Adirondack Museum Blue Mountain Lake
Where are we going today?
Kids - have you ever known a museum to feature 121 acres of outdoor adventure, with 40,000 sq ft of exhibitions spanning 24 buildings? That seems like a lot of learning fun - and that's because it is!
The Adirondack Museum is located in the incredible view of the iconic Blue Mountain, and can teach you all about the Adirondacks and the people who lived there. There are an incredible range of topics to explore, from boating to logging, and plenty of space for kids to play and get active too!
Other exhibitions within the Adirondack Museum explore the outdoor recreation popular with the people of the region in the 1800s, as well as transportation history, and even fine arts where kids might be inspired to get creative themselves!
You can learn about how tourism is important to the region, and what life is really like in the community.
There are permanent exhibitions at the museum so you can keep going back to your favorites, and some of them are interactive too! Kids can "cook" a meal over a campfire, or spend some time "napping" in a tent. You can even use snowshoes, or try rock climbing!
If you ever wondered what life in a one room log cabin in the 1900s would have been like, the museum is the perfect place to find out! You can really feel what the atmosphere would have been like, and a great insight into how other people lived!
The museum also have temporary exhibitions where you can learn about different topics such as birds in the region, and local artists!
The Adirondack Museum isn't all exhibitions though. There are fun events throughout the year, from special events to music, that can give you that bit more fun into your family day out!
After your visit, there is the whole region of the Adirondacks to explore, which will be the perfect end to this museum-filled day!
How much does it cost?
- Children$6 (Ages 6-12) / $12 for teens
- Free Under: 5 years and active military personnel
When can we go?
10am - 5pm daily. 7:30pm close in July & August
Late May to early Oct
The Lake View cafe has plenty of tasty foods for lunch and snacks, including sandwiches, salads, hot meals and kid meals..
They have plenty of healthy options in the cafe for you, or you can bring your own picnic lunch and enjoy them in the picnic areas!.
Any Top Tips?
Allow a few hours because there is SO much to explore! Take comfortable shoes too and hats if you want to explore the area.
Need a little extra help?
They make every effort for all visitors to be able to enjoy the museum. They have wheelchairs available, and transcripts too.
Can I get one of those?
The Museum Store has great historic and educational items, as well as Adirondack Museum apparel and merchandise!.
Wifi is FREE and available in most areas throughout.
What people are saying?
by GGTBod Backwoods Bushcraft
Me and my father escaped the luxury of family camping and headed over to the Adirondack Museum, if anyone ever goes up this way i can't recommend this place enough except for the cost of the food which was comical but don't let that put you off for a second, the place itself is in an excellent setting with indoor and outdoor displays that are peppered with very informative guides who are keen to share their info.
by Blair Smith
A very well curated museum that's nestled in the middle of ADK Park beauty and offers exhibits for adults and children alike. This is a must-do if you're in the heart of the park. Your kids will love the clothes washing by hand area!
by Nicholas White
Excellent. Excellent facilities, well maintained Grounds, lots to do. You never ever get bored there. There is always something of some sort going on there and the kids love it. Its the best place to take the entire family. Its worth your time, money, and gas.
by Nancy Muller
So amazingly comprehensive. Must see!!
by Margaret McLoughlin McDonough
Best place ever to have as our summer vacations. Indian pow wows, canoe rides to Island to discover buried treasure on maps made on birch tree bark. All the forests life is in it, all it's mystery and it's magic. The McLoughlin family