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 January – February Theme: Ready, Set, ART!  

MMKIDS March – April Theme: Rock, Paper Scissors!!
Featuring a 2-month exploration of Natural Materials, Rocks and Minerals through Educational Programs and Crafts!

Tuesdays 4:30 pm MMKids Exploration Series  Age 7+; Free with Paid Museum Admission; Members Free
In February: “Architecture: Designing with Art & Science” We’ll watch a short video clip and then use blocks to test theories of design and construction.

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

MMKids Green Arts Studio (all ages)  Ready, Set, ART! With our Free Art Supplies and Recycled Materials in the Green Arts Studio! All Month of February at the Creation Station: Stained Glass and Guest Collaboration Bottle Cap Mosaic!

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

Wednesday, March 1st and April 5th: Rock Paperweights
Wednesday, March 8th: Paper Plate Snowman
Wednesday, March 15th and April 19th: Painted Rock Critters
Wednesday, March 22nd and April 12th: Paper Doily Paintings
Wednesday, March 29th and April 26th: Paper Weave Basket

Thursdays 1:00pm MMKids Math Monsters & More!
March is Read Across America Month. Here at the Monmouth Museum, Math Monsters is celebrating by using Dr. Seuss’s wonderful stories to help with our math skills.  Each week we will read a story, make a coordinating craft and learn math while having fun.

March 2: Counting with the Cat in the Hat
March 9th: Dr. Seuss Memory Game
March 16th: One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish Puppets
March 23rd: Tic Tac Toe with your favorite characters
March 30th: Puppets and Stories and Counting and More

Friday, Saturday and Sunday MMKids Preschool Story Time and Craft

Fridays 6:00pm MMKids Green Arts Studio  Make a Craft, one hour before Movie

Friday nights 7:00pm MMKids Movie Night in the Becker Wing Theater (all ages); Free with Paid Museum Admission; Members Free

 

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 9:00 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.
6 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.
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

11:30 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.