Contact Info:
The Children's Museum
311 Main Street, Utica, NY 13501
Tel: 315-724-6129 * Email

Children's Museum open Monday's, Thursday's, Saturdays 9:15a-12:30p. Check online calendar for renovation days closed or any extra days we may be open. NOTE: To ensure enough time to enjoy your visit, no admissions allowed one hour before closing. We reserve the right to close early on any given day which has no visitors in.

Directions & Maps:


NYS Thruway View

City of Utica View

Closeup Street View


Corner of Broad & Railroad Streets, you can see our building on Main St. as you turn
View directions below * Download directions here

From Syracuse, NY:

Just a couple of turns and about 1 mile from Exit 31

Merge onto I-90 E (Thruway Portions toll) 43.5 miles (70.1 km)

Take Exit number 31 towards RT-8 / RT-12 / Utica.

When you exit the thruway follow the ramp on the left, toward Genesee Street South - downtown Utica.

At the stop sign make a right turn onto Genesee Street. You will continue southbound on Genesee Street, driving over the Barge Canal and Mohawk River Bridges.

Just before the railroad bridge, you will see a Y up ahead. Make sure to bear right, following the sign to Broad Street / Route 5S. At the stop light, turn Left onto Broad Street.

Shortly after the next stop light on Broad Street, turn Left onto Railroad Street.

Take your first Left onto Main Street (Museum is on the corner, right next to the train station)

Total Estimated Time & Distance: 1 hour, 2 minutes 54.3 miles (
87.3km)

From Albany, NY:

Just a couple of turns and about 1 mile from Exit 31

Take I-90 W (Thruway Portions toll). 87.9 miles ( 141.4 km)

Take Exit number 31 towards RT-8 / RT-12 / Utica.

When you exit the thruway follow the ramp on the left, toward Genesee Street South - downtown Utica.

At the stop sign make a right turn onto Genesee Street. You will continue southbound on Genesee Street, driving over the Barge Canal and Mohawk River Bridges.

Just before the railroad bridge, you will see a Y up ahead. Make sure to bear right, following the sign to Broad Street / Route 5S. At the stop light, turn Left onto Broad Street.

Shortly after the next stop light on Broad Street, turn Left onto Railroad Street.

Take your first Left onto Main Street (Museum is on the corner, right next to the train station)

Total Estimated Time & Distance from Albany: 1 hour, 40 minutes 92.6 miles ( 149.1km)

From NYC, NY:

Just a couple of turns and about 1 mile from Exit 31

Take the I-87/I-287 W exit, exit number 9W, towards Albany. 0.3 miles ( 0.5 km)

Merge onto New York State TRWY (Portions toll). 23.9 miles ( 38.4 km)

New York State TRWY becomes I-87 N (Portions toll). 103.3 miles ( 166.2 km)

Take I-90 West Ramp towards Buffalo. 0.4 miles ( 0.7 km)

Take the exit. 0.3 miles ( 0.5 km)

Merge onto New York State TRWY (Portions toll). 83.9 miles ( 135.0 km)

Take Exit number 31 towards RT-8 / RT-12 / Utica.

When you exit the thruway follow the ramp on the left, toward Genesee Street South - downtown Utica.

At the stop sign make a right turn onto Genesee Street. You will continue southbound on Genesee Street, driving over the Barge Canal and Mohawk River Bridges.

Just before the railroad bridge, you will see a Y up ahead. Make sure to bear right, following the sign to Broad Street / Route 5S. At the stop light, turn Left onto Broad Street.

Shortly after the next stop light on Broad Street, turn Left onto Railroad Street.

Take your first Left onto Main Street (Museum is on the corner, right next to the train station)

Total Estimated Time & Distance from NYC: 4 hours, 27 minutes 245.2 miles (394.6km)

From Buffalo, NY:

Just a couple of turns and about 1 mile from Exit 31

Merge onto I-90 E / NEW YORK STATE THRUWAY E toward I-290 / ALBANY (Portions toll). 188.6 miles

Take Exit number 31 towards RT-8 / RT-12 / Utica.

When you exit the thruway follow the ramp on the left, toward Genesee Street South - downtown Utica.

At the stop sign make a right turn onto Genesee Street. You will continue southbound on Genesee Street, driving over the Barge Canal and Mohawk River Bridges.

Just before the railroad bridge, you will see a Y up ahead. Make sure to bear right, following the sign to Broad Street / Route 5S. At the stop light, turn Left onto Broad Street.

Shortly after the next stop light on Broad Street, turn Left onto Railroad Street.

Take your first Left onto Main Street (Museum is on the corner, right next to the train station)

Total Estimated Time & Distance from Buffalo: 3 hours, 12 minutes 198.91 miles

From the South:

Take Rt. 12 Northbound into Utica onto the Downtown Utica/Rt. 5S/5A exit - stay to the left on the ramp - follow signs for downtown Utica. Follow the signs to Children's Museum (or signs to Union Station, as we're right next door to them). Turn onto Broad St., Turn Left onto Railroad Street, Turn Left onto Main St. (Museum is on the corner)

From the North:

Take Route 12 South to Utica. Exit at Rt. 5S East/ Downtown Utica exit staying in left lane. Follow the signs to Children's Museum (or the signs to Union Station, as we're right next door to them). Turn onto Broad St., Turn Left onto Railroad Street, Turn Left onto Main Street. (Museum is on the corner)

From Oneida County Airport

Go straight on Airport Road approximately 2 miles. Make a right turn onto Route 69. Pass through Oriskany, Whitesboro, and Yorkville. Continue into Utica. Rt. 69 becomes Oriskany Blvd and Oriskany Street. Follow the signs to Children's Museum (or the signs to Union Station, as we're right next door to them), Turn onto Broad St., Turn Left onto Railroad Street, Turn Left onto Main St. (Museum is on the corner)

The Children's Museum of History, Living History, Science & Technology
311 Main Street, Utica, NY 13501 * Tel: 315-724-6129 *
Email

Google Map with directions to The Children's Museum of History, Natural History, Science & Technology at 311 Main Street in Utica NY ~ Yahoo Map with directions to The Children's Museum of History, Natural History, Science & Technology at 311 Main Street in Utica NY