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April 2018

Go Green Week

April 24 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until April 28, 2018

Go Green Week Enjoy recycled art projects in the Muse April 24th-28th

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Go Green Week

April 25 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until April 28, 2018

Go Green Week Enjoy recycled art projects in the Muse April 24th-28th

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Lego® Read and Build

April 25 at 11:30 am

Busy Farm: Join us on a hands-on reading experience! The farmer and rooster need your help to wake up their barnyard friends. Follow along as our Lego® Leader reading this interactive Lego® book, while working on your fine motor and comprehension skills. 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…

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Go Green Week

April 26 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until April 28, 2018

Go Green Week Enjoy recycled art projects in the Muse April 24th-28th

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Shadow Puppet Theatre

April 26 at 11:00 am

Shadow Puppet Theatre presents, Percival the Baby Caterpillar, Henry Kingston A baby caterpillar discovers the world and makes friends with many other creatures while at the same time learning who he is! Shadow Puppet Theatre present 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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Nifty Nature

April 27 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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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Go Green Week

April 27 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until April 28, 2018

Go Green Week Enjoy recycled art projects in the Muse April 24th-28th

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Storybook Theatre

April 27 at 11:00 am

Storybook Theatre presents, Book Fiesta! Celebrate Children’s Day/Book Day, Pat Mora This fun and vibrant bilingual picture book was written by the founder of Children’s Day/Book Day (El día de los niños/El día de los libros) observed on April 30. It joyfully illustrates all the ways boys and girls can enjoy a favorite book on this special day that celebrates children and books. Introduce your child to the wonder of reading and instill a love of books at an early…

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Children’s Book Day

April 27 at 11:00 am

We will be celebrating El dia de los Ninos/El dia de los libros (dia) 4/27 during Storybook Theatre. On this day we emphasize the importance of advocating literacy for every child regardless of linguistic and cultural background. Check our website for more information about or authors and book readings during the day.

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Go Green Week

April 28 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until April 28, 2018

Go Green Week Enjoy recycled art projects in the Muse April 24th-28th

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Mini Masterminds

April 28 at 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Sensory Bins: Calling our Sensory Sleuths to help us! We will be exploring textures as we search for items in our hands-on sensory bins. 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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May 2018

Library visit

May 1 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Montgomery County Memorial Library System will be here signing children ages 5 and older up for their own library card.

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Children’s Book Week

May 1 at 11:00 am
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An event every day that begins at 11:00am, repeating until May 4, 2018

Tues. May 1st – Fri. May 4th. Young readers will be inspired by meeting guest authors – and hearing them read their books. Experience imaginary journeys to other times and places! Tuesday May 1st 10am-Noon, the Montgomery County Memorial Library System will be here signing children ages 5 and older up for their own library card. Wednesday May 2nd 11am, Visiting author Amy Lee Creel will read her book, “The Giant Fish & Jonah: A Bible Story from a Unique Perspective”, meet and greet…

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Boogie Bash

“Picture Book Boogie” In celebration of Children’s Book Week, today’s creative movement activities and songs are based on classic picture books. Miss Jan will introduce children to several stories including The Very Hungry Caterpillar and There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly and then invite everyone to re-create the story through movement, imagination, puppets, and fingerplays. Available for young toddlers and children up to 5 years old, Boogie Bash provides children with a preliminary introduction to the space…

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Children’s Book Week

May 2 at 11:00 am
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An event every day that begins at 11:00am, repeating until May 4, 2018

Tues. May 1st – Fri. May 4th. Young readers will be inspired by meeting guest authors – and hearing them read their books. Experience imaginary journeys to other times and places! Tuesday May 1st 10am-Noon, the Montgomery County Memorial Library System will be here signing children ages 5 and older up for their own library card. Wednesday May 2nd 11am, Visiting author Amy Lee Creel will read her book, “The Giant Fish & Jonah: A Bible Story from a Unique Perspective”, meet and greet…

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Visiting author Amy Lee Creel

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

Celebrating Children's Book Week.Amy Lee Creel will be reading her book, The Giant Fish & Jonah: A Bible Story from a Unique Perspective, at 11:00 on stage. That will be immediately followed by a meet-and-greet, where she will sell and sign her book until 12::30. Here's Amy's bio and book information. I'm attaching photos of Amy and the book cover. Amy is a children’s book author and native Houstonian. She attended Sam Houston State University, where she met her husband…

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Montgomery Pet Partners

May 2 at 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

🐕🐾🐶Montgomery Pet Partners May 2 at 11:15am-1pm. Therapy dogs will be on hand for children to have an opportunity to read to . 🐕🐾🐶

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Curious George

May 3 at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Thursday May 3rd 10:30am, 11:30am and 12:30pm. Curious George will visit and take photos with children.

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Children’s Book Week

May 3 at 11:00 am
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An event every day that begins at 11:00am, repeating until May 4, 2018

Tues. May 1st – Fri. May 4th. Young readers will be inspired by meeting guest authors – and hearing them read their books. Experience imaginary journeys to other times and places! Tuesday May 1st 10am-Noon, the Montgomery County Memorial Library System will be here signing children ages 5 and older up for their own library card. Wednesday May 2nd 11am, Visiting author Amy Lee Creel will read her book, “The Giant Fish & Jonah: A Bible Story from a Unique Perspective”, meet and greet…

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Shadow Puppet Theatre

Where the Wild Things Are, Maurice Sendak This Caldecott Medal-winning classic is perfect for our celebration of Children’s Book Week. We’ll join Max on his journey, “wild rumpus” and all! Shadow Puppet Theatre present 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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Mother’s Day Silhouettes

May 4 at 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Mother's Day Silhouettes Friday May 4th and Saturday May 12th Silhouette Artist Patti Rishforth will be with us for two days offering her one of a kind art of cutting your child’s profile from a special piece of paper. Patti is exclusively here for these two days in The Woodlands creating these timeless keepsakes. The process only takes 2 to 3 minutes, so your child will not be sitting long. No need for the child to be dressed fancy as…

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Children’s Book Week

May 4 at 11:00 am
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An event every day that begins at 11:00am, repeating until May 4, 2018

Tues. May 1st – Fri. May 4th. Young readers will be inspired by meeting guest authors – and hearing them read their books. Experience imaginary journeys to other times and places! Tuesday May 1st 10am-Noon, the Montgomery County Memorial Library System will be here signing children ages 5 and older up for their own library card. Wednesday May 2nd 11am, Visiting author Amy Lee Creel will read her book, “The Giant Fish & Jonah: A Bible Story from a Unique Perspective”, meet and greet…

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Visiting author Valerie Sweeten

May 4 at 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Valerie Sweeten Friday May 4th 11am Author visit during Children's Book Week. Valerie Sweeten will be reading her book Shh, Listen: On a Safari at 11:00 on the stage. We can promote this as "Storybook Theatre special guest" since she will be in that time slot. Her reading will immediately be followed by a meet-and-greet, when she will be selling and signing her 2 books until 12:30. Shh, Listen: On a Safari: Paperback, $10 Shh, Listen: In the Rainforest: Paperback,…

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Storybook Theatre

Shh, Listen: On a Safari, Valerie Sweeten We are closing out Children’s Book Week with a special visit from author Valerie Sweeten, who will be reading her latest book that follows the Grant family on a safari through Tanzania, where they discover the culture, food, and wildlife on their adventure. 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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Cinco de Mayo Celebration

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

Cinco de Mayo Celebration Saturday May 5th 10am-2pm Enjoy The Chikawa Aztec Dancers at 10:30 and 11:30am, a special reading of “Cinco de Mouse O” at 10:30 and 11:30am and a cultural performance by Ballet Folklorico at 12:30pm.

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Boogie Bash

“Moving Around the World” We will be “traveling” around the globe today and exploring different cultures through dance, creative movement, and songs from Mexico (Mexican Hat Dance), France (Sur le Pont d’Avignon), Japan (Haru Ga Kita), and Greece (Tik Tik Tak). 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…

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Science Madness

May 9 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Is it Magnetic? – Is a paper clip magnetic? Is a penny magnetic? Using our special magnet tools and our scientific knowledge, we will learn to classify magnetic objects! This hands-on learning experience will introduce science vocabulary while keeping your child engaged.  No reservation needed. Free with price of admission.

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Crazy About Critters

What happens when a turtle outgrows its shell? How many quills does a hedgehog have? Find out answers to these questions and more as you get up close and personal with these crazy critters from TGR Exotics. Free with paid admission.No reservation needed. DUE TO NATURE OF ANIMAL BEHAVIOR….. THE ANIMALS THAT VISIT US ARE CHOSEN THE DAY THEY COME, SO WE DO NOT KNOW WHO OUR SURPRISE VISITOR(s) WILL BE UNTIL THAT MORNING.

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Shadow Puppet Theatre

The Mother’s Day Mice, Eve Bunting We are honoring moms with this delightful tale of three mouse brothers who set out to find the perfect Mother’s Day gifts. Shadow Puppet Theatre present 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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Heart Tile Workshops-Be a pART of our heART

May 11 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Heart Tile Workshops "Calling all artists! For a LIMITED TIME ONLY, join us at a Heart Tile Workshop where children will create and personalize a mosaic heart tile that will be featured in a permanent display at the museum. Be a pART of our heART! Join us for our Heart Tile Workshop and create a lasting memory at the museum! Personalize a mosaic heart tile that will be featured in a permanent display at the museum. May 11th and 12th…

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Storybook Theatre

Bread and Honey, Frank Asch We’re celebrating moms with this beloved classic about a young bear, Ben, who paints a picture of his mother. He then receives an abundance of advice from his friends on his way home as to how he can improve on the picture. His mother’s reaction upon receiving the special picture sums up a mother’s love and acceptance of her child no matter what. Introduce your child to the wonder of reading and instill a love…

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Mother’s Day Silhouettes

May 12 at 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Mother's Day Silhouettes Saturday May 12th Silhouette Artist Patti Rishforth will be with us for two days offering her one of a kind art of cutting your child’s profile from a special piece of paper. Patti is exclusively here for these two days in The Woodlands creating these timeless keepsakes. The process only takes 2 to 3 minutes, so your child will not be sitting long. No need for the child to be dressed fancy as it is from the…

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Heart Tile Workshops-Be a pART of our heART

May 12 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Heart Tile Workshops "Calling all artists! For a LIMITED TIME ONLY, join us at a Heart Tile Workshop where children will create and personalize a mosaic heart tile that will be featured in a permanent display at the museum. Be a pART of our heART! Join us for our Heart Tile Workshop and create a lasting memory at the museum! Personalize a mosaic heart tile that will be featured in a permanent display at the museum. May 11th and 12th…

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Visiting child author Reed Kotalik

May 12 at 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Reed Kotalik Saturday, May 12, from 11:00-12:30 Visiting child author Reed Kotalik will be reading his book, Running with Reed: Be a Better Somebody, Sat. May 12th at 11am with a meet and greet until 12:30pm Reed Kotalik, a Woodlands resident and young competitive runner with Cerebral Palsy has teamed up with Tammi Keen of Civin Media Relations to share his story. Reed may have Cerebral Palsy, but that won’t stop him from giving his all to being the best…

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Boogie Bash

“Hula Hoop Games” We will literally be “jumping through hoops” today with fun activities using the classic hula hoop. Children will transform their hoops into cars, horse-drawn carriages, and bean bag targets among other things. 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…

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Mini Masterminds

May 16 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Terrific Tangrams – Can you use different shapes to make pictures? You can with Tangrams! Come join us for this introduction to fun math concepts! 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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Shadow Puppet Theatre

Herd of Cows! Flock of Sheep!, Rick Walton Farmer Bob goes to bed after a hard day’s work; the river rises causing his bed to float away; and the farm animals set out to save the day! Shadow Puppet Theatre present 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

The Little Red Hen, Mary Finch This is the classic tale of a very busy little red hen who is unable to get any help from her barnyard friends …until it comes time to eat the yummy bread she’s been working so hard to prepare from planting the wheat to putting the bread in the oven. Introduce your child to the wonder of reading and instill a love of books at an early age. Storybook Theatre combines your favorite childhood…

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Prelude Sing Along Concert

Come join in a Prelude Family interactive musical experience with a sing-a-long concert. A perfect partnership for the museum, Prelude believes that music helps build community, heals souls and helps children and parents bond. Free with admission. 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.

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Boogie Bash

“Winging It: Butterflies and Birds” We’re celebrating spring and winged creatures today through fingerplays and creative movement. One of our activities will be using rhythm sticks to “impersonate” woodpeckers! 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

Let’s Go! Vroom! Come Join us as we read along with our Lego® Teacher! Applying our listening, comprehension, and fine motor skills into one fun and engaging activity. What a great way to combine kinesthetic, visual, and audio learning styles. 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…

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Shadow Puppet Theatre

The Gigantic Turnip, Aleksei Tolstoy This classic Russian folktale follows a farmer’s unsuccessful and humorous attempts to pull an over-sized turnip out of the ground with assistance from his wife and farm animals. Children will enjoy discovering which critter comes along to save the day! Shadow Puppet Theatre present 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…

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Storybook Theatre

Pig-Boy: A Trickster Tale from Hawaii, Gerald McDermott This is a beloved Hawaiian trickster tale about Pig-Boy, who always manages to escape the trouble he frequently finds himself in through transforming himself and slipping away! May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, so Pig-Boy’s adventures are truly a celebration of this culture and its stories. Introduce your child to the wonder of reading and instill a love of books at an early age. Storybook Theatre combines your favorite…

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Museum Open for Memorial Day

May 28 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Summer Hours Begin. Now open 7 Days a Week.

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Boogie Bash

“Beach Ball Boogie” Summer will be here soon, and we’re celebrating with fun activities using beach balls and music! 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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Nifty Nature

May 30 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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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Shadow Puppet Theatre

This delightful counting story follows a little frog snacking on swamp insects on his "log." He grows a little bigger after each treat until he becomes quite enormous and then discovers that his "log" has eyes! Shadow Puppet Theatre present 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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June 2018

Summer Workshops Begin

Summer Workshops Begin June 4th -August 9th http://bit.ly/TWCMsummerWork MOM what am I going to do all SUMMER? 10 weeks of Individual Workshops for 4-10 year-olds especially designed to foster creativity and promote self-expression while exploring everything from art and chemistry to biology and culture. What is your child going to do all summer? Our 10 weeks of interactive, educational activities for children, ages 4 – 10, are a great way to keep children’s minds engaged throughout the summer. They will…

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Heart Tile Workshops-Be a pART of our heART

June 8 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Heart Tile Workshops "Calling all artists! For a LIMITED TIME ONLY, join us at a Heart Tile Workshop where children will create and personalize a mosaic heart tile that will be featured in a permanent display at the museum. Be a pART of our heART! Join us for our Heart Tile Workshop and create a lasting memory at the museum! Personalize a mosaic heart tile that will be featured in a permanent display at the museum. May 11th and 12th…

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Heart Tile Workshops-Be a pART of our heART

June 9 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

  Heart Tile Workshops "Calling all artists! For a LIMITED TIME ONLY, join us at a Heart Tile Workshop where children will create and personalize a mosaic heart tile that will be featured in a permanent display at the museum. Be a pART of our heART! Join us for our Heart Tile Workshop and create a lasting memory at the museum! Personalize a mosaic heart tile that will be featured in a permanent display at the museum. May 11th and…

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Magic Day

June 15 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Magic Day Friday, June 15th 10am-5pm Enjoy the performances of multiple magicians throughout the course of the day. Children will have the opportunity to create wizard hats and wands in the Muse.

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Dads, Dinos, & Donuts

June 16 at 8:00 am - 9:30 am

Dads, Dinos, & Donuts Saturday June 16th 8-9:30am This event is a great way to celebrate Father’s Day! Celebrate your Father with us, enjoy some breakfast donuts, meet a life size dinosaur, create a Dinosaur Hat, and take part in some great Father’s Day art projects that would make great gifts!

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July 2018

8th Birthday Celebration

July 13 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

8th Birthday Celebration Friday, July 13th 10am-5pm Entertainers will be present during the day and children may create birthday hats and paper cupcakes in the Muse.

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August 2018

Superhero Day

August 3 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Superhero Day Friday, August 3rd 10am-5pm Bring your children dressed in their favorite Superhero costume and enjoy decorating capes in the Muse and takingbphotos with our handmade skyline backdrop.

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Shake Your Summer Sillies Out

August 10 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Shake Your Summer Sillies Out Friday, August 10th 10am-5pm Celebrate back to school with one last big summertime bash. The day will feature games, live music, art projects and face painting.

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