If you're up for a weekend road trip, there's a new 16,000-square-foot Children's Museum offering engaging exhibits and interactive programming for children of all ages.

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Located just over four hours from Buffalo, New York State has announced the grand opening of the Children's Museum at the historic Lincoln Bathhouse on Broadway in Saratoga Spa State Park, on the edge of the Adirondacks.

New York Governor Kathy Hochul announced the $3.1 million renovation project which relocated the Museum to its new location.  The new 16,000-square-foot fully accessible museum is the first public-facing operation to be located in Saratoga's historic Lincoln Bathhouse in over 25 years.

Governor Hochul said. via a press release:

The opening of the Children's Museum adds another major attraction to our growing list of partners in the beautiful, natural setting of Saratoga Spa State Park...this project marks a major milestone in our efforts to restore and reactivate the National Historic Landmark structures throughout the park.

The new museum now occupies three of the original bathing wings in the historic bathhouse, and features several rebuilt and refurbished exhibits.  There is also a new collection of STEM exhibits, which allow visitors to experiment and learn via hands-on activities. The museum also features a mock grocery store with a fully functional register and scanner, a farm exhibit, a fire station where kids can help extinguish a virtual fire, and a news station where they can record their own news segments.

The original Saratoga Children's Museum opened back in 1990.  For more information on the new facility, CLICK HERE.

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