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This week at the museum

Children's Program
story art
February 05, 2016 :  11:00 A.M. - 11:45 A.M.

Location:  Kids' Cove
Description:  

Enjoy the Museum by listening to a story, exploring objects from the teaching collection and creating a fun art project. Themes will be announced on the day of the program.

Toddlers and Preschoolers.

Pick up tickets at the Main Lobby Desk. 

trash to treasure
February 06, 2016 :  1:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Location:  Classroom 2-3
Description:  

Trash to Treasures features an art project using manufacturing mistakes and materials destined for the landfill. Museum art instructor, Peggy Steinbach invites you to spend an Earth-friendly afternoon at the Museum. 

rain or shine...it's reading time
February 10, 2016 :  10:30 A.M. - 11:15 A.M.

Location:  Kids' Cove
Description:  

Discover a special exhibit with Miss Ann as she shares her favorite children’s literature. Story time is enhanced with activities based on preschool education concepts. 

Film
cinema sunday: hudson river journey and rediscovering the light
February 07, 2016 :  2:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Location:  Huxley Theater
Description:   Hudson River Journey . The history of the Hudson River of New York State reflects the history of our country. First it was home to Native Americans, followed by European settlers. Later the Hudson River bore witness to the age of steamships, the Hudson River School of Painter, industrialization, pollution, and renewed revitalization. See how that inspiration continues today, through the eyes of renowned artist Len Tantillo and legendary folksinger Pete Seeger. (45 min)

 

 

Rediscovering the Light. After twelve years of restoration projects, the Capitol is once again the shining jewel of the Empire State. This film documents the final chapters in the story of the restoration of the New York State Capitol - a national historic landmark and one of the state's most iconic structures. Witness the results of efforts to restore the massive skylights and lay lights above the Assembly and Senate staircases; the completion of the magnificent slate and red terra cotta roof; Tower Hall; and the reopening of the Hall of Governors. (27 min)

Guided Tour

behind the scenes tour: state museum shaker collection 
February 06, 2016 :  1:00 P.M. - 2:30 P.M.

Registration:  Pre-registration is required. Space is limited, please register by Wednesday, February 3 with Nicole LaFountain at (518) 474-0575 or email Nicole.lafountain@nysed.gov
Location:  Museum Lobby
Description:   The State Museum's collection of Shaker materials includes several thousand artifacts, only a small portion of which can be seen in the current exhibition. In this behind the scenes tour, visitors will see Shaker artifacts in the museum's collection storage, and explore what made Shaker craftsmanship internationally admired.
Meet at the Main Lobby Desk.

This week at the museum
Children's Program
rain or shine...it's reading time
February 24, 2016 :  10:30 A.M. - 11:15 A.M.

Location:  Kids' Cove
Description:   Discover a special exhibit with Miss Ann as she shares her favorite children’s literature. Story time is enhanced with activities based on preschool education concepts.

story art
March 04, 2016 :  11:00 A.M. - 11:45 A.M.

Location:  Kids' Cove
Description:  

Enjoy the Museum by listening to a story, exploring objects from the teaching collection and creating a fun art project. Themes will be announced on the day of the program. Toddlers and preschoolers.

Pick up tickets at the Main Lobby Desk. 

rain or shine... it's reading time
March 09, 2016 :  10:30 A.M. - 11:15 A.M.

Location:  Adirondack Hall
Description:    Discover a special exhibit with Miss Ann as she shares her favorite children’s literature. Story time is enhanced with activities based on preschool education concepts. 

Family Program
birthday celebration for clifford the big red dog
February 14, 2016 :  1:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Location:  Student Center
Description:  

Share in the timeless values of Clifford’s BIG Ideas by celebrating his birthday at the NYS Museum! Bring your camera to capture this special meet and greet moment and character-themed crafts and activities. Presented by PBS and WMHT. 

classical music showcase 
February 14, 2016 :  1:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Location:  Adirondack Hall
Description:  

Professional musicians will play a wide array of classical music from throughout the ages through current incarnations in the museum’s Adirondack Hall and Huxley Theater. Children, families and music lovers of all ages are invited to this free event to visit the groups, listen to music and learn more about different instruments.

This program is by The Albany Musicians Association, Local 14 of the American Federation of Musicians. It is a union of dedicated professional musicians covering every genre of music. Its members can be seen playing in concerts, clubs, weddings, parades, musicals and symphony orchestras both locally and beyond. 

family fun day: bloomin' in the museum!
February 20, 2016 :  1:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Location:  Museum Lobby
Description:  

Each third Saturday of the month, the Museum offers fun for the whole family with games, crafts, and other theme-based activities.

Check with Main Lobby Desk for location. 

national recorder month
March 13, 2016 :  2:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Location:  Adirondack Hall
Description:  

The Hudson Mohawk Recorder Society (HMRS) is a Chapter of the American Recorder Society. In celebration of National Recorder Month, stop by and listen to a diverse group of recorder players making music.

Meet at the Colvin Tower in Adirondack Hall. 

 move into music
March 20, 2016 :  11:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

Location:  Adirondack Hall
Description:   Join Deb Cavanaugh of Heldeberg Music Together for an interactive music program that gets people moving and grooving, singing and dancing while listening to a variety of instruments including guitar, mandolin, mountain dulcimer and more.



Lecture

development and ecology in saber-toothed cats
February 16, 2016 :  12:10 P.M. - 12:30 P.M.

Location:  Huxley Theater
Description:  

Join Dr. Robert S. Feranec, Curator of Pleistocene Vertebrate Paleontology, as he discusses the tooth development in the saber-toothed cat, Smilodon fatalis from the Rancho La Brea tar pits in relation to its ecology, and why we don't expect to find them in New York State.

Program includes 20 minute talk and Dr. Feranec will be happy to answer questions following the presentation. Participants are welcomed to bring their lunches. 

the evolution of the earth’s materials 
March 08, 2016 :  12:10 P.M. - 12:30 P.M.

Location:  Huxley Theater
Description:  

Three eras of mineral and rock evolution—planetary accretion, crust and mantle reworking, and biologically mediated mineralogy—recorded the dramatic changes in the diversity and distribution of the Earth’s minerals and rocks. Join Curator of Geology Dr. Lupulescu for a lecture on the driving mechanisms and timing of the Earth’s mineral and rock diversification.

Program includes 20 minute talk and Dr. Lupulescu will be happy to answer questions following the presentation. Participants are welcomed to bring their lunches. 

Program
drawing the adirondacks
February 13, 2016 :  10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

Location:  Adirondack Hall
Description:   Drop in and sketch a diorama in Adirondack Hall!

All levels of drawing experience are welcome, including guests who are picking up a sketchbook for the first time! A Museum staff person will be on hand to answer questions and offer encouragement. Limited drawing materials are provided to encourage spontaneous participation. Chairs are provided. Please bring your own supplies. 

Meet at the Main Lobby.

Adults, Teens, Students. 



Special Event
the 23rd annual james campbell memorial gem, mineral and fossil show and sale
February 13, 2016 :  10:00 A.M. - February 14, 2016 :  5:00 P.M.

Location:  Fourth Floor - Terrace
Description:   Vendors display and sell gems, jewelry, minerals, fossils, and much more. This event is co-sponsored by the Capital District Mineral Club and the New York Academy of Mineralogy.
All proceeds benefit the Museum's mineral acquisition fund.
Fee: $5 per person            
Children ages 12 and under are free. Cash only. 

new york in bloom
February 19, 2016 :  9:30 A.M. - February 21, 2016 :  5:00 P.M.

Location:  Museum Exhibit Galleries
Description:   Delight your senses with the sights and scents of flowers at the State Museum's New York in Bloom event. Over a hundred elegant floral arrangements designed by local floral designers, flower enthusiasts and garden club members are on display in the Museum's galleries this weekend. Other activities include demonstrations on floral design, children's activities, cafe, and flower market.

Fee: $5 per person. Children ages 12 and under free when accompanied by an adult.

Cash only. 

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