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September 2017

9/21
Thursday
Vietnamese Taste-Test
09/21/2017
10:30-11am
During the Tet Festival, 5 fruits are used on the ancestral altar to symbolize good fortune and joyfulness. Taste-test a fruit you may not have tried before and learn more about this element of Vietnamese celebration!

Free with admission
9/21
Thursday
The Amazing Egg
09/21/2017
2:30-3pm
Explore our collection of real eggs and replicas all the way from dinosaurs to hummingbirds. Find out about the life cycle of creatures that lay and hatch from eggs.

Free with admission
9/21
Thursday
Musical Imagination: Ukulele Class
09/21/2017
4-5pm
Join us as we dive into the world of ukuleles during this six 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 six weeks: 9/21-10/26.

$90/members, $120/visitors. Register online, call (207) 828-1234, or stop by the front desk. Each participant will need a soprano ukulele for the duration of the class. Please contact lily@kitetails.org for questions about instruments. Recommended for ages 4-10.

9/22
Friday
Blossom's Flower Cart
09/22/2017
11-11:30am
Meet Blossom, the flower seller! Help her sort a shipment of fresh blooms by size and color.

This financial literacy market program is sponsored by TD Bank.

Free with admission
9/22
Friday
Collaborative Art: Painting Nature
09/22/2017
11:15-11:45am
Let's work together to create something beautiful. Today we'll decorate a tree branch in beautiful autumn colors with paint, glitter and pompoms. Add one splotch of paint or stay for the whole process!

Free with admission
9/22
Friday
Germs-a-Glow!
09/22/2017
2:30-3pm
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
9/23
Saturday
Flavors and Figures
09/23/2017
10:30-11am
Explore new foods, make predictions, and build charts and graphs in this this especially tasty math program.

Free with admission
9/23
Saturday
'Math All Around Us' Day!
09/23/2017
11am-4pm
Join us to celebrate math all around us through storytelling, art, science, and play. Measure, taste, and graph "ugly" vegetables, bargain in the Farmers' Market, destroy small buildings, create life-size cityscape artwork, and explore the exponentially extraordinary folktale, One Grain of Rice. From toddlers to teens, no one is too small to join in! Leave thinking about math in a new playful light.
  • 10:30-11am: Flavors and Figures
  • 11:30-12:30pm: Squid Dissection ( $5/member, $6/visitor plus admission)
  • 12:30-1pm: Counting Apples in the Farmers' Market
  • 1-1:30pm: Paint the Town Art Time
  • 2-3pm: Magical Math with special guests from USM
9/23
Saturday
Squid Dissection
09/23/2017
11:30am-12:30pm
Did you know squid crush their food with bird-like beaks and have a gland full of ink they spray when scared? Join us to learn all about squid--inside and out--in this hands-on dissection workshop! We'll compare the squid's body to our own bodies, discover how sea creatures live their lives underwater, and create sketches of our dissection to take home.

$5/members, $6/visitors plus admission. Register online, call (207) 828-1234, or stop by the front desk. Suggested for ages 4 and up.

9/23
Saturday
Counting Apples in the Farmers' Market
09/23/2017
12:30-1pm
Put on an apron and get to work in the Farmers' Market. Count the fruits and vegetables and put together special orders some demanding customers.

This financial literacy market program is sponsored by TD Bank.

Free with admission
9/23
Saturday
Paint the Town Art Time
09/23/2017
1-1:30pm
Use simple geometric shapes to stamp a colorful neighborhood. Will you create a cityscape or a townscape? Just one house on a hill? Use markers and pens to fill in the people, animals, and other details to finish your masterpiece.

Free with admission
9/23
Saturday
Magical Math with special guests from USM
09/23/2017
2-3pm
Join special guest, USM professor of math education, Kelly McCormick, and her students as we dig our hands into some shapes and geometry!

Free with admission
9/24
Sunday
Global Fashion Show
09/24/2017
11am-12pm
Celebrate fashion from all over the world. Cheer for Portland High School students rocking the runway wearing traditional clothing from their culture of origin, and get a chance to try on different traditional clothing and be a runway star! Do you have a special outfit? Come dressed to walk the runway and join the fashion show.

Free with admission
9/24
Sunday
Active Planet
09/24/2017
2-2:30pm
Explore the science behind earthquakes and volcanoes, and test out your knowledge in our mini earthquake simulator!

Free with admission
9/24
Sunday
Celebrate Peace: Story & Craft
09/24/2017
3:30-4pm
What does peace feel, smell, and sound like? Come explore peace in yourself and our community by reading What does Peace feel like? by V. Radunsky and create an artistic masterpiece in honor of World Peace Day.

Free with admission
9/25
Monday
Members' Monday
09/25/2017
9-11am
We are open 9-11am for members only from Labor Day to Memorial Day.
9/25
Monday
Members' Monday: Mural Painting
09/25/2017
10-10:30am
Mix colors, work together, and make a beautiful mural to decorate the Museum & Theatre.

Free with admission
9/26
Tuesday
Tiny Tots: Shape Monster Collages
09/26/2017
10:30-11am
Join us for a dynamic program for youngest visitors. This week, we'll glue and paste to create silly monsters out of triangles, circles, rectangles, and other shapes. Ideal for ages 18-36 months but open to all ages.

Free with admission
9/26
Tuesday
Culture Kitchen: Bread Around the World
09/26/2017
11:15-11:45am
Explore the world from scratch. Discover how different cultures use yeast, water, and flour to make delicious and unique breads. Then, we'll follow a special family recipe to bake our own Indian poori.

Free with admission
9/26
Tuesday
Matter & Mixtures: Oil and Water Art Time
09/26/2017
2:30-3pm
Explore why oil and water do not mix while we create colorful droplet prints.

Free with admission
9/27
Wednesday
Big, Messy Art: Sponge Painting
09/27/2017
10:30-11am
Stop by for this "don't try this at home" weekly art activity. This week we'll dip and drop sponges and paint to create a colorful collaborative mural.

Free with admission
9/27
Wednesday
Cooking Healthy: Egg Tasting
09/27/2017
11:15-11:45am
How are bird eggs different? Taste chicken and duck eggs scrambled and explore the world of birds.

Sponsored by Delta Dental

Free with admission
9/27
Wednesday
Vietnamese Tale Stage Story
09/27/2017
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 Banh Chung and how he made the famous foods eaten on the Vietnamese Lunar New Year.

Free with admission
9/27
Wednesday
Playmaking Workshop for ages 8-17
09/27/2017
3:30-5:30pm
This fall we're holding weekly playmaking workshops for our winter main stage production of Wonder Tales from Vietnam. These workshops will be held Wednesdays 9/20-10/11. They'll focus on a different story that will be featured in our winter main stage production. Come to one...come to all...bring your friends!

We ask that you come ready to play games, take risks, and collaborate with each other through writing and acting. It's free to participate in this playmaking series. If you are interested in participating or would like more information, please email Theatre Educator Allison McCall allison@kitetails.org.
9/28
Thursday
Little Kid Morning Out: Chicken Soup with Rice
09/28/2017
10:15-11am
Join us for a dynamic morning of storytelling, movement, and art programming. This week we'll sing and dance along to Maurice Sendak's Chicken Soup with Rice: A Book of Months and the tune by Carol King. Help stir up a "play" batch of soup, create your own wild chicken soup adventure illustration, and play a silly game with rhymes.

Free with admission
9/28
Thursday
Yoga on the Patio
09/28/2017
11:30am-12pm
Soak up the sun and fresh air as we all participate in kid friendly yoga and meditation for healthy bodies and developing minds. Techniques are part of pediatric yoga practice for kids of all abilities and behaviors.

Free with admission
9/28
Thursday
Rubber Duckie, You're the One: Math Exploration
09/28/2017
2:30-3pm
Explore proportions, shapes, and volume in our sensory table and learn ways to bring math into everyday activities like bath time!

Free with admission
9/28
Thursday
Voyage to Vietnam: Celebrating the Tet Festival Members' Opening
09/28/2017
5:30-7:30pm
The Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine invites members to the private opening of Voyage of Vietnam: Celebrating the Tet Festival. Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, dress, and food of Vietnamese culture and traditions. Shop in a Vietnamese market, ride on a scooter, try on a lion dance costume and even make your own fireworks display!

Voyage to Vietnam: Celebrating the Tet Festival was created by Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose, and is part of the Freeman Foundation Asian Culture Exhibit Series, funded by the Freeman Foundation and administered by Association of Children's Museums. Be one of the first to experience this exhibit during the private opening and play in the Museum & Theatre after-hours!

This special event is for Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine members, sponsors, and special guests by invitation only.
9/29
Friday
Counting Apples in the Farmers' Market
09/29/2017
10:30-11am
Put on an apron and get to work in the Farmers' Market! Count the fruits and vegetables and put together special orders some demanding customers.

This financial literacy market program is sponsored by TD Bank.

Free with admission
9/29
Friday
Dots and Circle Art Time
09/29/2017
11:30am-12pm
Create a collaborative mural out of dots and circle. Add one dot or stay for the whole project.

Free with admission
9/29
Friday
Germs-a-Glow!
09/29/2017
1-1:30pm
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
9/29
Friday
Dragon Tea Party
09/29/2017
2:30-3pm
The Reluctant Dragon doesn't want to fight knights or burn villages, but he would love an invitation to tea! Join a friendly dragon for tea, games, and dragon stories.

Free with admission
9/30
Saturday
Shadow Puppet Show
09/30/2017
10:30-11am
Join us for an interactive shadow puppet show. We'll discover the science behind shadow, then tell a story together.

Free with admission
9/30
Saturday
Screen Printing Workshop: DIY Canvas Bag
09/30/2017
11:30am-12:30pm
Explore the process of screen printing during this messy and hands-on workshop. Create a design using pre-cut shapes and screen print your design onto a canvas bag. The perfect workshop to get ready for autumn library trips, after-school activities or adventures at the Farmers' Market.

$10/members, $12/visitors. Register online, call (207) 828-1234 or stop by the front desk.

9/30
Saturday
Stewardship Scouts: Story of a Lake
09/30/2017
3-3:30pm
Have you played in one of Maine's 2,677 lakes this summer? How have people affected lakes and how can we keep our lakes happy and healthy? Gather around our miniature indoor lake and for an interactive story and hands-on science experiment.

Free with admission

October 2017

10/1
Sunday
New Exhibit Event! Voyage to Vietnam: Celebrating the Tet Festival
10/01/2017
10am-5pm
The Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine is proud to announce the opening of Voyage of Vietnam: Celebrating the Tet Festival. Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, dress, and food of Vietnamese culture and traditions. Shop in a Vietnamese market, ride on a scooter, put on a lion dance costume and even make your own fireworks display!

Voyage to Vietnam: Celebrating the Tet Festival was created by Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose and is part of the Freeman Foundation Asian Culture Exhibit Series, funded by the Freeman Foundation and administered by Association of Children's Museums. Today we celebrate the exhibit by making art, sampling of Vietnamese foods, and by acting out a traditional story!

Free with admission