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Mayor elect Dave Roefaro with Marlene Brown at 2007 Children's Museum Anniversary Gala
Mayor-elect Dave Roefaro welcomed by Director Brown at 2007 Anniversary Gala * View pictures here & plans for next year!

HOMS Santa & Mrs. Claus & the Elf always a big hit!

10-07 Above, Right, and Below - the MV Chamber Business After Hours at The Children's Museum drew nearly 100 business folks



Saturday, November 17, 2007: Annual Anniversary Gala

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NYS Senator Joe Griffo secures $55,000 grant for Children's Museum to renovate historic building's lighting! L. to R.: Museum Executive Director Marlene Brown, Griffo, NYPA's Ann Cianfrocco, & CM Board Chair Dan Trevisani
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12-06 Gala - Congressman Sherry Boehlert, NYS Senator-elect Joe Griffo, & Congressman-elect Mike Arcuri joined in

View more pictures of our Anniversary Gala

Our 3rd floor Train Exhibits area

Our 2nd floor Oneida Indian interactive kiosks

Our 3rd floor Truck Stop, courtesy of the GE Elfun's

Our 2nd floor Dino Dig, courtesy of the GE Elfun's

School Group enjoying our musical stage


Hands-on fun with karaoke TV, pianos, xylophones & more!


Our 2006 Inductees into the museum's Int'l Halls of Fame - Front Row L. to R. Eric Jackson, Kayaking; John Allis, Bicycling; Back Row L. to R. Peter Crowley, Kayaking; Mrs. Eugene Jensen, Canoeing; Bernie Wooten, Kayaking; Dick Jordan, Bicycling

Dick Jordan donates to the Hall the shirt he wore on the first Sarah's Ride, with Team Members Earle Reed, Joe Kelly, Frank Williams, and Bob Wood

Rotary eClub member, Maria vonHarpe, from Paris, France, visits the museum, and tours with Director Marlene, her husband Earl, & Maria's husband, Mike (a member of the Paris, France Rotary Club)

Oneida Nation Foundation's Chuck Fougnier presents plaque to Director Brown & Board Member Margaret Splain at our new 2nd floor Trading Post, courtesy Oneida Nation

Joan Shkane accepts a donation from Joanne Palumbo Mozloom, President of The Junior League, founders of the museum

Mohawk Valley Business Women's Network President Christine Schram presents Patricia Laino with Woman of Year award. Children's Museum Director Brown accepts as one of their silent auction beneficiaries.

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12-05 Director thanks 42nd Anniversary Gala Chairs

Our new 1st floor Mircobiology Room, courtesy of HCCC

We are hoping our 4th floor will be completed in 2007-08, including our Surround Sound Theatre and Mission Control Center, thanks to the support from our elected officials. Read the Press Release here.


Amanda Gabeler, WKTV's Chief Meteorologist, delights visitors with her program on Weather Phenomonan & Predicting, in our museum Weather Room, during Winter Break


Princeton Plasma Lab's John DeLooper returns to the Children's Museum again, enthralls visitors with his Science Toys / More pix

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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

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.

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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 $9.00 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. ~ Download 2007 Events ~ 2007 Brochure ~ Check our online Calendar ~

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!

December 2007 News: Families and Visitors and Tourists enjoyed the holidays in our gaily decorative festive museum, recently declared a NYS and Federal historic building!

November 2007 News: Saturday night, Nov. 17th, The Children’s Museum 44th Anniversary Holiday Gala (black tie optional) took place from 6:30pm-10:30pm. The evening included catered food & full bar, live music for listening & dancing, fun holiday auction, mingling with Honorary Chair NYS Senator Joe Griffo & wife, OC DA Scott McNamara & wife, Mayor-elect David Roefaro, our board, our sponsors, other elected officials, community leaders. Donation for this annual event is only $85 per person / $150 per couple (pre-paid) or $95 per person at the door. Tickets available on Children’s Museum’s secure shopping cart.

November 2007 News: Saturday, Nov. 24th from 10:00am to 4:00pm, found kids & families from 1 to 101 at The Children’s Museum’s Annual Holiday on Main Street, featuring Kindermusik for Munchkins, Twinkle the Elf balloon making, Karate U.S.A., New Horizons Barbershop Chorus, Lite 98.7 live in our Radio Room, the sounds of Tim Perry, arts & crafts on the various holidays & events celebrated in our community. A fun holiday event! (children under 1 free, reduced admission for members)

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October 2007 News: From 10:00am to 2:00pm on Saturday, October 27th, kids of all ages enjoyed our Halloween Boo Bash a safe fun time with: Treat Stations; washable tatoos & balloon making * Halloween Arts & Crafts; Costume Contest; cool Haunted Hall; plane rides; watching Hank the Snake get fed! Admission included all the activities and events, as well as interacting with the 100's of exhibits on our 4 floors! (members and children under 1 free)

September 2007 News: During this month, we gear up for Fall and close for a few days to do renovations. Check our online Calendar.

July 2007 News: Thurs. July 5th & Fri. July 6th, our Office of Science friend from Plasma Princeton Lab returned for his annual visit on with his exciting array of Interactive Plasma Toys!

July 2007 - The Children's Museum’s new SCI-TECH Summer Camp© eagerly engaged youth, ages 10 to 14, in new and innovative initiatives so they can better perform in the areas of science and technology by utilizing newly acquired academic knowledge and hands-on skills learned at the Camp. They were engaged in creating electric cars & building interactive Robots! The Camp took place from 10:00am to 12:00pm weekdays at the museum.

June 2007 News: the museum hosts several local and regional schools for their annual Educational Field Trips to our Children's Museum. Check out newest exhibits to arrive at our Museum! And our Summer programs.

May 2007 News: New York State Senator Joseph A. Griffo (R, C–47) announced that The Children’s Museum in Utica will receive a $40,000 grant to facilitate implementation of an energy efficiency project. The grant funding is administered by the New York Power Authority (NYPA). He also announced the awarding of $15,000 in funding from the New York State Budget for lighting improvements in the historic downtown Utica building. Download announcement here. Read OD article. View more info & video here on Senator's site.

April 2007 News: week of April 9-13, '07, the Children's Museum Spring Break week featured neat activities. Saturday, April 7, 2007, kids enjoyed our Annual Easter Egg Hunt. Included in the $9. per person admission (reduced member admission $5. per person - children under 1 free), children received an Easter Goody Bag, got their pictures taken with the Easter Bunny, conducted the hunt for eggs on the 2nd floor, ook an airplane ride on our 4th floor, made Easter Arts & Crafts on our 3rd floor!

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March 2007 News: Saturday, March 24th, we once again held a successful Annual Science & Technology Fair Our thanks to Event Sponsor Pratt & Whitney HMI Metal Powders, Prize Sponsor Prevalere Life Sciences, Exhibit Sponsor NASA's Goddard Space Center.View pictures and fair <entry forms.

Saturday, March 10th, a special "Blast Off to Space" Program was presented at the museum, sponsored by The Mohawk Valley Astronomical Society.

February 2007 News: Winter Break week (Feb. 19th to 24th) featured lots of neat cool programs, activities & four new really exciting new exhibits! Read more here

January 2007 News: During January, we were only open 3 days a week - Monday, Thursday, and Saturday. We're closed the other days for renovations & staff vacations. Check our online calendar.

December News: Saturday, December 23rd, "The Children’s Museum Holiday Karaoke / Train Conductor / Radio DJ / Space Science Family Fun Day". From 10:00am to 4:00pm, special activities in these four areas, included our Elves with arts & crafts, washable tatooes & balloon making, in decorated building, goody bags to take home!

Saturday, December 30th, from 10:00am to 4:00pm, we hosted our fun "Family New Year’s Celebration: Welcoming 2007 at the Children’s Museum". Includes: gaily decorated building, party hats & noisemakers, disco karaoke music, snacks, arts & crafts, various holiday activities, goody bags to take home!

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