finger-lakes-wine-country.JPG  Museums to Offer Kids and Teens, 19 Years and Younger, Free Admission May 31 - June 6, 2012 Finger Lakes Wine Country, N.Y. - Finger Lakes Wine Country Tourism Marketing Association is excited to take part in the celebration of New York State's diverse cultural offerings during New York State Museum Week, May 31 - June 6, 2012.  Select museums in Finger Lakes Wine Country will be offering kids and teens, 19 years of age and under, free admission. In addition, accommodations are offering accommodation packages with discounted tickets to the participating museums, and other cultural events and activities will help round out the week.  More information about the participating museums, featured events and accommodation packages can be found at "Finger Lakes Wine Country is rich with cultural diversity," stated Morgen McLaughlin, president of Finger Lakes Wine Country Tourism Marketing Association. "Our region has a strong history in winemaking, but also glassmaking, aviation, literature, agriculture, and art. We are thrilled to be participating in New York State Museum Week and showcasing some of the best cultural attractions that New York State has to offer." According to the I Love New York web site, "New York State Museum Week-designed to give guests a taste of what museums have available throughout the year-is the perfect opportunity for neighboring-residents and visitors alike to discover (or rediscover) these remarkable cultural institutions and their contributions to the preservation of our state's rich heritage."  More information about the statewide promotion can be found at  "Families will be able to enjoy many of the region's museums during New York State Museum Week for a real deal," said Mike Linehan, President and CEO of the Yates County Chamber of Commerce. "By offering free admission for kids and teens 19 and under, it becomes very affordable for a family to experience the rich cultural history that belongs to the region," added Peggy Coleman, President of the Steuben County Conference & Visitors Bureau.  Museums in Chemung County and Schuyler County are also participating. Museums offering free admission to kids and teens in Finger Lakes Wine Country are:
  • The Corning Museum of Glass
  • Rockwell Museum of Western Art
  • Patterson Inn Museum Complex
  • Glenn H. Curtiss Museum
  • Arnot Art Museum
  • Chemung Valley History Museum
  • Wings of Eagles Discovery Center and Museum
  • National Soaring Museum
  • Tanglewood Nature Center and Museum
  • Oliver House and L. Caroline Underwood Museums
  • Schuyler County Historical Museum
  • International Motor Research Center
  • Steuben County Historical Center
Finger Lakes Wine Country is an innovative marketing association that is a partnership of Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben, and Yates Counties of New York State.  Finger Lakes Wine Country is responsible for the Finger Lakes Wine Country travel magazine, the Finger Lakes Wine Country mobile travel app, available at, and the dynamic website,, offering visitors to the region the ability to build, map, and print their custom-built itineraries. Finger Lakes Wine Country, New York has been recognized as the World's Most Beautiful Wine Region (Budget Travel), a top value destination (ShermansTravel), and is home to America's Coolest Small Town, Hammondsport, NY (Budget Travel).