Museum Hours

10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m*  Daily
* see specifications on the "Hours and Admission" page

Closed Independence Day,
Memorial Day, Easter,
Christmas, Thanksgiving,
New Year’s Day

Admission

Adults: $10

Children: $5
(age 3 and older)

Family: $25
(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



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Hands on Activities


Museum Interactive Programming


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 must be three years of age and at least 36" tall to enter the Jr. Firefighter Challenge exhibit. Children must also be no taller than 48" to participate in this interactive. Children ages two  and under are not able to enter this interactive area. Thank you for your cooperation.
 
 

Below are details about 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 36" tall and no more than 48" tall and between the ages of 3 and 8 to enter the Jr. Firefighter Challenge Exhibit. 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 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 Cheese.

Bucket Brigade:
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?

Sequencing Interactive:

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 selected fire trucks have been designated as"Discovery Trucks" in the Museum. visitors can sit behind the wheel of a real fire truck in the gear the pros wear and let their imaginations soar!

I Dig History:
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."

Name That Engine:
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 ENGINE!!!!

 















*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:


 
   
 

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