“Life in the Adirondacks” Grand Opening

July 1, 2017 | 10:15 am – 5:00 pm

Join us for the grand-opening of Life in the Adirondacks on Saturday, July 1, 2017. The 19,000-square-foot exhibition will be a fully immersive, interactive exploration of the Adirondack Park and its people. The morning will start out with a Native American Welcoming Address at 10:15am, followed by a ribbon cutting at 10:30am.

Are you a member? Enjoy an exclusive preview week of the new exhibition
from June 26 – June 30! Not a member? Join here: http://ow.ly/q1Lo30c178e

On-going Experiences

Very Important Members Tent: Relax in the shade of the Very Important Member Tent, where members enjoy comfortable seating, and complimentary beverages and snacks!

Iroquois Pinch Pottery with Natasha Smoke Santiago
10am – 4pm
Botanical Illustrations with Cynthia Rice
10am – 4pmWoodburning and Painting with Vicki Virgil
10am – 4pmPaddle Making with Caleb Davis
10am – 3pm

Demonstration in the pond with Caleb Davis

Abenaki artist and print maker, Diane Cubit
10am – 4pm

Guideboat and Guideboat paddles, Gordon Fisher
10am – 4pm

Family Fun Activities
Face painting and temporary tattoos related to the new exhibition
Make Your Own Balsam Bag
Scavenger Hunts (with prizes!)

Lawn Games
Croquet, lawn bowling, lawn dominoes, lawn checkers, ADK Twister

Costumed characters
Teddy Roosevelt
Jeanne Robert Foster
Solomon Northup
Smokey Bear (11am – 3pm)
Mrs. Blackwell

More Experiences!
Stilt Walker and Living Statue by Fire Magick
Wandering Minstrel/Strolling Musicians, 10am – 5pm
– Ryan Leddick
– Steve Signell
Instagram Photo Prop
Uihlein Forest Maple Tasting Booth
Utica ZooMobile, 11am – 4pm
Adirondack Winery Tasting Tent, 12pm – 4pm
Native American dance, Native North American Travelling College, 1pm
Drone photo: help us spell out “ADKX” for a campus photo! 3pm

Solomon Northup presentation, 11am
Jeanne Robert Foster presentation, 12pm
Teddy Roosevelt speech, 2pm

Akwatsire, Mohawk culture presentation, 3:30pm

And Much More!


(*Note- schedule is subject to change without notice)