Go! Where Children Discover the World
By Mirror Staff
Thursday, August 11, 2011
World Awareness Children’s Museum’s New Exhibition Space Opens in Glens Falls
The World Awareness Children’s Museum new interactive, exhibition space for children, which the museum calls go! to reflect the museum’s goal of providing children with a global outlook, opened July 5.
Intended to serve as an educational destination for families and schoolchildren from the Greater Capital District to the Adirondacks, go! uses art, music, and technology to connect children to others around the world.
“At go!, children are immersed in other cultures through hands-on, multi-cultural activities,” said Dr Jacquiline Touba, the museum’s Executive Director,
The museum features a wide-range of cultural activities. The Global Art Gallery, for instance, projects international youth art on the walls, and during July and August, the museum will present a special exhibition of artwork produced by children living in Ecuador. Visitors to the exhibition will also have an opportunity to create art at the Express Yourself Art Studio.
Other hands-on activities offered at go! include handling musical instruments at the World Music Gallery, learning to eat in a traditional Japanese setting at the Home and Family Life Gallery, and using shadow puppets at the Chinese Dragon Boat Globe Theatre.
The museum will also provide visitors with periodic opportunities to Skype with children in other countries.
Every Tuesday and Thursday at go!, culturally specific programming will be featured from 10 a.m. to noon. Cost is $20 per day, per child, per program with sign up two weeks in advance.