Utica Children’s Museum offers school break activities
UTICA — The Utica Children’s Museum, 311 Main St., is is offering a variety of events over school break.
Sponsored by MVP Healthcare, days will be filled with educational activities, art, science, fitness and fun for all ages.
Everything is included with the regular price of admission: $8, $6 children ages 2-17, and $7 for seniors, students and veterans.
The list of activities for next week:
Tuesday, April 24
Hooked on Health Day with Cornell Cooperative Extension, Eat Smart NY and New York State Department of Health
11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Ride a Smoothie Bike and taste a smoothie
Meet Oneida Dairy Princess Abigail Wratten
Educational programming, yoga and other fun physical activities
Sign up for Head Start & Early Head Start
Wednesday, April 25
Weather Day with WUTR
11 a.m.-1 p.m.: Make Rainbow Crafts and Wind Socks
11:30 a.m.: WUTR meteorologist Rachel Witter will read “Windy Hair Day” and help kids make anemometers
Noon: A paint activity based on the book
Thursday, April 26
Butterflies & Bugs Day
11 a.m.: WUTR’s Grace Fernandez will read “The Hungry Caterpillar.” Live remote with Bug Country Radio
11 a.m.-1 p.m.: Crafts — Tissue Paper Butterflies, Bug Headbands and Egg Carton Caterpillars
1:30-3:30 p.m.: Live bugs from the Utica Zoo
Friday, April 27
Fitness & Flowers Friday
11 a.m.-1 p.m.: Terracotta pot painting and seed planting
11 a.m.: Fitness Farmacy will hold Pound, Speed Agility and Stretch from 11-11:30 a.m., 11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. and 12:30-1 p.m.
Participate in a collaborative art project that will be installed at the One World Flower Festival
Saturday, April 28
10 a.m.-noon: Learn beginner coding and make basic circuit boards with the MVCC Future Engineers Club
11 a.m.: “The Fearless Boy Inventor” book reading and signing by Jermiko Thomas
1:30-3 p.m.: Drone awareness session and demos by Level Up STEM Program
Sunday, April 29
Noon-2 p.m.: Shriner Clowns and balloon animals
Noon-3 p.m.: Circus photo booth - take your own photos/selfies
1-2 p.m.: Magic Show
2:30 p.m.: Hula Hoop Class with Upstate Hoopz
Regular museum hours are Thursday, Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., and Sunday: noon - 5 p.m.
The museum announced in late 2017 that it would be under the managed services of Kids Oneida. Kids Oneida oversees administration, operations, marketing and development for the Museum.