The Adirondacks Real Life Time Machine

A must see and do -- on any vacation in the 'Dacks --  involves a trip to The Adirondack Museum. With its interactive displays and demonstrations, the museum focuses on the cultural history of the Adirondacks, set against the glorious Blue Mountain Lake. Kids of all ages can experience how folks lived, survived and  progressed in the Adirondacks, going back to the 1800s.

We recommend getting there early and packing snacks and a picnic lunch. All your  need to know details are right here!

Younger kids  will enjoy the antique clothes-washing station  -- with real clothes to wash and dry --  a lean-to with camp supplies to play in, a train to climb aboard, animal pelts to play “guess what” with, and a one-room schoolhouse full of crafts and games.Older kids can watch a boat builder making a traditional Adirondack boat, learn the history of logging, and tour an early Adirondack cottage.

Here is the Museum’s current and upcoming schedule of kid friendly activities:

The Reising Schoolhouse

OFFERED: MAY 22 — OCTOBER 12, 2015

DAILY; 10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Play games and make projects that Adirondack school children have enjoyed for generations in our schoolhouse activity center.

Little Log Cabin and Tot Lot

OFFERED: MAY 22 — OCTOBER 12, 2015

10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Young visitors can swing, climb, play and explore our Adirondack playground and child-sized cabin.

Feed the Fish

OFFERED: MAY 22 — OCTOBER 12, 2015

DAILY; 12:30 P.M.

It's lunchtime for our rainbows and brookies.

NEW - Museum Makebelieve

OFFERED: MAY 22 — OCTOBER 12, 2015

DAILY; 10:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Play the Arto Monaco way

Old-Fashioned Wash Day

OFFERED: MAY 22 — OCTOBER 12, 2015

DAILY; 10:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Wash clothes the old-fashioned way.

Boat Builder's Demonstration

OFFERED: JUNE 16 — AUGUST 22, 2015

10:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M., TUESDAY - SATURDAY

Watch as an Adirondack guide boat takes form.