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 October Theme: Adventures in Paleontology and Archaeology

September 29, 2016 3:30 – 5:00 pm: Fossils: Make No Bones about IT! Using specimens from our collection of real fossils and realistic replicas, children will study evidene of early life-forms.  Afterwards, each child will create his or her own sand & plaster cast “fossil.”

September 30, 2016 Pirate Show is SOLD OUT

Children’s Pirate Show with Captain Jack Russell Pirate Music, Interactive Games, Magic, Color-in Pirate Treasure Maps for all ye Landlubbers, Q & A Treasure Hunt, Singing Pirate Puppet and more!
Call for Availability: 732-747-2266

Green Arts Studio:
Wednesday, October 5th Mummy
Wednesday, October 12th Fossil Painting
Wednesday, October 19th Pyramid
Wednesday, October 26th Dino Bones Craft

MMKIDS Friday Movie Nights in the Media Room: All Ages; Free with Paid Museum Admission; Members Free

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.