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

FRIDAY Summer Hours : 10am -5pm

STAYCATION DAYS: June 27th, July 13th and 26th; August 8th and 31st!

June MMKids Theme Animal Architects: There’s No Place Like Home! 
Featuring an exploration into Animal and Insect Homes as well as Habitats through Educational Programs and Crafts!
July MMKids Theme Eureka: It’s a Wild and Weird Science Summer! 
Featuring Staycation Days along with a month full of “S.T.E.A.M. in Action” Programs and Crafts along with an exploration into Animal and Insect Homes and Habitats!

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)

MMKids Green Arts Studio (all ages)  Ready, Set, ART! With our Free Art Supplies and Recycled Materials in the Green Arts Studio!

Wednesday 2:00pm-5:00pm  MMKids ART HOUR with our teaching artist
June 28th – Tube Snakes
July   5th – Bird’s Nest
July  12th – Ant Colony
July  19th – Bird Feeders
July  26th – Forest Habitat Collage

Thursdays 1:00pm MMKids Math Monsters & More!

Friday, Saturday and Sunday MMKids Preschool Story Time and Craft

 

Summer Workshops for Children and Adults

Community Workshops are planned in the Meyer Art & Nature Area throughout the Summer.

June 27th from 1:00pm-3:00pm artist Eva Mantell will present a children’s workshop for ages 5 and up Bower Bird Challenge;POSTPONED for July 19th, 1-3pm.
July 13th from 11:00am – 12:30pm artist Libby Ramage will present a children’s workshop for ages 5-7 and from 1:00pm-3:00pm for ages 8 and older on Animal Windsocks;
June 19th from 1:00pm-3:00pm artist Eva Mantell will present a children’s workshop for ages 5 and up Bower Bird Challenge;
July 26th from 1:00pm-3:00pm artist Harry Bower will present the Build Like A Bowerbird workshop for ages 8 and over;
August 8th from 10:30am-12:30pm artist Harry Bower will present the Build Like A Bowerbird workshop for teens-Adults;
August 31st from 1:00pm-3:00pm artist Susan Hoenig will present a Leaf, Watercolor and Pastels workshop.

The cost is $10.00 to participate in the artist’s workshops. Admission to the Museum is $8, Members Admission is Free.
Registration is required by calling 732-224-1992, or 732-747-2266 or email lmiller@monmouthmuseum.org. Chaperon required for children.

REGISTER ON-LINE  HERE:  http://monmouthmuseum.org/in-the-galleries/main-gallery/
All of the workshops will be in the Monmouth Museum’s Meyer Art & Nature Area.

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.