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Spring Break
Golf Tournament
Winter Break
Antique Appraisal Fair
Folk Art Festival
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SpaceScience* WCML
Vino/Ale/ArtLuau
Hot Wheels
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Cyber * NASA
Clowns *Buggies
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Festival * Weather Room
Drone *AdobeReader

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Honor the Past & Pave the Future
Read about our Commemorative Brick Walkway


12-05 Director thanks 42nd Anniversary Gala Chairs


12-05 Allan Langheinrich, Owner of Lang's Fossils, presents Director Brown with a genuine lunar meteorite, a 600 mg. specimen that is an authentic slice from the NWA 032 lunar meteorite

12-15-05 Unveiling of new Oneida Nation exhibits!

12-05 Children visiting the museum loved Santa Claus

12-05 Santa's little friends take him on a tour of the 4th floor

10-05 Visitors enjoying new interactive NASA exhibits

10-05 Visitors enjoying new Oneida Nation kiosk

9-05 Hamilton College students at Children's Museum for Make A Difference Day projects

8-05 Children's Museum Intl Halls of Fame: Bicycling, Rowing, Kayaking, Canoeing intuct 5 new members. View more here

8-05 Children's Museum '05 Intl Halls of Fame: BRCK inductees with '03 & '04 inductees who introduced them

7-05 CM article in Utica O-D entitled "Museum gives kids taste of traveling through space - Floor of Children's Museum a haven for future explorers" View article here
NASA's shuttle Discovery prepares for launch July 2005
7-05 NASA's shuttle Discovery, with Commander Eileen Collins, from Elmira NY, ready for liftoff. Columbia shuttle family members wish "God Speed, Discovery"

Above: "Exploration of Flight" exhibit arrives at our museum June 10th, 2005. Right: NASA's International Space Station trailers also coming June 10th! Read more here

Museum Executive Director Marlene Brown recipient of 1st Mohawk Valley outstanding Women in Business award

Our Spring Folk Art Festival featured the Little Poland Ensemble (above), the MAH Bosnian Band, & the Oneida Nation Social Dancers

Our week of Spring Break programs included Sparky & the UFD

Back row: Regent Broadcasting GM/VP Mary Jo Beach & her Chief Engineer Tim Perry, watch the first youngster go live on WCML!

Perry, Executive Director Brown & Board Member Steve Genett (GM/VP of Utica.tv) live on air just before car raffle drawing

4-8-05 The Children's Museum Mini-Telethon begins "live" out of the museum, with Director Marlene Brown and the Utica.tv broadcast staff. Sponsored by WUTR/WFXV/WPNY, and Garro Pharmacy.

4-8-05 Telethon was simulcast live out of the WUTR 20, Fox 33, UPN studios.

4-2-05 Museum Director Marlene Brown greets Congressman Sherry Boehlert and Astronaut George Zamka at our Annual Science Fair

Kids lined up on our 4th floor to greet EVA. View more here.

4-26-05 The Children's Museum Easter Bunny with a happy visitor

4-26-05 Oneida Indian Nation sponsors our Easter Egg Hunt

12-04 Museum Executive Director Marlene Brown introduces Congressman Sherry Boehlert just prior to the museum's Great Friends to Kids Ceremony & 5th Day 41st Anniversary Gala

12-04 Great Friends to Kids Award Recipients L. to R. Patty Williams, Bill Corrigan, John Stephenson, Mary Jo Beach, Congressman Sherry Boehlert

12-04 New: Portland Cutter & Piano Lab Buggy donated to the Museum by retired Col. Kurt Hoch & wife, Pauline. Read more.

12-04 New exhibit of old doll houses, churches, school desk, slate board, and weaving loom

12-04 SR Wheel entertained at the Children's Museum

Kids of all ages joined in the holiday music fun!

11-04 L. to R.: Cody Zarnock, Utica Mayor Tim Julian, Mike Zarnock (exhibit sponsor), and Museum Director Marlene Brown, cut the ribbon for the grad opening of our Hot Wheels exhibit

The New Horizons Barbershop Quartet was one of several holiday activities included in our Holiday on Main Street

10-04 Museum Director Brown introduces Senator Ray Meier, Nimo GM Ken Tompkins & Community Foundation Board Chair Richard Hanna to Oneida Castle students during Press Conference.

10-04 Hanna, Brown, Meier, Tompkins pose in front of new windows they funded with grants from their agencies

10-04 Oneida County Legislator Rose Ann Convertino w/Hanna

10-04 Brown gets interviewed by WKTV

10-04 Nimo Foundation's Colucci gets interviewed by WIBX

10-04 Senator Meier applies last letter to new CM windows

10-04 Teachers, Press, Staff, and Contractors take part in event on installation of new energy-efficient windows

10-04 Senator Meier shares with students why he secured a $50,000 grant to help CM install new windows

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A panoramic view of the exploration marvels in the Children's Museum
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Breaking News & Children's Museum Calendar Events:

Come enjoy our climate controlled, fully handicapped accessible Children's Museum. The $8.00 per person admission covers the activites of the day as well as viewing the 100's of interactive exhibts on all 4 of our floors! It's the best bang for your buck in a safe, educationally enjoyable fun environment for kids from 1 to 101. Group rates available.

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Children's Museum Commemorative Brick Walkway

Honor the Past & Pave the Future by taking part in our Commemorative Brick Sidewalk Project. For only $75. you can purchase a personalized engraved brick for the brick paved sidewalk in front of the Children's Museum. Each brick can have a maximum of 3 lines, with a total of 14 characters. Buy a brick & see your family or company name permanently in Children’s Museum history or buy a brick "in honor" or "in memory" of someone. Visitors to the museum will see the named bricks leading to our front door! Leave a lasting memory and support our community treasure. Read more here * Download form * Order here!

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December 2005 News: The Children’s Museum is collaborating with Proctor High School's Academy A and Academy C on projects. View more about the projects here.

Saturday night, Dec. 3rd, The Children’s Museum Great Friends to Kids Award and our 42nd Anniversary Holiday Gala (black tie optional) took place from 6:30pm-10:30pm. The evening included delicious food catered by the Mohawk Valley’s finest, full bar, live music, fun auction, mingling with our board, elected officials, and community leaders. Donation was only $75 per person / $140 per couple (pre-paid) or $95 per person at the door. Tickets were available from board members, in the museum, or on the Children’s Museum’s secure shopping cart. MARK YOUR CALENDARS: Our 43rd Anniversary Holiday Gala will be held Saturday night, Dec. 2nd, 2006!

Thursday, December 15, 2005 - At 1:30pm on Thursday Dec. 15th, the official unveiling of the Iroquois Exhibit took place on the second floor of The Children’s Museum. The improvements to our oldest exhibit include artifacts, interactive kiosks, longhouse display, historical and educational displays, made possible by financial support from the Oneida Indian Nation and the Oneida Nation Foundation. Read Utica O-D article. View exhibits.

Saturday, December 17, 2005 - From 10:00am to 4:00pm, The Children’s Museum’s Holiday Dinosaur/ Space Science event featured special holiday, dinosaur, and space science programs and holiday arts & crafts for kids from 1 to 101, plus cookies & cocoa in our kitchen/birthday room, and candy canes upon departure! Allan Lang, owner of Lang’s Fossils, was at the museum to donate a piece of a lunar meteorite for inclusion in our NASA exhibit. It came with documentation, as lunar meteorites are rare and of great value. Santa was at the museum to listen to boys & girls wishes, and Twinkle the Elf was at the museum for face painting and balloon making!

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November 2005 News: Saturday, Nov. 26th from 10:00am to 4:00pm, The Children’s Museum’s Holiday on Main Street featured programs and music on the various holidays & events celebrated in our community, face painting, balloon making, holiday arts & crafts, all for kids from 1 to 101. The reduced admission included not only all the above activities and events, but also viewing of and interacting with the 100's of exhibits on our four floors! (children under 1 were free, reduced $3.00 admission for members)

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October 2005 News: Saturday, October 29th: From 10:00am to 2:00pm, kids poured through the door to enjoy the Children's Museum Halloween Boo Bash where they had a safe fun time with: Treat Stations; Costume Contest; Halloween Arts & Crafts; our Haunted Hall, took plane rides, watched Hank the Snake get fed! The admission includedall the above activities and events, as well as interacting with the 100's of exhibits on our four floors! (children under 1 were free, reduced admission for members) Download flyer.

September 2005 News: We renovated and added new exhibits this month, including a fabulous Oneida Indian Nation interactive kiosk in our Longhouse! * Thirty Hamilton College students spent a Saturday doing "Make A Difference Day" Projects at the Children's Museum with Rotary eClub NY1 members.

August 2005 News: Friday, Aug. 5th, we held our 3rd annual International Halls of Fame Inductions. Friday night, Aug. 26th, we held our 8th Annual Vino, Ale & Art under the stars in Baggs Square.

July 2005 News: Summer Programs announced.

June 2005 News: June 10th & 11th, our newest NASA Exhibits arrived at the Children's Museum, one to be outside for a month, the other to be housed on our 4th floor! Our Annual Golf Tournament was held June 6th.

May 2005 News: Saturday night, May 14, 2005, everyone enjoyed our Hawaiian Luau.

April 2005 News: Saturday, April 22, 2005, our very special Folklore Festival, sponsored by the NYS Council on the Arts featured young dancers, bands, singers, and adult artists from the following cultural groups: Native Americans, Polish Americans; and Bosnians. It was an enjoyable family event! During the week of April 18-April 22, 2005, we had a great lineup of Spring Break programs offered at the Children's Museum.

Friday, April 8, 2005, from 4:00pm to 8:00pm, we held an exciting first of its kind "live" mini-telethon in the Children's Museum, and concurrently at the WUTR/WFXV/WPNY (WUTR 20, Fox 33, UPN) studios, sponsored by Board Member Steve Genett, Utica.tv & Garro Pharmacy. Contact Director Brown for more information.

Saturday, April 16, 2005, Board Member Bruce Davis, Chair of Children's Museum Car Raffle, invited folks to take a chance on a $25. ticket, where one lucky winner had their choice of 1 of 4 vehicles. Tickets were available on our website's secure shopping cart, in the museum, and from board members. Proceeds benefited our Surround Sound Theatre & Mission Control Center. Smiley the Clown entertained live at the Children's Museum as we gave folks the last opportunity to purchase a car raffle ticket. The drawing took place at 1:00pm in the Museum during Grand Opening of our very own "live" WCML Radio Station in our new radio museum, sponsored by Regent Broadcasting (Lite 98.7, WIBX 950, Big Frog 104, Oldiez 96).

Saturday, April 2, 2005, we held our Annual Science & Technology Fair. Kids entered tech and science exhibits; interacted with NASA Glenn & Rocketdyne Power & MV Astronomy Society interactive exhibits, met Congressman Boehlert, an Astronaut, and got autographed pictures! More info here.

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March 2005 News: Saturday, March 26, 2005 visitors swarmed into the museum and enjoyed our Easter Egg Hunt sponsored this year by Oneida Nation.

January 2005 News: During January each year, we work on renovations and new exhibits, thus are only open three days a week. Check our online calendar.

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