September 2020 Events At The Museum

The World Awareness Children’s Museum is excited to announce their series of upcoming events for the month of September. From Paint & Sips, to exploring local nature trails, there’s something for everyone to enjoy! You can download the calendar for the month of September here.

Young Conservationist Series

The World Awareness Children’s Museum is proud to announce our new “Young Conservationist Series”, presented in conjunction with Saratoga PLAN!

During our Young Conservationist Series, children and families will explore three (3) different Saratoga PLAN nature preserves, where they will get to learn about nature, enjoy some light snacks, and make a craft! Programs are as follows:

  • Sunday, September 20th: Rowland Hollow Creek Preserve
  • Saturday, September 26th: Orra Phelps Nature Preserve
  • Sunday, September 27th: Galway Nature Preserve

Programs are $15 per child, $5 per adult. All programs are about 90 minutes and begin at 11am.
We ask that all attendees wear masks and perform social distancing in accordance with state and federal laws.

Families interested in signing up can call the Museum at 518.793.2773 or email: director@worldchildrensmuseum.org

Thanks to JUST Water for their generous water bottle donation for the event!

Paint & Sip Series

Our popular and family-friendly “Paint & Sip” series returns to the Museum on Wednesday, September 23rd and Tuesday, September 29th, 1:00pm – 2:30pm each class!
Program is $20 per child/adult duo ($5 for each additional child and $10 for each additional adult). Members get a 50% discount!
Space is limited, so please call us at 518.793.2773 or email director@worldchildrensmuseum.org to sign up today!
**Face coverings are to be warn at all times during the event except while sipping juice**
This workshop is aligned with NYS educational standards and is a perfect resource for homeschooling families.

Our Earth: Keep It Clean Series

In this workshop series, students will visit the museum to explore ways the air, land, and water are polluted. They’ll also find ways that they can help make it cleaner by replanting and recycling. Students will analyze art together and learn about the environment around the world, including what they can do to make our earth a great place to live by conserving our resources. Programs are as follows:
  • Thursday, September 24th (For children in 2nd and 3rd grade)
  • Monday, September 28th (For children Pre-K through 1st grade)
  • Wednesday, September 30th (For children in 4th through 6th grade)
Cost: $15/child, $5/adult. Members get $2 off! All programs run 10:00am – 11:00am.
Please call to reserve your spot: 518-793-2773 ext. 305. Each lesson is limited to 10 children, so sign up quickly!
This program meets the following NYS Education Standards:
ELA: Reading, Standard 7; Speaking and Listening, Standard 1; Language, Standard 1
Arts—Visual Arts: Creating, Standard 1; Responding, Standard 7; Responding, Standard 8
Social Studies: Gathering, interpreting, and using evidence; geographical reasoning
Science: Communicate solutions that will reduce the impact of humans on living organisms and non-living things in the environment; obtain and combine information to describe that energy and fuels are derived from natural resources and their uses affect the environment.

Young Conservationist Series

The World Awareness Children’s Museum is proud to announce our new “Young Conservationist Series”, presented in conjunction with Saratoga PLAN!

During our Young Conservationist Series, children and families will explore three (3) different Saratoga PLAN nature preserves, where they will get to learn about nature, enjoy some light snacks, and make a craft! Programs are as follows:

– Sunday, September 20th: Rowland Hollow Creek Preserve

– Saturday, September 26th: Orra Phelps Nature Preserve

– Sunday, September 27th: Galway Nature Preserve

Programs are $15 per child, $5 per adult. All programs are about 90 minutes and begin at 11am.
We ask that all attendees wear masks and perform social distancing in accordance with state and federal laws.

Families interested in signing up can call the Museum at 518.793.2773 or email: director@worldchildrensmuseum.org

Thanks to JUST Water for their generous water bottle donation for the event!

#AdirondackStrong

We are #AdirondackStrong!

#AdirondackStong is a community-based initiative meant to empower and strengthen the Glens Falls, NY area during these trying times. The pandemic has affected us all, and we here at the World Awareness Children’s Museum wanted to do our part by reaching out to local businesses to help spread a positive message about strength, perseverance, compassion, and love. We encourage any and all businesses and individuals who feel as strong and passionately about our community and its strength to post their own #AdirondackStrong message on social media, with the hashtag #AdirondackStrong and tagging the World Awareness Children’s Museum.

A big “Thank You!” to Advokate, LLCPark Theater, and Doc’s Restaurant for their support and video submissions, and we look forward to seeing all of your videos, because we are #AdirondackStrong!

2020 Community WACM Fundraisers

Looking to get involved with the World Awareness Children’s Museum? Check out these fun, off-site events that are helping the Museum this summer!

10th Annual Rotary 5K Corporate Challenge

Do you enjoy running? Looking to help the museum? Then throw on your running shoes and participate in the Rotary Club Of Glens Falls’ event – the 10th Annual Rotary 5K Corporate Challenge – from July 17th – 26th! Entry is only $20 ($10 for ages 12 and under), and proceeds go to the World Awareness Children’s Museum, Big Brothers and Big Sisters of the Southern Adirondacks and Rotary Club of Glens Falls! The event is going virtual this year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, so runners can choose their own 5k route, which can be timed or untimed!

Interested in participating? Click here!

 

Driving For Charity

Do you have a classic car? Interested in helping out the World Awareness Children’s Museum? Then come participate in the “Driving For Charity” benefit, part of the Rally Across America program, Sunday, August 2nd, at the Saratoga Automobile Museum!

This scenic 75 mile casual drive will begin at 10am outside the Automobile Museum, and any cars are welcome (though classic cars 30+ years or older are preferred). Donations will be $100 per car to participate and all proceeds go to the World Awareness Children’s Museum.

Interested participants can email Rally Ambassador Michael Murray at michael.mick.murray@gmail.com.

 

COVID-19 Update

 

3/13/2020 – COVID-19 Update

The World Awareness Children’s Museum is dedicated to maintaining a safe and healthy environment for all of our visitors. Because of this, we have taken the following steps to keep our hands-on space clean for you and your family:

– We have placed hand sanitizing stations throughout the Museum.
– Our soap dispensers are fully stocked, and we encourage all visitors to wash their hands often.
– Throughout the day, our staff disinfects and sanitizes frequently-touched objects and surfaces.
– We have placed reminders around the Museum modeling the best ways to wash your hands and cover your cough.
– We have removed all dress-up clothes and other soft items from the Museum and will be sanitizing them and storing them in our Collections Room to keep virus transfer to a minimum.

As always, if you or your child are unwell, we ask that you stay home in order to prevent the spread of sickness. For more information on how to protect yourself, please check the CDC’s website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

The situation with COVID-19 is changing by the day, so we will update you as we learn more.

The safety of our staff and visitors is of the utmost importance to us, and we appreciate your continued support as we work toward keeping our Museum a welcoming place for all.

March 2020 Programming

Upcoming March 2020 Events AT WACM

The World Awareness Children’s Museum is excited to announce their upcoming on-site programming for March 2020! Celebrate National Pig Day at the museum on Sunday, Mar. 1st at 2:00pm, as they welcome real-life therapy pigs to the museum to learn about and play with! Program is free with admission, though donations are gladly accepted. On Sunday, Mar. 8th, WACM will host it’s monthly Free Day! Guests can visit the museum for free, 12:00pm – 5:00pm, and enjoy all the museum has to offer, thanks to Stewarts Shops Holiday Match and all those who contributed! Get in the St. Patrick’s Day spirit with an Irish Step Dancing Performance by the Wild Irish Acres Dancers on Sunday, March 15th, at 3:00pm! Program is free with admission, though donations are gladly accepted! And The World Awareness Children’s Museum and Opera Saratoga are proud to present an Opera-To-Go performance of Jack And The Beanstalk at the museum on Saturday, March 28th, at 3:30pm! Enjoy this after hours event that will be fun for the whole family! This program is free to the public thanks to our partnership with Opera Saratoga **Please note that the museum will not be open for play during the performance**

 

Here are some other highlighted events:

  • Friday, Mar. 6th @ 11:30am: Little Ones Yoga!
  • Wednesday, Mar. 11th: Members Only Mornings, 10:00am – 12:00pm
  • Saturday, Mar. 14th @ 1:00pm: Paint & Sip – Rainbow Landscape
  • Sunday, Mar. 15th: Sensory Friendly Morning, 10:00am – 12:00pm
  • Monday, Mar. 16th @ 1:00pm: St. Patrick’s Day Craft
  • Friday, Mar. 20th @ 1:00pm: Storytime Friday!
  • Saturday, Mar. 28th: Holi Celebration, 11:00am – 12:00pm

You can download the calendar of March events here.

“Shine Your Light” Program Series

Celebrate light in the seasonal darkness during our “Shine Your Light” series of programs this November and December! We’ll make candles, create our own luminaries, celebrate international festivals of light, and more!

Here is a full list of upcoming events:

  • Saturday, Nov. 3rd – Diwali Celebration (11am – 12pm)
  • Monday, Nov. 11th – Veteran’s Day Luminary Craft (11am – 12pm)
  • Saturday, Nov. 23rd – Candle Making Workshop (1pm – 2:30pm)
  • Monday, Nov. 25th – Turkey Centerpiece Craft (11am – 12pm)
  • Monday, Dec. 9th – St. Lucia’s Day Celebration (11am – 12pm)
  • Saturday, Dec. 14th – Candle Making Workshop (12:30pm – 2:30pm)
  • Saturday, Dec. 21st – Hanukkah Celebration (1pm – 2pm)
  • Sunday, Dec. 22nd – Paint & Sip: Starlight (2pm – 3:30pm)
  • Monday, Dec. 23rd – Magic Lantern Show (4:30pm – 5pm)
  • Friday, Dec. 27th – Kwanzaa Celebration (1pm – 2pm)
  • Tuesday, Dec. 31st – “Noon” Years Eve at WACM (10am – 2pm)

These programs are made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council Of The Arts with support of Governor Andrew Cuomo, the New York State Legislature, and administered by the Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council (LARAC)!

 

 

Arts Alive! Food, Fun, and Fashion

 

Tickets are now on sale for our “Arts Alive: Food, Fun, And Fashion” event on Sunday, October 27th, 5:00pm – 7:30pm at Surfside On The Lake Hotel And Suites (400 Canada Street) in Lake George, NY!

Arts Alive is an evening of hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, and a fabulous international art and fashion show! An artful raffle will feature works and clothing from local artists as well as opportunities to experience such things as The Art Of Wine, The Art Of Theater, The Art Of Drawing Classes, and more!

And new this year is the International Kid’s Club: A “parents’ night out” party with pizza, games, activities for children 4 – 12 (must be potty trained) in the Champlain Room at the Surfside, hosted by museum staff, and the Glens Falls and Hudson Falls High School International Clubs.

Tickets are $45 for adults, children ages 4 and up are $20 and $15 for each additional child.

You can purchase your tickets here!

 

Raffle!

An artful raffle will feature works and clothing by local artists as well as opportunities to experience such things as The Art of Wine, The Art of Theater, The Art of Drawing Classes, and more.

New this year!

The International Children’s Room will be a separate activity and game room for kids to enjoy while parents attend the event. The Glens Falls and Hudson Falls High School International Clubs and Museum staff will host the fun.

Runway Participants Needed!

Would you, your family and friends like to participate in the fashion show? Help us showcase the Museum’s international clothing on the red carpet. Email director@worldchildrensmuseum.org for more fashion show information.

 

Thanks To Our Sponsors!

 

Haute Couture Sponsorship Level

Couture Sponsorship Level: $2,500

George & Tina Carruthers

Ready to Wear Sponsorship Level: $1,000

Griffin’s

Thomas & Joan Moynihan

Off the Rack Sponsorship Level: $500.00

Cindy Hess

George & Karin Kilgore-Green

Lehigh Cement Company

Ross & Lisa Sheridan

Vintage $250.00

Natalia & Jason Carusone

David and Mary Farr

The [email protected] Lake

Dr. Judy Mysliborski

 

2019-2020 Young Artists Competition!

The World Awareness Children’s Museum is excited to announce the “Young Artists Competition” for the 2019-2020 year, open to ALL New York State residents, Kindergarten – 8th grade! Our theme for the 2019-2020 competition is: “My Family Heritage”!

  • Submissions begin: September 1st, 2019
  • Submission deadline: November 15th, 2019
  • Jury decision: January 10th, 2020
  • Finalists art show: January 24th, 2020

Here are some of the rules and guidelines for the competition:

  • There is a $5 submission fee that must be included with the submitted artwork. Payment by cash or by check (made out to the World Awareness Children’s Museum). Submission limit of 1 piece of art per child.
  • Submission must be two-dimensional artwork and cannot be larger than 16 x 20 inches.
  • The work must not be framed or mounted. Complete, artistic, colorful works are preferred (pencil, crayon, pastel, watercolor, etc.)
  • Entrants must include the bottom portion of their 2019-2020 submission form with their submission which can be found here.
  • A short note about the entrant’s art is a welcome addition. Please include this is possible, and paper-clip it to the submitted piece of art.
  • To be included in the judging process for awards, all artwork must be received by November 15th, 2019!

Submit artwork to:
World Awareness Children’s Museum, 89 Warren Street, Glens Falls, NY, 12801 (or drop off in person at our museum!)

Any artwork and materials, by submission to the Young Artists Competition, become the property of the World Awareness Children’s Museum and may not 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.