Directions & Parking

Directions

From Points 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 with signage on the building).

From Points 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 with signage).

From Points East:
From New York City, take the I-87/I-287 W exit, exit #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, with signage on the building). Total Estimated Time & Distance from NYC: 4 hours, 27 minutes 245.2 miles (394.6km) Total Estimated Time & Distance from Albany: 1 hour, 40 minutes 92.6 miles ( 149.1km).

From Points West:
From Buffalo, 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, with signage on the building) Total Estimated Time & Distance from Buffalo: 3 hours, 12 minutes 198.91 miles.