Central New York got in on the fun too. Marlene Brown, Executive Director of The Children's Museum encourages people to come out and explore the museums around our area. She hopes this week will show people what museums are all about.
"It's a week for all the museums or anything connected with museums and culture to have something special so that people can get out and see, this is what a museum is all about. And I bet there are people right here in our community that don't know everything we have to offer on the four floors of this museum," says Brown.
The Children's Museum will be holding special events every day of this week. Museum Week will run until next Thursday, June 6th.
Participating Museums in Central New York:
The Bundy Museum of History & Art - Binghamton
Children's Museum of History, Science & Technology - Utica
Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum - Chittenango
The Farmers' Museum - Cooperstown
Fenimore Art Museum - Cooperstown
The Gerrit Smith Estate, National Historic Landmark - Peterboro
Greater Oneonta Historical Society - Oneonta
Herkimer County Historical Society - Herkimer
Herkimer Home State Historic Site - Little Falls
Iroquois Indian Museum - Howes Cave
Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute - Utica
National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum - Peterboro
Northeast Classic Car Museum - Norwich
Old Stone Fort Museum - Schoharie
Oneida Community Mansion House - Oneida
Oneida County Historical Society - Oneida
The Oxford Memorial Library & Theodore Burr Covered Bridge Resource Center -Oxford
Utica College Art Gallery & Library - Utica