Sheep to Shawl


Sheep to Shawloffered each spring to children in nursery school through Grade 5, includes demonstrations and hands-on activities related to the processing of wool, from shearing a sheep to making a shawl. Four unique stations keep the students actively involved as they observe and participate in the shawl-making process.


2018 Program Dates
May 2, 3, 4
May 9, 10, 11 

9:30, 11:00 & 12:45 daily
(Each session lasts approximately 1 ½ hours)

$7/person for member schools

 $8/person for non-member schools

No charge for school employees.

 (Education membership is $25/year, per school)

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Sheep to Shawl runs for 1.5 hours. See your confirmation for your scheduled start time and information regarding the daily schedule.

It is important that we begin the program on time in order to keep to our daily time schedule. If your group arrives after the program starts, you will be guided to the appropriate location, but you may not “make-up” any missed activities or stations.  If you know ahead of time that you will be arriving late, please let me know.  Also be sure that you are sure of our exact location.  We are located at the intersection of Charlton Street, Front Street and Fairground Avenue in downtown Ballston Spa.  If you use certain GPS devices, they may lead you to Charlton Road, a location that is 10 minutes from here.  Our address is 6 Charlton Street, Ballston Spa, NY 12020.  

Please have each child wear a name tag with their name printed in large letters.

The program runs rain or shine.  Many of the activities will be held outside on the grounds of Brookside with demonstrations under tents.  The children should wear comfortable outdoor clothing and shoes.  Please be sure that the children are prepared for cool temperatures and rain, whenever necessary.

The parking lot is open to buses, those needing handicap accessible parking and sheep transport trailers.  In groups where parents are bringing students to the program, drivers should plan to park along Front Street or Charlton Street and walk to the museum with their children.  Handicap accessible parking is available at the museum.  Please consider notifying us ahead of time if you need accessible parking so we can reserve a space for you.


1. Registration for on-site education programs must be done in advance and payment must be received 2 weeks prior to the scheduled visit in order to hold the reservation.  A credit card may also be used to hold the reservation.  If payment or credit card is not received by the required date, the time slot will be offered to another group from our waiting list.

2. Chaperones will be charged the same fee as the students. There will be no charge for teachers and teacher aides.

3. Our on-site program takes place both inside our building and on our grounds under tents. The program runs rain or shine.  Brookside will only cancel the program if weather is severe and every attempt will be made to reschedule the cancelled program.  If the program cannot be rescheduled, a refund will be given.

4. Refunds for a program cancelled by the school group can only be guaranteed if one week’s notice is given. For cancellation notice of less than a week, a refund will be given only if the time slot can be filled with another group.

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