things to do with kids

Explore and Celebrate “Our Global Kitchen: Food, Nature, Culture” at the American Museum of Natural History

by Gina Martin

“Our Global Kitchen: Food, Nature, Culture,” the newest special exhibition at the American Museum of Natural History, delves into the complex and infinitely interesting subject of food and its role in human culture. The food system encompasses everything from history to science to culture, and […]

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Lake Placid Winter Olympic Museum and the Olympic Center: Where Miracles Happen

by Cie McCullough Buschle

In the heart of downtown Lake Placid lies the Olympic Center, home to three indoor skating rinks, the outdoor speed skating oval, and the only Olympic Museum in the United States. But to anyone who watched the 1980 Winter Olympics, it’s the place where Miracles […]

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Whiteface Veterans Memorial Highway: Stuff You Never Knew About the Adirondacks, the Second President Roosevelt Story

by Cie McCullough Buschle

Last summer Albany Kid presented a short series called Stuff You Never Knew About the Adirondacks. The stories included How Lake Placid is Related to the Dewey Decimal System, The Adirondack, Burnell, Westport or Muskoka Chair and The First President Roosevelt Story. Now it’s time […]

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Chills at the Witch Dungeon Museum, Salem Massachusetts

by Cie McCullough Buschle

The Salem Witch Dungeon Museum offers “a unique educational experience with a chill or two” – and they deliver! Salem, Massachusetts is a fun city. Not too big, so walking is the best way to get around. There are interesting shops, quaint inns, great public […]

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Learning About Life in the 17th Century, The Witch House, Salem Massachusetts

by Cie McCullough Buschle

What’s the best way to teach your kids history? Start with what they find interesting! The home of Judge John Corwin is a perfect example of 17th Century architecture and one of the few remaining high-end homes from the architectural style known as First Period. […]

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Have a Blast! at Rock of Ages Granite Quarry, Vermont

by Cie McCullough Buschle

Vermont is known as the Green Mountain State, but what lies under those mountains? At the Rock of Ages quarry, just outside of Barre, you can get a chance to see. Back in 1885 a man named George B. Milne opened a granite manufacturing business. […]

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Say Cheese! in Cabot, Vermont

by Cie McCullough Buschle

Drive through anywhere in Vermont and you will notice two things: there are lots of mountains and there are lots of cows. With such beautiful surroundings, it’s no wonder those cows make some of the World’s Best Cheese. Back in 1919 a group of ninety-four […]

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Sesame Place: A First Theme Park Family Adventure

by Sandra Foyt

My kids are old enough that our last visit to Sesame Place pre-dates digital cameras. Alas, I don’t have any photos of our first family adventure to a theme park. Even without the photographs, I well remember my toddler’s ear-to-ear grin, and that glorious feeling […]

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Teddy Bear Love: An Assortment of Beary Fine Museums and Attractions That Will Delight Kids (and their Adults!)

by Sandra Foyt

“You can’t stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.”  A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh Winnie-the-Pooh holds a special place in many a child’s heart; if truth be told, the loveable bear can coax […]

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Positive Vibrations

by Sandra Foyt
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What’s big, orange, and powered by the positive? It’s the Capital Region’s Community Mascot – the Smile Monster! The “Smile Monster is on a mission to make a positive difference in our community. A smile is FREE, HEALTHY, CONTAGIOUS, and ENHANCES OUR LIVES.” And now, […]

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