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October 2014

10/1
Wednesday
Nature Charades
10/01/2014
10:30am
Come play a wild game of charades with us as we learn the movements of different animals and use our bodies to act them out!

Free with admission.
10/1
Wednesday
Sewing Skills: Homemade Animal Puppets (R$)
10/01/2014
3-5pm
Want to learn how to make your own toys? Join us for our monthly sewing program this fall to learn very basic sewing skills and create your own personalized toys! This month, we will create goofy animal puppets from scratch and end our session with an animal puppet show. Beginning sewers welcome!

This is a drop-off program. Recommended for ages 5+.

$18/member, $20/visitor. For tickets call 828-1234 x231 or stop by the front desk.
10/1
Wednesday
Autumn Art: Leaf Rubbings
10/01/2014
3:30pm
Now is the time to collect lots and lots of beautiful leaves. We'll show you how to make some colorful art using them!

Free with admission.
10/2
Thursday
Tiny Tots: Indoor Water Play
10/02/2014
10:30am
Let's experiment with water, sponges, funnels and more! We'll have an exploratory, sensory experience while also working on fine motor skills.
Ideal for ages 18-36 months.

Free with admission.
10/2
Thursday
Nature Poetry
10/02/2014
11:30am
The natural world inspires all sorts of rhymes and rhythms within us. Join us as we read nature-inspired verses and then come up with poems of our own.

Free with admission.
10/2
Thursday
Fossil Making Workshop (R$)
10/02/2014
3:30pm
Check out some real and replica fossils from plants and dinosaurs as inspiration to make your own faux fossil. We'll talk about how fossils are made then make realistic models from natural sculpture materials like clay and plaster. Take your fossil home and add it to your rock collection, or place it outside to watch it return to nature.

Best for ages 4+. Please allow 1 hour for fossil to set.

$5 per fossil for members, $6 per fossil plus admission for visitors. For tickets call 828-1234 x231 or stop by the front desk.
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10/3
Friday
Fire Safety Friday
10/03/2014
10:30am
It's our favorite Friday! Join us for a chance to meet Portland's firefighters (dependent on firefighter availability). If the firefighters are too busy fighting fires to visit, we'll read fire safety books and write letters to them thanking them for their great work!

Free with admission.
10/3
Friday
Wonderland Sing-Along
10/03/2014
11am
"Will you, won't you join the dance?" Join us in singing along to a song or two from our next play, Alice in Wonderland! We'll use rhythm, movement and our imaginations to dance like they do in Wonderland. This program is recommended for ages 1-4 and their families.

Free with admission.
10/3
Friday
Sea Star Study
10/03/2014
3pm
Take an up-close and personal look at a living sea star! We'll have magnifying glasses and other tools available to examine our specimen in detail and learn all about the way this fascinating creature eats, walks, and lives its life in wavy tide pools.

Free with admission.
10/3
Friday
$2 Friday 5-8pm
10/03/2014
5-8pm
We strive to share the Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine experience with families who cannot visit during our regular business hours or who cannot afford our regular admission. To serve our community, we are open the first Friday of every month from 5-8pm for $2/person.

Members and children under eighteen months are always admitted free.

$2 admission.
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10/4
Saturday
The Eyeball Show
10/04/2014
11am
Learn all about the human eye, bouncing light and antique cameras. We'll use our unique periscopic Camera Obscura (Latin for "dark room") to take you on a visual tour of Portland's city and seascape - all while pretending to be in a giant eyeball!

Free with admission.
10/4
Saturday
Would You Rather?
10/04/2014
12pm
Would you rather swim in spaghetti or Jell-O? Would you rather live underwater or in outer space? Would you rather play this game or play in the exhibits...? This silly game is a great way of exploring deductive reasoning skills while sharing thoughts and opinions on a variety of silly topics.

Free with admission.
10/4
Saturday
Improv Show & Games (R$)
10/04/2014
2pm
You know what our theatre actors love to do when they aren't rehearsing for a performance? They play improv games, and they want to play some for you! In the spirit of shows like "Whose Line is it Anyway?" you're invited to join us for games like "What are you doing?" "Freeze" and "Bus stop!" We aren't sure what will happen, but we guarantee you'll laugh!

$3/member, $4/visitor plus admission. For tickets call 828-1234 x231 or stop by the front desk.
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10/4
Saturday
Open Art Studio
10/04/2014
2-3pm
The art studio is open! The studio offers an art-making opportunity that explores art concepts, materials and techniques. An arts educator will help kids and grown-ups create using a variety of materials like paint, recycled sculpture materials, drawing tools, collage or clay.

Free with admission.
10/4
Saturday
Soil Science
10/04/2014
3:30pm
Want to get your hands dirty? Come learn how soil forms over thousands of years, and help us test the chemistry of our own soil in the garden!

Free with admission.
10/5
Sunday
Tide Pool Touch Tank
10/05/2014
11am
Have you ever met a sea star in our touch tank? What about an urchin? Join us to get up close and personal with our sea creatures.

Free with admission.
10/5
Sunday
Autumn Art: Leaf Rubbings
10/05/2014
1pm
Now is the time to collect lots and lots of beautiful leaves. We'll show you how to make some colorful art using them!

Free with admission.
10/5
Sunday
Mini Moviemakers: Stop Motion Animation (R$)
10/05/2014
3-4:30pm
Calling all movie-makers! In this afternoon workshop, we'll work together to make a short claymation movie in the style of "Wallace and Gromit." You'll learn about how animation works and then get to view your group movie on the web once it's published.

Ideal for ages 6+. This is a drop-off program.

$12/members, $14/visitors. For tickets call 828-1234 x231 or stop by the front desk by 12pm Sunday 10/5.
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10/6
Monday
9-11am Members Monday
10/06/2014
9-11am for Members only.
To purchase or renew a membership, click here.
10/6
Monday
Member's Monday: Autumn Leaf Rubbings
10/06/2014
10am
Now is the time to collect lots and lots of beautiful leaves. We'll show you how to make some colorful art using them!
10/7
Tuesday
Open Art Studio
10/07/2014
10:30-11:30am
The art studio is open! The studio offers an art-making opportunity that explores art concepts, materials and techniques. An arts educator will help kids and grown-ups create using a variety of materials like paint, recycled sculpture materials, drawing tools, collage or clay.

Free with admission.
10/7
Tuesday
Cooking Healthy: Homemade Applesauce
10/07/2014
11:30am
During our monthly Cooking Healthy series, we learn how to make delicious, nutritious foods you can easily make at home. Today we're going to make homemade applesauce - a not-too-sweet treat loaded with fiber. Along with samples, we'll have recipes to take home.

This program is sponsored by Northeast Delta Dental.

Free with admission.
10/7
Tuesday
Calls of the Wild
10/07/2014
3pm
Learn the sounds of your favorite wild creatures; then join us in a chorus of sound as we practice making the calls ourselves.

Free with admission.
10/8
Wednesday
Nature Charades
10/08/2014
10:30am
Come play a wild game of charades with us as we learn the movements of different animals and use our bodies to act them out!

Free with admission.
10/8
Wednesday
Sukkot Celebration
10/08/2014
3-4pm
It's Sukkot, the Jewish festival giving thanks for the fall harvest! Come celebrate with us by decorating our sukkah, a traditional hut created on this holiday and by harvesting the last of our fall vegetables in the garden!

Free with admission.
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10/8
Wednesday
Autumn Art: Leaf Rubbings
10/08/2014
3:30pm
Now is the time to collect lots and lots of beautiful leaves. We'll show you how to make some colorful art using them!

Free with admission.
10/9
Thursday
Tiny Tots: Oodles of Noodles
10/09/2014
10:30am
Let's get squishing and squeezing with something unexpected: noodles! We'll use our senses to explore different textures, shapes and sizes! Ideal for ages 18-36 months.

Free with admission.
10/9
Thursday
Backyard Science
10/09/2014
11:30am
Did you know our backyard contains dozens of creatures living throughout it? Help us document all of these animals as we explore the unexpected habitats different creatures call home.

Free with admission.
10/9
Thursday
Open Art Studio
10/09/2014
2-3pm
The art studio is open! The studio offers an art-making opportunity that explores art concepts, materials and techniques. An arts educator will help kids and grown-ups create using a variety of materials like paint, recycled sculpture materials, drawing tools, collage or clay.

Free with admission.
10/10
Friday
Wonderland Sing-Along
10/10/2014
11am
"Will you, won't you join the dance?" Join us in singing along to a song or two from our next play, Alice in Wonderland! We'll use rhythm, movement and our imaginations to dance like they do in Wonderland. This program is recommended for ages 1-4 and their families.

Free with admission.
10/10
Friday
Sea Star Study
10/10/2014
3pm
Take an up-close and personal look at a living sea star! We'll have magnifying glasses and other tools available to examine our specimen in detail and learn all about the way this fascinating creature eats, walks, and lives its life in wavy tide pools.

Free with admission.
10/11
Saturday
The Eyeball Show
10/11/2014
11am
Learn all about the human eye, bouncing light and antique cameras. We'll use our unique periscopic Camera Obscura (Latin for "dark room") to take you on a visual tour of Portland's city and seascape - all while pretending to be in a giant eyeball!

Free with admission.
10/11
Saturday
Fossil Making Workshop (R$)
10/11/2014
11:30am
Check out some real and replica fossils from plants and dinosaurs as inspiration to make your own faux fossil. We'll talk about how fossils are made then make realistic models from natural sculpture materials like clay and plaster. Take your fossil home and add it to your rock collection or place it outside to watch it return to nature.

Best for ages 4+. Please allow 1 hour for fossil to set.

$5 per fossil for members, $6 per fossil plus admission for visitors. For tickets call 828-1234 x231 or stop by the front desk.
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10/11
Saturday
Open Art Studio
10/11/2014
2-3pm
The art studio is open! The studio offers an art-making opportunity that explores art concepts, materials and techniques. An arts educator will help kids and grown-ups create using a variety of materials like paint, recycled sculpture materials, drawing tools, collage or clay.

Free with admission.
10/11
Saturday
Kids on the Block
10/11/2014
3pm
Our troupe of life-size educational puppets is back with real stories just like real kids! Kids on the Block is a nation-wide program using Bunraku puppetry as a way to break down boundaries and accept individual differences. For more information, call 828-1234 x 247.

Free with admission.
10/11
Saturday
Family Tree Art and Genealogy Workshop (R$)
10/11/2014
3:30-4:30pm
Do you have a family tree? We may not all have one hanging on our wall, but we all have the history to make one. In this hour workshop family units are invited to create their own tree art on canvas and transform it into a genealogical map dating as recent or as distant as you choose. This workshop aims to connect families with our pasts, give children a sense of history, and provide context to understand the world. As all trees are different, so are family structures. We will strive to creatively cater to individuality. Participants are asked to come with very basic knowledge of your family's genealogy (a child, a guardian and even a pet is enough!).

$15/member family, $16/visitor family. For tickets call 828-1234 x231 or stop by the front desk.
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10/12
Sunday
Celebrate Diwali!
10/12/2014
10:30am-12:30pm
Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Light, is coming right up on October 23rd. Celebrate with us by making clay "diya" (oil candles), decorating hands with henna, tasting some special snacks and learning all about this beautiful holiday where good triumphs over evil.

Free with admission.
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10/12
Sunday
Turtle Time!
10/12/2014
2pm
Make your own observations when you get up close and personal with live yellow-bellied slider turtles. Learn about the anatomy and biology of various turtles and tortoises from land and sea. Explore real turtle artifacts like shells and skulls.

Free with admission.
10/12
Sunday
Eyeball Slime Time! ($)
10/12/2014
3pm
While learning about chemical reactions, create your own bag of slime to take home. We'll mix together seemingly normal ingredients to make a batch of ooey, gooey, sticky slime. We'll even throw in a few eyeballs in honor of Halloween!

$3/child for members, $4/child for visitors plus admission. Sign up the day of at the front desk.
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10/13
Monday
Columbus Day: Open to the public 10am - 5pm
10/13/2014
10am-5pm
Member's Monday hours will resume Monday, October 20th.
10/13
Monday
Diwali Glitter Painting
10/13/2014
10:30am
Learn about Diwali, the Hindu festival of light, and make a festive glitter painting to celebrate.

Free with admission.
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10/13
Monday
Star Show
10/13/2014
11:30am
Explore the stars and constellations. Hear Diné/Navajo, Chinese or Greek tales as you learn the facts and stories that surround the night sky.

Free with admission.
10/13
Monday
The Eyeball Show
10/13/2014
1pm
Learn all about the human eye, bouncing light and antique cameras. We'll use our unique periscopic Camera Obscura (Latin for "dark room") to take you on a visual tour of Portland's city and seascape - all while pretending to be in a giant eyeball!

Free with admission.
10/13
Monday
Mini Moviemakers: Stop Motion Animation (R$)
10/13/2014
3-4:30pm
Calling all movie-makers! In this afternoon workshop, we'll work together to make a short claymation movie in the style of "Wallace and Gromit." You'll learn about how animation works, and then get to view your group movie on the web once it's published.

Ideal for ages 6+. This is a drop-off program.

$12/members, $14/visitors. For tickets call 828-1234 x231 or stop by the front desk by 12pm Sunday 12/14.
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10/14
Tuesday
Open Art Studio
10/14/2014
10:30-11:30am
The art studio is open! The studio offers an art-making opportunity that explores art concepts, materials and techniques. An arts educator will help kids and grown-ups create using a variety of materials like paint, recycled sculpture materials, drawing tools, collage or clay.

Free with admission.
10/14
Tuesday
The Print Shop
10/14/2014
11:30am
What's The Print Shop? It's a time to experiment with stamps, stencils and other printmaking materials. Make a one-of-a-kind masterpiece or a set of notecards - it's up to you! Bring yourself and your creativity.

Free with admission.
10/14
Tuesday
The Walrus and the Carpenter (R$)
10/14/2014
11:30am
The Walrus and the Carpenter were walking hand and hand, they wept like anything to see such quantities of sand. Join us for a puppet show based on the famous poem by Lewis Carol: The Walrus and the Carpenter. Meet the famous characters of this story, plus a half dozen oysters.

$3/member, $4/visitor plus admission. For tickets call 828-1234 x231 or stop by the front desk.
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10/14
Tuesday
Migration Exploration
10/14/2014
3pm
As many birds and other animals begin traveling hundreds - or even thousands - of miles south for the winter, we will explore what these animals need to do to survive these long treks and how we can spot some of the animals as they pass through Maine!

Free with admission.
10/15
Wednesday
Backyard Science
10/15/2014
10:30am
Come play a wild game of charades with us as we learn the movements of different animals and use our bodies to act them out!

Free with admission.
10/15
Wednesday
Rhythm Play: Capoeira
10/15/2014
3:30pm
What is Capoeira? It's Brazilian martial art-meets-music-meets-dance, and we've got a brand new exhibit all about it! Join us to learn more about this amazing cultural tradition and then make a drum of your own to take home.

Free with admission.
10/16
Thursday
Toddler Pumpkin Decoration (R$)
10/16/2014
10-11am
Decorating a pumpkin or gourd need not require knives or carving skills. Join us to decorate your own mini, no-carve pumpkin. We'll offer you and your child a variety of methods and styles. Will you drip paint and glitter or collage and personify your pumpkin with a funny face? Perhaps you'll choose a combination!

Ages 18 months to 3 years. $7/pumpkin for members, $8/pumpkin plus admission for visitors.

To register visit kitetails.org, call 828-1234 x231 or stop by the front desk.
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10/16
Thursday
Tiny Tots: Glitter Oobleck
10/16/2014
10:30am
Do you love glitter? In honor of the Hindu festival Diwali, we'll make some extra-special glitter oobleck to play with. Warning: this is messy, ooey and gooey!

Ideal for ages 18-36 months.

Free with admission.
10/16
Thursday
Marionette Time
10/16/2014
11:30am
Meet in our newest exhibit, the Playscape, for some puppet fun!

Free with admission.
10/16
Thursday
Pumpkin Decoration Workshop (R$)
10/16/2014
3-4pm
Create a spooky or silly pumpkin at our annual workshop. Enjoy apple cider and tasty autumn treats while you carve and decorate your jack-o-lantern. Instruction, safe child-friendly carving saws and ideas provided! Alternative, no-carve decorating options are also available.

Recommended for ages 4 with adult assistance. Under 4 years old? See our special workshops for Toddlers here. Advance reservations encouraged.

$13/pumpkin members, $15/pumpkin visitors. To register, visit kitetails.org, call 828-1234 x231 or stop by the front desk.
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10/17
Friday
Fire Safety Friday
10/17/2014
10:30am
It's our favorite Friday! Join us for a chance to meet Portland's firefighters (dependent on firefighter availability). If the firefighters are too busy fighting fires to visit, we'll read fire safety books and write letters to them thanking them for their great work!

Free with admission.
10/17
Friday
Wonderland Sing-Along
10/17/2014
11am
"Will you, won't you join the dance?" Join us in singing along to a song or two from our next play, Alice in Wonderland! We'll use rhythm, movement and our imaginations to dance like they do in Wonderland. This program is recommended for ages 1-4 and their families.

Free with admission.
10/17
Friday
Wonderland Mask Making
10/17/2014
3pm
It's almost Halloween! Choose your favorite Alice in Wonderland character from the Museum & Theatre's fall production, and create a wonderfully unique mask to wear on October 31st!

Free with admission.
10/17
Friday
Alice in Wonderland (R$)
10/17/2014
4-5pm
One afternoon, a little girl named Alice follows a White Rabbit down his rabbit-hole, and suddenly nothing is as it should be. Now Alice begins a strange but magical journey through Wonderland. The many curious creatures she meets ask a similar question: "Who are you?" As Alice ventures further into Wonderland, she learns more about herself than she ever imagined possible. This is a brand new adaptation of Lewis Carroll's classic children's tale full of riddles, poems and songs that will have you thinking "as many as six impossible things before breakfast!" Adapted and with live musical performance by Brittany Cook.

For advance purchases: $8/member, $9/visitor, $16/stay and play.

Tickets purchased on the day of the performance: $9/member, $10 visitors, $17 stay and play.

Processing fees apply.

For tickets click here or call 1-800-838-3006.
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10/17
Friday
Alice in Wonderland (R$)
10/17/2014
6-7pm
One afternoon, a little girl named Alice follows a White Rabbit down his rabbit-hole, and suddenly nothing is as it should be. Now Alice begins a strange but magical journey through Wonderland. The many curious creatures she meets ask a similar question: "Who are you?" As Alice ventures further into Wonderland, she learns more about herself than she ever imagined possible. This is a brand new adaptation of Lewis Carroll's classic children's tale full of riddles, poems and songs that will have you thinking "as many as six impossible things before breakfast!" Adapted and with live musical performance by Brittany Cook.

For advance purchases: $8/member, $9/visitor, $16/stay and play.

Tickets purchased on the day of the performance: $9/member, $10 visitors, $17 stay and play.

Processing fees apply.

For tickets click here or call 1-800-838-3006.
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10/18
Saturday
Meet the Animals!
10/18/2014
10:30am
Meet a real, live pet and talk to an animal caregiver about what it takes to have a pet in your life. Join a humane educator from the Animal Welfare Society of Kennebunk to learn about caring for the furry and feathered members of your family.

Free with admission.
10/18
Saturday
The Eyeball Show
10/18/2014
11am
Learn all about the human eye, bouncing light and antique cameras. We'll use our unique periscopic Camera Obscura (Latin for "dark room") to take you on a visual tour of Portland's city and seascape - all while pretending to be in a giant eyeball!

Free with admission.
10/18
Saturday
Wondering About Wonderland
10/18/2014
12pm
Do you know what it is like in Alice's Wonderland? It can be a wacky place where things aren't always as they seem, strange animals are around every corner, and shape shifting is frequent occurrence. Inspired by these unique story elements let's write our own funky fairy tale. To make the day extra special, be sure to purchase tickets to watch the Museum & Theatre's production of Alice in Wonderland.

Free with admission.
10/18
Saturday
Alice in Wonderland (R$)
10/18/2014
1-2pm
One afternoon, a little girl named Alice follows a White Rabbit down his rabbit-hole, and suddenly nothing is as it should be. Now Alice begins a strange but magical journey through Wonderland. The many curious creatures she meets ask a similar question: "Who are you?" As Alice ventures further into Wonderland, she learns more about herself than she ever imagined possible. This is a brand new adaptation of Lewis Carroll's classic children's tale full of riddles, poems and songs that will have you thinking "as many as six impossible things before breakfast!" Adapted and with live musical performance by Brittany Cook.

For advance purchases: $8/member, $9/visitor, $16/stay and play.

Tickets purchased on the day of the performance: $9/member, $10 visitors, $17 stay and play.

Processing fees apply.

For tickets click here or call 1-800-838-3006.
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10/18
Saturday
Soil Science
10/18/2014
3:30pm
Want to get your hands dirty? Come learn how soil forms over thousands of years, and help us test the chemistry of our own soil in the Museum & Theatre garden!

Free with admission.
10/18
Saturday
Alice in Wonderland (R$)
10/18/2014
4-5pm
One afternoon, a little girl named Alice follows a White Rabbit down his rabbit-hole, and suddenly nothing is as it should be. Now Alice begins a strange but magical journey through Wonderland. The many curious creatures she meets ask a similar question: "Who are you?" As Alice ventures further into Wonderland, she learns more about herself than she ever imagined possible. This is a brand new adaptation of Lewis Carroll's classic children's tale full of riddles, poems and songs that will have you thinking "as many as six impossible things before breakfast!" Adapted and with live musical performance by Brittany Cook.

For advance purchases: $8/member, $9/visitor, $16/stay and play.

Tickets purchased on the day of the performance: $9/member, $10 visitors, $17 stay and play.

Processing fees apply.

For tickets click here or call 1-800-838-3006.
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10/19
Sunday
Tide Pool Touch Tank
10/19/2014
11am
Have you ever met a sea star in our touch tank? What about an urchin? Join us to get up close and personal with our sea creatures.

Free with admission.
10/19
Sunday
Rhythm Play: Capoeira
10/19/2014
12pm
What is Capoeira? It's Brazilian martial art-meets-music-meets-dance and we've got a brand new exhibit all about it! Join us to learn more about this amazing cultural tradition and then make a drum of your own to take home.

Free with admission.
10/19
Sunday
Alice in Wonderland (R$)
10/19/2014
1-2pm
One afternoon, a little girl named Alice follows a White Rabbit down his rabbit-hole, and suddenly nothing is as it should be. Now Alice begins a strange but magical journey through Wonderland. The many curious creatures she meets ask a similar question: "Who are you?" As Alice ventures further into Wonderland, she learns more about herself than she ever imagined possible. This is a brand new adaptation of Lewis Carroll's classic children's tale full of riddles, poems and songs that will have you thinking "as many as six impossible things before breakfast!" Adapted and with live musical performance by Brittany Cook.

For advance purchases: $8/member, $9/visitor, $16/stay and play.

Tickets purchased on the day of the performance: $9/member, $10 visitors, $17 stay and play.

Processing fees apply.

For tickets click here or call 1-800-838-3006.
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10/19
Sunday
Diwali Glitter Painting
10/19/2014
3pm
Learn about Diwali, the Hindu festival of light, and make a festive glitter painting to celebrate.

Free with admission.
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10/19
Sunday
Alice in Wonderland (R$)
10/19/2014
4-5pm
One afternoon, a little girl named Alice follows a White Rabbit down his rabbit-hole, and suddenly nothing is as it should be. Now Alice begins a strange but magical journey through Wonderland. The many curious creatures she meets ask a similar question: "Who are you?" As Alice ventures further into Wonderland, she learns more about herself than she ever imagined possible. This is a brand new adaptation of Lewis Carroll's classic children's tale full of riddles, poems and songs that will have you thinking "as many as six impossible things before breakfast!" Adapted and with live musical performance by Brittany Cook.

For advance purchases: $8/member, $9/visitor, $16/stay and play.

Tickets purchased on the day of the performance: $9/member, $10 visitors, $17 stay and play.

Processing fees apply.

For tickets click here or call 1-800-838-3006.
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10/20
Monday
9-11am Members Monday
10/20/2014
9-11am for Members only.
To purchase or renew a membership, click here.
10/20
Monday
Member's Monday: Diwali Glitter Painting
10/20/2014
10am
Learn about Diwali, the Hindu festival of light, and make a festive glitter painting to celebrate.

Free with admission.
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10/21
Tuesday
Eating Healthy: Carrot Oatmeal Cookies
10/21/2014
11:30am
During our monthly Eating Healthy series, we learn how to make delicious, nutritious foods you can easily make at home. Today we're going to make carrot oatmeal cookies; a sneaky and delicious way to get your vegetables! Along with samples, we'll have recipes to take home.

This program is sponsored by Wal-Mart Falmouth Store.

Free with admission.
10/21
Tuesday
Calls of the Wild
10/21/2014
3pm
Learn the sounds of your favorite wild creatures, then join us in a chorus of sound as we practice making the calls ourselves.

Free with admission.
10/21
Tuesday
Pumpkin Decoration Workshop (R$)
10/21/2014
3:30-4:30pm
Create a spooky or silly pumpkin at our annual workshop. Enjoy apple cider and tasty autumn treats while you carve and decorate your jack-o-lantern. Instruction, safe child-friendly carving saws and ideas provided! Alternative, no-carve decorating options are also available.

Recommended for ages 4 with adult assistance. Under 4 years old? See our special workshops for Toddlers here. Advance reservations encouraged.

$13/pumpkin members, $15/pumpkin visitors. To register, visit kitetails.org, call 828-1234 x231 or stop by the front desk.
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10/22
Wednesday
Nature Charades
10/22/2014
10:30am
Come play a wild game of charades with us as we learn the movements of different animals and use our bodies to act them out!

Free with admission.
10/22
Wednesday
Rhythm Play: Capoeira
10/22/2014
3:30pm
What is Capoeira? It's Brazilian martial art-meets-music-meets-dance and we've got a brand new exhibit all about it! Join us to learn more about this amazing cultural tradition and then make a drum of your own to take home.

Free with admission.
10/23
Thursday
Tiny Tots: Balls and Bowls
10/23/2014
10:30am
What's more fun than a ball? A ball with a bowl! Let's practice hand-eye coordination and play with lots of different balls and containers. Ideal for ages 18-36 months.

Free with admission.
10/23
Thursday
Nature Poetry
10/23/2014
11:30am
The natural world inspires all sorts of rhymes and rhythms within us. Join us as we read nature-inspired verses and then come up with poems of our own.

Free with admission.
10/23
Thursday
Wondering About Wonderland
10/23/2014
2pm
Do you know what it is like in Alice's Wonderland? It can be a wacky place where things aren't always as they seem, strange animals are around every corner, and shape shifting is frequent occurrence. Inspired by these unique story elements let's write our own funky fairy tale. To make the day extra special, be sure to purchase tickets to watch the Museum & Theatre's production of Alice in Wonderland.

Free with admission.
10/23
Thursday
Lights on Afterschool Celebration: Free Admission
10/23/2014
3-6pm
What are you doing after school today? Join us for a celebration hosted by the Maine Afterschool Network!

Engage in hands-on experiences in a safe environment designed for families at the Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine! The Museum & Theatre will be open later than usual (until 6pm!) with free admission to all visitors from 3pm-6pm in support of after school programs.

Special events include science, technology, engineering and math programs including Mars Mission, Science in the Kitchen, Circuit Lab and Gravity Painting.

Admission is free to this event beginning at 3pm.

To make the day extra special, be sure to purchase tickets to watch the Museum & Theatre's production of Alice in Wonderland.
Ticket fees apply.
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10/23
Thursday
Alice in Wonderland (R$)
10/23/2014
4-5pm
One afternoon, a little girl named Alice follows a White Rabbit down his rabbit-hole, and suddenly nothing is as it should be. Now Alice begins a strange but magical journey through Wonderland. The many curious creatures she meets ask a similar question: "Who are you?" As Alice ventures further into Wonderland, she learns more about herself than she ever imagined possible. This is a brand new adaptation of Lewis Carroll's classic children's tale full of riddles, poems and songs that will have you thinking "as many as six impossible things before breakfast!" Adapted and with live musical performance by Brittany Cook.

For advance purchases: $8/member, $9/visitor, $16/stay and play.

Tickets purchased on the day of the performance: $9/member, $10 visitors, $17 stay and play.

Processing fees apply.

For tickets click here or call 1-800-838-3006.
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10/24
Friday
Toddler Pumpkin Decoration (R$)
10/24/2014
10:30-11:30am
Decorating a pumpkin or gourd need not require knives or carving skills. Join us to decorate your own mini, no-carve pumpkin. We'll offer you and your child a variety of methods and styles. Will you drip paint and glitter or collage and personify your pumpkin with a funny face? Perhaps you'll choose a combination!

Ages 18 months to 3 years. $7/pumpkin for members, $8/pumpkin plus admission for visitors.

To register visit kitetails.org, call 828-1234 x231 or stop by the front desk.
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10/24
Friday
Wonderland Sing-Along
10/24/2014
11am
"Will you, won't you join the dance?" Join us in singing along to a song or two from our next play, Alice in Wonderland! We'll use rhythm, movement and our imaginations to dance like they do in Wonderland. This program is recommended for ages 1-4 and their families.

Free with admission.
10/24
Friday
Migration Exploration
10/24/2014
11:30am
As many birds and other animals begin traveling hundreds - or even thousands - of miles south for the winter, we will explore what these animals need to do to survive these long treks, and how we can spot some of the animals as they pass through Maine!

Free with admission.
10/24
Friday
Marionette Time
10/24/2014
2pm
Meet in our newest exhibit, the Playscape, for some puppet fun!

Free with admission.
10/24
Friday
Wonderland Mask Making
10/24/2014
3pm
It's almost Halloween! Choose your favorite Alice in Wonderland character from the Museum's fall theatre production, and create a wonderfully unique mask to wear on October 31st!

Free with Admission.
10/24
Friday
Alice in Wonderland (R$)
10/24/2014
4-5pm
One afternoon, a little girl named Alice follows a White Rabbit down his rabbit-hole, and suddenly nothing is as it should be. Now Alice begins a strange but magical journey through Wonderland. The many curious creatures she meets ask a similar question: "Who are you?" As Alice ventures further into Wonderland, she learns more about herself than she ever imagined possible. This is a brand new adaptation of Lewis Carroll's classic children's tale full of riddles, poems and songs that will have you thinking "as many as six impossible things before breakfast!" Adapted and with live musical performance by Brittany Cook.

For advance purchases: $8/member, $9/visitor, $16/stay and play.

Tickets purchased on the day of the performance: $9/member, $10 visitors, $17 stay and play.

Processing fees apply.

For tickets click here or call 1-800-838-3006.
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10/25
Saturday
Scenes from the play: Beatrix Potter Christmas
10/25/2014
10:30-11:30am
Do you want to hear a sneak peek of our holiday script? Are you on the fence about auditioning? Come listen to actors read scenes from this charming imaginative story.

Free with admission.
10/25
Saturday
The Eyeball Show
10/25/2014
11am
Learn all about the human eye, bouncing light and antique cameras. We'll use our unique periscopic Camera Obscura (Latin for "dark room") to take you on a visual tour of Portland's city and seascape - all while pretending to be in a giant eyeball!

Free with admission.
10/25
Saturday
Alice in Wonderland (R$)
10/25/2014
1-2pm
One afternoon, a little girl named Alice follows a White Rabbit down his rabbit-hole, and suddenly nothing is as it should be. Now Alice begins a strange but magical journey through Wonderland. The many curious creatures she meets ask a similar question: "Who are you?" As Alice ventures further into Wonderland, she learns more about herself than she ever imagined possible. This is a brand new adaptation of Lewis Carroll's classic children's tale full of riddles, poems and songs that will have you thinking "as many as six impossible things before breakfast!" Adapted and with live musical performance by Brittany Cook.

For advance purchases: $8/member, $9/visitor, $16/stay and play.

Tickets purchased on the day of the performance: $9/member, $10 visitors, $17 stay and play.

Processing fees apply.

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10/25
Saturday
Alice in Wonderland Girl Scout Overnight (R$)
10/25/2014
3pm-9am
During this exclusive museum experience, Scouts and their mothers (or grandmothers, aunts, big sisters or adult female friends) are invited to see a theatre performance, explore the Museum when closed to the public and sleep within one of our exhibits! This special night will include a performance of Alice in Wonderland by actors from our Children's Theatre, followed by an actor Q+A. After the performance enjoy unstructured play time, sleep within our exhibits, and enjoy a complimentary breakfast. This program has been planned in conjunction with the Girls Scouts of Maine Counsel.

$34 per girl, $22 per adult.
Pre-registration is required. Registration deadline is October 1st.
To register please visit www.girlscoutsofmaine.org or call (888) 922-4763.

Questions about the program? Contact Louisa@kitetails.org or call 207-828-1234 x227.
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10/25
Saturday
Science in the Kitchen
10/25/2014
3:30pm
You can create science experiments with ingredients from your home kitchen! Join us to mix and bubble as we explore the wonderful world of kitchen chemistry!

Free with admission.
10/25
Saturday
Alice in Wonderland (R$)
10/25/2014
4-5pm
One afternoon, a little girl named Alice follows a White Rabbit down his rabbit-hole, and suddenly nothing is as it should be. Now Alice begins a strange but magical journey through Wonderland. The many curious creatures she meets ask a similar question: "Who are you?" As Alice ventures further into Wonderland, she learns more about herself than she ever imagined possible. This is a brand new adaptation of Lewis Carroll's classic children's tale full of riddles, poems and songs that will have you thinking "as many as six impossible things before breakfast!" Adapted and with live musical performance by Brittany Cook.

For advance purchases: $8/member, $9/visitor, $16/stay and play.

Tickets purchased on the day of the performance: $9/member, $10 visitors, $17 stay and play.

Processing fees apply.

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10/26
Sunday
Pancake Sunday!
10/26/2014
10:30am-12:00pm
Guess what... it's Pancake Sunday! Come help us make pancakes from scratch. Each month we'll have a different optional ingredient you can try. It's a pancake party!

Free with admission.
10/26
Sunday
Alice in Wonderland (R$)
10/26/2014
1-2pm
One afternoon, a little girl named Alice follows a White Rabbit down his rabbit-hole, and suddenly nothing is as it should be. Now Alice begins a strange but magical journey through Wonderland. The many curious creatures she meets ask a similar question: "Who are you?" As Alice ventures further into Wonderland, she learns more about herself than she ever imagined possible. This is a brand new adaptation of Lewis Carroll's classic children's tale full of riddles, poems and songs that will have you thinking "as many as six impossible things before breakfast!" Adapted and with live musical performance by Brittany Cook.

For advance purchases: $8/member, $9/visitor, $16/stay and play.

Tickets purchased on the day of the performance: $9/member, $10 visitors, $17 stay and play.

Processing fees apply.

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10/26
Sunday
Turtle Time!
10/26/2014
3pm
Make your own observations when you get up close and personal with live yellow-bellied slider turtles. Learn about the anatomy and biology of various turtles and tortoises from land and sea. Explore real turtle artifacts like shells and skulls.

Free with admission.
10/26
Sunday
Alice in Wonderland (R$)
10/26/2014
4-5pm
One afternoon, a little girl named Alice follows a White Rabbit down his rabbit-hole, and suddenly nothing is as it should be. Now Alice begins a strange but magical journey through Wonderland. The many curious creatures she meets ask a similar question: "Who are you?" As Alice ventures further into Wonderland, she learns more about herself than she ever imagined possible. This is a brand new adaptation of Lewis Carroll's classic children's tale full of riddles, poems and songs that will have you thinking "as many as six impossible things before breakfast!" Adapted and with live musical performance by Brittany Cook.

For advance purchases: $8/member, $9/visitor, $16/stay and play.

Tickets purchased on the day of the performance: $9/member, $10 visitors, $17 stay and play.

Processing fees apply.

For tickets click here or call 1-800-838-3006.
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10/27
Monday
9-11am Members Monday
10/27/2014
9-11am for Members only.
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10/27
Monday
Member's Monday: Jack O'Lantern Collages
10/27/2014
10am
Will your pumpkin be silly, spooky, or sweet? Let's make festive paper pumpkin art using unexpected collage materials.
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10/28
Tuesday
Toddler Pumpkin Decoration (R$)
10/28/2014
10:30-11:30am
Decorating a pumpkin or gourd need not require knives or carving skills. Join us to decorate your own mini, no-carve pumpkin. We'll offer you and your child a variety of methods and styles. Will you drip paint and glitter or collage and personify your pumpkin with a funny face? Perhaps you'll choose a combination!

Ages 18 months to 3 years. $7/pumpkin for members, $8/pumpkin plus admission for visitors.

To register visit kitetails.org, call 828-1234 x231 or stop by the front desk.
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10/28
Tuesday
Jack O'Lantern Collages
10/28/2014
12pm
Will your pumpkin be silly, spooky, or sweet? Let's make festive paper pumpkin art using unexpected collage materials.

Free with admission.
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10/28
Tuesday
Migration Exploration
10/28/2014
3pm
As many birds and other animals begin traveling hundreds - or even thousands - of miles south for the winter, we will explore what these animals need to do to survive these long treks, and how we can spot some of the animals as they pass through Maine!

Free with admission.
10/29
Wednesday
Nature Charades
10/29/2014
10:30am
Come play a wild game of charades with us as we learn the movements of different animals and use our bodies to act them out!

Free with admission.
10/29
Wednesday
Rhythm Play: Capoeira
10/29/2014
2pm
What is Capoeira? It's Brazilian martial art-meets-music-meets-dance and we've got a brand new exhibit all about it! Join us to learn more about this amazing cultural tradition and then make a drum of your own to take home.

Free with admission.
10/29
Wednesday
Sewing Skills: Stuffed Animals (R$)
10/29/2014
3-5pm
Want to learn how to make your own toys? Join us for our monthly sewing program this fall to learn very basic sewing skills and create your own personalized toys! This month, we will explore the basic body parts of our favorite animals, and then create stuffed animals to play with at home. Beginning sewers welcome!

This is a drop-off program. Recommended for ages 5+.

$18/member, $20/visitor. For tickets call 828-1234 x231 or stop by the front desk.
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10/30
Thursday
Tiny Tots: Pumpkin Exploration
10/30/2014
10:30am
What's inside of a pumpkin? Let's squish and squeeze squishy, slippery pumpkin guts -- perfect for Halloween!

Free with admission.
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10/30
Thursday
Calls of the Wild
10/30/2014
11:30am
Learn the sounds of your favorite wild creatures; then join us in a chorus of sound as we practice making the calls ourselves.

Free with admission.
10/30
Thursday
Audition Workshop (R)
10/30/2014
3:30-4:30pm
If you're between the ages of 8 and 17 and you'd like to audition for our upcoming show: A Beatrix Potter's Christmas, come to this audition workshop to find out what it's all about. We'll tell you all about our upcoming play, explain what it's like to be one of our young actors and take you through the audition process. This workshop is for anyone, veteran actors and fledglings alike.

To register for this free workshop, call 828-1234 x247 or stop by the front desk.
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10/31
Friday
Trick-or-Treating Spectacular!
10/31/2014
10am-12pm
Each year Halloween gets just a little bit better at the Children's Museuum & Theatre of Maine! Come in costume to say "trick-or-treat" to the staff and volunteers who will be in special places throughout the Museum & Theatre. They will have more than just tasty sweets for you... You may end up learning about percussion through a Monster Mash, doing a wild and crazy experiment with a Mad Scientist or meeting a Martian! We'll round it all out with a costume parade, munchies for everyone and plenty of treats to go around.

Free with admission.
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10/31
Friday
Incredible Insects with Bug Guy, Dave Champlin
10/31/2014
11am
Meet caterpillars and moths up-close when David Champlin, USM Biology professor, visits with his collection of Tobacco Hornworms. Learn all about these amazing creatures and their life cycle - you'll be able to touch, pick up, and examine them to your heart's content!

Free with admission.
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10/31
Friday
Edible Rock Cycle
10/31/2014
3pm
Learn all about the rock cycle while making a delicious mess of edible "minerals" and "magma"!

Free with admission.

November 2014

11/1
Saturday
The Eyeball Show
11/01/2014
11am
Learn all about the human eye, bouncing light and antique cameras. We'll use our unique periscopic Camera Obscura (Latin for "dark room") to take you on a visual tour of Portland's city and seascape - all while pretending to be in a giant eyeball!

Free with admission.
11/1
Saturday
Sip and Dip: Healthy Snacks from the Hood Answer Mom
11/01/2014
11:30am-12:30pm
What's a healthy snack? Find out from HOOD Answer Mom Elizabeth Ward. Sample a healthy dip and a smoothie and get your nutrition questions answered. Elizabeth Ward is registered dietitian, mother of three and author of MyPlate for Moms, How to Feed Yourself & Your Family Better.

Free with admission.
11/1
Saturday
Paper Making (R$)
11/01/2014
12:30-1:30pm
Come get a little messy as we pulp up fibers, flowers and leaves to create beautiful home-made paper.

$4/member paper, $5/visitor paper plus admission. For tickets call 828-1234 x231 or stop by the front desk.
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11/1
Saturday
Open Art Studio
11/01/2014
2-3pm
The art studio is open! The studio offers an art-making opportunity that explores art concepts, materials and techniques. An arts educator will help kids and grown-ups create using a variety of materials like paint, recycled sculpture materials, drawing tools, collage or clay.

Free with admission.
11/1
Saturday
Kids on the Block Puppet Show
11/01/2014
3pm
Our troupe of life-size educational puppets is back with real stories just like real kids! Kids on the Block is a nation-wide program using Bunraku puppetry as a way to break down boundaries and accept individual differences. For more information call 828-1234 x 247.

Free with admission.
11/1
Saturday
Soil Science
11/01/2014
3:30pm
Want to get your hands dirty? Come learn how soil forms over thousands of years, and help us test the chemistry of our own soil in the Museum garden!

Free with admission.
11/2
Sunday
Dia de los Muertos Party
11/02/2014
10:30am-12:30pm
Come celebrate Dia de los Muertos, or "Day of the Dead" with us! We'll learn all about this Mexican holiday which honors our ancestors by making papel picado, sampling some snacks, listening to traditional Mexican music and more.

Free with admission
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11/2
Sunday
Tide Pool Touch Tank
11/02/2014
11am
Have you ever met a sea star in our touch tank? What about an urchin? Join us to get up close and personal with our sea creatures.

Free with admission.
11/2
Sunday
Slime Time! ($)
11/02/2014
3pm
While learning about chemical reactions, create your own bag of slime to take home. We'll mix together seemingly normal ingredients to make a batch of ooey, gooey, sticky slime. Gooey and educational is our favorite mix!

$3/child for members, $4/child for visitors plus admission. Sign up the day of at the front desk.
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11/3
Monday
9-11am Members Monday
11/03/2014
9-11am for Members only.
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11/3
Monday
Member's Monday: Sea Creature Feature
11/03/2014
10am
Have you met our family of sea stars? What about the periwinkle snails? Get up close and personal with our sea creatures in our Tide Pool Touch Tank.
11/4
Tuesday
Mitten Puppets (R$)
11/04/2014
10:30-11:30am
We'll provide the mittens, and you provide the inspiration! We're transforming basic mittens into animals by adding googly eyes, ears, tongues, antlers - you name it! What will you make? Cat? Reindeer? Fox? Dino? Each participant will receive a set of mittens and choose from a selection of adornments to affix, creating creative mitten puppets. Ages 3 & up.

$9/mitten set for members, $10/mitten set for visitors. For tickets call 828-1234 x231 or stop by the front desk.
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11/4
Tuesday
Cooking Healthy: Pumpkin Muffins (R)
11/04/2014
11am
During our monthly Cooking Healthy series, we learn how to make delicious, nutritious foods you can easily make at home. Today we're going to make pumpkin muffins, rich in vitamin A and fiber! Along with samples, we'll have recipes to take home. Sign up at the front desk the day of to reserve your spot.

This program is sponsored by Northeast Delta Dental.

Free with admission.
11/4
Tuesday
Calls of the Wild
11/04/2014
3pm
Learn the sounds of your favorite wild creatures, then join us in a chorus of sound as we practice making the calls ourselves.

Free with admission.
11/4
Tuesday
Goldilocks and the Three Bears: Acting Class for 6-8 year-olds (R$)
11/04/2014
3:30-5pm
Attention 6-8 year olds! We know you're excited to act on our stage, and we have a special class for you. This is a chance for you to learn all about acting from how to develop a character to what a monologue is. Get some experience before you audition for your first theatre show. Sign up for Goldilocks and the Three Bears! Join Goldilocks as she explores an empty house in the woods... with a very surprising result.

Payment required at time of registration. Class meets Tuesdays from 3:30-5:00. (Class meets 11/4-11/25 with a final performance for family and friends on Tuesday 11/25 at 4:30pm.) This is a drop-off program; space is limited. Sign up today!

6-8 year olds / 4 week session.

$60/child for members and $80/child for visitors. To register call 828-1234 x231 or stop by the front desk.
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11/5
Wednesday
Teensy Weensy Class: Squirrel Nutkin (R$)
11/05/2014
10:15-11:15am
What's Teensy Weensy Acting Class? It's a literacy and creative development program for ages 3-5. Over a period of six weeks, young actors dive into a story, processing it with imagination, puppetry, music and dance. At the end of the last class, young actors put on a show for their families. This is an excellent opportunity for pre-school age children to give acting a try, become storytellers and work as a group.

The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin: 10:15-11:15am Wednesdays, November 5, 12, 19, 26 and December 5 and 10.

Explore the world of Beatrix Potter with the Adventures of Squirrel Nutkin! We'll pretend to be squirrels offering gifts to the owl, Old Brown, in exchange for collecting nuts on his island. Silly Nutkin wants to dance and sing and tell riddles instead! We'll be owls and squirrels alike in this cautionary tale! Caregivers, family and friends are invited to an 11am show on December 10.

$90/member, $115/visitor. To register call 828-1234 x231 or stop by the front desk.
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11/5
Wednesday
Migration Exploration
11/05/2014
10:30am
Come play a wild game of charades with us as we learn the movements of different animals and use our bodies to act them out!

Free with admission.
11/5
Wednesday
Rhythm Play: Musical Storytime
11/05/2014
3:30pm
If an elephant played a drum, what would it sound like? What about a bird? Join us on an exciting narrative journey as we play different drums and other instruments to tell a dramatic, musical story.

Free with admission.
11/6
Thursday
Tiny Tots: Puppet Play
11/06/2014
10:30am
Let's get silly with some animal puppets. Will you meet a chicken, a dragon, or a pig?
Ideal for ages 18-36 months.

Free with admission.
11/6
Thursday
Nature Poetry
11/06/2014
11:30am
The natural world inspires all sorts of rhymes and rhythms within us. Join us as we read nature-inspired verses, and then come up with poems of our own.

Free with Admission.
11/6
Thursday
Would You Rather?
11/06/2014
2:30pm
Would you rather swim in spaghetti or Jell-O? Would you rather live underwater or in outer space? Would you rather play this game or play in the exhibits...? This silly game is a great way of exploring deductive reasoning skills while sharing thoughts and opinions on a variety of silly topics.

Free with admission.
11/6
Thursday
Auditions for Beatrix Potter Christmas
11/06/2014
3-5pm
We're looking for young actors between the ages of 8 and 17 to bring the story Beatrix Potter Christmas to life for younger children this December. If you are interested in performing on our stage, please prepare a one minute monologue and arrive anytime between 3 and 5pm.

For more information, contact Theatre Director Reba Short. reba@kitetails.org
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11/7
Friday
Fire Safety Friday
11/07/2014
10:30am
It's our favorite Friday! Join us for a chance to meet Portland's firefighters (dependent on firefighter availability). If the firefighters are too busy fighting fires to visit, we'll read fire safety books and write letters to them thanking them for their great work!

Free with admission.
11/7
Friday
Edible Rock Cycle
11/07/2014
12:30pm
Learn all about the rock cycle while making a delicious mess of edible "minerals" and "magma"!

Free with Admission.
11/7
Friday
Mitten Puppets (R$)
11/07/2014
3:30-4:30pm
We'll provide the mittens, and you provide the inspiration! We're transforming basic mittens into animals by adding googly eyes, ears, tongues, antlers - you name it! What will you make? Cat? Reindeer? Fox? Dino? Each participant will receive a set of mittens and choose from a selection of adornments to affix, creating creative mitten puppets. Ages 3 & up.

$9/mitten set for members, $10/mitten set for visitors. For tickets call 828-1234 x231 or stop by the front desk.
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11/7
Friday
$2 Friday 5-8pm
11/07/2014
5-8pm
We strive to share the Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine experience with families who cannot visit during our regular business hours or who cannot afford our regular admission. To serve our community, we are open the first Friday of every month from 5-8pm for $2/person.

Members and children under eighteen months are always admitted free.

$2 admission.
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11/10
Monday
9-11am Members Monday
11/10/2014
9-11am for Members only.
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11/17
Monday
9-11am Members Monday
11/17/2014
9-11am for Members only.
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11/21
Friday
Fire Safety Friday
11/21/2014
10:30am
It's our favorite Friday! Join us for a chance to meet Portland's firefighters (dependent on firefighter availability). If the firefighters are too busy fighting fires to visit, we'll read fire safety books and write letters to them thanking them for their great work!

Free with admission.
11/24
Monday
9-11am Members Monday
11/24/2014
9-11am for Members only.
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11/28
Friday
Mitten Puppets (R$)
11/28/2014
1:30-2:30pm
We'll provide the mittens, and you provide the inspiration! We're transforming basic mittens into animals by adding googly eyes, ears, tongues, antlers - you name it! What will you make? Cat? Reindeer? Fox? Dino? Each participant will receive a set of mittens and choose from a selection of adornments to affix, creating creative mitten puppets. Ages 3 & up.

$9/mitten set for members, $10/mitten set for visitors. For tickets call 828-1234 x231 or stop by the front desk.
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11/29
Saturday
Mitten Puppets (R$)
11/29/2014
12:30-1:30pm
We'll provide the mittens, and you provide the inspiration! We're transforming basic mittens into animals by adding googly eyes, ears, tongues, antlers - you name it! What will you make? Cat? Reindeer? Fox? Dino? Each participant will receive a set of mittens and choose from a selection of adornments to affix, creating creative mitten puppets. Ages 3 & up.

$9/mitten set for members, $10/mitten set for visitors. For tickets call 828-1234 x231 or stop by the front desk.
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December 2014

12/1
Monday
9-11am Members Monday
12/01/2014
9-11am for Members only.
To purchase or renew a membership, click here.
12/5
Friday
Fire Safety Friday
12/05/2014
10:30am
It's our favorite Friday! Join us for a chance to meet Portland's firefighters (dependent on firefighter availability). If the firefighters are too busy fighting fires to visit, we'll read fire safety books and write letters to them thanking them for their great work!

Free with admission.
12/5
Friday
$2 Friday 5-8pm
12/05/2014
5-8pm
We strive to share the Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine experience with families who cannot visit during our regular business hours or who cannot afford our regular admission. To serve our community, we are open the first Friday of every month from 5-8pm for $2/person.

Members and children under eighteen months are always admitted free.

$2 admission.
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12/8
Monday
9-11am Members Monday
12/08/2014
9-11am for Members only.
To purchase or renew a membership, click here.
12/15
Monday
9-11am Members Monday
12/15/2014
9-11am for Members only.
To purchase or renew a membership, click here.
12/19
Friday
Fire Safety Friday
12/19/2014
10:30am
It's our favorite Friday! Join us for a chance to meet Portland's firefighters (dependent on firefighter availability). If the firefighters are too busy fighting fires to visit, we'll read fire safety books and write letters to them thanking them for their great work!

Free with admission.
12/30
Tuesday
Mitten Puppets (R$)
12/30/2014
2-3pm
We'll provide the mittens, and you provide the inspiration! We're transforming basic mittens into animals by adding googly eyes, ears, tongues, antlers - you name it! What will you make? Cat? Reindeer? Fox? Dino? Each participant will receive a set of mittens and choose from a selection of adornments to affix, creating creative mitten puppets. Ages 3 & up.

$9/mitten set for members, $10/mitten set for visitors. For tickets call 828-1234 x231 or stop by the front desk.
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