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March 2019

3/26
Tuesday
Treat Your Toddler Tuesday
03/26/2019
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Rise and Shine! The Museum & Theatre will open at 9am (one hour earlier) on Tuesday mornings. Does your little one get up extra early or take a morning nap? Come for an early morning of play! Children under 18 months are free!

*Free coffee will be provided between 9-10am through a generous donation from Rwanda Bean Company.
3/26
Tuesday
Find Your Flock: Parenting Discussions with Birth Roots
03/26/2019
10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Join us for dynamic, inclusive discussions focusing on the phases of early parenthood. Birth Roots, a community-based education and perinatal support organization, will facilitate conversation and share their unique model of perinatal care, one that is responsive to the whole person. Caregivers of new babies through young toddlers will benefit from our Birth Roots gatherings, focusing on community-building during early parenthood.

Free with admission
3/26
Tuesday
Garden Planning & Planting
03/26/2019
11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
We are preparing to plant our garden and we need your help to pick out what vegetables to grow. Cast your vote then help us plant a vegetable hearty enough to be planted in early spring: kale!

Free with admission
3/26
Tuesday
The Root Children Stage Story
03/26/2019
2:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
When spring comes, the Root Children wake from their earthy beds, shine and paint the beetles and bugs, and grow colorful flowers. Help tell this story of the fairies who change the seasons. Based on the book by Sibylle von Olfers.

Free with admission
3/27
Wednesday
Stories in the Kitchen: The Root Children Maple Roasted Roots
03/27/2019
11:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Herald the springtime with this tale of changing seasons and an especially tasty maple roasted carrots recipe.

Free with admission
3/27
Wednesday
Creative Movement with A Special Guest from Portland Ballet
03/27/2019
11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Do you love to jump, skip, tiptoe, and twirl? Get moving with our special guest from Portland Ballet School's Young Dancer Program and explore the connection between movement and music in a fun, low-key environment.
Designed for ages 3-5 and their grown-ups.

Free with admission
3/27
Wednesday
Bumble Bees and 747s: Biomimicry all Around
03/27/2019
2:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
From bumble bees and butterfly wings, fleas knees, and bees' shoulders, learn how nature inspires scientific innovation. Get inspired and create your own design!

Free with admission
3/28
Thursday
It's Alive: Microbes!
03/28/2019
2:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Invisible to the naked eye, tiny living microbes are all around us! While some are helpful, some germs can make us sick. Check out microbes under a microscope, learn how germs spread using a blacklight visual, and see the results of good hand washing techniques for yourself.

Free with admission
3/29
Friday
Toddler Storytime
03/29/2019
10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Discover the art of storytelling through song, puppets, and dance. Outsmart a giant, sing a mouse to sleep, and maybe even go on a bear hunt!

Free with admission
3/29
Friday
What the Ladybug Heard Sing Along
03/29/2019
11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Find out how the lady bugs saves the day when two robbers try to steal the prize cow during this silly sing along.

Free with admission
3/29
Friday
Engineer Masters
03/29/2019
2:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Think, build, test, and share. Find out what it means to tinker and engineer through a story-based challenge. Put yourself in the shoes of a crafty squirrel, and find a solution for a pesky squirrel-proof bird feeder.

Free with admission
3/30
Saturday
Touch Tank: How Climate Change Effects Casco Bay
03/30/2019
11-11:30am
Meet and touch our live tide pool creatures, learn about the changes in Casco Bay, and how you can help.

Free with admission
3/30
Saturday
Paint a Lobster Buoy Workshop
03/30/2019
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
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. $18 per buoy (members receive 10% off). Register online, call (207) 828-1234 ext. 231, or stop by the front desk.

3/30
Saturday
It's Alive: Microbes!
03/30/2019
3:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Invisible to the naked eye, tiny living microbes are all around us! While some are helpful, some germs can make us sick. Check out microbes under a microscope, learn how germs spread using a blacklight visual, and see the results of good hand washing techniques for yourself.

Free with admission
3/31
Sunday
Engineer Masters
03/31/2019
10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Think, build, test, and share. Find out what it means to tinker and engineer through a story-based challenge. Put yourself the shoes of a crafty squirrel, and find a solution for a pesky squirrel-proof bird feeder.

Free with admission
3/31
Sunday
Rainbow Discovery Class with Take-home Prism
03/31/2019
11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Discover the optics behind rainbows and color and learn how different animals see the world in colossally different ways. Peer through lenses and binoculars, light up jello lasers, inspect owl skulls, and see what see bumblebees and butterflies see. We'll play with refraction and reflection and find out what all this has to do with rainbows in our Lights, Camera, Color exhibit. Class includes your own rainbow prism to take home. Ages 4+

$11 (Museum & Theatre members receive a 10% discount). Register online, call (207) 828-1234, or stop by the front desk.

3/31
Sunday
Ancient Egyptian Star Show
03/31/2019
2:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Travel down the Nile under the stars and discover how the Ancient Egyptians used the stars to explain the world around them.

Free with admission

April 2019

4/1
Monday
Members' Monday: Silly Family Face Painting
04/01/2019
10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Celebrate the new month with family face paint! Try your hand at painting your own face or the face of a family member. Adults and children are welcome to take turns being the artist. Pictures and giggles encouraged.

Free with admission
4/2
Tuesday
Treat Your Toddler Tuesday
04/02/2019
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Rise and shine! The Museum & Theatre will open at 9 a.m. (one hour earlier) on Tuesday mornings. Does your little one get up extra early or take a morning nap? Come for an early morning of play! Children under 18 months are free!
4/2
Tuesday
Action! Headquarters Open for Play
04/02/2019
9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Our newest Superhero exhibit is open for business today from 9-11 a.m. and 12-3 p.m. The world is waiting for superheroes like you to save the day!

Free with admission
4/2
Tuesday
Making Mud Pies
04/02/2019
10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Mix up a special batch of mud pies and get ready to get a little dirty!

Free with admission
4/2
Tuesday
Puppet Show: The Rabbit Who Wanted Red Wings
04/02/2019
12 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Our newest Superhero exhibit is open for business today from 9-11 a.m. and 12-3 p.m. The world is waiting for superheroes like you to save the day!

Free with admission
4/2
Tuesday
Celebrate Poetry Month: Swirling Ink Art Time
04/02/2019
2:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Celebrate the power of poetry by adding illustrations to pre-printed poems. Dip a thread in jewel-toned inks and see what marks they leave behind.

Free with admission
4/3
Wednesday
Speaking Class for New Mainers
04/03/2019
9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Practice your English speaking skills, meet new friends, and bring your children to play in the Museum & Theatre exhibits. Parents and caregivers will practice basic conversation skills and learn vocabulary in a low-key, inclusive conversation circle. Children ages 0-4 will explore exhibits and take part in guided-play with Museum & Theatre educators.

FREE to participate. No registration is required. Please contact Lily O'Brien with questions at 207-828-1234 x227 or lily@kitetails.org
4/3
Wednesday
Theatre Class for 3-5 Year Olds
04/03/2019
10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Play with some especially silly, spooky tales, and write a story that is sure to scare the willies out of any grown up. Join us on the last class for a participatory performance. Caregivers can join in a participatory performance at the final class. Designed for ages 3 to 5. Class meets Wednesday mornings: 4/3, 4/10, 4/24 and 5/1 (no class 4/15; April break).

$70 per 4-class session (Museum & Theatre members receive 10% discount). To register, stop by the front desk, call 207-828-1234, or visit kitetails.org

4/3
Wednesday
Kids Cook: Egg Pasta
04/03/2019
11:15 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Find out what's crackin' in our kitchen as we explore eggs of all shapes and sizes to make tasty and healthy dishes. Today, make fresh egg pasta.

Free with admission
4/3
Wednesday
Action! Headquarters Open for Play
04/03/2019
11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Our newest Superhero exhibit is open for business today from 11:30-3pm. The world is waiting for superheroes like you to save the day!

Free with admission
4/3
Wednesday
Coding for Kids
04/03/2019
2:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Learn early coding skills through stories and games in this interactive program aimed at preschool age children.

Free with admission
4/4
Thursday
Dinosaur Discovery Class for 3-5 Year Olds
04/04/2019
10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Step into the shoes of a paleontologist and the footsteps of a theropod as we explore the world of prehistoric animals. Study dinosaur fossil replicas, take part in a mock excavation, and create model dinosaur fossils. We'll also have a chance to touch a real dinosaur fossil from the Museum & Theatre's collection! Ages 3-5. Thursday mornings: 4/4, 4/11, 4/25, and 5/2 (no class 4/18; April break).

$70 per 4-class session (Museum & Theatre members receive 10% discount). To register, stop by the front desk, call 207-828-1234, or visit kitetails.org

4/4
Thursday
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Slam Poetry
04/04/2019
10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Play with the rhythm, beat, and tempo of words! Then move and shake along with instruments to Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault's Chicka Chicka Boom Boom.

Free with admission
4/4
Thursday
Penny the Storyteller
04/04/2019
11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Listen to tales from around the world such as Abiyoyo and The Foolish Frog told by our special guest storyteller, Penny.

Free with admission
4/4
Thursday
Action! Headquarters Open for Play
04/04/2019
11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Our newest Superhero exhibit is open for business today from 11:30am-3pm. The world is waiting for superheroes like you to save the day!

Free with admission
4/4
Thursday
April Rain Song: When Art, Poetry, and Sound Collide
04/04/2019
2:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Drop colorful raindrops on paper wrapped around tin cans and frying pans to create your own visual and auditory piece of art inspired by April Rain Song by Langston Hughes.

Free with admission
4/4
Thursday
Ukulele Class for 6-9 Year Olds
04/04/2019
3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Take music-making to a whole new level during this interactive, open-ended series. Using the ukulele as a jumping-off point, you'll learn to play new instruments, write songs, and jam with new friends. Designed for ages 6 to 9. Class meets Thursday afternoons: 4/4, 4/11, 4/25, and 5/2.

$70 per 4-class session (Museum & Theatre members receive 10% discount). Participants will need a ukulele for the duration of the class. To register, stop by the front desk, call 207-828-1234, or visit kitetails.org. For instrument questions, contact Lily O'Brien at lily@kitetails.org.

4/5
Friday
Puppet Show: The Rabbit Who Wanted Red Wings
04/05/2019
10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Once upon a time there was a little rabbit who wished for red wings like a robin. Come see this classic story told with puppets, found objects, and audience participation.

Free with admission
4/5
Friday
Action! Headquarters Open for Play
04/05/2019
11:00 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Our newest Superhero exhibit is open for business today from 11am-2pm. The world is waiting for superheroes like you to save the day!

Free with admission
4/5
Friday
Live Animal Visit with the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland
04/05/2019
11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Meet a live animal, learn about its behavior, adaptations, and how to care for a pet in this hands-on program with the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland.

Free with admission
4/5
Friday
Act It Out: Peter Rabbit
04/05/2019
2:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Peter Rabbit is tired of all the rules of being a rabbit, so he decides to try being something else! Could he be a squirrel, or a mouse, or a hedgehog? Stretch your muscles and imaginations through movement and theatre games as we become the different animals Peter Rabbit meets on his adventures - and as we keep away from Mr. McGregor!

Free with admission
4/5
Friday
$2 First Friday from 5-8 PM
04/05/2019
5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
To best serve our community, we are open extended hours on the first Friday of every month from 5-8 p.m. for $2/person. We strive to share the Museum & Theatre experience at an affordable rate with families who may not be able to visit during regular business hours. Members and children under eighteen months are always admitted free.
4/5
Friday
Sneak Peek of Peter Rabbit
04/05/2019
6 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Meet actors, play an improvisational theatre game, and get a sneak peek preview of our upcoming Main Stage production: Peter Rabbit.

Free with admission
4/6
Saturday
Tide Pool Touch Tank
04/06/2019
10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Meet animals and plants from Casco Bay. Use your scientific observation skills to identify different species of crabs, mollusks, and seaweed.

Free with admission
4/6
Saturday
Owl Pellet Dissection
04/06/2019
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
When owls eat, they swallow their prey whole! What can't be digested is regurgitated into a neat pellet. Each participant will receive an owl pellet to dissect so that we can see for ourselves what this Maine resident owl ate for dinner! Suggested for ages 4 and up. Caregivers are welcome to participate. $8 (Museum & Theatre members receive a 10% discount). Register online, call (207) 828-1234, or stop by the front desk.

4/6
Saturday
Malala's Magic Pencil Art Time
04/06/2019
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
"If I had a magic pencil I would draw a better world, a more peaceful world." Join us to read Malala Yousafzai's newly released children's book. Then, decorate your own magic pencil to take home...perhaps it will help you change the world, just like Malala.

Free with admission
4/7
Sunday
Meet Registered Maine Guides and Learn About the Maine Canoe Symposium
04/07/2019
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Meet Maine Guides and learn how to keep warm, well fed and safe while having fun on Wilderness camping and canoe trips with children. Learn the joy of running beautiful rapids during the day and how we prepare sumptuous meals including steak, lobster, beef stroganoff and cherry pie, ginger bread and cakes for dessert. All cooked fresh in the outdoors.

Free with admission
4/7
Sunday
Rock n' Erupt Volcano Exploration
04/07/2019
1:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Explore real volcanic rock, rock around on pretend tectonic plates, and erupt a classic baking soda and vinegar volcano.

Free with admission
4/7
Sunday
Unicorn Horns and Dragon Tails Art Time
04/07/2019
3:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Activate your imagination and sharpen your scientific acumen as you mix and match animal adaptations like wings, claws, fins, and scales to make super creatures and the habitats where they will thrive.

Free with admission
4/8
Monday
Members' Monday: Dinosaur Eggs
04/08/2019
10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Check out a replica dinosaur egg fossil and get a little messy with baking soda and vinegar to discover baby dinos hidden in the fizz!

4/9
Tuesday
Treat Your Toddler Tuesday
04/09/2019
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Rise and shine! The Museum & Theatre will open at 9 a.m. (one hour earlier) on Tuesday mornings. Does your little one get up extra early or take a morning nap? Come for an early morning of play! Children under 18 months are free!
4/9
Tuesday
Action! Headquarters Open for Play
04/09/2019
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Our newest Superhero exhibit is open for business today from 9am-3pm. The world is waiting for superheroes like you to save the day!

Free with admission
4/9
Tuesday
Collaborative Art: Painting Nature
04/09/2019
10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Let's work together to create something beautiful. We’ll decorate a tree branch in beautiful autumn colors with paint, glitter, and pom poms. Add one splotch of paint or stay for the whole collaborative process. Designed for ages 2-5 and their grownups.

Free with admission
4/9
Tuesday
Artist Spotlight: Burcin Kirik’s Rainbow Glitter Art
04/09/2019
11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Local artist Burcin Kirik is inspired by color, glitter, and beautiful things around us. Meet Burcin and explore four of her vibrant and sparkly art pieces. Then, create your own art or stories using Burcin's art as inspiration. Take your art home, or have the option of adding your art to a Museum & Theatre gallery show summer 2019.

Free with admission
4/9
Tuesday
Three Sisters Garden Time
04/09/2019
2:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Did you know that certain plants thrive when they're planted with a companion? Come learn about the famous three sisters: corn, beans, and squash and help us plant them in our backyard garden.

Free with admission
4/10
Wednesday
Cooking Healthy: Mini Quail Egg Omelettes
04/10/2019
11:15 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Find out what's crackin' in our kitchen as we explore eggs of all shapes and sizes to make tasty and healthy dishes. Today, make mini quail egg omelettes. Sponsored by Delta Dental.

Free with admission
4/10
Wednesday
Action! Headquarters Open for Play
04/10/2019
11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Our newest Superhero exhibit is open for business today from 11:30am-3pm. The world is waiting for superheroes like you to save the day!

Free with admission
4/10
Wednesday
April Rain Song: When Art, Poetry, and Sound Collide
04/10/2019
2:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Drop colorful raindrops on paper wrapped around tin cans and frying pans to create your own visual and auditory piece of art inspired by April Rain Song by Langston Hughes.

Free with admission
4/11
Thursday
Tiny Tots: "Inch by Inch" Sing-Along
04/11/2019
11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Did you know plants grow bigger if you sing to them? We'll explore why and join our voices to sing to the Museum & Theatre's garden seedlings. Ideal for ages 18-36 months and their caregivers looking for opportunities to develop sound awareness and practice empathy.

Free with admission
4/11
Thursday
Action! Headquarters Open for Play
04/11/2019
12 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Our newest Superhero exhibit is open for business today from 12-3pm. The world is waiting for superheroes like you to save the day!

Free with admission
4/11
Thursday
Into the Line: Art Exploration
04/11/2019
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
When we look at art, lines can be like roller coasters for your eyes, exciting your brain, and pulling you in. But what is a line? Explore for yourself with different drawing techniques that use your whole body to create art.

Free with admission
4/11
Thursday
MAINSTAGE PRODUCTION: A Peter Rabbit Tale OPENING NIGHT and GALA PARTY
04/11/2019
4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Peter Rabbit doesn't think life as a rabbit is all it's cracked up to be. His mother is always making him do chores, and Peter's had just about all he can take of his sisters and brothers. After being picked on for the last time, Peter decides to run away from home and find a better place to live -- somewhere he can be in charge, do whatever he wants, and be free of responsibility. As Peter struggles to live with other animals, from feisty squirrels to sewing mice, he begins to realize his life at home might not have been so bad after all. Written by Sarah Brandt and Neal Richardson, based on the characters of Beatrix Potter, produced with permission by Playscripts Inc, and performed by our company of young actors.

$18/ticket includes admission to the party after the show. (Museum & Theatre members receive 10% off). Purchase tickets online, by phone at (207) 828-1234, or stop by the front desk.

4/12
Friday
Action! Headquarters Open for Play
04/12/2019
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Our newest Superhero exhibit is open for business today from 10am-12pm. The world is waiting for superheroes like you to save the day!

Free with admission
4/12
Friday
Meet the Portland Firefighters
04/12/2019
10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Meet Portland's firefighters and learn what their job entails (dependent on firefighter availability). If the firefighters are out helping the community, learn about fire safety and real firefighter emergency protocol in the Museum & Theatre's own fire truck.

Free with admission
4/12
Friday
Big Messy Art Time
04/12/2019
11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Art is not a sideline sport at the Museum & Theatre! Roll up your sleeves and put on an apron as we create a large-scale, messy, drip painting. Add one drop of stay for the whole process.

Free with admission
4/12
Friday
MAINSTAGE PRODUCTION: A Peter Rabbit Tale
04/12/2019
1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Peter Rabbit doesn't think life as a rabbit is all it's cracked up to be. His mother is always making him do chores, and Peter's had just about all he can take of his sisters. After being picked on for the last time, Peter decides to run away and find a better place to live -- somewhere he can be in charge, do whatever he wants, and be free of responsibility. Peter meets characters from other Beatrix Potter tales, and after meeting the Great Old Owl and Simpkin the cat, he begins to realize that life back at home might not be so bad afterall. Written by Sarah Brandt and Neal Richardson, based on the characters of Beatrix Potter, produced with permission by Playscripts Inc, and performed by our company of young actors.

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

4/12
Friday
Slime Time
04/12/2019
3 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
You certainly know it when you see it, but what is slime? Find out the unique physical properties that make slime so appealing to the senses! Grab some goggles and experiment with different varieties of this sticky stuff.

Free with admission
4/12
Friday
MAINSTAGE PRODUCTION: A Peter Rabbit Tale
04/12/2019
4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Peter Rabbit doesn't think life as a rabbit is all it's cracked up to be. His mother is always making him do chores, and Peter's had just about all he can take of his sisters and brothers. After being picked on for the last time, Peter decides to run away from home and find a better place to live -- somewhere he can be in charge, do whatever he wants, and be free of responsibility. As Peter struggles to live with other animals, from feisty squirrels to sewing mice, he begins to realize his life at home might not have been so bad after all. Written by Sarah Brandt and Neal Richardson, based on the characters of Beatrix Potter, produced with permission by Playscripts Inc, and performed by our company of young actors.

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

4/13
Saturday
Play Your Way: Sensory Saturday Egg Hunt
04/13/2019
9 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Wondering if the Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine is the right fit for your child? Come try out the Museum & Theatre during a low-key, inclusive playtime for families with sensory integration challenges. This month, we'll celebrate spring with a sensory-friendly egg hunt throughout the Museum & Theatre's exhibits. Search for eggs stuffed with treats and prizes while you play in the exhibits and meet new friends.

The Museum & Theatre is committed to welcoming all families each and every day; this is a special time for families affected by Autism, Down syndrome, Sensory Processing Disorder, or other challenges to play in our exhibits during a quieter time and meet other families in the community. Educators will be on-hand to answer any questions you have about the Museum & Theatre's projects and programs and to support your family's needs.

Now FREE thanks to our long-time partner WEX! To register, call 207-828-1234, stop by the front desk, or visit kitetails.org.

4/13
Saturday
Bunny Day
04/13/2019
10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Celebrate spring with all things hippity hoppity in honor of our Main Stage Production of A Peter Rabbit Tale. Try out bunny face painting, plant carrots and cabbages, meet a real bunny from the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland, and more during this festive spring celebration.

Free with admission
4/13
Saturday
Bunny Face Painting
04/13/2019
10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Hop on into this festive day with a nose and whiskers! Pick out your favorite color and become a bunny in honor of our Main Stage Production of A Peter Rabbit Tale.

Free with admission
4/13
Saturday
Garden Time: Carrots and Cabbage Planting
04/13/2019
11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Help plant Peter Rabbit's favorite snacks during this messy garden time. Plant one carrot seed or stay for the whole time.

Free with admission
4/13
Saturday
Act It Out: Peter Rabbit
04/13/2019
1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Peter Rabbit is tired of all the rules of being a rabbit, so he decides to try being something else! Could he be a squirrel, or a mouse, or a hedgehog? Stretch your muscles and imaginations through movement and theatre games as we become the different animals Peter Rabbit meets on his adventures - and keep away from Mr. McGregor!

Free with admission
4/13
Saturday
Live Animal Visit with Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland
04/13/2019
2:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Meet a real Peter Rabbit! Learn about the Animal Refuge League and what it takes to care for a bunny.

Free with admission
4/13
Saturday
Bunny Face Painting
04/13/2019
3:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Hop on into this festive day with a nose and whiskers! Pick out your favorite color and become a bunny in honor of our Main Stage Production of A Peter Rabbit Tale.

Free with admission
4/13
Saturday
MAIN STAGE PRODUCTION: A Peter Rabbit Tale
04/13/2019
4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Peter Rabbit doesn't think life as a rabbit is all it's cracked up to be. His mother is always making him do chores, and Peter's had just about all he can take of his sisters and brothers. After being picked on for the last time, Peter decides to run away from home and find a better place to live -- somewhere he can be in charge, do whatever he wants, and be free of responsibility. As Peter struggles to live with other animals, from feisty squirrels to sewing mice, he begins to realize his life at home might not have been so bad after all. Written by Sarah Brandt and Neal Richardson, based on the characters of Beatrix Potter, produced with permission by Playscripts Inc, and performed by our company of young actors.

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

4/14
Sunday
Engineer Masters
04/14/2019
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Think, build, test, and share. Learn what it means to tinker and engineer through a story based challenge. Put yourself the shoes of a crafty squirrel and design a solution for a squirrel-proof bird feeder.

Free with admission
4/14
Sunday
Bedazzle a Garden Pot
04/14/2019
11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
In honor of the Main Stage production, A Peter Rabbit Tale, use gems and colorful paints to create a unique terracotta garden pot that all curious rabbits will love. Ideal for ages 5-12 years old.

$8 per pot (members receive 10% off) To register, visit kitetails.org, call 207-828-1234, or stop by the front desk today.

4/14
Sunday
Journey of a Pollen Puff
04/14/2019
2:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
In this fast-paced dramatic game we will transform into bees to collect as much pollen as we can. Discover how pollination is essential for the foods we eat.

Free with admission
4/14
Sunday
Bunny Face Painting
04/14/2019
3:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Hop on into this festive day with a nose and whiskers! Pick out your favorite color and a bunny in honor of our Main Stage Production of A Peter Rabbit Tale.

Free with admission
4/14
Sunday
MAIN STAGE PRODUCTION: A Peter Rabbit Tale
04/14/2019
4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Peter Rabbit doesn't think life as a rabbit is all it's cracked up to be. His mother is always making him do chores, and Peter's had just about all he can take of his sisters and brothers. After being picked on for the last time, Peter decides to run away from home and find a better place to live -- somewhere he can be in charge, do whatever he wants, and be free of responsibility. As Peter struggles to live with other animals, from feisty squirrels to sewing mice, he begins to realize his life at home might not have been so bad after all. Written by Sarah Brandt and Neal Richardson, based on the characters of Beatrix Potter, produced with permission by Playscripts Inc, and performed by our company of young actors.

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

4/15
Monday
Toddler Egg Hunt
04/15/2019
9 a.m. - 10 a.m.
We're celebrating spring with a toddler-friendly egg hunt. Search for plastic eggs stuffed with tot-friendly treats throughout the Museum & Theatre. While you're searching and playing, stop by to create an egg inspired craft to take home. Ideal for ages 0-4 years old and their families.

$10 per person for hour long egg hunt (Museum & Theatre members receive a 10% discount); $20 for egg hunt plus a full day of play. Babies under 18 months are free. Register online, by calling the front desk at 207-828-1234, or stop by the front desk.

4/15
Monday
Action! Headquarters Open for Play
04/15/2019
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Our newest Superhero exhibit is open for business today from 10am-5pm. The world is waiting for superheroes like you to save the day!

Free with admission
4/15
Monday
Tide Pool Touch Tank
04/15/2019
10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Meet animals and plants from Casco Bay. Use your scientific observation skills to identify different species of crabs, mollusks, and seaweed.

Free with admission
4/15
Monday
Rock n' Erupt Volcano Exploration
04/15/2019
11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Explore real volcanic rock, rock around on pretend tectonic plates, and erupt a classic baking soda and vinegar volcano.

Free with admission
4/15
Monday
Explore Passover
04/15/2019
2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Come explore Passover, the Jewish celebration of liberation, and discover what makes this holiday special for children and families. Hear a Seder story, share a traditional snack of matzo and charoset, and hunt for the afikomen (a hidden piece of matzo)!

Free with admission
4/15
Monday
Journey of a Pollen Puff
04/15/2019
4 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Happy Earth Week! Today we're celebrating pollinators. In this fast-paced dramatic game, we will transform into bees to collect as much pollen as we can. Discover how pollination is essential for the foods we eat.

Free with admission
4/16
Tuesday
Action! Headquarters Open for Play
04/16/2019
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Our newest Superhero exhibit is open for business today from 10am-5pm. The world is waiting for superheroes like you to save the day!

Free with admission
4/16
Tuesday
Wiggle with Worms
04/16/2019
11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Happy Earth Week! Today we're celebrating the unsung hero of the planet: the earthworm. Wiggling and squiggling earthworms help keep plants growing. Come meet, touch and study live earth worms and learn how they are good for the planet.

Free with admission
4/16
Tuesday
Paint a Lobster Buoy Workshop
04/16/2019
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Paint your own lobster buoy during this messy, hands-on workshop. Add your own unique design or paint of the classic Maine patterns.

$16/buoy (Member’s receive 10% discount). To sign up call (207) 828-1234 x 231, visit kitetails.org, or stop by the front desk today!

4/16
Tuesday
Artist Spotlight: Burcin Kirik’s Rainbow Glitter Art
04/16/2019
1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Local artist Burcin Kirik is inspired by color, glitter and beautiful things around us. Meet Burcin and explore four of her vibrant and sparkly art pieces. Then create your own art or stories using Burcin's art as inspiration. Take your art home, or have the option of adding your art to a Museum & Theatre gallery show summer 2019.

Free with admission
4/16
Tuesday
Journey of a Pollen Puff
04/16/2019
3 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
In this fast-paced dramatic game we will transform into bees to collect as much pollen as we can. Discover how pollination is essential for the foods we eat.

Free with admission
4/17
Wednesday
Mini Smorgasbord Camp: Wednesday-Friday
04/17/2019
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Discover science, engineering, arts and theatre through hands-on exploration and play in a mini camp. On Wednesday, put your paleontology hats on to explore dinosaurs, make your own dinosaur fossil and travel back in time to discover what dinosaur life was like. Thursday is Theatre day! Meet the Museum & Theatre actors and get front row seats to the Museum & Theatre performance of A Tale of Peter Rabbit. On Friday meet a flying squirrel, fox, boa constrictor, and other fantastic animals during a special Sparks Ark presentation. Then dissect an owl pellet .

$125/visitor (members receive a 10% discount). Register online, call (207) 828-1234 ext. 231, or stop by the front desk.

4/17
Wednesday
MAIN STAGE PRODUCTION: A Peter Rabbit Tale
04/17/2019
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Peter Rabbit doesn't think life as a rabbit is all it's cracked up to be. His mother is always making him do chores, and Peter's had just about all he can take of his sisters and brothers. After being picked on for the last time, Peter decides to run away from home and find a better place to live -- somewhere he can be in charge, do whatever he wants, and be free of responsibility. As Peter struggles to live with other animals, from feisty squirrels to sewing mice, he begins to realize his life at home might not have been so bad after all. Written and music by Sarah Brandt and lyrics by Neal Richardson, based on the characters of Beatrix Potter, produced by special arrangement with Playscripts Inc, and performed by our company of young actors.

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

4/17
Wednesday
MAIN STAGE PRODUCTION: A Peter Rabbit Tale
04/17/2019
2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Peter Rabbit doesn't think life as a rabbit is all it's cracked up to be. His mother is always making him do chores, and Peter's had just about all he can take of his sisters and brothers. After being picked on for the last time, Peter decides to run away from home and find a better place to live -- somewhere he can be in charge, do whatever he wants, and be free of responsibility. As Peter struggles to live with other animals, from feisty squirrels to sewing mice, he begins to realize his life at home might not have been so bad after all. Written by Sarah Brandt and Neal Richardson, based on the characters of Beatrix Potter, produced with permission by Playscripts Inc, and performed by our company of young actors.

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

4/17
Wednesday
Centrifugal Force Art Time
04/17/2019
2:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Harness the magic of physics to create your own unique circle art during this messy art time. Add red, blue, or yellow paint, then give it a spin and watch as the colors blend together.

Free with admission
4/17
Wednesday
Action! Headquarters Open for Play
04/17/2019
3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Our newest Superhero exhibit is open for business today from 3-5pm. The world is waiting for superheroes like you to save the day!

Free with admission
4/17
Wednesday
The Magnificent Enlarging Marshmallow
04/17/2019
3:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Explore how changes in pressure effects molecules by creating massive marshmallows, bursting balloons, and boiling water all in our all within the confines of our pressure jar.

Free with admission
4/17
Wednesday
Touch Tank: How Climate Change Effects Casco Bay
04/17/2019
3:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Celebrate Earth Week at the Museum & Theatre. Meet and touch our live tide pool creatures, learn about the changes in Casco Bay, and how you can help.

Free with admission
4/18
Thursday
The Magnificent Enlarging Marshmallow
04/18/2019
10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Explore how changes in pressure effects molecules by creating massive marshmallows, bursting balloons, and boiling water all in our all within the confines of our pressure jar.

Free with admission
4/18
Thursday
MAIN STAGE PRODUCTION: A Peter Rabbit Tale
04/18/2019
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Peter Rabbit doesn't think life as a rabbit is all it's cracked up to be. His mother is always making him do chores, and Peter's had just about all he can take of his sisters and brothers. After being picked on for the last time, Peter decides to run away from home and find a better place to live -- somewhere he can be in charge, do whatever he wants, and be free of responsibility. As Peter struggles to live with other animals, from feisty squirrels to sewing mice, he begins to realize his life at home might not have been so bad after all. Written by Sarah Brandt and Neal Richardson, based on the characters of Beatrix Potter, produced with permission by Playscripts Inc, and performed by our company of young actors.

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

4/18
Thursday
Sunflower Art Time
04/18/2019
11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Happy Earth Week! Did you know that sunflowers help clean the soil and make the ground healthy for other plants to grow? Find out all about this sunny superhero plant and create your own sunflower painting to take home.

Free with admission
4/18
Thursday
Slime Time
04/18/2019
1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
You certainly know it when you see it, but what is slime? Find out the unique physical properties that make slime so appealing to the senses! Grab some goggles and experiment with different varieties of this sticky stuff.

Free with admission
4/18
Thursday
MAIN STAGE PRODUCTION: A Peter Rabbit Tale
04/18/2019
2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Peter Rabbit doesn't think life as a rabbit is all it's cracked up to be. His mother is always making him do chores, and Peter's had just about all he can take of his sisters and brothers. After being picked on for the last time, Peter decides to run away from home and find a better place to live -- somewhere he can be in charge, do whatever he wants, and be free of responsibility. As Peter struggles to live with other animals, from feisty squirrels to sewing mice, he begins to realize his life at home might not have been so bad after all. Written by Sarah Brandt and Neal Richardson, based on the characters of Beatrix Potter, produced with permission by Playscripts Inc, and performed by our company of young actors.

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

4/18
Thursday
Action! Headquarters Open for Play
04/18/2019
3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Our newest Superhero exhibit is open for business today from 3-5pm. The world is waiting for superheroes like you to save the day!

Free with admission
4/18
Thursday
Centrifugal Force Art Time
04/18/2019
3:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Harness the magic of physics to create your own unique circle art during this messy art time. Add red, blue, or yellow paint, then give it a spin and watch as the colors blend together.

Free with admission
4/19
Friday
Sparks Ark Live Animal Show
04/19/2019
10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
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 Fennec fox! Reservations highly recommended.

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

4/19
Friday
Tide Pool Touch Tank
04/19/2019
11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Meet animals and plants from Casco Bay. Use your scientific observation skills to identify different species of crabs, mollusks, and seaweed.

Free with admission
4/19
Friday
Sparks Ark Live Animal Show
04/19/2019
11:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
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 Fennec fox! Reservations highly recommended.

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

4/19
Friday
MAIN STAGE PRODUCTION: A Peter Rabbit Tale
04/19/2019
1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Peter Rabbit doesn't think life as a rabbit is all it's cracked up to be. His mother is always making him do chores, and Peter's had just about all he can take of his sisters and brothers. After being picked on for the last time, Peter decides to run away from home and find a better place to live -- somewhere he can be in charge, do whatever he wants, and be free of responsibility. As Peter struggles to live with other animals, from feisty squirrels to sewing mice, he begins to realize his life at home might not have been so bad after all. Written by Sarah Brandt and Neal Richardson, based on the characters of Beatrix Potter, produced with permission by Playscripts Inc, and performed by our company of young actors.

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

4/19
Friday
Slime Time
04/19/2019
2:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
You certainly know it when you see it, but what is slime? Grab your goggles and experiment with the unique physical properties that make slime so appealing to the senses! Experiment with different varieties of this sticky stuff.

Free with admission
4/19
Friday
Sunflower Art Time
04/19/2019
3:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Happy Earth Week! Did you know that sunflowers help clean the soil and make the ground healthy for other plants to grow? Find out all about this sunny superhero plant and create your own sunflower painting to take home.

Free with admission
4/19
Friday
MAIN STAGE PRODUCTION: A Peter Rabbit Tale
04/19/2019
4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Peter Rabbit doesn't think life as a rabbit is all it's cracked up to be. His mother is always making him do chores, and Peter's had just about all he can take of his sisters and brothers. After being picked on for the last time, Peter decides to run away from home and find a better place to live -- somewhere he can be in charge, do whatever he wants, and be free of responsibility. As Peter struggles to live with other animals, from feisty squirrels to sewing mice, he begins to realize his life at home might not have been so bad after all. Written by Sarah Brandt and Neal Richardson, based on the characters of Beatrix Potter, produced with permission by Playscripts Inc, and performed by our company of young actors.

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

4/20
Saturday
Before Hours Dinosaur Egg Hunt
04/20/2019
9 a.m. - 10 a.m.
A Mama Dinosaur has left her eggs throughout the Museum & Theatre, and we need help collecting them. Search for colorful dino eggs stuffed with treats, and try your luck taking our golden dino egg challenge. While you're searching and playing, stop by to create a dinosaur fossil rubbing, just like a real paleontologist. Ideal for children ages 3-10 and their families.

$10 per person for hour long egg hunt (Museum & Theatre members receive a 10% discount); $20 for egg hunt plus a full day of play. Babies under 18 months are free. Register online, by calling the front desk at 207-828-1234, or stop by the front desk.

4/20
Saturday
Wiggle with Worms
04/20/2019
10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Happy Earth Week! Today we're celebrating the unsung hero of the planet: the earthworm. Wiggling and squiggling earthworms help keep plants growing. Come meet, touch and study live earth worms and learn how they are good for the planet.

Free with admission
4/20
Saturday
Painting with Catapults
04/20/2019
11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Art is not a sideline sport at the Museum & Theatre! Combine the magic of physics and art to take "messy" to a whole new level. Help assemble a simple catapult and then get to work creating a messy masterpieces with a team of artists. Send one painted pom pom flying or stay for the whole process. Ideal for ages 4-12.

Free with admission
4/20
Saturday
MAIN STAGE PRODUCTION: A Peter Rabbit Tale
04/20/2019
1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Peter Rabbit doesn't think life as a rabbit is all it's cracked up to be. His mother is always making him do chores, and Peter's had just about all he can take of his sisters and brothers. After being picked on for the last time, Peter decides to run away from home and find a better place to live -- somewhere he can be in charge, do whatever he wants, and be free of responsibility. As Peter struggles to live with other animals, from feisty squirrels to sewing mice, he begins to realize his life at home might not have been so bad after all. Written by Sarah Brandt and Neal Richardson, based on the characters of Beatrix Potter, produced with permission by Playscripts Inc, and performed by our company of young actors.

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

4/20
Saturday
The Magnificent Enlarging Marshmallow
04/20/2019
2:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Explore how changes in pressure effects molecules by creating massive marshmallows, bursting balloons, and boiling water all in our all within the confines of our pressure jar.

Free with admission
4/20
Saturday
MAIN STAGE PRODUCTION: A Peter Rabbit Tale
04/20/2019
4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Peter Rabbit doesn't think life as a rabbit is all it's cracked up to be. His mother is always making him do chores, and Peter's had just about all he can take of his sisters and brothers. After being picked on for the last time, Peter decides to run away from home and find a better place to live -- somewhere he can be in charge, do whatever he wants, and be free of responsibility. As Peter struggles to live with other animals, from feisty squirrels to sewing mice, he begins to realize his life at home might not have been so bad after all. Written by Sarah Brandt and Neal Richardson, based on the characters of Beatrix Potter, produced with permission by Playscripts Inc, and performed by our company of young actors.

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

4/22
Monday
Members' Monday: Earth Day Worm Exploration!
04/22/2019
10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Let's celebrate Earth Day by meeting our live worms and learn how these worms help our gardens grow.
4/23
Tuesday
Treat Your Toddler Tuesday
04/23/2019
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Rise and shine! The Museum & Theatre will open at 9 am (one hour earlier) on Tuesday mornings. Does your little one get up extra early or take a morning nap? Come for an early morning of play! Children under 18 months are free!
4/23
Tuesday
Puppet Show: The Rabbit Who Wanted Red Wings
04/23/2019
10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Once upon a time there was a little rabbit who wished for red wings like a robin. Come see this classic story told with puppets, found objects, and audience participation.

Free with admission
4/23
Tuesday
Action! Headquarters Open for Play
04/23/2019
11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Our newest Superhero exhibit is open for business today from 11am-5pm. The world is waiting for superheroes like you to save the day!

Free with admission
4/23
Tuesday
Artist Spotlight: Burcin Kirik’s Rainbow Glitter Art
04/23/2019
11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Local artist Burcin Kirik is inspired by color, glitter and beautiful things around us. Meet Burcin and explore four of her vibrant and sparkly art pieces. Then create your own art or stories using Burcin's art as inspiration. Take your art home, or have the option of adding your art to a Museum & Theatre gallery show summer 2019.

Free with admission
4/23
Tuesday
Swirling Ink Art Time
04/23/2019
2:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Dip a thread in jewel-toned inks and see what marks they leave behind as you test out a unique technique that will leave swirling spirals on your page.

Free with admission
4/24
Wednesday
Speaking Class for New Mainers
04/24/2019
9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Practice your English speaking skills, meet new friends, and bring your children to play in the Museum & Theatre exhibits. Parents and caregivers will practice basic conversation skills and learn vocabulary in a low-key, inclusive conversation circle. Children ages 0-4 will explore exhibits and take part in guided-play with Museum & Theatre educators.

FREE to participate. No registration is required. Please contact Lily O'Brien with questions at 207-828-1234 x227 or lily@kitetails.org
4/24
Wednesday
Stories in the Kitchen: Puffy and Fluffy Cloud Eggs
04/24/2019
11:15 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Find out what's crackin' in our kitchen as we explore eggs of shapes and sizes to make tasty and healthy dishes. Today read Nimby by Jasper Thompkins and bake some fluffy, puffy cloud eggs.

Free with admission
4/24
Wednesday
Creative Movement with A Special Guest from Portland Ballet
04/24/2019
11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Do you love to jump, skip, tiptoe, and twirl? Get moving with our special guest from Portland Ballet School's Young Dancer Program and explore the connection between movement and music in a fun, low-key environment. Designed for ages 3-5 and their grown-ups.

Free with admission
4/24
Wednesday
Action! Headquarters Open for Play
04/24/2019
12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Our newest Superhero exhibit is open for business today from 12-5pm. The world is waiting for superheroes like you to save the day!

Free with admission
4/24
Wednesday
Shadow Puppet Show: Abiyoyo
04/24/2019
2:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Discover the science of light and shadow and use what you've learned to help tell a shadow puppet story about a smelly, music loving giant.

Free with admission
4/25
Thursday
Action! Headquarters Open for Play
04/25/2019
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Our newest Superhero exhibit is open for business today from 10am-5pm. The world is waiting for superheroes like you to save the day!

Free with admission
4/25
Thursday
Tiny Tots: "Inch by Inch" Sing-Along
04/25/2019
10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Did you know plants grow bigger if you sing to them? We’ll explore why and join our voices to sing to the Museum & Theatre's garden seedlings. Ideal for ages 18-36 months and their caregivers looking for opportunities to develop sound awareness and practice empathy.

Free with admission
4/25
Thursday
Collaborative Heart Art
04/25/2019
2:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Experience the process of working with many artists as we create a Chris Uphues-inspired mural. Trace hearts onto a giant piece of paper or try drawing them free-hand. Then, taking inspiration from Uphues' street art, we'll add facial features to each heart.

Free with admission
4/26
Friday
Action! Headquarters Open for Play
04/26/2019
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Our newest Superhero exhibit is open for business today from 9-11am and 12-3pm. The world is waiting for superheroes like you to save the day!

Free with admission
4/26
Friday
Meet the Portland Firefighters
04/26/2019
10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Meet Portland's firefighters and learn what their job entails (dependent on firefighter availability). If the firefighters are out helping the community, learn about fire safety and real firefighter emergency protocol in the Museum & Theatre's own fire truck.

Free with admission
4/26
Friday
Construction Zone: Painting with Diggers & Dozers
04/26/2019
11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Put on a hard hat, pop on a construction smock, and get excited about the Museum & Theatre's exciting building plans by zooming and zig-zagging dump trucks and cement mixers through paint.

Free with admission
4/26
Friday
Act It Out: Peter Rabbit
04/26/2019
2:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Peter Rabbit is tired of all the rules of being a rabbit, so he decides to try being something else! Could he be a squirrel, or a mouse, or a hedgehog? Stretch your muscles and imaginations through movement and theatre games as we become the different animals Peter Rabbit meets on his adventures - and keep away from Mr. McGregor!

Free with admission
4/26
Friday
MAIN STAGE PRODUCTION: A Peter Rabbit Tale
04/26/2019
4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Peter Rabbit doesn't think life as a rabbit is all it's cracked up to be. His mother is always making him do chores, and Peter's had just about all he can take of his sisters and brothers. After being picked on for the last time, Peter decides to run away from home and find a better place to live -- somewhere he can be in charge, do whatever he wants, and be free of responsibility. As Peter struggles to live with other animals, from feisty squirrels to sewing mice, he begins to realize his life at home might not have been so bad after all. Written by Sarah Brandt and Neal Richardson, based on the characters of Beatrix Potter, produced with permission by Playscripts Inc, and performed by our company of young actors. $10/ticket (Museum & Theatre members receive 10% off). Purchase tickets online, by phone at (207) 828-1234, or stop by the front desk.

4/27
Saturday
It's Alive: Microbes!
04/27/2019
11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Invisible to the naked eye, tiny living microbes are all around us! While some are helpful, some called germs can make us sick. Check out microbes under a microscope, learn how germs spread using a blacklight visual, and see the results of good hand washing techniques for yourself.

Free with admission
4/27
Saturday
MAIN STAGE PRODUCTION: A Peter Rabbit Tale
04/27/2019
1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Peter Rabbit doesn't think life as a rabbit is all it's cracked up to be. His mother is always making him do chores, and Peter's had just about all he can take of his sisters and brothers. After being picked on for the last time, Peter decides to run away from home and find a better place to live -- somewhere he can be in charge, do whatever he wants, and be free of responsibility. As Peter struggles to live with other animals, from feisty squirrels to sewing mice, he begins to realize his life at home might not have been so bad after all. Written by Sarah Brandt and Neal Richardson, based on the characters of Beatrix Potter, produced with permission by Playscripts Inc, and performed by our company of young actors.

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

4/27
Saturday
Camera Obscura Show
04/27/2019
2:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
How do our eyes really work? Find out inside our Camera Obscura, a room-sized optical exhibit demonstrating principles of light, perspective, and vision. Discover the similarities between cameras, our eyeballs, and periscopes in this interactive show.

Free with admission
4/27
Saturday
MAIN STAGE PRODUCTION: A Peter Rabbit Tale
04/27/2019
4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Peter Rabbit doesn't think life as a rabbit is all it's cracked up to be. His mother is always making him do chores, and Peter's had just about all he can take of his sisters and brothers. After being picked on for the last time, Peter decides to run away from home and find a better place to live -- somewhere he can be in charge, do whatever he wants, and be free of responsibility. As Peter struggles to live with other animals, from feisty squirrels to sewing mice, he begins to realize his life at home might not have been so bad after all. Written by Sarah Brandt and Neal Richardson, based on the characters of Beatrix Potter, produced with permission by Playscripts Inc, and performed by our company of young actors.

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

4/28
Sunday
April Rain Song: When Art, Poetry, and Sound Collide
04/28/2019
10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Drop colorful raindrops on paper wrapped around tin cans and frying pans to create your own visual and auditory piece of art inspired by April Rain Song by Langston Hughes.

Free with admission
4/28
Sunday
MAIN STAGE PRODUCTION: A Peter Rabbit Tale
04/28/2019
1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Peter Rabbit doesn't think life as a rabbit is all it's cracked up to be. His mother is always making him do chores, and Peter's had just about all he can take of his sisters and brothers. After being picked on for the last time, Peter decides to run away from home and find a better place to live -- somewhere he can be in charge, do whatever he wants, and be free of responsibility. As Peter struggles to live with other animals, from feisty squirrels to sewing mice, he begins to realize his life at home might not have been so bad after all. Written by Sarah Brandt and Neal Richardson, based on the characters of Beatrix Potter, produced with permission by Playscripts Inc, and performed by our company of young actors.

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

4/28
Sunday
Journey of a Pollen Puff
04/28/2019
2:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
In this fast-paced dramatic game we will transform into bees to collect as much pollen as we can. Discover how pollination is essential for the foods we eat.

Free with admission
4/28
Sunday
MAIN STAGE PRODUCTION: A Peter Rabbit Tale
04/28/2019
4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Peter Rabbit doesn't think life as a rabbit is all it's cracked up to be. His mother is always making him do chores, and Peter's had just about all he can take of his sisters and brothers. After being picked on for the last time, Peter decides to run away from home and find a better place to live -- somewhere he can be in charge, do whatever he wants, and be free of responsibility. As Peter struggles to live with other animals, from feisty squirrels to sewing mice, he begins to realize his life at home might not have been so bad after all. Written by Sarah Brandt and Neal Richardson, based on the characters of Beatrix Potter, produced with permission by Playscripts Inc, and performed by our company of young actors.

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

4/29
Monday
Members' Monday: Tide Pool Touch Tank
04/29/2019
10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Meet animals and plants from Casco Bay. Use your scientific observation skills to identify different species of crabs, mollusks, and seaweed.

4/30
Tuesday
Treat Your Toddler Tuesday
04/30/2019
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Rise and shine! The Museum & Theatre will open at 9 am (one hour earlier) on Tuesday mornings. Does your little one get up extra early or take a morning nap? Come for an early morning of play! Children under 18 months are free!
4/30
Tuesday
Action! Headquarters Open for Play
04/30/2019
9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Our newest Superhero exhibit is open for business today from 9-11am and 12-3pm. The world is waiting for superheroes like you to save the day!

Free with admission
4/30
Tuesday
EGGsploration
04/30/2019
10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Did you know that eagle nests can be up to five feet long and strong enough to support a whole family of eagles!? Come explore different bird eggs and nests and work collaboratively to make robin's nest.

Free with admission
4/30
Tuesday
Puppet Show: The Rabbit Who Wanted Red Wings
04/30/2019
11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Once upon a time there was a little rabbit who wished for red wings like a robin. Come see this classic story told with puppets, found objects, and audience participation.

Free with admission
4/30
Tuesday
Meet the Arts: Matisse in the Garden
04/30/2019
2:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Did you know that Henri Matisse took inspiration from the natural world? Join us to create a Matisse-inspired collage.

Free with admission