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The Woodlands Children’s Museum

October 2018

SpookTacular Pre-Sale Tickets available.

SpookTacular New Time. Wednesday 10/31/18 10am-6pm, New Time. Enjoy a special Monster Mash Boogie Bash, spooky games, Tom’s Fun Band, art projects, Robert Terry Puppeteer and Magic with Professor Hughdini. Perfect for the little ones. Presale tickets available Oct. 16th. $4 Members, $10 Non members. Purchase tickets here. Call 281-465-0955 to purchase tickets. Free ticket must be purchased for children under one. Museum is open only for SpookTacular. Performers Schedule: Tom’s Fun Band 10:30am, 12:20pm, 1:40pm Robert Terry Puppeteer 11:40am, 1:00pm,…

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Boogie Bash

October 16 at 11:00 am

“Scarves and Ribbon Dancing” We will be exploring rhythm and movement by dancing and moving creatively with colorful scarves and rainbow ribbons to a variety of musical styles. 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®ology

October 17 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Lego Boat Float - Children practice their engineering skills as they use lego tools to construct a boat and test its ability to float! Join us for this introductory lesson to engineering and simple floating and sinking concepts. LEGO®ology - Calling all Engineers and Scientists to join us as we explore Lego®ology, the study of Legos®. We will be navigating through Science, Math and Literary concepts, using our favorite Legos® as tools.  Enjoy these hands-on activities which are generally suitable…

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Shadow Puppet Theatre

October 18 at 11:00 am

It’s Pumpkin Time, Zoe Hall A brother and sister take us from seeds in the pumpkin patch to carving a jack-o-lantern, illustrating where pumpkins come from in this seasonal story. 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

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

Seed Exploration – Come explore the different types of seeds that grow in plants and food! Practice comparing and contrasting our different seed variations in this educational, but fun activity! 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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Storybook Theatre

October 19 at 11:00 am

Storybook Theatre present, One, Kathryn Otoshi. This delightful story features numbers, counting, and colors but also teaches about accepting differences in others and that everyone counts! This gentle anti-bullying message for children fits in perfectly with the observance of National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month in October. 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 meant…

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Museum Closed on Monday

October 22
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Mini Masterminds

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

Silly Sorting – Come explore this important concept with our trinkets and treasures as we practice sorting by color, category, sound, or touch! 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

October 23 at 11:00 am

“Animal Action”--Children will engage in fun fingerplays and creative movement activities celebrating the animal kingdom and how different creatures move! 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

October 24 at 11:30 am

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

October 25 at 11:00 am

If You’re a Monster and You Know It, Rebecca Emberley This fun twist on “If You’re Happy and You Know It” follows some lively kid-friendly monsters as they stomp their paws and twitch their tails! 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

October 26 at 11:00 am

Storybook Theatre present, 🎃🎃The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything, Linda Williams. A little old lady out for a walk in the woods encounters some frightening sounds and objects but bravely faces each new encounter and has a brilliant idea for putting all the objects to good use. Children will be providing Miss Jan with the sound effects for today’s “not-really-scary” Halloween-themed story. Introduce your child to the wonder of reading and instill a love of books…

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Science Madness

October 27 at 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Paper Mountains - Make your own paper mountain to see how water flows and changes our Earth at different elevations 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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Museum Closed on Monday

October 29
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Museum closing at 2pm to prepare for SpookTacular 10/31

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Boogie Bash

October 30 at 11:00 am

“Monster Mash”🎃🧛‍♂️ We’re celebrating Halloween with kid-friendly fingerplays, songs, and creative movement activities. 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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SpookTacular New Time

October 31 at 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

SpookTacular New Time. Wednesday 10/31/18 10am-6pm, New Time. Enjoy a special Monster Mash Boogie Bash, spooky games, Tom’s Fun Band, art projects, Robert Terry Puppeteer and Magic with Professor Hughdini. Perfect for the little ones. Presale tickets availbe Oct. 16th. Member Presale tickets available Oct 8th. $4 Members, $10 Non members. Call 281-465-0955 or click to purchase tickets here. Free ticket must be purchased for children under one. Museum is open only for SpookTacular. Performers Schedule: Tom’s Fun Band 10:30am, 12:20pm,…

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November 2018

Member Tickets for Santa Social with a Peppermint Twist Available

Santa Social with a Peppermint Twist Saturday December 8th 8am-11am. Mingle the morning away while meeting Santa for a photo and enjoying a light breakfast, experiencing an imaginary journey to the North Pole, delighting in discoveries during a scavenger hunt with Santa’s elves and decorating Gingerbread Houses with Mrs. Claus. Be amazed by Le Theatre de Marionette’s performance of Peppermint Twist. Create holiday art projects and more. Silhouettes by Patti Rishforth available for purchase.

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Shadow Puppet Theatre

November 1 at 11:00 am

Shadow Puppet Theatre presents, In November by Cynthia Rylant. 🍂🍂🍂Seasonal changes as well as family celebrations are highlighted in this story about the month of November. 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. Free with price of admission.

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Making a Mark Traveling Exhibit

Making a Mark This yearly traveling exhibit will be on display Nov. 2nd – Jan. 9th. Presented by the Periwinkle Foundation, a Houston nonprofit that provides programs to benefit children diagnosed with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. The pieces featured in the show all have been created by young patients at Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers or their siblings.

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Storybook Theatre

November 2 at 11:00 am

Storybook Theatre present, 🐺🐺Coyote: A Trickster Tale from the American Southwest, Gerald McDermott. In the Native American tradition of trickster tales, coyote finds trouble wherever he goes. However, a flock of crows decides to teach him a lesson after all his bragging in this delightful tale in honor of Native American Heritage 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…

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Prelude Sing-A-Long Family Concert

November 2 at 11:30 am

Prelude Sing-A-Long Family Concert. “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…

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Diwali Celebration

November 3 at 10:30 am

Diwali Celebration and Bollywood dancing with Tripti. Diwali is the Hindu five-day festival of lights that welcomes in the lunar new year. We will be celebrating on November th, actual festival begins on November 7th. Art projects in the MUSE all day long. Free with admission.

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LEGO®ology

November 3 at 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

LEGO®ology - Lego Color Building Challenge. Children use creative skills, critical thinking skills, fine motor skills and language skills to sort LEGOs by color and build single color towers. Calling all Engineers and Scientists to join us as we explore Lego®ology, the study of Legos®. We will be navigating through Science, Math and Literary concepts, using our favorite Legos® as tools. Enjoy these hands-on activities which are generally suitable for ages 6 and under. Free with paid admission.

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Museum Closed on Monday

November 5
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Santa Social with a Peppermint Twist ticket now available

Santa Social with a Peppermint Twist Saturday December 8th 8am-11am. Mingle the morning away while meeting Santa for a photo and enjoying a light breakfast, experiencing an imaginary journey to the North Pole, delighting in discoveries during a scavenger hunt with Santa’s elves and decorating Gingerbread Houses with Mrs. Claus. Be amazed by Le Theatre de Marionette’s performance of Peppermint Twist. Create holiday art projects and more. Silhouettes by Patti Rishforth available for purchase.

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Boogie Bash

November 6 at 11:00 am

“Farm Fun” 🐄🐖🐏🐓🐇 Children will engage in fingerplays, creative movement, and imaginative puppet activities that focus on life on the farm. 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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Science Madness

November 7 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Science Madness-Exploring materials and their properties. Children will explore different materials that everyday objects are made out of. 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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Shadow Puppet Theatre

November 8 at 11:00 am

Shadow Puppet Theatre presents, 🍂🍁Fall Leaves Fall by Zoe Hall. Children will learn about all the fun changes and activities that autumn has in store for them. 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. Free with price of admission.

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Nifty Nature

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

Nifty Nature -Tree Exploration 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! Free with paid admission.

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Storybook Theatre

November 9 at 11:00 am

Storybook Theatre present, Fletcher and the Falling Leaves by Julia Rawlinson. Fletcher, an adorable little 🦊🦊🦊fox, worries about his favorite tree being sick as its leaves turn brown and fall. Children, along with Fletcher, will learn about the beauty in the changing seasons. 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 meant to promote early…

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$12 for 2 hours-2nd Saturday Workshops

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

Just TWELVE dollars for TWO hours presents a fast-paced, fun-packed Saturday morning experience. Come join us for artful experiences that are surely to start the day out right. FallTivities Saturday November 10th 10:00am-Noon

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Museum Closed on Monday

November 12
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Boogie Bash

November 13 at 11:00 am

“Native American Rhythms” November is Native American Heritage Month; and we will be celebrating with fun activities including ribbon dancing, a Native American Friendship Dance, and playing rhythm instruments to lively Native American 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…

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Crazy about Critters

November 14 at 11:30 am

Crazy about Critters the 2nd Wed at 11:30am with TGR Exotics. 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…

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Shadow Puppet Theatre

November 15 at 11:00 am

Shadow Puppet Theatre presents, I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie 🥧🥧🥧 by Alison Jackson This humorous remake of the traditional rhyme introduces children to a zany lady with a voracious appetite for the Thanksgiving feast! 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. Free with price of admission.

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Storybook Theatre

November 16 at 10:00 am

Storybook Theatre present, 🦃🦃🦃 Turkey Trouble by Wendi Silvano . Turkey finds himself in trouble as Thanksgiving approaches, and he explores a number of creative disguises before finding the perfect one that allows him to enjoy the holiday without being the main course! 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 meant to promote early literacy…

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Museum Open

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Chikawa Aztec Dancers 2 shows

November 20 at 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Chikawa Aztec Dancers, Tuesday November 20th 10:45am-11:30am . Join us for this cultural celebration of National Native American Heritage Month honoring and recognizing the original people of this great land.

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Museum Open 10am-2pm ONLY

November 21 at 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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LEGO®ology

November 21 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

LEGO®ology - Symmetry with LEGOs Children use creative, critical thinking, and fine motor skills learning about symmetry. Calling all Engineers and Scientists to join us as we explore Lego®ology, the study of Legos®. We will be navigating through Science, Math and Literary concepts, using our favorite Legos® as tools. Enjoy these hands-on activities which are generally suitable for ages 6 and under. Free with paid admission.

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Museum closed for Thanksgiving

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Santa Claus is Coming to Town with Carranza Puppets

November 23 at 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Santa Claus is Coming to Town with Carranza Puppets Friday November 23rd 11am-12:30pm Carranza Puppets will visit the museum on Friday, November 23 for 2 performances of “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” at 11am and 12:30pm. Each performance is 30-minutes and features a hand-held puppet show with favorite holiday characters.

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Magician Scott Hollingsworth 4 shows

November 24 at 10:30 am - 1:30 pm

Enjoy 4 magical performances on Sat. Nov. 24th 10:45am, 11:45am, 12:45pm, 1:45pm

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Museum Closed on Monday

November 26
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Mini Masterminds

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

Mini Masterminds-Giant Shape Match, Children will use spatial awareness and critical thinking skills to identify 2D faces on 3D shapes. 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

November 27 at 11:00 am

Fingerplays and Action Songs 🎵🎉🎶 Today we will be enjoying traditional children’s music and rhymes such as Five Little Monkeys 🐒🐒🐒🐒🐒and The Wheels on the Bus 🚌🚌through fingerplays, creative movement, and marching with rhythm instruments. 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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Lego Read and Build

November 28 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

November 29 at 11:00 am

Shadow Puppet Theatre presents, Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You? by Dr. Seuss. This “noisy” and lovable Dr. Seuss classic shows Mr. Brown’s ability to produce wonderful sound effects and encourages children to use their imaginations throughout. 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. Free with price of admission.

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Storybook Theatre

November 30 at 11:00 am

Storybook Theatre present, The Gigantic Turnip by Aleksei Tolstoy and Stella Blackstone. This is a humorous remake of the classic Russian folktale about a farmer who enlists the help of his wife and farm animals in order to pull an enormous turnip out of the garden. 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 meant…

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December 2018

Museum Closed on Monday

December 3
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Santa Social with a Peppermint Twist

December 8 at 8:00 am - 11:00 am

🎅🎄🤶Santa Social with a Peppermint Twist🎅🎄🤶 Saturday December 8th 8am-11am $30 – Children $15 – Adults. Space is limited, starting Oct. 8th call to RSVP, 281-465-0955. Santa, Elsa, Elves, Mrs. Claus 8-11am Mingle the morning away while meeting Santa for a photo and enjoying a Continental breakfast, experiencing an imaginary journey to the North Pole, delighting in discoveries during a scavenger hunt with Santa’s elves and decorating Gingerbread Houses with Mrs. Claus. Be amazed by LeTheatre de Marionette’s performance of…

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Museum Closed on Monday

December 10
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Museum Closed on Monday

December 17
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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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Drop and Shop Workshops

December 21 at 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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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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Museum closed for Christmas

December 24
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Museum Closed on Monday

December 24
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Museum closed for Christmas

December 25
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Museum closed for Christmas

December 26
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Museum ONLY open for High Noon Countdown

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January 2019

Museum closed for New Year’s Day

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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 FUNcaTion Workshops

January 4, 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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