This summer, the museum has a special new event to kick-off summer for families -"Familypalooza" - on July 9. Familypalooza will include a bounce house, music show by Radio Disney, kayaking and paddling demonstrations on the museum's pond, costumed animal characters, tasty food, face painting and much more. Children age 17 and under will be admitted free of charge for the day. Families will also enjoy "The Adirondacks Are Cookin' Out!" - a tribute to food prepared with smoke and fire - on July 28, and the popular Dog Days of Summer on Aug. 6.
Two popular special exhibits will also return in 2011. The Adirondack Museum celebrates food, drink, and the pleasures of eating in the Adirondack Park in, "Let's Eat! Adirondack Food Traditions." The exhibit shares culinary stories and customs, and a bit about local celebrity Rachael Ray.
"Common Threads: 150 Years of Adirondack Quilts and Comforters" includes historic quilts from the museum's textile collection as well as contemporary comforters, quilts, and pieced wall hangings.
The museum is open May 27 through Oct. 17 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week, including holidays. There will be an early closing on Aug. 12, and adjusted hours on Aug. 13; the museum will close for the day on Sept. 9. All paid admissions are valid for a second visit within a one-week period.
The Adirondack Museum, accredited by the American Association of Museums, tells stories of the people - past and present - who have lived, worked, and played in the unique place that is the Adirondack Park. History is in our nature. The museum is supported in part by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency.
For information about all that the museum has to offer, please call (518) 352-7311, or visit www.adirondackmuseum.org.