MMKids

MMKIDS-logo-small-NEW Each of the programs and exhibitions at the Museum is designed with the goal of increasing curiosity and learning. For children who visit with their families and schools, the Museum has developed strategies to make learning fun by employing hands-on, participatory activities which engage and focus young visitors.In the Becker Children’s Wing, learning is an active process and exhibitions are designed to offer children an interactive engagement with a subject. Visitors can begin their tour with an orientation in our ampitheater, explore the exhibition, experiment with many hands-on activities and visit the children’s gift shop. The WonderWing is designed for early childhood education with elements that stimulate curiosity, enhance understanding, and draw young visitors to experiment, imagine, explore and discover.

MMKids Theme of the Month

MMKids February Theme:  SOMEBODY, THE AMAZING HUMAN BODY
Special Holiday Break Hours and Programming:

  • Wednesday’s in February ART HOUR 4pm in the Green Arts Studio, “Marionettes!” All through the month of February our teaching artist will assist you in creating your own paper marionette; (Ages 6 and above) Location: Becker Children’s Wing (Free with Paid Museum Admission, Free with Membership)
  • Monday 1/15: OPEN FOR PRESIDENT’s DAY 10 AM – 5 PM  Three Planetarium Shows in the STARLAB today
  • Thursdays at 1 pm MATH MONSTERS, for ages 3-6  Location: WonderWing (Free with Paid Museum Admission, Free with Membership)
  • Friday February 5th, MMKIDS Pre-School Story Time and Craft; “Ground Hog Day!” Ages 4-6, (Free with Paid Museum Admission, Free with Membership) and it’s
    MOVIE NIGHT featuring “Hercules”, (Free with Paid Museum Admission, Free with Membership)
    Location: Media Room in Becker Children’s Wing (Free with Paid Museum Admission or Membership)
  • Tuesday February 9th 4:30 pm MMKIDS Discover & Exploration Series; “Pump it up: Circulation and Respiration;” Come learn about how your heart and lungs work together to keep you going strong! Ages 7+ 
  • Friday February 12th: MOVIE NIGHT featuring “The Incredibles” Location:Media Room Becker Children’s Wing (Free with Paid Museum Admission or Membership)  All Ages Welcome
  • Tuesday, February 16th 4:30 MMKIDS Discover & Exploration Series: “Don’t Say a Word:Communicating Without Talking” Join us for this silly game combines Simon Says with Charades to teach us about Communication.
  • Tuesday, February 23rd 4:30 MMKIDS Discover & Exploration Series: “What’s the Sense? How We Learn Using Just Our Five Senses!”
  • Friday February 26th: MOVIE NIGHT featuring “Tangled” Location:Media Room Becker Children’s Wing (Free with Paid Museum Admission or Membership)  All Ages Welcome

MMKids Weekly Programs

Tuesdays

4 pm – MMKids StarLab Planetarium Show (children age 7+) Explore the night sky during the day! In this 20 minute Docent-led StarLab presentation, kids will become Junior Astronomers as they learn how to locate constellations in the night sky while hearing the stories and mythology behind them. $1 with Museum admission; Museum members free. 4:30 pm - MMKids DISCOVER & EXPLORATION Series (children age 7+) Go on a learning adventure! Explore cool science facts and trivia, history, the arts and more! This Docent-led interactive 20 minute weekly program is perfect for the young scientist or historian in your family! Free with Museum admission; Museum members free.

Wednesdays

2 to 5:00 pm – MMKids ART HOUR in the Green Arts Studio (all ages) Do you have a Van Gogh or Picasso in your home? Kids of all ages can access their creative side in our Green Arts Studio! Led by our Studio Teaching Artist, kids will make a new project each week using all types of arts & crafts incorporating recyclable materials! Free with Museum admission; Museum members free.

Thursdays

1 pm – MMKids Math Monsters (children ages 4 – 6 yrs) Who said math was not fun? This Docent-led interactive 20 minute weekly program takes math to the wild side with activities that lead problem solving to places you never imagined it could! Free with Museum admission; Museum members free. 4 pm – MMKids StarLab Planetarium Show (children age 7+) Explore the night sky during the day! In this 20 minute Docent-led StarLab presentation, kids will become Junior Astronomers as they learn how to locate constellations in the night sky while hearing the stories and mythology behind them. $1 with Museum admission; Museum members free.

Fridays

10:30 am – MMKids Preschool Story Time & Craft in the WonderWing. Free with Museum admission; Museum members free. 2 pm  - MMKids Twinkletots Planetarium Show (children ages 4 – 6 yrs) Explore the night sky with songs, a story and planetarium show. $1 with Museum admission; Museum members free. 4 pm - MMKids StarLab Planetarium Show (children age 7+) Explore the night sky during the day! In this 20 minute Docent-led StarLab presentation, kids will become Amateur Astronomers and learn how to locate constellations in the night sky while hearing the stories and mythology behind them. $1 with Museum admission; Museum members free. 6 pm – MMKids Space Explorers Planetarium Show (children age 7+) Explore the night sky during the day! In this 30 minute Docent-led StarLab presentation, kids will become Amateur Astronomers and learn how to locate constellations in the night sky while hearing the stories and mythology behind them. $1 with Museum admission; Museum members free. 7 pm – MMKids Movie Night in the Becker Wing Theater (all ages) Enjoy a family friendly film! Each week we will show a different feature on our big screen. Free with Museum admission; Museum members free.

Saturdays

11 am – MMKids Preschool Story Time & Craft in the WonderWing. Free with Museum admission; Museum members free. 1:30 and 3 pm – MMKids StarLab Planetarium Show (children age 7+) Explore the night sky during the day! In this 20 minute Docent-led StarLab presentation, kids will become Amateur Astronomers and learn how to locate constellations in the night sky while hearing the stories and mythology behind them. $1 with Museum admission; Museum members free. 10am to 5 pm - MMKids Green Arts Studio (all ages) Do you have a Van Gogh or Picasso in your home? Kids of all ages can access their creative side in our Green Arts Studio! Led by our Studio Teaching Artist, kids will make a new project each week using all types of arts & crafts incorporating recyclable materials! Free with Museum admission; Museum members free.

Sundays

12:30 pm – MMKids Preschool Story Time & Craft in the WonderWing. Free with Museum admission; Museum members free. 1:30 and 3 pm – MMKids StarLab Planetarium Show (children age 7+) Explore the night sky during the day! In this 20 minute Docent-led StarLab presentation, kids will become Amateur Astronomers and learn how to locate constellations in the night sky while hearing the stories and mythology behind them. $1 with Museum admission; Museum members free. 12 to 5 pm – MMKids Green Arts Studio (all ages) Do you have a Van Gogh or Picasso in your home? Kids of all ages can access their creative side in our Green Arts Studio! Led by our Studio Teaching Artist, kids will make a new project each week using all types of arts & crafts incorporating recyclable materials! Free with Museum admission; Museum members free.