We’re thawing out from a fun winter here in the Lake George Region! If your children are home from Spring Break, a trip to Lake George is the perfect way to spend that free time.
Keep them entertained with fun classes at our local museums. Play a game of laser tag or bowling. Try your hand at indoor rock climbing or bounce over to an indoor trampoline park! There are plenty of outdoor activities too at ski areas, Ausable Chasm and High Falls Gorge — or just take a leisurely walk or hike around the lake! (Beware of mud or icy areas if you’re hiking on trails.)
Spring Break Workshops
All workshops will take place at 11 am. Crafts are appropriate for ages 3-8. Workshops are free of charge, but donations are encouraged.
Monday, April 2nd: Signs of Spring – Caterpillar to Butterfly
Join us for a colorful and creative workshop inspired by the VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR by Eric Carle. We will make two puppets – an articulated caterpillar and a stick puppet butterfly.
Tuesday, April 3rd: Ancient Times
Let’s tell time by the spring and summer sun! Make a sundial and learn about ancient signs and symbols of different cultures.
Wednesday, April 4th: Navajo Sandpaintings
The Native American Navajos welcomed spring with colorful sand paintings. Find out about this fun tradition and create your own beautiful sand art project.
Thursday, April 5th: Let It Rain!
Sunshine and rain make nature bloom and grow. Cultures all around the world perform music to encourage rain in the spring and summer months. Learn about different international traditions and make your own rain stick.
Friday, April 6th: Everyone loves a rainbow!
All over the world there are legends and myths about the magic of rainbows. We will talk about rainbows from Ireland to Hawaii and make a springtime mobile celebrating the colors of the rainbow.
Celebrate spring with this colorful workshop exploring the science behind color in art. Children will discover how artists use color in their artworks to express emotions, create illusions, and describe the look of a place. For ages 6 to 12.
Full Workshop (Tuesday – Friday): $60 members / $80 non-members
Single day: $20 members / $25 non-members
Tuesday, April 3rd
Color Connections: We will look at Modern artist Josef Albers and explore color interactions. We will learn how color affects our emotions and how colors change when mixed together. In the Art Studio, we will make a color theory paper weaving.
Wednesday, April 4th
What is a landscape? It is an artwork of natural scenery such as mountains, trees, rivers, or oceans. Artists who create landscape have a love of the land. We will discover how to look at landscape in a new way. In the Art Studio, we will depict the land we love with watercolor painting techniques.
Thursday, April 5th
Did you know that art is all around us? Advertisements and design are part of our daily life. Pop artists saw this and wanted to raise the art we see daily to the status of fine art. Discover how pop art used popular imagery to create masterworks. In the Art Studio, we will make a pop art design that will make you say, “Wow!”
Friday, April 6th
Colors of high contrast can play tricks on our eyes. Op artists use the science of perception to make the viewer an active component in their artwork. Discover more about Op Art and create a color illusion of your own.
Fidelis Care Friday – Free ticket to all children aged 14 or under with the purchase of an adult ticket!
The Adirondack Thunder are the proud ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s New Jersey Devils. To get more info and to buy tickets visit www.echlthunder.com.
- Ausable Chasm
- Aviation Mall (Regal Cinemas inside)
- Chapman Museum
- Fun Spot
- Fun World Arcade
- Great Escape Lodge & Indoor Water Park (Day passes are available)
- High Falls Gorge
- Hyde Collection
- Kingpins Family Fun Center
- Lake George Lanes & Games
- National Museum of Dance and Hall of Fame
- New Skete Monasteries
- Rocksport Indoor Rock Climbing
- Sip & Canvas
- Star Trek the Original Series Set Tour
- Slate Valley Museum
- Tubby Tubes – (open during the weekend)
- Toad Hill Maple Farm (call to see if tour is available)
- Warrensburgh Museum of Local History
- Wax N Wix (Make your own candle!)
- West Mountain Ski Area
- Whiteface Lake Placid
- World Awareness Children’s Museum