There is SO MUCH going in throughout the Utica area (yes, even during the winter) for families, sometimes you just need to know where to look. Whether you’re a Utica native or just visiting, here are 5 great family-friendly destinations within the city that are sure to bring the culture and the fun.
The Utica Zoo – A staple of the city, the Utica Zoo is open year-round (yes, you can even rent snowshoes) for families to take in the wildlife. Learn more at uticazoo.org
Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute – beyond the world-class galleries, MWPAI also hosts their own film series, family-centric programs, kids classes and musical events. Check out the schedule at mwpai.org
Oneida County Public Market – Each Saturday during the summer, head to Union Station to pick out the freshest produce, meats, crafts and flowers, or just watch the trains roll in while dining at one of the local food trucks. More info at oneidacountymarket.org
Adirondack Bank Center -If sports are your passion, don’t miss the opportunity to take in a Utica Comets hockey game or Utica City FC soccer match. It’s some of the best entertainment the city has to offer and perfect for the whole family. More info at uticacomets.com
Utica Children’s Museum – Ok, so this is more of a preview, but it’s so exciting we had to share. The Children’s Museum is getting a new home and an upgrade thanks to ICAN and so many community partners. While still under construction, here’s a preview of what’s to come.
What about you? Where’s your favorite place to hang with the family in the Utica area? Let us know or share your itinerary.