster in the United States, first built in 1920. Then head over to The Wave, Seabreeze's 260,000-gallon wave pool within the waterpark. Kids have plenty of ride options here as well just for them, like the Twirlin' Teacups! Of course, you can't visit Seabreeze without watching a live show, like the highly popular Acrobats of Cirque En Vol. Head to the Seabreeze Grill, California Grill, Walkaway Tacos, or Waffle Stand for a bite to eat afterward, or if you would like your group can opt in for a catered group picnic dining option!
George Eastman Museum
George Eastman is a pioneer of popular photography and one of the leaders in the production of motion picture film, and a visit to his museum will provide great insight into his life and success. This museum holds 'one of the world's foremost collections of photography and cinema', a true international treasure featuring the founder of Eastman Kodak Film. Enjoy a guided tour, catered lunch from DiBella's Subs, and then two fantastically educational sessions onsite. The first session will be Cinematic History and Presentation, covering the mutually beneficial relationship of Eastman and Thomas Edison and their collaboration on home movie film. The next is called Making 35mm Motion Picture Film and, as you may have guessed, covers how to create black and white 35mm film stock!
Bristol Mountain Aerial Adventure Park
Enjoy an exhilarating adventure with your group at Bristol Mountain Aerial Adventure Park, the outdoor aerial playground that allows you to zip, soar, and leap through the sky! This is a great way to wind down after a fun and educational couple of days, with 7 total zip lines spanning 5,000 feet, as well as 4 bridges and a final 'leap of faith'. Your group will be broken down into teams of 12 and work your way through the maze of zips and stunts!