Support World Awareness Childrens Museum – In Glens Falls NY

THANK YOU for your generous support since 1988!

Our mission statement…To inspire curiosity and foster understanding and appreciation of worldwide cultural diversity.  Your future support is critical to our ongoing success and achieving new goals.

Support for our programming relies on the generous contributions of our members and partners.  If you would like to sponsor an event that benefits the museum we’d love to hear from you. Please email director@worldchildrensmuseum.org with your ideas. The benefits of working with us can include advertising to our museum visitors, promotional materials, social media recognition and the gratitude of hundreds of families and their children!  Currently scheduled fundraising events are listed below–watch the calendar for more updates!

  • Into the Eye of a Kaleidoscope Collector

    • Start Date & Time: Jan. 23rd, 2015 at 6:00 pm
    • End Date & Time: Jan. 23rd, 2015 at 8:00 pm
    • Location:

    Adults, join the fun - before it's too late!IMG951546

    Join us for a memorable evening with Judith Ann Mysliborski. M.D., the collector of over 100 kaleidoscopes on display at the World Awareness Children's Museum's exhibition, Kaleidoscopes: Mirrored Views of the World.  Dr. Mysliborski will share the history of her collection and showcase a few of her favorite kaleidoscopes for ALL to enjoy! This is your LAST CHANCE to see the exhibit before it ends on February 1. Space is limited to the first 35 attendees.  A suggested donation of $25 per person ($10 per person for Museum members) to support the Museum's educational outreach programs.

    Friday, January 23, 2015

    6-8 p.m. (Private exhibition tour begins at 7 p.m.)

    World Awareness Children's Museum

    89 Warren Street, Glens Falls, NY

    Light hor d'oeuvres and refreshments will be served.

    How to RSVP:

    1. Complete the form below, or call (518) 793-2773. 2. Consider making a suggested donation online here, by phone, mail, or in-person at the Museum (please note that your donation is for the Jan. 23 event.)  A $25 suggested donation per person is encouraged to support the Museum's educational outreach programs.  Museum members are encouraged to donate $10 per person. [gravityform id="3" name="RSVP form - Into the Eye of a Kaleidoscope Collector 1/23/15" title="false" description="false"]

  • Faces of Rwanda: Photo exhibition and fundraiser

    • Start Date & Time: Feb. 27th, 2015 at 6:00 pm
    • End Date & Time: Feb. 27th, 2015 at 8:00 pm
    • Location:

    [caption id="attachment_888" align="alignright" width="300"] Photos courtesy of Drilling for Hope[/caption] Friday, February 27, 2015 6-8 p.m. World Awareness Children’s Museum 89 Warren Street, Glens Falls, NY 12801 $30 per person, General public $15 person, WACM members Children under 12 are free Proceeds benefit Drilling for Hope and World Awareness Children's Museum

    Faces of Rwanda

    World Awareness Children's Museum is thrilled to display a collection of photographs by Emma Dodge Hanson as part of its new “Technologies around the World” exhibit (opening February 12, 2015).  These photos document the work of local nonprofit, Drilling for Hope, in its journey to help bring clean, accessible water to villages throughout the world including Central America, Africa and Asia, with a particular focus on Rwanda for this exhibition. Attendees will have the unique opportunity to meet Drilling for Hope's Executive Director, Karen Flewelling, and learn more about the faces and communities behind the photographs, as well as learn more about the World Awareness Children’s Museum and its mission to inspire curiosity and fostering understanding and appreciation of worldwide cultural diversity.  (Learn more about Drilling for Hope below the RSVP form.)

    Space is limited - reserve your spot today!

    How to RSVP:

    1. Complete the form below, or call (518) 793-2773. 2. Make your donation online here, by phone, mail, or in-person at the Museum (please note that your donation is for the Feb. 27 event.)  Cost is $30 per person, $15 per person for Museum members.  Children under 12 will be admitted free, though registration is still required. (Please note, ff more than one person is attending and you are using our online donation form, please use the “set your own amount” section and manually type in the value of your donation. Please call (518) 793-2773 with any questions.) [gravityform id="5" name="RSVP form - Faces of Rwanda: Joint fundraiser with Drilling for Hope" title="false" description="false"]

    Drilling for Hope

    Drilling for Hope is an organization devoted to helping impoverished communities around the globe in a way that will foster sustainability and independence. Drilling for Hope helps communities improve their quality of life by funding wells. These wells in turn enable thousands of families to have clean drinking water, pave the way for children to go to school, and allow families to lead healthier lives.

    Prior to having a well

    Drilling for Hope beforeIn each of these countries, it is the sole responsibility of girls and women to get the water and carry it home. They fill their 10 gallon buckets, lift and place them on their head, and walk the long distances back home. They do not do this just once a day. Some of the young girls have to make the trek three or more times per day. This means most of them do not have time to attend school; their primary responsibility is to haul water for their families.  

    After the well is drilled

    Drilling for Hope afterChildren have to walk shorter distances with the water bucket to their homes. This means they have more time to accomplish other things. The girls now have time to go to school. Education is the key to a better life. With water easily available, these young girls can get their education and change their lives and the lives of those around them.