Founded in 1990 by community parents and educators, The Children’s Museum at Saratoga is committed to fostering active parent involvement in children’s learning, to serving as a resource for school districts in the area, and to ensuring that its programs and services are accessible to ALL children.
As a 501(c)(3) organization we do not receive federal or state funding. We rely on your patronage, as well as your generous donations, so that we may continue to provide innovative, developmental tools for the children of our community.
In order to continue to provide innovative and up to date programs and exhibits the Museum is undergoing renovations for necessary updates and additions.
Among the changes are two new exhibits, the Saratoga Springs Rotary Club STEM Room, and the Sensory Integration Room, as well as enhancements to our existing exhibits, a new program room, a new vestibule/entryway, and a new outside staircase.
The Saratoga Springs Rotary Club STEM room will focus on early childhood development of STEM (science, technology, engineering & math) concepts, geared toward children ages 4 years to 8 years.
Children will be encouraged to utilize the room as needed for their development, on their own, with their peers, and guided by their caregivers. Since its inception, the Museum has structured our exhibits and programs to reflect STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) based learning, and we will continue to do so. The creation of this room provides a necessary extension of our already in place learning model, and provides the opportunity to clearly define and focus on important STEM concepts.
The Sensory Integration Room will be a daily extension of our Making Connections program. Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) affects daily interactions and communication in young children, making early intervention imperative. Studies have shown that many children, in particular those diagnosed with ASD, do not regulate sensory input well, and may experience inappropriate reactions to stimuli. The Sensory Integration Room will allow ALL children to engage their senses while building social, emotional and cognitive language skills through hands-on tools and programming. The permanent addition of the Sensory Integration Room in our Museum provides the opportunity to work towards a kinder, more conscious community.
We are currently short of our fundraising goal.
I hope that you will consider donating to the Museum. Your contributions not only keep our doors open, but also serve as an investment in the children of our community.