10 a.m. to 5 p.m* Daily
* see specifications on the "Hours and Admission" page
Closed Independence Day,
Memorial Day, Easter,
New Year’s Day
(age 3 and older)
(2 adults and their 2 children)
Children under age 3: FREE
Museum and FASNY Members: FREE
The Museum also
participates in the Empire State Reciprocal Program and NARM. Members of these programs will also receive FREE admission, as per the Museum's policy: see the "Hours and Admission" page for more info.
117 Harry Howard Ave.
Hudson, NY 12534
|Everyday Visitor Educational Programming
Interactive Programming for Families
The FASNY Museum is not a children's Museum. We are a family Museum. Families come in all types, some have children, some do not, so expectations of a Museum visit vary greatly.
However, the best way for any family to learn is through doing. So, the Museum offers interactive family-friendly opportunities of all types throughout the Museum.
Below are some of the interactive opportunities offered:
Jr. Firefighter Challenge Course:
Can you complete the Jr. Firefighter Challenge Course? Slide down the pole, put out the fire with the water cannon, climb the ladder, hoist the tools, crawl under the smoke and save the victim! PLEASE NOTE: children must be at least 33" tall and between the ages of 3 and 10 to try the Jr. Firefighter Challenge Course. Please also note that this course will be closed during Super Saturday events from 10 am until 12 noon. Please see the "Events and Programs" page on this website for specific dates.
This interactive was made possible by the generous donation of the major sponsor of this exhibit, VFIS and a generous in-kind donation by Williams Lumber.
Virtual First Responder Fire Truck Experience:
Answer the call, avoid the traffic and fight the fire, as you respond to the scene of a fire in the Museum's virtual fire truck!
The Cabot/McCadam Cheese Fire Safety and Prevention Discovery Room:
The discovery room has stations that change seasonally, but usually feature educational programming including firematic crafts, games, books, puzzles and interactive stations.This includes the "Get Low and Go" practice station and the "Stop, Drop and Roll with Firestar" practice station, as well as others.This interactive area was made possible by
the generous donation and continued support of Cabot/McCadam Cheese.
See what it was like for Dutch colonists during the 1700s to fight a fire here in what would later become New York. Form your lines and see if you can put out a simulated fire in a thatch hutch using reproduction leather buckets and balls to simulate water using the bucket brigade method.
Firemen's Parade Activity:
Select your instruments and march around to the musical accompaniment of a real firemen's parade band. Does your group have what it takes to keep the line straight,play together and follow the instructions of the drum major?
Do you know what fire apparatus or fire gear came first, second, etc.? This activity challenges you to take what you learned from the "Then, Now and Always" exhibit and put the magnets in order
Creative Play on Fire Trucks:
The Museum offers the experience of being a firefighter by providing creative dress up and play
on designated fire trucks. Child and adult-sized turnout gear is
available for visitors to wear and five trucks have been designated as
creative play stations in the Museum. visitors can sit behind the wheel
of a real fire truck in the gear the pros wear and let their
To ensure all visitors expectations for their Museum visit are met, and to keep all visitors and artifacts safe, we require the policies below to be followed during your visit:
-No Food or drink of any kind is allowed in the Museum.
-No running, jumping or horseplay is allowed in the Museum.
-All visitors must be good Museum citizens: use your inside voice and be considerate of others during your visit.
-Touching of objects is allowed only when you see the Firestar logo.
|*The Museum often has pre-scheduled programs that necessitate the temporary closing of one or more galleries at any given time. If this is a concern for you or your family, please call the day of your visit to determine the Museum’s programming for the day.
The McCadam/Cabot Cheese Fire Safety and Prevention Discovery Room and the activities offered within the room were made possible by funding secured by Senator Stephen Saland
and by the following sponsors:
Click on a sponsor's logo above to visit their website