Play ADK is a nonprofit organization working to create a state-of-the- art children’s museum in Saranac Lake, NY. Our organization is led by an experienced Board of Directors with a diverse mix of nonprofit and business experience and is backed by investments from both individual donors and private foundations. In addition to our core mission, Play ADK will also spark the revitalization of Saranac Lake’s historic Depot Street neighborhood, providing a boost for the local economy and creating an attraction for tourists.

PLAY ADK WILL…

BE A CATALYST FOR THE REGION

Spaces for kids to engage in meaningful play are essential and highly sought-after experiences for families with young children. Play ADK will add significantly to the attractions and resources available to local families and tourists with young children — a critically underserved audience in this region. By filling this important niche, Play ADK will be an economic and social catalyst for the Tri-Lakes region that will promote family tourism and increase Saranac Lake’s attraction as an area for families to visit and live.

PROMOTE HEALTHIER CHILDREN

Play is the real work of childhood. Through play, children have their best chance at becoming whole, happy adults. A children’s museum is uniquely situated to nurture not only healthier children but also better parents and, ultimately, stronger communities.

BE AN ESSENTIAL RESOURCE FOR FAMILIES

By serving as a gathering place outside of home and work for local residents, Play ADK will help promote a strong, family-centered community in the Tri-Lakes region. Play ADK will also provide a centralized space for parents to find valuable services such as developmental assessments, infant/child CPR training, a nutrition clinic, and a space for parents to have discussions and find support for a range of parent-specific challenges.