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February 2016

2/9
Tuesday
Germs-a-Glow: A Handwashing Game
02/09/2016
10:45-11:15am
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.

Free with admission.
2/9
Tuesday
Mini Robot Lab (R$)
02/09/2016
11:30am-12pm
Join us to create a tiny robot from scratch! We'll provide the motor and power source, you'll provide the creativity that will give your robot personality.

$10/members, $13/visitors. For tickets call 828-1234 x231 or stop by the front desk.
2/9
Tuesday
Collaborative Art: Ink Stamp Mural
02/09/2016
2:45-3:15pm
Experience the process of working with many artists as we make an ink stamp mural. Add just one stamp to our mural or stay for the whole project!

Free with admission.
2/10
Wednesday
Tide Pool Story Time: Hermit Crab Adventures
02/10/2016
10:45-11:15am
Read Eric Carle's House for Hermit Crab, introduce and learn sea-themed sight words, and meet and touch our live tide pool creatures.

Free with admission
2/10
Wednesday
Jazzy Art Time with Duke Ellington
02/10/2016
2:45-3:45pm
Music is our muse as we celebrate one of the greatest jazz singers, Duke Ellington. Listen to the swing and sway of the tunes and let it inspire your art creation!

Free with admission.
2/10
Wednesday
Valentine's Day Gift Making: Rose Sachets (R$)
02/10/2016
4-5pm
Celebrate Valentine's Day with a creative twist! Decorate a beautiful rose petal sachet to take home to decorate your room, or give to your favorite valentine! All ages are encouraged to take part in this unique Valentine's Day fun!

$7/members, $9/visitors. To register, call 828-1234 x231, register online, or stop by the front desk.
2/11
Thursday
Tiny Tots: Alphabet Hide and Go Seek
02/11/2016
10:15-10:45am
Join us for a dynamic and playful program open to our youngest visitors. This week, we'll work together to find the missing letters in the Toddler Park. Ideal for ages 18-36 months.

Free with admission.
2/11
Thursday
Jazz Time! Story & Music
02/11/2016
10:45-11:45am
Do you play an instrument? Do you like to dance? Come listen to the story of the famous musician Duke Ellington and then get ready to dance as we move and groove to his wild jazzy tunes!

Free with admission.
2/11
Thursday
Birds in Flight
02/11/2016
1:30-2:30pm
Why is it that some birds can fly and some birds can't? Join us to learn what it takes for a bird to soar, and create your own flying bird to take home. We'll play games to compare how different shaped wings and different types of feathers can make flight easier or harder.

Free with admission.
2/11
Thursday
Valentine's Day Gift Making: Rose Sachets (R$)
02/11/2016
2:30-3:30pm
Celebrate Valentine's Day with a creative twist! Decorate a beautiful rose petal sachet to take home to decorate your room, or give to your favorite valentine! All ages are encouraged to take part in this unique Valentine's Day fun!

$7/members, $9/visitors plus admission. To register, call 828-1234 x231, register online, or stop by the front desk.
2/11
Thursday
Meet the Masters: Draw like Michelangelo
02/11/2016
3:30-4:30pm
Join us to learn all about the artist Michelangelo, observe some of his most famous paintings, and test out the fun technique he used to paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. Here's a hint: it involves crawling under the table!

Free with admission.
2/12
Friday
Winter Marble Painting
02/12/2016
10:45-11:15am
Come paint a snowy scene with help from glass marbles and our painting tubes. We'll shake, rattle, and roll marbles in your favorite winter colors and magically paint a wintry masterpiece.

Free with admission.
2/12
Friday
Clap out a Beat: Hip Hop Dog
02/12/2016
11:30am-12pm
Here's a doggy fable we can rap together! Children and their caregivers will lay down a hip hop beat, and we'll sing you a canine fable you'll never forget!

Free with admission.
2/12
Friday
Explore Dinosaurs
02/12/2016
1:30-2:30pm
Rooaar... Who's there? A dinosaur! Join us to imagine a world filled with these fascinating beasts as we delve into our dinosaur fossil replicas, dig for dinosaur bones and create make-believe dinosaur fossils. We'll also have a chance to touch a real dinosaur fossil from the Museum & Theatre's collection!

Free with admission.
2/12
Friday
Main Stage Performance: You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown
02/12/2016
4pm
Join the Peanuts Gang as they take over the Dress-Up Theatre and bring us tales and songs from a typical day in the life of Charlie Brown. From optimism to utter despair, join this gang of friends in a lighthearted musical that has captivated young audiences since 1967.

Musical Direction by Brittany Cook.

You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown is produced with permission from Tams-Witmark Musical Library, Inc.

Book, music and lyrics by Clark Gesner. Based on the characters created by Charles M. Schulz in his comic strip Peanuts.

Tickets go on sale on January 21st at 5pm!
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2/13
Saturday
Owl Pellet Dissection (R$)
02/13/2016
11-11:45am
Owls may appear calm and wise, but did you know that they are also vicious nighttime hunters? Delve into the eating habits of owls in this hands-on science workshop. Each participant will get his/her own owl pellet to dissect so that we can see for ourselves what an owl ate for dinner!

Suggested for ages 4 and up. Caregivers are welcome to participate. $5/members, $7/visitors plus admission. For tickets call 828-1234 x231 or stop by the front desk.
2/13
Saturday
Valentine's Day Eye Dropper Art
02/13/2016
12:15-1:15pm
Explore the technique of painting with glue, salt, and watercolor as we create unique valentines just in time for Valentine's Day!

Free with admission.
2/13
Saturday
Main Stage Performance: You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown
02/13/2016
1pm
Join the Peanuts Gang as they take over the Dress-Up Theatre and bring us tales and songs from a typical day in the life of Charlie Brown. From optimism to utter despair, join this gang of friends in a lighthearted musical that has captivated young audiences since 1967.

Musical Direction by Brittany Cook.

You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown is produced with permission from Tams-Witmark Musical Library, Inc.

Book, music and lyrics by Clark Gesner. Based on the characters created by Charles M. Schulz in his comic strip Peanuts.

Tickets go on sale on January 21st at 5pm!
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2/13
Saturday
Science Spotlight
02/13/2016
3:15-4:15pm
The Museum & Theatre's collection includes live animal, fossil, and rock specimens waiting to be uncovered. Join our science educators on our weekly Science Spotlight as we highlight the incredible world of reptiles, dinosaurs, insects, fossils, and more.

Free with admission
2/13
Saturday
Main Stage Performance: You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown
02/13/2016
4pm
Join the Peanuts Gang as they take over the Dress-Up Theatre and bring us tales and songs from a typical day in the life of Charlie Brown. From optimism to utter despair, join this gang of friends in a lighthearted musical that has captivated young audiences since 1967.

Musical Direction by Brittany Cook.

You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown is produced with permission from Tams-Witmark Musical Library, Inc.

Book, music and lyrics by Clark Gesner. Based on the characters created by Charles M. Schulz in his comic strip Peanuts.

Tickets go on sale on January 21st at 5pm!
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2/14
Sunday
Love Day!
02/14/2016
10am-5pm
Celebrate Valentine's Day, Museum & Theatre style! Make heart-shaped pancakes, construct anatomical heart art, make a love-bug craft and listen to your own heartbeat!
2/14
Sunday
Pancake Valentine Sunday
02/14/2016
10:30-11:30am
Wake up to heart-shaped pancakes at the Museum & Theatre! Together we will measure ingredients and mix the batter to whip up this breakfast treat. Once golden brown, pancakes will be served while we read the pancake themed story If You Give a Pig a Pancake by Laura Numeroff.

Free with admission.
2/14
Sunday
Main Stage Performance: You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown
02/14/2016
1pm
Join the Peanuts Gang as they take over the Dress-Up Theatre and bring us tales and songs from a typical day in the life of Charlie Brown. From optimism to utter despair, join this gang of friends in a lighthearted musical that has captivated young audiences since 1967.

Musical Direction by Brittany Cook.

You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown is produced with permission from Tams-Witmark Musical Library, Inc.

Book, music and lyrics by Clark Gesner. Based on the characters created by Charles M. Schulz in his comic strip Peanuts.

Tickets go on sale on January 21st at 5pm!
Enter your email address to receive a reminder of this event!
2/14
Sunday
Valentine's Day Gift Making: Rose Sachets (R$)
02/14/2016
2:30-3:30pm
Celebrate Valentine's Day with a creative twist! Decorate a beautiful rose petal sachet to take home to decorate your room, or give to your favorite valentine! All ages are encouraged to take part in this unique Valentine's Day fun!

$7/members, $9/visitors plus admission. To register, call 828-1234 x231, register online, or stop by the front desk.
2/14
Sunday
Anatomical Heart Valentine
02/14/2016
3:30-4pm
Hearts are everywhere on Valentine's Day, but have you ever thought about what your actual heart looks like? Come discover what's beating inside of each of us by creating an anatomical heart craft!

Free with admission.
2/14
Sunday
Main Stage Performance: You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown
02/14/2016
4pm
Join the Peanuts Gang as they take over the Dress-Up Theatre and bring us tales and songs from a typical day in the life of Charlie Brown. From optimism to utter despair, join this gang of friends in a lighthearted musical that has captivated young audiences since 1967.

Musical Direction by Brittany Cook.

You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown is produced with permission from Tams-Witmark Musical Library, Inc.

Book, music and lyrics by Clark Gesner. Based on the characters created by Charles M. Schulz in his comic strip Peanuts.

Tickets go on sale on January 21st at 5pm!
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2/15
Monday
Musical Monday Art Time
02/15/2016
10-10:30am
Music is our muse as we celebrate one of the greatest jazz singers of all time, Duke Ellington. Come listen to the swing and sway of the tunes and let it inspire your art creation!

Free with admission.
2/15
Monday
Jazz Time! Story & Music
02/15/2016
2:30-3pm
Do you play an instrument? Do you like to dance? Come listen to the story of the famous musician Duke Ellington and then get ready to dance as we move and groove to his wild jazzy tunes!

Free with admission.
2/16
Tuesday
Science Exploration Mini-Camp (R$)
02/16/2016
9am-12pm
Join us for three days of curiosity-quenching science exploration! We'll use the Museum & Theatre's exhibits and natural artifacts as prompts for fun experiments, art projects, and games. We'll travel to the deep sea with puppets and costumes, learn about the stars in the night sky within our mini planetarium, investigate dinosaur fossil replicas, and practice our scientific sleuthing skills all along the way!

This is a drop-off camp for ages 5-8 that runs 2/16-2/18. $90/members, $120/visitors. To register call 828-1234 x231 or stop by the front desk

Please sign up early! This workshop requires three or more registrations to run, and may be cancelled if sufficient registrations are not received by 5pm the day before the workshop.
2/16
Tuesday
Meet the Masters: Mary Cassatt
02/16/2016
10:45-11:15am
Who was Mary Cassatt? Learn about this famous Impressionist, compare and contrast her various portraits of people wearing hats or bonnets, and make your own hat or bonnet.

Free with admission.
2/16
Tuesday
Felting Planets & Comets Workshop (R$)
02/16/2016
1:30-2pm
Discover the process of felting with colorful wool. Pick your favorite colors, design a planet or comet, and turn your design into reality with soap and water.

$5/members, $7/visitors plus admission. Each child will make one planet or comet. To register, call 828-1234x231, register online, or stop by the front desk. Recommended for children ages 3 and up.
2/16
Tuesday
Collaborative Art: Mural Collage
02/16/2016
2:45-3:15pm
Experience the process of working with many artists as we work together to create a large-scale collage. Add just one piece of paper or stay for the whole project!

Free with admission.
2/17
Wednesday
Design Your Own Superhero
02/17/2016
10:45-11:15am
What super power will your hero have? What kind of props and tools will your hero need to save the world? Create your own superhero, then send your hero flying into the air with our balloon rocket launcher.

Free with admission.
2/17
Wednesday
Main Stage Performance: You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown
02/17/2016
11am
Join the Peanuts Gang as they take over the Dress-Up Theatre and bring us tales and songs from a typical day in the life of Charlie Brown. From optimism to utter despair, join this gang of friends in a lighthearted musical that has captivated young audiences since 1967.

Musical Direction by Brittany Cook.

You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown is produced with permission from Tams-Witmark Musical Library, Inc.

Book, music and lyrics by Clark Gesner. Based on the characters created by Charles M. Schulz in his comic strip Peanuts.

Tickets go on sale on January 21st at 5pm!
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2/17
Wednesday
Butter Making Workshop (R$)
02/17/2016
2-3pm
Experience butter making as we make our own batch of creamy butter! Learn about the process of butter making from the farm to creamery to your refrigerator, then try your hand at making your own butter. Each child will make one small jar to bring home.

$5/members, $6/visitors plus admission. Each child will make one small jar to take home. To register, call 828-1234 x231, register online, or stop by the front desk. Recommended for children ages 4 and up.
2/17
Wednesday
Main Stage Performance: You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown
02/17/2016
2pm
Join the Peanuts Gang as they take over the Dress-Up Theatre and bring us tales and songs from a typical day in the life of Charlie Brown. From optimism to utter despair, join this gang of friends in a lighthearted musical that has captivated young audiences since 1967.

Musical Direction by Brittany Cook.

You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown is produced with permission from Tams-Witmark Musical Library, Inc.

Book, music and lyrics by Clark Gesner. Based on the characters created by Charles M. Schulz in his comic strip Peanuts.

Tickets go on sale on January 21st at 5pm!
Enter your email address to receive a reminder of this event!
2/17
Wednesday
Jazzy Art Time with Louis Armstrong
02/17/2016
2:45-3:45pm
Music is our muse as we celebrate one of the greatest jazz singers, Louis Armstrong. Listen to the swing and sway of the tunes and let it inspire your art creation!

Free with admission.
2/18
Thursday
Tiny Tots: Number Hide and Go Seek
02/18/2016
10:15-10:45am
Join us for a dynamic and playful program open to our youngest visitors. This week, we'll work together to find the missing numbers in the Toddler Park. Ideal for ages 18-36 months.

Free with admission.
2/18
Thursday
Korean Games
02/18/2016
10:45-11:45am
Join us to learn how to play Yut Nori, a traditional Korean game that is often played during this time of year -- the Lunar New Year! This game is easy to learn and fun for all ages.

Free with admission.
2/18
Thursday
Main Stage Performance: You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown
02/18/2016
11am
Join the Peanuts Gang as they take over the Dress-Up Theatre and bring us tales and songs from a typical day in the life of Charlie Brown. From optimism to utter despair, join this gang of friends in a lighthearted musical that has captivated young audiences since 1967.

Musical Direction by Brittany Cook.

You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown is produced with permission from Tams-Witmark Musical Library, Inc.

Book, music and lyrics by Clark Gesner. Based on the characters created by Charles M. Schulz in his comic strip Peanuts.

Tickets go on sale on January 21st at 5pm!
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2/18
Thursday
Kid Chemistry Lab
02/18/2016
1-2pm
How do glow-in-the-dark stickers get their glow? Why does oil float on water? Join us for an hour of playful experiments and games as we discover the magic of chemistry in the world around us.

Free with admission.
2/18
Thursday
Main Stage Performance: You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown
02/18/2016
2pm
Join the Peanuts Gang as they take over the Dress-Up Theatre and bring us tales and songs from a typical day in the life of Charlie Brown. From optimism to utter despair, join this gang of friends in a lighthearted musical that has captivated young audiences since 1967.

Musical Direction by Brittany Cook.

You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown is produced with permission from Tams-Witmark Musical Library, Inc.

Book, music and lyrics by Clark Gesner. Based on the characters created by Charles M. Schulz in his comic strip Peanuts.

Tickets go on sale on January 21st at 5pm!
Enter your email address to receive a reminder of this event!
2/18
Thursday
Meet the Masters: M.C. Escher and Tessellation Art
02/18/2016
2:45-3:45pm
Who was M.C. Escher? Learn about this famous artist and how he used repeating patterns in artwork, test out our Escher-inspired lizard puzzle, and use repeating patterns to create your own masterpiece.

Free with admission.
2/19
Friday
Rhythm Story Time
02/19/2016
10:15-10:45am
It's time to explore our musical instrument collection! Using various percussion instruments, help tell a story with a beat in this interactive story time.

Free with admission.
2/19
Friday
Visit a Bug Biologist's Lab! Offsite Field Trip (R$)
02/19/2016
11am-12pm
Join science educator Laura Poppick on a family field trip to a biology lab at the University of Southern Maine in Portland! USM biologist Dave Champlin will lead us through a series of interactive science experiments exploring the incredible lives of caterpillars and moths. We'll hold and handle caterpillars at different life stages, learn how to use basic scientific tools, and create an art project to take home. We'll also have time to explore dozens of other preserved natural specimens in the lab, and take a tour of the science building!

Recommended for ages 4+. $5/person members, $7/person visitors. Personal transportation required. To register, call 207-828-1234 ext. 231, stop by the front desk, or register online.

*Personal transportation is required for this field trip. Participants will receive a confirmation letter upon registering with information about parking at the USM Portland campus.
2/19
Friday
Main Stage Performance: You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown
02/19/2016
1pm
Join the Peanuts Gang as they take over the Dress-Up Theatre and bring us tales and songs from a typical day in the life of Charlie Brown. From optimism to utter despair, join this gang of friends in a lighthearted musical that has captivated young audiences since 1967.

Musical Direction by Brittany Cook.

You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown is produced with permission from Tams-Witmark Musical Library, Inc.

Book, music and lyrics by Clark Gesner. Based on the characters created by Charles M. Schulz in his comic strip Peanuts.

Tickets go on sale on January 21st at 5pm!
Enter your email address to receive a reminder of this event!
2/19
Friday
Meet the Masters: Frida Kahlo
02/19/2016
2:15-3:15pm
Who was Frida Kahlo? Learn all about this great artist and how the natural world inspired her portraits. We'll take a look at some of her famous works, focus on how she adorned her body with the natural world, and make a Kahlo-inspired egg carton crown.

Free with admission.
2/19
Friday
Main Stage Performance: You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown
02/19/2016
4pm
Join the Peanuts Gang as they take over the Dress-Up Theatre and bring us tales and songs from a typical day in the life of Charlie Brown. From optimism to utter despair, join this gang of friends in a lighthearted musical that has captivated young audiences since 1967.

Musical Direction by Brittany Cook.

You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown is produced with permission from Tams-Witmark Musical Library, Inc.

Book, music and lyrics by Clark Gesner. Based on the characters created by Charles M. Schulz in his comic strip Peanuts.

Tickets go on sale on January 21st at 5pm!
Enter your email address to receive a reminder of this event!
2/20
Saturday
Sparks' Ark Live Animal Show (R$)
02/20/2016
10:30-11am
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 flying squirrel! Reservations highly recommended.

$4/person plus admission. For tickets call 828-1234 x231 or stop by the front desk.
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2/20
Saturday
Sparks' Ark Live Animal Show (R$)
02/20/2016
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 flying squirrel! Reservations highly recommended.

$4/person plus admission. For tickets call 828-1234 x231 or stop by the front desk.
Enter your email address to receive a reminder of this event!
2/20
Saturday
Germs-a-Glow: A Handwashing Game
02/20/2016
11:45am-12:15pm
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.

Free with admission.
2/20
Saturday
Main Stage Performance: You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown
02/20/2016
1pm
Join the Peanuts Gang as they take over the Dress-Up Theatre and bring us tales and songs from a typical day in the life of Charlie Brown. From optimism to utter despair, join this gang of friends in a lighthearted musical that has captivated young audiences since 1967.

Musical Direction by Brittany Cook.

You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown is produced with permission from Tams-Witmark Musical Library, Inc.

Book, music and lyrics by Clark Gesner. Based on the characters created by Charles M. Schulz in his comic strip Peanuts.

Tickets go on sale on January 21st at 5pm!
Enter your email address to receive a reminder of this event!
2/20
Saturday
Science Spotlight
02/20/2016
3:15-4:15pm
The Museum & Theatre's collection includes live animal, fossil, and rock specimens waiting to be uncovered. Join our science educators on our weekly Science Spotlight as we highlight the incredible world of reptiles, dinosaurs, insects, fossils, and more.

Free with admission
2/20
Saturday
Main Stage Performance: You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown
02/20/2016
4pm
Join the Peanuts Gang as they take over the Dress-Up Theatre and bring us tales and songs from a typical day in the life of Charlie Brown. From optimism to utter despair, join this gang of friends in a lighthearted musical that has captivated young audiences since 1967.

Musical Direction by Brittany Cook.

You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown is produced with permission from Tams-Witmark Musical Library, Inc.

Book, music and lyrics by Clark Gesner. Based on the characters created by Charles M. Schulz in his comic strip Peanuts.

Tickets go on sale on January 21st at 5pm!
Enter your email address to receive a reminder of this event!
2/21
Sunday
Celebrate National Engineers Week!
02/21/2016
9am-5pm
Join us to celebrate the wonders of tinkering during National Engineers Week! Throughout the week we'll hone our engineering skills with playful cooking projects, building challenges, robot relays, and more!
2/21
Sunday
Young Inventors: Build a Rube Goldberg Machine!
02/21/2016
10:45-11:45am
Calling all inventors! Did you know Rube Goldberg was a cartoonist who used everyday objects to make inventions? Let's learn about Goldberg's fun and silly inventions and then use the Museum & Theatre's giant blue blocks, foam noodles, string and buckets to make a contraption to knock over a barrel of balls!

Free with admission.
2/21
Sunday
Winter Bubble Science & Wand Making (R$)
02/21/2016
12-1pm
Let's find out what happens to bubbles when they freeze! Make a bubble wand, play a bubble science game and then head outside for some frozen bubble fun!

$5/members, $7/visitors. To register, call 828-1234 x231, register online, or stop by the front desk.
2/21
Sunday
Main Stage Performance: You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown
02/21/2016
1pm
Join the Peanuts Gang as they take over the Dress-Up Theatre and bring us tales and songs from a typical day in the life of Charlie Brown. From optimism to utter despair, join this gang of friends in a lighthearted musical that has captivated young audiences since 1967.

Musical Direction by Brittany Cook.

You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown is produced with permission from Tams-Witmark Musical Library, Inc.

Book, music and lyrics by Clark Gesner. Based on the characters created by Charles M. Schulz in his comic strip Peanuts.

Tickets go on sale on January 21st at 5pm!
Enter your email address to receive a reminder of this event!
2/21
Sunday
Parachute Snowstorm!
02/21/2016
2:45-3:15pm
Get ready for an indoor snowstorm! Together we will 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 blizzard!

Free with admission.
2/21
Sunday
Main Stage Performance: You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown
02/21/2016
4pm
Join the Peanuts Gang as they take over the Dress-Up Theatre and bring us tales and songs from a typical day in the life of Charlie Brown. From optimism to utter despair, join this gang of friends in a lighthearted musical that has captivated young audiences since 1967.

Musical Direction by Brittany Cook.

You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown is produced with permission from Tams-Witmark Musical Library, Inc.

Book, music and lyrics by Clark Gesner. Based on the characters created by Charles M. Schulz in his comic strip Peanuts.

Tickets go on sale on January 21st at 5pm!
Enter your email address to receive a reminder of this event!
2/22
Monday
Members' Monday
02/22/2016
9-11am
This is a special time when the Museum & Theatre is open just for members. The Museum & Theatre is open to the public Tuesday-Sunday 10am-5pm. Want to become a member? Join today!
2/22
Monday
Members' Monday: "Mr. Moon" Art Time
02/22/2016
9:30-10am
It's the full moon tonight! Come learn about the phases of the moon with this creative art project. We'll use a variety of materials -- including tissue-paper, brushes, and sticks -- to splatter, draw and paint a spectacular full moon. While we paint, we will learn the song "Mr. Moon"!

Free with admission.
2/22
Monday
Members' Monday: Invention Cookies (R$)
02/22/2016
10:30-11am
Did you know chocolate chip cookies were invented by accident? Working as a team we will measure, mix and improvise to invent our own unique and delicious cookie! We will make recipes to take home. Who knows, maybe one day our invention cookie will be as famous as the chocolate chip cookie! Ideal for ages 3+.

$5/members, $7/visitors plus admission. To register, call 207-828-1234 x231, register online, or stop by the front desk.
2/23
Tuesday
Robot Relays
02/23/2016
10:45-11:15am
Come play with our collection of tiny homemade robots! Learn how the robots run with motors and circuits. Then help the robots make their way around obstacle courses, use the robots as artistic tools, and have robot races!

Free with admission
2/23
Tuesday
Invention Cookies (R$)
02/23/2016
11:30am-12pm
Did you know chocolate chip cookies were invented by accident? Working as a team we will measure, mix and improvise to invent our own unique and delicious cookie! We will make recipes to take home. Who knows, maybe one day our invention cookie will be as famous as the chocolate chip cookie! Ideal for ages 3+.

$5/members, $7/visitors plus admission. To register, call 207-828-1234 x231, register online, or stop by the front desk.
2/23
Tuesday
Explore Engineering
02/23/2016
1:30-2:30pm
Celebrate National Engineers Week with us by tinkering with some fun gadgets! We'll explore the basics of electrical circuits, experiment with pulleys and gears, and learn how to use these tools to solve challenges around the Museum & Theatre!

Free with admission.
2/23
Tuesday
Collaborative Art: Winter Landscape Painting
02/23/2016
2:45-3:15pm
Experience the process of working with many artists as we create a winter landscape mural. Add just one snowman or stay for the whole process!

Free with admission.
2/24
Wednesday
Ice Castle Building
02/24/2016
10:45-11:15am
We'll discuss the architectural features of castles and make our own castles out of ice cubes. Experiment with this chilly building technique as we test our design and building skills.

Free with admission.
2/24
Wednesday
Invention Cookies (R$)
02/24/2016
11:30am-12pm
Did you know chocolate chip cookies were invented by accident? Working as a team we will measure, mix and improvise to invent our own unique and delicious cookie! We will make recipes to take home. Who knows, maybe one day our invention cookie will be as famous as the chocolate chip cookie! Ideal for ages 3+.

$5/members, $7/visitors plus admission. To register, call 207-828-1234 x231, register online, or stop by the front desk.
2/24
Wednesday
Young Inventors: Build a Rube Goldberg Machine!
02/24/2016
2:45-3:45pm
Calling all inventors! Did you know Rube Goldberg was a cartoonist who used everyday objects to make inventions? Let's learn about Goldberg's fun and silly inventions and then use the Museum & Theatre's giant blue blocks, foam noodles, string and buckets to make a contraption to knock over a barrel of balls!

Free with admission.
2/25
Thursday
Tiny Tots: Polar Bear Games
02/25/2016
10:15-10:45am
Join us for a dynamic and playful program open to our youngest visitors. This week, we'll learn all about polar bears in honor of National Polar Bear Day. Read a polar bear story, learn how polar bears stay warm, and play an iceberg game.

Free with admission.
2/25
Thursday
Parachute Snowstorm!
02/25/2016
10:45-11:15am
Get ready for an indoor snowstorm! Together we will 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 blizzard!

Free with admission.
2/25
Thursday
Bridge Building
02/25/2016
1:30-2:30pm
Celebrate National Engineers Week by building strong bridges out of funky materials! We'll have a variety of dry foods and other fun materials that we'll use to build sturdy structures. Will yours be strong enough to hold the Museum & Theatre's purple mammoth figurine?

Free with admission.
2/25
Thursday
Meet the Masters: Draw like Michelangelo
02/25/2016
2:45-3:45pm
Join us to learn all about the artist Michelangelo, observe some of his most famous paintings, and test out the fun technique he used to paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. Here's a hint: it involves crawling under the table!

Free with admission.
2/25
Thursday
Junior Engineers: Camera Crafters (R$)
02/25/2016
4-5pm
Have you ever wondered how a camera really works? In this workshop we'll build a digital camera from scratch as a group and then learn how to make our own simple paper cameras with household materials to take home! We'll start our workshop with a private tour of the Museum & Theatre's Camera Obscura and then dive into our engineering projects.

This is a drop-off program recommended for ages 5+. Space is limited so sign up today!

$15/members, $18/visitors. To register, call 207-828-1234x231 or stop by the front desk.

Please sign up early! This workshop requires two or more registrations to run, and may be cancelled if sufficient registrations are not received by 5pm the day before the workshop.
2/26
Friday
Rhythm Story Time
02/26/2016
10:15-10:45am
It's time to explore our musical instrument collection! Using various percussion instruments, help tell a story with a beat in this interactive story time.

Free with admission.
2/26
Friday
Scarf Juggling
02/26/2016
10:45-11:15am
Explore the art of juggling! We'll toss and twirl colorful scarves as we learn the basics of juggling.

Free with admission.
2/26
Friday
Explore Engineering
02/26/2016
1:30-2pm
Celebrate National Engineers Week with us by tinkering with some fun gadgets! We'll explore the basics of electrical circuits, experiment with pulleys and gears, and learn how to use these tools to solve challenges around the Museum & Theatre!

Free with admission.
2/26
Friday
Explore Nature Art: Turtles & Tortoises (Ages 5-8) (R$)
02/26/2016
4-5pm
Discover the incredible world of turtles through creative art projects! In this four-session drop-off class designed for ages 5-8, we'll become experts on the Museum and Theatre's live yellow bellied slider turtles along with various other types of turtles and tortoises. Participants will get to handle real turtle specimens, learn how turtles have evolved over time and tell turtle stories, all while developing our unique art projects using a variety of dynamic materials.

This is a drop-off program and space is limited so sign up today!

Turtles & Tortoises is a four-session class meeting on Fridays February 26th, March 4nd, March 11th, and March 18th. To register, call 207-828-1234 x 231, register online, or stop by the front desk. $60/members, $80/visitors.

Please sign up early! This workshop requires three or more registrations to run, and may be cancelled if sufficient registrations are not received by 5pm the day before the workshop.
2/27
Saturday
Squid Dissection (R$)
02/27/2016
11-11:45am
Did you know squid crush their food with bird-like beaks and have a gland full of ink they spray when scared? Join science educator Laura Poppick to learn all about squid - inside and out - in this hands-on dissection workshop! We''ll compare the squid's body to our own bodies, discover how sea creatures live their lives underwater, and create sketches of our dissection to take home. Suggested for ages 4 and up. Caregivers are welcome to participate.

$5/members, $7/visitors plus admission. For tickets call 828-1234 x231 or stop by the front desk.
2/27
Saturday
National Polar Bear Day Celebration
02/27/2016
12:15-1:15pm
We'll honor National Polar Bear Day by reading a polar bear story, discovering how polar bears stay warm, and playing an iceberg game!

Free with admission.
2/27
Saturday
Improv Show: Mainey Acts (R$)
02/27/2016
1-1:30pm
Mainey Acts is an Improvisation Theatre Troupe with kids and adults onstage together! In the spirit of shows like "Whose Line is it Anyway?", whole families, local actors and actors in our own children's theatre will create scenes based on suggestions from the audience! We welcome participation on all levels, and there are plenty of opportunities to get onstage yourself! If you'd like to learn more about how to be part of our improv troupe, contact reba@kitetails.org for more details.

Mainey Acts is sponsored by Yankee Restoration & Building.

$3/members, $4/visitors plus admission. For tickets call 828-1234 x231 or stop by the front desk.
2/27
Saturday
Puppet Show: Kids on the Block: Superears and Bionic Legs
02/27/2016
2:30-3pm
Check out our troupe of life-sized educational puppets with real stories just like real kids! In Superears, Brenda introduces us to Renaldo, who explains, "I don't mind when you use words like, 'look' or 'see'". In Bionic Legs, Mark explains how his "cruiser" helps him get around. 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
2/27
Saturday
Science Spotlight
02/27/2016
3:15-4:15pm
The Museum & Theatre's collection includes live animal, fossil, and rock specimens waiting to be uncovered. Join our science educators on our weekly Science Spotlight as we highlight the incredible world of reptiles, dinosaurs, insects, fossils, and more.

Free with admission
2/28
Sunday
Pancake Sunday
02/28/2016
10:45-11:45am
Wake up to pancakes at the Children's Museum & Theatre! Together we will measure ingredients and mix the batter to whip up this breakfast treat. Once golden brown, pancakes will be served alongside the pancake themed story Tyler Makes Pancakes by Tyler Florence.

Free with admission.
2/28
Sunday
Mini Movie Makers: Hidden Treasure (R$)
02/28/2016
1-2:30pm
Calling all movie makers! In this afternoon workshop, you'll get to make your own stop-motion animated movie! See examples of some of the first stop-motion animation, and then using clay, paper and markers, we will bring a character to life. This class will inspire every child's unique creativity while teaching the art of story creation. We will glean inspiration from the witty story, Sam & Dave Dig a Hole by Mac Barnett. Where will your hole lead?

This is a drop-off program ideal for ages 6+. $20/members, $25/visitors. To register, call 828-1234 x231, register online, or stop by the front desk.

Please sign up early! This workshop requires two or more registrations to run, and may be cancelled if sufficient registrations are not received by 5pm the day before the workshop.
2/28
Sunday
Jazz Time! Story & Music
02/28/2016
3-3:30pm
Do you play an instrument? Do you like to dance? Come listen to the story of the famous musician Duke Ellington and then get ready to dance as we move and groove to his wild jazzy tunes!

Free with admission.
2/29
Monday
Members' Monday
02/29/2016
9-11am
This is a special time when the Museum & Theatre is open just for members. The Museum & Theatre is open to the public Tuesday-Sunday 10am-5pm. Want to become a member? Join today!
2/29
Monday
Members' Monday: Marshmallow Monuments
02/29/2016
10-10:30am
Get ready to build! Experiment with making different shapes with marshmallows and craft sticks. Can you make a house for our pig friend? Or a marshmallow tree branch for our bird friend? Use your imagination to see where marshmallows can take you!

Free with admission.