National Museum of Racing and Hall of FameSaratoga Springs, N.Y. — The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame will present a summer virtual children’s program series beginning Thursday, July 16, geared toward ages 3 through 8. These free online programs will be prerecorded and posted to the Museum’s Facebook page at each week for families to experience at their convenience. A new program will be posted every Thursday through Aug. 27. This week’s program, “Get Ready for the Races,” focuses on fun facts for children about the role of jockeys. There will also be opportunities for children to draw their own racing silks on a downloadable coloring sheet.

National Museum of Racing Summer Virtual Education Program Series Schedule

Thursday, July 16 — Children’s Program: “Get Ready for the Races:” As the Saratoga meet begins, learn fun facts about the role of jockeys and design your own silks on a coloring sheet.

Thursday, July 23 — Children’s Program: “If You Could Create Your Own Horse:” Listen to a reading of “The True Story of Zippy Chippy: The Little Horse That Couldn’t,” by Artie Bennett. Explore the different colors of horses as well as what goes into choosing a name. Then create your own horse with simple materials.

Thursday, July 30 — Children’s Program: “Anatomy, Them Bones:” Learn about the anatomy of horses and build a horse skeleton with some creative supplies.

Thursday, August 6 — Children’s Program: “Build a Travers Stakes Trophy:” Prepare for Saratoga’s 151st running of the Travers Stakes by viewing Museum trophies and building one of your own.

Thursday, August 13 — Children’s Program: “Decorate a Horseshoe Photo Frame:” Explore the different types of shoes horses can wear and then decorate your own horseshoe photo frame for good luck.

Thursday, August 20 — Children’s Program: “Museum Bingo!:” A classic game and so much fun! Listen to the featured story that has words and images that will be on the bingo board. Play with family to see how you do.

Thursday, August 27 — Children’s Program: “Height in Hands: How Do You Measure a Horse?:” How big is a thoroughbred racehorse? How are they measured? Learn more about them and then use your own hand to make a horse.

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Contact: Brien Bouyea (518) 584-0400 ext. 133