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.

Starting July 5th, STAYCATION FRIDAYS fun MMKIDS activities all day
Starting July 11th, MAKERS SPACE THURSDAYS AFTERNOONS, STEAM programs for MMKIDS age 7 and up!

July 19th, 20th, 21st, 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11’s Walk on the Moon! MMKIDS Activities and Live Stream of NASA Kennedy Space Station.

Summer Hours start June 19th! Both Children’s Wings are OPEN 10:00 am -5:00 pm Tuesday – Saturday and Sunday, 12: 00 pm – 5:00 pm except as follows:

JULY WonderWing Hours: 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

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…

August MMKids Theme: Shark Month: Dive Right In! Featuring Staycation Days along with a month of Arts and Science progrms exploring Oceanography and Species that call the Ocean and Seashore Home, and Yes, Sharks!

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)

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

August 7 – Tube Sharks
August 14 – Shark Hats
August 21 – Clothespin Sharks
August 28 – Origami Shark Bookmarks

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.