Named “2017 Best Museum” by Hudson Valley Magazine, recipient of the 2015 Dutchess Tourism Family Entertainment Award of Distinction and the 2015 United Way Non-Profit Spotlight Award, the Mid-Hudson Children's Museum is the ideal destination for families with young children
Sciencenter is a hands-on science museum in Ithaca, New York. It was founded on February 28, 1983 as a 501 not-for-profit educational organization. The Sciencenter grew out of the volunteer-run hands-on science program run for 15 years at several elementary schools in the Ithaca City School District.
The World Awareness Children’s Museum has been a NYS Designated Charter Museum since 1995 with a mission to inspire curiosity and foster understanding and appreciation of worldwide cultural diversity. Its collection is comprised of pieces from 140 countries including 8,000+ artifacts (fashion, musical instruments, dolls, toys, and other objects) as well as 7,000+ pieces of international children’s art. Art and artifacts are featured in the Museum’s hands-on learning space go! where children discover the world. These items are also used in educational programs and loaned to other Museums, businesses, and institutions for display.
From children looking for an adventure to artists in search of inspiration, there is something for everyone at The Corning Museum of Glass, located in Finger Lakes Wine Country of Upstate NY. The world’s largest glass museum offers the opportunity to browse 3500 years of glassmaking history in the collection galleries. See the new daylit Contemporary Art + Design Wing which houses the best of the last 25 years in glass, and a 500-seat Amphitheater Hot Shop, a space dedicated to live glass demos and design sessions. See glass come to life during a Hot Glass Demo, and be inspired to experience the wonder of glassmaking for yourself during a Make Your Own Glass workshop.
8. Sugar Hill Children's Museum of Art & Storytelling
898 St Nicholas Ave #8c, New York, NY 10032, USA
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At the Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling (SHCMAS), children and families grow and learn about the rich cultural history of Sugar Hill, and the world at large, through intergenerational dialogue with artists, art and storytelling. Within our gallery, workshop and gathering spaces, SHCMAS offers direct engagement with accomplished artists and storytellers, well-equipped art-making facilities, and firsthand experiences with historically significant and important contemporary art. Programs are particularly designed to nurture the curiosity, creative spirit and cognitive development of three- to eight-year-old children; positively impacting the outlook for their future, and the future of their community.
The Bronx Museum of the Arts is an internationally recognized cultural destination that presents innovative contemporary art exhibitions and education programs and is committed to promoting cross-cultural dialogues for diverse audiences. Since its founding in 1971, the Museum has played a vital role in the Bronx by helping to make art accessible to the entire community and connecting with local schools, artists, teens, and families through its robust education initiatives and public programs. In celebration of its 40th anniversary, the Museum implemented a universal free admission policy, supporting its mission to make arts experiences available to all audiences.
The Long Island Museum is dedicated to inspiring people of all ages with an understanding and enjoyment of American art, history and carriages as expressed through the heritage of Long Island and its diverse communities. The LIM houses collections that reflect the art, history and culture of 19th and 20th century America including the largest collection of horse drawn vehicles in the nation. The LIM features year-round changing exhibitions in it’s History Museum and Art Museum. Visit longislandmuseum.org to view current and upcoming exhibitions and programs!
As the first museum created expressly for children when it was founded in 1899, the award-winning Brooklyn Children’s Museum offers plenty of hands-on fun for toddlers to middle schoolers. Check out World Brooklyn, where pint-sized shops let kids take on the roles of shopkeepers and builders, or head to the Neighborhood Nature exhibit to examine diorama habitats and a greenhouse. . https://ny.curbed.com/maps/things-to-do-new-york-city-kids
The world is full of stunning art museums, but most aren’t designed for little ones. Check out the 10,000-square-foot Children’s Museum of the Arts for kid-centered activities, plenty of hands-on art workshops, and 2,000 brightly colored paintings and drawings, most of them created by kids. . https://ny.curbed.com/maps/things-to-do-new-york-city-kids
There’s lots to do at this children’s museum located near Central Park, so it’s a good bet if you need an indoor activity. Interactive exhibits like “Let’s Dance!” get kids moving and performing, and there’s also story time and more low-key options for the toddler crowd. . https://ny.curbed.com/maps/things-to-do-new-york-city-kids
Explore & More - The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children's Museum is a museum in Buffalo, New York. The museum is for and about Buffalo - with seven play zones and three educational studios that are used to tell the unique story of Western New York.
The Jewish Children's Museum is the largest Jewish-themed children's museum in the United States. It aims for children of all faiths and backgrounds to gain a positive perspective and awareness of the Jewish heritage, fostering tolerance and understanding.
The Children's Museum of History, Natural History & Science, better known as the Utica Children's Museum was founded on August 1, 1963 and is housed in a historic building located in the heart of Utica's downtown Bagg's Square district