Day 1 You'll See:
- George Eastman Museum
- Dave and Busters
Day 2 You'll See:
- Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre
- The Strong National Museum of Play
- Geva Theatre Center
Day 3 You'll See:
- Seabreeze Amusement Park OR
- Bristol Mountain Aerial Adventure Park
Enjoy 3 days full of upstate New York fun as your performance group visits the best of the best Rochester has to offer, playing, learning, and performing all along the way!
George Eastman Museum
The George Eastman Museum holds 'one of the world's foremost collections of photography and cinema', a true museum treasure dedicated to the founder of the Eastman Kodak Company. The museum is considered to be a National Historic Landmark, as Eastman was a pioneer of popular photography and leader in the production of motion picture film. Your group will be able to explore the museum on your own, enjoy a guided tour, attend informational sessions such as 'Cinematic History and Presentation', or do all of the above!
Dave and Busters
Wind down from your day of travel at Dave and Busters, a combination restaurant and arcade!
Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre
The Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre is home to the Eastman School of Music, 'one of the world's major centers for the study of music and training of professional musicians and music teachers'. This is the perfect spot to take your eager performance group, the venue allowing students to tour, attend concerts, and perform themselves within a masterclass setting. Learn all about the over 800 annual concerts that take place here, the history of the hall since founding in 1921, and of course, ways to better your own performance skills!
The Strong National Museum of Play
The Strong is New York's largest cultural attraction, featuring 2 full floors, or 100,000 square feet, of interactive exhibit spaces. There is also a butterfly garden onsite, a gift shop, a food court, and a restaurant. 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.
Performance wise, your group will have an hour to rehearse within the theater or Catipillar Atrium, perform for an hour, then explore the museum and enjoy a catered dinner!
Geva Theatre Center
End your evening at the Geva Theatre Center, the most attended regional theatre in the Northeast United States, outside of Manhattan. This leading professional theatre has been producing classic plays and musicals for 44 years now, seeing the likes of big names like Robert Downey Jr and Samuel L Jackson on its stage. Geva also features world premiere plays every now and then! Your group will get to enjoy a show and post-show discussion with the cast, including a meet and greet session.
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!
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!