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-9pm.
BOTH CHILDREN’S WINGS ARE OPEN at 10AM on Thursday and Friday November 9th and 10th for Teacher’s Convention School Break.

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: WinterPaloosa!
Featuring a month long exploration and celebration of the Winter Season through Educational Programs and Crafts!

 

Tuesdays – Sunday: MMKids Green Arts Studio (all ages)  Ready, Set, ART! 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
November 7 –   Space Science: Space Spool Spine: Learn how gravity keeps us from falling apart!
November 14 – Pinwheel Galaxy Pinwheel: The Pinwheel Galaxy is a spiral shaped galaxy that contains constellations like the big dipper. Your pinwheel creation will be a fun way to learn about and                              better understand this swirling galaxy.
November 21 – Build the Big Dipper! Craft a mobile to get an up-close 3-D look at the Big Dipper
November 28 – Buzz Lightyear Space Ranger Flight Path! Use math and graphs to create a flight path that will help Buzz get back to his orbiter

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
November 1 – Night time sky
November 8 – Tube Aliens
November 15 – Pop Stick Rockets
November 22 – Paper Astronaut Craft
November 29 – Water Bottle Comet

Thursdays: 1:00pm MMKids Math Monsters & More!

Fridays: 6:00pm and 7:00pm MMKids ART HOUR and MOVIE
November 24 – Thomas & Friends & train craft
December 29 – The Nightmare Before Christmas

Friday, Saturday and Sunday: MMKids Preschool Story Time and Craft
Weekend of:
November 3   – Orson Blasts Off! & rocket ship craft
November 10 – Earth to Stella & name block rocket ship craft
November 17 –  One Little, Two Little, Three Little Pilgrims & paper plate turkey craft
November 24 – The Thankful Book & hand-tracing turkey craft
December 1    –  How to Train a Train & train color and shape craft
December 8    – Freight Train & color name train
December 15  – The Little Engine That Could & train 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 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.
6:00 pm and 7:00 pm – MMKids Green Arts Studio & Movie (all ages) Enjoy a family friendly film; each week, we will show a different feature on our big screen. Prior to the movie, we will  make a craft relevant to the movie. 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.