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:  10am-5pm. Starting June 22nd through Labor Day

Children’s Wing DELAYED OPENINGS
July 19th Wonder Wing Opens at 12NOON, Becker Children’s Wing Opens at 12:30PM
July 24th, WonderWing Opens at 12:30PM and Becker Children’s Wing Opens at 12NOON
July 25th, WonderWing and Becker Children’s Wing Opens at 12:30PM
July 26th WonderWing and Becker Children’s Wing Opens at 12NOON
July 31st WonderWing Opens at 12:30PM, Becker Children’s Wing is Open at 10AM
August 1st WonderWing Opens at 3PM, Becker Children’s Wing is Open at 10AM
August 2nd WonderWing Opens at 1:15PM, Becker Children’s Wing is Open at 10AM
August 7th WonderWing and Becker Children’s Wing Opens at 11:30AM
August 8th WonderWing and Becker Children’s Wing Open at 12NOON
August 9th WonderWing Opens at 12:30PM, Becker Children’s Wing Open at 10AM
August 16th WonderWing Opens at 12NOON, Becker Children’s Wing Open at 10AM
August 22nd WonderWing Opens at 11:30AM, Becker Children’s Wing Open at 10AM

MMKids Theme of the Month

July MMKids Theme: Engineering the Future!
August MMKids Theme: Shark Month Dive Right In!

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-5:00pm  MMKids ART HOUR with our teaching artist
July 11 – Life cycle of the Monarch Butterfly
July 18 – Season Trees
July 25 – Beehive Craft

August 1 –  Tube Sharks
August 8 –  Mosaic Sharks
August 15 – Origami Shark Bookmarks
August 22 –  Coffee Filter Sharks
August 29 –  Shark Hats

Thursdays: 1:00pm MMKids Math Monsters & More!
July Math Monsters: 1pm every Thursday
July 5th: Pond Babies story and Frog Craft
July 12th: Duckies Ducklings story & Rubber Duckie Addition and Subtraction
July 19th: Nothing to see here! We’ll Read Kathryn Otoshi’s book Zero and talk about “Nothing”
July 26th: Blueberries for Sal story & we’ll “pick” paper blueberries and strawberries to add and subtract and work on patterns
August Math Monsters: 1pm every Thursday
August 2nd: Who’s Counting by Nancy Tafuri and create a Paper Garden
August 9th: Island Counting 1, 2, 3 and a paper lantern craft
August 16th: Big Bug, Little Bug and Caterpillar patterns
August 23rd: Tiger and His Smile and tiger pattern & counting craft
August 30th: Little Nino’s Pizzeria and paper pizza craft

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.