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The Woodlands Children’s Museum

February 2019

Dog-Gone Fun

February 20 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Dog Gone Fun is an educational accompaniment to The Adventures with Clifford exhibit. Children will participate in activities designed to complement the exhibit components while focusing on Clifford's Big Ideas: Share, Play Fair, Have Respect, Work Together, Be Responsible, Be Truthful, Be Kind, Believe in Yourself, Be a Good Friend, and Help Others.

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Shadow Puppet Theatre

February 21 at 11:00 am

Shadow Puppet Theatre presents "The Foot Book" by Dr. Seuss. This classic, silly Dr. Seuss story celebrates feet while illustrating the concept of opposites. Shadow Puppet Theatre is an introduction to storytelling elements which allows our readers and audience to interact directly with each other, children of all ages are enchanted with the animated shadows. No reservation needed. Free with price of admission.

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Storybook Theatre

February 22 at 11:00 am

 Storybook Theatre presents “Brush Your Teeth, Please" by Leslie McGuire and "The Tooth Book" by Dr. Seuss We are celebrating National Children’s Dental Health Month with two stories. Brush Your Teeth, Please has animals demonstrating what children need to do to take care of their teeth. The Tooth Book, in classic humorous, Seussical style, also illustrates the importance of teeth. Introduce your child to the wonder of reading and instill a love of books at an early age. Storybook Theatre combines…

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Fitness Frenzy💪🏃🤾‍♀️

February 23 at 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Fitness FrenzySaturday February 23rd, 10am-2pmExploring health and fitness and supporting our initiatives “Playing for Keeps” and “Good to Grow”.-Presentation by the Texas A&M Agriculture office.-Chef plate and the professor teach nutrition to kids. A fun and interacting skit style presentation featuring a colorful character named “chef plate” whose mission is to teach kids about healthy living.-Junior League Kids in the Kitchen-We have a fun new addition to Fitness Frenzy - the Kiddo Bus!  A gymnastics bus that we'll have out…

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Science Madness

February 23 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Science Madness - In honor of Fitness Frenzy we will be exploring "My Plate" and using critical thinking and reasoning skills children will identify a variety of healthy foods and place them on a plate in the correct food groups. This hands-on learning experience will introduce science vocabulary and simple science concepts while keeping your child engaged. Explore the world through these interactive explorations which are suitable for ages 6 and under. Free with paid admission.

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Mini Masterminds

February 26 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Mini Masterminds Reggio Inspired Math Tray- Children explore numbers using a variety of materials, stimulating the mental math process. Inquisitive little minds get a head start on developing problem solving and mathematical skills with these short activities suitable for ages 2 and up. Matching, sorting, counting up and down, fine motor skills, and shape recognition and other topics will be explored. No reservation needed. Free with paid admission.

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Boogie Bash

February 26 at 11:00 am

"Scarves and Ribbons” Children will move rhythmically and expressively to different styles of music while waving scarves and ribbons. Our focus will be on imagination, creative expression, following directions, and having fun! Available for young toddlers and children up to 5 years old, Boogie Bash provides children with a preliminary introduction to the space around them, encourages cooperation, promotes social interaction, develops a sense of rhythm, strengthens listening skills and enhances language development. No reservation needed. Free with paid admission.

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Lego® Read and Build

February 27 at 11:30 am

Lego Read® and Build, BUSY FARM. The combination of construction play and reading has been shown to increase a child’s physical, cognitive and emotional development while encouraging them to use their creativity, imagination and dexterity. Join us during our short story time, building compatible activities with Lego® Duplo® blocks and accessories. Best for ages 3-6. No reservation needed. Free with paid admission.

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Shadow Puppet Theatre

February 28 at 11:00 am

Shadow Puppet Theatre presents "Dinosaur Mardi Gras" by Dianne de Las Casas. Some very hip dinosaurs join in the celebration during carnival time in New Orleans. Shadow Puppet Theatre is an introduction to storytelling elements which allows our readers and audience to interact directly with each other, children of all ages are enchanted with the animated shadows. No reservation needed. Free with price of admission.

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March 2019

Storybook Theatre 11am & 12pm

March 1 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

11:00 What Pet Should I Get?, Dr. Seuss This Dr. Seuss treasure follows a brother and sister into a pet store as they try to make up their minds as to what pet to choose. It teaches the lesson that it’s hard to make decisions, but sometimes you just have to! 12:00 My Many Colored Days and I Can Read with My Eyes Shut, Dr. Seuss My Many Colored Days with its vibrant illustrations explores moods and feelings through colors.…

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Prelude Sing-A-Long Family Concert

March 1 at 11:30 am

“This sing-along concert will delight the whole family,” Angela Colton, the museum’s executive director, said. “We hope everyone joins us for an interactive musical experience.” Prelude Music Classes for Children was founded by husband and wife team, Ana Treviño-Godfrey and Jonathan Godfrey. The acclaimed opera singer and renowned violinist also are the founders of Mercury Orchestra and believe that every child has musical ability. A perfect partnership for the museum, Prelude believes that music helps build community, heals souls and…

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Tall Texan

March 2 at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Texas Independence Day, Saturday March 2nd 10:am – 2:pm. Texas Independence Day is a celebration of the adoption of the Texas Declaration of Independence. Delight in meeting our trick roping Tall Texan cowboy from 10:30 – 12:30pm. Guests will also have an opportunity to get a picture taken with the Tall Texan along with the Wells Fargo Stagecoach and create cowboy art Projects.

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Author Visit Cherie Foster Colburn

March 2 at 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Special Author Visit with Cherie Foster Colburn Saturday, March 2nd 11am-12:30pm. As part of our Texas Independence Day celebration, Cherie Foster Colburn will be reading her book, “Bloomin' Tales: Legends of Seven Favorite Texas Wildflowers” at 11:00am followed by a meet-and-greet, where she will sell and sign her book until 12:30. After the story children will have the opportunity to make plantable bookmarks featuring seeds from one of the wildflowers. Hardcover- $20.00.Payments accepted: Cash, All Major Credit Cards, Checks payable…

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Mardi Gras

March 5 at 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Mardi Gras. Laissez les bons temps rouler. The celebration will take place 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday, March 5. Parade times are 10:45 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. Enjoy a piece of King Cake upon exiting. King Cakes donated by Montgomery Bakehouse

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Dog Gone Fun

March 6 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Dog Gone Fun: At the Dog House Big Idea: Working together, share, play fair, have respect. 3/6 Dog Bowl Sort - Help children play a simple sorting game. Place various red dog bowls on the table and children will sort small, medium, and large dog bones.

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Shadow Puppet Theatre

March 7 at 11:00 am

Shadow Puppet Theatre presents  "What Am I? Texas" by Anne Margaret Lewis. Children will learn what makes Texas special in this “What Am I?” format from the cowboy to the armadillo. Shadow Puppet Theatre is an introduction to storytelling elements which allows our readers and audience to interact directly with each other, children of all ages are enchanted with the animated shadows. No reservation needed. Free with price of admission.

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Storybook Theatre

March 8 at 11:00 am

Storybook Theatre presents "The Luckiest St. Patrick’s Day Ever!," by Teddy Slater March is National Irish-American Heritage Month, so we’re celebrating St. Patrick’s Day early with this fun tale of a leprechaun family enjoying their favorite day of the year with music, a feast, and a parade. Introduce your child to the wonder of reading and instill a love of books at an early age. Storybook Theatre combines your favorite childhood books with songs, rhymes and finger plays which are…

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Science Palooza

It's a week of squishing, pouring, mixing and more at The Woodlands Children’s Museum during its week-long Science Palooza. Each day offers a line-up of interactive science experiments designed to encourage children to foster a love of science.  Science Palooza is included in the museum’s regular daily admission, which is $7 for visitors age 1 and older.

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Spring BreaKation Princess Merida from “Brave”

March 11 at 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Princess Merida from “Brave” 11am, Noon, 1pm & 2pm. Join us for a special storytime with Princess Merida from Brave dressed in her famous Scottish attire. Merida will read for 20 minutes at 11 a.m., noon, 1 and 2 p.m. After each reading there will be a photo opportunity.

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Spring BreaKation Safety Day

March 12 at 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Safety Day 10am-2pm. Indoors enjoy Tom's Fun Band 10:30am-12:30pm and Andy Roo 1:30pm-3:30pm.Outside entertainement includes, The Woodlands Township Neighborhood Watch presentation of Safety Day & “The Friendly Fighter”, The Woodlands Fire Dept. 10:00am – 12:00pm ,“Friendly Fireman” Demo 10:45am & 11:45am , MCHD Health & Safety Info & Ambulance and Inflatable Safety House.Safe Kids Car Seat Safety 10:00am – 2:00pm. Appointments for the car seat check can be made online at  www.mocokids.orgMC 9-1-1 “Cell Phone Sally” 11:00am & 12:00pm 

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Spring BreaKation Musical Instrument Petting Zoo

March 13 at 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Musical Instrument Petting Zoo 10am-2pm.  The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion hosts an instrument petting zoo where kids (and adults too!) are able to see, hold and play numerous musical instruments. Children are able to experience new instruments and learn more about the sounds, often this is the first time a child will have the opportunity to play a violin, drum or trumpet!

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Crazy About Critters 

March 13 at 11:30 am

TGR Exotics: Crazy About Critters 11:30am – 12:00pm.

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Spring BreaKation Monty the Magician 4 shows

March 14 at 10:30 am - 2:00 pm

Monty the Magician 10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm and 2:00pm

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Spring BreaKation Irish Dancers 4 shows

March 15 at 10:30 am - 2:00 pm

Maguire Irish Dancers 10:45am & 1:00pm Cass Barrington Irish Dancers 12:00pm & 2:00pm.

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Spring BreaKation Irish Dancers

March 16 at 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Maguire Irish Dancers 11:45am. McTeggart Irish Dancers 11:00am, 12:30pm, & 2:00pm. Gabe the Leprechaun and Claude Sims Roving Juggler

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Boogie Bash

March 19 at 11:00 am

“Get ‘Reddy’ for a Waggin’ Good Time” Children will celebrate Clifford The Big Red Dog™ with music and movement while learning Clifford’s “big ideas” of working together, playing fair, and sharing. They will march with rhythm instruments and play fun musical games including “Musical Bones,” in which they step on a big red bone every time the music stops. Available for young toddlers and children up to 5 years old, Boogie Bash provides children with a preliminary introduction to the…

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Dog Gone Fun

March 20 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Veterinarian - Visitors help take care of Clifford and make sure he is healthy and happy. Use doctor kits to encourage children to examine Clifford like the veterinarian. The museum facilitator will enrich the activity by asking questions about why it’s important to take your pets to the veterinarian and what things people can do to make sure their pets and animals are taken care of.

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Shadow Puppet Theatre

March 21 at 11:00 am

Shadow Puppet Theatre presents "When Spring Comes" by Kevin Henkes. The world is transformed with the coming of spring, welcoming baby birds, sprouting seeds, rain, and mud. Spring can be felt, smelled, and heard! Shadow Puppet Theatre is an introduction to storytelling elements which allows our readers and audience to interact directly with each other, children of all ages are enchanted with the animated shadows. No reservation needed. Free with price of admission.

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Storybook Theatre

March 22 at 11:00 am

Storybook Theatre presents "Clifford’s Puppy Days" by Norman Bridwell. In this perfect story for National Puppy Day, we learn about Clifford as a puppy when he was so small he took a bath in a soup bowl! Children will enjoy learning about Clifford getting into mischief, as all puppies do! Introduce your child to the wonder of reading and instill a love of books at an early age. Storybook Theatre combines your favorite childhood books with songs, rhymes and finger…

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Science Madness

March 23 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Static Electricity – Children learn the meaning of static through hands on experimentation and investigation. This hands-on learning experience will introduce science vocabulary and simple science concepts while keeping your child engaged. Explore the world through these interactive explorations which are suitable for ages 6 and under. Free with paid admission.

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Mini Masterminds

March 26 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Mini Masterminds 10am-Noon - Inquisitive little minds get a head start on developing problem solving and mathematical skills with these short activities suitable for ages 2 and up. Matching, sorting, counting up and down, fine motor skills, and shape recognition and other topics will be explored. No reservation needed. Free with paid admission. 3/26 Exploring Patterns – Children become familiar with simple math patterns as they create patterns with a variety of engaging manipulatives.

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Boogie Bash

March 26 at 11:00 am

“Spring Fling” We welcome the season with songs, fingerplays, and creative movement. Children will also use their imagination as they move expressively with a variety of spring animal puppets. Available for young toddlers and children up to 5 years old, Boogie Bash provides children with a preliminary introduction to the space around them, encourages cooperation, promotes social interaction, develops a sense of rhythm, strengthens listening skills and enhances language development. No reservation needed. Free with paid admission.

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Lego Read and Build

March 27 at 11:30 am

Lego Read and Build - Grow Caterpillar Grow! The combination of construction play and reading has been shown to increase a child’s physical, cognitive and emotional development while encouraging them to use their creativity, imagination and dexterity. Join us during our short story time, building compatible activities with Lego® Duplo® blocks and accessories.  Best for ages 3-6. No reservation needed. Free with paid admission.

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Shadow Puppet Theatre

March 28 at 11:00 am

Shadow Puppet Theatre presents "This Moose Belongs to Me" by Oliver Jeffers. Wilfred lives by rules and so does “his” moose, except for the rule where he is supposed to follow Wilfred whichever way he wants to go! In the end they are able to work things out. Shadow Puppet Theatre is an introduction to storytelling elements which allows our readers and audience to interact directly with each other, children of all ages are enchanted with the animated shadows. No…

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Storybook Theatre

March 29 at 11:00 am

Storybook Theatre presents "I Will Never Not Ever Eat a Tomato" by Lauren Child. Big brother Charlie uses his imagination to get fussy-eater Lola to eat. He magically turns carrots into “orange twiglets” as one of his tricks. This is a great book to honor National Nutrition Month! Introduce your child to the wonder of reading and instill a love of books at an early age. Storybook Theatre combines your favorite childhood books with songs, rhymes and finger plays which…

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April 2019

EggTivities

April 19 at 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Don’t Miss the Egg-Citement at The Woodlands Children’s Museum. No Yolk About It: Little ones will love EggTivities April 19 and 20, 10am-2pm. We have hatched up two days’ worth of Easter fun and surprises. During EggTivities, children will delight in creating a bunny mask, dying eggs and embellishing egg carton baskets or a bunny box to carry their egg-cellent creations. Parents are encouraged to bring their cameras to capture photos of their children with the Easter Bunny, who also…

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EggTivities

April 20 at 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Don’t Miss the Egg-Citement at The Woodlands Children’s Museum. No Yolk About It: Little ones will love EggTivities April 19 and 20, 10am-2pm. We have hatched up two days’ worth of Easter fun and surprises. During EggTivities, children will delight in creating a bunny mask, dying eggs and embellishing egg carton baskets or a bunny box to carry their egg-cellent creations. Parents are encouraged to bring their cameras to capture photos of their children with the Easter Bunny, who also…

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