Explore the Museum, including fire trucks and fire and
rescue gear, and participate in the interactives throughout the Museum during your tour......
Self-guided tours are appropriate for families (with less than
10 family members) and individuals. If you plan on visiting the Museum with a
group of ten or more, please see the Museum's polices for "guided
Guided tours are required for groups consisting of
ten or more individuals. A seasonal picnic area is also available for groups of
ten or more, and this area is booked on a first-come, first-serve basis. To check the availability
and current rates for guided tours or to book a guided tour, please contact the
Museum staff at 518-822-1875 or email us your request using the "Contact
Us” form on this website.
Guided Group tours for School Groups-grades Pre-K to 4th:
Programs consist of the History of
Firefighting and one other component, either Dare to be Prepared or The
Science of Fire, depending on the age of the students.
The History of Firefighting: Ever wondered how firefighters went from
fighting fires with buckets of water to operating the humongous fire trucks of
today? Bring you group and learn all about the history of firefighting through
an interactive tour. After the tour, see if your group can beat the clock
at the popular Bucket Brigade interactive. This tour is perfect for ages
3-100. Meets NYS Learning Standards for Social Studies.
Dare to be Prepared: Come and learn about fire safety and
prevention, as we take your class through a hazard house, teach them about when
to dial 9-1-1, when to stop, drop and roll, tools and toys and other fire
safety and prevention concepts. Students then will have the opportunity to
complete the Jr. Firefighter Challenge course and enjoy the Museums interactive
Creative Play Trucks. For grades Pre-K-2. Meets NYS Learning Standards.
The Science of Fire: Join Professor Sparks in her lab as she takes
your class through concepts such as the elements of fire, heat and fuel
sources, chemical reactions, and much more. Students will have the
opportunity to assist Professor Sparks in completing her science experiments
all while learning the important concept of fire safety. Students then will
have the opportunity to enjoy the Museums interactive Creative Play Trucks For
grades 3 & 4. Meets NYS Learning Standards for Science.
Other Guided Group Tours: Whether
you’re a senior citizens group, a Cub Scout group, a pre-school group or an
antique apparatus collectors group, the Museum can offer you a guided tour that
will be enjoyable and educational for your members. Please contact us for
further information. Contact the Museum staff at 518-822-1875 or email us your
potential tour date using the "Contact Us” form on this website.