MMKids

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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 amphitheater, 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 August Theme: SHARK MONTH: Dive Right In!

AUGUST STAYCATION DAYS: featuring Outdoor Activities in the Meyer Art & Nature Area

Friday, August 12; Tuesday, August 16; Thursday, August 25; Tuesday, August 30.

Meyer Art & Nature Area Program: August 25, 2016 3:30-5:00pm: “Under the Sea” Come explore the Ocean with us! Our docent/naturalist will engage children age 5+ in a presentation about the sea and the creatures that make their homes in the waters just off the coast of New Jersey  We’ll use natural and human-made specimens to learn about fish, mammals,and shellfish.  Then we’ll make a “Stained glass” style fish hanging!

Green Arts Studio:
Wednesday, August 3rd Make a Shark Hat!
Wednesday, August 10th Make a Clay Shark!
Wednesday, August 17th Make an Under the Sea Diorama Box!
Wednesday, August 24th Origami Book Mark
Wednesday, August 31st Shark Clip

Movie Nights in the Media Room: All Ages; Free with Paid Museum Admission; Members Free
Friday, August 5th, 7 pm, The Little Mermaid
Friday, August 12th, 7 pm, A Dolphin’s Tale
Friday, August 19th, 7 pm, Free Willy
Friday, August 26th, 7 pm, A Shark’s Tale

Summer Special Programming:

STAYCATION DAYS at the Monmouth Museum in August! featuring Outdoor Activities in the Meyer Art & Nature Area

August 2016 STAYCATION DAYS

Thursday August 25th:

10:30am MMKIDS Pre-school Story Time and Craft; Age 4-6 in the Media Center and the Green Arts Studio; Come hear the classic book “Swimmy” by Leo Leonni; Afterwards we’ll create “something fishy” in the Green Arts Studio!

1pm MMKIDS Art Hour: “Drip Drop Poured-over painting!” We’ll use drips and drops of paint to create our own masterpieces; All Ages Welcome; PLEASE NOTE: This is a messy craft. Please dress accordingly!!!

3:30-5pm “Under the Sea” Come explore the Ocean with us! Our Docent/Naturalist will use natural and human made specimens to engage children age 5+ in a presentation about the sea and the creatures that make their homes in the waters off the coast of New Jersey. Then we’ll make a “stained glass” style fish hanging!

Tuesday August 30th:

10:30am MMKIDS Pre-School Story and Craft: “Knuffle Bunny” by Mo Willems; Age 4-6; Free with Paid Museum Admission; Members Free

11:30am MMKIDS Twinkletots StarLab Planetarium program; Age 4-6; $1.00 with Paid Museum Admission; Members Free

1pm MMKIDS Exploration Discover Series: “High Flying Science” Come join us for this STEAM craft project to make your own miniature catapult and learn the science that makes it work! Ages 7+; Free with Paid Museum Admission; Members Free

2:30pm MMKIDS StarLab Planetarium Program; Age 7+; $1.00 with Paid Museum Admission; Members Free

3:30pm MMKIDS Exploration Discover Series: “Ahoy! Origami Boats that Float!” Another STEAM Activity; Make your own origami boat and we’ll even let you sail it as we chat about the properties that enable it to float! Free with Paid Museum Admission; Members Free

All Day Fun:

Nature Area Explorations, Arts & Crafts in the Green Arts Studio, Movies in the Media Center & “Random Acts of Science” in the Becker Children’s Wing

 

MMKids Weekly Programs

Tuesdays

4:30 pm – MMKids DISCOVER & EXPLORATION (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 3 – 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.

Fridays

10:30 am – MMKids Preschool Story Time & Craft in the WonderWing. Free with Museum admission; Museum members free.

7:00 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.

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

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.