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April 2018

4/25
Wednesday
Teensy Weensy Acting Class: Strega Nona
04/25/2018
10:15-11:15am
Bubble, bubble, pasta pot, Boil me some pasta, nice and hot!

Recite these magic words, then act out the tasty story that starts with pasta filling a pot, then a house, and finally an entire town! 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 Strega Nona in the Theatre.

Class meets 10:15-11:15am Wednesday for four weeks: 4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16. $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.

4/25
Wednesday
Inch By Inch Sing-Along
04/25/2018
10:30-11am
Did you know plants grow bigger if you sing to them? We'll explore why that is and then join our voices in song to sing to the Museum & Theatre's garden seedlings.

Free with admission
4/25
Wednesday
Stories in the Kitchen: Puss in Boots' Polenta Cookies
04/25/2018
11:30am-12pm
In honor of the Main Stage production of Puss in Boots, learn about the history of polenta in Northern Italy while we make a batch of the famous kitty's favorite cookies.

Free with admission
4/25
Wednesday
Stripes and Spots Puppet Show
04/25/2018
2:30-3pm
Chomp like a crocodile, flap like a butterfly, and giggle like a monkey as we tell the story of the little striped tiger and a little spotted leopard during this interactive puppet show.

Free with admission
4/25
Wednesday
Stripes and Spots Art Time
04/25/2018
3-3:30pm
Meet a little striped tiger and a little spotted leopard from our puppet show, Stripes and Spots, and paint their portraits during this messy art time.

Free with admission
4/26
Thursday
Little Kid Morning Out: Little Blue Truck
04/26/2018
10:45-11:15am
"Horn went 'Beep!', engine purred. Friendliest sounds you ever heard." Listen to the story by Alice Schertle and Jill McElmurry about teamwork and friendship. Then, mix up some springtime mud to retell the story ourselves.

Free with admission
4/26
Thursday
Poetry Party: Word Collages
04/26/2018
11-11:30am
Celebrate poetry in honor of National Poetry Month. Stop by to hear a silly, sad, or confusing poem and create your own poem by picking pre-cut words and phrases out of a hat. Revel in the magic of language and inspire the next generation of poets, one word at a time.

Free with admission
4/26
Thursday
The Root Children Stage Story
04/26/2018
11:30am-12pm
When spring comes, The Root Children wake from their earthy beds, shine and paint the beetles and bugs, and grow colorful flowers. Help tell this story of the tiny folk who change the seasons. Based on the book by Sibylle von Olfers.

Free with admission
4/26
Thursday
Geometry for You and Me!
04/26/2018
2:30-3pm
Explore 3D shapes through art and sculpture with materials such as clay, tubes, wood, and more.

Free with admission
4/27
Friday
Meet the Portland Firefighters
04/27/2018
10:30-11am
Meet Portland's firefighters, what their job entails, and learn about fire safety (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
4/27
Friday
Puppet Show: Stripes and Spots
04/27/2018
11:30am-12pm
Chomp like a crocodile, flap like a butterfly, and giggle like a monkey as we tell the story of the little striped tiger and a little spotted leopard during this interactive puppet show based on the book by Dalov Ipcar.

Free with admission
4/27
Friday
Enormous Crocodile Interactive Puppet Show
04/27/2018
1:30-2pm
Deep in a muddy river lives an enormous crocodile who is hungry for one thing...children! This story is not for the faint of heart, we need brave and tricky actors to join us on stage and become the animals that out-smart this hungry, greedy crocodile in this interactive stage story based on Roald Dahl's story!

Free with admission
4/27
Friday
Swimmy: Collaborative Ocean Art
04/27/2018
3-3:30pm
Swimmy is a lonely fish who meets a school of friends, scared to explore their underwater world for fear of being eaten. Together, they come up with a solution to rule the seas. Create your own fish to add to our collaborative art installation based on Leo Leoni's children's book, Swimmy.

Free with admission
4/27
Friday
Mainstage Production: Puss in Boots
04/27/2018
4-5pm
Once upon a time, in a theatre not so far away, a not-so-ordinary cat named Puss promises to help his master earn a better life in exchange for a nice pair of boots. The ultimate trickster, Puss in Boots uses his wits and bravery to turn a down-on-his-luck kid into the famous Count of Carabas! Complete with dancing shoes, crazy siblings, and a very ogre sing-along, this is a show you don't want to miss! Based on the fairy tales by Giovanni Francesco Straparola and Charles Perrault.

Adapted for our stage by Brent Askari and performed for children and their families by our company of young actors. Directed by Reba Short.

Produced with generous support from the Margaret E. Burnham Charitable Trust, this production is inspired by feline friends from the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland.

Note: We're also collecting canned cat food donations now throughout the month of April to deliver to ARGLP! Eight hundred cans will feed their cats for one month.

$10/ticket (Museum & Theatre members receive 10% off), $16 to stay and play. Purchase tickets online, by phone at (207) 828-1234, or stop by the front desk.

4/28
Saturday
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Beat Poetry
04/28/2018
10:30-11am
Come explore rhythm and sound with Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault's Chicka Chicka Boom Boom!

Free with admission
4/28
Saturday
Mood Mud: Color Changing Playdough
04/28/2018
11:30am-12:30pm
Measure and mix a batch of your own thermochromic playdough that changes color with the heat of your hands!

$8/batch plus admission (Museum & Theatre members receive 10% off). Register online, call (207) 828-1234, or stop by the front desk.

4/28
Saturday
Young Engineers
04/28/2018
1-2pm
Design, build, and problem solve! Together, we'll construct machines to solve story-based challenges such as building a sturdy chair for baby bear, crafting a mechanism for Rapunzel, building a car with special powers, or designing a way to squeeze your own lemonade.

Free with admission
4/28
Saturday
Draw-a-Thon Extravaganza
04/28/2018
2-3:30pm
Draw-a-Thon Extravaganza Create a piece of a large-scale collaborative creation during this interactive art time. We'll roll out giant pieces of paper and bring out a variety of drawing utensils...and you provide the inspiration! Add one scribble or stay for the whole process.

Free with admission
4/28
Saturday
Vivid Motion presents scenes from Sleeping Beauty
04/28/2018
4-4:30pm
Self-described as Portland's innovative and kinda quirky dance company, Vivid Motion is presenting a few choreographed dance numbers from their upcoming family show, Sleeping Beauty. Born in 1940, Princess Aurora comes of age in the 50s and falls under a curse to awaken in modern times. Using jazz, be-bop, and music from today with dance styles to match, this is a classic done VivMo style.

Free with admission
4/28
Saturday
Mainstage Production: Puss in Boots at the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland!
04/28/2018
5:30-6:30pm
Enjoy a special performance of Puss in Boots in the company of our furry, feline friends at the Animal Refuge Leage of Greater Portland (217 Landing Road in Westbrook, ME)!

Once upon a time, in a theatre not so far away, a not-so-ordinary cat named Puss promises to help his master earn a better life in exchange for a nice pair of boots. The ultimate trickster, Puss in Boots uses his wits and bravery to turn a down-on-his-luck kid into the famous Count of Carabas! Complete with dancing shoes, crazy siblings, and a very ogre sing-along, this is a show you don't want to miss! Based on the fairy tales by Giovanni Francesco Straparola and Charles Perrault.

Adapted for our stage by Brent Askari and performed for children and their families by our company of young actors. Directed by Reba Short.

Produced with generous support from the Margaret E. Burnham Charitable Trust, this production is inspired by feline friends from the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland.

Note: We're also collecting canned cat food donations now throughout the month of April to deliver to ARGLP! Eight hundred cans will feed their cats for one month.

$10/ticket. Purchase tickets online through the ARLGP website.

4/29
Sunday
The Root Children
04/29/2018
10:30-11am
When spring comes, The Root Children wake from their earthy beds, shine and paint the beetles and bugs, and grow colorful flowers. Help tell this story of the tiny folk who change the seasons. Based on the book by Sibylle von Olfers.

Free with admission
4/29
Sunday
Mood Mud: Color Changing Playdough
04/29/2018
11:30am-12:30pm
Measure and mix a batch of your own thermochromic playdough that changes color with the heat of your hands!

$8/batch plus admission (Museum & Theatre members receive 10% off). Register online, call (207) 828-1234, or stop by the front desk.

4/29
Sunday
The Physics of Slime
04/29/2018
2:30-3:30pm
You certainly know it when you see it, but what is slime? Grab your goggles and experiment with the unique physical properties that make slime so appealing to the senses!

Free with admission
4/30
Monday
Members' Monday from 9-11am
04/30/2018
9-11am
Open from 9-11am for members only.
4/30
Monday
Members' Monday: Blueberries for Sal, A Maine Stage Story
04/30/2018
10-10:30am
Imagine you're Sal on a trip up blueberry hill to pick some delicious fruit with your mother. Now imagine you're a bear cub foraging for food. Act out this delightfully comic tale of mistaken identities by Maine author Robert McCloskey.

May 2018

5/1
Tuesday
Celebrate Culture: May Day!
05/01/2018
10:30-11am
It's time to wake up the spring ground and welcome warmer weather. Create a May Day basket for a neighbor, dance around the Maypole, and hear a story about flowers waking up from their long winter's nap.

Free with admission
5/1
Tuesday
The Root Children Stage Story
05/01/2018
11:30am-12pm
When spring comes, The Root Children wake from their earthy beds, paint the beetles and bugs, and grow colorful flowers. Help tell this story of the tiny folk who change the seasons. Based on the book by Sibylle von Olfers.

Free with admission
5/1
Tuesday
Recycled Art Time: May Flower Wreaths
05/01/2018
1-1:30pm
Create flowers out of recycled materials and glue them onto a wreath to take home. Hang your wreath in your home or gift it to a neighbor to celebrate the season.

Free with admission
5/1
Tuesday
Story of a Lake
05/01/2018
2:30-3pm
Using a lake replica, storytelling, and natural science, experience how humans have impacted Maine lakes over the past three hundred years. Discover plants and animals affected by pollution. Explore how humans have used these lakes and how they've worked to clean them. Then, problem solve ways to keep Maine's waterways healthy for generations to come!

Free with admission
5/2
Wednesday
Sensational Shapes Art Time
05/02/2018
10:30-11am
Identify triangles, rectangles, circles, and more with help from our tangram wall. Then create your own collage using pre-cut shapes during this interactive early geometry program.

Free with admission
5/2
Wednesday
Cooking Healthy: Beet Brownies
05/02/2018
11:30am-12pm
Learn how to make healthy brownies from ingredients you may already have in your cabinet! Then add something unexpected--beets!
Sponsored by Northeast Delta Dental

Free with admission
5/2
Wednesday
Coding for Kids
05/02/2018
1:30-2pm
Learn precoding or early computer programming skills through stories and games in this interactive program aimed at preschool age children.

Free with admission
5/2
Wednesday
Story of a Lake
05/02/2018
2:30-3pm
Using a lake replica, storytelling, and natural science, experience how humans have impacted Maine lakes over the past three hundred years. Discover plants and animals affected by pollution. Explore how humans have used these lakes and how they've worked to clean them. Then, problem solve ways to keep Maine's waterways healthy for generations to come!

Free with admission
5/3
Thursday
Little Kid Morning Out: Du Iz Tak?
05/03/2018
10:15-11am
Join us for a dynamic morning of storytelling, movement, and art programming. This week, we'll read Duz Iz Tak? by Carson Ellis, explore the magical world of bugs, and try to interpret their insect language. Sing a nonsense song and create an insect print to take home.

Free with admission
5/3
Thursday
Abiyoyo Shadow Puppet Story
05/03/2018
11:30am-12pm
Discover how a shadow is made and help tell the folk story, Abiyoyo, about a green-toothed, cow-gobbling, music-loving giant!

Free with admission
5/3
Thursday
Painting Spring Ponds with Monet
05/03/2018
1:30-2pm
Did you know that Claude Monet made his own water lily pond in his backyard so he could paint it anytime he liked? Take inspiration from Maine springtime ponds and create pond paintings to celebrate the season.

Free with admission
5/3
Thursday
Swimmy: Collaborative Ocean Art
05/03/2018
2:30-3pm
Swimmy is a lonely fish who meets a school of friends, scared to explore their underwater world for fear of being eaten. Together, they come up with a solution to rule the seas. Create your own fish to add to our collaborative art installation based on Leo Leoni's children's book, Swimmy.

Free with admission
5/3
Thursday
Early Bird Audition Workshop: Treasure Island
05/03/2018
3:30-5pm
Do you feel the bright lights of the stage calling your name? Here's your chance to see our theatre space, learn more about what it's like to be a part of a mainstage production, and go through the steps of auditioning for a play. This is a great chance to ask questions and find the right monologue, poem, or song for your future audition! Designed for ages 7+.
Free to attend, however registration is required.

Registration coming soon!
5/4
Friday
Geometry for You and Me!
05/04/2018
10:30-11am
Explore 3D shapes through art and sculpture with materials such as clay, tubes, wood, and more. Designed for ages 2-8.

Free with admission
5/4
Friday
Flurries of Furries: Live Animal Visit with the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland
05/04/2018
11:30am-12pm
Meet a live animal, learn about its behavior and adaptations, and how to care for a pet in this hands-on program with the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland.

Free with admission
5/4
Friday
Enormous Crocodile Interactive Puppet Show
05/04/2018
1:30-2pm
Deep in a muddy river lives an enormous crocodile who is hungry for one thing... children! This story is not for the faint of heart. We need brave and tricky actors to join us on stage and become the animals that out-smart this hungry, greedy crocodile in this interactive stage story based on Roald Dahl's book!

Free with admission
5/4
Friday
Meet Belinda the Bullfrog
05/04/2018
3-3:30pm
Meet our beloved bullfrog, Belinda, learn about her life, and discover why her unique habitat is so vital to our planet.

Free with admission
5/4
Friday
$2 Friday from 5-8pm
05/04/2018
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.
5/4
Friday
Kids on the Block Puppet Show
05/04/2018
5:30-6pm
Meet Mark, Brenda, and more of their friends in this educational, interactive puppet show about kids just like you.

Free with admission
5/4
Friday
May Day Celebration
05/04/2018
6-6:30pm
Create and decorate your own May Day basket out of recycled materials and plant seeds for the Museum & Theatre's garden as we celebrate the merry month of May.

Free with admission
5/5
Saturday
Germs-a-Glow
05/05/2018
10:30-11am
Invisible to the naked eye, tiny microbes are all around us! While some are helpful, some are called germs and can make us sick. Using a blacklight visual, learn how germs spread and see the results of good hand washing techniques for yourself!
Sponsored by The Barbara Bush Children's Hospital

Free with admission
5/5
Saturday
Spring Screen Printing Workshop
05/05/2018
11:30am-12pm
Let's get creative as we explore the process of screen printing. Create your own design out of pre-cut shapes then screen print onto a small tote bag perfect for spring library trips, farme's market adventures, or swim class. $10/tote bag (Museum & Theatre members receive 10% off). Register online, call (207) 828-1234, or stop by the front desk.

Registration coming soon!
5/5
Saturday
Portland Youth Dance Performance
05/05/2018
1:30-2pm
Get inspired by Portland's young dancers as they show off their dance moves during this upbeat performance. Then get a chance to join in on the fun during an interactive dance party. Show off your favorite dance moves or maybe learn something new from our special guest dancers.

Free with admission
5/5
Saturday
Magic Animal Art Time
05/05/2018
2:30-3pm
Did you know that artist Joan Miro loved to create unique and magical animals in his artwork? We'll read Miro's Magic Animals by Anthony Penrose and take inspiration from Miro's work while we create our own magical creature collages like, "large birds, snakes, and creatures of the night."

Free with admission
5/6
Sunday
Create a Mind Jar
05/06/2018
10:30-11am
What's going on in your brain when you feel sad, mad, happy, and excited? Find out while you create a mind jar to help harness the power of your brain.

Free with admission
5/6
Sunday
Bubble Wand Workshop
05/06/2018
11:30am-12pm
Experiment with different bubble solutions to see what makes the best bubbles and make a unique bubble wand to take home. $7/wand (Museum & Theatre members of receive 10% off). Register online, call (207) 828-1234, or stop by the front desk.

Registration coming soon!
5/6
Sunday
The Magnificent Enlarging Marshmallow
05/06/2018
1-1:30pm
Examine changes in pressure and the effect on molecules by creating massive marshmallows, bursting balloons, and boiling water all within the confines of our pressure jar.

Free with admission
5/6
Sunday
Engineering Hour: Build a Home for the Three Little Pigs
05/06/2018
2:30-3:30pm
Not all houses stand up against the windpipes of the big bad wolf. Now is your chance to experiment with different building materials to see if you can build a sturdy house for the pigs.

Free with admission
5/7
Monday
Members' Monday from 9-11am
05/07/2018
9-11am
Open from 9-11am for members only.
5/7
Monday
Members' Monday: Memories for Mom
05/07/2018
10-10:30am
Create a sparkling handprint or draw a favorite moment with your mom. Give this special memory to your mom or a loved one.
5/8
Tuesday
Tiny Tots: Under the Stars Sing-Along
05/08/2018
10:30-11am
Sing under the moon and stars in our mini-planetarium. We'll explore a variety of percussion instruments and learn songs about the stars and moon during this interactive music time. Ideal for ages 18-36 months and their caregivers looking for opportunities to develop sound awareness skills.

Free with admission
5/8
Tuesday
Culture Craft: Carp Kites
05/08/2018
11:30am-12pm
In honor of the Japanese celebration of Children's Day, make a colorful carp kite that signifies how each child is special.

Free with admission
5/8
Tuesday
Wacky Weeds Art Time
05/08/2018
1-1:30pm
We need your help weeding the Museum & Theatre's garden. We'll search for weeds in our garden beds and pull them out to help our fruits and veggies grow. Then make something beautiful with the weeds by creating textured monoprints to take home.

Free with admission
5/8
Tuesday
Home for a Salamander
05/08/2018
2:30-3pm
The snow has melted, and the rain is coming; it's time to make a home for a salamander! Read Anne Mazer's The Salamander Room and use your imagination to design a wonderful home for a pretend salamander while learning how real salamanders survive in vernal pools.

Free with admission
5/9
Wednesday
Up in the Air Art Time
05/09/2018
10:30-11am
Look up in the sky! What do you see? The sun, the moon, the stars, the clouds? Maybe a kite, a plane, a helicopter? Create your own sky-inspired work of art to take home.

Free with admission
5/9
Wednesday
Stories in the Kitchen: Dragons Love Tacos
05/09/2018
11:30am-12pm
Make healthy homemade tortillas and add some not so spicy salsa to make a snack fit for dragons and for us.

Free with admission
5/9
Wednesday
Garden Growers: Seed Planting
05/09/2018
12-12:30 PM
Plant seeds for the Museum & Theatre's backyard garden. Plant one seed or a whole row.

Free with admission
5/9
Wednesday
Culture Craft: Carp Kites
05/09/2018
2:30-3pm
In honor of the Japanese celebration of Children's Day, make a colorful carp kite that signifies how each child is special.

Free with admission
5/10
Thursday
Little Kid Morning Out: The Apple Tree
05/10/2018
10:15-11am
Join us for a dynamic morning of storytelling, movement, and art programming. This week, we'll read The Apple Tree by Sandy Tharp-Thee, act out the lifecycle of a plant, dissect an apple, and take care of the seeds in the Museum & Theatre garden.

Free with admission
5/10
Thursday
Meet Belinda the Bullfrog
05/10/2018
11:30am-12pm
Meet our beloved bullfrog, Belinda, learn about her life, and discover why her unique habitat is so vital to our planet.

Free with admission
5/10
Thursday
Creating Community: You Can Get There From Here Map
05/10/2018
1:30-2pm
Where were you born? Where do you like to play? Where would you like to travel? We're making a large-scale map and you can help by filling it in with your favorite places. Create a small drawing or collage and paste in onto the map. Add one small drawing or as many as you want.

Free with admission
5/10
Thursday
Abiyoyo Shadow Puppet Story
05/10/2018
2:30-3pm
Discover how a shadow is made and help tell the folk story, Abiyoyo, about a green-toothed, cow-gobbling, music-loving giant.

Free with admission
5/10
Thursday
Audition Workshop: Treasure Island
05/10/2018
3:30-5pm
Do you feel the bright lights of the stage calling your name? Here is your chance to be introduced to our theatre space, learn more about what it's like to do a mainstage production, and go through the steps of auditioning for a play. This is a great chance to ask questions and find the right monologue, poem, or song for your future audition! Designed for ages 7+.
Free to attend, however registration is required.

Registration coming soon!
5/11
Friday
Geometry for You and Me!
05/11/2018
10:30-11am
Explore 3D shapes through art and sculpture with materials such as clay, tubes, wood, and more. Designed for ages 2-8.

Free with admission
5/11
Friday
Puppet Show: The Town Mouse & The Country Mouse
05/11/2018
11:30am-12pm
Do you live in the city? Do you live in the country? Follow the adventure of a proud Town Mouse when he visits his cousin in the country and find out what happens when the Town Mouse invites the Country Mouse to the city. Ideal for ages 18 months to 5 years and their caregivers looking for opportunities to develop audience skills and explore the difference between urban and rural environments.

Free with admission
5/11
Friday
Hunting the Poem: Theatre Challenge
05/11/2018
1:30-2pm
Have you ever tried hunting for bugs or flowers or animals? What about hunting for poems? Chilean poet Pablo Neruda believed poets should hunt for their words in the world around them. Use your hunting skills to find inspiration in the world around you and we will create our own found-object poetry.

Free with admission
5/11
Friday
Ancient Egyptian Star Show
05/11/2018
3-3:30pm
Travel down the Nile under the stars and discover how the Ancient Egyptians used the stars to explain the world around them.

Free with admission
5/12
Saturday
Play Your Way
05/12/2018
9-10am
Experience the Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine during a low-key inclusive play time. This is a perfect time for families affected by Autism, Down syndrome, Sensory Processing Disorder, or anyone who would benefit from a quieter experience to enjoy the Museum & Theatre. Noise reducing headphones and visual maps will be available.

A limited number of visitors will be admitted to ensure a calm and welcoming play environment. RSVP to reserve your spot online or call (207) 828-1234 ext. 227. FREE thanks to our long-time partner WEX!

5/12
Saturday
The Magnificent Enlarging Marshmallow
05/12/2018
10:30-11am
Examine changes in pressure and the effect on molecules by creating massive marshmallows, bursting balloons, and boiling water all within the confines of our pressure jar.

Free with admission
5/12
Saturday
Lobster Buoy Workshop
05/12/2018
11:30am-12:30pm
Design and paint your own lobster buoy! Sketch out a design using markers and tape, then make your design a reality with colorful paint! Bring your buoy home to decorate your porch, your bedroom, or gift it to a friend. Each buoy measures approximately 4x11 inches. $16/buoy (Museum & Theatre members receive 10% off). Register online, call (207) 828-1234, or stop by the front desk.

Registration coming soon!
5/12
Saturday
Three Sisters Garden Time
05/12/2018
1-1:30pm
Did you know that certain plants thrive when they're planted with a companion? Come learn about the famous three sisters: corn, beans, and squash. Hear the legend of The Three Sisters and help us plant them in our backyard garden.

Free with admission
5/12
Saturday
Coding for Kids
05/12/2018
2:30-3pm
Learn precoding or early computer programming skills through stories and games in this interactive program aimed at preschool age children.

Free with admission
5/13
Sunday
Mother's Day
05/13/2018
10:00-5pm
Happy Mother's Day! Today we are honoring the special mother's in our lives by offering FREE ADMISSION to all mothers and grandmothers! Join the celebration.
5/13
Sunday
Coffee, Cocoa & Granola Creations
05/13/2018
10-11:30am
Make your Mom breakfast at the Museum & Theatre. Be the chef, ask for her special order, and scoop and layer the parfait ingredients to make a special Mother's Day treat. All are invited to share in these breakfast treats, coffee & cocoa in the lower level cafe.

Free with admission
5/13
Sunday
Plant a Succulent
05/13/2018
11:30am-12:30pm
Sculpt a clay planter for a baby succulent of your choice. Perfect for people who would love a little green in their lives.

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

Registration coming soon!
5/13
Sunday
Family Face Painting
05/13/2018
12:15-12:45pm
We'll provide face paints and picture prompts to inspire your imagination as you try your hand at painting your own face or the face of a family member. Adults and children are welcome to take turns being the artist. Pictures and giggles encouraged.

Free with admission
5/13
Sunday
Mom & Me Construction Site
05/13/2018
1-2pm
Design, build, and problem solve together! Use cardboard, recycled fasteners, and your combined brain power to make cardboard towers strong enough to stand up to the wild winds of oscillating fans.

Free with admission
5/13
Sunday
The Physics of Slime
05/13/2018
2:30-3:30pm
You certainly know it when you see it, but what is slime? Grab your goggles and experiment with the unique physical properties that make slime so appealing to the senses!

Free with admission
5/14
Monday
Members' Monday from 9-11am
05/14/2018
9-11am
Open from 9-11am for members only.
5/14
Monday
Members' Monday: Polygon Kite Collage
05/14/2018
10-10:30am
Spring triangles, diamonds, and parallelograms soar into the sky! Practice polygon matching skills to glue triangles to make colorful paper kites.
5/15
Tuesday
Color Connection Scavenger Hunt
05/15/2018
10:30-11am
Identify the many colors in our newest exhibit: Creating Communities. Match a color swatch to colors in the exhibit's featured artworks by Maine artist Anne Sibley O'Brien. Then create your own artwork using swatches of the same colors that appear in the exhibit.

Free with admission
5/15
Tuesday
Culture Craft: Carp Kites
05/15/2018
11:30am-12pm
In honor of the Japanese celebration of Children's Day, come make a colorful carp kite that signifies how each child is special.

Free with admission
5/15
Tuesday
Capture the Fraction: Moon Math
05/15/2018
1-1:30pm
Have you noticed that the moon changes shape throughout the month? We'll learn about moon phases and explore full moon, half moon, and quarter moon as we create a moon-inspired collage to take home.

Free with admission
5/15
Tuesday
Home for a Salamander
05/15/2018
2:30-3pm
The snow has melted and the rain is coming; it's time to make a home for a salamander! Read Anne Mazer's The Salamander Room and use your imagination to design a wonderful home for a pretend salamander while learning how real salamanders survive in vernal pools.

Free with admission
5/15
Tuesday
Auditions: Treasure Island
05/15/2018
3-5pm
We are seeking actors between the ages of 8 and 17 to jump on board our pirate ship and sail away to Treasure Island, our summer Main Stage production. To take part in this free theatre program, actors must audition for the play and be available for the duration of rehearsals and performances. If you are new to the audition process, we recommend you check out our free audition workshops. To sign up for your audition slot in advance, email allison@kitetails.org. The audition takes about five minutes and actors are free to leave when it is complete. To audition, memorize a one minute monologue, poem, or song to perform at the auditions. If you would like to see a rehearsal schedule or would like to schedule an alternate audition date, please contact Theatre Educator Allison McCall, allison@kitetails.org.

Treasure Island will begin rehearsals Thursday June 7 and rehearse through July 12. Performances will begin Friday July 13 and run through Sunday July 29.
5/16
Wednesday
Build a Bug Art Time
05/16/2018
10:30-11am
Design and create your own creepy crawly collage. Add eyes, antennae, legs, and stingers to create a bug inspired by real spring insects in Maine.

Free with admission
5/16
Wednesday
Culture Kitchen: Vietnamese Che
05/16/2018
11:30am-12pm
Travel around the world with your tastebuds. Use a traditional recipe, shared with the Museum & Theatre by Maine neighbor Thao Kieu, to make a Vietnamese pudding recipe called Che.

Free with admission
5/16
Wednesday
The Root Children Stage Story
05/16/2018
1:30-2pm
When spring comes, The Root Children wake from their earthy beds, shine and paint the beetles and bugs, and grow colorful flowers. Help tell this story of the tiny folk who change the seasons. Based on the book by Sibylle von Olfers.

Free with admission
5/16
Wednesday
Wacky Weeds Art Time
05/16/2018
2:30-3pm
We need your help weeding the Museum & Theatre's garden. We'll search for weeds in our garden beds and pull them out to help our fruits and veggies grow. Then make something beautiful with the weeds by creating textured monoprints to take home.

Free with admission
5/17
Thursday
Little Kid Morning Out: The Pigeon Needs a Bath
05/17/2018
10:15-11am
We have a problem! The Pigeon needs a bath, but no matter what, she won't get in. Listen to the story by Mo Willems, act it out, and explore our sudsy sensory table.

Free with admission
5/17
Thursday
Meet Belinda the Bullfrog
05/17/2018
11:30am-12pm
Meet our beloved bullfrog, Belinda, learn about her life, and discover why her unique habitat is so vital to our planet.

Free with admission
5/17
Thursday
Ancient Egyptian Star Show
05/17/2018
2:30-3pm
Travel down the Nile under the stars, and discover how the Ancient Egyptians used the stars to explain the world around them.

Free with admission
5/18
Friday
Build a Bug Art Time
05/18/2018
10:30-11am
Design and create your own creepy crawly collage. Add eyes, antennae, legs, and stingers to create a bug inspired by real spring insects in Maine.

Free with admission
5/18
Friday
Puppet Show: The Town Mouse & The Country Mouse
05/18/2018
11:30am-12pm
Do you live in the city? Do you live in the country? Follow the adventure of a proud Town Mouse when he visits his cousin in the country and find out what happens when the Town Mouse invites the Country Mouse to the city. Ideal for ages 18 months to 5 years and their caregivers looking for opportunities to develop audience skills and explore the difference between urban and rural environments.

Free with admission
5/18
Friday
Hunting the Poem: Theatre Challenge
05/18/2018
1:30-2pm
Have you ever tried hunting for bugs or flowers or animals? What about hunting for poems? Chilean poet Pablo Neruda believed poets should hunt for their words in the world around them. Use your hunting skills to find inspiration in the world around you and we will create our own found-object poetry.

Free with admission
5/19
Saturday
Wacky Weeds Art Time
05/19/2018
10:30-11am
We need your help weeding the Museum & Theatre's garden. We'll search for weeds in our garden beds and pull them out to help our fruits and veggies grow. Then make something beautiful with the weeds by creating textured monoprints to take home.

Free with admission
5/19
Saturday
Mood Mud: Color Changing Playdough
05/19/2018
11:30am-12:30pm
Measure and mix a batch of your own thermochromic playdough that changes color with the heat of your hands. $8/batch plus admission. (Museum & Theatre members receive 10% off). Register online, call (207) 828-1234, or stop by the front desk.

Registration coming soon!
5/19
Saturday
Backyard Popcorn Party
05/19/2018
1-2pm
Did you know that people started eating popcorn thousands of years ago? Come for a yummy snack and learn about the history of popcorn. Find out how people started eating popcorn, participate in a taste test, and plant the three different types of corn in our garden.

Free with admission
5/19
Saturday
Meet Belinda the Bullfrog
05/19/2018
3-3:30pm
Meet our beloved bullfrog, Belinda, learn about her life, and discover why her unique habitat is so vital to our planet.

Free with admission
5/20
Sunday
A Morning of Ocean Exploration
05/20/2018
10am-2:30pm
Explore the ocean through science, art, and music as the Museum & Theatre teams up with the Portland Symphony Orchestra to offer a dynamic day of ocean exploration. Spend the morning at the Museum & Theatre crafting ocean art and meeting live sea creatures. At 2:30pm head over to Merrill Auditorium for a Discovery Concert featuring Leopold the Lion and famous Jim Henson puppeteer Victor Yerrid, as they explore the ocean through music and drama.
5/20
Sunday
Swimmy: Collaborative Ocean Art
05/20/2018
10:30-11:30
Swimmy is a lonely fish who meets a school of friends, scared to explore their underwater world for fear of being eaten. Together, they come up with a solution to rule the seas. Create your own fish to add to our collaborative art installation based on Leo Leoni's children's book, Swimmy.

Free with admission
5/20
Sunday
Ocean Exploration: Tide Pool Touch Tank
05/20/2018
10:45-11:15am
Meet and touch our live marine creatures in our Tide Pool Touch Tank. Meet sea stars, blue mussels, and more.

Free with admission
5/20
Sunday
Whale Tales
05/20/2018
12-12:30 PM
Explore whale artifacts as we learn about these magnificent creatures. Then take a ride on the Tidely-Idely boat along with old Burt Dow.

Free with admission
5/20
Sunday
Ocean Art Time
05/20/2018
1-1:30pm
Sponge paint with all of the colors of the ocean to create an under the sea masterpiece.

Free with admission
5/20
Sunday
Ramadan Moon Art
05/20/2018
4-4:30pm
Do you see the moon change? Make a moon phase collage using crescents, quarter and full moons, and learn how these changes mark the beginning and end of the Muslim holiday of Ramadan.

Free with admission
5/21
Monday
Members' Monday from 9-11am
05/21/2018
9-11am
Open from 9-11am for members only.
5/21
Monday
Members' Monday: Ramadan Moon Art
05/21/2018
10-10:30am
Do you see the moon change? Make a moon phase collage using crescents, quarter and full moons, and learn how these changes mark the beginning and end of the Muslim holiday of Ramadan.
5/22
Tuesday
Make a Treasure Box
05/22/2018
10:30-11am
Stop by to decorate your own treasure box made out of recycled materials! Take your creation home to hold shells, stones, and other treasures you collect throughout the summer.

Free with admission
5/22
Tuesday
Ramadan Moon Art
05/22/2018
11:30am-12pm
Do you see the moon change? Make a moon phase collage using crescents, quarter and full moons, and learn how these changes mark the beginning and end of the Muslim holiday of Ramadan.

Free with admission
5/22
Tuesday
Home for a Salamander
05/22/2018
2:30-3pm
The snow has melted, and the rain is coming; it's time to make a home for a salamander! Read Anne Mazer's The Salamander Room and use your imagination to design a wonderful home for a pretend salamander, while learning how real salamanders survive in vernal pools.

Free with admission
5/23
Wednesday
Teensy Weensy Acting Class: The Pigeon Books
05/23/2018
10:15-11:15am
Join Mo Willem's silly cast of characters as we read and act out titles such as Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus and The Pigeon Wants a Puppy. 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 Pigeons in the Theatre.

Class meets 10:15-11:15am on Wednesdays for four weeks: 5/23, 5/30, 6/6, and 6/13. Early registration is encouraged.

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

5/23
Wednesday
Meet the Arts: Garden Art Time
05/23/2018
10:30-11am
How does our garden grow? Join us as we explore the Museum & Theatre's backyard garden and greenhouse. Then make a garden-inspired colorful creation to take home!

Free with admission
5/23
Wednesday
Flavors and Figures: Rhubarb
05/23/2018
11:30am-12pm
Today we'll taste rhubarb and make our own rhubarb cobbler. Explore new foods, make predictions, and build charts and graphs in this especially tasty math program.

Free with admission
5/23
Wednesday
Create a Mind Jar
05/23/2018
1:30-2pm
What's going on in your brain when you feel sad, mad, happy, and excited? Find out while you create a mind jar to help harness the power of your brain.

Free with admission
5/23
Wednesday
Make your Own Shadow Puppet
05/23/2018
2:30-3pm
Design and create your own shadow puppet then test out your creation as we explore the science of shadows.

Free with admission
5/23
Wednesday
Camera Obscura Show
05/23/2018
3-3:30pm
Explore the magic of light, learn about eyeballs, and take a tour of Portland using our camera obscura.

Free with admission
5/24
Thursday
Little Kid Morning Out: Escargot
05/24/2018
10:15-11am
Do you have a favorite animal? Meet a very silly snail who wants to be your favorite animal. Read Escargot by Dashka Slater, sing a silly snail song, and learn about the magical qualities of a snail shell as we create colorful spring collages.

Free with admission
5/24
Thursday
Swimmy: Collaborative Ocean Art
05/24/2018
11:30am-12pm
Swimmy is a lonely fish who meets a school of friends, scared to explore their underwater world for fear of being eaten. Together, they come up with a solution to rule the seas. Create your own fish to add to our collaborative art installation based on Leo Leoni's children's book, Swimmy.

Free with admission
5/24
Thursday
Pointillism Painting
05/24/2018
1:30-2pm
Who was Georges Seurat? Learn all about this great artist and find out how he painted with tiny dots of color. We'll transport ourselves to sunny France as we look at his seaside paintings and try our hands at our own pointillism masterpieces.

Free with admission
5/24
Thursday
The Root Children Stage Story
05/24/2018
2:30-3pm
When spring comes, The Root Children wake from their earthy beds, shine and paint the beetles and bugs, and grow colorful flowers. Help tell this story of the tiny folk who change the seasons. Based on the book by Sibylle von Olfers.

Free with admission
5/25
Friday
Meet the Portland Firefighters
05/25/2018
10:30-11am
Meet Portland's firefighters, learn about fire safety, and what their job entails (dependent on firefighter availability). If the firefighters are out helping the community, learn about fire safety and real firefighter emergency protocol in the Museum & Theatre's own fire truck.

Free with admission
5/25
Friday
Make your Own Shadow Puppet
05/25/2018
11:30am-12pm
Design and create your own shadow puppet then test out your creation as we explore the science of shadows.

Free with admission
5/25
Friday
The Enormous Crocodile Stage Story
05/25/2018
1:30-2pm
Deep in a muddy river lives an enormous crocodile who is hungry for one thing... children! This story is not for the faint of heart, we need brave and tricky actors to join us on stage and become the animals that outsmart this hungry, greedy crocodile in this interactive stage story based on Roald Dahl's story!

Free with admission
5/25
Friday
Germs-a-Glow
05/25/2018
3-3:30pm
Invisible to the naked eye, tiny microbes are all around us! While some are helpful, some are called germs and can make us sick. Learn how germs spread using a blacklight visual and see the results of good hand washing techniques for yourself!
Sponsored by The Barbara Bush Children's Hospital

Free with admission
5/26
Saturday
Germs-a-Glow
05/26/2018
10:30-11am
Invisible to the naked eye, tiny microbes are all around us! While some are helpful, some are called germs and can make us sick. Learn how germs spread using a blacklight visual and see the results of good hand washing techniques for yourself! Sponsored by The Barbara Bush Children's Hospital

Free with admission
5/26
Saturday
Lobster Buoy Workshop
05/26/2018
11:30am-12:30pm
Design and paint your own lobster buoy! Sketch out a design using markers and tape, then make your design a reality with colorful paint! Bring your buoy home to decorate your porch, your bedroom, or gift it to a friend. Each buoy measures approximately 4x11 inches. $16/buoy (Museum & Theatre of receive 10% off). Register online, call (207) 828-1234, or stop by the front desk.

Registration coming soon!
5/26
Saturday
Young Engineers
05/26/2018
1-2pm
Design, build, and problem solve! Together, we'll construct machines to solve story-based challenge such as building a sturdy chair for baby bear, crafting a mechanism for Rapunzel, building a car with special powers, or designing a way to squeeze your own lemonade.

Free with admission
5/26
Saturday
Creating Community: You Can Get There From Here Map
05/26/2018
2:30-3pm
Where were you born? Where do you like to play? Where would you like to travel? We're making a large-scale map and you can help by filling it in with your favorite places. Create a small drawing or collage and paste onto the map. Add one small drawing or as many as you want.

Free with admission
5/27
Sunday
Tide Pool Touch Tank
05/27/2018
10:30-11am
Meet and touch our live marine creatures in our Tide Pool Touch Tank. Meet sea stars, blue mussels, and more.

Free with admission
5/27
Sunday
Mood Mud: Color Changing Playdough
05/27/2018
11:30am-12:30pm
Measure and mix a batch of your own thermochromic playdough that changes color with the heat of your hands. $8/batch plus admission. (Museum & Theatre members receive 10% off). Register online, call (207) 828-1234, or stop by the front desk.

Registration coming soon!
5/27
Sunday
Camera Obscura Show
05/27/2018
1:30-2pm
Explore the magic of light, learn about eyeballs, and take a tour of Portland using our camera obscura.

Free with admission
5/27
Sunday
The Magnificent Enlarging Marshmallow
05/27/2018
2:30-3pm
Examine changes in pressure and the effect on molecules by creating massive marshmallows, bursting balloons, and boiling water all within the confines of our pressure jar.

Free with admission
5/28
Monday
Red, White & Blue Mural
05/28/2018
10:30-11:30am
In honor of Memorial Day, add your brush strokes of red, white & blue to a collaborative mural.

Free with admission
5/28
Monday
Camera Obscura Parade Viewing
05/28/2018
11:15-11:45am
Watch the Memorial Day Parade march down Congress Street from a room without any windows! We'll catch the parade with our Camera Obscura. Timing is variable and subject to change.

Free with admission
5/28
Monday
Art around the World: The Lascaux Caves France
05/28/2018
1:30-2pm
Celebrate the Museum & Theatre's newest exhibit Creating Communities as we explore Anne Sibley O'Brien's paintings of art around the world. It's your turn to be the artist. Paint with ochres--a clay powder used by the artists of the the caves in Lascaux, France.

Free with admission
5/28
Monday
Home for a Salamander
05/28/2018
2:30-3pm
The snow has melted, and the rain is coming; it's time to make a home for a salamander! Read Anne Mazer's The Salamander Room and use your imagination to design a wonderful home for a pretend salamander, while learning how real salamanders survive in vernal pools.

Free with admission
5/29
Tuesday
Star Show: The Black Tortoise
05/29/2018
10:30-11am
Come find the old black tortoise who lives in the Lake of Stars as we learn about this Chinese constellation.

Free with admission
5/29
Tuesday
Ramadan Moon Art
05/29/2018
11:30am-12pm
Do you see the moon change? Make a moon phase collage using crescents, quarter and full moons, and learn how these changes mark the beginning and end of the Muslim holiday of Ramadan.

Free with admission
5/29
Tuesday
Magic Animal Art Time
05/29/2018
1-1:30pm
Did you know that artist Joan Miro loved to create unique and magical animals in his artwork? Take inspiration from Miro's work to create magical creature collages like, "large birds, snakes, and creatures of the night."

Free with admission
5/29
Tuesday
Home for a Salamander
05/29/2018
2:30-3pm
The snow has melted, and the rain is coming; it's time to make a home for a salamander! Read Anne Mazer's The Salamander Room and use your imagination to design a wonderful home for a pretend salamander, while learning how real salamanders survive in vernal pools.

Free with admission
5/29
Tuesday
Auditions: Treasure Island
05/29/2018
3-5pm
We are seeking actors between the ages of 8 and 17 to jump on board our pirate ship and sail away to Treasure Island, our summer Main Stage production. To take part in this free theatre program, actors must audition for the play and be available for the duration of rehearsals and performances. If you are new to the audition process, we recommend you check out our free audition workshops. To sign up for your audition slot in advance, email allison@kitetails.org. The audition takes about five minutes and actors are free to leave when it is complete. To audition, memorize a one minute monologue, poem, or song to perform at the auditions. If you would like to see a rehearsal schedule or would like to schedule an alternate audition date, please contact Theatre Educator Allison McCall, allison@kitetails.org.

Treasure Island will begin rehearsals Thursday June 7 and rehearse through July 12. Performances will begin Friday July 13 and run through Sunday July 29.
5/30
Wednesday
Inch by Inch Sing-Along
05/30/2018
10:30-11am
Did you know plants grow bigger if you sing to them? We'll explore why that is, then join our voices in song to sing to the Museum & Theatre's garden seedlings.

Free with admission
5/30
Wednesday
Stories in the Kitchen: If You Give a Pig a Pancake
05/30/2018
11:30am-12pm
Squish bananas and whip eggs to make a tasty and healthy banana pancakes. Top with maple syrup and enjoy as we read If You Give a Pig a Pancake by Laura Numeroff.

Free with admission
5/30
Wednesday
Abiyoyo Shadow Puppet Story
05/30/2018
1:30-2pm
Discover how a shadow is made and help tell the folk story, Abiyoyo, about a green-toothed, cow-gobbling, music-loving giant.

Free with admission
5/30
Wednesday
Nuts & Bolts Art Time
05/30/2018
2:30-3pm
We use nuts and bolts to hold almost everything together, but they don't last forever. Give recycled nuts and bolts a second life by dipping them into colorful paint and see what prints they leave behind.

Free with admission
5/31
Thursday
Little Kid Morning Out: We're Going on a Bear Hunt
05/31/2018
10:15-11am
Based on the story by Michael Rosen, experiment with instruments, movements, and new words (onomatopoeia!) as we set out on our very own bear hunt.

Free with admission
5/31
Thursday
The Root Children Stage Story
05/31/2018
11:30am-12pm
When spring comes, The Root Children wake from their earthy beds, shine and paint the beetles and bugs, and grow colorful flowers. Help tell this story of the tiny folk who change the seasons. Based on the book by Sibylle von Olfers.

Free with admission
5/31
Thursday
Underground Mural Making
05/31/2018
1:30-2pm
Lots of creatures have been hibernating in the ground all winter, and many plants have been waiting for the warm sun to bring them above the ground. Explore the creatures and plants that will soon make their way above ground as we create our own cross section of Maine's springtime ground.

Free with admission
5/31
Thursday
Geometry for You and Me!
05/31/2018
2:30-3pm
Explore 3D shapes through art and sculpture with materials such as clay, tubes, wood, and more. Designed for ages 2-8.

Free with admission
5/31
Thursday
Audition Workshop: Treasure Island
05/31/2018
3:30-5pm
Do you feel the bright lights of the stage calling your name? Here is your chance to be introduced to our theatre space, learn more about what it's like to do a mainstage production, and go through the steps of auditioning for a play. This is a great chance to ask questions and find the right monologue, poem, or song for your future audition! Designed for ages 7+.
Free to attend, however registration is required.

Registration coming soon!

June 2018

6/18
Monday
Kids Cook Summer Camp (week-long)
06/18/2018
9am-12pm
Registration for our 2018 Summer Camp season is open! Join us for Kids Cook Camp, running June 18-22 (9am-12pm), recommended for ages 4-6.

Do dragons really love tacos? What happens if you give a mouse a cookie? In this camp, we'll explore the world of cooking through some of our favorite story books and dramatic play. Each morning, we'll explore stories such as If You Give a Pig a Pancake and Green Eggs and Ham that will provide culinary inspiration for the rest of the day. We'll combine math, reading, and theater skills -- all while cooking up something delicious! Please be aware recipes used in this cooking camp are nut-free but may contain wheat, dairy, and other potential allergens.

Camps run Monday through Friday and includes a healthy snack and private playtime throughout the Museum & Theatre before open to the public.

$165/camper (members receive 10% off). Register before April 15th, receive $15 off per camp! Register online, by phone at (207) 828-1234, or stop by the front desk.

6/25
Monday
Ooey Gooey Summer Camp (week-long)
06/25/2018
9am-12pm
Registration for our 2018 Summer Camp season is open! Join us for Ooey Gooey Camp, running June 25-29 (9am-12pm), recommended for ages 4-6.

Dive right into this tactile adventure with all that is ooey and gooey! Mix up edible, glow in the dark, and color changing slime, erupt giant volcanoes, explode marshmallows, create 3D textured finger painting, and more!

$165/camper (members receive 10% off). Register before April 15th, receive $15 off per camp! Register online, by phone at (207) 828-1234, or stop by the front desk.

July 2018

7/5
Thursday
Sing-Along Mini Summer Camp (July 5 & 6)
07/05/2018
9am-12pm
Registration for our 2018 Summer Camp season is open! Join us for Mini Sing-Along Camp, running July 5 & 6 (9am-12pm), recommended for ages 4-6.

It's time to clap, stomp and drum together as we sing silly summer songs and explore a variety of percussion instruments during this two day mini-camp. Play rhythm games, create a musical instrument out of recycled materials, and bring a songbook home to share with family and friends.

$75/camper (members receive 10% off). Register before April 15th, receive $15 off per camp! Register online, by phone at (207) 828-1234, or stop by the front desk.

7/9
Monday
Musical Ukulele Summer Camp (week-long)
07/09/2018
9am-12pm
Registration for our 2018 Summer Camp season is open! Join us for Musical Ukulele Camp, running July 9-13 (9am-12pm), recommended for ages 6-8.

Explore all things ukulele this summer. Learn or review basic chords and strumming techniques as we put together a variety of songs. Create your own musical instrument out of recycled materials, play rhythm and sound games, make a songbook to share with family and friends, and meet a local musician. Each participant will need a ukulele for the duration of the class. Please contact lily [at] kitetails.org for questions about instruments.

$165/camper (members receive 10% off). Register before April 15th, receive $15 off per camp! Register online, by phone at (207) 828-1234, or stop by the front desk.

7/16
Monday
Dinosaur Summer Camp (week-long)
07/16/2018
9am-12pm
Registration for our 2018 Summer Camp season is open! Join us for Dinosaur Camp, running July 16-20 (9am-12pm), recommended for ages 4-6.

Discover prehistory by traveling back in time in a theatrical dinosaur adventure, become a scientist to dig up replica dinosaur bones, create your own fossils, and get messy with volcanic eruptions. Unearth the Museum & Theatre's fossil and fossil replicas, including life-size model of a T-rex jaw bone!

$165/camper (members receive 10% off). Register before April 15th, receive $15 off per camp! Register online, by phone at (207) 828-1234, or stop by the front desk.

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

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

$165/camper (members receive 10% off). Register before April 15th, receive $15 off per camp! Register online, by phone at (207) 828-1234, or stop by the front desk.

7/30
Monday
Treasure Island Acting Summer Camp (week-long)
07/30/2018
9am-12pm
Registration for our 2018 Summer Camp season is open! Join us for Treasure Island Acting Camp, running July 30-August 3 (9am-12pm), recommended for ages 6-8. NEW! Register for this camp and Ooey Gooey Plus Camp this same week, running 12:30-3:30...and your camper can stay for the whole day, all week!

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

$165/camper (members receive 10% off). Register before April 15th, receive $15 off per camp! Register online, by phone at (207) 828-1234, or stop by the front desk.

7/30
Monday
Ooey Gooey EXTREME EXPERIMENTS Summer Camp (week-long)
07/30/2018
12:30-3:30pm
Registration for our 2018 Summer Camp season is open! Join us for Ooey Gooey Plus, Extreme Experiments Camp, running July 30-August 3 (12:30-3:30pm), recommended for ages 6-8. NEW! Register for this camp and Treasure Island Acting Camp this same week, running 9-12...and your camper can stay for the whole day, all week!

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

$165/camper (members receive 10% off). Register before April 15th, receive $15 off per camp! Register online, by phone at (207) 828-1234, or stop by the front desk.

August 2018

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

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

$165/camper (members receive 10% off). Register before April 15th, receive $15 off per camp! Register online, by phone at (207) 828-1234, or stop by the front desk.

8/13
Monday
Shakespeare Summer Camp (week-long)
08/13/2018
9am-12pm
Registration for our 2018 Summer Camp season is open! Join us for Shakespeare Camp, running August 13-17 (9am-12pm), recommended for ages 6-10. NEW! Register for this camp and Improv Acting Camp this same week, running 12:30-3:30...and your camper can stay for the whole day, all week!

When shall we three meet again? In the theatre for Shakespeare camp! During this acting-intensive camp, actors will explore the Bard through games, movement, and scene-work. We will step between Elizabethan England and modern times, and stretch our acting muscles as we explore a range of Shakespeare's works: playing around in some frivolous comedies to dark tragedy.

$165/camper (members receive 10% off). Register before April 15th, receive $15 off per camp! Register online, by phone at (207) 828-1234, or stop by the front desk.

8/13
Monday
Improv Acting Summer Camp (week-long)
08/13/2018
12:30-3:30pm
Registration for our 2018 Summer Camp season is open! Join us for Improv Acting Camp, running August 13-17 (12:30-3:30pm), recommended for ages 6-10. NEW! Register for this camp and Shakespeare Camp this same week, running 9-12...and your camper can stay for the whole day, all week!

Calling all actors! Join us for a week of theatre games and wacky acting challenges as we step into the world of Improvisation. "Say yes," "say yes and," and "there are no mistakes, only opportunities" are lessons that will prove their importance on and off the stage. Become masters of the games: 'Party Quirks,' 'Alien Interpreter,' and 'Hunting the Whatzit!'

$165/camper (members receive 10% off). Register before April 15th, receive $15 off per camp! Register online, by phone at (207) 828-1234, or stop by the front desk.

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

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

$165/camper (members receive 10% off). Register before April 15th, receive $15 off per camp! Register online, by phone at (207) 828-1234, or stop by the front desk.