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January 2017

1/20
Friday
Puppet Show: Mixed Up Chameleon
01/20/2017
10:15-10:45am
Come help a very mixed up chameleon figure out how he feels.

Free with admission
1/20
Friday
Fire Safety Friday
01/20/2017
10:30-11:30am
It's our favorite Friday! Join us for a chance to meet Portland's firefighters, dependent on firefighter availability. If the firefighters are too busy fighting fires to join us, we'll write letters to them, thanking them for keeping us safe, then play together in our firetruck exhibit.

Free with admission
1/20
Friday
Camera Obscura: Where Science Meets Art
01/20/2017
11-11:30am
Join us as we explore how artists used camera obscuras to create perfect perspective, then try your hand at tracing a panoramic view of Portland.

Free with admission
1/20
Friday
Science: Magnet Madness
01/20/2017
11:30am-12pm
Feel the force of magnetic attraction as we explore the Museum & Theatre's collection of eclectic magnets! From magnetite rocks to magnetic spheres, horseshoes and rods, we'll discover the invisible power of metals.

Free with admission
1/20
Friday
Star Show: Aesop's Fables
01/20/2017
2-2:30pm
Join us in Space Shuttle where we will look for characters from some of Aesop's fables in the night sky and tell the stories of those we find!

Free with admission
1/20
Friday
Meet the Arts: Pablo Picasso
01/20/2017
3-3:30pm
Observe Picasso's Blue Period pieces and try your hand at painting in only one color: blue!

Free with admission
1/21
Saturday
Play Our Way: Sensory Saturday
01/21/2017
9-10am
Come experience the Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine during a low-key, inclusive playtime for children with sensory integration challenges. Play in our exhibits during a quiet time and meet other families from the community.

This is a perfect time for families affected by Autism, Down syndrome, Sensory Processing Disorder, or other challenges to experience the Museum & Theatre. Our staff will make special adjustments to our normal exhibit lighting and sound design; noise-reducing headphones will be available. A limited number of visitors will be admitted to ensure a calm and welcoming play environment.

Now FREE thanks to our long-time partner WEX! Please RSVP to Lily at lily@kitetails.org or (207) 828-1234 ext. 227
1/21
Saturday
Summer Fun in the Snow
01/21/2017
10am-4:30pm
Hold onto your hats and sunglasses, it's Summer in the Snow at the Museum & Theatre! First, we'll shake off those winter blues with a Beach Ball Dance Party in the Playscape. Then, we'll touch LIVE sea creatures, create sea shell art, learn about Maine's largest summer tourists (whales), and much, much more! Come for one festive program or stay for the whole day.

10:15-10:45am
Summer Fun Dance Party
Join us as we boogie to summer tunes and pass beach balls around in the Playscape. Show off your dance moves or party on the play structure as we kick off Summer Fun in the Snow. Free with admission

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

11:30am-12:30pm
Paint a Lobster Buoy
Discover the tradition of painting a lobster buoy. Learn about the history of lobstering in Maine, sketch a design onto your own buoy, then make your vision a reality with colorful paint. Each buoy measures approximately 12 inches. Register online, call (207) 828-1234 ext. 231, or stop by the front desk. $12/members, $14/visitors

2-2:30pm
The Sneetches on the Beaches!
Sneetches, big and small! We are excited to announce that Sylvester McMonkey McBean has arrived with his infamous star on and star off machines! Become a sneetch on the Playscape beach today at the Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine. Don't worry, if you have a star on your belly, you can get it removed and if you do have a star, we can help you with that too as we act out the classic tale of The Sneetches, by Dr. Seuss. Free with admission

3:30-4:30pm
Science Spotlight: Bats at the Beach
The Museum & Theatre's collection includes live animal, fossil, and rock specimens waiting to be uncovered. Join our science educator during our weekly Science Spotlight as we highlight the incredible world of reptiles, dinosaurs, insects, and more. This week, we'll read the book Bats at the Beach and imagine what it would be like to go to the beach as a nocturnal animal-like a bat! Free with admission
1/21
Saturday
Paint a Lobster Buoy
01/21/2017
11:30am-12:30pm
Discover the tradition of painting a lobster buoy. Learn about the history of lobstering in Maine, sketch a design onto your own buoy, then make your vision a reality with colorful paint. Each buoy measures approximately 12 inches.

$12/members, $14/visitors. Register online, call (207) 828-1234 ext. 231, or stop by the front desk.
1/22
Sunday
Live Creature Feature: Watercolors by the Sea
01/22/2017
10:15-10:45am
Explore creatures in their habitats in the tide pool touch tank and capture what you see in your own watercolor painting.

Free with admission
1/22
Sunday
Waponahki Paint Pals
01/22/2017
10:30-11:30am
Make a friend through art! This winter, the Museum & Theatre is hosting the Waponahki Student Art Show on loan from the Abbe Museum in Bar Harbor Maine. Come explore the artwork painted by children like you who are members of one of the four Native Tribes in Maine. See how they depict their lives through art. Then you get the chance to create an art piece in response. Draw, paint, or print a picture of your favorite animal, or family, or something that represents you. Your finished art piece will travel back to the Waponahki student artists, so they get to learn a little about you too!

This exciting art exchange is sponsored by the P. W. Sprague Memorial Foundation.

Free with admission
1/22
Sunday
Art and Imagination Workshop: A Private Boat Sailed By...
01/22/2017
11:30am-12:30pm
Transport yourself to your very own land of Where the Wild Things Are, with two of the most important pieces of the story: a private boat, and your own imagination. Sculpt and paint your own boat and set sail. Together, we'll return back home to a "still hot" treat of warm soup! Take your handmade boat home at the end of the workshop. Recommended for ages 4+.

$5/members, $7/visitors. Register for this workshop online, at the front desk, or call (207) 828-1234 ext. 229.
1/22
Sunday
A Trip to the Paint Store
01/22/2017
1:30-2pm
Let's go to the paint store! Work as a paint technician, mixing up new colors, naming them, and then preserving them on sample cards to take home.

Free with admission
1/22
Sunday
Theatre: The Paper Bag Princess Stage Story
01/22/2017
3:30-4pm
Help the princess trick the fearsome dragon to save the prince.

Free with admission
1/23
Monday
Members' Monday: Face Painting
01/23/2017
10-10:30am
We're getting silly with face paint! Get a lion's mane, zebra stripes, or a pretty picture painted on your cheek or hand.

Free with admission
1/24
Tuesday
Little Kid Morning Out: Caps for Sale
01/24/2017
10:15-11:15am
Need a cabin fever reliever? Looking for a way to socialize with other parents and caregivers? Join us for a dynamic morning of programming. This week, we'll read Caps for Sale and as we act out this classic tale about cheeky monkeys who steal caps from a peddler. Then, we'll explore our sensory table, play a monkey-themed movement game, and create your own paper cap to take home. If you are willing and able, please bring in a new or gently used hat (or mittens, gloves, or scarf) to be donated to Maine children in need.

Free with admission
1/24
Tuesday
Creature Feature: The Bees Knees
01/24/2017
11-11:30am
Learn about the things our live honey bees love. Then we'll dance just like the bees do!

Free with admission
1/24
Tuesday
Star Show: Constellation Yoga
01/24/2017
11:30am-12pm
Stretch like Leo the Lion and bend like Ursa Major the Bear during this interactive, movement-based star show.

Free with admission
1/24
Tuesday
Camera Obscura: Into an Eyeball
01/24/2017
12-12:30pm
Learn all about how your eyes work and then use the power of light to see a panoramic view of Portland.

Free with admission
1/24
Tuesday
Meet the Arts: Textured Finger Painting
01/24/2017
2-2:30pm
Explore your tactile senses in this all-hands art process. Feel slippery, gritty, and lumpy paint, and experiment with different textures on paper.

Free with admission
1/24
Tuesday
Waponahki Student Art Show Opening
01/24/2017
3:30-5pm
Help us celebrate our new art exhibit that allows us to explore the Native Tribes in Maine through the eyes of children. This winter, the Museum & Theatre is hosting the Waponahki Student Art Show on loan from the Abbe Museum in Bar Harbor, Maine. This annual art show is created in partnership with Maine Indian Education and showcases 45 pieces of art created by children in grades K-12 from all four federally recognized Tribes in Maine. Get a first look at the student art, explore Passamaquoddy artifacts, participate in a unique art exchange program, and share in the celebration.

The Waponahki Student Art Show in display at the Museum & Theatre is sponsored by a grant from the P.W. Sprague Memorial Foundation.

Free with admission
1/25
Wednesday
Big, Messy Art
01/25/2017
10:15-10:45am
Stop by for some big, messy art during this collaborative, process-based art time.

Free with admission
1/25
Wednesday
Explore the World: Vietnamese Moon Story
01/25/2017
11-11:30am
Step into the starry night of our mini-planetarium and help tell the Vietnamese folk tale of the Moon Boy known as Chu Choi, a boy who loved to play tricks on other people.

Free with admission
1/25
Wednesday
Wiggle Wednesday: Dinosaur Stomp!
01/25/2017
11:30am-12pm
Can you tip-toe like a Pterodactyl or stomp like a Stegosaurus? We'll get our bodies moving and grooving during this interactive movement game.

Free with admission
1/25
Wednesday
Live Creature Feature: The Other Frog Prince
01/25/2017
2-2:30pm
Come meet our live bullfrogs and help tell one very silly story, The Other Frog Prince from the classic Stinky Cheese Man anthology.

Free with admission
1/25
Wednesday
Star Show: Blast Off for a Space Adventure!
01/25/2017
3-3:30pm
Step into a pretend rocket ship, countdown from 10...and blast off into our mini-planetarium! We'll use a miniature solar system to explore the stars, planets, and the moon.

Free with admission
1/26
Thursday
Tiny Tots: Snow Painting
01/26/2017
10:15-10:45am
Join us for a dynamic program open to our youngest visitors. This week, we'll mix our own snow paint and create snowscape paintings to take home. Ideal for ages 18-36 months.

Free with admission
1/26
Thursday
Science of the Senses: Oobleck Time
01/26/2017
10:30-11am
Join us to make different types of oobleck from scratch. Then get messy and see how the oobleck morphs on our light-up sensory table!

Free with admission
1/26
Thursday
Puppet Show: The Sharing Show!
01/26/2017
11-11:30am
Presenting a live interactive puppet show all about being an ordinary, not-so-scary monster. Our favorite blue puppet Sully will take you through an ordinary day in his life. Sully never ever shares, but he never played with other people before either. It's up to you to teach this little monster how to share, and then we can all play together!

Free with admission
1/26
Thursday
Cooking Healthy: Roots & Shoots
01/26/2017
11:30am-12pm
Mix, measure and cook nutritious winter snacks using seasonal and local roots and shoots like kale, squash and carrots. Read a story or do an art project while the snack is cooking and then enjoy!

Free with admission
1/26
Thursday
Polar Star Show
01/26/2017
12-12:30pm
The polar night sky is full of wonder, from the North Star right over head to the occasional explosion of northern lights. Join us in our mini-planetarium to gaze up at the stars and see colors dance across the sky.

Free with admission
1/26
Thursday
Live Creature Feature: Honey Bee Chat
01/26/2017
12:30-1pm
Join us to learn how bees make honey from nectar, build their beautiful geometric hive, and support their thousands of brothers and sisters, all in a day's work! We'll observe our live honeybees and taste their delicious honey.

Free with admission
1/26
Thursday
Meet the Arts: Louise Nevelson
01/26/2017
3-3:30pm
Who was Louise Nevelson? Learn about this Maine artist and create your own Nevelson-inspired creation.

Free with admission
1/27
Friday
Puppet Show: The Mixed Up Chameleon
01/27/2017
10:15-10:45am
Come help a very mixed up chameleon figure out how he feels.

Free with admission
1/27
Friday
Science: Magnet Madness
01/27/2017
11-11:30am
Feel the force of magnetic attraction as we explore the Museum & Theatre's collection of eclectic magnets! From magnetite rocks to magnetic spheres, horseshoes and rods, we'll discover the invisible power of metals.

Free with admission
1/27
Friday
Camera Obscura: Working Waterfront Tour
01/27/2017
11:30am-12pm
We'll tour the Portland peninsula from above as we look for barges, ferries, cranes, and more.

Free with admission
1/27
Friday
Live Creature Feature: Frog Relays
01/27/2017
12-12:30pm
Learn about the life cycle of a frog and observe our live frogs for inspiration before launching into a series of frog-jump games.

Free with admission
1/27
Friday
Star Show: Aesop's Fables
01/27/2017
2-2:30pm
Join us in Space Shuttle where we will look for characters from some of Aesop's fables in the night sky and tell the stories of those we find!

Free with admission
1/27
Friday
Meet the Arts: Percussion Exploration
01/27/2017
3-3:30pm
Explore a variety of percussion instruments during this festive sing along.

Free with admission
1/28
Saturday
Live Creature Feature: Touch Tank
01/28/2017
10:15-10:45am
Sea stars and sea snails and seaweed, oh my! Join us to touch and learn about tide pool creatures found along the coast of Maine.

Free with admission
1/28
Saturday
Korean Lunar New Year Celebration!
01/28/2017
10:30am-12:30pm
Everyone is invited to join the members of the Maine Korean community to celebrate Seollal, the Korean Lunar New Year, and learn about Korean culture. Practice writing your name in Korean, play Korean games, try on traditional hanboks (Korean clothes), and taste some Korean snacks. Come celebrate with us!

Free with admission
1/28
Saturday
Stage Story: The True Story of the Three Little Pigs
01/28/2017
2-2:30pm
We all know the story of The Three Little Pigs, but now is our chance to tell it from the point of view of the Big Bad Wolf! ...Or is he? Act out this silly version of the story by beloved children's book author Jon Scieszka!

Free with admission
1/28
Saturday
Magic Carpet Making
01/28/2017
2:30-3:30pm
Design and Decorate your own magic carpet during this hands-on, messy workshop. We'll create and sketch a design onto a pre-made canvas carpet, then decorate your design with a variety of colors. Finally, seal your design with a water-proofer for an all-weather carpet. Each carpet measures 24" x 48"--the perfect size to be used as a wizard's doormat or bedroom decoration when it isn't being used for flying adventures!

$12/members, $14/visitors. Register online, call (207) 828-1234 ext. 231, or stop by the front desk!
1/28
Saturday
Audition Workshop: The Little Mermaid
01/28/2017
3-5pm
If you're between the ages of 8 and 17 and you'd like to audition for our spring production of The Little Mermaid, we recommend you attend this audition workshop to find out what it's all about. We'll tell you all about our upcoming play, explain what it's like to be one of our young actors, and take you through the audition process. We'll even give you a monologue!

Register online for this free workshop, call (207) 828-1234 ext. 231, or stop by the front desk.

For more information, email allison@kitetails.org.
1/28
Saturday
Magic of Medicine with UNE Pharmacy Students
01/28/2017
3:30-4:30pm
Have you ever wondered how medicine pills are made or how medicine dissolves in our bodies? Join students from the University of New England Pharmacy program to explore the magic of medicine! They'll bring some of their medicine making tools and answer questions about what it's like to be a pharmacist during this interactive science show.

Free with admission
1/29
Sunday
Zen Den: Grump Session
01/29/2017
10:30-11am
Are you feeling ornery, crabby, peevish, or prickly? Rejoice ye grouchy children! We'll read a grouchy story and share our own grumpy tales. You just might crack a smile by the end.

Free with admission
1/29
Sunday
Make Your Own Dinosaur Fossils!
01/29/2017
11am-12pm
Thousands of years ago dinosaurs trekked across the land leaving their footprints behind. Now it's up to you to take the role of paleontologist to conduct a mock dig for dinosaur bones, put clues together to solve a prehistoric mystery, and make your own dinosaur fossils to take home! This workshop is ideal for ages 3+.

$6 members, $8 visitors. Register online, call (207) 828-1234, or stop by the front desk!
1/29
Sunday
Camera Obscura: A Journey through Portland
01/29/2017
11:30am-12pm
Use the power of light and perspective to help a little girl along her adventures through the Portland skyline.

Free with admission
1/29
Sunday
Waponahki Paint Pals
01/29/2017
2-3pm
Make a friend through art! This winter the Museum & Theatre is hosting the Waponahki Student Art Show on loan from the Abbe Museum in Bar Harbor Maine. Explore the artwork painted by children like you who are members of one of the four Native Tribes in Maine. See how they depict their lives through art. Then you get the chance to create an art piece in response. Draw, paint, or print a picture of your favorite animal, or family, or something that represents you. Your finished art piece will travel back to the Waponahki student artists, so they get to learn a little about you too!

This exciting art exchange is sponsored by the P. W. Sprague Memorial Foundation.

Free with admission
1/29
Sunday
Theatre: The Paper Bag Princess Stage Story
01/29/2017
3-3:30pm
Help the princess trick the fearsome dragon to save the prince.

Free with admission
1/30
Monday
Members' Monday Play Group: Snowflakes
01/30/2017
10-10:30am
This week, we'll investigate snowflakes. Use sensory dough and animal tracks to discover how snowstorms reveal animal prints. Snuggle up for story time when we read The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats.

Free with admission
1/31
Tuesday
Little Kid Morning Out: I Want My Hat Back
01/31/2017
10:15-11:15am
Need a cabin fever reliever? Looking for a way to socialize with other parents and caregivers? Join us for a dynamic morning of programming. This week, we'll read I Want My Hat Back and follow the misadventure of a red, pointy hat. Then, explore our sensory table, play Hide & Seek with a hat, and decorate your own pointy hat to take home. If you are willing and able, please bring in a new or gently used hat (or mittens, gloves, or scarf) to be donated to Maine children in need.

Free with admission
1/31
Tuesday
Live Creature Feature: The Bees Knees
01/31/2017
11-11:30am
Learn about the things our live honey bees love. Then we'll dance just like the bees do.

Free with admission
1/31
Tuesday
Goodnight Moon & Other Naptime Stories
01/31/2017
11:30am-12pm
Join us under the light of the moon in our mini-planetarium to read Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown and other stories to get your little ones ready for a naptime.

Free with admission
1/31
Tuesday
Camera Obscura: A Journey through Portland
01/31/2017
2-2:30pm
Use the power of light and perspective to help a little girl along her adventures through the Portland skyline.

Free with admission
1/31
Tuesday
Meet the Arts: Textured Finger Painting
01/31/2017
2:30-3pm
Explore your tactile senses in this all hands art process. Feel slippery, gritty, and lumpy paint and experiment with the different textures on paper.

Free with admission

February 2017

2/1
Wednesday
Big, Messy Art
02/01/2017
10:15-10:45am
Stop by for some big, messy art during this collaborative, process-based art time.

Free with admission
2/1
Wednesday
Storytelling Around the World: The Gigantic Turnip
02/01/2017
11-11:30am
Once upon a time in Russia, an old man planted a turnip. You won't believe how many people and animals had to work together to pull the turnip out of the ground! Join us to act out this hilarious Russian story!

Free with admission
2/1
Wednesday
Wiggle Wednesday: Dance Party!
02/01/2017
11:30am-12pm
Jump, jiggle, and jive during this festive wiggle time. We'll get our gross motor skills going as we find out what the hokey pokey is really all about.

Free with admission
2/1
Wednesday
Camera Obscura: Rainbow Making
02/01/2017
12-12:30pm
Experiment with prisms, mirrors, and water to create indoor rainbows.

Free with admission
2/1
Wednesday
Turtle Time
02/01/2017
2-2:30pm
Come meet the gang: Dill, Eloise, Busy Bob, and Nigel, and learn about turtles and tortoises across the globe.

Free with admission
2/1
Wednesday
Blast Off for a Space Adventure!
02/01/2017
3-3:30pm
Step into a pretend rocket ship, countdown from 10...and blast off into our mini-planetarium! Together we will use a miniature solar system to explore the stars, planets, and the moon.

Free with admission
2/2
Thursday
Tiny Tots: Painting with Ice
02/02/2017
10:15-10:45am
Join us for a dynamic program open to our youngest visitors. This week, we'll use colorful ice to create a collaborative mural. Ideal for ages 18-36 months.

Free with admission
2/2
Thursday
Science of the Senses: Magic Sand
02/02/2017
10:30-11am
Sift through toys and artifacts buried in our magic sand as we explore our sense of touch.

Free with admission
2/2
Thursday
Puppet Show: The Sharing Show!
02/02/2017
11-11:30am
Presenting a live, interactive puppet show all about being an ordinary, not-so-scary monster. Our favorite blue puppet Sully will take you through an ordinary day in his life. Sully never ever shares, but he never played with other people before either. It's up to you to teach this little monster how to share, and then we can all play together!

Free with admission
2/2
Thursday
Cooking Healthy: Roots & Shoots
02/02/2017
11:30am-12pm
Mix, measure, and cook nutritious winter snacks using seasonal and local roots and shoots like kale, squash, and carrots. Read a story or do an art project while the snack is cooking and then enjoy!

Free with admission
2/2
Thursday
Live Creature Feature: Turtle Time
02/02/2017
12:30-1pm
Stretch like a turtle, feel a real turtle shell, and watch our turtles play during turtle time.

Free with admission
2/2
Thursday
Meet the Arts: Texture Painting
02/02/2017
3-3:30pm
Join us for a messy, collaborative process art project.

Free with admission
2/3
Friday
Zen Den: Dragon Breath
02/03/2017
10:15-10:45am
Come move, dance, and breath as we learn about what happens to our brains when we feel angry. Then learn some preschool-friendly coping mechanisms to harness your inner dragon.

Free with admission
2/3
Friday
Fire Safety Friday
02/03/2017
10:30-11am
It's our favorite Friday! Join us for a chance to meet Portland's firefighters, dependent on firefighter availability. If the firefighters are too busy fighting fires to join us, we'll write letters to them, thanking them for keeping us safe, and play together in our firetruck exhibit.

Free with admission
2/3
Friday
Camera Obscura: Into an Eyeball
02/03/2017
11-11:30am
Learn all about how your eyes work, and then use the power of light to see a panoramic view of Portland.

Free with admission
2/3
Friday
Theatre: Where the Wild Things Are Stage Story
02/03/2017
11:30am-12pm
Hop in your private boat and help tell the classic tale by Maurice Sendack.

Free with admission
2/3
Friday
Germs-a-Glow: A Handwashing Game
02/03/2017
12-12:30pm
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.

Free with admission
2/3
Friday
Live Creature Feature: Honey Bee Chat
02/03/2017
12:30-1pm
Learn how bees make honey from nectar, build their beautiful geometric hive, and support their thousands of brothers and sisters, all in a day's work! We'll observe our live honeybees and taste delicious honey we harvest from their hive.

Free with admission
2/3
Friday
Star Show: Aesop's Fables
02/03/2017
2-2:30pm
Join us in the Space Shuttle where we'll look for characters from some of Aesop's fables in the night sky and tell the stories of those we find!

Free with admission
2/3
Friday
Meet the Arts: Percussion Exploration
02/03/2017
3-3:30pm
Explore a variety of percussion instruments during this festive sing along.

Free with admission
2/3
Friday
$2 Friday
02/03/2017
5-8pm
In an effort to serve our community, we are open the first Friday of every month from 5-8pm for $2/person. We strive to share the Children's Museum & Theatre experience with families who may not be able to visit during regular business hours or do to the cost of regular admission. Members and children under eighteen months are always admitted free.

$2 admission
2/3
Friday
Theatre Preview: The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales!
02/03/2017
5:45-6pm
Meet some of the crazy characters and hear some of the wacky songs from our upcoming main stage production of The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairy Stupid Tales.

Free with admission
2/3
Friday
First Friday Art Time
02/03/2017
6-7pm
Join us for a variety of collaborative art projects during this messy art time.

Free with admission.
2/3
Friday
Theatre Preview at Portland Public Library: The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales
02/03/2017
6:30-7pm
Visit the Portland Public Library to meet some of the crazy characters and hear some of the wacky songs from our upcoming main stage production of The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairy Stupid Tales.
2/4
Saturday
Big Fun: Playscape Dance Party
02/04/2017
10:15-11:15am
Start your Saturday morning off right with the tunes of DJ Kat-in-the-HAT. Show off your dance moves or party on the play structure as we kick off the weekend at the Museum & Theatre.

Free with admission
2/4
Saturday
Beeswax Candle Making
02/04/2017
11-11:30am
Discover the process of creating your own hand-dipped beeswax candle. Learn to tie a candle wick, slowly dip the wick into hot wax, and watch as a candle slowly forms.

$6/members, $8/visitors. Register online, call (207) 828-1234 ext. 231, or stop by the front desk.
2/4
Saturday
Science: Math Games
02/04/2017
12-12:30pm
Playfully practice math skills as we build geometric shapes from spaghetti and marshmallows. Sort shells and stones, measure how tall we are, and more!

Free with admission
2/4
Saturday
Live Creature Feature: Frog Relays
02/04/2017
1:30-2pm
Learn about the life cycle of a frog and observe our live frogs for inspiration before launching into a series of frog-jump games.

Free with admission
2/4
Saturday
Puppet Show: Kids on the Block
02/04/2017
2-2:30pm
Check out our troupe of life-size 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." 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
2/4
Saturday
Auditions: Main Stage Production -- The Little Mermaid
02/04/2017
3-5pm
We're looking for talented young actors to be part of the cast of an original production of The Little Mermaid this April. No experience required and newcomers are welcome!

If you are new to our theatre, plan to arrive at 3pm to meet the director and ask questions. Please come between 3:30-4:30pm to participate in group auditions. If you are hoping for a large role, please memorize a one minute monologue and plan to stay until 5pm.

It's free to audition for a part in our theatre, and if cast, free to participate. The spring production requires a performance commitment over April school vacation. Only actors available for rehearsal in March and April will be cast.

For more information, call (207) 828-1234 ext. 247 or email allison@kitetails.org.
2/4
Saturday
Celebrate Culture: Explore Appalachia
02/04/2017
3-3:30pm
Join us as we dive deep into the Southeast United States as we bake a secret biscuit recipe. We'll read a special Appalachian story while we wait for the biscuits to bake!

Free with admission
2/4
Saturday
Science Spotlight
02/04/2017
3:30- 4pm
Join our science educator during this weekly Science Spotlight as we highlight the incredible world of reptiles, dinosaurs, insects, and more. The Museum & Theatre's collection includes live animal, fossil, and rock specimens waiting to be uncovered.

Free with admission
2/5
Sunday
Rainbow Making
02/05/2017
10:30-11am
Experiment with prisms, mirrors, and water to create indoor rainbows.

Free with admission
2/5
Sunday
Send My Love: Mail Your Own Valentine!
02/05/2017
11am-12pm
Enjoy hot cocoa and snacks while you make your own valentine to send in the mail. This workshop includes special valentine crafting supplies and one small parcel envelope and postage. If you know the address, we will even mail your package for you before February the 14th!

$6/per parcel. Register online, call (207) 828-1234 ext. 231, or stop by the front desk.
2/5
Sunday
Blast Off for a Space Adventure!
02/05/2017
12-12:30pm
Step into a pretend rocket ship, countdown from 10...and blast off into the Museum & Theatre's mini-planetarium! We'll use a miniature solar system to explore the stars, planets, and moon.

Free with admission
2/5
Sunday
Abiyoyo Shadow Puppet Story
02/05/2017
1:30-2pm
Help tell the folk story Abiyoyo about a green-toothed, cow-gobbling, music-loving giant with shadow puppets.

Free with admission
2/5
Sunday
Waponahki Paint Pals
02/05/2017
2-3pm
Make a friend through art! This winter the Museum & Theatre is hosting the Waponahki Student Art Show on loan from the Abbe Museum in Bar Harbor Maine. Come explore the artwork painted by children like you, who are members of one of the four Native Tribes in Maine. See how they depict their lives through art. Then you get the chance to create an art piece in response.

Draw, paint, or print a picture of your favorite animal, or family, or something that represents you. Your finished art piece will travel back to the Waponahki student artists, so they get to learn a little about you too!

This exciting art exchange is sponsored by the P. W. Sprague Memorial Foundation.

Free with admission
2/5
Sunday
Theater: Interrupting Chicken Stage Story
02/05/2017
3-3:30pm
"Interrupting Chicken"
Help put Little Red Chicken to bed with a bedtime story. Warning: if you mention the wolf from Little Red Riding Hood, the little chicken might jump into the story to make some changes of her own.

Free with admission
2/6
Monday
Members' Monday Play Group: Sizes & Shapes
02/06/2017
10-10:30am
Explore sizes and shapes this month! We'll read stories like Princess and the Pea and The Giant Turnip and explore big and small, round, and square through art, drama, and all our senses.

Free with admission
2/7
Tuesday
Little Kid Morning Out: Snowy Day
02/07/2017
10:15-11:15am
Need a cabin fever reliever? Looking for a way to socialize with other parents and caregivers? Join us for a dynamic morning of programming. This week, we'll read Snowy Day and follow Peter as he discovers the snow-covered streets of his city. Then, explore the sensory table, play a snow-themed game, and mix snow paint. If you're willing and able, please bring in a new or gently used hat (or mittens, gloves, or scarf) to be donated to Maine children in need so that they can safely discover our snowy world, just like Peter!

Free with admission
2/7
Tuesday
Live Creature Feature: Watercolors by the Sea
02/07/2017
11-11:30am
Explore creatures in their habitats in the tide pool touch tank and capture what you see in your own watercolor painting.

Free with admission
2/7
Tuesday
Star Show: Orion the Hunter
02/07/2017
11:30am-12pm
Join us as we learn about this famous constellation and find out why we see Orion in the summer sky and Scorpio in the winter sky.

Free with admission
2/7
Tuesday
Abiyoyo Shadow Puppet Story
02/07/2017
12-12:30pm
Help tell the folk story Abiyoyo! It's about a green-toothed, cow-gobbling, music-loving giant with shadow puppets.

Free with admission
2/7
Tuesday
Send My Love: Mail Your Own Valentine!
02/07/2017
2-3pm
Enjoy hot cocoa and snacks while you make your own valentine to send in the mail. Workshop includes special valentine crafting supplies and one small parcel envelope and postage. If you know the address we'll even mail your package for you before February 14th!

$6/parcel. Register online, call (207) 828-1234 ext. 231, or stop by the front desk.
2/8
Wednesday
Big, Messy Art
02/08/2017
10:15-10:45am
Stop by for some big, messy Valentine's Day art during this collaborative process-based art time.

Free with admission
2/8
Wednesday
Fairy Godmother Morning
02/08/2017
11-11:30am
All family members are invited to meet a grandmother from the Portland community for a special inter-generational sharing time. Learn a craft, hear a story, or even taste a special treat while honoring the special place all grandmothers hold in our heart.

Free with admission
2/8
Wednesday
Wiggle Wednesday: The Calico Jungle
02/08/2017
11:30am-12pm
Discover the magical world of Dahlov Ipcar's The Calico Jungle as we become snakes, squirrels, and more.

Free with admission
2/8
Wednesday
Camera Obscura: A Journey through Portland
02/08/2017
1:30-2pm
Use the power of light and perspective to help a little girl along on her adventures through the Portland skyline.

Free with admission
2/8
Wednesday
Live Creature Feature: The Other Frog Prince
02/08/2017
2-2:30pm
Come meet our live bullfrogs and help tell one very silly story, The Other Frog Prince, from the classic Stinky Cheese Man anthology.

Free with admission
2/8
Wednesday
Blast Off for a Space Adventure!
02/08/2017
3-3:30pm
Step into a pretend rocketship, countdown from 10...and blast off into the Museum & Theatre's mini-planetarium! We'll use a miniature solar system to explore the stars, planets, and moon.

Free with admission
2/9
Thursday
Tiny Tots: Love Song Sing Along
02/09/2017
10:15-10:45am
Join us for a dynamic program open to our youngest visitors. This week, we'll sing all about LOVE in honor of Valentine's Day. Ideal for ages 18-36 months.

Free with admission
2/9
Thursday
Science of the Senses: Magic Sand
02/09/2017
10:30-11am
Sift through toys and artifacts buried in our magic sand as we explore our sense of touch.

Free with admission
2/9
Thursday
Puppet Show: The Sharing Show!
02/09/2017
11-11:30am
Presenting a live interactive puppet show all about being an ordinary, not-so-scary monster. Our favorite blue puppet Sully will take you through an ordinary day in his life. Sully never ever shares, but he never played with other people before either. It's up to you to teach this little monster how to share, and then we can all play together!

Free with admission
2/9
Thursday
Cooking Healthy: Roots & Shoots
02/09/2017
11:30am-12pm
Mix, measure, and cook nutritious winter snacks using seasonal and local roots and shoots like kale, squash, and carrots. Read a story or do an art project while the snack is cooking and then enjoy!

Free with admission
2/9
Thursday
Zodiac Star Show
02/09/2017
12-12:30pm
Listen to stories of the zodiac as we gaze into the stars of our mini-planetarium.

Free with admission
2/9
Thursday
Live Creature Feature: Turtle Time
02/09/2017
12:30-1pm
Stretch like a turtle, feel a real turtle shell, and watch our turtles play during turtle time.

Free with admission
2/9
Thursday
Meet the Arts: Valentine Making
02/09/2017
3-3:30pm
Join us as we create festive valentines just in time for Valentine's Day.

Free with admission
2/10
Friday
Celebrate Peace: Empathy Bracelets
02/10/2017
10:15-10:45am
Join us as we read Quick as a Cricket by Audrey Wood and explore the magic of emotions. Then, create your own empathy bracelet to represent a variety of important emotions.

Free with admission
2/10
Friday
Science: Arctic Freeze
02/10/2017
11-11:30am
Uh oh! Some of the Museum & Theatre's toys have gotten stuck in blocks of ice. Can you help melt the ice to get them out?

Free with admission
2/10
Friday
Stage Story: Little Red Riding Hood
02/10/2017
11:30am-12pm
"Grandma, what big eyes you have..."
Act out the classic story of Little Red Riding Hood live on our stage, or just watch a great show.

Free with admission
2/10
Friday
Live Creature Feature: Honey Bee Chat
02/10/2017
12-12:30pm
Join us to learn how bees make honey from nectar, build their beautiful geometric hive, and support their thousands of brothers and sisters, all in a day's work! We'll observe our live honeybees and taste delicious honey we harvested from their hive.

Free with admission
2/10
Friday
Love Song Sing-Along
02/10/2017
2-2:30pm
Can you feel the love tonight? Join us in the space shuttle to sing festive love songs under the stars in honor of Valentine's Day.

Free with admission
2/10
Friday
Meet the Arts: Frida Kahlo
02/10/2017
3-3:30pm
Who was Frida Kahlo? Learn all about her interesting life and create your own Kahlo-inspired creation.

Free with admission
2/11
Saturday
Play Our Way: Sensory Saturday
02/11/2017
9-10am
Experience the Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine during a low-key, inclusive playtime for children with sensory integration challenges. Play in our exhibits at a quiet time and meet other families from the community. Make a Valentine for someone special, upstairs in the Explore Some More Room.

This is a perfect time for families affected by Autism, Down syndrome, Sensory Processing Disorder, or other challenges to experience the Museum & Theatre. Our staff will make special adjustments to our normal exhibit lighting and sound design; noise-reducing headphones will be available. A limited number of visitors will be admitted to ensure a calm and welcoming play environment.

This event is FREE thanks to our long-time partner WEX! Please RSVP to Lily O'Brien at lily@kitetails.org or call (207) 828-1234 ext. 227.
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2/11
Saturday
Love Song Dance Party
02/11/2017
10:15-10:45am
Join us as we kickoff Love Weekend with a love song dance party! Get moving and grooving to classic hits in the Museum & Theatre's Playscape.

Free with admission
2/11
Saturday
LOVE WEEKEND! Saturday & Sunday
02/11/2017
10:30am-4pm
Join us as we get ready for Valentine's Day and celebrate L-O-V-E in our community! Join us for a love song sing-along, craft your own unique Valentine for a loved one, paint faces with your family, see if you can collect all the clues hidden by the Valentine Bandit around the Museum & Theatre, and much, much more!
2/11
Saturday
Valentine Bandit Scavenger Hunt
02/11/2017
10:45-11:30am
Every Valentine's Day, the Valentine Bandit mysteriously covers Portland in red hearts, spreading joy and love. Follow mysterious clues to discover all the hearts hidden throughout the Museum & Theatre this year!

Free with admission
2/11
Saturday
Makers Lab: Light-up LED Valentines
02/11/2017
11am-12pm
Create your own glowing valentine by building a simple paper circuit! We'll provide the coin battery, LED lights and copper tape, and you'll turn a blank piece of paper into glowing magic for someone you love! Recommended for ages 4+.

$8/members, $10/visitors. Register online, call (207) 828-1234 ext. 229, or stop by the front desk.
2/11
Saturday
Love Song Sing-Along
02/11/2017
12-12:30pm
Can you feel the love tonight? Join us in the space shuttle to sing festive love songs under the stars in honor of Valentine's Day.

Free with admission
2/11
Saturday
Valentine Creation Station
02/11/2017
1:30-2:30pm
Use stamps, frills, watercolors, pom poms and glitter to create your own personalized Valentine's card explosion for the loved one on your list.

Free with admission
2/11
Saturday
Theatre: The Paper Bag Princess Stage Story
02/11/2017
2:30-3pm
Help the princess trick the fearsome dragon to save the prince she thinks she loves!

Free with admission
2/11
Saturday
Science Spotlight: The Inner Workings of the Heart
02/11/2017
3-4pm
Listen to your heartbeat and learn how your blood keeps you healthy and happy in this interactive science program!

Free with admission
2/12
Sunday
Valentine Bandit Scavenger Hunt
02/12/2017
10:15-11:30am
Every Valentine's Day, the Valentine Bandit mysteriously covers Portland in red hearts, spreading joy and love. Follow mysterious clues to discover all the hearts hidden throughout the Museum & Theatre this year.

Free with admission
2/12
Sunday
Valentine Creation Station
02/12/2017
11:30am-12:30pm
Use stamps, frills, watercolors, pom poms, and glitter to create your own personalized Valentine's card explosion for the loved one on your list.

Free with admission
2/12
Sunday
Sing Along Around the Globe
02/12/2017
1-1:30pm
Grab hands for this love-day sing-along. We'll play instruments and sing along to everyone's favorite songs about peace and love.

Free with admission
2/12
Sunday
Family Face Painting
02/12/2017
1:30-2pm
Show off your artistic abilities and your love for your family and paint each other's faces!

Free with admission
2/12
Sunday
Valen-Slime Making
02/12/2017
2-2:30pm
Come mix up a batch of ooey gooey red slime in honor of Valentine's Day! We'll mix up a variety of materials to your own slime as we learn about polymers and the difference between solids and liquids. Recommended for ages 3+.

$5/members, $7/visitors. Register online, call (207) 828-1234 ext. 231, or stop by the front desk.
2/12
Sunday
Live Creature Feature: The Other Frog Prince
02/12/2017
4-4:30pm
Meet our live bullfrogs, Prince and Belinda, and help tell one very silly love story, The Other Frog Prince, from the classic Stinky Cheese Man anthology.

Free with admission
2/13
Monday
Members' Monday Play Group: Valentine Creation Station
02/13/2017
10-10:30am
Use stamps, frills, watercolors, pom poms, and glitter to create your own personalized Valentine's card explosion for the loved one on your list.
2/14
Tuesday
Little Kid Morning Out: The Kissing Hand
02/14/2017
10:15-11:15am
Need a cabin fever reliever? Looking for a way to socialize with other parents and caregivers? Join us for a dynamic morning of programming. This week, we'll read The Kissing Hand to celebrate Valentine's Day. Then, we'll explore our sensory table, practice passing love from hand to hand, and create a handprint valentine to take home.

Free with admission
2/14
Tuesday
Live Creature Feature: The Other Frog Prince
02/14/2017
11-11:30am
Meet our live bullfrogs, Prince and Belinda, and help tell one very silly love story, The Other Frog Prince, from the classic Stinky Cheese Man anthology.

Free with admission
2/14
Tuesday
Festive Face Painting
02/14/2017
11:30am-12pm
Express your love with these special Valentine's Day designs!

Free with admission
2/14
Tuesday
Love Song Sing-Along
02/14/2017
12-12:30pm
Can you feel the love tonight? Join us in the space shuttle to sing festive love songs in honor of Valentine's Day.

Free with admission
2/14
Tuesday
Valentine Creation Station
02/14/2017
2-2:30pm
Use stamps, frills, watercolors, pom poms and glitter to create your own personalized Valentine's card explosion for the loved one on your list.

Free with admission
2/14
Tuesday
Culture Craft: Victorian Valentines
02/14/2017
3-3:30pm
Craft beautiful Valentines in honor of this special day that has been part of cultures around the world for hundreds of years.

Free with admission
2/15
Wednesday
Big, Messy Art
02/15/2017
10:15-10:45am
Stop by for some big, messy art during this collaborative, process-based art time.

Free with admission
2/15
Wednesday
Storytelling Around the World: The Magic Fish
02/15/2017
11-11:30am
Once upon a time in Russia, an old fisherman found a magic fish. When the fisherman's wife wishes for riches, everything becomes...complicated? Join us to act out this Russian story with the important moral: be careful what you wish for!

Free with admission
2/15
Wednesday
Wiggle Wednesday: Dance Party!
02/15/2017
11:30am-12pm
Jump, jiggle, and jive during this festive wiggle time. We'll get our gross motor skills going as we find out what the hokey pokey is really all about.

Free with admission
2/15
Wednesday
Live Creature Feature: The Bees Knees
02/15/2017
2-2:30pm
Learn about the things our live honey bees love. Then we'll dance just like the bees do.

Free with admission
2/15
Wednesday
Star Show: Blast Off for a Space Adventure!
02/15/2017
3-3:30pm
Step into a pretend rocketship, countdown from 10...and blast off into the Museum & Theatre's mini-planetarium! Together we'll use a miniature solar system to explore the stars, planets, and the moon.

Free with admission
2/16
Thursday
Tiny Tots: Turtle Splash!
02/16/2017
10:15-10:45am
Join us for a dynamic program open to our youngest visitors. Meet our LIVE yellow-bellied slider turtles as we explore the world of turtles and tortoises. Ideal for ages 18-36 months.

Free with admission
2/16
Thursday
Science of the Senses: Magic Sand
02/16/2017
10:30-11am
Sift through toys and artifacts buried in our magic sand as we explore our sense of touch.

Free with admission
2/16
Thursday
Puppet Show: Calm Down Sully!
02/16/2017
11-11:30am
Presenting a live interactive puppet show all about being an ordinary, not-so-scary monster. Our favorite blue puppet Sully will take you through an ordinary day in his life. Sometimes Sully lets his emotions get out of control. Whether he's happy or sad, angry or excited, his heart just starts beating fast and he starts going wild! You can help teach Sully how to name the feeling and take three deep belly breaths. Together we can teach Sully how to calm down!

Free with admission
2/16
Thursday
Cooking Healthy: Roots & Shoots
02/16/2017
11:30am-12pm
Mix, measure, and cook nutritious winter snacks using seasonal and local roots and shoots like kale, squash, and carrots. Read a story or do an art project while the snack is cooking and then enjoy!

Free with admission
2/16
Thursday
Live Creature Feature: Turtle Time
02/16/2017
12-12:30pm
Stretch like a turtle, feel a real turtle shell, and watch our turtles play during turtle time.

Free with admission
2/16
Thursday
Meet the Arts: Fibonacci Art
02/16/2017
3-3:30pm
Learn about this magical sequence of numbers, then create a Fibonacci-inspired collage to take home.

Free with admission
2/17
Friday
Puppet Show: The Mixed Up Chameleon
02/17/2017
10:15-10:45am
Come help a very mixed up chameleon figure out how he feels.

Free with admission
2/17
Friday
Fire Safety Friday
02/17/2017
10:30-11am
It's our favorite Friday! Join us for a chance to meet Portland's firefighters, dependent on firefighter availability. If the firefighters are too busy fighting fires to join us, we'll write letters to them thanking them for keeping us safe and play together in our firetruck exhibit.

Free with admission
2/17
Friday
Science: Arctic Freeze
02/17/2017
11:30am-12pm
Uh oh! Some of the Museum & Theatre's toys have gotten stuck in blocks of ice. Can you help melt the ice to get them out?

Free with admission
2/17
Friday
Stage Story: The Three Little Pigs
02/17/2017
12-12:30pm
"Little Pig, little pig, let me come in!"
Act out the classic story of The Three Little Pigs live on our stage or just watch a great show!

Free with admission
2/17
Friday
Live Creature Feature: Honey Bee Chat
02/17/2017
12:30-1pm
Join us to learn how bees make honey from nectar, build their beautiful geometric hive, and support their thousands of brothers and sisters, all in a day's work! We'll observe our live honey bees and taste delicious honey we harvest from their hive.

Free with admission
2/17
Friday
Meet the Arts: Fairy Tale Art
02/17/2017
3-3:30pm
Join us as we create a fairy tale creation to celebrate our Mainstage Production: The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales.

Free with admission
2/17
Friday
Mainstage Production: The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales Opening Night!
02/17/2017
4-5pm
Join us for Opening Night of The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales and meet the actors at a festive gala party after the play. It's Jack (and his giant!), Cinderella, and the Gingerbread Man like you've never been seen them before! In this is weird and wacky musical world, you'll meet some crazy characters: sassy barnyard animals, colossal cow pies, rapping UGLY ducks and very stinky cheese, of course. The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales is performed for kids and families by our company of young actors.

The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales is written by John Glore, based on the book by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith, and produced through special arrangement with Playscripts.

Tickets to the opening night gala are $18, or two punches on a theatre punch pass. (Includes admission to the party after the show). Purchase tickets online, call (800) 838-3006, or stop by the front desk.

Sponsored by Cabot.

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2/18
Saturday
Science: Cheesey Chemistry
02/18/2017
11-11:30am
Explore the chemistry of what makes cheese delicious--and stinky--in celebration of our main stage show, The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales.

Free with admission
2/18
Saturday
Meet the Arts: Mixed Up Fairy Tale Art
02/18/2017
11:30am-12pm
Join us for a creative craft to celebrate our Mainstage Production: The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales.

Free with admission
2/18
Saturday
Live Creature Feature: The Frog Prince
02/18/2017
12-12:30pm
Learn about the life cycle of a frog and observe our live frogs for inspiration before launching into the story of the fairy tale The Frog Prince.

Free with admission
2/18
Saturday
Main Stage Production: The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales
02/18/2017
1-2pm
It's Jack (and his giant!), Cinderella, and the Gingerbread Man like you've never been seen them before! In this is weird and wacky musical world, you'll meet some crazy characters: sassy barnyard animals, colossal cow pies, rapping UGLY ducks, and very stinky cheese, of course. The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales is performed for kids and families by our company of young actors.

The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales is written by John Glore, based on the book by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith, and produced through special arrangement with Playscripts.

$10 (Museum & Theatre members receive $1 off per ticket), $16 to stay and play. Purchase tickets online, call (800) 838-3006, or stop by the front desk.

Tickets will be available soon!
2/18
Saturday
Meet the Arts: Mixed Up Fairy Tale Art
02/18/2017
2-3pm
Join us for a creative craft to celebrate our Main Stage Production: The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales.

Free with admission
2/18
Saturday
Science Spotlight
02/18/2017
3-3:30pm
Join our science educator during this weekly Science Spotlight as we highlight the incredible world of reptiles, dinosaurs, insects, and more. The Museum & Theatre's collection includes live animal, fossil, and rock specimens waiting to be uncovered.

Free with admission
2/18
Saturday
Main Stage Production: The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales
02/18/2017
4-5pm
It's Jack (and his giant!), Cinderella, and the Gingerbread Man like you've never been seen them before! In this is weird and wacky musical world, you'll meet some crazy characters: sassy barnyard animals, colossal cow pies, rapping UGLY ducks, and very stinky cheese, of course. The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales is performed for kids and families by our company of young actors.

The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales is written by John Glore, based on the book by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith, and produced through special arrangement with Playscripts.

$10 (Museum & Theatre members receive $1 off per ticket), $16 to stay and play. Purchase tickets online, call (800) 838-3006, or stop by the front desk.

Tickets will be available soon!
2/19
Sunday
Live Creature Feature: Meet the Animals
02/19/2017
10:30-11:30am
Meet a real, live pet and talk to an animal caregiver about what it takes to have a pet in your life! Join a humane educator from the Animal Welfare Society of Kennebunk to learn about caring for the funny and feathered members of your family.

Free with admission
2/19
Sunday
Fairy Tale Forest Mural
02/19/2017
11:30am-12pm
Using tubes, paper leaves and paint, we'll create a mural of an enchanted forest just like we might imagine it looking in classic fairy tales like Little Red Riding Hood, Goldilocks and the Three Bears and The Gingerbread Man.

Free with admission
2/19
Sunday
Main Stage Production: The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales
02/19/2017
1-2pm
It's Jack (and his giant!), Cinderella, and the Gingerbread Man like you've never been seen them before! In this is weird and wacky musical world, you'll meet some crazy characters: sassy barnyard animals, colossal cow pies, rapping UGLY ducks, and very stinky cheese, of course. The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales is performed for kids and families by our company of young actors.

The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales is written by John Glore, based on the book by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith, and produced through special arrangement with Playscripts.

$10 (Museum & Theatre members receive $1 off per ticket), $16 to stay and play. Purchase tickets online, call (800) 838-3006, or stop by the front desk.

Tickets will be available soon!
2/19
Sunday
When I Grow Up Art Time
02/19/2017
2:30-3pm
Join us for this special art time in celebration of our new exhibit, We Are Maine: Where Are They Now? Together we'll dream about the toys, animals, and activities that we love, and create an art piece to show how they'll become our dream career!

Free with admission
2/19
Sunday
Main Stage Production: The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales
02/19/2017
4-5pm
It's Jack (and his giant!), Cinderella, and the Gingerbread Man like you've never been seen them before! In this is weird and wacky musical world, you'll meet some crazy characters: sassy barnyard animals, colossal cow pies, rapping UGLY ducks, and very stinky cheese, of course. The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales is performed for kids and families by our company of young actors.

The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales is written by John Glore, based on the book by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith, and produced through special arrangement with Playscripts.

$10 (Museum & Theatre members receive $1 off per ticket), $16 to stay and play. Purchase tickets online, call (800) 838-3006, or stop by the front desk.

Tickets will be available soon!
2/20
Monday
Vacation Camp, All Week Long!
02/20/2017
9am-12pm
Looking for adventure this week? We have five days of vacation camp to spark your curiosity, challenge your senses and, of course, play with new friends! Explore the Museum & Theatre through culture, theatre and science. Each day of camp offers a different theme, but the one thing you'll do for sure is...PLAY!

Get a sneak peek behind the scenes and explore before the Museum & Theatre is open to the public. Thrive with a small group; we keep our camp size small so campers get the attention they need and deserve. We encourage participants to sign up for the whole week, however, pro-rated options are available. Designed for ages 5-8. Please call or visit the front desk for options.

$135/members, $160/visitors. Register online, call (207) 828-1234 ext. 231, or stop by the front desk. Please sign up early! Pro-rated rate: $35/member per day and $40 per visitor per day. Call or see us in person to sign up for pro-rated dates.

Monday: In Japan, Children's Day is a festival to celebrate children! Come learn about this special holiday and celebrate by making a carp kite called Koinobori, and contribute to our origami challenge!

Tuesday: Learn all about marine mammals with the help of the Museum & Theatre's 40-foot humpback whale, Istar! You'll get a chance to see her squeeze into the Playscape and step inside to see whale artifacts and hear whale stories!

Wednesday: Join us for a day of Stinky Cheese Man-inspired theatre! The day will include playing acting games in our Dress Up Theatre; going on an exclusive back-stage tour of our play; then meeting the cast of The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales and seeing the play at 11am!

Thursday: Discover the process of print-making during this messy day of camp. We'll sketch and mark out our own designs to create monoprints onto paper. Then we'll work together to learn the science of silk screen printing as we create a collaborative design and stamp it onto t-shirts to take home!

Friday: Start your day by helping feed all our turtles, frogs, and sea stars. Get a front row seat to see a Spark's Ark Live Animal Show. Meet the turtles for art time, buzz by the bees for a honeybee tasting and get a detailed look at our Tide Pool Touch Tank creatures using our underwater microscope!
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2/20
Monday
Beatles Dance Party
02/20/2017
10:15-10:45am
Jump in the yellow submarine and come dance to the tunes of The Beatles!

Free with admission
2/20
Monday
Science: Light it Up Scavenger Hunt
02/20/2017
11-11:30am
Join us for a scientific scavenger hunt in our Lights Camera Color exhibit. We'll search for hidden objects and give them the TRANSPARENCY TEST!

Free with admission
2/20
Monday
Stinky Cheese Reaction Acting Class
02/20/2017
2-2:30pm
Pee- yew! Take a whiff of some of the smelliest cheese there and work on your "reaction acting" skills.

Free with admission
2/20
Monday
Explore the World: Children's Day in Japan
02/20/2017
3-3:30pm
In Japan, Children's Day is a festival to celebrate children! Come learn about this special holiday and celebrate by making a carp kite called Koinobori.

Free with admission
2/20
Monday
Together We Take Flight: Collaborative Origami Installation
02/20/2017
3:30- 4pm
Craft an origami bird and see it take flight in a beautiful multi-colored flock with hundreds of birds created by other Museum & Theatre families. In honor of Martin Luther King Jr.'s message of unity and equality, the Children's Museum & Theatre is setting a goal to make 1,000 origami birds during the month of February--but we need your help! Make origami birds at home or come craft at the Museum & Theatre of Maine.

A donation box is waiting at the front desk to accept origami birds of all shapes, sizes and colors. Together we can create something beautiful and meaningful to be a lasting art installation at the Museum & Theatre.

Free with admission
2/21
Tuesday
BIG FUN: Whale Tales
02/21/2017
10-10:30am
Join us for a special appearance from the Museum & Theatre's 40-foot humpback whale, Istar! You'll get a chance to see her squeeze into the Playscape and step inside her belly to sing a whale song.

Free with admission
2/21
Tuesday
Musical Performance: Earth Jams!
02/21/2017
12-12:30pm
Jump on the Song Toboggan and sing-a-long with Matt Loosigian of Earth Jams. Matt is a Brunswick, ME based folk singer, guitarist, and songwriter specializing in playful, funny songs about ecology and being green. Join him as he works his musical magic in this interactive and fun music show.

$4/person plus admission. Register online, call (207) 828-1234 ext. 231, or stop by the front desk.

2/21
Tuesday
Boat Building Station
02/21/2017
1-1:30pm
Ahoy mateys! Calling all pirates and seafaring explorers! Stop by to create your own boat, ship, or raft out of recycled materials. Test if it will sink or float on the Museum & Theatre's stream.

Free with admission
2/21
Tuesday
Live Creature Feature: Touch Tank
02/21/2017
2-2:30pm
Sea stars and sea snails and seaweed, oh my! Join us to touch and learn about tide pool creatures found along the coast of Maine.

Free with admission
2/21
Tuesday
Stage Story: Sneetches on the Beaches
02/21/2017
2:30-3pm
Sneetches, big and small! We are excited to announce that Sylvester McMonkey McBean has arrived with his infamous star on and star off machines! Become a sneetch today at the Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine. Don't worry, if you have a star on your belly, you can get it removed and if you do have a star, we can help you with that too as we act out the classic tale of The Sneetches, by Dr. Seuss.

Free with admission
2/21
Tuesday
Explore Culture: Holi Finger Painting
02/21/2017
3-3:30pm
Get ready to be colorful! Holi is the Indian spring festival of colors, and people celebrate by throwing colored dye in the air to cover everything! We will celebrate by finger painting with the dyed powder and making a beautiful mural.

Free with admission
2/21
Tuesday
Star Show: Orion the Hunter
02/21/2017
4-4:30pm
Join us as we learn about this famous constellation and find out why we see Orion in the summer sky and Scorpio in the winter sky.

Free with admission
2/22
Wednesday
Big Fun: Indoor Igloo Installation
02/22/2017
10:15-10:45am
Discover the process of building a dome during this collaborative art project and interactive playtime. We'll connect milk jugs and other recycled materials to create a large-scale dome as we test our building and design skills.

Free with admission
2/22
Wednesday
Main Stage Production: The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales
02/22/2017
11am-12pm
It's Jack (and his giant!), Cinderella, and the Gingerbread Man like you've never been seen them before! In this is weird and wacky musical world, you'll meet some crazy characters: sassy barnyard animals, colossal cow pies, rapping UGLY ducks, and very stinky cheese, of course. The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales is performed for kids and families by our company of young actors.

The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales is written by John Glore, based on the book by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith, and produced through special arrangement with Playscripts.

$10 (Museum & Theatre members receive $1 off per ticket), $16 to stay and play. Purchase tickets online, call (800) 838-3006, or stop by the front desk.

Tickets will be available soon!
2/22
Wednesday
Largescale Snowman Installation
02/22/2017
12-1pm
Do you want to build a snowman? Join us as we create a large-scale, three dimensional snowman out of chicken wire and recycled paper. Help roll and stuff paper into the wire structure and watch as a snowman appears!

Free with admission
2/22
Wednesday
Main Stage Production: The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales
02/22/2017
2-3pm
It's Jack (and his giant!), Cinderella, and the Gingerbread Man like you've never been seen them before! In this is weird and wacky musical world, you'll meet some crazy characters: sassy barnyard animals, colossal cow pies, rapping UGLY ducks, and very stinky cheese, of course. The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales is performed for kids and families by our company of young actors.

The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales is written by John Glore, based on the book by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith, and produced through special arrangement with Playscripts.

$10 (Museum & Theatre members receive $1 off per ticket), $16 to stay and play. Purchase tickets online, call (800) 838-3006, or stop by the front desk.

Tickets will be available soon!
2/22
Wednesday
Star Show: Orion the Hunter
02/22/2017
3-3:30pm
Join us as we learn about this famous constellation and find out why we see Orion in the summer sky and Scorpio in the winter sky.

Free with admission
2/22
Wednesday
Science: Arctic Freeze
02/22/2017
3:30-4pm
Uh oh! Some of the Museum & Theatre's toys have gotten stuck in blocks of ice. Can you help melt the ice to get them out?

Free with admission
2/22
Wednesday
Live Creature Feature: Touch Tank
02/22/2017
4-4:30pm
Sea stars and sea snails and seaweed, oh my! Join us to touch and learn about tide pool creatures found along the coast of Maine.

Free with admission
2/23
Thursday
Volcanoes and Earthquakes
02/23/2017
10:30-11am
We'll make the earth shake and lava flow as we learn about the wonders of the inner Earth.

Free with admission
2/23
Thursday
Main Stage Production: The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales
02/23/2017
11am-12pm
It's Jack (and his giant!), Cinderella, and the Gingerbread Man like you've never been seen them before! In this is weird and wacky musical world, you'll meet some crazy characters: sassy barnyard animals, colossal cow pies, rapping UGLY ducks, and very stinky cheese, of course. The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales is performed for kids and families by our company of young actors.

The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales is written by John Glore, based on the book by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith, and produced through special arrangement with Playscripts.

$10 (Museum & Theatre members receive $1 off per ticket), $16 to stay and play. Purchase tickets online, call (800) 838-3006, or stop by the front desk.

Tickets will be available soon!
2/23
Thursday
Live Creature Feature: Incredible Insects with USM biologist David Champlin
02/23/2017
1-2pm
Meet caterpillars and moths up-close with USM biologist David Champlin. Learn all about the speedy life cycle of incredible insects with David's collection of tobacco hornworms--you'll be able to touch, pick up, and examine them to your heart's content!

Free with admission
2/23
Thursday
Main Stage Production: The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales
02/23/2017
2-3pm
It's Jack (and his giant!), Cinderella, and the Gingerbread Man like you've never been seen them before! In this is weird and wacky musical world, you'll meet some crazy characters: sassy barnyard animals, colossal cow pies, rapping UGLY ducks, and very stinky cheese, of course. The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales is performed for kids and families by our company of young actors.

The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales is written by John Glore, based on the book by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith, and produced through special arrangement with Playscripts.

$10 (Museum & Theatre members receive $1 off per ticket), $16 to stay and play. Purchase tickets online, call (800) 838-3006, or stop by the front desk.

Tickets will be available soon!
2/23
Thursday
Enchanted World Creation
02/23/2017
3:30-4pm
Help create a magical world during this collaborative art project. Choose from a variety of recycled materials and help design a miniature world. Artists of all ages are invited to add a detail or stay until the last stone is in place.

Free with admission
2/23
Thursday
Live Creature Feature: Touch Tank
02/23/2017
4-4:30pm
Sea stars and sea snails and seaweed, oh my! Join us to touch and learn about tide pool creatures found along the coast of Maine.

Free with admission
2/24
Friday
Sparks' Ark Live Animal Show
02/24/2017
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 fox! Reservations highly recommended.

$6/person plus admission. For tickets, register online, call (207) 828-1234, or stop by the front desk.

Tickets will be available soon!
2/24
Friday
Sparks' Ark Live Animal Show
02/24/2017
11-11:30am
Join wildlife rehabilitator Josh Sparks to meet some truly amazing live animals and hear some awesome stories of animal rescue. Past animal presentations have included a fuzzy chinchilla, an owl, and a fox! Reservations highly recommended.

$6/person plus admission. For tickets, register online, call (207) 828-1234, or stop by the front desk.

Tickets will be available soon!
2/24
Friday
Funky Roquefort Dance Party
02/24/2017
11:30am-12pm
Learn dance moves inspired by the stinkiest of cheeses, including the Funky Roquefort and the Classic Stilton, at a special stinky cheese dance party with special guest DJ Ugly Duck and the Stinky Cheese Man himself!

Free with admission
2/24
Friday
Main Stage Production: The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales
02/24/2017
1-2pm
It's Jack (and his giant!), Cinderella, and the Gingerbread Man like you've never been seen them before! In this is weird and wacky musical world, you'll meet some crazy characters: sassy barnyard animals, colossal cow pies, rapping UGLY ducks, and very stinky cheese, of course. The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales is performed for kids and families by our company of young actors.

The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales is written by John Glore, based on the book by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith, and produced through special arrangement with Playscripts.

$10 (Museum & Theatre members receive $1 off per ticket), $16 to stay and play. Purchase tickets online, call (800) 838-3006, or stop by the front desk.

Tickets will be available soon!
2/24
Friday
Volcanoes and Earthquakes
02/24/2017
2:30-3pm
We'll make the earth shake and lava flow as we learn about the wonders of the inner Earth.

Free with admission
2/24
Friday
Star Show: The Black Tortoise
02/24/2017
3-3:30pm
Come find the Old Black Tortoise who lives in the Lake of Stars as we learn about this Chinese constellation.

Free with admission
2/24
Friday
Main Stage Production: The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales
02/24/2017
4-5pm
It's Jack (and his giant!), Cinderella, and the Gingerbread Man like you've never been seen them before! In this is weird and wacky musical world, you'll meet some crazy characters: sassy barnyard animals, colossal cow pies, rapping UGLY ducks, and very stinky cheese, of course. The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales is performed for kids and families by our company of young actors.

The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales is written by John Glore, based on the book by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith, and produced through special arrangement with Playscripts.

$10 (Museum & Theatre members receive $1 off per ticket), $16 to stay and play. Purchase tickets online, call (800) 838-3006, or stop by the front desk.

Tickets will be available soon!
2/25
Saturday
Bee Celebration
02/25/2017
10:15-11:30am
Bee busy this morning and celebrate Bees! We'll make our own hive out of cardboard and recycled materials test and compare flavors of all kinds of honey, and even learn a bee dance!

Free with admission
2/25
Saturday
Beehive Creation
02/25/2017
10:15-10:45am
Join us as we create a large-scale beehive out of cardboard and other recycled materials. Add one cell to the hive or stay for the whole process.

Free with admission
2/25
Saturday
Be A Bee Honey Tasting
02/25/2017
11-11:30am
Honey is always delicious, but did you know that honey made by different beehives can have different flavors? Join us to meet the Museum & Theatre's live honeybees, taste delectable honey that they made this summer, and compare it to the flavor of honey made by bees from around the country. We'll also have a chance to be bees and practice the dance they use to communicate with each other!

Free with admission
2/25
Saturday
Beeswax Candle Making
02/25/2017
11:30am-12pm
Discover the process of creating your own hand-dipped beeswax candle. Learn to tie a candle wick, slowly dip the wick into hot wax, and watch as a candle slowly forms.

$6/members, $8/visitors. Register online, call (207) 828-1234 ext. 231, or stop by the front desk.

2/25
Saturday
Live Creature Feature: Touch Tank
02/25/2017
12-12:30pm
Sea stars and sea snails and seaweed, oh my! Join us to touch and learn about tide pool creatures found along the coast of Maine.

Free with admission
2/25
Saturday
Main Stage Production: The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales
02/25/2017
1-2pm
It's Jack (and his giant!), Cinderella, and the Gingerbread Man like you've never been seen them before! In this is weird and wacky musical world, you'll meet some crazy characters: sassy barnyard animals, colossal cow pies, rapping UGLY ducks, and very stinky cheese, of course. The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales is performed for kids and families by our company of young actors.

The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales is written by John Glore, based on the book by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith, and produced through special arrangement with Playscripts.

$10 (Museum & Theatre members receive $1 off per ticket), $16 to stay and play. Purchase tickets online, call (800) 838-3006, or stop by the front desk.

Tickets will be available soon!
2/25
Saturday
Magic of Medicine with UNE Pharmacy Students
02/25/2017
2-3pm
Have you ever wondered how medicine pills are made or how medicine dissolves in our bodies? Join students from the University of New England Pharmacy program to explore the magic of medicine! They'll bring some of their medicine making tools and answer questions about what it's like to be a pharmacist during this interactive science show.

Free with admission
2/25
Saturday
Star Show: The Black Tortoise
02/25/2017
3-3:30pm
Come find the Old Black Tortoise who lives in the Lake of Stars as we learn about this Chinese constellation.br>
Free with admission
2/25
Saturday
Main Stage Production: The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales
02/25/2017
4-5pm
It's Jack (and his giant!), Cinderella, and the Gingerbread Man like you've never been seen them before! In this is weird and wacky musical world, you'll meet some crazy characters: sassy barnyard animals, colossal cow pies, rapping UGLY ducks, and very stinky cheese, of course. The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales is performed for kids and families by our company of young actors.

The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales is written by John Glore, based on the book by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith, and produced through special arrangement with Playscripts.

$10 (Museum & Theatre members receive $1 off per ticket), $16 to stay and play. Purchase tickets online, call (800) 838-3006, or stop by the front desk.

Tickets will be available soon!
2/26
Sunday
Fairy Tale Breakfast
02/26/2017
10:30-11am
In honor of the Museum & Theatre's Mainstage Production: The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales, we'll be preparing and serving up the food of fables! Come taste the muffins Little Red Riding Hood brings to her grandmother, sample the beans from Jack's bean stalk, and even get a visit from Goldilocks who will taste the porridge we make to see if it is just right!

$4 per plate, plus admission. Register online, call (207) 828-1234 ext. 231, or stop by the front desk.

2/26
Sunday
Science: Light Catcher Sculpture
02/26/2017
11-11:30am
Experiment with how light moves through different materials and make your own transparent recycled material sculpture. Test out your creations with our light table and bring them home to hang in your window!

Free with admission
2/26
Sunday
Live Creature Feature: Touch Tank
02/26/2017
11:30am-12pm
Sea stars and sea snails and seaweed, oh my! Join us to touch and learn about tide pool creatures found along the coast of Maine.

Free with admission
2/26
Sunday
Main Stage Production: The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales
02/26/2017
1-2pm
It's Jack (and his giant!), Cinderella, and the Gingerbread Man like you've never been seen them before! In this is weird and wacky musical world, you'll meet some crazy characters: sassy barnyard animals, colossal cow pies, rapping UGLY ducks, and very stinky cheese, of course. The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales is performed for kids and families by our company of young actors.

The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales is written by John Glore, based on the book by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith, and produced through special arrangement with Playscripts.

$10 (Museum & Theatre members receive $1 off per ticket), $16 to stay and play. Purchase tickets online, call (800) 838-3006, or stop by the front desk.

Tickets will be available soon!
2/26
Sunday
Live Creature Feature: A Frog's World
02/26/2017
2:30-3pm
How do frogs hear, see, touch, smell and taste? How do you? Learn all about amphibian senses in a frog's world.

Free with admission
2/26
Sunday
Main Stage Production: The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales
02/26/2017
4-5pm
It's Jack (and his giant!), Cinderella, and the Gingerbread Man like you've never been seen them before! In this is weird and wacky musical world, you'll meet some crazy characters: sassy barnyard animals, colossal cow pies, rapping UGLY ducks, and very stinky cheese, of course. The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales is performed for kids and families by our company of young actors.

The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales is written by John Glore, based on the book by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith, and produced through special arrangement with Playscripts.

$10 (Museum & Theatre members receive $1 off per ticket), $16 to stay and play. Purchase tickets online, call (800) 838-3006, or stop by the front desk.

Tickets will be available soon!
2/27
Monday
Members' Monday Play Group: All things Seuss
02/27/2017
10-10:30am
In honor of Read Across America and Dr. Seuss' birthday, we'll be diving into the magical world of Dr. Seuss. Come together each week to read a classic Dr. Seuss story and participate in a related craft and sensory activity.

Free with admission
2/28
Tuesday
Little Kid Morning Out: The Cat in the Hat
02/28/2017
10:15-11:15am
Need a cabin fever reliever? Looking for a way to socialize with other parents and caregivers? Join us for a dynamic morning of programming. This week, we'll kick off Read Across America Week with a Seuss celebration. Read The Cat in the Hat, discover our sensory table, test your balance like the Cat in the Hat, and create your own red and white hat to take home. If you are willing and able, please bring in a new or gently used hat (or mittens, gloves, or scarf) to be donated to Maine children in need.

Free with admission
2/28
Tuesday
Live Creature Feature: Meet Yertle the Turtle
02/28/2017
11-11:30am
Come learn about our LIVE turtles and read Yertle the Turtle in honor of Read Across America and Dr. Seuss' Birthday.

Free with admission
2/28
Tuesday
Star Show: Orion the Hunter
02/28/2017
12-12:30pm
Join us as we learn about this famous constellation and find out why we see Orion in the summer sky and Scorpio in the winter sky.

Free with admission
2/28
Tuesday
Meet the Arts: Red Fish, Blue Fish Art
02/28/2017
2-2:30pm
Join us as we celebrate Read Across America week and Dr. Seuss' Birthday with a special Seuss-inspired art time.

Free with admission
2/28
Tuesday
Kitchen Culture: Bread from Around the World
02/28/2017
3-3:30pm
Learn about bread around the world while we make our own bread and read The Butter Battle Book by Dr. Seuss.

Free with admission