10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m* Daily
* see specifications on the "Hours and Admission" page
Closed Independence Day,
Memorial Day, Easter,
New Year’s Day Admission
(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 518.822.1875
Families come in all sizes and configurations,
but 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. Please note that due to safety concerns, children age two and under are not able to enter interactive areas or do most of the interactives offerded.
Below are some of the
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
was made possible by the generous donation of the major sponsor of this
exhibit, VFIS and a generous in-kind donation by Williams
Virtual First Responder Fire Truck
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
includingfirematic 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
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.
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?
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
The Museum offers the
experience of being a firefighter by providing creative dress up and
on designated fire trucks. Child and adult-sized turnout gear is
available for visitors to wear and selected fire trucks have been
designated as"Discovery Trucks" in the Museum. visitors can sit behind
of a real fire truck in the gear the pros wear and let their
DIg through the "sites" of old firehouses
to see what clues you can find....Why is there a horseshoe on the site
of the firehouse of the 1800s? Why is there a dog collar with the name
"Spot" at that site? Use the pictures and your deductive skills to make
sense of these clues as you "dig history."
During the 1800s, fire companies often
used colorful nicknames for their engines. Can you connect the name to
the engine? From "Old Maid" to "Red Rover," it is up to you to NAME THAT
|*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
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
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