- TripBuzz found 62 things to do with kids in or near Albany, New York, including 41 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Schenectady, Troy, Clifton Park and Saratoga Springs.
- From Playdium Bowling Center to Albany Indoor Rockgym, the Albany area offers 85 different types of family activities, including: Historic Sites, Movie Theaters, Theaters and Parks.
- Noted as the capitol of New York, Albany is one of the largest cities in the country. Resting on the scenic Hudson River, the city offers many public parks with bicycling trails, amphitheaters, playgrounds and picnicking areas. And home of SUNY's Polytechnic Institute, the city is rich in culture, arts and education. This includes The New York State Museum, Capitol Repertory Theater and the Irish American Heritage Museum.
A 28-lane bowling alley, Playdium Bowling Center offers open bowling, league play and hosting for birthday parties and private events. The center provides a full-service bar, televisions, video games, a pool table and a snack bar.
There is indoor climbing at the Albany Indoor Rockgym for every skill level. The center features a variety of overhangs, floor-to-ceiling cracks, and even several cave-like crawl spaces for more adventurous climbers.
The collections at the New York State Museum cover 4 areas: anthropology, biology, geology, and history. Besides the more than 9 million items in these collections, this museum also organizes 12 exhibitions each year and several other programs, such as the Family Fun Day.
96% 203 votes
Snow Dock, south of Dunn Memorial Bridge (off I-787), Albany, NY 12201 MoreLess Info
The last functional destroyer from WWII, USS Slater is now a museum which houses the largest collection of artifacts gathered from destroyers in America. Tours are available for both adults and children, with overnight camping available for the latter.
Jogging, picnicking and fishing are some of the activities to be performed in the Washington Park. Some of the amenities include a Lakehouse Amphitheatre, a playground area, and tennis courts. In here there are over 100 species of trees, and plenty of bird to be spotted.
83% 105 votes
125 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12210 MoreLess Info
Dedicated to the region's history and culture, the Albany Institute of History & Art was founded in 1791, thus being one of the oldest museums in America. Its permanent collection covers areas such as painting, sculpture, antiques, rare books, home furnishing, costumes, and others.
56% 16 votes
30 Aviation Road, Albany, NY 12205 MoreLess Info
Rudy A Ciccotti Family Recreation Center includes a fitness center with 2 gymnasiums, an indoor track and many group exercise classes. Their aquatic center features a splash pool, lazy river, water slides and several other swimming pools.
1036 Madison Avenue, Albany, NY 12208 MoreLess Info
The Madison Theater provides entertainment including movies in their three theaters and live events in a 168-capacity performance venue with a balcony. Their lobby and cafe area features many snacks and drinks.