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May 2019

5/22
Wednesday
Action! Headquarters Open for Play
05/22/2019
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Our newest Superhero exhibit is open for business today from 10 am - 5 pm. The world is waiting for superheroes like you to save the day!

Free with admission
5/22
Wednesday
Engineer Masters
05/22/2019
2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Think, build, test, and share. Learn what it means to tinker and engineer through a story based challenge. Put yourself the shoes of a crafty squirrel and design a solution for a squirrel-proof bird feeder.

Free with admission
5/23
Thursday
Action! Headquarters Open for Play
05/23/2019
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Our newest Superhero exhibit is open for business today from 10am-3pm. The world is waiting for superheroes like you to save the day!

Free with admission
5/23
Thursday
Touch Tank: How Climate Change Effects Casco Bay
05/23/2019
10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Meet and touch our live tide pool creatures, learn about the changes in Casco Bay, and how you can help.

Free with admission
5/23
Thursday
Meet the Arts: Matisse in the Garden
05/23/2019
11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Did you know that Henri Matisse took inspiration from the natural world? Join us to create a Matisse-inspired collage.

Free with admission
5/23
Thursday
Into the Line: Art Exploration
05/23/2019
2:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
When we look at art, lines can be like roller coasters for your eyes, exciting your brain, and pulling you in. But what is a line? Explore for yourself with different drawing techniques that use your whole body to create art.

Free with admission
5/23
Thursday
NEW EXHIBIT OPENING, just for members!
05/23/2019
5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Be the first to experience our newest exhibit, Cloud City! Ever wonder what it's like to be up in the clouds? Cloud City is an immersive, sensory rich environment designed to evoke a visitor's sense of wonder and exploration. Drift away in the dreamy atmosphere while exploring with friends and family. This is a special, evening event for current Museum & Theatre members only. Light refreshments and fun activities throughout the night will help us celebrate this dreamy new exhibit. Play in the entire Museum & Theatre at this special evening event designed for members of all ages. To RSVP, call 207-828-1234 x231 or stop by the front desk.

5/24
Friday
Meet the Portland Firefighters
05/24/2019
10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Meet Portland's firefighters and learn what their job entails (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
5/24
Friday
Action! Headquarters Open for Play
05/24/2019
12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Our newest Superhero exhibit is open for business today from 12 - 5 pm. The world is waiting for superheroes like you to save the day!

Free with admission
5/24
Friday
It's Alive: Microbes!
05/24/2019
3 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Invisible to the naked eye, tiny living microbes are all around us! While some are helpful, some called germs can make us sick. Check out microbes under a microscope, learn how germs spread using a blacklight visual, and see the results of good hand washing techniques for yourself.

Free with admission
5/25
Saturday
Speaking Class for New Mainers
05/25/2019
9 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Practice your English speaking skills, meet new friends, and bring your children to play in the Museum & Theatre exhibits. Parents and caregivers will practice basic conversation skills and learn vocabulary in a low-key, inclusive conversation circle. Children ages 0-4 will explore exhibits and take part in guided-play with Museum & Theatre educators. FREE to participate. No registration is required. Please contact Lily O'Brien with questions at 207-828-1234 x227 or lily@kitetails.org
5/25
Saturday
The Magnificent Enlarging Marshmallow
05/25/2019
10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Explore how changes in pressure effects molecules by creating massive marshmallows, bursting balloons, and boiling water all in our all within the confines of our pressure jar.

Free with admission
5/25
Saturday
Paint a Lobster Buoy Workshop
05/25/2019
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Paint your own lobster buoy during this messy, hands-on workshop. Add your own unique design or paint of the classic Maine patterns. $18/buoy (Member’s receive 10% discount). To sign up call (207) 828-1234 x 231, visit kitetails.org, or stop by the front desk today!

5/25
Saturday
Ice Cream Cone Print Making
05/25/2019
2:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
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
5/26
Sunday
Engineer Masters
05/26/2019
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Think, build, test, and share. Learn what it means to tinker and engineer through a story based challenge. Put yourself the shoes of a crafty squirrel and design a solution for a squirrel-proof bird feeder.

Free with admission
5/26
Sunday
Ice Cream Making
05/26/2019
11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Get ready for summer by making homemade ice cream! Discover how easy and fun it is to measure and mix simple ingredients to make ice cream from scratch. You'll get to eat a big scoop too! Sign up the day of at the front desk. $5 per ice cream chef (members get a 10% discount).

5/26
Sunday
Touch Tank: How Climate Change Effects Casco Bay
05/26/2019
2:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Meet and touch our live tide pool creatures, learn about the changes in Casco Bay, and how you can help.

Free with admission
5/27
Monday
Action! Headquarters Open for Play
05/27/2019
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Our newest Superhero exhibit is open for business today from 10 am - 5pm. The world is waiting for superheroes like you to save the day!

Free with admission
5/27
Monday
Unicorn Horns and Dragon Tails Art Time
05/27/2019
10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Activate your imagination and sharpen your scientific acumen as you mix and match animal adaptations like wings, claws, fins, and scales to make super creatures and the habitats where they thrive.

Free with admission
5/27
Monday
Ice Cream Making
05/27/2019
11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Get ready for summer by making homemade ice cream! Discover how easy and fun it is to measure and mix simple ingredients to make ice cream from scratch. You’ll get to eat a big scoop too! Sign up the day of at the front desk. $5 per ice cream chef (members get a 10% discount).

5/27
Monday
Memorial Day Story Time
05/27/2019
2:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
In honor of Memorial Day and the women and men who have given their lives to serve the United States we will read The Wall by Eve Bunting, a story about a boy and his dad who visit the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington, D.C..

Recommended for children six years and older and their adults.

Free with admission
5/27
Monday
The Magnificent Enlarging Marshmallow
05/27/2019
3:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Explore how changes in pressure effects molecules by creating massive marshmallows, bursting balloons, and boiling water all in our all within the confines of our pressure jar.

Free with admission
5/28
Tuesday
Stage Story: The Three Little Pigs
05/28/2019
10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
"Little Pig, little pig, let me come in!" Act out the classic story of The Three Little Pigs live on our stage or help us tell the story together.

Free with admission
5/28
Tuesday
Action! Headquarters Open for Play
05/28/2019
11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Our newest Superhero exhibit is open for business today from 11 am - 5pm. The world is waiting for superheroes like you to save the day!

Free with admission
5/28
Tuesday
Star Show: Orion the Hunter
05/28/2019
11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Join us as we learn about this famous constellation and find out why we see Orion in the summer sky and Scorpio in the winter sky.

Free with admission
5/28
Tuesday
Meet the Arts: Matisse in the Garden
05/28/2019
2:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Did you know that Henri Matisse took inspiration from the natural world? Join us to create a Matisse-inspired collage. Learn about this artist who loved shape and color or just explore pasting shapes for the first time.

Free with admission
5/29
Wednesday
Speaking Class for New Mainers
05/29/2019
9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Practice your English speaking skills, meet new friends, and bring your children to play in the Museum & Theatre exhibits. Parents and caregivers will practice basic conversation skills and learn vocabulary in a low-key, inclusive conversation circle. Children ages 0-4 will explore exhibits and take part in guided-play with Museum & Theatre educators. FREE to participate. No registration is required. Please contact Lily O'Brien with questions at 207-828-1234 x227 or lily@kitetails.org
5/29
Wednesday
Stories in the Kitchen: Pretzel Bites with Honey Mustard
05/29/2019
11:15 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Buzz into the kitchen this May to explore how bees help our food grow, and make some tasty bee inspired snacks. Today read, Walter the Baker, by Eric Carle while shaping homemade pretzels and mixing honey into a savory honey mustard dip.

Free with admission
5/29
Wednesday
Touch Tank: How Climate Change Effects Casco Bay
05/29/2019
2:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Meet and touch our live tide pool creatures, learn about the changes in Casco Bay, and how you can help.

Free with admission
5/30
Thursday
Action! Headquarters Open for Play
05/30/2019
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Our newest Superhero exhibit is open for business today from 10 am - 5 pm. The world is waiting for superheroes like you to save the day!

Free with admission
5/30
Thursday
The Magnificent Enlarging Marshmallow
05/30/2019
11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Explore how changes in pressure effects molecules by creating massive marshmallows, bursting balloons, and boiling water all in our all within the confines of our pressure jar.

Free with admission
5/30
Thursday
Paper Flower Still Life Art
05/30/2019
2:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Explore two-dimensional design during this spring-inspired art time. Replicate your favorite spring flower or invent your own.

Free with admission
5/31
Friday
Wiggle with Worms
05/31/2019
10:30 a.m. - 11 a.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
5/31
Friday
Monster Painting
05/31/2019
11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Help create monsters of all shapes and sizes during this messy painting time. Follow a silly set of directions that will lead to monsters with twelves noses or eight claws.

Free with admission
5/31
Friday
Engineer Masters
05/31/2019
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Think, build, test, and share. Learn what it means to tinker and engineer through a story based challenge. Put yourself the shoes of a crafty squirrel and design a solution for a squirrel-proof bird feeder.

Free with admission

June 2019

6/1
Saturday
Speaking Class for New Mainers
06/01/2019
9 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Practice your English speaking skills, meet new friends, and bring your children to play in the Museum & Theatre exhibits. Parents and caregivers will practice basic conversation skills and learn vocabulary in a low-key, inclusive conversation circle. Children ages 0-4 will explore exhibits and take part in guided-play with Museum & Theatre educators. FREE to participate. No registration is required. Please contact Lily O'Brien with questions at 207-828-1234 x227 or lily@kitetails.org
6/1
Saturday
Engineer Masters
06/01/2019
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Think, build, test, and share. Learn what it means to tinker and engineer through a story based challenge. Put yourself the shoes of a crafty squirrel and design a solution for a squirrel-proof bird feeder.

Free with admission
6/1
Saturday
Make a Flying Broomstick
06/01/2019
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Abracadabra, witches and wizards! Come create your very own flying broomstick during this messy, hands on workshop. We'll paint designs and glue glitter, stars, and more onto a pre-made natural wood broomstick that's sure to take you on magical adventures for years to come. Each broomstick measures approximately four feet.
$12/broomstick. Early registration is encouraged.

6/1
Saturday
Touch Tank: How Climate Change Effects Casco Bay
06/01/2019
2:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Meet and touch our live tide pool creatures, learn about the changes in Casco Bay, and how you can help.

Free with admission
6/2
Sunday
Wiggle with Worms
06/02/2019
10:30 a.m. - 11 a.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
6/2
Sunday
Ice Cream Making
06/02/2019
11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Get ready for summer by making homemade ice cream! Discover how easy and fun it is to measure and mix simple ingredients to make ice cream from scratch. You'll get to eat a big scoop too! Sign up the day of at the front desk. $5 per ice cream chef (members get a 10% discount).

6/2
Sunday
Journey of a Pollen Puff
06/02/2019
2:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
In this fast-paced dramatic game we will transform into bees to collect as much pollen as we can. Discover how pollination is essential for the foods we eat.

Free with Admission
6/3
Monday
Unicorn Horns and Dragon Tails Art Time
06/03/2019
10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Activate your imagination and sharpen your scientific acumen as you mix and match animal adaptations like wings, claws, fins, and scales to make super creatures and the habitats where they thrive.

Free with admission
6/3
Monday
Ice Cream Making
06/03/2019
11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Get ready for summer by making homemade ice cream! Discover how easy and fun it is to measure and mix simple ingredients to make ice cream from scratch. You'll get to eat a big scoop too! Sign up the day of at the front desk. $5 per ice cream chef (members get a 10% discount).

6/3
Monday
Meet Team Honeybee Hive
06/03/2019
2:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Over 4,000 honey bees work together in the Museum & Theatre hive to feed and care for each other. Meet our live honeybees and go on a dramatic journey as we act out the life of a bee from larvae to waggle dance (bees communicate by dancing!).

Free with admission
6/4
Tuesday
EGGsploration
06/04/2019
10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Did you know that eagle nests can be up to five feet long and strong enough to support a whole family of eagles!? Come explore different bird eggs and nests and work collaboratively to make robin’s nest, which is not a simple task!

Free with admission
6/4
Tuesday
Meet Team Honeybee Hive
06/04/2019
11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Over 4,000 honey bees work together in the Museum & Theatre hive to feed and care for each other. Meet our live honeybees and go on a dramatic journey as we act out the life of a bee from larvae to waggle dance (bees communicate by dancing!).

Free with admission
6/4
Tuesday
Painting Blue with Picasso
06/04/2019
2:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Learn about Picasso's Blue Period as we mix white, blue and black together to create different shades of blue. Create your own blue masterpiece to take home.

Free with admission
6/5
Wednesday
Speaking Class for New Mainers
06/05/2019
9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Practice your English speaking skills, meet new friends, and bring your children to play in the Museum & Theatre exhibits. Parents and caregivers will practice basic conversation skills and learn vocabulary in a low-key, inclusive conversation circle. Children ages 0-4 will explore exhibits and take part in guided-play with Museum & Theatre educators.

FREE to participate. No registration is required. Please contact Lily O'Brien with questions at 207-828-1234 x227 or lily@kitetails.org
6/5
Wednesday
Science in the Kitchen: Mermaid Soda
06/05/2019
11:15 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Dragons, mermaids, and mythical creatures join us in the kitchen this June for some fantastical feasts. Today, explore bubbles, fiz, and carbonation as you create a magical mermaid soda.

Free with admission
6/6
Thursday
Paper Flower Still Life Art
06/06/2019
10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Explore two-dimensional design during this spring-inspired art time. Replicate your favorite spring flower or invent your own.

Free with admission
6/6
Thursday
Penny the Storyteller
06/06/2019
11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Listen to tales from around the world such as Abiyoyo and The Foolish Frog told by our special guest storyteller, Penny.

Free with admission
6/6
Thursday
Into the Line: Art Exploration
06/06/2019
2:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
When we look at art, lines can be like roller coasters for your eyes, exciting your brain, and pulling you in. But what is a line? Explore for yourself with different drawing techniques that use your whole body to create art.

Free with admission
6/6
Thursday
Mainstage Season Auditions: The Little Prince and Stuart Little
06/06/2019
3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
We are currently auditioning actors ages 8-17 for our next two Main Stage productions! The Little Prince will be performed weekends in July and August, and Stuart Little will be performed weekends in October. To audition, prepare a one-minute monologue, song or poem and bring your calendars. Actors in our theatre program gain valuable experience performing in front of large groups, making friends, and having fun! It is always free to audition for our productions. If you are cast in the play, it is also free to participate! For more information please email theatre@kitetails.org.
6/7
Friday
Puppet Show: The Rabbit and the Caterpillar
06/07/2019
10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Once upon a time a rabbit made a new friend, but the next day his new friend transformed into something different. Join us for this short puppet show designed for toddlers about friendship and transformation.

Free with admission
6/7
Friday
Live Animal Visit with the Animal Rescue League of Greater Portland
06/07/2019
11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Meet a live animal, learn about its behavior, adaptations, and how to care for a pet in this hands-on program with the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland.

Free with admission
6/7
Friday
Frida Kahlo Friday
06/07/2019
12 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Meet the master artist and activist Frida Kahlo and create a Kahlo-inspired creation. This week, explore how Kahlo liked to represent the natural world in her portraits.

Free with admission
6/7
Friday
The Magnificent Enlarging Marshmallow
06/07/2019
2:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Explore how changes in pressure effects molecules by creating massive marshmallows, bursting balloons, and boiling water all in our all within the confines of our pressure jar.

Free with admission
6/7
Friday
Mainstage Season Auditions: The Little Prince and Stuart Little
06/07/2019
3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
We are currently auditioning actors ages 8-17 for our next two Main Stage productions! The Little Prince will be performed weekends in July and August, and Stuart Little will be performed weekends in October. To audition, prepare a one-minute monologue, song or poem and bring your calendars. Actors in our theatre program gain valuable experience performing in front of large groups, making friends, and having fun! It is always free to audition for our productions. If you are cast in the play, it is also free to participate! For more information please email theatre@kitetails.org.
6/8
Saturday
Star Show
06/08/2019
10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Travel through the galaxy in our mini planetarium. Learn about the science of the stars and hear ancient stories about the constellations.

Free with admission
6/8
Saturday
Squid Dissection
06/08/2019
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Do you know that squids crush their food with bird-like beaks and have glands full of ink they spray when scared? Join us to learn all about squid – inside and out – in this hands-on dissection workshop! We'll compare the squid's body to our own bodies, discover how sea creatures live their lives underwater, and create sketches of our dissection to take home. Suggested for ages 4 and up.

$12 (members receive 10% off). To register, stop by the front desk, call 207-828-1234 or visit kitetails.org

6/8
Saturday
The Big Feast Art Time
06/08/2019
2:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Find a spot at the table and help us paint a yummy feast that's good enough to eat! Add a fork and a knife, then fill in your plate with your favorite food as we share in the magic of creating something beautiful together.

Free with admission
6/9
Sunday
Meet the Turtles
06/09/2019
10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Stretch like a turtle, feel a real turtle shell, and watch our turtles play during turtle time.

Free with admission
6/9
Sunday
Squid Dissection
06/09/2019
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Do you know that squids crush their food with bird-like beaks and have glands full of ink they spray when scared? Join us to learn all about squid – inside and out – in this hands-on dissection workshop! We’ll compare the squid’s body to our own bodies, discover how sea creatures live their lives underwater, and create sketches of our dissection to take home. Suggested for ages 4 and up. $12 (members receive 10% off). To register, stop by the front desk, call 207-828-1234 or visit kitetails.org

6/9
Sunday
Engineer Masters
06/09/2019
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Think, build, test, and share. Learn what it means to tinker and engineer through a story based challenge. Put yourself the shoes of a crafty squirrel and design a solution for a squirrel-proof bird feeder.

Free with admission
6/10
Monday
Meet the Turtles
06/10/2019
10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Stretch like a turtle, feel a real turtle shell, and watch our turtles play during turtle time.

Free with admission
6/10
Monday
Star Show
06/10/2019
11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Travel through the galaxy in our mini planetarium. Learn about the science of the stars and hear ancient stories about the constellations.

Free with admission
6/10
Monday
Wiggle with Worms
06/10/2019
2:30 p.m. - 3 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
6/11
Tuesday
Texture Sculptures
06/11/2019
10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Bumpy bubble wrap, crinkly paper, and smooth foil! Explore creating with different textures during this sticky art time.

Free with admission
6/11
Tuesday
Meet the Turtles
06/11/2019
11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Stretch like a turtle, feel a real turtle shell, and watch our turtles play during turtle time.

Free with admission
6/11
Tuesday
Science Spotlight: DNA Extraction
06/11/2019
2:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Use simple household supplies to extract the DNA from a piece of fruit all while learning how DNA is the hereditary material that directs the construction of living things.

Free with admission
6/12
Wednesday
Speaking Class for New Mainers
06/12/2019
9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Practice your English speaking skills, meet new friends, and bring your children to play in the Museum & Theatre exhibits. Parents and caregivers will practice basic conversation skills and learn vocabulary in a low-key, inclusive conversation circle. Children ages 0-4 will explore exhibits and take part in guided-play with Museum & Theatre educators. FREE to participate. No registration is required. Please contact Lily O'Brien with questions at 207-828-1234 x227 or lily@kitetails.org
6/12
Wednesday
Kids Cook: Purple Dragon Chips
06/12/2019
11:15 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Dragons, mermaids, and mythical creatures join us in the kitchen this June for some fantastical feasts. Today we discover a tasty snack full of color and a spark of spice which every little dragon will love.

Free with admission
6/12
Wednesday
Meet the Turtles
06/12/2019
2:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Stretch like a turtle, feel a real turtle shell, and watch our turtles play during turtle time.

Free with admission
6/13
Thursday
Star Show
06/13/2019
10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Step into the Museum & Theatre's mini-planetarium to learn more about the stars in the night sky.

Free with admission
6/13
Thursday
The Magnificent Enlarging Marshmallow
06/13/2019
11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Explore how changes in pressure effects molecules by creating massive marshmallows, bursting balloons, and boiling water all in our all within the confines of our pressure jar.

Free with admission
6/13
Thursday
Sunflower Art Time
06/13/2019
2:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Did you know that sunflowers help clean the soil and make the ground healthy for other plants to grow? Find out all about this sunny superhero plant and create your own sunflower painting to take home.

Free with admission
6/14
Friday
Meet the Portland Firefighters
06/14/2019
10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Meet Portland's firefighters and learn what their job entails (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
6/14
Friday
Frida Kahlo Friday
06/14/2019
11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Meet the master artist and activist Frida Kahlo and create a Kahlo-inspired creation. This week, explore how Kahlo liked to adorn her body with the natural world as we create our own flower crowns out of recycled materials.

Free with admission
6/14
Friday
Engineer Masters
06/14/2019
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Think, build, test, and share. Learn what it means to tinker and engineer through a story based challenge. Put yourself the shoes of a crafty squirrel and design a solution for a squirrel-proof bird feeder.

Free with admission
6/14
Friday
Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine Actor Par-ty
06/14/2019
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Have you ever acted in a play with us at the Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine? Do you want to audition next year? Join us for a special celebration of the 2018-2019 season--complete with pizza, improv games, and showing of plays from the past year. Limited number of tickets available, RSVP early! Proceeds benefit children’s theatre programming. We will be honoring our eighth graders in this special event. Tickets are $25, and fancy clothes are recommended. This party is for ages 8 to 17.(Museum & Theatre members receive a 10% discount).

6/15
Saturday
Rainbow Day
06/15/2019
10:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.
What's so magical about a rainbow? Rainbows are seen as a sign of good luck and a symbol of inclusion all around the world. Come explore how rainbows form in the sky, create rainbow art, hear stories, and sing songs to celebrate all things rainbow.

Free with admission
6/15
Saturday
Let's Paint a Rainbow
06/15/2019
10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Join us as we create a giant rainbow mural together. Add one swoosh of color or stay for the whole process.

Free with admission
6/15
Saturday
Rainbow Face Painting
06/15/2019
11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Have your face painted with a classic rainbow arch or we'll use the colors of the rainbow to create a design on your cheek or hand.

Free with admission
6/15
Saturday
Mood Mud: Color Changing Playdough
06/15/2019
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Measure and mix a batch of your own thermochromatic playdough that changes color with the heat of your hands. A perfect experiment to explore heat and how it moves!

$8 (Museum & Theatre members receive a 10% discount). Register online, call (207) 828-1234, or stop by the front desk.

6/15
Saturday
Recycled Fashion Show
06/15/2019
2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
How do you like to express yourself? How do you feel when you make your own choices without wondering what others will say? Use a variety of recycled materials to create your own "look" during this hands-on recycled art time. Then, show off your creation during a welcoming and inclusive fashion show inspired by Jessica Love's Julian is a Mermaid and in honor of Portland Pride.

Free with admission
6/15
Saturday
Somewhere Over the Rainbow Sing-Along
06/15/2019
3:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Sing, dance, and explore a variety of percussion instruments as we sing this classic song about rainbows and wishes.

Free with admission
6/16
Sunday
06/16/2019
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Happy Father's Day! Today we are honoring the special fathers in our lives by offering FREE ADMISSION to all fathers and grandfathers! Join the celebration as we make Father's Day extra special!
6/16
Sunday
Meet the Turtles
06/16/2019
10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Stretch like a turtle, feel a real turtle shell, and watch our turtles play during turtle time.

Free with admission
6/16
Sunday
Squid Dissection
06/16/2019
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Did you know that squids will only mate once in their lifetimes but they can lay up to 70,000 eggs at once! Celebrate all kind of parents in the world, and learn all about the squid – inside and out – in this hands-on dissection workshop! We’ll compare the squid’s body to our own bodies, discover how sea creatures live their lives underwater, and create sketches of our dissection to take home. Suggested for ages 4 and up.

$12 (members receive 10% off). To register, stop by the front desk, call 207-828-1234 or visit kitetails.org

6/16
Sunday
Father's Day Maker Station
06/16/2019
2:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Celebrate the dad's in your life by making them a heartfelt card, sculpture, or drawing to make their day special.
6/17
Monday
Super Hero Stage Story
06/17/2019
10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Get your capes and super powers ready as we work together to go on a dramatic superhero adventure to solve problems and right wrongs.

Free with admission
6/17
Monday
Ice Cream Making
06/17/2019
11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Get ready for summer by making homemade ice cream! Discover how easy and fun it is to measure and mix simple ingredients to make ice cream from scratch. You'll get to eat a big scoop too! Sign up the day of at the front desk. $5 per ice cream chef (members get a 10% discount).

6/17
Monday
Rock n' Erupt Volcano Exploration
06/17/2019
2:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Explore real volcanic rock, rock around on pretend tectonic plates, and erupt a classic baking soda and vinegar volcano.

Free with admission
6/18
Tuesday
Super Hero Stage Story
06/18/2019
10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Get your capes and super powers ready as we work together to go on a dramatic superhero adventure to solve problems and right wrongs.

Free with admission
6/18
Tuesday
Ice Cream Making
06/18/2019
11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Get ready for summer by making homemade ice cream! Discover how easy and fun it is to measure and mix simple ingredients to make ice cream from scratch. You'll get to eat a big scoop too! Sign up the day of at the front desk. $5 per ice cream chef (members get a 10% discount).

6/18
Tuesday
Sunflower Art Time
06/18/2019
2:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Did you know that sunflowers help clean the soil and make the ground healthy for other plants to grow? Find out all about this sunny superhero plant and create your own sunflower painting to take home.

Free with admission
6/19
Wednesday
Monster Painting
06/19/2019
10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Help create monsters of all shapes and sizes during this messy painting time. Follow a silly set of directions that will lead to monsters with twelves noses or eight claws.

Free with admission
6/19
Wednesday
Cooking Healthy: Unicorn Clouds
06/19/2019
11:15 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Dragons, mermaids, and mythical creatures join us in the kitchen this June for some fantastical feasts. Today, whip up cream with a secret naturally pink ingredient to make delicious fruit topping that must have come from the magical land of unicorns. Sponsored by Delta Dental.

Free with admission
6/19
Wednesday
Journey of a Pollen Puff
06/19/2019
2:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
In this fast-paced dramatic game we will transform into bees to collect as much pollen as we can. Discover how pollination is essential for the foods we eat.

Free with Admission
6/20
Thursday
Journey of a Pollen Puff
06/20/2019
10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
In this fast-paced dramatic game we will transform into bees to collect as much pollen as we can. Discover how pollination is essential for the foods we eat.

Free with Admission
6/20
Thursday
Ice Cream Making
06/20/2019
11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Get ready for summer by making homemade ice cream! Discover how easy and fun it is to measure and mix simple ingredients to make ice cream from scratch. You'll get to eat a big scoop too! Sign up the day of at the front desk. $5 per ice cream chef (members get a 10% discount).

6/20
Thursday
Meet the Arts: Matisse in the Garden
06/20/2019
2:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Did you know that Henri Matisse took inspiration from the natural world? Join us to create a Matisse-inspired collage.

Free with admission
6/21
Friday
Celebrate the Solstice
06/21/2019
10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Travel back thousands of years and learn about large-scale stone structures, Stonehenge, and Machu Picchu, and find out how ancient people used them to celebrate the solstice. Then use our Big Blue Blocks to create your own solstice structure!

Free with admission
6/21
Friday
Shadow Puppet Show: Abiyoyo
06/21/2019
11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Discover the science of light and shadow and use what you've learned to help tell a shadow puppet story about a smelly, music loving giant.

Free with admission
6/21
Friday
Frida Kahlo Friday
06/21/2019
2:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Meet the master artist and activist Frida Kahlo. This week, create your own Kahlo-inspired self-portrait. Don’t forget to hide your favorite creatures and plants around your picture, just like Kahlo!

Free with admission
6/21
Friday
School’s Out Summer Bash!
06/21/2019
3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Kick off another glorious Maine summer with the Museum & Theatre!
Pile on the toppings at a make-your-own ice cream sundae bar, follow the clues in a Museum & Theatre-wide scavenger hunt, and jam to some tunes in the backyard under the sun!

Free with admission
6/22
Saturday
Imaginary Playgrounds Art Time
06/22/2019
10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Have you ever dreamed of designing your own playground? Use a variety of recycled materials to create your own miniature play space. Will you add swings? Slides? A flying trapeze? Anything is possible!

Free with admission
6/22
Saturday
Paint a Lobster Buoy Workshop
06/22/2019
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Paint your own lobster buoy during this messy, hands-on workshop. Add your own unique design or paint of the classic Maine patterns. $16/buoy (Member’s receive 10% discount). To sign up call (207) 828-1234 x 231, visit kitetails.org, or stop by the front desk today!

6/22
Saturday
Meet the Turtles
06/22/2019
2:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Stretch like a turtle, feel a real turtle shell, and watch our turtles play during turtle time.

Free with admission
6/23
Sunday
Meet the Turtles
06/23/2019
10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Stretch like a turtle, feel a real turtle shell, and watch our turtles play during turtle time.

Free with admission
6/23
Sunday
Ice Cream Making
06/23/2019
11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Get ready for summer by making homemade ice cream! Discover how easy and fun it is to measure and mix simple ingredients to make ice cream from scratch. You'll get to eat a big scoop too! Sign up the day of at the front desk. $5 per ice cream chef (members get a 10% discount).

6/23
Sunday
Super Hero Stage Story
06/23/2019
2:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Get your capes and super powers ready as we work together to go on a dramatic superhero adventure to solve problems and right wrongs.

Free with admission
6/24
Monday
Meet Team Honeybee Hive
06/24/2019
10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Over 4,000 honey bees work together in the Museum & Theatre hive to feed and care for each other. Meet our live honeybees and go on a dramatic journey as we act out the life of a bee from larvae to waggle dance (bees communicate by dancing!).

Free with admission
6/24
Monday
Ice Cream Making
06/24/2019
11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Get ready for summer by making homemade ice cream! Discover how easy and fun it is to measure and mix simple ingredients to make ice cream from scratch. You'll get to eat a big scoop too! Sign up the day of at the front desk. $5 per ice cream chef (members get a 10% discount).

6/24
Monday
Rock n' Erupt Volcano Exploration
06/24/2019
2:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Explore real volcanic rock, rock around on pretend tectonic plates, and erupt a classic baking soda and vinegar volcano.

Free with admission
6/25
Tuesday
Journey of a Pollen Puff
06/25/2019
10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
In this fast-paced dramatic game we will transform into bees to collect as much pollen as we can. Discover how pollination is essential for the foods we eat.

Free with Admission
6/25
Tuesday
Meet the Turtles
06/25/2019
11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Stretch like a turtle, feel a real turtle shell, and watch our turtles play during turtle time.

Free with admission
6/25
Tuesday
Somewhere Over the Rainbow Sing-Along
06/25/2019
2:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Sing, dance, and explore a variety of percussion instruments as we sing this classic song about rainbows and wishes.

Free with admission
6/26
Wednesday
Fairy Tea Party
06/26/2019
11:15 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Celebrate the summer with a fairy tea party. Sip mint tea and make mini cookies fit for fairies.

Free with admission
6/26
Wednesday
Wiggle with Worms
06/26/2019
1:30 p.m. - 2 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
6/26
Wednesday
Turtle Shell Prints
06/26/2019
2:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Turtles and tortoises, oh my! Explore the different types of turtle and tortoise shells by observing LIVE yellow-bellied slider turtles. Design and create your own turtle shell print to take home.

Free with admission
6/27
Thursday
Stand Up Self-Portraits
06/27/2019
10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Explore the art of creating your own self-portrait during this messy art time. Add hair, facial features, and more. Then, mount your portrait on a special base so it stands on its own.

Free with admission
6/27
Thursday
Ice Cream Making
06/27/2019
11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Get ready for summer by making homemade ice cream! Discover how easy and fun it is to measure and mix simple ingredients to make ice cream from scratch. You'll get to eat a big scoop too! Sign up the day of at the front desk. $5 per ice cream chef (members get a 10% discount).

6/27
Thursday
Make a Map of Portland
06/27/2019
2:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Using a variety of art supplies and images, work together to create a collaborative, mixed-media rendition of Portland. Include the library, schools, supermarkets, fire stations, and more as we learn about community helpers and the geography of our city.

Free with admission
6/28
Friday
Meet the Portland Firefighters
06/28/2019
10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Meet Portland's firefighters and learn what their job entails (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
6/28
Friday
Puppet Show: The Rabbit and the Caterpillar
06/28/2019
11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Once upon a time a rabbit made a new friend, but the next day his new friend transformed into something different. Join us for this short puppet show designed for toddlers about friendship and transformation.

Free with admission
6/29
Saturday
Summer Hits Dance Party
06/29/2019
10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Kick-off Saturday at the Museum & Theatre with summer tunes. Get wiggling, show off your dance moves, or maybe learn a few moves from a new friend.

Free with admission
6/29
Saturday
Paint a Lobster Buoy Workshop
06/29/2019
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Paint your own lobster buoy during this messy, hands-on workshop. Add your own unique design or paint of the classic Maine patterns. $16/buoy (Member’s receive 10% discount). To sign up call (207) 828-1234 x 231, visit kitetails.org, or stop by the front desk today!

6/29
Saturday
Stand Up Self-Portraits
06/29/2019
2:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Explore the art of creating your own self-portrait during this messy art time. Add hair, facial features, and more. Then, mount your portrait on a special base so it stands on its own.

Free with admission
6/30
Sunday
Journey of a Pollen Puff
06/30/2019
10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
In this fast-paced dramatic game we will transform into bees to collect as much pollen as we can. Discover how pollination is essential for the foods we eat.

Free with Admission
6/30
Sunday
Ice Cream Making
06/30/2019
11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Get ready for summer by making homemade ice cream! Discover how easy and fun it is to measure and mix simple ingredients to make ice cream from scratch. You'll get to eat a big scoop too! Sign up the day of at the front desk. $5 per ice cream chef (members get a 10% discount).

6/30
Sunday
Super Hero Stage Story
06/30/2019
2:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Get your capes and super powers ready as we work together to go on a dramatic superhero adventure to solve problems and right wrongs.

Free with admission