Children’s Museum of History, Science & Technology, 311 Main St, Utica, NY 13501
THE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM WINTER BREAK ACTIVITIES
February 15-22, 2014

Come enjoy the Winter Break activities at The Children's Museum in Utica NY with four floors and hundreds of interactive exhibits www.museum4kids.net

2014 Winter Break features 'Creeper Bots' (a first year LEGO Robotics team), Nano-Tech/STEM, Dinos, Comet Making, Presidental activities! See photos below

Register here for our March 8th, 2014 Science Fair

Utica, NY, The Children’s Museum celebrated Winter Break with special activities all week.


Miss Mary did a "Healthy Kids Hut" Project, sponsored by Shaklee. View video.
 

Miss Gloria oversaw our Presidential activities!

"Creeper Bots" 1st Lego Robotics program w/coach & team was a big hit at our Museum's Winter Brk!
 

The team & their Robot! This summer, our Children's Museum will offer a Robot camp

Miss Celia's Simple Machines to Dinosaurs
 

Mr. Joe's Making Solar Comets
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'Piloting' our real airplane w/Mr. Brad

'Running' our extensive trains w/Mr. Earl

Kids of all ages love museum's Play/Dance floor!

Unique Museum t-shirts, available in Gift Sho

Register for Sat. March 8th, 2014 Science Fair on the website or in museum


Field trips enjoying exploring the museum's 4 floors!

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ABOUT US – The Children’s Museum 4 floors of interactive exhibits are designed to educate & entertain kids from 1 to 101, enriching quality of life, serving as a tourism attraction and educational resource. We receive $0 operations funding from the City, County, State or Fed. Gov’t. and have been run by Marlene & Earl for 12 years as unpaid volunteers. 98% of our visitors come in the morning, thus determining our hours of operation. We are currently in the planning process of building a STEM Center w/Planetarium & Offices w/Loft Apts – Enjoy!

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2012 WKTV & WIBX coverage & Rome Sentinel coverage

Photos of Winter Break Week 2011 below


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Feb. 2011 - MVCC Engineering Club's Chromatography activity

Feb. 2011 - MVCC Criminology class DNA Fingerprinting

Feb. 2011 - Deputy Sheriff Pete educates & entertains!

Feb. 2011 - enjoying the wall of interactive trains, running from N trains to HO trains to Lionel trains, plus artifacts & photos!


Feb. 2011 - L. Ceramic Village; Above; Thomas the Train

Feb. 2011 - Above, new interactive Hot Wheels; Right, Legos fun

Feb. 2011 - Exploring the NASA & Science exhibits

Feb. 2011 - Miss Merry's "Cleaning Green" activity

Feb. 2011 - Deputy Pete's "Stranger Danger/Bullying" activity

Feb. 2011 - Oneida County Sheriff's office Kid Safety ID

Feb. 2011 -Above & Below, NYSERDA Energy Smart Students teacher workshops

 

February 2010 Winter Break week photos follow


Feb. 2010 - The Children's Museum unveiled its new Robot Room!

Saturday Science - Kids Komputers: kids digging in with Museum Board Member Josh Greenburg to take apart computers & learn what the insides were all about!
Feb. 2010 Josh Glassberg presents Kids Komputers: kids digging in to take apart computers & learn what the insides were all about!

Feb. 2010 - Jeanette Swiderski presents Kindermusik!

Feb. 2010 the OC Sheriff's conducting Kids I.D. program

Feb. '2010 - WKTV Meteorologist Bill Kardas presents Weather Room program

Princeton Plasma Lab's John DeLooper returns to the Children's Museum & enthralls crowds of visitors with his Fun Plasma Science Toys

* View 2009 Winter Break pictures below


Feb. '09 - WKTV Meteorologist Bill Kardas presents a program in our 3rd floor live Weather Room


Feb. '09 - Oneida County Sheriff's conduct a Kids Safety program via fingerprint I. D. w/parents

Feb. '09 Regent Broadcasting Engineer Tim Perry

...presents program in our live Radio Room!

Feb. '09 - youngsters enjoyed the Musical Mats program, presented by Museum staff on our 2nd floor stage area

Feb. '09 - children being a Jr. DG w/museum staff, Miss Theresa, in our 3rd floor's "live" radio room
 

Feb. '09 - Princeton Plasma Lab's John DeLooper returns to the Children's Museum & enthralls crowds of visitors with his Fun Plasma Science Toys

2008 Winter Break pictures below


Feb. '07 - WKTV & WIBX interview Museum Exec. Director Marlene Brown at opening of Hess collectable truck exhibit, in memory of richard Mitchell II


Feb. '07 - Parents Russ & Josephine Grogan with grandparents & grandchildren at Opening of the Hess collectable trucks on the museum's 3rd floor

Above: richard Mitchell with his cousin Jason (photo submitted by his Mom). Right: Grampa (who lovingly bought the trucks each year) with a great-grandson at CM opening


Amanda Gabeler, WKTV's Chief Meteorologist, enthralls visitors with her presentation on Weather Phenomenon & Predicting


Kids asked questions, contributed information, and had a great time learning in our weather room!

Feb. '07- Grand Opening of our NetSmartz Room, donated by local Chapt of Missing & Exploited Children

Feb. '07 - Oneida County Sheriff's conduct a Kids I. D.

Feb. '07 - Ed Waszkiewicz presents Water Safety program
 

Feb. '07 - Joe Bourke presents Radio DJ program in our CM Radio Room, donated by Regent Broadcasting

Part of the awesome exhibit on "The Cradle of Baseball in Congressional District 23"

Featuring CNY baseball players who made it big, donated by retired Congressman Sherry Boehlert

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View February 2006 Winter Break Pictures
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Amanda Gabeler, WKTV's Chief Meteorologist, enthralls visitors with her presentation on Weather Phenomenon & Predicting

Kids asked questions, contributed information, and had a great time learning and exploring in our weather room!

Allan Lang, of Lang's Fossils, donates a large meteorite to the Children's Museum. It was found in 1576 in Argentina and weighs 165 pounds.

Kids get a chance to touch it! Meteorites are bits of the solar system that have fallen to the Earth

Grampa poses with his grandchildren under the Pteranodon he created for the museum, a flying reptile that lived during the time of the dinosaurs

Taking "rides" in the airplane on our 4th floor, donated by the late Ted Kibiuk, always remains a great favorite!


Microbes - Nasty Guys or Helpers in Disguise w/Herkimer County COmmunity College Assistent Biology Professor Jen Herzog

Right: John DeLooper demonstrates his latest exhibit donation to the museum, "The Flying Ring" with Executive Director Marlene Brown


Kids Safety by Kathy Slocum, National Center for Missing & Exploited Children & Fred Lomanto, Oneida County Sheriff's Deputy

Dog Care by Deanne Balutis, Stevens Swan Bd Chair

Paint/Design a Bird House & Making Dream Catchers with museum educators, always popular fun activities!
 

Princeton Plasma Lab's John DeLooper returns to the Children's Museum once again - enthralls crowds of visitors with his Fun Plasma Science Toys

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Science fun with Plasma toys by John DeLooper, Princeton Plasma Lab
 

Kids of all ages enjoyed John's Plasma Science Toys

Native American Storytelling in our Iroquois Longhouse
 

An eager overflow crowd enjoyed building their birdhouses

Collecting Toy Cars with Hot Wheels author Mike Zarnock
 

Dog Care w/Deanne Balutis, StevensSwan Bd Chair

Internet Safety with Jim Buyea, USC’s Director of IT
 

Microbes: Nasty Guys or Helpers in Disguise by Jen Herzog, HCCC Bio Professor

Sally Buyea teaches them how to make dreamcatchers
 

Kids Safety by Kathy Slocum, Center & Ride for Missing Children

Fun with The Basics of Remote Control, with Ed Moore: above & right They learned how and did it themselves!
 

Youngsters enjoyed the Magic of Finger Painting
 

in our Arts & Crafts area with educator Dan

Our Living Science area exhibit attracted many
 

Having fun while learning...

Exploring all the hands-on exhibits
 

Rowing & biking in our Intl Halls of Fame

Checking out our Animal/ Insect room
 

Hank the Snake stuck up his head to say hello!

Our interactive train tables are always a draw
 

As are our legoes tables for kids of all ages

Our 2nd floor Musical Stage exhibits get a workout
 


One of our creepy crawlies, loved by the kids!

Rocky the Turtle
 

One of our fish tanks

New energy efficient windows make our building shine!
 

RigAll hauls up our newly donated carriage & buggy

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