In Museum Programs & Classes
Art Adventures- (Ages 2+) The Creation Station is open every Saturday for Art Adventures from 10:30 am-12:30 pm. This is an creative space where children and their families can make art together. Each week, we offer a multi-sensory craft that encourages self-expression and experimentation with different art mediums.
What are we learning: Communication Skills, Observation, Creative Expression, Visual and Spatial Thinking, Fine Motor Skills.
Intro to Baby Signing Time –
Babies crawl before they walk, and sign before they talk. In this introductory class you will learn a dozen signs you can start using immediately to help you and your child communicate before they can talk. This reduces frustration while building language and social skills. See the flyer for more information or sign up here.
Science Explorers – (Ages 3+) Discover the many ways science is all around us in a program that is designed to spark curiosity and create those surprising “a-ha” moments for children that can last a lifetime. Whether children are experimenting with smells, designing an air powered car, or experimenting with color and dyes, these multi-sensory activities foster curiosity, creativity and problem-solving skills.
What are we learning: Cognitive Development, Early Science and Early Math Skills, Fine Motor Skills, Focus, Perseverance, Problem Solving Skills, Critical Thinking Skills.
STEAM Engineers – (Ages 5+) This program is where Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math connect in a fun and innovative way that has your child thinking both critically and creatively as they explore the world around them and develop STEAM habits of mind with creative problem solving.
What are we learning: Making Connections, Cognitive Function, Trial and Error, Perseverance, Problem Solving, Critical Thinking, Art and Design Skills, and Science and Math Skills.
The Story Corner- (Ages 2+) Gather round it is story time at The Children’s Museum at Saratoga. This is a fun, interactive time that features children’s books enjoyed by all ages. Children will create real world connections as they familiarize themselves to new vocabulary words, repeat rhymes to fun fingerplays, use their imagination to act out a narrative, and use their creativity as they craft a piece of artwork based on the story of the day.
What are we learning: Language Proficiency, Communication Skills, Listening Skills, Gross Motor Skills, Fine Motor Skills.
Tuesday for Tots – (Ages 2-5) Join us for this fun and educational time for some of our littlest visitors! Experiment together with art, science, language and math early learning activities that support early childhood learning. Children can practice important skills like taking turns and making a friend as they explore the different stations that promote school readiness, social connections, and skill development.
What are we learning: Fine and Gross Motor Skills, Social and Emotional Maturity, Early Literacy and Early Math Skills
Making Connections – The Children’s Museum at Saratoga is offering an early intervention program for children on the spectrum and their families. Meet other families in the area and specialists from AIM Services while exploring the Museum during this special off hour time. The Children’s Museum at Saratoga is pleased to offer the Making Connections program free of charge for families thanks to the generous support of our sponsors! The Saratoga Springs Lions Club and our members and guests who have contributed to our Give Play initiative. Free for children on the spectrum and their families.
Please visit our calendar of events for dates, times and any special programs.