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.
Play ADK’s mission is essential: to help children grow through play.
Play is critical to the healthy social, emotional, and cognitive development of children. This is why Play ADK is working to create a state-of-the-art children’s museum and family resource center for the region. Play ADK will connect children with their families, their communities, and the world beyond through discovery learning and creative play.
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.
Who We Will Serve
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 stronger communities.
Parents, Families, and Care Providers
By serving as a gathering place outside of home and work for local residents and offering critical resources for families, Play ADK will help promote a strong, family-centered community in the Tri-Lakes region.