The Paintbox Rochester is a kid play activity center where kids are encouraged to get messy! They offer drop in play with instructed art, drop off classes, and birthday parties!
NOTE: The Paintbox is located up a flight of stairs and currently does not have lift/elevator access.
3122 Monroe Ave, Rochester, NY 14618
Take Me There
The Play Area
The play area is absolutely adorable and has something for babies to upwards of 11 year olds(though there are some Pacman games the adults may enjoy!). The play area is completely enclosed so it’s the perfect spot for your toddler to play and explore! There’s a play kitchen with a table and plenty of play food, a baby doll area complete with a functioning tiny washer for tiny baby clothes, an air hockey table, cozy reading area, books, vintage arcade games, and more!
The Sensory Area
The sensory area is where my two year old spent most of the time! There are carts filled with kinetic sand toys to play with, tons of popping toys, and more. It’s a great area for younger kids to sort, measure, pour, etc. and the best part is you don’t have to worry about the mess!
The Art Classes
The Paintbox is different from other play centers in that every visit can include ART! Teacher Nicki has been teaching art for 20+ years and is amazing with kids! During each open play time she leads a time of art, during our visit we made Shrinky Dink necklaces! She also taught my six year old some basics of clay sculpting. She takes a Montessori approach and teaches children how to use the tools safely and hands them over for them to use their creativity!
Drop Off Classes
They offer many options when it comes to drop off classes for ages 20 months to 10 years! You can find more info about classes here.
Birthday parties are a huge part of The Paintbox! They have three different party options ranging from a 10 kid to a 35 kid guest list. Prices for parties range from $150 to $350 and include all the decorations and an amazing art project to take home!
Hours and Pricing
The Paintbox is open:
Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays: 9:30 AM to 2:30PM and 3:30 PM to 6 PM
A drop in play visit for one child 2yrs+ is $12, for two kids 2yrs+ $20, and for 3 kids 2 yrs+ $30.
Kids under two are free with a paying sibling or $5 without.