Events At The Museum: Jan. 12th – 19th

 

The World Awareness Children’s Museum is excited to announce our continuing series of seasonally themed events at the museum for January 12th – 19th, including our“Artists Adventures” series, which is a 6 week course that teaches children about the countries represented in our exhibits at the museum while also giving them a chance to showcase their artistic talents (which also learning some new techniques as well! Our upcoming events are as follows:

. 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!

. Fridays, January 18th – February 22nd – Artist Adventures (3:30pm – 4:30pm): Learn about our diverse world through art by creating your own miniature masterpieces at our “Artist Adventures” series, Fridays, Jan. 18th – Feb. 22nd. This 6 week art class series will teach children about the countries represented in our museum, while learning basic drawing and painting techniques. Children will get to take home one finished piece of art after each class, for a total of 6 pieces at the end of the 6 week period. Appropriate for children ages 8 – 12.

Cost: Members – $8 per session/ $44 for 6 weeks. Non-Members – $12 per session / $68 for 6 weeks. (Session cost does not include admission to the museum). Space is limited, so call us to reserve a spot today at 518.793.2773. Program runs 3:30pm – 4:40pm every week.

. Saturday, January 19th – Winter Paint & Sip (1:00pm – 2:30pm): Our popular and family friendly Paint & Sip series returns with guest instructor Patrice Jarvis-Webber guiding us on a winter themed art class! Event is $20 per parents/child duo ($5 for each additional child, $10 for each additional adult). Members receive a 50% discount. Please call the museum today to reserve your spot: 518.793.2773.

**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.*

Interested in becoming a member? Check out our website here.

Want to make a donation? Visit our page here.

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.**

Events At The Museum: Dec. 21st – 28th

Upcoming Events At The Museum: Dec. 21st – 28th

The World Awareness Children’s Museum is excited to announce our continuing series of seasonally themed events at the museum, including “Parents’ Night Out”, the perfect way to get caught up on all of your holiday shopping! We have some truly fun and unique programs coming up (with a little something for everyone) we know you’ll just love, including:

. Friday, Dec. 21st – Christmas Puppets Workshop (10:30am – 11:00am): Let your children’s festive creativity shine as we make our own Christmas Puppets, Friday, December 21st! Event is free with general admission ($5, children under 3 are free).

. Friday, Dec. 21st – Parents’ Night Out (5:30pm – 8:30pm): Enjoy a night out on the town, or get some last minute shopping done as we host “Parents’ Night Out” at the museum, Friday, December 21st! Children will get 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). You can download the Parental Registration Form here.

**Children must be potty trained in order to attend**

. Wednesday, Dec. 26th – Kwanzaa Craft Workshop (11:00am – 12:00pm): Visit the museum on Wendesday, Dec. 26, to celebrate Kwanzaa! Children will make a traditional Mkeka mat, Kinara candle holder, and Mishumaa Saba candles. We’ll also learn about the seven principals for the seven days of Kwanzaa: Umoja, Kujichagulia, Ujima, Ujamaa, Nia, Kuumba, and Imani. Event runs 11:00am – 12:00pm and is free with general admission ($5, children under 3 are free).

. Thursday, Dec. 27th – New Year’s Fireworks Craft Workshop (11:00am – 12:00pm): Celebrate the New Year early with our fun and festive ‘New Year’s Fireworks Craft Workshop’, Friday Dec. 27th from 11:00am – 12:00pm! Event is free with general admission ($5, children under 3 are free).

. Friday, Dec. 28th – Storytime Friday (10:30am – 11:30am): Join us as we read Shanté Keys and the New Year’s Peas by Gail Piernas-Davenport and make a black eyed peas craft to symbolize peace and good luck for the new year! Event is free with general admission ($5, children under 3 are free).

A Year In Review!

2018 was full of amazing milestones at the museum; from our new “Water, Water, Everywhere” summer programming and exhibit, to fun events such as Children’s Oktoberfest and our popular Paint And Sip Series. Our staff and board have been wonderful, and it’s their passionate dedication to our goal that helps us thrive and create exciting new events for you and your children!

We hope all of you have a wonderful holiday and New Years, and thank you so much for supporting the museum! We look forward to bringing you new and exciting events in 2019!

– The World Awareness Children’s Museum

 

 

 

 

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).

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!