Happy Birthday to the MUSEUM 🎈🎂🎉
Hip Hip Hurray! The Woodlands Children’s Museum is celebrating its 11th birthday! On Friday, July 9, 2021, museum visitors will be able to experience an award-winning theater performance, meet a unicorn princess, create a paper
cupcake art project, enjoy storytime and share some birthday cake on this special day.
Incorporated in 2001 as a nonprofit organization, the museum moved to the Panther Creek Village Center in 2010 and celebrates its anniversary in this location each year. Serving families throughout the Houston metro area, the museum has grown during this time to serve over 120,000 guests in an average year. Focused primarily on learning through play for children ages 7 and under, the museum offers hands-on exhibits, workshops, events and cultural performances, field trips, birthday parties, and more.
“We have grown so much during our 11 years in Panther Creek and we look forward to celebrating with the children and families we serve,” stated Angela Colton, the museum’s Executive Director. “This year, we are excited to welcome a performing artist from the Texas Commission on the Arts Touring Roster and also a princess visit. It’s wonderful to be able to offer these experiences to the community.”
Storybook Theatre of Texas is an award-winning traveling children’s theater based in New Braunfels. They are a member of the Texas Touring Artists and will visit the museum on July 9 to present two performances of The New Little Red Riding Hood. This family-friendly performance features the Big Bad Wolf as a retired caretaker of the forest and the audience will be able to meet his daughter Wanda Wolf, Granny Red, and forest animals Slinky, Bandit and Hoppy. Performances will be offered at 11:00am and 1:00pm. The museum received a partial grant from Texas Commission on the Arts to help fund the performance and is thankful for their support of children’s theater.
Also at the birthday celebration, children can meet a unicorn princess on stage at 11:45am, 12:45pm, 1:45pm, and 2:45pm for photo opportunities.
At 12:00pm, a special storytime reading of Happy Birthday, Cupcake! by Terry Border will take place, delighting guests with this whimsical story that features food items as characters.
Throughout the day, children can create paper cupcakes with museum staff in the Muse Art Bar. A small piece of birthday cake, generously donated by H-E-B, will also be shared with guests as they exit the museum while quantities last.
This annual event is included in the price of admission, which is $7 for adults and children 1 year and older.
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