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The Festival of Trees and Lights at The Children's Museum of Science & Technology in Utica NY
Just a portion of the 2009 beautiful Festival of Trees & Lights at The Children's Museum of History & Science. Enjoy them, along with four floors of interactive exhibits! Trees & lights will be up for viewing & purchase through December 28th, 2009

Saturday Science - Kids Komputers: kids digging in with Josh to take apart computers & learn what the insides were all about!

12-09 CM chosen 1 of 3 finalist in Chamber of Commerce Business of Year awards. Pictured at luncheon: Seated L to R- Bradley Brown, Director Marlene Brown, Tim Perry; Standing C- Ed Waskiewicz & NYS Sen. Joe Griffo; Standing B- Sabina Bajec & John Nogas
Congressman Mike Arcuri and NYS Senator Joe Griffo with Board Chair Mike Pilawa and museum Executive Director Marlene Brown at the Holiday Gala - Festival of Trees & Lights
Nov. 2009 - L to R: Congressman Mike Arcuri, CM Board Chair Mike Pilawa, NYS Senator Joe Griffo & Executive Director Marlene Brown open the 2009 Children's Museum Festival of Trees & Lights

Sat. Nov. 28th - Meeting Santa & Mrs. Claus at the museum!

Watching our live NASA feed by our Nasa/Science exhibits

Sat. Nov. 28th - Writing letters to Santa in CM's arts & crafts area

Come play at The Children's Museum of History & Science in Utica NY
...then depositing those letters in Santa's mailbox!


Our ever popular LED Play Dance Floor on the 2nd floor

Kids & parents enjoying our Dino Dig

Sujett DeSai playing several instruments on our 2nd floor

Caricaturist Andrew Carrington creates on our 3rd floor

A Mother & her Son enjoy a holiday dance to the sounds of

....DG Bill Thomas on our 3rd floor's festive Holiday Luau mood

Our building & the park next door lit up for the holidays!

Sound Engineer Tim Perry & John Nogas amongst the trees

A Dad & his daughter creating at our Legoes table

And others enjoying our 3rd floor Lionel Train Table
The Children's Museum Annual Festival of Trees & Lights holiday event kicks off with the Preview Party on Friday, November 20th, 2009 and continues through to November 28th, 2009!...Friday, November 27, 2009 Children's Museum 1st Annual Mother Son Fathr Daughter Dance...

Saturday, Nov. 21st our Family Festival of Trees & Lights; Saturday, Nov. 28th, 2009 our Annual Holiday on Main Street.
The Children's Museum Annual Festival of Trees & Lights holiday event kicks off with the Preview Party on Friday, November 20th, 2009...The Children's Museum Annual Festival of Trees & Lights holiday event kicks off with the Preview Party on Friday, November 20th, 2009...
Friday, November 20th, 2009 was our Holiday Gala / Preview Party: Festival of Trees & Lights w/a Luau Theme!
New the summer of 2009, The Children's Museum popular Dance Play Floor on our museum's 2nd floor.  Music, exercise, and games for kids of all ages!Children's Museum Halloween Boo Bash from 10:00am to 2:00pm Saturday October 31, 2009
The Children's Museum Annual Halloween Boo Bash was held on Saturday, October 31st, 2009 from- 10:00am to 2:00pm.

November 14th, The Children's Museum will host The Butterfly Wranglers from California!
The CA Butterfly Wranglers Aug. 14th presentation at the museum, showing the grace, beauty & wonder of the incredibe butterfly. View event slideshow.


They continue to thrive in our 3rd floor Living Science Room, accompanied by The Butterfly Wranglers DVD showing the amazing live metamophosis.


August, 2009 - New Children's Museum signage on the corner of our building, and

over our front door, courtesy John Vella, Color Ad signs - replacing our worn out signs!

L to R: John Nogas, CM Bd Mbr; Jennifer Muthig, Gov's. Regional Rep; John Stephenson, GE Elfun's & Bd Mbr; Museum Director Marlene Brown; GE Elfun Bud Ellis; GE Elfun Bob Axelson; City of Utica Mayor's rep Angelo Roefaro; CM Bd Mbr & MV Chamber rep Ed Waszkiewicz. Read July '09 OD Viewpoint written by Director Brown

July 24th ribbon cutting of our new Lionel Train Table interactive exhibit, sponsored by GE Elfun's. View video wav file & video.avi shot by CM Vol Earl


- Plans are already in high gear for our 2009 Gala/Festival of Trees Congressman Mike Arcuri & Sabrina, Co. Exec. Tony Picente & Eleanor view our 2008 Festival of Trees


Summer 2009, older children and adults love trying to stump the Touch Screen interactive History exhibits! * To top

Original edition of the first newspaper in color, in Utica NY! and Original picture of William H. Taft, USA President and James Schoolcraft Sherman, USA Vice President (from Clinton NY) in 1908 at Union Station in Utica as they visited the area.

Plans are also in high gear for our 2009 Holiday On Main Street Santa & Mrs. Claus, above at our 2008 event, emailed us they can make it back again this year! * To top

Kids of all ages enjoying our Interactive LED Play Dance Floor!
The Children's Museum will be having a grand opening in May of a Dance Play Floor on our museum's 2nd floor.  Music, exercise, and games for kids of all ages!
Finally, a place to run and jump in our Children's Museum on our exciting new interactive CM PlayDance Floor! Friday, May 8th, Opening of "The CM Play Dance Floor" made possible by a grant from The Community Foundation. Taking part: CM Board members John Nogas & Ed Waszkiewicz & John Stephenson; Community Foundation's Jan Squadrito, Museum Executive Director Marlene Brown, Oneida Co Convention & Visitors Bureau President Kelly Blazosky; Mayor Roefaro's Assistant Maria Alberico; City Event Planner Larry DiCesare; Staff and Children from The Thea Bowman House. Read Utica OD's Pennysaver article * View youtube page
Visitors of all ages experience a revolutionary entertainment system that combines the latest display and interactive technologies to produce a recreational experience that provides hours of fun for kids of all ages. The variety (8 games, 7 activities, 5 lightshows) creates an engaging musical experience that draws young children, teenagers and adults alike, staying active & having fun!. View Movie shot by CM Volunteer Earl Lewis, showing adults and children alike enjoying! View Green Star Project on this new LED exhibit on CNY Homepage's Movie . * To top

6-09 WKTV meteorologists Jill Reale and Adam Musyt present a field trip program for Bradley Elementary 2nd graders in front of our Weather Room with our live weather station

Volunteers Ric Rosero & Earl Lewis moved PlaySpace door into new half wall they built

Children of all ages enjoy our Big Wooden Train while toddlers keep their secure space* To top

Parents, teachers & adults enjoying the program

Parents, teachers & adults enjoying the program

Exploring our interactive local History Diorama & Erie Canal exhibits

Everyone likes watching the coins go round & round in our Funnel


Kids of all ages love "exploring stores" in our two-story Exploration Space


Kids of all ages like "shopping" in our CM Supermarket


Children's Museum Director Marlene Brown with Marquee Cinemas General Manager, Jeff Horne, at opening of "Night at the Museum". Download coloring page for kids. * To top

Adia Bulawa, 1 of 9 finalist in NASA's Name the Mars Rover contest with Children's Museum Executive Director Marlene Brown
Adia Bulawa, 1 of 9 NASA Name the Mars Rover finalist, with Director Brown
The Children's Museum 2009 Science and Technology Fair
Parents, educator & visitors enjoying the 2009 Science Fair student entries

The Children's Museum 2009 Science and Technology Fair
Director Brown presents Proclamations from Congressman Arcuri & NYS Senator Griffo to Adia Bulawa, named 1 of 9 finalists in NASA'; "Name the New Mars Rover" contest

The Children's Museum 2009 Easter Egg Hunt and museum Easter Bunny
The Easter Bunny greets youngsters of all ages at The Children's Museum Annual Easter Egg Hunt * To top
The Children's Museum 2009 Easter Egg Hunt
The 2009 Children's Museum Easter Egg Hunt begins! View more pix here

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

Children's Museum Commemorative Brick Walkway * Children's Museum Commemorative Brick Walkway

Children's Museum Commemorative Brick Walkway*Children's Museum Commemorative Brick Walkway
Honor the Past & Pave the Future
Read about our Commemorative Brick Walkway * To top


The only Museum adopted by both NASA & the Office of Science, our 4th floor, "Transportation Yesterday, Today, & Tomorrow" features interactive NASA & Science exhibits, our Hot Wheels Hall, Fireman & Policemen exhibits & a real airplane kids can take a ride in. Coming soon, our Surround Sound Theatre. Read Press Release.

Santa & Mrs. Claus at our Nov. 29th, 2008 Holiday On Main Street always a big hit with kids of all ages! * To top

Visitors and students enjoying our Interactive Space Scale on our 4th floor

ConMed Employee Families enjoyed all four floors! - View slideshow

ConMed Employee Christmas Party at CM Dec. 13th, 2008

2008 Gala/Festival of Trees - Congressman Mike Arcuri & Sabrina, Co. Exec. Tony Picente & Eleanor view Festival of Trees; R: Mayor Dave Roefaro & Cindy enjoying festivities

Our 3rd floor is all aglow with our 2008 Festival of Trees!

A new Meyda chandelier shines in all its glory in the Children's Museum's inner front foyer area* To top

Downstate Congressman "Did Utica!"
Children's Museum Executive Director Marlene Brown and NYS Senator Joe Griffo assisted by Sammy in cutting the ribbon for the Children's Museum new Commemorative Brick sidewalk
July 25, '08 L. to R.: Board member John Stephenson, Executive Director Brown, Les Kernan (whose wife Mackie, was one of the museum founders), Alice Pender-O'Shea & Melva Max, two other museum founders, and Board member Art Rapp Jr. at the official opening. * To top
Children's Museum Executive Director Marlene Brown and NYS Senator Joe Griffo assisted by Sammy in cutting the ribbon for the Children's Museum new Commemorative Brick sidewalk
The Commemorative Brick Sidewalk project ribbon cutting with Executive Director Marlene Brown, her grandson Samuel, and NYS Senator Joe Griffo.

July '08 L. Roma Welsh stands beside her Barbie doll collection, donated to the museum

Savannah Crew, 10, of Ocean Springs, Miss., left, and Theresa Roberts, 11, of Remsen, have fun making beaded jewelry with CM's Miss Sarah, Tuesday July 1, 2008, during the summer camp program at the Children's Museum in Utica. Savannah was in town visiting her cousins. Photo: courtesy Utica OD

July '08 Roller Derby participants visit our museum, where they made Scrapbooks

The Museum's Rotary Journey of the Desks * To top

2008 Children's Museum Easter Egg Hunt* To top

CM renovation continues w/wiring to the roof!

Taking a "ride" in our real 4th floor airplane always a joy!

2008 Children's Museum Spring Break
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 * To top
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NYS Senator Joe Griffo secures $50,000 grant for Children's Museum to renovate historic building's lighting! L. to R.: Museum Exec Director Marlene Brown, Griffo, NYPA's Ann Cianfrocco, & CM Board Chair Dan Trevisani

10-07 the MV Chamber Business After Hours at The Children's Museum drew nearly 100 business folks
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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 * To top

School Group enjoying our musical stage


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


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.

Our new 1st floor Mircobiology Room, courtesy of HCCC

12-05 Director thanks 42nd Anniversary Gala Chairs


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


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


Children's Museum of Utica NY International Halls of Fame - Bicycling, Rowing, Canoeing, Kayaking...
Children's Museum of Utica NY SCI-TECH Summer Camp©.. Children's Museum of Utica NY annual Folk Art Festival
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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. Admission of $7. children 2 to 17, $8. Seniors, $9. Adults, children under 2 & members free, covers day's activities as well as viewing the 100's of interactive exhibits on all four 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 Brochure / kalnedar.

Children's Museum Commemorative Brick Walkway

Honor the Past & Pave the Future. For only $75. you can purchase a personalized engraved brick for the Commemorative Brick Sidewalk in front of the Children's Museum.

January 2010 News: Come get in out of the cold in a warm, safe, enjoyable environment! And enjoy Saturday Science – Included in the normal admission fees. Check our online calendar.

December 2009 News: View 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. Children's Museum chosen 1 of 3 Business of the Year nominees by the MV Chamber of Commerce.

November 2009 News: Friday night, November 20th, and Saturday, November 21st, The Children’s Museum Holiday Gala (black tie / Hawaiian shirt optional) Festival of Trees & Lights ! Saturday, November 28th, 10:00am to 4:00pm, kids & families from 1 to 101 enjoy The Children’s Museum’s Annual Holiday on Main Street & Festival of Trees!

Saturday, October 31st. from 10:00am to 2:00pm, kids of all ages enjoyed our Halloween Boo Bash in a safe fun environment.

September 2009: We gear up for Fall and close a couple of additional days in order to do renovations. Check our online Calendar.

August 2009 News: On August 14th the presentation by The Butterfly Wranglers of California, of the grace, beauty & wonder of the incredibe butterfly metamorphosis, included their DVD, which plays daily in our 3rd floor Living Science Room. Commemorative Brick sidewalk!

July 2009 News: Check our our cool Summer Activities! and come experience our new interactive exhibits, including our popular new LED Play Dance Floor, and our interactive Lionel Train Table!

June 2009 News:School groups enjoyed our new exhibits, one on each of our four floors, during their field trips!

May 2009 News: We installed three new Interactive exhibits - the CM LED PlayDance Floor (with 8 games, 7 activities, 5 lightshows) on our 2nd floor, and two new interactive touch screen History exhibits on our 3rd floor, thanks to a grant from The Community Foundation! Check our Spring activities

April 2009 News: The week of April 13-17, '08, the Children's Museum Spring Break week featured neat activities. Saturday, April 11th, featured our Annual Easter Egg Hunt, fun for kids and families! Miss Greater Utica was also there for autograph signing! View more info and pictures.

March 2009 News: Saturday, March 28th, our Annual Science & Technology Fair with Event Sponsor Pratt & Whitney HMI Metal Powders, Prize Sponsor Prevalere Life Sciences, Exhibit Sponsor NASA's Goddard Space Center.View pictures of entry winners and of Adia, who is 1 of 9 finalists in NASA's Name the new Mars Rover contest (submitting the name Amelia)!>

February 2009 News: Winter Break week (Mon, Feb 16th thru Sat. Feb. 20th featured lots of neat programs, activities & exciting exhibits, including Princeton Lab's "Plasma Toys"!

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