The North Country Children’s Museum’s Class Series and Vacation Camps offer kids unique, interactive STEAM activities led by NCCM educators and university faculty. These drop-off programs are held at our location in downtown Potsdam. Space is limited to 12 children per session. Members receive a 10% discount. Contact us about scholarships.

Winter Class Series

Register here for our Winter Class Series

Ten weeks of class in each series running from January 26th – April 8th.  Class series cost $95 per student.

Early Childhood Classes for Child & Caregiver

Toddler Music: Wednesdays 10:15am-11:00am Ages 4 and under, Toddler Music is a mixed-age music and movement class for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and their caregivers, that includes activities designed to promote musical learning across ages. Activities include singing and chanting, dancing and finger plays, and playing children’s instruments, aka: making noise and jumping around. You don’t want your little one to miss out! With Crane professor and experienced early childhood music educator, Heather Wheeler.

Engineer’s Lab: Thursdays 10:15am-11:00am Ages 3-5, Students will see their creativity come to life while applying STEM skills and building their own interactive products.  Students become engineers by immersing themselves in the design process–from brainstorming ideas, drafting a blueprint and implementation plan, to creating a final product. With Clarkson Institute for STEM Education.

Toddler Yoga: Fridays 10:15am-11:00am  For kids walking to age 5, with a caregiver. Taught by Brianne Bordon, owner of Yoga for All Musicians. Brianne brings a love of movement, music, and play to her children’s yoga classes. A mix of movement and music based in yoga. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and come prepared to have fun!

After School Classes for School Age Children

The Art of Slime: Wednesdays 3:30pm-4:10pm Grades K-5, Who doesn’t love the ooey gooey substance! Maybe you’ve learned about the science of slime, but have you thought of slime as an art form? Let’s experiment with mixing different slime processes and use them as our main art material! We will turn Slime into amazing works of Fine Art, including paintings, sculptures and installations!

Sewing: Wednesdays 4:15pm-5:00pm Grades 1-5, In this class, children will learn to sew using a variety of hand sewing techniques. Participants will use their sewing skills to create clothes for stuffed toys or dolls and other projects. This class is taught by artist Romi Sebald of Cranberry Brook Designs.

Engineer’s Lab: Thursdays 3:30pm-4:10pm Grades 2-6, Students will see their creativity come to life while applying STEM skills and building their own interactive products.  Students become engineers by immersing themselves in the design process–from brainstorming ideas, drafting a blueprint and implementation plan, to creating a final product. With Clarkson’s Institute for STEM Education.

Crane Music at the Museum: Thursdays 4:15pm-5:00pm Grades K-5, In this interactive music program, kids will create, play, and experiment with musical composition. College students from the Frackenpohl Honors Brass Quintet at the Crane School of Music will come to share their expertise of music and instruments. Kids will learn about instrument families, the sounds of band and orchestra, and play a concert with the Crane School of Music performers!

Into the Woods! Forestry for Kids: Fridays 3:30pm-4:10pm Grades 1-5,  Animals use them as homes, we use them to build, and they make the oxygen we all need to breathe, but what else do you know about the trees in our backyard? In this class, we will learn how to identify some of the most common trees in the North Country, dig deep into their root systems, uncover what goes on behind their bark, and plant the seeds of how tree reproduction works! We’ll wrap things up with a costumed presentation on how all these different trees work together, and how to see the forest from the trees.

Clay ‘n Play: Fridays 4:15pm-5:00pm Grades K-5, Let your child explore the world of clay. Children will have the opportunity to hand build projects, visit a real pottery studio, and learn about the glazing and firing processes. They will also be able to experience how clay is ‘thrown’ on a pottery wheel.

Vacation Week Camps

Weeklong vacation camps for February and April School Break.  Camps cost $195 per student. Member discount 10%. Contact us about scholarships. For children in grades 1-5.

Wicked Weather Science Camp: Monday, Feb 21st – Friday, Feb 25, 9am to 3pm

Register here for February Break Camp: Now Full

Whether you love it or hate it, the weather these days has been crazy! In this camp, you’ll become a Climatologist through hands-on art and science activities, lessons by special guest speakers, and university field trips! We’ll learn about greenhouse gases and atmospheric currents, make it rain cats and dogs, and brainstorm how new technologies will shape the weather of the future!

To join the waiting list for February break camp, please contact Emilia at programs@northcountrychildrensmusuem.org

Art & Music Camp Monday, April 18- Friday, April 22, 9am to 3pm

Register here for April  Break Camp

What happens when music and art collide? In this experimental camp, students will explore sound-to-color Synesthesia by blending musical and artistic activities. By blurring the borders between these mediums, we hope to highlight the magic of both! Join us and create works of music-inspired art, custom album covers, and other hands-on/ears-on projects!
For More Info Contact:

info@northcountrychildrensmuseum.org
315-274-9380