Scheduled Programs and Events for 2019
Saturday September 21, 2019 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The American Precision Museum will open its doors free of charge to all Museum Day ticket holders on Saturday September 21, 2019 as part of Smithsonian magazine’s 15th annual Museum Day, a national celebration of boundless curiosity in which participating museums emulate the free admission policy at the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington D.C.-based museums.
Museum Day represents a nationwide commitment to access, equity and inclusion. Over 450,000 tickets were downloaded for last year’s event, and Museum Day 2019 is expected to attract more museumgoers than ever before. See Smithsonian.com/museum day for downloadable tickets to be used on 9/21/19.
The American Precision Museum is located in the 1846 Robbins & Lawrence Armory, a National Historic Landmark, and traces the beginnings of manufacturing to modern technology through exhibits and interactive programs. Open daily, Memorial Day Weekend through October 31, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The American Precision Museum is proud to be a Blue Star Museum, offering free admission to active duty military & their families.
Free Admission at Windsor’s American Precision Museum
on National Manufacturing Day: October 4, 2019
Celebrate Windsor’s significant manufacturing heritage with free admission to the American Precision Museum, on National Manufacturing Day, Friday, October 4th, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. National Manufacturing Day is observed annually to showcase the opportunities available in modern manufacturing careers by encouraging thousands of companies and educational institutions across the country to open their doors to students, parents, teachers and community leaders.
“The Museum’s mission is not only to preserve America’s manufacturing heritage, but also to celebrate its future. We observe National Manufacturing Day to create greater awareness of career opportunities,” says Steve Dalessio, Executive Director. “It’s one more way we can educate and inspire visitors to consider careers in the field. Few realize how many lucrative options there are as the industry continues to evolve.”
Behind the Scenes Tours
The final “Behind-the-Scenes” tour of the season is scheduled for October 12 at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Staff-led “Behind-the-Scenes” tours provide an opportunity to visit areas of the Museum normally closed to the public. The tour highlights key building elements and the on-going restoration of the 1846 Robbins and Lawrence Armory, a National Historic Landmark building that houses the Museum and its diverse collections.
The fee for the tour is $10 per adult. Pre-registration is recommended: CLICK HERE to register or call (802) 674-5781.
Daily & Weekly Programs at the museum
Join us on the FIRST MONDAY of every month from June through October for makerspace fun. From simple cardboard marble mazes to K’nex machines, to building your own telegraph switch. We will supply limited basic tools. Come and experience the joy of making!
FEE: Free with admission
TIME: 10:00am to 5:00pm
On the SECOND TUESDAY of every month from June through October.
The dictionary offers the following definitions of tinker: tinkering play to work in the manner of a tinker; especially : to repair, adjust, or work with something in an unskilled or experimental manner
to repair, adjust, or experiment with Bring some small item to take apart and see how it works. We will have supply limited objects to tinker with.
FEE: Free with admission
TIME: 10:00am to 5:00pm
Other 2019 Daily Programs
JUNIOR APPRENTICE PROGRAM
The American Precision Museum announces its Junior Apprentice Program for children ages 8-12, available for $5.00! The program runs daily through October 31, 2019. Students pay a one-time $5.00 admission fee and complete the Junior Apprentice booklet while exploring the museum during their visit. Each Junior Apprentice will receive a badge that serves as a Saturday admission pass for the remainder of the season. Junior Apprentices join in guided activities in the Museum’s Learning Lab each Saturday, including beginning coding, basic robotics, and 3D design & printing.
“Becoming a Junior Apprentice is a terrific way for young visitors to become familiar with the Museum and take advantage of all the STEM learning opportunities we have to offer,” said Scott Davison, Director of Education. “They’ll receive hands-on experience with everything from building simple machines to programming robots. We have a lot of fun.”
Participation in the Junior Apprentice Program is with a $5.00 one-time museum admission. Children must be accompanied by an adult on each visit.
SPECIAL WEEKEND YOUTH PROGRAM
YOUNG APPRENTICE CLUB
Our Saturday Young Apprentice Club that includes a wide variety of more advance guided activities, which may include: beginning coding, basic robotics, 3D design and printing, and many more activities to challenge the maker mind.
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Programs are subject to change during the season. Please call ahead for details. 802-674-5781.