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.

May 17th the Museum is CLOSED due to gas leak on the Brookdale Community College campus.

MAY WonderWing Hours:
May 21st Open at Noon; May 23rd Open at 11:30 am ; May 28th Open at Noon; May 30th Open at Noon.
JUNE WonderWing Hours: June 4th, 5th, and 6th Open at Noon
JULY WonderWing Hours: July 2nd, and 3rd Open at Noon; July 10th Open at 11:30 am; July 11th Open at Noon; July 16th Open at Noon; July 17th Open at 11:30 am; July 18th Open at Noon; July 23rd Open at 11:30 am; July 24th Open at 12:15 pm; July 25th Open at Noon; July 30th Open at 12:30 pm; July 31st Open at 2:15 pm.
AUGUST WonderWing Hours: August 1st Open at 1:15 pm; August 6th and 7th Open at Noon; August 8th Open at 12:30 pm; August 13th Open at 12:30 pm; August 14th Open at Noon; August 15th Open at 12:30 pm; August 20th and 21st Open at Noon; August 27th Open at Noon

MMKids Theme of the Month

March, April and May 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.
June and July MMKids Theme: Pop In for Pop Art (Pop Art in America) Featuring a 2-month exploration of Pop Art in America through artist like Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and Jasper Johns…

Tuesdays – Sunday: MMKids Green Arts Studio (all ages)  With our Free Art Supplies and Recycled Materials in the Green Arts Studio!

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: 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm MMKids ART HOUR with our teaching artist (come anytime between 2:00 and 5:00 pm)

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

June 5 – Pop art necklaces
June 12 – Pop art etchings
June 19 – Peace Signs
June 26 – Pop Art Pizza

July 3 – Jasper John Flags
July 10 – Pop Art with colored pencils
July 17 – Pop art necklaces
July 24 – Pop Art etchings
July 31 – Pop Art Pizza

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

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.

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 Programs Manager at 732-747-2266 x3.