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.

New FRIDAY Hours:  Open until 5 pm

MMKids Theme of the Month

March MMKids Theme: Here’s Looking at You Kid! (the Art of the Portrait) Featuring a 3-month exploration of what exactly is a portrait and how we express ourselves through the art of portraiture.

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: 00 pm MMKids ART HOUR with our teaching artist

March 6 – Picasso Portraits with Pastels
March 13 – St. Patrick’s Day Leprechaun Portrait
March 20 – Leaf Animal Portrait
March 27 – Self Portrait Collage

April 3 – Picasso Portraits with Pastels
April 10 – Hand Portrait Painting
April 17 – Bunny Portrait
April 24- Leaf Animal Portrait

May 1 – Picasso Portraits with Pastels
May 8 – Mother’s Day Paper Plate Portrait
May 15 – Self Portrait Collage
May 22 – Uncle Sam Memorial Day Portrait
May 29 – Hand Portrait Painting

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

March 14 Cat In the Hat
Tic Tac Toe Three Cats in a Row – Color and play a game of tic tac toe with the Cat

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+)
10 am 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.

Groups and Field Trips

Group Tours (over 10 persons) are available weekday mornings for schools, clubs and organizations. Group rates are available and reservations are required. For reservations and additional information, please contact Catherine Esposito, Education Administrator at 732-747-2266 x3.