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The Woodlands Children’s Museum

December 2018

Author Visit

December 14 at 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Author Visit with Thom and Nancy Binford Friday, December 14th 11:00am-12:30pm The Binfords will be reading their book, “The Last Christmas Tree” at 11am followed by a meet-and-greet, where they will sell and sign their book until 12:30. Will the last tree on the Christmas tree lot find a home? "The Last Christmas Tree", written by Thom Binford and illustrated by his wife, Nancy, is the enchanting holiday story of a not-so -handsome tree hoping to find a home Christmas…

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Nifty Nature

December 14 at 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Snowflakes – Winter’s Wonder. Have you every touched a real fossil? Every wondered how many types of seashells there might be? Young naturalists get hands on exploration and information about our wonder Earth!

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Museum Closed on Monday

December 17
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An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Monday, repeating until December 24, 2018

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Boogie Bash

December 18 at 11:00 am

Holiday Hop. We are celebrating the season with fingerplays, puppets, and movement activities including “The Reindeer Pokey,” dancing with ribbon streamers, and marching with jingle bells. 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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Mini Masterminds

December 19 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Number match and stack. Children engage math and language skills to match colors and numbers, while using hand eye coordination for stacking. 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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Drop and Shop Workshops

December 20 at 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until December 21, 2018

Drop and Shop Workshops Dec. 20 & 21st 9am-1pm THURSDAY and FRIDAY 4-8 year-olds While you do that last minute shopping and wrapping, let the museum’s little elves host your children in a festive holiday workshop. Children create and embellish individual projects that they can use to give as gifts or keep in the family as part of family treasures. Our workshop is complete with cookies and milk. Please send a packed lunch for your child. Members $49 Non Members…

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Shadow Puppet Theatre

December 20 at 11:00 am

Shadow Puppet Theatre presents "The Very Snowy Christmas" by Diana Hendry. Children will experience the magic of the season through the busy preparations by Big Mouse and Little Mouse. Little Mouse sets off in search of holly but becomes worried that the sky is falling apart when soft white flakes float down and strange things appear all around. Big Mouse teaches him that snow isn’t scary but is actually magical! Shadow Puppet Theatre is an introduction to storytelling elements which…

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Drop and Shop Workshops

December 21 at 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until December 21, 2018

Drop and Shop Workshops Dec. 20 & 21st 9am-1pm THURSDAY and FRIDAY 4-8 year-olds While you do that last minute shopping and wrapping, let the museum’s little elves host your children in a festive holiday workshop. Children create and embellish individual projects that they can use to give as gifts or keep in the family as part of family treasures. Our workshop is complete with cookies and milk. Please send a packed lunch for your child. Members $49 Non Members…

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Mrs. Claus’ Gingerbread House Workshop

December 21 at 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Mrs. Claus’ Gingerbread House Workshop Friday December 21st and Saturday December 22nd from 10am-2pm. Children are invited to visit with Mrs. Claus while transforming graham crackers, candy and frosting into architectural masterpieces.  $5 in addition to the cost of admission. Thanks to HEB for their continued support of this annual event.  

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Storybook Theatre

December 21 at 11:00 am

Storybook Theatre presents "Gingerbread Friends" by Jan Brett. Gingerbread Baby, in search of friends, sets out on an adventure that leads him to a bakery where the sweet treats he tries to meet don’t respond to his efforts to be friendly. Disappointed, he is chased home by some hungry creatures and discovers a wonderful surprise waiting for him! Storybook Theatre combines your favorite childhood books with songs, rhymes and finger plays which are meant to promote early literacy and enhance…

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Mrs. Claus’ Gingerbread House Workshop

December 22 at 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until December 22, 2018

Mrs. Claus’ Gingerbread House Workshop Friday December 21st and Saturday December 22nd from 10am-2pm. Children are invited to visit with Mrs. Claus while transforming graham crackers, candy and frosting into architectural masterpieces.  $5 in addition to the cost of admission. Thanks to HEB for their continued support of this annual event.  

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Museum closed for Christmas

December 24
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until December 26, 2018

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Museum Closed on Monday

December 24
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An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Monday, repeating until December 24, 2018

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Museum closed for Christmas

December 25
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until December 26, 2018

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Museum closed for Christmas

December 26
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until December 26, 2018

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Shadow Puppet Theatre

December 27 at 11:00 am

Shadow Puppet Theatre presents "The Mitten" by Jan Brett. This delightful re-telling of the traditional Ukrainian folktale shows what happens when Nicki loses his white mitten in the snow, and woodland creatures who discover it use it for shelter from the cold...until a tiny mouse disrupts things! 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…

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Children’s Singer/Songwriter Joe McDermott 4 shows

December 27 at 11:30 am - 2:30 pm

Joe McDermott Thursday, December 27 11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm, and 2:30pm. Children's Singer/Songwriter Joe McDermott is part of the Texas Commission on the Arts Touring Roster. His performances will be at 11:30, 12:30, 1:30, and 2:30. The show will be 30-minutes in length. Referred to as "a Texas treasure" by the State Library Association, Joe McDermott released his first album of children's music in 1988. A former Montessori teacher, Joe has dedicated the last 30 years to honing the art and…

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Skeeter the Clown Variety Shows

December 28 at 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00am, repeating indefinitely

Skeeter puts on an entertaining variety show with plenty of laughs and some magic sprinkled in. Skeeter is known for enchanting young audiences with his infectious humor, magic and music. Friday December 28th 10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm, and 1:30pm

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Storybook Theatre

December 28 at 11:00 am

Storybook Theatre presents "Snowmen at Night" by Caralyn Buehner. Discover what snowmen do at night when no one is around…races, baseball, sledding, and sipping ice-cold cocoa! Storybook Theatre combines your favorite childhood books with songs, rhymes and finger plays which are meant to promote early literacy and enhance language development. No reservation needed. Free with price of admission.

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Monty the Magician Magic shows

December 29 at 10:30 am - 3:00 pm

Enjoy the mesmerizing talent of Monty the Magician during 4 spell bounding magic shows, Sat. Dec. 29th 10:45am, Noon, 1:30pm, and 3:30pm

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ONLY open for High Noon Countdown 3 Sessions

High Noon CountdownMonday December 31st $8 Non Members, $4 for Members, children under one are free but require a ticket. Pre Purchase of admission is advised. 9-10:30am, 11:30am-1:00pm, 2:00-3:30pm The New Year’s Eve party designed for the little ones! “Pop” in the New Year with us as we celebrate making New Year hats and creative art projects. Noise Maker Handouts 5 min till Celebration 10:25am, 12:55pm, & 3:25pm Tom’s Fun Band 9:00am-10:30am, 11:30am-1:00pm, & 2:00pm – 3:30pm Claude Sims -…

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January 2019

Museum closed for New Year’s Day

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Olaf Meet & Greet

January 2, 2019 at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Wednesday, Jan. 2nd 10:30 and 11:30 a.m., and 12:30 and 1:30 p.m. Children can meet Olaf, the loveable snowman from Frozen. This beloved Disney character may be made of snow, but he loves exchanging warm smiles and laughter with little ones.

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Winter FUNcaTion Workshops

January 3, 2019 at 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Winter FUNcaTion meets THURSDAY and FRIDAY 4 year-olds 1/3 and 1/ 4   9:00am-Noon Class: Winter Trees and Animals in Winter Members $39 Non-Members $59 Using exciting winter-themed storybooks as a foundation for this program, children will enjoy hearing stories, making winter snacks, singing songs and creating projects that enhance and strengthen the stories. Each day presents a different story with different activities in order to continue to excite children that are attending each day. Programs are not linear, so feel…

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Winter-Themed Bingo

January 3, 2019 at 10:30 am - 1:30 pm

Thursday, Jan. 3rd 10:30 and 11:30 a.m., and 12:30 and 1:30 p.m. The museum’s winter-themed bingo games will allow children to compete for special prizes. Games will start at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m., and 12:30 and 1:30 p.m.

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Winter FUNcaTion Workshops

January 4, 2019 at 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until January 4, 2019

Winter FUNcaTion meets THURSDAY and FRIDAY 4 year-olds 1/3 and 1/ 4   9:00am-Noon Class: Winter Trees and Animals in Winter Members $39 Non-Members $59 Using exciting winter-themed storybooks as a foundation for this program, children will enjoy hearing stories, making winter snacks, singing songs and creating projects that enhance and strengthen the stories. Each day presents a different story with different activities in order to continue to excite children that are attending each day. Programs are not linear, so feel…

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Magician Scott Hollingsworth

January 4, 2019 at 10:30 am - 1:30 pm

Magician Scott Hollingsworth Friday, Jan. 4th 10:30 and 11:30 a.m., and 12:30 and 1:30 p.m. The museum has lined up a captivating finale to the winter vacation fun: Magic shows by Scott Hollingsworth, who has thrilled and amazed children’s audiences around the world. Performances will take place 10:30 and 11:30 a.m., and 12:30 and 1:30 p.m.

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February 2019

Lunar New Year Celebration

February 2, 2019 at 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Lunar New Year Celebration Sat. February 2nd  10:00am-2:00pm Celebrate the year of the Pig with us. Enjoy The Houston Lion Kings dance troupe, Coin Tree project, printmaking and games.

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