MMKids

MMKIDS-logo-small-NEWEach 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 ampitheater, 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 Weekly Programs

Tuesdays

3 pm – MMKids DISCOVER Series (children age 7+)
Explore cool science facts and trivia! This Docent-led interactive 20 minute weekly program is perfect for the young scientist in your family! Free with Museum admission; Museum members free.

4 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.

Wednesdays

3 pm – MMKids EXPLORATION Series (children age 7+)
Go on a learning adventure! This Docent-led interactive 20 minute weekly program explores our world through history, the arts and more! Free with Museum admission; Museum members free.

3:30 pm – MMKids Afternoon Movie in the Becker Wing Theater (all ages)
Come in after school and enjoy a family friendly film. Each week we will show a different feature on our big screen. Free with Museum admission; Museum members free.

4 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 4 – 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 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.

Fridays

10:30 am – MMKids Preschool Story Time in the WonderWing. Free with Museum admission; Museum members free.

11 am – MMKids Preschool Craft in the WonderWing. Free with Museum admission; Museum members free.

2 pm – MMKids Twinkletots Planetarium Show (children ages 4 – 6 yrs)
Explore the night sky with songs, a story and planetarium show. $1 with Museum admission; Museum members free.

6 pm – MMKids Space Explorers Planetarium Show (children age 7+)
Explore the night sky during the day! In this 30 minute Docent-led StarLab presentation, kids will become Amateur Astronomers and learn how to locate constellations in the night sky while hearing the stories and mythology behind them. $1 with Museum admission; Museum members free.

7 pm – MMKids Movie Night in the Becker Wing Theater (all ages)
Enjoy a family friendly film and free popcorn! 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 in the WonderWing. Free with Museum admission; Museum members free.

11:30 am – MMKids Preschool Craft in the WonderWing. Free with Museum admission; Museum members free.

1:30 and 3 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 Amateur Astronomers and learn how to locate constellations in the night sky while hearing the stories and mythology behind them. $1 with Museum admission; Museum members free.

Sundays

12:30 pm – MMKids Preschool Story Time in the WonderWing. Free with Museum admission; Museum members free.

1 pm – MMKids Preschool Craft in the WonderWing. Free with Museum admission; Museum members free.

1:30 and 3 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 Amateur Astronomers and 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 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.