The George Eastman Museum offers many options for learning and exploring within the museum and even at home! Check out their virtual discovery room or go on site to stroll the garden for free, attend one of the popular events or enjoy live music within the museum with paid admission. While in the area, be sure to check out all University Ave has to offer.
900 East Ave, Rochester, NY 14607
Take Me There
Built between 1902 and 1905, this beautiful mansion served as George Eastman’s primary residence until his death in 1932. It is now open to visitors to explore on their own or on a guided tour, offered daily. Live music performances are offered in the mansion most Sunday afternoons throughout the year. There is a cafe here as well featuring sandwiches, soups, salads, and baked goods.
Check HERE for current admission prices. Free museum admission is offered to SNAP and EBT cardholders and their families, and for active-duty military personnel and their families.
The Discovery Room
The discovery room is a wonderful opportunity for children to play with light for many hands on image-making activities. This is a great opportunity to learn how traditional cameras work with sun prints and a walk in size pinhole camera room! There are also a variety of videos providing ideas for fun activities at home! Check it out!
The gardens are open May through September for daily guided tours, self-guided strolls, summertime concerts, and special events. The Rock Garden and Grape Arbor is accessible without museum admission but there are other gardens to enjoy with admission.
The Dutch Connection takes place for about two weeks in mid-late February and features thousands of colorful tulips, hyacinths, daffodils, amaryllis, freesias, and spring annuals. A variety of bulbs are also for sale during this time. This is a perfect pick-me up during Rochester’s long winter at George Eastman Museum. There is a lot to do with the kids here and kids under 5 are always free! Check out the discovery room on the second floor for some fun educational activities (best for kids 4+). During this event, kids can also plant a bulb and take it home to watch it bloom. See above for admission cost.
The Gingerbread House Display
You are sure to get into the Holiday Spirit and the George Eastman Museum’s Gingerbread throughout November and mid December. Explore this beautiful house and discover wonderfully made gingerbread houses along the way! See above for admission cost.