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Bd OD article * 'Space Fest' cover/booklet * OD / WKTV/ WUTR

Cornell's R2G students at Baggs Sq Assoc. mtg at CM; Our Oct. "Space Fest" was the beginning of raising funds to build a STEM Center!

Genesis Brkfst w/elect officials 1-24-14

9-13 WKTV shoots Programs at CM (above, plane rides)

9-13 WKTV shoots Programs at CM (above, trains)

9-13 WKTV shoots Programs at CM (above, Hank the Snake)

Congressman Hanna & Children's Museum Wind Turbine

10-27-12 Childrens Museum unveils Sustainable Energy & Mars Curiosity exhibit, plus we unveiled our new children's t-shirts, made by the Rotary Club of Tirupur North for the Children's Museum, which is home to Rotary eClub NY1. Below: view photos of workers on the line in India. Right: view the beautiful t-shirt! View India project.

plane rides, above; and Living Science Rm exhibits, R, intrigue all.

Trains Galore!
fascinating children of all ages! They run them by hand pedals!

Running our numerous trains never ceases to amaze

7- 5-12 Mark Deierlein, Exec Dirr of Business Op at HC BOCES, beside the analog planetarium exhibits they donated to the museum!

7-2-12 the Analog Planetarium donated by HC BOCES (our new one will be Digital)

7-2 With the help of HC BOCES folks & OC Sheriff, we had the manpower to move exhibits in! Projector & console are on display on our 1st floor!Not an easy move but will show visitors a mockup of our future Planetarium

The view on our 3rd floor TV of our new Wind Turbine on our roof!

The stunning view of the Wind Turbine on our beautiful historic building as folks are driving in from the Thruway or North Utica!
NASA's latest Rover, Curiosity, scheduled to land on Mars Aug. 6th - stay tuned for some cool things that will mean for our Children's Museum in Utica NY!
ED Brown & Earl wereinvited to NASA's JPL Lab in CA to watch the Rover Curiosity land on Mars! The video of it on our 3rd floor!


John Nogas, Board Chair, Jr. Board Mbr Sammy & Earl working on new Science Room

Our Museum beekeeper, Larry, who helpped build our living beehive, brings it back in all cleaned and goo to go another year!

Rotary Youth Exchange students from 16 countries visit the Children's Museum (add'l photos below);

Chaperone Utica Rotarian Jack Alterdoerff on L. of stairs & Rotary eClub NY1 member, PDG Marlene Brown, Museum Executive Director, right, on CM oak staircase

Museum Executive Director presents a program on the museum for the retired National Grid workers

Maria Alberico, Eva Brindisi-Perman, Lou Brindisi Sr. & Marlene Brown at museum

Trying out the museum's dance floor!

Eva & her dad, Lou Sr. view the many NASA exhibits

and have fun running the trains while shooting a TV promo!

The Museum will use our portion of the Sat. April 14th Mayor's Benefit Gala toward the building of a STEM Center w/a Planetarium!

4-12 A beautiful donated Celestial Sphere with the Earth inside nestles next to our 4th floor airplane, which kids 'pilot' to anywhere in the universe!

Marlene Brown doing radio programs to promote the museum events and the Mayor's Benefit Gala: Left: Eric Meier, Marlene, Kelly Blazosky, WIBX 950 Travel Show. Above: Frank Vescera, Gloria Vescera, Marlene & grandson Sammy on Common-Sense TV show, Ch 99.
A Pre-K group enjoys a field trip to the museum and is part of the Museum Week news on CNYhomepage.com!

4-12 The Easter Bunny greets children at our Annual Easter Egg Hunt!

1/8/12 - Train Engine with camera donated to Children's Museum extensive interactive train exhibit, w/the engine's path around the train table viewable on the TV on the back wall, thanks to donator Bill & maintainer Earl!

Feb. 2012 - Miss Mary's Healthy Kids Hut Contest!

Feb. 2012 - our extensive train exhibits!

Feb. 2012 - NanoTech activities

Feb. 2012 - Making Pinecone Bird Feederst!
Our Living Science Room is alive with all sorts of neat critters, including our unique beehive, Hank the Snake, and our Butterfly metamorphosis .....Come on in out of the cold for some neat Winter Break activities at the Children's Museum where it's always sunny & warm  inside!
Read Utica OD "I Love MV" CM article

Children's Museum of History, Science & Technology presents NYSERDA smart energy students Saturday Science & STEM workshop activities plus our Annual Children's Museum Science & Technology Fair
March 31st Science Fair

1/8/12 - A family generously donates a Player Piano to the museum!

1/8/12 - Hummel Figurines donated in memory of Joe Marotta

Ceramic Christmas Village donated by Mr. & Mrs. DeSantis

12/30/11 - Top: Mayor Rob Palmieri gets sworn in as Utica NY Mayor with wife Susan and family; Bottom: Bill Morehouse gets sworn in as Utica Common Council President with wife and family. View video.

12/30/11 - Top: Frank Vescera gets sworn in as Utica Common Council member with wife Gloria & granddaughter; Bottom: Joe Marino gets sworn in as Utica Common Council member with wife and family. (both Gloria and Joe are members of the Children's Museum Board of Directors)

12/30/11 - Top: Jim Zecca gets sworn in as Utica Common Council member with family; Bottom: Samantha-Colosimo gets sworn in as Utica Common Council member with fiancee & family.

Children's Museum Executive Director Marlene Brown w/Mayor Palmieri (top) & with Susan Palmieri & Lou Parrotta & Susan Palmieri (bottom)

9/26/11 - Newly sworn in Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi with wife Erica and children

9/26/11 - Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi & father, Lou Brindisi

12-30-12: Volunteer keeps trains running which enthrall visitors of all ages! Right: WUTR films our "Green Week" activities

understand what Nano-Tech/STEM is all about during our "Green Week"

Our beehive is active and busy bringing in pollen to make honey!

Our Living Science Room has a new resident, Happy Gerby!

Our Living Science Room is alive with all sorts of neat critters, including our unique beehive, Hank the Snake, and our Butterfly metamorphosis
Read Utica OD "I Love MV" CM article



The Children's Museum 4th floor interactive train exhibit keeps growing with donations and volunteers!

The Children's Museum will be unveiling their "Healthy Kids Hut" sponsored by Shaklee, at a Sept. 17th ribbon cutting, 10am at the museum, Utica NY
Sat., Sept. 17th, 2011 we unveiled our 1st floor "Healthy Kids Hut", part of our going green! Sponsored by Shaklee, the exhibits in the Hut and the video playing with 'Super Kids' is a great addition to our 1st floor Exploration Space!. Above, the first children enjoying! View video.
Ribbon Cutting of 3rd fl Bathroom courtesy of $25k Community Foundation grant! ,
big tree in the front foyer of the museum, part of holiday decorating for our Annual Holiday Gala/Festival of Trees & Lights and our Family Festival/Holiday on Main Street! The Children's Museum of Utica NY is a Not-for-Profit not owned or provided any operating funds by City of Utica, County of Oneida, State of NY. ~

A group of Girl Scouts from Rochester NY took the train down for a visit to our Children's Museum & presented Director Brown w/a gift!

Anthony Brindisi, CM Bd mbr, and family enjoy a visit to CM!

Hamilton College students, Right & Above, spend two days helping visitors put together several STEM exhibits

Field trips enjoying exploring the museum's 4 floors!

Their faces say it all about our extensive 4th floor interactive trains!
The Children's Museum in Utica NY houses a collection of antique firefighter equipment
July, 2011 - Volunteers make the difference at our Children's Museum. Above: rearranging our antique firefighter exhibits; right our train exhibits cared for by Volunteers
Children's Museum in Utica NY has an extensive interactive train exhibit kept going and growing by volunteers Earl & Sam

Volunteer Larry G cleans & restocks our beehive to bring pollen from the Utica Marsh & fill the beehive with honey!

Peter Servello, Rob Palmieri, Alan Pelesic, [Exec Dir Brown],

July 14, 2011 The Children's Museum of History, Nat'l History (Culture), Science & Technology receives a $25,000 grant from The Community Foundation for new 3rd floor bathrooms,

Children's Museum Executive Director Brown shows the room where the new bathroom will go to Foundation Trustee Mary Lyons, left, Museum Board members Rob Palmieri, & CF Exec Dir. Peggy O'Shea, on right

Viewing 4th floor trains,
Read WKTV article * Read WIBX article

CM Bd member Nancy Crisino, L, chats with Alice Pender O'Shea. In the background, CM exhibits manager Volunteer Earl Lewis

Among the other attendees at the conference were Tina Oyer Ponce, center above, and Lucille Vincent, on right

The NASSA team poses by the DVD showing the astronauts on the ISS!

The NASSA team demonstrates the rockets exhibit conducted on the International Space Station with Astronauts! View more here

July 2011: The Butterfly Wranglers returned to help our caterpillars in their journey to butterflies!

I weigh how much on which planet?? (amongst our NASA exhibits)

Bd Mbr Brad assists children 'taking a ride' in our real airplane

Our interactive train exhibits just keep growing!

Helping to feed critters in our Living Science Room

Our ever popular 2nd floor LED Play Dance floor!

May, 2011 - school field trips enjoying a visit to the museum!

May, 2011 - CM Exec Dir Brown gives a tour to AAA writer Jeff & his sons for an Aug 2011 article on Mohawk Valley family travel opps

May, 2011 CM Exec Dir Brown gives a tour to Joe Kelly for an upcoming televised "The Joe Kelly Show" shot at the museum! View videos here

March 26, 2011: Our 8th Annual Science Fair winners with the judges,

April 30th, 2011 Princeton Plasma Lab's John DeLooper returned to the Children's Museum to enthrall visitors with Fun Plasma Science Toys

Solar Panels & other interactive exhibits in our new Science Room

Museum Board Chair, John Nogas, "Johnny Green Thumb" shows children how to decorate pots, then plant tree seedlings to take home & plant to help green the earth!

The NASSA team with L to R front row: Jennie Bulawa, Maryann Bulawa, Baylen Marschall, Adia Bulawa; second row: Exec Director Marlene Brown, Ben Olney, Tyler Marshall, Fiona Dutcher, Lillith Bulawa, and Mentor Dr. Beth Bulawa

April 2011 - Marlene Brown honored at 2011 YWCA Salute to Outstanding Women Award Luncheon in the category of Arts & Communication, as Executive Director of Children's Museum [CM] * MB Bio * Read speech here * Listen to video here

John Nogas, CM bd Chair; Marlene; Bk L to R: Mary Cardinale CM board secy, Dana Crisino (daughter of bd member Nancy Crisino), Earl Lewis (CM exhibits volunteer); Brad Brown (CM bd member); Christina Buschmann (Marlene's daughter)

Feb. 10, 2011: The family of Damian Sands, visiting from the Bahamas, enjoyed running the trains! View OD article on next exhibits & programs with quote from Sands.

Feb. 12, 2011: Above: Executive Director Marlene Brown interviewed by YNN;

MVCC STEM Director Celia Domser w/a children loving to learn!

Feb. 12, 2011: Interactive exhibits intrigue the older children

Feb. 10th, 2011 L to R: Exec Director Brown, Marc Tucci, Adirondack Stationmaster Jay McFarland, Sheriff Robt Maciol, Undersheriff Robt Swenszkowski

Lionel train co-donator, Steve Mowers, explains how to run the trains. View Allisons' remarks here

L to R: Deputy Sheriff Peter Servello, Sheriff Robt Maciol, Undersheriff Robt Swenszkowski at the museum for the opening of Sheriff Room

Marlene Brown w/Steve Mowers

L to R: Sam Crisino, Leif Willson, Steve Mowers - our train guys - who have donated their exhibits, time & talent to set them up!

L to R: Allison Sands & son, Nassau, Bahamas, Leif Willson, ASR Stationmaster Jay McFarland -

Jan. 2011- Utica OD article -The wheels of progress in the neighborhood around Boehlert Center at Union Station have been grinding slowly forward for years... there is no denying a synergy of private money and construction work. There are a number of other structures down there that lend themselves to similar projects,” city Urban & Economic Develop commissioner Randy Soggs said. Common Councilman Frank Vescera, whose 1st Ward district covers the neighborhood, said he believes recent developments make a noticeable difference in the area. “You’ve got so much that is happening,” city Mayor David Roefaro said. “That’s going to be a trendy district.” (see Children's Museum building center right in OD photo above)

Jan. 2011 - Brainstorming new idea to blend our historic radio room equipment with new equipment! L. to R: Carl Garnett Jr., Tony Esposito, Marlene Brown, Marc Tucci, Dave Tucci, Anthony Mucetelli, Andrew Docherty, Ruben Maldonado.

Jan. 2011 - Marlene & Earl attended the Genesis Group MohakValley Regional Breakfast with local & regional elected officials

Jan. 2011 - L. to R. Executive Director Marlene Brown, Congressman Richard Hanna, Museum Board Chair John Nogas

Hamilton students with Museum Board members John Nogas & Brad Brown, CM Exhibit vol Earl Lewis, Jr Bd Mbr Samuel Butcher & HO exhibit vols Leif Willson & Trinh Truong. Not pictured, Board mbr Nancy Crisino & Vols Sam Crisino & Steve Mowers

Jan. 15th, 2011 - Hamilton College students end their busy workday at The Children's Museum by enjoying our LED Play Dance Floor and posing on our historic oak staircase for the traditional photo (right) along with museum board members & other volunteers who helped out all day

Children's Museum commomrative brick project Children's Museum commomrative brick project
A panoramic view of the exploration marvels in the Children's Museum
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Children's Museum Commemorative Brick Walkway


January 2012 News: Come get in out of the cold in a warm, safe, enjoyable environment! Enjoy several new exhibits, including our popular HO & Lionel train exhibits!

February 2012 News: Winter Break week - Feb. 2012 features lots of neat programs, activities & exciting new exhibits!

March 2012 News: Saturday, March 31, 2012, our Annual Science & Technology Fair with Event Sponsor Pratt & Whitney HMI Metal Powders!

December 2011 News: the Children's Museum unveiled its latest exhibit: a donated HO train collection, on display on our 4th floor. The Children's Museum building decked out for its annual Festival of Trees & Lights! Families, Visitors, Tourists enjoy the holidays, parties, interactive exhibits & various activities in our gaily decorative historic museum building. Enjoy our Annual Holidays on Main Street through to Dec. 30th!

November 2011 News: Friday night, November 18th, and Saturday, November 19th, The Children’s Museum Holiday Gala (black tie optional) Festival of Trees & Lights ! Saturday, November 26th, 10:00am to 1:00pm, kids & families from 1 to 101 enjoy The Children’s Museum’s Annual Holiday on Main Street & Festival of Trees!

October 2011 News: Saturday, October 29th kids of all ages enjoy our Halloween Boo Bash in a safe fun environment.

September 2011: We gear up for Fall and close a couple of additional days in order to do renovations AND cut the ribbon on our new 1st floor "Healthy Kids Hut" on Saturday, September 17th at 10:00am - come join us! Check our online calendar for hours.

August 2011 News: New exhibits go up, including those around the Erie Canal & the Railroad - their past & current history. . The beehive is redone & the Butterfly Wranglers DVD, showing the grace, beauty & wonder of the incredibe butterfly metamorphosis, plays daily in our 3rd fl Living Science Room + airplanes, trains & more!

July 2011 News: Summer Activities

June 2011 News:School groups enjoy our100's of interactive exhibits on each of our four floors, during their field trips!

May 2011 News: Enjoy Saturday ScienceIncluded in the normal admission fees

April 2011 News: The week of April 18-22, 2011, the Children's Museum Spring Break week will featured neat activities. Saturday, April 23rd, will feature our Annual Easter Egg Hunt, fun for kids & families!

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The Children's Museum of History, Living History, Science & Technology
311 Main Street, Utica, NY 13501

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