Special 2019 Summer Programs

The World Awareness Children’s Museum will be hosting two special weekly Summer programs in July – “Unicorns, Dragons, And Other Fantastic Creatures” (Monday, July 8th – Friday, July 12th) and “Mission: Earth” (Monday, July 22nd – Friday, July 26th!) Details are as follows:

Unicorns, Dragons, And Other Fantastic Creatures – Monday, July 8th to Friday, July 12th (1:00pm – 3:00pm daily)

Our popular “Unicorns, Dragons, And Other Fantastic Creatures” week-long program returns this summer, Monday, July 8th – Friday, July 12th, 1:00pm – 3:00pm daily! Join us on an imagination adventure as we fly with dragons, travel with Unicorns, and learn about other mystical creatures from around the world!

Register by July 1st: $10/day or $40/week for Members, $15/day or $68/week for not-yet-members.
Register after July 1st: $15/day or $60/week for Members, $22/day or $99/week for not-yet-members.

Please call us at 518.793.2773 or email education@worldchildrensmuseum.org to sign your child up today!

Mission: Earth Summer Program – Monday, July 22nd to Friday, July 26th (1:00pm – 3:00pm daily)

Join the World Awareness Children’s Museum in a quest to save the Earth this summer when we host our “Mission: Earth” summer program, Monday, July 22nd – Friday, July 26th, 1:00pm – 3:00pm daily. We will work with our outer space friends to make the Earth a better place to live with daily workshops intended to educate and entertain!

Register by July 15th: $10/day or $40/week for Members, $15/day or $68/week for not-yet-members.
Register after July 15th: $15/day or $60/week for Members, $22/day or $99/week for not-yet-members.

Please call us at 518.793.2773 or email education@worldchildrensmuseum.org to sign your child up today!

 

International Cuisine 2019!

Our 29th Annual International Cuisine Dinner And Auction was a tremendous success! Our sold out event brought together the regions finest restaurants and businesses to help us bring the community more family friendly programming! Our volunteers and staff were amazing, and we can’t thank them enough for all their hard work in helping make our event what it was!

Thanks to all of our participating restaurants: Andrea Maranville: Sweet Life of A Baker, Bean’s Country Store, Ben & Jerry’s, Birch Bark Eatery, Chez Pierre Restaurant, Cooper’s Cave Ale Company, Darling Donuts, Deliciously Different Specialty Items, Dickinson’s Delights, The Grateful Den, Jack’s American Bistro, Johnny Rockets Six Flags Great Escape, La Cosina Mexicana, Lake George Baking Company, Mario’s Restaurant and Pizzeria, Monahan Chase Caterers, Mikado, Morgan & Co Restaurant, Ocho Cinco Cantina, Rachel’s Cafe & Spice Company, Raul’s Mexican Grill, Rock Hill Bakehouse & Cafe, Tandoori Grill, Thai Sushi Aroy Dee Restaurant, The Anvil Restaurant, Docksider Restaurant, The Grist Mill, The Queensbury Hotel, Willows Bistro, and more

Thank you to our sponsors:

Iron Chef Sponsors:

Borgos Marketing & Events

Glens Falls National Bank and Trust Company

Plant Doctor

Surfside On The Lake Hotel & Suites

 

Master Chef Sponsors:

Marvin and Company, P.C

New Country Lexus of Latham

New Country Porsche of Clifton Park

Rotary Club of Glens Falls

Great Escape Lodge & Water Park

The Hub

 

Sous Chef Sponsors : 

Adirondack Pediatrics

Braymer Law, PLLC

CHANGE

Laura J Cloke DDS PC and Stuart H Wieder DDS

Dentist On The Park

Davies-Davies & Associates Real Estate, LLC

Edward Jones Office of Steve Babson

Fish at 30 Lake

High Peaks PT

Hot Yoga Queensbury

JMZ Architects and Planners PC

Little, O’Connor & Borie, P.C.

McPhillips, Fitzgerald & Cullum LLP

Takundewide Cottages on Lake George

True North

Our next cuisine in 2020 will be our 30th anniversary of the event (as well as the 25th anniversary of the museum itself), so please keep your eyes on our website and social media for all upcoming updates!

Are you a business interested in sponsoring our 30th International Cuisine Dinner And Auction in 2020? Please call us at 518.793.2773 today!


Enjoy some photos from this years event:

News At The Museum: May 10th – 17th

Happy Mother’s Day from the World Awareness Children’s Museum! We’re excited to announce our series of upcoming events at the museum for the week of May 10th – 17th, including our holiday themed “Mother’s Day Paint And Sip” on Saturday, May 11th, a “Mother’s Day Craft Workshop” on the Friday the 10th, and more! Our upcoming events are as follows:

  • Mother’s Day Craft (Friday, May 10th): Enjoy Mother’s Day as we host a fun flower painting workshop in honor of this wonderful holiday! There will be workshops at 11:00am AND 3:30pm and both are free with admission, though donations are gladly accepted.

 

  • Saturday, May 11th (1:00pm – 2:30pm): Mother’s Day Paint And Sip: The word Mandala means “circle” and Mandalas represent the universe. This art form has been done by many cultures around the world to honor all forms of life. A couple meanings for a flower mandala is love and empathy, so we’ll be painting them to honor all mothers this Mother’s Day on Saturday, May 11th, 1:00pm – 2:30pm! Workshop is $20 per parent/child duo ($5 for each additional child, $10 for each additional adult). Members get a 50% discount. Please call to reserve your spot (space is limited): 518-793-2773.

  • Monday, May 13th (workshops at 11:00am AND 3:30pm): Springtime Slime Making Workshop:  Get creative and silly with this seasonally themed “Springtime Slime Making Workshop” on Monday, May 13th, with workshops at 11:00am AND 3:30pm! Workshops are free with admission but donations are gladly accepted.

  • Friday, May 17th (11:00am – 11:30am): Little Ones Yoga!: Join us on Friday, May 17th at 11:00am for Little Ones Yoga! Led by guest teacher Neha Golwala, little ones will develop proper posture, better balance, and self-awareness in this fun, child-friendly practice. This yoga workshop is best suited for children 5 years old and younger, but all ages are welcome to attend! This program is free with admission, though donations are gladly accepted.

Events At The Museum: Jan. 1st -12th

The World Awareness Children’s Museum is excited to announce our continuing series of seasonally themed events at the museum for January 1st – 12th, including a “Russian Christmas Celebration”! Our upcoming events are as follows:

. Saturday, January 5th – Russian Christmas Celebration (11:00am – 12:00pm): Learn about Russian Christmas traditions at our museum Saturday, January 5th, from 11:00am – 12:00pm with special program instructor Natalia Carusone! We will do a Russian nesting doll craft, eat traditional Russian sweets, and hear a Russian holiday story! Event is free with general admission ($5, children under 3 are free).

. Wednesday, January 9th – Members Only Mornings (10:00am – 12:00pm): The museum will be hosting “Members Only Mornings” the second Wednesday of each month, 10:00am – 12:00pm, where members get exclusive time to visit and explore the museum. Interested in becoming a member? You can check out the Membership page on our website here.

. Saturday, January 12th – Uttarayan Indian Kite Festival (11:00am – 12:00pm): Visit the museum on Saturday, January 12th for a truly spectacular event! Special guest instructor Neha Golwala will teach us about Uttarayan, the Indian Kite Festival! Children will hear a story about the festival, make their own kites, and eat some traditional Indian treats! Event is free with admission and runs 11:00am – 12:00pm!

**And don’t forget about “Early Explorers Play Group”, every Thursday from 10:30am – 12:30pm, which is time for caregivers and their children to visit the museum, enjoy some light snacks, and form a community of encouragement and acceptance. Cost: $2 per family.**

Parents’ Night Out At The Museum! – 12/21

 

The World Awareness Children’s Museum is proud to announce “Parents’ Night Out”, a time where parents can enjoy a night out on the town, or get some last minute shopping done as their children get set to enjoy time playing in the museum, watching a winter-themed movie, and enjoy some light snacks. Cost: Non-members – $20 per child / Members – $15 per child. Space is limited, so please call us at 518.793.2773 today to register (no children will be admitted without pre-registration). **Children must be potty trained in order to attend**.

 

 

Young Artists Competition!

The World Awareness Children’s Museum is proud to announce our Young Artists Competition, with submissions being accepted October 1st through November 16th! The guidelines will be as follows:

Submissions begin: October 1st, 2018.
Submission deadline: November 16th, 2018.
Jury decision: January 11th, 2019.
Finalists art show: January 18th, 2019.

– Entrants must be a resident of Glens Falls, NY and in Kindergarten through 8th grade to be eligible.
– Our theme for the year is “Water, Water Everywhere”. Limit of one piece per entrant.
– There is a $5 submission fee that must be included with the submitted artwork. Payment by cash only, please.
– Submissions must be two dimensional artwork and cannot be larger than 16 x 20 inches.
– The work must be framed or mounted. Complete, artistic, colorful works are prefered (pencil, crayon, pastel, watercolor, etc.)
– A short note about the entrants art is a welcome addition. Please include if available. It should be paper clipped to the corresponding artwork.
– To be included in the judging process for awards, all artwork must be received by November 16th. Please submit art to: World Awareness Children’s Museum, 89 Warren Street, Glens Falls, NY, 12801 or education@worldchildrensmuseum.org.

We will require filling out our Young Artists Competition form, which you can find/download here.

Winners will have their art reproduced on mugs, postcards, magnets, and more!

Any artwork and materials, by submission to the Young Artists Competition become property of the World Awareness Children’s Museum and cannot be returned. All rights are assigned to the World Awareness Children’s Museum for use, distribution or reproduction in the best interest of the museum.

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).