The Children’s Museum at Saratoga is dedicated to creating an interactive community that inspires curiosity, sparks imagination and nurtures discovery.
The Museum is also committed to fostering active parent involvement in children’s learning, to serving as a resource for school districts in the area, and to ensuring that its programs and services are accessible to all children.
Founded in 1990 by community parents and educators, the Children’s Museum occupied donated space in the Downstreet Marketplace building on Broadway in Saratoga Springs before renting space at 36 Phila Street in the fall of 1994. In November 2001 the Museum moved from the Phila Street location to 69 Caroline Street.
In 2021, the Museum began its next journey – moving to the Lincoln Bath building in New York’s Spa State Park in Saratoga. The new Museum will be an invaluable resource to the people of Saratoga and the entire Capital Region.
Set to open in July of 2022, the Museum will feature a larger space, new exhibits, interactives, classroom space, access to the natural resources and amenities of the State Park.
Would you like to be a part of the Museum’s future? You can give your support to the campaign to build the new Museum by Making a Donation
The Children’s Museum at Saratoga is a non-profit organization which is supported by the generosity of the community, friends, members, and people who value the importance of play in a child’s developmental and educational growth.
Merging with The Children’s Museum of Science and Technology
In 2021 The Children’s Museum at Saratoga (CMAS) had a wonderful opportunity to affiliate with another Capital Region children’s museum, The Children’s Museum of Science and Technology (CMOST) (formerly located in the RPI Tech Park in Troy, NY). Sarah Smith, Executive Director of CMAS said, “This opportunity means the best of both Museums will be offered to children and families throughout the entire capital region”. CMAS will manage the collaboration and the business of the two Museums. Through this agreement, the wonderful Outreach Educational Programs from CMOST will now be offered through CMAS.
CMOST has been a trusted education partner with a history of offering outreach education programs that have been presented to children in school districts in 11 counties across the Capital Region and beyond. CMAS is thrilled to partner with CMOST to provide the best possible educational opportunities to all children in the Capital Region. The Children’s Museum at Saratoga will move to the Lincoln Baths building at 65 South Broadway in July of 2022. CMOST programs are available for booking now and CMOST members received membership to CMAS in the autumn of 2021.
Lincoln Baths Move
Did you know that The Children’s Museum at Saratoga is moving? We have had many inquiries about why we are closed and what is happening with the Museum. We wanted to take some time to answer a few of the frequently asked questions regarding this new chapter in the history of the Museum.
The Museum has outgrown its home on Caroline Street. CMAS serves 37,000 people per year in its current 8,000 square foot location. The new building is 16,000 square feet, including a 4,000 square foot outdoor courtyard!
Saratoga Spa State Park – inside the Lincoln Baths Building! There, the Museum will work collaboratively with neighboring park-based organizations. Plus, utilize 3,000 acres of trails, streams and trees to continue the Museum’s tradition of nature-based educational programming.
The Museum closed the Caroline Street location for the last time on December 31st, 2021.The Museum reopens in July 2022, but will continue outreach education and will host outdoor education in the interim.
For standing by the Museum as it enters the next phase in its history of serving children and families. Investments made by the community to fund the new Museum will make it possible! To donate or to get involved with CMAS visit our Support Page or call us at (518) 584-5540.