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November 2017

11/25
Saturday
The Magnificent Enlarging Marshmallow
11/25/2017
10:30-11am
Explore how changes in pressure effect molecules by creating massive marshmallows, bursting balloons, and boiling water all in our all within the confines of our pressure jar.

Free with admission
11/25
Saturday
Gingerbread House Decorating Workshop
11/25/2017
11:30am-12:30pm
Celebrate the holidays with your family as you craft colorful gumdrop chimneys, slanting roofs shingled with confections, dangling frosting icicles, and anything else you dream up! Whether this is your first or 50th gingerbread house, this festive tradition has something for everyone!

We'll supply a pre-constructed gingerbread house, an array of candy and icing, plus mugs of rich hot cocoa for each family!

$35/house (Museum & Theatre members receive 10% off.) Register online, call (207) 828-1234 ext. 231 or stop by the front desk. Recommended for ages 2 & up.

11/25
Saturday
Winter Tree Brush Paintings
11/25/2017
12-12:30pm
Learn about conifer trees and explore painting with different shapes and textures on paper.

Free with admission
11/25
Saturday
Daring Densities
11/25/2017
2-2:30pm
Giant floating rocks and tiny sinking spheres! Explore and observe this sink or float experiment that defies logic, that is, until you understand all about...density!

Free with admission
11/25
Saturday
Aurora Borealis Art Time
11/25/2017
2:30-3pm
Have you seen the Northern Lights? Join us as we create a colorful version of this light show using a variety of materials and learn about how and why the Northern lights occur.

Free with admission
11/25
Saturday
Silent Movies on Stage: Make the Music!
11/25/2017
4-4:30pm
Act out a silent story and use instruments to set the tone, all while practicing patterns and working together to synchronize music and movement.

Free with admission
11/26
Sunday
Live Creature Feature: Touch Tank
11/26/2017
10:30-11am
Sea stars and sea snails and seaweed, oh my! Join us to touch and learn about tide pool creatures found along the coast of Maine.

Free with admission
11/26
Sunday
Holiday Light Celebration
11/26/2017
10:45am-12pm
It may be cold and wintery outside, but the Museum & Theatre is aglow with lights and holiday cheer! Discover how people around the world bring light into their homes this season while making natural ornaments for forest friends, creating an indoor snowstorm and exploring indoor twinkle-lit woods. At noon, countdown to our annual tree lighting and see the Museum & Theatre's tree ablaze with lights and the sparkling ornaments.

Free with admission
11/26
Sunday
Craft a Snowflake
11/26/2017
1-1:30pm
Make a paper snowflake, or ten! Let's see if we can cut and craft paper to make a beautiful paper snowflake snowstorm.

Free with admission
11/26
Sunday
Forest Friend Ornament Making
11/26/2017
2-2:30pm
Spread some cheer to our friends in the forest this winter making healthy snacks with sunbutter and seeds to hang on outside trees.

Free with admission
11/26
Sunday
Twinkling Turtles
11/26/2017
3-3:30pm
Come meet our Yellow Bellied Sliders in our tree lit forest. Meet these turtles and discover other turtles around the world.

Free with admission
11/27
Monday
Members' Monday
11/27/2017
9-11am
We are open 9-11am for members only.
11/27
Monday
Members' Monday: Indoor Snow Castles
11/27/2017
10-10:30am
Snow or shine we will make indoor snow castles with glitter, color and sticky snow made of baking soda and water.

Free with admission
11/28
Tuesday
Tiny Tots: Explore Music Class
11/28/2017
10:15-11:15am
Have you thought about music classes for your little one? Join us for a playful and dynamic class open to our youngest visitors. During this four week class, we'll find inspiration in the natural world as we learn a welcome song, explore rhythm using our bodies, and test various percussion instruments. At the end of class, attendees will receive a booklet of songs to keep the music going at home. Ideal for ages 18-36 months accompanied by an adult caregiver. Classes run Tuesdays, 11/28, 12/5, 12/12, 12/19.

Register online, by phone at (207) 828-1234 ext. 231, or stop by the front desk. $70 for this 4-week class (Museum & Theatre members receive 10% off).

11/28
Tuesday
Vietnamese Stage Story: Legend of Banh Chung
11/28/2017
11:30am-12pm
Put on a traditional Vietnamese ao dai and step inside Vietnamese legend of Banh Chung. Act or just watch the story of a young prince who made the famous foods eaten on the Vietnamese Lunar New Year.

Free with admission
11/28
Tuesday
Vietnamese Zodiac Art Time
11/28/2017
2:30-3pm
Were you born in the year of the tiger? Or the buffalo or cat? Come find out which animal represents your birth year in honor of our feature exhibit: Voyage to Vietnam: Celebrating the Tet Festival. Then create your own animal-inspired print to take home.

Free with admission
11/29
Wednesday
Teensy Weensy Acting Class: Squirrel Nutkin
11/29/2017
10:15-11:15am
Join Squirrel Nutkin and his brother Twinkleberry on an exciting adventure to gather nuts on Owl Island. If you enjoy acting out stories on stage, join us to act out the story of a tricky little squirrel as told by Beatrix Potter. The Teensy Weensy Acting class is an opportunity for 3 to 5 year olds to gain confidence on the stage with the help of music, puppets, and props. If you have an active imagination and love telling stories on the stage, this class is for you! Family and friends are invited to join on the last day of class for a special 11am performance of Squirrel Nutkin. This class is designed for ages 3-5. Classes run 11/29, 12/6, 12/13 and 12/20.

$70 for this 4-week class (Museum & Theatre members receive 10% off). Early registration is encouraged. Register online, by phone at (207) 828-1234, or stop by the front desk.

11/29
Wednesday
Big, Messy Art: Drip Painting
11/29/2017
10:30-11am
Stop by for this "don't try this at home" weekly art activity. This week, we'll let water colors drip and drop to create a large-scale collaborative wall hanging.

Free with admission
11/29
Wednesday
Cooking Healthy: Fire Roasted Peppers
11/29/2017
11:15-11:45am
Eating vegetables is more fun when you're a dragon! Join us today to make fire roasted peppers that little dragons will love. This program is sponsored by Delta Dental.

Free with admission
11/29
Wednesday
Vietnamese Stage Story: Legend of Banh Chung
11/29/2017
2:30-3pm
Put on a traditional Vietnamese ao dai and step inside Vietnamese legend of Banh Chung. Act or just watch the story of a young prince who made the famous foods eaten on the Vietnamese Lunar New Year.

Free with admission
11/30
Thursday
Little Kid Morning Out: Make Way for Ducklings
11/30/2017
10:15-11am
Join us for a dynamic morning of storytelling, movement, and art programming. This week, we'll read, Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey, the classic story about a duck family in Boston. Create a duck parade with music and movements, retell the story in the sensory table, and paint with feathers.

Free with admission
11/30
Thursday
Yoga
11/30/2017
11:15-11:45am
Kids and adults are welcome to participate in some inclusive yoga and meditation practices for healthy bodies and developing minds. Techniques are part of pediatric yoga practice for children of all abilities and behaviors.

Free with admission
11/30
Thursday
Leaf Man
11/30/2017
3:30-4pm
With inspiration from the book, Leaf Man, by Lois Elhert, explore the shapes and textures of natural fall materials to create your own illustrations.

Free with admission
11/30
Thursday
Musical Imagination: Ukulele Class
11/30/2017
4-5pm
Join us as we dive into the world of ukuleles during this four week class. Learn basic strumming, chord patterns, and a variety of simple songs as we explore creating music together. Each participant will create a songbook to take home. Class meets 4-5pm Thursdays for four weeks: 11/30-12/21. Early registration is encouraged. Each participant will need a ukulele for the duration of the class. Please contact lily@kitetails.org for questions about instruments.

$70/4-week class (Museum & Theatre members receive 10% off). Early registrations is encouraged. Register by phone at (207) 828-1234 or stop by the front desk.

December 2017

12/1
Friday
Stage Story: Jan Brett's The Mitten
12/01/2017
10:30-11am
Have you ever lost something while playing outside? Imagine if some forest animals made a home in something that once belonged to you! Act like your favorite animal finding shelter in a lost mitten as we play with Jan Brett's winter classic!

Free with admission
12/1
Friday
A Visit From The Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland
12/01/2017
11:30am-12pm
Join us the first Friday of the month from 11:30-12:30 for storytime with Animal Refuge League. Listen to animal themed story books, talk about animal care, and meet an adoptable ARLGP animal!

Free with admission
12/1
Friday
Silent Movies on Stage: Make the Music
12/01/2017
2:30-3pm
Act out a silent story and use instruments to set the tone, all while practicing patterns and working together to synchronize music and movement.

Free with admission
12/1
Friday
$2 Friday
12/01/2017
5-8pm
To best serve our community, we are open late the first Friday of every month from 5-8pm for $2/person. We strive to share the Museum & Theatre experience at an affordable rate with families who may not be able to visit during regular business hours. Members and children under eighteen months are always admitted free.
12/1
Friday
Kids on the Block Puppet Show
12/01/2017
6-6:30pm
Check out our troupe of life-sized educational puppets with real stories just like real kids! Kids on the Block is a nationwide program using Bunraku-style puppetry as a way to break down boundaries and accept individual differences. Each show offers an opportunity for the audience to ask the puppets questions afterwards.

Free with admission
12/2
Saturday
Aurora Borealis Art Time
12/02/2017
10:30-11am
Have you seen the Northern Lights? Join us as we create a colorful version of this light show using a variety of materials and learn about how and why the Northern lights occur.

Free with admission
12/2
Saturday
Gingerbread House Decorating Workshop and Visit from St. Nick!
12/02/2017
11:30am-12:30pm
Celebrate the holidays with your family as you craft colorful gumdrop chimneys, slanting roofs shingled with confections, dangling frosting icicles, and anything else you dream up! Whether this is your first or 50th gingerbread house, this festive tradition has something for everyone!

We'll supply a pre-constructed gingerbread house, an array of candy and icing, plus mugs of rich hot cocoa for each family. While you decorate, keep your eyes out for a special visit from St. Nicholas.

$35/house (Museum & Theatre members receive 10% off.) Register online, call (207) 828-1234 ext. 231 or stop by the front desk. Recommended for ages 2 & up.

12/2
Saturday
Collaborative Catapult Making
12/02/2017
2-2:30pm
Did you know the first known catapult was invented in 400 BCE? That's thousands of years ago! Stop by to help us create a catapult using a variety of materials. We'll work together to design and test our machine.

Free with admission
12/2
Saturday
Collaborative Art: Painting with Catapults
12/02/2017
3-3:30pm
Stop by to help us use our catapult to toss paint at a large-scale collaborative mural. We'll harness the magic of physics to send colorful paint splotches hurtling towards a large mural!

Free with admission
12/3
Sunday
Opposites Finger Painting
12/03/2017
10:30-11am
Cold and warm, rough, and smooth, explore opposites in this all-hands-in, sensory activity.

Free with admission
12/3
Sunday
Gingerbread House Decorating Workshop and Visit from St. Nick!
12/03/2017
11:30am-12:30pm
Celebrate the holidays with your family as you craft colorful gumdrop chimneys, slanting roofs shingled with confections, dangling frosting icicles, and anything else you dream up! Whether this is your first or 50th gingerbread house, this festive tradition has something for everyone!

We'll supply a pre-constructed gingerbread house, an array of candy and icing, plus mugs of rich hot cocoa for each family. While you decorate, keep your eyes out for a special visit from St. Nicholas.

$35/house (Museum & Theatre members receive 10% off.) Register online, call (207) 828-1234 ext. 231 or stop by the front desk. Recommended for ages 2 & up.

12/3
Sunday
The Magnificent Enlarging Marshmallow
12/03/2017
2-2:30pm
Explore how changes in pressure effect molecules by creating massive marshmallows, bursting balloons, and boiling water all in our all within the confines of our pressure jar!

Free with admission
12/3
Sunday
Worms in Winter
12/03/2017
3-4pm
Most worms are deep underground for the winter, but the Museum & Theatre worms are ready to wiggle! Come meet our earth worms and learn how worms make our food as we harvest worm castings.

Free with admission
12/4
Monday
Members' Monday
12/04/2017
9-11am
We are open 9-11am for members only.
12/4
Monday
Members' Monday: Parachute Snowstorm
12/04/2017
10-10:30am
Roll out the Museum & Theatre's parachute, fill it with a whole bunch of recycled paper snowballs, and then shake, bounce, and tumble the snow to create a gleeful bizzard!

Free with admission.
12/5
Tuesday
Water Puppet Show
12/05/2017
11:15-11:45am
Water puppetry, or making puppets dance on water, is a tradition that dates back to the 11th century in Vietnam. Learn more about this traditional art form by helping to tell the Vietnamese tale Why Ducks Sleep On One Leg.

Free with admission
12/5
Tuesday
Live Creature Feature: Touch Tank
12/05/2017
1:30-2pm
Sea stars and sea snails and seaweed, oh my! Join us to touch and learn about tide pool creatures found along the coast of Maine.

Free with admission
12/5
Tuesday
Vietnamese Moon Story
12/05/2017
2:30-3pm
Step into the starry night of our mini-planetarium and use shadow puppets to tell the Vietnamese folk tale of how a boy named Chu Choi flew all the way to the moon!

Free with admission
12/6
Wednesday
Big, Messy Art: Ooey Gooey Oil Art
12/06/2017
10:30-11am
Join us for a "don't try this at home" messy art activity. This week, we'll explore why oil and water do not mix and create bubble designs on paper using oil, color and water.

Free with admission
12/6
Wednesday
Cooking Healthy: Flavors and Figures
12/06/2017
11:15-11:45am
Today we're diving into the color PURPLE! Explore new foods, make predictions, and build charts and graphs in this this especially tasty healthy foods program. Sponsored by Delta Dental.

Free with admission
12/6
Wednesday
Leaf Man
12/06/2017
2:30-3pm
With inspiration from the book, Leaf Man, by Lois Elhert, explore the shapes and textures of natural fall materials to create your own illustrations.

Free with admission
12/7
Thursday
Little Kid Morning Out: It Looked Like Spilt Milk
12/07/2017
10:30-11:15am
Join us for a dynamic morning of storytelling, movement, and art programming. This week, we'll read, It Looked Like Spilt Milk by Charles Green Shaw, practice cloud yoga, sing some cloud songs, and create some accidental art.

Free with admission
12/7
Thursday
Vietnamese Zodiac Art Time
12/07/2017
11:30am-12pm
Celebrate our feature exhibit, Voyage to Vietnam: Celebrating the Tet Festival with an interactive art and story time. Meet the twelve animals of the Vietnamese zodiac and hear how each animal was chosen by the Emperor! Then create a collaborative mural featuring our twelve animal friends.

Free with admission
12/7
Thursday
Daring Densities
12/07/2017
3-3:30pm
Giant floating rocks and tiny sinking spheres! Explore and observe this sink or float experiment that defies logic, that is, until you understand all about...density!

Free with admission
12/8
Friday
Meet the Portland Firefighters
12/08/2017
10:30-11:15am
Join us for a chance to meet Portland's firefighters, 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
12/8
Friday
Fibonacci Art Time
12/08/2017
11:15-11:45am
Come learn about this magical sequence of numbers and observe it in the natural world. Then create a Fibonacci-inspired collage.

Free with admission
12/8
Friday
My How You've Grown, Mr. Bear
12/08/2017
2:30-3pm
Learn how to check a heart rate, weigh, and measure growth, and take the temperatures of our extremely fuzzy patients--the teddy bears! Together, we'll practice math and counting skills while learning the science of health. Sponsored by the Barbara Bush Children's Hospital.

Free with admission
12/8
Friday
Kids on the Block Puppet Show
12/08/2017
4-4:30pm
Check out our troupe of life-sized educational puppets with real stories just like real kids! Kids on the Block is a nationwide program using Bunraku-style puppetry as a way to break down boundaries and accept individual differences. Each show offers an opportunity for the audience to ask the puppets questions afterwards.

Free with admission
12/9
Saturday
Where Science Meets Art: Turtle Shell Prints
12/09/2017
10:30-11am
Turtles and tortoises, oh my! Explore the different types of turtle and tortoise shells and observe LIVE yellow-bellied slider turtles. Design and create your own turtle shell print to take home.

Free with admission
12/9
Saturday
*TOP SECRET* DIY Elf Workshop
12/09/2017
11am-3pm
Celebrate the spirit of giving and get to work making your own toys and gifts in the Museum & Theatre's own Elf Workshop! The Elves have been hard at work transforming our theatre into a bonafide magical North Pole workshop. Now, you can purchase "Elf Tokens" that can be traded for a variety of homemade gifts for friends and family members! When you're done creating, wrap your gift up with paper, ribbon, and a cheery tag, of course! Ask about special times if you'd like to catch the big boss himself...Santa!

$5 for small gift tokens, $10 for large (sold at the Museum & Theatre). Workshop is open all day.

GIFT EXAMPLES INCLUDE:
Small ($5 elf tolkens)
Create bubble wands for frozen bubbles
Make peppermint hot chocolate mix
Make holiday soaps
Paint-it-yourself wooden car
Paint-it-yourself walnut mouse home ornament
Make a Christmas light jar
Decoupage tin treasure boxes
Make a holiday crayon

Large ($10 elf tolkens)
Make a glow in the dark sensory night light
Decorate a string of Christmas lights
Paint-it-yourself mug
Paint-it-yourself canvas re-useable shopping bag
12/9
Saturday
Voyage to Vietnam: Collaborative Mai Flower Tree
12/09/2017
11:30am-12pm
Celebrate our feature exhibit: Voyage to Vietnam: Celebrating the Tet Festival with a collaborative art project. Hear the tale of the mai flower and create your own flower to be added to our collaborative Mai Flower Tree!

Free with admission
12/9
Saturday
Active Planet
12/09/2017
2:30-3pm
Explore the science behind earthquakes and volcanoes and test out your knowledge in our mini earthquake simulator!

Free with admission
12/10
Sunday
*TOP SECRET* DIY Elf Workshop
12/10/2017
11am-3pm
Celebrate the spirit of giving and get to work making your own toys and gifts in the Museum & Theatre's own Elf Workshop! The Elves have been hard at work transforming our theatre into a bonafide magical North Pole workshop. Now, you can purchase "Elf Tokens" that can be traded for a variety of homemade gifts for friends and family members! When you're done creating, wrap your gift up with paper, ribbon, and a cheery tag, of course! Ask about special times if you'd like to catch the big boss himself...Santa!

$5 for small gift tokens, $10 for large (sold at the Museum & Theatre). Workshop is open all day.

GIFT EXAMPLES INCLUDE:
Small ($5 elf tolkens)
Create bubble wands for frozen bubbles
Make peppermint hot chocolate mix
Make holiday soaps
Paint-it-yourself wooden car
Paint-it-yourself walnut mouse home ornament
Make a Christmas light jar
Decoupage tin treasure boxes
Make a holiday crayon

Large ($10 elf tolkens)
Make a glow in the dark sensory night light
Decorate a string of Christmas lights
Paint-it-yourself mug
Paint-it-yourself canvas re-useable shopping bag
12/10
Sunday
The Magnificent Enlarging Marshmallow
12/10/2017
11:30am-12pm
Explore how changes in pressure effect molecules by creating massive marshmallows, bursting balloons, and boiling water all in our all within the confines of our pressure jar.

Free with admission
12/10
Sunday
Celebrate St. Lucia's Day
12/10/2017
2-3pm
Many in Sweden celebrate St. Lucia's Day--a celebration about hope and light. Join us to celebrate St. Lucia's Day by decorating star boy hats, feasting on traditional ginger snaps, and even join in a St. Lucia parade wearing a faux candle crown!

Free with admission
12/11
Monday
Members' Monday
12/11/2017
9-11am
We are open 9-11am for members only.
12/11
Monday
Members' Monday: Holiday Hats
12/11/2017
10-10:30am
In Sweden young kids balance wreaths of candles and tall star hats on their heads to celebrate St. Lucia's Day. Can you balance a pretend wreath of faux candles? Come see if you can balance with the wreath or other fun holiday hats.

Free with admission
12/12
Tuesday
Water Puppet Show
12/12/2017
11:15-11:45am
A tradition that dates back to the 11th century in Vietnam is water puppetry, or making puppets dance on water. Learn more about this traditional art form by helping to tell the Vietnamese tale Why Ducks Sleep On One Leg. Free with admission
12/12
Tuesday
Eight Days of Hanukkah: Dreidel
12/12/2017
3-3:30pm
Hanukkah is the Jewish Festival of Lights. Join us every day for eight days as we explore a Hanukkah tradition each day! Today gather-round as we spin the dreidel and hope to win it all.

Free with admission
12/13
Wednesday
Wellness Wednesday: Caring for Bears
12/13/2017
11-11:30am
Doctors, nurses and EMTs, oh my! We need your help taking care of our hurt teddy bears in our Be Well Center. Scrub in and help save the day during this interactive play time! Sponsored by the Barbara Bush Children's Hospital.

Free with admission
12/13
Wednesday
Cooking Healthy: Flavors and Figures
12/13/2017
11:15-11:45am
Today we're diving into the color PURPLE! Explore new foods, make predictions, and build charts and graphs in this this especially tasty healthy foods program. Sponsored by Delta Dental.

Free with admission
12/13
Wednesday
Eight Days of Hanukkah: Latkes
12/13/2017
3-3:30pm
Hanukkah is the Jewish Festival of Lights. Join us every day for eight days as we explore a Hanukkah tradition each day. Today sweet smells are in the air as we fry up traditional latkes.

Free with admission
12/14
Thursday
Little Kid Morning Out: Swimmy
12/14/2017
10:30-11:15am
Join us for a dynamic morning of storytelling, movement, and art programming. This week, we'll read, Swimmy by Leo Leoni, a tale about a lonely little fish who finally finds his place in the ocean. Explore the book further as we practice warm water ocean yoga, retell the story in our sensory table, and complete our own ocean scape multi textured artwork similar to the illustrations in the book.

Free with admission
12/14
Thursday
Germs-a- Glow!
12/14/2017
11:15-11:45am
How many suds and how many scrubs does it take to rid your hands of germs? Come find out by playing a handwashing game! We'll learn different ways germs spread, and then we'll use special hand lotion that makes our hands glow until we wash all of our germs away. Sponsored by Barbara Bush Children's Hospital.

Free with admission
12/14
Thursday
Eight Days of Hanukkah: Menorah Making
12/14/2017
3-3:30pm
Hanukkah is the Jewish Festival of Lights. Join us every day for eight days as we explore a Hanukkah tradition each day. Today get your crafting skills ready as you make your own Menorah.

Free with admission
12/15
Friday
Stage Story: Jan Brett's The Mitten
12/15/2017
10:30-11:15am
Have you ever lost something while playing outside? Imagine if some forest animals made a home in something that once belonged to you! Act like your favorite animal finding shelter in a lost mitten as we play with Jan Brett's winter classic!

Free with admission
12/15
Friday
My How You've Grown, Mr. Bear
12/15/2017
11:30am-12pm
Learn how to check a heart rate, weigh and measure growth, and take the temperatures of our extremely fuzzy patients--the teddy bears! Together, we'll practice math and counting skills while learning the science of health. Sponsored by the Barbara Bush Children's Hospital.

Free with admission
12/15
Friday
Eight Days of Hanukkah: Story of Lights
12/15/2017
3-3:30pm
Hanukkah is the Jewish Festival of Lights. Join us every day for eight days as we explore a Hanukkah tradition each day. Today gather-round as we tell the story of lights--what Hanukkah is all about!

Free with admission
12/16
Saturday
Voyage to Vietnam: Collaborative Mai Flower Tree
12/16/2017
10:30-11am
Celebrate our feature exhibit: Voyage to Vietnam: Celebrating the Tet Festival with a collaborative art project. Hear the tale of the mai flower and create your own flower to be added to our collaborative Mai Flower Tree.

Free with admission
12/16
Saturday
Christmas Carols with the Portland Community Chorus
12/16/2017
11-11:30am
Join us for hot cocoa and carols as we celebrate the holidays and ring in the New Year together with Maine's own Portland Community Chorus.

Free with admission
12/16
Saturday
Eight Days of Hanukkah: Dreidel
12/16/2017
3-3:30pm
Hanukkah is the Jewish Festival of Lights. Join us every day for eight days as we explore a Hanukkah tradition each day. Today gather-round as we spin the dreidel and hope to win it all!

Free with admission
12/17
Sunday
Snowflake Bentley Crafts & Storytime
12/17/2017
10:30-11am
Do you love the snow? William Bentley loved snow so much he was called Snowflake Bentley. We'll experiment with snowflake paper cut outs to make symmetrical snowflakes and read a story about Snowflake Bentley who discovered something about snowflakes that no one else knew--come find out what it was!

Free with admission
12/17
Sunday
Gingerbread House Decorating Workshop and Visit from St. Nick!
12/17/2017
11:30am-12:30pm
Celebrate the holidays with your family as you craft colorful gumdrop chimneys, slanting roofs shingled with confections, dangling frosting icicles, and anything else you dream up! Whether this is your first or 50th gingerbread house, this festive tradition has something for everyone!

We'll supply a pre-constructed gingerbread house, an array of candy and icing, plus mugs of rich hot cocoa for each family. While you decorate, keep your eyes out for a special visit from St. Nicholas.

$35/house (Museum & Theatre members receive 10% off.) Register online, call (207) 828-1234 ext. 231 or stop by the front desk. Recommended for ages 2 & up.

12/17
Sunday
Eight Days of Hanukkah: Latkes
12/17/2017
3-3:30pm
Hanukkah is the Jewish Festival of Lights. Join us every day for eight days as we explore a Hanukkah tradition each day. Today sweet smells are in the air as we fry up traditional latkes.

Free with admission
12/18
Monday
Members' Monday
12/18/2017
9-11am
We are open 9-11am for members only.
12/18
Monday
Members' Monday: Menorah Making
12/18/2017
10-10:30am
Hanukkah is the Jewish Festival of Lights. Today get your crafting skills ready as you make your own Menorah!
12/19
Tuesday
Vietnamese Tet Game: Bau Cua Ca Cop
12/19/2017
11:15-11:45am
What does a fish, a shrimp, a crab, a rooster a gourd, and a deer have in common? They are all part of the traditional Tet game Bau Cua Ca Cop. Come roll the dice and see if you can win!

Free with admission
12/19
Tuesday
Eight Days of Hanukkah: Story of Lights
12/19/2017
3-3:30pm
Hanukkah is the Jewish Festival of Lights. Join us every day for eight days as we explore a Hanukkah tradition each day. Today gather-round as we tell the story of lights--what Hanukkah is all about!

Free with admission
12/20
Wednesday
Big, Messy Art: Painting Nature
12/20/2017
10:30-11am
Join us for a messy art time perfect for toddlers and preschoolers. This week, we'll paint tree branches with winter colors. Our colorful branches will later become part of the Museum & Theatre's Gratitude Tree!

Free with admission
12/20
Wednesday
Cooking Healthy: Flavors and Figures
12/20/2017
11:15-11:45am
Today we're diving into the color PURPLE! Explore new foods, make predictions, and build charts and graphs in this this especially tasty healthy foods program. Sponsored by Delta Dental.

Free with admission
12/20
Wednesday
Stage Story: Jan Brett's The Mitten
12/20/2017
2-2:30pm
Have you ever lost something while playing outside? Imagine if some forest animals made a home in something that once belonged to you! Act like your favorite animal finding shelter in a lost mitten as we play with Jan Brett's winter classic!

Free with admission
12/21
Thursday
Little Kid Morning Out: Trois Petits Cochons
12/21/2017
10:30-11:15am
Join us for a dynamic program perfect for our youngest visitors. This week, we'll read Trois Petits Cochons. You may recognize the story of three piggy architects and a big, grumpy wolf. We'll learn pieces of the dialogue in French and act out the story. We'll also create a piggy craft and sing a piggy song.

Free with admission
12/21
Thursday
Vietnamese Shadow Story: Why the Sea is Salty
12/21/2017
11:15-11:45am
Help tell the story of a fisherman, a magic salt grinder, and the Princess of the Sea in this interactive shadow story for all ages!

Free with admission
12/21
Thursday
Active Planet
12/21/2017
3-3:30pm
Explore the science behind earthquakes and volcanoes and test out your knowledge in our mini earthquake simulator!

Free with admission
12/22
Friday
Meet the Portland Firefighters
12/22/2017
10:30-11:15am
Join us for a chance to meet Portland's firefighters, 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
12/22
Friday
Batik Art Time
12/22/2017
11:30am-12pm
Explore the ancient process of batik during this messy art time. Create a design in white crayon, then paint over your drawing and watch your design show through.

Free with admission
12/22
Friday
The Magnificent Enlarging Marshmallow
12/22/2017
1:30-2pm
Explore how changes in pressure effect molecules by creating massive marshmallows, bursting balloons, and boiling water all in our all within the confines of our pressure jar.

Free with admission
12/22
Friday
Silent Movies on Stage: Make the Music!
12/22/2017
2:30-3pm
Act out a silent story and use instruments to set the tone, all while practicing patterns and working together to synchronize music and movement.

Free with admission
12/23
Saturday
Dinosaur Holiday Party
12/23/2017
10:30am-2pm
Come get into the Mesozoic spirit during this festive holiday party. Hear a dramatic telling of A Dinosaur's Night Before Christmas, try Swampwater Punch and other treats, and learn a special dinosaur song that's sure to keep you caroling all the way home. Don't forget to come in costume!

Free with admission
12/23
Saturday
Dinosaur Fossil Ornaments Workshop
12/23/2017
11:30am-12:30pm
Make a festive holiday ornament featuring your favorite dinosaur! We'll roll out a batch of salt dough and stamp fossil replicas into the dough to create a unique ornament. Pop it in the oven and add a string when it's finished. This is the perfect decoration for your home or gift for someone special.

$6/ornament plus admission (Museum & Theatre Members receive 10% off). Register online, (207) 828-1234 ext. 231, or stop by the front desk.

12/24
Sunday
Closed on December 24th
12/24/2017
10am-5pm
We are closed on Sunday, December 24th and Monday, December 25th. Happy Holidays!
12/25
Monday
Closed on December 25th
12/25/2017
10am-5pm
We are closed on Sunday, December 24th and Monday, December 25th. Happy Holidays!
12/26
Tuesday
Stage Story: Jan Brett's The Mitten
12/26/2017
11-11:30am
Have you ever lost something while playing outside? Imagine if some forest animals made a home in something that once belonged to you! Act like your favorite animal finding shelter in a lost mitten as we play with Jan Brett's winter classic!

Free with admission
12/26
Tuesday
Wiggle with Worms
12/26/2017
1:30-2pm
Wiggle with the Museum & Theatre earthworms, make scientific observations and learn how these little friends help us grow food.

Free with admission
12/26
Tuesday
Vietnamese Zodiac Art Time
12/26/2017
2-2:30pm
Celebrate our feature exhibit, Voyage to Vietnam: Celebrating the Tet Festival with an interactive art and story time. Meet the twelve animals of the Vietnamese zodiac and hear how each animal was chosen by the Emperor. Then create a collaborative mural featuring our twelve animal friends!

Free with admission
12/26
Tuesday
Main Stage Production: Wonder Tales of Vietnam Opening Night!
12/26/2017
4-5pm
Join us for Opening Night of Wonder Tales from Vietnam and and meet the actors at a festive gala party after the play. Have you ever wondered why ducks sleep on one leg? Why the sea is salty? Why the toad croaks so loud before it rains? See stories that you've never heard of before brought to life on our stage. Meet the heros like...Rooster! Toad! And Swarm of Bees! Cheer on the animals of the zodiac race, learn a new dance called the salt grinder, and journey to heaven for a meeting with the great and powerful Jade Emperor and his hound of heaven. Performed for children and their families by our company of young actors. Adapted for our stage by Brent Askari and with help from cultural consultant Linh Nghiem, and directed by Reba Short.

Funded in part by a grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.

$18, or two punches on a theatre punch pass. (Includes admission to the party after the show). Tickets will be available for purchase shortly.
12/27
Wednesday
3-Day Vacation Camp!
12/27/2017
9am-1pm
Join us for three days of camp to spark your curiosity, challenge your senses and, of course, play with new friends! Each day of camp offers a different theme, but the one thing you'll do for sure is...PLAY! Get a sneak peek behind the scenes and explore before the Museum & Theatre is open to the public. Thrive with a small group; we keep our camp size small so campers get the attention they need and deserve. Designed for ages 5-8. Snacks are provided and campers are encouraged to bring their own lunch.
Wednesday: Dinosaur Day Imagine the world of dinosaurs and explore dinosaur fossil replicas, dig for dinosaur bones, and make erupting volcanoes. Touch a real dinosaur fossil from the Museum & Theatre's collection.

Theatre Thursday Get a backstage tour of our Main Stage production, Wonder Tales From Vietnam. Play improvisational games with the actors, learn some tongue twisters, and sit with your friends to watch the show (with popcorn of course!)

Friday: Animal Art Get a front row seat to see Sparks' Ark Live Animal Show, meet the honey bees for art time and honey tasting, and dive into our tide pool touch tank to meet sea-stars, urchins and more!
$125 for all three days (Museum & Theatre members receive 10% off). Please sign up early! This camp requires three or more registrations to run, and may be cancelled if sufficient registrations are not received by 5pm December 22nd.

12/27
Wednesday
Active Planet
12/27/2017
10:30-11am
Explore the science behind earthquakes and volcanoes and test out your knowledge in our mini earthquake simulator!

Free with admission
12/27
Wednesday
Main Stage Production: Wonder Tales of Vietnam
12/27/2017
11am-12pm
Have you ever wondered why ducks sleep on one leg? Why the sea is salty? Why the toad croaks so loud before it rains? See stories that you've never heard of before brought to life on our stage. Meet the heros like...Rooster! Toad! And Swarm of Bees! Cheer on the animals of the zodiac race, learn a new dance called the salt grinder, and journey to heaven for a meeting with the great and powerful Jade Emperor and his hound of heaven. Performed for children and their families by our company of young actors. Adapted for our stage by Brent Askari and with help from cultural consultant Linh Nghiem, and directed by Reba Short.

Funded in part by a grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.

$10/ticket (Museum & Theatre members receive 10% off), $16 to stay and play. Purchase tickets online, call (800) 838-3006, or stop by the front desk. Tickets will be available for purchase shortly.
12/27
Wednesday
Collaborative Catapult Making
12/27/2017
1-1:30pm
Did you know the first known catapult was invented in 400 BCE? That's thousands of years ago! Stop by to help us create a catapult using a variety of materials. We'll work together to design and test our machine.

Free with admission
12/27
Wednesday
Collaborative Art: Painting with Catapults
12/27/2017
2-2:30pm
Stop by to help us use our catapult to toss paint at a large-scale collaborative mural. We'll harness the magic of physics to send colorful paint splotches hurtling towards a large mural.

Free with admission
12/27
Wednesday
Main Stage Production: Wonder Tales of Vietnam
12/27/2017
2-3pm
Have you ever wondered why ducks sleep on one leg? Why the sea is salty? Why the toad croaks so loud before it rains? See stories that you've never heard of before brought to life on our stage. Meet the heros like...Rooster! Toad! And Swarm of Bees! Cheer on the animals of the zodiac race, learn a new dance called the salt grinder, and journey to heaven for a meeting with the great and powerful Jade Emperor and his hound of heaven. Performed for children and their families by our company of young actors. Adapted for our stage by Brent Askari and with help from cultural consultant Linh Nghiem, and directed by Reba Short.

Funded in part by a grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.

$10/ticket (Museum & Theatre members receive 10% off), $16 to stay and play. Purchase tickets online, call (800) 838-3006, or stop by the front desk. Tickets will be available for purchase shortly.
12/27
Wednesday
Feast on Fruits of Vietnam
12/27/2017
4-4:30pm
Have you ever had dragon fruit? Or cantaloupe? Some fruits grown in Vietnam might be familiar and others brand new. Taste fruits grown in Vietnam and make fruit pictures using paper and glue.

Free with admission
12/28
Thursday
Wiggle with Worms
12/28/2017
10:30-11am
Wiggle with the Museum & Theatre earthworms, make scientific observations, and learn how these little friends help us grow food.

Free with admission
12/28
Thursday
Main Stage Production: Wonder Tales of Vietnam
12/28/2017
11am-12pm
Have you ever wondered why ducks sleep on one leg? Why the sea is salty? Why the toad croaks so loud before it rains? See stories that you've never heard of before brought to life on our stage. Meet the heros like...Rooster! Toad! And Swarm of Bees! Cheer on the animals of the zodiac race, learn a new dance called the salt grinder, and journey to heaven for a meeting with the great and powerful Jade Emperor and his hound of heaven. Performed for children and their families by our company of young actors. Adapted for our stage by Brent Askari and with help from cultural consultant Linh Nghiem, and directed by Reba Short.

Funded in part by a grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.

$10/ticket (Museum & Theatre members receive 10% off), $16 to stay and play. Purchase tickets online, call (800) 838-3006, or stop by the front desk. Tickets will be available for purchase shortly.
12/28
Thursday
Vietnamese Shadow Story: Why the Sea is Salty
12/28/2017
1-1:30pm
Help tell the story of a fisherman, a magic salt grinder, and the Princess of the Sea in this interactive shadow story for all ages!

Free with admission
12/28
Thursday
Main Stage Production: Wonder Tales of Vietnam
12/28/2017
2-3pm
Have you ever wondered why ducks sleep on one leg? Why the sea is salty? Why the toad croaks so loud before it rains? See stories that you've never heard of before brought to life on our stage. Meet the heros like...Rooster! Toad! And Swarm of Bees! Cheer on the animals of the zodiac race, learn a new dance called the salt grinder, and journey to heaven for a meeting with the great and powerful Jade Emperor and his hound of heaven. Performed for children and their families by our company of young actors. Adapted for our stage by Brent Askari and with help from cultural consultant Linh Nghiem, and directed by Reba Short.

Funded in part by a grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.

$10/ticket (Museum & Theatre members receive 10% off), $16 to stay and play. Purchase tickets online, call (800) 838-3006, or stop by the front desk. Tickets will be available for purchase shortly.
12/28
Thursday
Three Billy Goats Gruff Puppet Show
12/28/2017
4-4:30pm
Who's that clip clopping across by bridge? Help us tell this age-old tale as we help three goats cross the bridge safely to find something to eat.

Free with admission
12/29
Friday
Vietnamese Shadow Story: Why the Sea is Salty
12/29/2017
10:30-11am
Help tell the story of a fisherman, a magic salt grinder, and the Princess of the Sea in this interactive shadow story for all ages!

Free with admission
12/29
Friday
Sparks' Ark Live Animal Show
12/29/2017
11-11:30am
Join wildlife rehabilitator Josh Sparks to meet some truly amazing live animals and hear some awesome stories of animal rescue. Past animal presentations have included a fuzzy chinchilla, an owl, and a fox! Reservations highly recommended.

$6/person plus admission (Museum & Theatre members receive 10% off).

Tickets will be available shortly.
12/29
Friday
Sparks' Ark Live Animal Show
12/29/2017
11:30am-12pm
Join wildlife rehabilitator Josh Sparks to meet some truly amazing live animals and hear some awesome stories of animal rescue. Past animal presentations have included a fuzzy chinchilla, an owl, and a fox! Reservations highly recommended.

$6/person plus admission (Museum & Theatre members receive 10% off).

Tickets will be available shortly.
12/29
Friday
Main Stage Production: Wonder Tales of Vietnam
12/29/2017
1-2pm
Have you ever wondered why ducks sleep on one leg? Why the sea is salty? Why the toad croaks so loud before it rains? See stories that you've never heard of before brought to life on our stage. Meet the heros like...Rooster! Toad! And Swarm of Bees! Cheer on the animals of the zodiac race, learn a new dance called the salt grinder, and journey to heaven for a meeting with the great and powerful Jade Emperor and his hound of heaven. Performed for children and their families by our company of young actors. Adapted for our stage by Brent Askari and with help from cultural consultant Linh Nghiem, and directed by Reba Short.

Funded in part by a grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.

$10/ticket (Museum & Theatre members receive 10% off), $16 to stay and play. Purchase tickets online, call (800) 838-3006, or stop by the front desk. Tickets will be available for purchase shortly.
12/29
Friday
Voyage to Vietnam: Collaborative Mai Flower Tree
12/29/2017
2:30-3pm
Celebrate our feature exhibit: Voyage to Vietnam: Celebrating the Tet Festival with a collaborative art project. Hear the tale of the mai flower and create your own flower to be added to our collaborative Mai Flower Tree!

Free with admission
12/29
Friday
Main Stage Production: Wonder Tales of Vietnam
12/29/2017
4-5pm
Have you ever wondered why ducks sleep on one leg? Why the sea is salty? Why the toad croaks so loud before it rains? See stories that you've never heard of before brought to life on our stage. Meet the heros like...Rooster! Toad! And Swarm of Bees! Cheer on the animals of the zodiac race, learn a new dance called the salt grinder, and journey to heaven for a meeting with the great and powerful Jade Emperor and his hound of heaven. Performed for children and their families by our company of young actors. Adapted for our stage by Brent Askari and with help from cultural consultant Linh Nghiem, and directed by Reba Short.

Funded in part by a grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.

$10/ticket (Museum & Theatre members receive 10% off), $16 to stay and play. Purchase tickets online, call (800) 838-3006, or stop by the front desk. Tickets will be available for purchase shortly.
12/30
Saturday
Collaborative Catapult Making
12/30/2017
10:30-11am
Did you know the first known catapult was invented in 400 BCE? That's thousands of years ago! Stop by to help us create a catapult using a variety of materials. We'll work together to design and test our machine.

Free with admission
12/30
Saturday
Active Planet
12/30/2017
11-11:30am
Explore the science behind earthquakes and volcanoes and test out your knowledge in our mini earthquake simulator!

Free with admission
12/30
Saturday
Collaborative Art: Painting with Catapults
12/30/2017
11:30am-12pm
Stop by to help us use our catapult to toss paint at a large-scale collaborative mural. We'll harness the magic of physics to send colorful paint splotches hurtling towards a large mural.

Free with admission
12/30
Saturday
Main Stage Production: Wonder Tales of Vietnam
12/30/2017
1-2pm
Have you ever wondered why ducks sleep on one leg? Why the sea is salty? Why the toad croaks so loud before it rains? See stories that you've never heard of before brought to life on our stage. Meet the heros like...Rooster! Toad! And Swarm of Bees! Cheer on the animals of the zodiac race, learn a new dance called the salt grinder, and journey to heaven for a meeting with the great and powerful Jade Emperor and his hound of heaven. Performed for children and their families by our company of young actors. Adapted for our stage by Brent Askari and with help from cultural consultant Linh Nghiem, and directed by Reba Short.

Funded in part by a grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.

$10/ticket (Museum & Theatre members receive 10% off), $16 to stay and play. Purchase tickets online, call (800) 838-3006, or stop by the front desk. Tickets will be available for purchase shortly.
12/30
Saturday
The Magnificent Enlarging Marshmallow
12/30/2017
2:30-3pm
Explore how changes in pressure effect molecules by creating massive marshmallows, bursting balloons, and boiling water all in our all within the confines of our pressure jar!

Free with admission
12/30
Saturday
Main Stage Production: Wonder Tales of Vietnam
12/30/2017
4-5pm
Have you ever wondered why ducks sleep on one leg? Why the sea is salty? Why the toad croaks so loud before it rains? See stories that you've never heard of before brought to life on our stage. Meet the heros like...Rooster! Toad! And Swarm of Bees! Cheer on the animals of the zodiac race, learn a new dance called the salt grinder, and journey to heaven for a meeting with the great and powerful Jade Emperor and his hound of heaven. Performed for children and their families by our company of young actors. Adapted for our stage by Brent Askari and with help from cultural consultant Linh Nghiem, and directed by Reba Short.

Funded in part by a grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.

$10/ticket (Museum & Theatre members receive 10% off), $16 to stay and play. Purchase tickets online, call (800) 838-3006, or stop by the front desk. Tickets will be available for purchase shortly.
12/31
Sunday
New Years at Noon
12/31/2017
10am-12:15pm
5...4...3...2...1...Happy 2018! Count down, dance and play in your jammies with loads of other children and hundreds of balloons! We'll have a roaring good time as we celebrate the new year on the early side--well before midnight! Join us by 11:30am to be sure to share in the fun. At 12:00, the balloons will drop and "pop pop pop!"

Free with admission
12/31
Sunday
Dream Big Art
12/31/2017
10:30-11am
New Years is a time for new beginnings. This year come dream big at the Museum & Theatre and create a personal art piece capturing your dreams for the new year!

Free with admission
12/31
Sunday
Raucous and Roaring Noisemakers and Crowns
12/31/2017
11-11:30am
Create your own instrument and headwear to ring in the new year!

Free with admission
12/31
Sunday
Best Kids Jams of 2017 Dance Party
12/31/2017
11:30am-12pm
Dance yourself into the new year with the the top children's hits of 2017!

Free with admission
12/31
Sunday
New Years At Noon
12/31/2017
12-12:05pm
5...4...3...2...1... Happy 2018! Gather around as we welcome in the new year with a traditional balloon drop at noon.

Free with admission
12/31
Sunday
Best of 2017 Read-A-Thon
12/31/2017
12:30-4pm
Snuggle up for a cozy storytime as we read some award winning children's books of 2017. Each hour will feature a different story!

Free with admission
12/31
Sunday
Raucous and Roaring Noisemakers and Crowns
12/31/2017
2-2:30pm
Create your own instrument and headwear to ring in the new year!

Free with admission
12/31
Sunday
Dream Big Art
12/31/2017
2:30-3pm
New Years is a time for new beginnings. This year come dream big at the Museum & Theatre and create a personal art piece capturing your dreams for the new year!

Free with admission

January 2018

1/1
Monday
Closed for New Years Day
01/01/2018
10am-5pm
Closed Monday, January 1, 2018, for New Years Day. Happy New Years!
1/5
Friday
Main Stage Production: Wonder Tales of Vietnam
01/05/2018
4-5pm
Have you ever wondered why ducks sleep on one leg? Why the sea is salty? Why the toad croaks so loud before it rains? See stories that you've never heard of before brought to life on our stage. Meet the heros like...Rooster! Toad! And Swarm of Bees! Cheer on the animals of the zodiac race, learn a new dance called the salt grinder, and journey to heaven for a meeting with the great and powerful Jade Emperor and his hound of heaven. Performed for children and their families by our company of young actors. Adapted for our stage by Brent Askari and with help from cultural consultant Linh Nghiem, and directed by Reba Short.

Funded in part by a grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.

$10/ticket (Museum & Theatre members receive 10% off), $16 to stay and play. Purchase tickets online, call (800) 838-3006, or stop by the front desk. Tickets will be available for purchase shortly.
1/6
Saturday
Main Stage Production: Wonder Tales of Vietnam
01/06/2018
1-2pm
Have you ever wondered why ducks sleep on one leg? Why the sea is salty? Why the toad croaks so loud before it rains? See stories that you've never heard of before brought to life on our stage. Meet the heros like...Rooster! Toad! And Swarm of Bees! Cheer on the animals of the zodiac race, learn a new dance called the salt grinder, and journey to heaven for a meeting with the great and powerful Jade Emperor and his hound of heaven. Performed for children and their families by our company of young actors. Adapted for our stage by Brent Askari and with help from cultural consultant Linh Nghiem, and directed by Reba Short.

Funded in part by a grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.

$10/ticket (Museum & Theatre members receive 10% off), $16 to stay and play. Purchase tickets online, call (800) 838-3006, or stop by the front desk. Tickets will be available for purchase shortly.
1/6
Saturday
Main Stage Production: Wonder Tales of Vietnam
01/06/2018
4-5pm
Have you ever wondered why ducks sleep on one leg? Why the sea is salty? Why the toad croaks so loud before it rains? See stories that you've never heard of before brought to life on our stage. Meet the heros like...Rooster! Toad! And Swarm of Bees! Cheer on the animals of the zodiac race, learn a new dance called the salt grinder, and journey to heaven for a meeting with the great and powerful Jade Emperor and his hound of heaven. Performed for children and their families by our company of young actors. Adapted for our stage by Brent Askari and with help from cultural consultant Linh Nghiem, and directed by Reba Short.

Funded in part by a grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.

$10/ticket (Museum & Theatre members receive 10% off), $16 to stay and play. Purchase tickets online, call (800) 838-3006, or stop by the front desk. Tickets will be available for purchase shortly.
1/7
Sunday
Main Stage Production: Wonder Tales of Vietnam
01/07/2018
1-2pm
Have you ever wondered why ducks sleep on one leg? Why the sea is salty? Why the toad croaks so loud before it rains? See stories that you've never heard of before brought to life on our stage. Meet the heros like...Rooster! Toad! And Swarm of Bees! Cheer on the animals of the zodiac race, learn a new dance called the salt grinder, and journey to heaven for a meeting with the great and powerful Jade Emperor and his hound of heaven. Performed for children and their families by our company of young actors. Adapted for our stage by Brent Askari and with help from cultural consultant Linh Nghiem, and directed by Reba Short.

Funded in part by a grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.

$10/ticket (Museum & Theatre members receive 10% off), $16 to stay and play. Purchase tickets online, call (800) 838-3006, or stop by the front desk. Tickets will be available for purchase shortly.
1/7
Sunday
Main Stage Production: Wonder Tales of Vietnam
01/07/2018
4-5pm
Have you ever wondered why ducks sleep on one leg? Why the sea is salty? Why the toad croaks so loud before it rains? See stories that you've never heard of before brought to life on our stage. Meet the heros like...Rooster! Toad! And Swarm of Bees! Cheer on the animals of the zodiac race, learn a new dance called the salt grinder, and journey to heaven for a meeting with the great and powerful Jade Emperor and his hound of heaven. Performed for children and their families by our company of young actors. Adapted for our stage by Brent Askari and with help from cultural consultant Linh Nghiem, and directed by Reba Short.

Funded in part by a grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.

$10/ticket (Museum & Theatre members receive 10% off), $16 to stay and play. Purchase tickets online, call (800) 838-3006, or stop by the front desk. Tickets will be available for purchase shortly.