A good family gift -- not just for kids?

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One suggestion: MASS MoCA. Big indoor spaces. Art that kids might groove on (Sol LeWitt made instructions for people to draw on the walls!). And, of course, something to keep the adults interested.

Abby emails from afar:

For Christmas I wanted to give [my sister, who lives in the Albany area] a family pass to somewhere cool in your area. I was thinking something the whole family would enjoy, not just an indoor playroom. Could you make New York suggestions?
Anything from Six Flags type stuff, museums that are kid friendly (but not necessarily just for kids), science museums, or anything else that's fun to do.

So, Abby's getting an early start on the season. But she's working from out of town, so give her credit for getting a jump on it.

It sounds like she's open to a lot of ideas -- not just "family" stuff (sometimes it seems like the "family" label is license to be completely boring for adults). Got a suggestion? Please share!


Great Escape Water Lodge. I took my nieces last year for x-mas. Perfect escape from the winter.

What about the Albany Art Room? I've never been and I believe they're in the process of relocating, but I imagine they have activities for both kids and adults.

Roller derby matches are fun for the entire family as is the Aqua Ducks duck boat. The Albany Institute of Art and History has an upcoming exhibit History of Toys that might be fun for both parents and kids.

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