The North Country Children’s Museum is a non-profit organization formed in 2011 by a group of educators with a collective vision to create a cultural and educational center for North Country families.
Now established as a region-wide educational resource, NCCM operates as a Museum Without Walls and presents a range of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) programs for children 13 and under and their families. Programs are offered weekly during the school year at the Clarkson University Bookstore and at regional festivals throughout the summer. The Museum’s future home will be located in historic downtown Potsdam with a projected opening date of December 2017.
Renowned exhibit design firm, Alchemy Studio, has been selected through an extensive RFP process to design, fabricate, and install the museum’s interactive exhibits.
Over $400,000 has been secured to date that includes both public/private support.
A $200,000 capital campaign is underway to complete the funding for the overall project.
NCCM encourages creativity and inquiry through active hands-on, minds-on participation. Future exhibits include: Innovation Station, Adirondack Science, Mohawk Culture, Art Studio, Construction Zone, Kids Co-op, Kid Power and Early Childhood PlaySpace. Through engaging, impactful, and memorable experiences, NCCM provides space for children to try on the role of scientist, artist, and thinker.
NCCM is recognized by the Association of Children’s Museums, the New York State Board of Regents and is governed by a nine-member board of directors who oversee all areas of organizational structure and fiscal accountability.
Programs are funded by both public and private contributions and supported with in-kind community contributions, volunteers/student interns and expert oversight provided pro-bono by leading educators.