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.

FRIDAY Hours:  Open until 9 pm

November 22, Thanksgiving Day, the Museum is CLOSED
November 23, Friday, Both Children’s Wings OPEN at 10 am – 9 pm
December 24, and 25, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, the Museum is CLOSED
December 26, 27, and 28 the Museum Children’s Wings are both OPEN at 10 am
December 31 and January 1 the Museum is CLOSED

MMKids Theme of the Month

November MMKids Theme: Space Month: Blast Off a Space Journey! Featuring a month long exploration into Outer Space through Educational Programs and Crafts!
December MMKids Theme: Winter Palooza! Featuring a month long exploration and celebration of the Winter Season through Educational Programs and Crafts!
Tuesdays – Sunday: MMKids Green Arts Studio (all ages)  With our Free Art Supplies and Recycled Materials in the Green Arts Studio!

Tuesdays: 4:30 pm MMKids Exploration Series  Age 7+; Free with Paid Museum Admission; Members Free

Tuesdays and Thursday – Sunday: MMKids StarLab Planetarium Show  Look up!: What will you see in the Night Sky? (See times in MMKIDS weekly schedule below)

Wednesday: 2:00pm-5: 00 pm MMKids ART HOUR with our teaching artist

November 7 – Solar System Bookmarks
November 14 – Alien Masks
November 21 – Rockets
November 28 – Tissue Paper Stars

December 5 – Igloo
December 12 – Popstick Sleds
December 19 – Snowy Owl
December 26 – Tube Reindeer

Thursdays: 1:00 pm MMKids Math Monsters & More!
                       4:00 pm MMKids Math Gone Wild! Crazy 8s Club

November 4, 4:00 pm –   Flying Marshmallows
November 11, 4:00 pm –  Let’s Get Loud
November 18, 4:00 pm – Toilet Paper Olympics

Friday, Saturday and Sunday: MMKids Preschool Story Time and Craft

MMKids Weekly Programs

Tuesdays

4:00 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 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.
2:00 pm to 5:00 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! With our Free Art Supplies and Recycled Materials! Free with Museum admission; Museum members free.

Wednesdays

2:00 pm to 5:00 pm – MMKids ART HOUR 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

1:00 pm – MMKids Math Monsters & More! (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.
4:00 pm – MMKids StarLab Planetarium Show (Families, suggested for ages 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.
2:00 pm to 5:00 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! With our Free Art Supplies and Recycled Materials! 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.
2:00 pm – MMKids TwinkleTots Planetarium Show (Preschool)
2:00 pm to 5:00 pm – MMKids Green Arts Studio (all ages) Get Creative in our Green Arts Studio! With our Free Art Supplies and Recycled Materials! Free with Museum admission; Museum members free.

Saturdays

11:30 am – MMKids Preschool Story Time & Craft in the WonderWing. Free with Museum admission; Museum members free.
1:30 pm and 3:00 pm MMKids StarLab Planetarium Show (children age 7+)
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! With our Free Art Supplies and Recycled 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
1:30 pm and 3:00 pm MMKids StarLab Planetarium Show (children age 7+)
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! With our Free Art Supplies and Recycled materials! Free with Museum admission; Museum members free.