Hours: We are open for Presidents Break! Stop by Monday 2/18 - Friday 2/22 from 12pm - 4pm.
Workshops at the HCFM 45 minutes program and 45 minute museum tour (90 minutes total)
The Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum offer workshops on the following topics:
Energy: Students will learn about electricity and how it relates to the carrousel. They will participate in a workshop using squishy circuits to learn about closed and open circuits. Students will use conductive play dough to experiment with circuits in groups.
Simple Machines: Students will tour the museum and go on a scavenger hunt for simple machines. They will be given a ride on our complex machine, the 1916 Carrousel! Students will have the opportunity to build their own complex machine.
Kinetic and Potential Energy: Students will learn about Newton’s Laws by taking a ride on our Carrousel. They will participate in a Newton’s Carnival and learn about Newton’s Laws by playing carnival games.
The Erie Canal: Students will learn about the historic Erie Canal and its importance to WNY. They will write a journal entry as a child traveling on the canal 100 years ago.