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Spring Break Museum Fun

Spring Break is a time to get out and explore some great family fun activities that Corning and the Southern Finger Lakes has to offer. If you are looking for something the whole family will enjoy then head out to some of the museums and discover activities that entertain the kids, and have something parents will enjoy too.

The Corning Museum of Glass encourages creativity to bloom over Spring Break with a whole schedule of activities to keep the kids entertained and happy. From April 8th through the 14th dive into a world of odd glass concepts with Curious and Curiouser: Surprising Finds from the Rakow Library. To get into the Springtime feeling go on a gallery hunt and search for glass objects, all inspired by the season to create their own glass bouquets. Let the kids become the artists and have the chance to see their drawing come to life during You Design It; We Make It. Submit a drawing and it could be picked to be brought to life in glass by talented glass artists during a live hot glass demo throughout the week. For a fun activity the whole family can get in on, besides wandering through the vast and interesting galleries, Make Your Own Glass offers fun Spring pieces that can be made like a glass egg, an egg pendant, or a lamb bead. As always kids and teens 17 and under are free, and local residents can receive a discount making this a fun and affordable trip for the whole family.

Kids at the Corning Museum of Glass
Kids at the Corning Museum of Glass

The Rockwell Museum always has opportunities for hands-on learning about art that are fun and creative in their Family Exploration Studio. Art hunts, art projects, drawing on the light table, puzzles, and books get kids thinking and learning about the art in new and creative ways. The Rockwell is holding special art activities April 10th through the 14th for families. Participate in Creating your own kinetic sculpture inspired by American artist Alexander Calder, create an imagined topographical landscape inspired by paintings on view in the galleries, and more. Kids and teens 17 and under are free!

Family Fun courtesy of the Rockwell Museum
Family Fun courtesy of the Rockwell Museum

The Glenn H. Curtiss Museum tells the story of Glenn Curtiss, a pioneer in aviation. Learn how he got his start in building motorcycles and how in 1907 he was the "fastest man on Earth", through his achievements in aviation earning him the title of "The Father of Naval Aviation." On display in the museum you'll discover vintage and antique motorcycles, original and reproductions of over 20 historic aircrafts, automobiles, and more. Stop into the restoration shop to see what dedicated volunteers are bringing back to life. The Glenn Curtiss Museum has something everyone can enjoy, even things you wouldn't expect. On display now, Boldly Exploring the Universe: Movie Adventures in Space which features screen-used props and costumes from some of the most iconic sci-fi adventure films and television series.

Family at Glenn Curtiss Museum
Family at Glenn Curtiss Museum

There's a whole collection of museums to see and explore in Corning and the Southern Finger Lakes, and Spring Break is the perfect time to gather the family and go discover what's out there!

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