Are you looking for some things you can do with your family over winter break? Start with this list of area camps and attractions:


Art Infusion School Break Camp. Feb. 19-23, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Ages 5-10. This camp will feature art, drama, and games (February’s theme is Winter Wonderland). Rome Art and Community Center, 308 W. Bloomfield St., Rome.

Winter Nature Camp. Feb. 19-23, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Grades 1-4. Attendees will snowshoe, build snow sculptures, and more. Beaver Lake Nature Center, 8477 E. Mud Lake Road, Baldwinsville.

Winter Break One Day Zoo Camps. Feb. 19-23, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Ages 6-12. Attendees will complete STEAM activities and learn about animals. Rosamond Gifford Zoo, 1 Conservation Place, Syracuse. Registration required:

Winter Art Camp. Feb. 19-23, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Ages 8-12. Attendees will view the museum’s exhibitions – then make works of art. Everson Museum of Art, 401 Harrison St., Syracuse.

School Vacation Gymnastics Camp. Feb. 19-23, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (full day) and 9 a.m.-noon (half day). Ages 5-12. Activities include: gymnastics, games, and arts and crafts. 3133 Erie Boulevard E., Syracuse (DeWitt location). 4155 State Highway 31, Clay (Clay location).

Erie Canal Museum, Syracuse
Erie Canal Museum, Syracuse. Michael Davis photo.

Area Attractions

Children’s Museum of Oswego. 7 W Bridge St., Oswego. Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $11/children; $10/adults; free/children under age 1. Visit town square, play with water, and learn about lake effect snow and the recycling process.

Erie Canal Museum. 318 Erie Blvd. E., Syracuse. Daily, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $10 suggested donation. Home to eight permanent exhibits, including a canal town, a full-size replica boat, and children’s area.

Everson Museum of Art. 401 Harrison St., Syracuse. Wednesday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Thursday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. $10/adults; $8/seniors (65+) and students; free/children ages 12 and under. World-class museum includes Children’s Interactive Gallery designed to acquaint beginning art viewers with basic art principles.

Museum of Science and Technology (MOST). 500 S. Franklin St., Armory Square, Syracuse. Thursdays-Sundays (plus February break), 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Museum admission: $14/adults; $10/children ages 2-15 and seniors (65+); free/children under age 2. View life-size dinosaurs in the Dino Zone, visit the Earth Science Discovery Cave, learn about the human body, and more.

Onondaga Historical Association Museum. 320 Montgomery St., Syracuse. Wednesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Donation. Syracuse’s only comprehensive local history museum, with exhibits on architecture, local industries, transportation, and more.

Rosamond Gifford Zoo. 1 Conservation Place, Syracuse. Daily, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Discounted admission in February: $5/adults; $2.50/seniors (62+); $2/youth (ages 3-17); free/ages 2 and under. Ongoing attractions include a snow leopard, an Amur tiger, and Humboldt penguins.

Sciencenter. 601 First St., Ithaca. Tuesday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission: $12.25/general admission; free/children under age 2. Inspires people of all ages to discover the excitement of science through exhibits and programs.

Utica Zoo. 1 Utica Zoo Way, Utica. Daily, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Admission: $9/adults (ages 13-61); $6/kids (ages 2-12); $8/seniors (ages 62+), military and college students. Visit more than 200 animals, including wallabies, beavers, African lions, mountain zebras, lynxes, red foxes, and spider monkeys.

Seward House Museum, Auburn. Michael Davis photo

Day Trip Destinations

Winter break is also the perfect time to get out of town. Here are some of the destinations we have featured:

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