Weekly Summer Programs At The Museum!

On Monday mornings running July 16th – August 27th, the museum will be hosting Explore, Create, Investigate! Monday Morning Workshops, which will have guests creating a different craft every week (including drawing, sculpting, mixed media, painting, etc.), centered around the themes of our new exhibit, “Water, Water, Everywhere!”. These workshops will be held at the museum, 10:30 – 11:30am and are free with admission ($5, free for children under 3).

On Tuesdays, the museum hosts Paint And Sip At The Museum, which runs now through August 21st at 1:30pm each week. Guests will paint something new each week with instructions from our terrific teachers! The cost is $20 per child/adult duo, and $5 for each additional child. Those interested are recommended to call the museum at 518.793.2773 to register. Health juice will also be provided!

Join the museum at the Lake George Association Boat Launch, located at Lower Amherst Street in Lake George, NY for Water, Water, In Our Lake, a weekly floating classroom excursion, taking place on Thursdays, July 12th – August 23rd at 10:00am. As part of the Lake George Association science project series, we will have art teachers on hand to make the trip both education and creative! Cost is $5 per person or $15 for 4! Call the museum at 519.793.2773 to register!

The museum will also be hosting Storytime Fridays!, every Friday, July 13th – August 31st at 10:30am! We will have a different story and craft each week with a cultural theme, and is appropriate for ages 3 and up. Storytime Fridays! are free with admission ($5, children under 3 are free!).

We’ll also be hosting Story Theater, July 30th – August 10th, 9:00am – 11:00am. Learn about creating a play based on a folktale or legend. Write the script, design the scenery, choose props and costumes then perform! Special performance the morning of August 10th. For students going into 3rd, 4th or 5th grade in the fall of 2018. $160 for two week program. Discounts for siblings and scholarships available. Members: 10% off. Registration is limited so contact us soon!



The World Awareness Children’s Short Film Festival

The World Awareness Children’s Museum is proud to announce The World Awareness Children’s Short Film Festival, Saturday, September 15th at Saratoga Arts in Saratoga Springs, NY (320 Broadway). This fun and unique event promotes the museums message of educating and promoting new cultures from around the world to children by showcasing family friendly short films from film makers all around the globe! The program will have two showcases, which will have the following timeframes:

Showcase A: 12pm, 4pm / Showcase B: 2pm, 6pm.

Each showcase is 75 minutes long and tickets are $10 general admission, or $8 for museum members for each showtime. The festival is open to receiving submissions from local film makers until August 30th. Any submissions, and all media inquiries including interviews, can be directed to the museum’s marketing specialist (and festival organizer) Shane Frasier at – marketing@worldchildrensmuseum.org. Tickets for this event can be purchased here.


ArteX30: International Youth Art Exchange


ArtEx30, Celebrating 30 Years of Art, an historic Art Exhibit and Art Sale will be held from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm on Sunday, October 14, 2018, at the Queensbury Hotel, 88 Ridge Street in downtown Glens Falls, NY.

Enjoy an exhibition of select Youth Art collected over three decades along with cocktails, appetizers, music by Heard, and a silent auction featuring original works of art created by local artists and art educators.


You can learn more about this event by checking out our event/sponsor web page here.

Upcoming Events At The Museum! (3/10/18)

The World Awareness Children’s Museum is proud to announce these upcoming events for the month of March:

Sunday, March 11th: Free Day At WACM – Come visit the World Awareness Children’s Museum for our monthly Free Day! Come explore our exhibits and see all that we have to offer. Museum will be open 12PM to 5PM.

Saturday, March 17th: St. Patrick’s Day At WACM – Come visit the World Awareness Children’s Museum to help celebrate St. Patricks Day! We will be hosting a number of holiday themed crafts that will be fun for the whole family, as well as Irish Step Dancers! Event begins at 10AM.

Saturday, March 24th: Springtime Workshop At WACM – Visit the World Awareness Children’s Museum as we celebrate the first days of Spring with a spring themed workshop! We’ll be doing a number of crafts and events, so stay tuned to this page as we update it! Crafts will begin at 11AM and museum is open 10AM to 3 PM.

New Director At The World Awareness Children’s Museum! (2/27/18)

The Board of Directors of the World Awareness Children’s Museum is pleased to announce the arrival of the new director, June Waters.  Formerly the Curator of Education at The Hyde Collection, June has also held the position of Coordinator of Arts in Education at WSWHE BOCES and was the director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Southern Adirondacks in Glens Falls.

June Waters.

A native of Hudson Falls, June returned to the area from California in January to begin her work with WACM. She hopes to raise awareness of the exhibitions and hands on fun for children in the museum while expanding the museum’s impact into the community with fun and educational programming that will focus on elements of the museum’s unique and vast collection of children’s artwork from around the world.

We wish her the best of luck here at the World Awareness Children’s Museum!

Join us for February school break workshops! (2/8/18)

The World Awareness Children’s Museum is excited to announce its continued partnership with Hudson Headwaters Health Network, to provide craft workshops free of charge to children during the February 2018 school break week.

Workshops will run February 19th through the 23rd and will begin at 11 am.

The weekday workshop schedule is as follows:

Monday, February 19th: Chinese Lion Dance Celebration – The Chinese Lion Dance has been a Chinese New Year tradition for hundreds of years. We will be celebrating this iconic spectacle with dance, folktales and more!

Tuesday, February 20th: Mardi Gras Mask Workshop – Bring your festive imagination as we celebrate Mardi Gras by making our own Mardi Gras Masks! Colorful and bold, or sequenced and shiny, there are a variety of ways to make your own mask!

Wednesday, February 21st: Chinese New Year Puppet Workshop – We will continue our Chinese New Year celebration by making our own Dragon and Dog rod puppets, two of the more iconic symbols of the Chinese New Year!

Thursday, February 22nd: Olympic Flag Workshop – In recognition of the Olympics, we will be celebrating by making our own Olympic Flags! You can re-create a Olympic country’s flag or create your own, it’s up to you!

Friday, February 23rd: Recycled Bottle Cap Workshop – Together we will create a colorful mural of recycled ‘trash’, that promoted creativity as much as it does recycling! An assorted but limited supply of bottle caps will be available but please bring as many bottle caps as you can to recycle and create!


All workshops are free with the cost of admission ($5 per person, children under 3 enter free).

Help us reach New Destinations in 2018!

The World Awareness Children’s Museum is excited to announce the launch of their Annual Campaign for 2017. Through engaging, interactive activities and educational programming, WACM imparts the values of inclusion, acceptance and understanding. The Museum provides opportunities for children and their families to connect with their world neighbors through the following:

  • Onsite and offsite educational programming in accordance with NYS curriculum standards.
  • Extensive art collection containing over 10,000 pieces of children’s art and objects from around the world.
  • Facilitates and manages an international youth art exchange program wth artwork from 83 countries.

More than 100,000 children have taken part in educational outreach programs or visits to the Museum since its inception.

The mission of the Museum is more important now than ever before.  Our goal is to reach more children, families and community members with our vital message.  The Museum is looking forward to a planned expansion of partnerships and programs for all ages in 2018.

This giving season, please consider a donation to the World Awareness Children’s Museum. Thank you in advance for your support!

Join us for Dia de Los Muertos Sunday!

Join us for our Dia de Los Muertos Sunday!


Come and celebrate family – past, present and future, as we observe the Mexican holiday Dia de Los Muertos!

You will have lots of different activities to choose from to celebrate! Make your own Mexican themed crafts, or enjoy a story about Mexico during Storytime, have some food from the O’Pablo’s Food Truck, and farm and prepare your own pretend meal in our Hola Mexico! exhibit!

Admission is $5. Children under 3 years old are free!

Each craft is $1 but Passport Holders craft for Free!

Call (518) 793-2773 or visit www.worldchildrensmuseum.org for more information!

Glens Falls & Mexico with Maury Thompson



A Lecture with Maury Thompson


Wine • Refreshments by Samantha’s Café • Art Reception • Live Music • Historical Talk

Friday, November 3

5-7 p.m.

World Awareness Children’s Museum, 89 Warren Street, Glens Falls, NY 12801

$25 per person

An event for adults. Seating is limited.

RSVP: 793-2773 x305 or director@worldchildrensmuseum.org



Join us as we observe Dia de los Muertos with an evening of wine, music, and a pop-up display of Mexican art and artifacts from our collection!

The main feature event of this evening is a talk by celebrated local writer and historian Maury Thompson on the historical connections between Warren County and Mexico.


The talk will include information about local artist Wilhelmina Weber Furlong, who lived seven years in Mexico in the early 1900s and worked as a translator for the Mexican president; local construction contractor Joseph “J”J” Fredella, who came to the aid of 22 Mexican laborers stranded in the Adirondacks in 1923; local National Guardsmen deployed to the Mexican border in 1916; and diplomatic and humanitarian actions of Glens Falls native Charles Evans Hughes, among other historical anecdotes.

Also, be sure to see our Dia de los Muertos cemetery and ofrenda installation, in place just for this weekend!


About Maury: 

Local writer and historian Maury Thompson has been quoted in The New York Times as an expert on the Glens Falls economy, in ELLE magazine as an expert on regional politics, and on the British sweater fashion blog Celtic-sheepskin as an expert on the luxurious feel of cashmere.

But he is best known around Glens Falls as The Post-Star reporter who walked his beat for 21 years.

He retired from The Post-Star in September to pursue an “encore career“ as a historian of politics, labor organizing and media in New York‘s North Country.

His new book “’The Animated Feather Duster’ (And Other Slow Newsday Tales of the Legendary Facial Hair of Charles Evans Hughes)” is expected to be released in Spring 2018.

Portions of tonight’s talk will be included in another upcoming book, “History in The Hyde Neighborhood: The Storyteller’s Guide to Warren and Center Streets, expected to be released in spring 2019.

Thompson’s first book, “The Biggest Kid at the Balloon Festival: The Walter Grishkot Story,” was released in September 2011.

He has donated a dozen copies of the book to World Awareness Children’s Museum to distribute this evening, on a first-come, first-served basis, for a donation of any amount to the museum.

Thompson writes “Warren County Watch,” a column about economic development, business and quality of life in Warren County, published twice a month on the EDC Warren County web site.

Thompson graduated in 1992 from Middlebury College with a bachelor’s degree in English.