"Kids Curate" first exhibition curated by children across state
Event includes family-friendly educational activities

Albany, N.Y. - The New York State Museum will host Kids Curate, the first exhibition at the museum curated by children across the state, February 24 through 26. In addition, families can participate in a variety of educational hands-on activities, meet museum scientists and curators, and enjoy performances by local musical and performing arts groups.

Last November children across the state voted for their favorite artifacts and specimens in the State Museum's collections to go on display at the first Kids Curate exhibition. The top seven objects with the most votes will be on display including: a 20th century circus dog costume, cleared and stained "see through" catfish, glasses created for a bird in the 19th century, a sea lamprey from the Poestenkill in Troy, a ticket booth from Hoffman's Playland, a rock concretion that looks like a turtle, and a Native American "strawberry moon" sculpture.

In addition, families and children can meet State Museum scientists and curators, go on scavenger hunt, participate in arts and crafts activities inspired by the Kids Curate exhibition, take a selfie at the photo booth, enjoy a ride on the historic carousel, and attend musical performances. A full schedule of activities is available at: http://www.nysm.nysed.gov/programs/kids-curate.

The State Museum is a program of the New York State Education Department's Office of Cultural Education. Located at 222 Madison Avenue in Albany, the Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. It is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day. Admission is free. Further information about programs and events can be obtained by calling (518) 474-5877 or visiting the Museum website at www.nysm.nysed.gov.


Antonia Giuliano, (518) 474-1201