Outreach

Can’t make it to the museum? No worries, we can come to you with our exciting educational hands-on learning experiences.

Schedule one of our 10 fun and educational outreach programs that are designed to travel to you!

Each and everyone of our outreach programs:

City by Design with Charlton Heights Elementary School 2nd Grade, Ballston Lake, NY

City by Design with Charlton Heights
Elementary School 2nd Grade, Ballston Lake, NY

  • Correlate to common core learning domains.
  • Are multi-grade level appropriate.
  • Have adaptable time blocks for busy schedules.
  • Can be offered as a Family Fun Night to accommodate large groups.
  • Are a wonderful addition as either an introduction to a unit or to complement or enhance any curriculum/content area.

 

What’s Inside you with Stuffee

Learn about health, nutrition, and the human body with our friend, Stuffee, a 7 foot doll created by The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh! The zipper on his belly allows us to show kids what they look like in the inside by revealing soft sculpture organs that belong to the digestive, respiratory, and circulatory systems.

Program Length: 1 hour

Appropriate Age Range: 4 and up

Cost per Program: $120 + travel cost

 

City by Design

During this popular program, participants individually design and create a building using recyclables and then come together to make a city! Using our large floor map participants become city planners, as they place their buildings with thought and learn about the 4 main building zones: residential, commercial, institutional, and industrial.

Program Length: 2 hours

Appropriate Age Range: 6 and up

Cost per Program: $140 + travel cost

 

Motion Madness

Teaches students about motion through a series of hands-on experiments that test speed, friction, and other forces. After conducting the experiments, students are challenged to make a roller coaster using pipe insulation, tape, and their knowledge from the experiments.

Program Length: 1.5 hours

Appropriate Age Range: 7 and up

Cost per program: $140 + travel cost

 

Our Wonderful World

Travel around the world with us, as we learn about different cultures around the globe. Make clay pinch pots from Africa, try out chop-sticks in Japan, and more! With our collection of traditional clothing, instruments, and play-food from around the world you’re bound to have a fun time and learn something new!

Program Length: 1 hour to 1.5 hours

Appropriate Age Range: 4 and up

Cost per Program: $150 + travel cost

 

Lasting Impressions

Did you know New York State was once covered by water? It’s true! Kids learn this and more about New York’s history by observing and handling real and replica fossils native to our state. This station-based program allows kids to be paleontologists for the day and uncover what fossils can teach s about the past.

Program Length: 1.5 hours

Appropriate Age Range: 7 and up

Cost per Program: $125 + travel cost

 

Beyond the Bark

Discover trees like never before! Beginning with a story and then progressing through a variety of interactive activities, participants will learn the different parts of a tree, count tree-rings, learn the value of trees, identify different species, and learn the history of the 1st Arbor Day.

Program Length: 1 hour

Appropriate Age Range: 4 and up

Cost per Program: $125 + travel cost

Wacky Water

Discover one of our most important resources through a variety of station-based activities. Children are given the opportunity to experiment and play with water! Learn about buoyancy and density at our sink or float station, see how water tension allows you to fish out Styrofoam shapes from our water table, use water to make a fun take-home craft, and more!

Program Length: 1 hour

Appropriate Age Range: 4 and up

Cost per Program: $130 + travel cost

 

Build It Up! 

*New for for 2017*

This brand new program thanks to the generosity of the Saratoga Casino Hotel Foundation, it explores the world of S.T.E.M. through the use of Imagination Playground and Rig-a-Ma-Jig to build, design and test your engineering skills. Think you have what it takes to create and build something with your own imagination?

Program Length: 1 hour

Appropriate Age Range: 4 and up

Cost per Program: $125 + travel cost

Silly Science Explorers

*New for for 2017*

Participants will explore the silly and exciting world of science through hands-on experiments. This program explores the basics of science in the world around us, using supplies that we experience every day.

Program Length: 1 hour

Appropriate Age Range: 4 and up

Cost per Program: $125 + travel cost

My Robotic Friend 

*New for for 2017*

In this exciting and new program explore the world of Cubelets and other robotics thanks to the generosity of Global Foundries. Cubelets are magnetic blocks that when stuck together form the basis for mini robots. Each robot cube has its own function and can be add to other cubes to create multi-purpose simple machines. Offering open ended based projects introduce engineering principles and the science of electricity, affording children self discovery engagement and exploration.

Program Length: 1 hour

Appropriate Age Range: 7 and up

Cost per Program: $125 + travel cost

 

To schedule an Outreach Program:

Call the museum at (518) 584-5540 and ask for our Education Director.