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July 2018

7/20
Friday
Meet the Portland Firefighters
07/20/2018
10:30-11am
Meet Portland's firefighters and learn what their job entail (dependent on firefighter availability). If the firefighters are out helping the community, learn about fire safety and real firefighter emergency protocol in the Museum & Theatre's own fire truck.

Free with admission
7/20
Friday
Bumble Bees and 747s: Biomimicry All Around
07/20/2018
1-1:30pm
From bumble bees and butterfly wings, fleas knees, and bees' shoulders, learn how nature inspires scientific innovation.

Free with admission
7/20
Friday
Pirate Hat Making
07/20/2018
3-4pm
Design and decorate your own pirate hat in honor of our Main Stage production: Treasure Island. Keep to the classic black and white model or design your own unique look.

Free with admission
7/20
Friday
Main Stage Production: Treasure Island
07/20/2018
4-5pm
Young Jim Hawkins dreamt of the pirates' life while he washes dishes while working for his mother at the Bentbow Inn...but he never expected to actually set foot on a sailing ship. One night, a black spot and an old key change everything for Jim. With a map in hand and courage of heart, Hawkins sets out to find Captain Flint's long lost buried treasure. Adapted and directed by Reba Short from Robert Louis Stevenson's classic story. Treasure Island captures imaginations as the ultimate tale of friendship, betrayal, and finding one's way home. Treasure Island is recommended for audiences aged 5 to 105.

$10/ticket (Museum & Theatre members receive 10% off). Purchase tickets online, by phone at (207) 828-1234, or stop by the front desk.

7/21
Saturday
Main Stage Production: Treasure Island
07/21/2018
11am-12pm
Young Jim Hawkins dreamt of the pirates' life while he washes dishes while working for his mother at the Bentbow Inn...but he never expected to actually set foot on a sailing ship. One night, a black spot and an old key change everything for Jim. With a map in hand and courage of heart, Hawkins sets out to find Captain Flint's long lost buried treasure. Adapted and directed by Reba Short from Robert Louis Stevenson's classic story. Treasure Island captures imaginations as the ultimate tale of friendship, betrayal, and finding one's way home. Treasure Island is recommended for audiences aged 5 to 105.

$10/ticket (Museum & Theatre members receive 10% off). Purchase tickets online, by phone at (207) 828-1234, or stop by the front desk.

7/21
Saturday
Make a Treasure Box
07/21/2018
1:30-2pm
Decorate your own treasure box out of recycled materials in honor of our Main Stage production: Treasure Island. Add paint, pom poms, and more for an extra festive treasure box.

Free with admission
7/21
Saturday
Main Stage Production: Treasure Island
07/21/2018
2-3pm
Young Jim Hawkins dreamt of the pirates' life while he washes dishes while working for his mother at the Bentbow Inn...but he never expected to actually set foot on a sailing ship. One night, a black spot and an old key change everything for Jim. With a map in hand and courage of heart, Hawkins sets out to find Captain Flint's long lost buried treasure. Adapted and directed by Reba Short from Robert Louis Stevenson's classic story. Treasure Island captures imaginations as the ultimate tale of friendship, betrayal, and finding one's way home. Treasure Island is recommended for audiences aged 5 to 105.

$10/ticket (Museum & Theatre members receive 10% off). Purchase tickets online, by phone at (207) 828-1234, or stop by the front desk.

7/21
Saturday
The Magnificent Enlarging Marshmallow
07/21/2018
3-3:30pm
Examine changes in pressure and its effect on molecules by creating massive marshmallows, bursting balloons, and exploding shaving cream all in our all within the confines of our pressure jar.

Free with admission
7/22
Sunday
Whale Tales of Maine
07/22/2018
11-11:30am
Take on the waves of Casco Bay for a grand adventure! Climb aboard the Museum & Theatre's boat, touch real whale artifacts, hear history from the islands, and finish with a first hand tall tale from Burt Dow, Deep Water Man (written by classic Maine author, Robert McCloskey).

Free with admission
7/22
Sunday
Main Stage Production: Treasure Island
07/22/2018
1-2pm
Young Jim Hawkins dreamt of the pirates' life while he washes dishes while working for his mother at the Bentbow Inn...but he never expected to actually set foot on a sailing ship. One night, a black spot and an old key change everything for Jim. With a map in hand and courage of heart, Hawkins sets out to find Captain Flint's long lost buried treasure. Adapted and directed by Reba Short from Robert Louis Stevenson's classic story. Treasure Island captures imaginations as the ultimate tale of friendship, betrayal, and finding one's way home. Treasure Island is recommended for audiences aged 5 to 105.

$10/ticket (Museum & Theatre members receive 10% off). Purchase tickets online, by phone at (207) 828-1234, or stop by the front desk.

7/22
Sunday
Young Engineers: Treasure Island Edition
07/22/2018
2-2:30pm
Think, build, test, and share. Learn what it means to tinker and engineer through story based challenges. Today, in honor of Treasure Island, listen to tales from the high seas and construct your own ship.

Free with admission
7/22
Sunday
Main Stage Production: Treasure Island
07/22/2018
4-5pm
Young Jim Hawkins dreamt of the pirates' life while he washes dishes while working for his mother at the Bentbow Inn...but he never expected to actually set foot on a sailing ship. One night, a black spot and an old key change everything for Jim. With a map in hand and courage of heart, Hawkins sets out to find Captain Flint's long lost buried treasure. Adapted and directed by Reba Short from Robert Louis Stevenson's classic story. Treasure Island captures imaginations as the ultimate tale of friendship, betrayal, and finding one's way home. Treasure Island is recommended for audiences aged 5 to 105.

$10/ticket (Museum & Theatre members receive 10% off). Purchase tickets online, by phone at (207) 828-1234, or stop by the front desk.

7/23
Monday
Treasure Hunt Theatre Camp (week-long)
07/23/2018
9am-12pm
Registration for our 2018 Summer Camp season is open! Join us for Treasure Hunt Theatre Camp, running July 23-27 (9am-12pm), recommended for ages 4-6.

Ahoy, mateys! Join us for a week of swashbuckling adventure and searching for buried treasure! Build your own pirate ship for adventures on the high seas, follow treasure maps to buried treasure, attend a Main Stage Production of Treasure Island and meet actors from the play. Just don't be fooled by that tricky Long John Silver!

$165/camper (members receive 10% off). Register online, by phone at (207) 828-1234, or stop by the front desk.

7/23
Monday
Blue Block Obstacle Course
07/23/2018
11:30am-12pm
Challenge your body and your brain to jump, crawl, build, and slide in the ultimate blue block obstacle course.

Free with admission
7/23
Monday
Puppet Show: Three Billy Goats Gruff
07/23/2018
2-2:30pm
Who's that clip clopping on my bridge? Help tell the tale of three silly goats and a grumpy t-t-t-t-troll during this interactive puppet show. Ideal for ages 18 months to five years and their caregivers looking for opportunities to develop audience skills, explore preschool math concepts, and empathize with a grumpy troll friend.

Free with admission
7/23
Monday
Ice Cream Cone Print Making
07/23/2018
3-3:30pm
We all scream for ice cream! Roll paint onto our waffle cone stamps and press them down onto paper, then see how many colorful scoops of ice cream you can stamp on top of your cone for a delicious 2D design.

Free with admission
7/24
Tuesday
Architecture Hour: Build a Bed for Goldilocks
07/24/2018
10:30-11:30am
Engineer with sticks, play dough, rubber bands, foam, and other fun materials to create a comfortable bed for Goldilocks. Will it be hard, soft, or just right?

Free with admission
7/24
Tuesday
Dinosaur Discovery
07/24/2018
12:30-1pm
Calling all future paleontologists to explore the Museum & Theatre's replica dinosaur bones and put together clues to see how dinosaurs lived 150 million years ago.

Free with admission
7/24
Tuesday
Turtle Portraits
07/24/2018
3-3:30pm
Come meet our LIVE yellow bellied slider turtles and draw their portraits! Take inspiration from real turtle artifacts, then explore creating your own representation of our turtles to take home.

Free with admission
7/25
Wednesday
Culture Kitchen: Poori
07/25/2018
10:30-11am
Explore the world with your taste buds as we mix, scoop, and fry a traditional a bread recipe shared with us by our Maine neighbor Sabina Freedman.

Free with admission
7/25
Wednesday
Pet Rock Painting
07/25/2018
1-1:30pm
Have you ever wanted a pet rock? With the help of some paint and googly eyes, you can create your very own special friend to adorn your garden at home.

Free with admission.
7/25
Wednesday
Bowdoin International Music Festival
07/25/2018
2-3pm
Young music enthusiasts will engage with talented Festival musicians and explore the vast chamber music repertoire. Concerts feature a variety of traditional classical repertoire and are typically 45 minutes in length. This is a great opportunity to hear world-class music somewhere you might not have expected it.

Free with admission
7/26
Thursday
Main Stage Production: Treasure Island
07/26/2018
11am-12pm
Young Jim Hawkins dreamt of the pirates' life while he washes dishes while working for his mother at the Bentbow Inn...but he never expected to actually set foot on a sailing ship. One night, a black spot and an old key change everything for Jim. With a map in hand and courage of heart, Hawkins sets out to find Captain Flint's long lost buried treasure. Adapted and directed by Reba Short from Robert Louis Stevenson's classic story. Treasure Island captures imaginations as the ultimate tale of friendship, betrayal, and finding one's way home. Treasure Island is recommended for audiences aged 5 to 105.

$10/ticket (Museum & Theatre members receive 10% off). Purchase tickets online, by phone at (207) 828-1234, or stop by the front desk.

7/26
Thursday
Pet Rock Painting
07/26/2018
12:30-1pm
Have you ever wanted a pet rock? With the help of some paint and googly eyes, you can create your very own special friend to adorn your garden at home.

Free with admission.
7/26
Thursday
Piggy Bank Creation Station
07/26/2018
2-2:30pm
Design and create your own piggy bank as we talk about saving, spending, and sharing our resources. Make it a classic pig shape or create your own creature.

Free with admission
7/27
Friday
Blueberries for Sal Stage Story
07/27/2018
11-11:30am
Imagine you're Sal on a trip up blueberry hill to pick some delicious fruit with your mother. Now imagine you're a bear cub foraging for food. Act out this delightfully comic tale of mistaken identities by Maine author Robert McCloskey.
7/27
Friday
Pirate Dinosaur Art Time
07/27/2018
1-1:30pm
Go on an adventure on the high seas as we read Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs by Giles Andreae and Russell Ayto, then stretch your imaginations and artistic skills by creating a pirate dinosaur of your own. Bring your dinosaur home, or leave it to help captain our own dinosaur pirate ship!

Free with admission
7/27
Friday
Epic Pop Rockets
07/27/2018
2-2:30pm
3...2...1...blast off! We're sending rockets flying high in the sky. Design and create your own paper rocket then harness the power of baking soda and vinegar to send it flying high in the sky in the Museum & Theatre's backyard.

Free with admission
7/27
Friday
Main Stage Production: Treasure Island
07/27/2018
4-5pm
Young Jim Hawkins dreamt of the pirates' life while he washes dishes while working for his mother at the Bentbow Inn...but he never expected to actually set foot on a sailing ship. One night, a black spot and an old key change everything for Jim. With a map in hand and courage of heart, Hawkins sets out to find Captain Flint's long lost buried treasure. Adapted and directed by Reba Short from Robert Louis Stevenson's classic story. Treasure Island captures imaginations as the ultimate tale of friendship, betrayal, and finding one's way home. Treasure Island is recommended for audiences aged 5 to 105.

$10/ticket (Museum & Theatre members receive 10% off). Purchase tickets online, by phone at (207) 828-1234, or stop by the front desk.

7/28
Saturday
Main Stage Production: Treasure Island
07/28/2018
11am-12pm
Young Jim Hawkins dreamt of the pirates' life while he washes dishes while working for his mother at the Bentbow Inn...but he never expected to actually set foot on a sailing ship. One night, a black spot and an old key change everything for Jim. With a map in hand and courage of heart, Hawkins sets out to find Captain Flint's long lost buried treasure. Adapted and directed by Reba Short from Robert Louis Stevenson's classic story. Treasure Island captures imaginations as the ultimate tale of friendship, betrayal, and finding one's way home. Treasure Island is recommended for audiences aged 5 to 105.

$10/ticket (Museum & Theatre members receive 10% off). Purchase tickets online, by phone at (207) 828-1234, or stop by the front desk.

7/28
Saturday
Whale Tales of Maine
07/28/2018
1-1:30pm
Take on the waves of Casco Bay for a grand adventure! Climb aboard the Museum & Theatre's boat, touch real whale artifacts, hear history from the islands, and finish with a first hand tall tale from Burt Dow, Deep Water Man (written by classic Maine author, Robert McCloskey).

Free with admission
7/28
Saturday
Main Stage Production: Treasure Island
07/28/2018
2-3pm
Young Jim Hawkins dreamt of the pirates' life while he washes dishes while working for his mother at the Bentbow Inn...but he never expected to actually set foot on a sailing ship. One night, a black spot and an old key change everything for Jim. With a map in hand and courage of heart, Hawkins sets out to find Captain Flint's long lost buried treasure. Adapted and directed by Reba Short from Robert Louis Stevenson's classic story. Treasure Island captures imaginations as the ultimate tale of friendship, betrayal, and finding one's way home. Treasure Island is recommended for audiences aged 5 to 105.

$10/ticket (Museum & Theatre members receive 10% off). Purchase tickets online, by phone at (207) 828-1234, or stop by the front desk.

7/28
Saturday
Coding for Kids
07/28/2018
3:30-4pm
Learn precoding or early computer programming skills through stories and games in this interactive program aimed at preschool age children.

Free with admission
7/29
Sunday
Buried Treasure Scavenger Hunt
07/29/2018
10:30-11:30am
In honor of the Museum & Theatre's Main Stage production of Treasure Island, use a treasure map to find buried treasure in the Museum & Theatre's sandbox island, and make your own treasure map to take home.

Free with admission
7/29
Sunday
Main Stage Production: Treasure Island
07/29/2018
1-2pm
Young Jim Hawkins dreamt of the pirates' life while he washes dishes while working for his mother at the Bentbow Inn...but he never expected to actually set foot on a sailing ship. One night, a black spot and an old key change everything for Jim. With a map in hand and courage of heart, Hawkins sets out to find Captain Flint's long lost buried treasure. Adapted and directed by Reba Short from Robert Louis Stevenson's classic story. Treasure Island captures imaginations as the ultimate tale of friendship, betrayal, and finding one's way home. Treasure Island is recommended for audiences aged 5 to 105.

$10/ticket (Museum & Theatre members receive 10% off). Purchase tickets online, by phone at (207) 828-1234, or stop by the front desk.

7/29
Sunday
Young Engineers: Treasure Island Edition
07/29/2018
2-2:30pm
Think, build, test, and share. Learn what it means to tinker and engineer through story based challenges. Today, in honor of Treasure Island, listen to tales from the high seas and construct your own ship.

Free with admission
7/29
Sunday
Main Stage Production: Treasure Island
07/29/2018
4-5pm
Young Jim Hawkins dreamt of the pirates' life while he washes dishes while working for his mother at the Bentbow Inn...but he never expected to actually set foot on a sailing ship. One night, a black spot and an old key change everything for Jim. With a map in hand and courage of heart, Hawkins sets out to find Captain Flint's long lost buried treasure. Adapted and directed by Reba Short from Robert Louis Stevenson's classic story. Treasure Island captures imaginations as the ultimate tale of friendship, betrayal, and finding one's way home. Treasure Island is recommended for audiences aged 5 to 105.

$10/ticket (Museum & Theatre members receive 10% off). Purchase tickets online, by phone at (207) 828-1234, or stop by the front desk.

7/30
Monday
Treasure Island Acting Summer Camp (week-long)
07/30/2018
9am-12pm
Registration for our 2018 Summer Camp season is open! Join us for Treasure Island Acting Camp, running July 30-August 3 (9am-12pm), recommended for ages 6-8.

Shiver me timbers! Put on your pirate hats, open your spy-glasses and join us for a week of acting camp inspired by Treasure Island. Stretch your dramatic muscles and get more comfortable on stage, as we tell our own version of this beloved tale. Create props and costumes to complete the experience. Family and friends are invited to attend a short performance on the last day of camp.

$165/camper (members receive 10% off). Register online, by phone at (207) 828-1234, or stop by the front desk.

7/30
Monday
Blue Block Obstacle Course
07/30/2018
10:30-11:30am
Challenge your body and your brain to jump, crawl, build, and slide in the ultimate blue block obstacle course.

Free with admission
7/30
Monday
Family Portrait Painting
07/30/2018
12-12:30pm
Who are all the members of your family? Share and paint a family portrait to take home.

Free with admission
7/30
Monday
Ooey Gooey EXTREME EXPERIMENTS Summer Camp (week-long)
07/30/2018
12:30-3:30pm
Registration for our 2018 Summer Camp season is open! Join us for Ooey Gooey Plus, Extreme Experiments Camp, running July 30-August 3 (12:30-3:30pm), recommended for ages 6-8.

Dissect squids, open up owl pellets, grow mold mountains, and create five unique varieties of slime (one to take home each day) perfect for hands on experimentation. Grab your lab coats and goggles as we smell, taste, touch, and observe all that is wonderfully ooey gooey.

$165/camper (members receive 10% off). Register online, by phone at (207) 828-1234, or stop by the front desk.

Registration is closed for this camp.
7/30
Monday
Culture Kitchen: Poori
07/30/2018
3-3:30pm
Explore the world with your taste buds as we mix, scoop, and fry a traditional a bread recipe shared with us by our Maine neighbor Sabina Freedman.

Free with admission
7/31
Tuesday
Dinosaur Discovery
07/31/2018
11-11:30am
Calling all future paleontologists! Explore replica dinosaur fossils and use clues to imagine how dinosaurs lived 150 million years ago.

Free with admission
7/31
Tuesday
Roots, Fruits, and Shoots Art Time
07/31/2018
2-2:30pm
Get inspired as we water and care for our vegetable garden, then create your own rendering of your favorite fruit or veggie.

Free with admission
7/31
Tuesday
Make a Marble Roller Coaster
07/31/2018
3:30-4pm
Challenge your engineering mind by designing and creating your own marble roller coaster. Connect recycled materials together to create shoots, tunnels, and loop-de-loops to send your marble on a wild roller coaster ride.

Free with admission

August 2018

8/1
Wednesday
Stories in the Kitchen: If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
08/01/2018
10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Measure and mix easy, no-bake cookies and read Laura Numeroff's classic story If You Give a Mouse a Cookie while we munch.

Free with admission
8/1
Wednesday
Lupine Lady Art Time
08/01/2018
11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Join as we read one of Maine's favorite children's books, Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney, and learn about the three things we must do when we grow up. Then, create your own lupine-inspired artwork.

Free with admission.
8/1
Wednesday
Architecture Hour: Build a Bed for Goldilocks
08/01/2018
3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Engineer with sticks, playdough, rubber bands, foam, and other fun materials to create a comfortable bed for Goldilocks. Will it be hard, soft, or just right?

Free with admission
8/2
Thursday
Act it Out: The Dramatic Life Cycle of the Butterfly
08/02/2018
10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
There are approximately 20,000 species of butterflies in the world, but the monarch butterfly, with its brilliant orange and black wings, is among the most easily recognizable of the species. Meet the Museum & Theatre's special winged guests, and use drama to act out the incredible life cycle and migration of the monarch butterfly.

Free with admission
8/2
Thursday
Blue Block Obstacle Course
08/02/2018
1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Challenge your body and your brain to jump, crawl, build and slide in the ultimate blue block obstacle course.

Free with admission
8/2
Thursday
The Rhythm Machine Game
08/02/2018
3 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Grab a percussion instrument and add a unique sound to our rhythm machine. We'll need bells, drums, shakers, and more as we create a soundscape together.

Free with admission
8/3
Friday
Blueberries for Sal Stage Story
08/03/2018
11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Imagine you're Sal on a trip up blueberry hill to pick some delicious fruit with your mother. Now imagine you're a bear cub foraging for food. Act out this delightfully comedic tale of mistaken identities by Maine author Robert McCloskey.

Free with admission
8/3
Friday
On-the-Go Puppet Theatres
08/03/2018
3 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Does your summer involve long car rides to the beach or the mountains? Stop by to create your own miniature puppet theatres out of recycled materials. We'll create our own puppet characters and give them a unique backdrop. Bring your creation home (or in the car!) for hours of storytelling fun.

Free with admission
8/3
Friday
$2 Friday from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
08/03/2018
5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
To best serve our community, we are open late the first Friday of every month from 5-8 p.m. for $2/person. We strive to share the Museum & Theatre experience at an affordable rate with families who may not be able to visit during regular business hours. Members and children under eighteen months are always admitted for free.
8/3
Friday
Recycled Fashion Show
08/03/2018
6 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Do you express who you are with your clothes? Strut your creative side during this open-ended art time. Use recycled paper bags, newspaper, cardboard, egg cartons, and more to create your own outfit or costume. Then, show off your creation during a low-key, inclusive fashion show.

Free with admission
8/5
Sunday
Dinosaur Discovery
08/05/2018
10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Calling all future paleontologists! Explore replica dinosaur fossils and use clues to imagine how dinosaurs lived 150 million years ago.

Free with admission
8/5
Sunday
Bubble Wand Workshop
08/05/2018
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Experiment with different solutions to see what makes the best bubbles and make a unique bubble wand to take home.

$7/wand (Museum & Theatre members of receive a 10% discount).

Register online, call (207) 828-1234 X 231, or stop by the front desk today.

Registration coming soon!
8/5
Sunday
Art Around the World: Yayoi Kasuma
08/05/2018
3 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Yayoi Kasuma is a Japanese artist who creates art using polka-dots. Step into the shoes of Kasuma as you create a polka-dot masterpiece.

Free with admission
8/6
Monday
Engineering Art Summer Camp (week-long)
08/06/2018
9am-12pm
Registration for our 2018 Summer Camp season is open! Join us for Engineering Art Camp, running August 6-10 (9am-12pm), recommended for ages 6-8.

Swing and rock giant pendulum and catapult paintings, light up electric star scapes, grow mossy 3D scenes, build structures from your wildest imagination, and more as we push the bounds of science and art. Perfect for the young scientist in search of creative ways to experiment with physics, engineering, and biology.

$165/camper (members receive 10% off). Register online, by phone at (207) 828-1234, or stop by the front desk.

8/6
Monday
Pet Rock Painting
08/06/2018
11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Have you ever wanted a pet rock? With the help of some paint and googly eyes, you can create your very own special friend to adorn your garden at home.

Free with admission.
8/6
Monday
Pirate Dinosaur Art Time
08/06/2018
12 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Go on an adventure on the high seas as we read Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs by Giles Andreae and Russell Ayto, then stretch your imaginations and artistic skills by creating a pirate dinosaur of your own. Bring your dinosaur home, or leave it to help captain our own dinosaur pirate ship!

Free with admission
8/6
Monday
Bumble Bees and 747s: Biomimicry all Around
08/06/2018
3 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
From bumble bees to butterfly wings, fleas knees, to bees' shoulders, find out how nature inspires scientific innovation.

Free with admission
8/7
Tuesday
Bee Friendly Sign Making
08/07/2018
11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
What are the plants that make bees buzz? Learn about what these friendly pollinators need and create signs to hang around the community to encourage our neighbors to help save the bees.

Free with admission
8/7
Tuesday
Turtle Portraits
08/07/2018
1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Come meet our LIVE yellow-bellied slider turtles and draw their portrait! Take inspiration from our live turtles and touch real turtle artifacts. Then explore creating your own representation of our turtles to take home.

Free with admission
8/7
Tuesday
Whale Tales of Maine
08/07/2018
3 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Take on the waves of Casco Bay for a grand adventure! Climb aboard the Museum & Theatre's boat, touch real whale artifacts, hear history from the islands, and finish with a firsthand tall tale from Burt Dow, Deep Water Man(written by classic Maine author, Robert McCloskey).

Free with admission
8/8
Wednesday
Construction Zone: Painting with Diggers & Dozers
08/08/2018
10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Put on a hard hat, pop on a construction smock, and get excited about the Museum & Theatre's exciting building plans by zooming and zig-zagging dump trucks and cement mixers through paint.

Free with admission
8/8
Wednesday
Summer Bubble Art
08/08/2018
2 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Create colorful bubble art to take home. Stir up a batch of colorful bubble solution, then blow bubbles onto your paper and see what marks they leave behind.

Free with admission
8/8
Wednesday
Create a Mind Jar
08/08/2018
3:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.
What's going on in your brain when you feel sad, mad, happy, or excited? Find out while you create a mind jar to help harness the power of your brain.

Free with admission
8/9
Thursday
On-the-Go Puppet Theatres
08/09/2018
11 a.m.- 11:30 a.m.
Does your summer involve long car rides to the beach or the mountains? Stop by to create your own miniature puppet theatres out of recycled materials. We'll create our own puppet characters and give them a unique backdrop. Bring your creation home for hours of storytelling fun.

Free with admission
8/9
Thursday
Wiggle with Worms
08/09/2018
1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Wiggling and squiggling earthworms help keep plants growing. Come meet, touch and study live earth worms and learn how they are good for the planet.

Free with admission
8/10
Friday
Bugliest Bug Hunt in Discovery Woods
08/10/2018
11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
There are all kinds of creepy crawly insects and arachnids hidden in Discovery Woods today. Can you help find them all in this creepy crawly scavenger hunt? (For those with a fear of insects- don't worry, they're just pretend!)

Free with admission
8/10
Friday
The Enormous Crocodile Stage Story
08/10/2018
2 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Deep in a muddy river lives an enormous crocodile who is hungry for one thing...children! This story is not for the faint of heart; we need brave and tricky actors to join us on stage and become the animals that outsmart this hungry, greedy crocodile in this interactive stage story based on Roald Dahl's story!

Free with admission
8/10
Friday
Ancient Egyptian Star Show
08/10/2018
3 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Travel down the Nile under the stars and discover how the Ancient Egyptians used the stars to explain the world around them.

Free with admission
8/11
Saturday
Epic Pop Rockets
08/11/2018
10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
3..2..1..blast off! We're sending rockets flying high in the sky. Design and create your own paper rocket. Then, harness the power of baking soda and vinegar to send it flying high in the sky in the Museum & Theatre's backyard.

Free with admission
8/13
Monday
All-Day Theatre Camp: Shakespeare, Improv, and More
08/13/2018
9am-3:30pm
If you've ever seen one of our Main Stage shows and thought "I want to do that!" this camp is for you! Join us for five full days in the theatre to bolster your confidence in the spotlight and get ready for your first audition! In the mornings we'll explore Shakespeare, and improvisation in the afternoons. At the end of camp we'll perform a 25 minute adaption of the Shakespeare classic A Midsummer's Night Dream, complete with lights, costumes, fairies, and mischief!

$330/camper (members receive 10% off). Register online, by phone at (207) 828-1234, or stop by the front desk.

8/20
Monday
Stars & Space Summer Camp (week-long)
08/20/2018
9am-12pm
Registration for our 2018 Summer Camp season is open! Join us for Stars & Space Camp, running August 20-24 (9am-12pm), recommended for ages 4-6.

3...2...1... blast off into a week among the stars! Explore the stars in our mini-planetarium as we learn about Greek and Chinese constellations and even create our own star stories. Create a felted planet, design your own telescope, and train like a real astronaut. We'll travel to the planets in our solar system and find out what life would be like on Mars.

$165/camper (members receive 10% off). Register online, by phone at (207) 828-1234, or stop by the front desk.