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 has been a resource to the Capital Region for over 30 years!
The Museum’s first home was in donated space at the Downstreet Marketplace building on Broadway in Saratoga Springs. It then rented space at 36 Phila Street in the fall of 1994. In November 2001 the Museum moved from Phila Street to 69 Caroline Street. In 2021, the Museum began its next journey – moving to the Lincoln Baths building in New York’s Spa State Park in Saratoga. The new Museum is an invaluable resource to the people of Saratoga and the entire Capital Region.
Opened in July of 2022, the Museum features a larger space, new exhibits, interactives, classroom space, and 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 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. CMOST programs are available for booking now.
Lincoln Baths Move
The Children’s Museum at Saratoga has moved to 65 S Broadway at the Spa State Park! Find the Museum at the rear entrance – look for the ramp with the black railings at the back of the building.
The Museum outgrew its former home on Caroline Street. The new building is 16,000 square feet, and is filled with new exhibits, classrooms, hands-on activities. and play based learning. Work continues and funding is still needed as the Museum prepares to open its enclosed courtyard area.
65 S Broadway in Saratoga Spa State Park – entrance at the rear of the Lincoln Baths Building! Here, 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 new Museum reopened on July 5th, 2022.