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 10 children per session. Members receive a 10% discount. Contact us about scholarships.

Spring Classes

Register here for Spring Class Session 2

Session 2: Runs from May 26 – June 25. $145 per student.

FULL Theater & Art for PreK-Grade 3: Wed 11am-3:30pm

Costume, Play & Design: In this class, kids will learn about designing costumes, theatre makeup (including special effects), character development, mask making, and more to create a cosplay (character dress up) of their favorite character or to create a new character of their own, with a costume parade at the end!

Music for PreK-K: Thurs 11am-3:30pm

Music & Movement Tap your feet, get up and move, and learn about movement in music.  We’ll choreograph our own pieces, learn about different styles, and discover composers of dance music.  Unearth a world of movement at the museum!

Science for Grades 1-5: Fridays 11am-3:30pm

Gaming : Games have been bringing people together for thousands of years – from backgammon in ancient Mesopotamia to modern MMOs, they have been a fun excuse to connect with our neighbors and friends. In this class, we’ll look at cultures past and present through the lens of games. Kids will design a game that represents their favorite civilization.

Summer Camps 2021

Register here for Summer Camp

Camps run from Mon – Fri from 9am to 3pm. $195 per camper. For kids in grades 1-5. Member discount 10% and scholarships available.

PROGRAM FULL July 19th to 23rd Chemistry Lab In this camp, kids will experiment with explosions of color, texture, and science! Along with guest presenters, we’ll periodically ignite fascination and excitement at the chemicals in our everyday lives. From simple Chromatography Races to homemade Biofuels, kids will safely learn about the variety of materials all around us.

PROGRAM FULL July 26th to 30th Movie Making Have you ever wondered what it’s like to make your own movie? Join us and create a movie from the ground up! We will make our own silent film by writing the script, directing, and acting in it ourselves! We will bring our film into the 21st century by creating a film score with electronic music! And… action!

PROGRAM FULL August 2nd to 6th Street Art & Theater Explore the world of Street Art and Theatre through graffiti art, chalk competitions, muralists, and outdoor performances! We will create artwork and theatrical performances for the public. Art museums and galleries may be closed due to COVID, but the streets are open and ready for artistic creations!

PROGRAM FULL August 9th to 13th Engineer’s Workshop Simple machines are used to make life easier, but how does that actually work? In this camp, we’ll recreate some of history’s marvels of engineering, from the Pyramids to the International Space Station, and focus on the steps that builders take to finalize these wonders. We’ll take what we’ve learned and craft an assembly line that makes delicious snacks!

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