KINGSTON – The Hudson River Maritime Museum will offer the first Museum Mates program of 2019 from 1-3 p.m. Jan. 20 in the Wooden Boat School.

During this event, children will learn about buoyancy, mass, and density in a miniature boat building challenge. Children will conduct scientific experiments to determine an object’s ability to float and what shapes are conducive for buoyancy. There will be a contest to see whose ship can hold the most mass before sinking. There will be snacks available, as well as stories related to the program. The event is geared toward children ages 5-12.

Preregistration is required for Museum Mates. This program is free for museum members. General admission is $5 per child. To register, call Paul Daley, ext. 11, or visit the museum’s website, Registration ends Jan. 17.

Located along the Rondout Creek in downtown Kingston, the Hudson River Maritime Museum is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of the maritime history of the Hudson River, its tributaries, and related industries. HRMM opened the Riverport Wooden Boat School in 2016 and the Riverport Sailing School in 2017.