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January 2019

1/20
Sunday
CLOSED TODAY
01/20/2019
all day
Due to the winter weather and for the safety of our staff and visitors, the Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine will be closed today, Sunday January 20th. We plan to re-open tomorrow, Monday January 21st, from 10am-5pm for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. We hope to see you soon!
1/21
Monday
Sparks Ark Live Animal Show
01/21/2019
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.

1/21
Monday
Happy Birthday Martin Story Time
01/21/2019
11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
In honor of Martin Luther King Day, we will read Happy Birthday Martin Luther by Jean Marzollo to explore Martin Luther King Jr.'s message of peace.

Free with admission.
1/21
Monday
Sparks Ark Live Animal Show
01/21/2019
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.

1/21
Monday
Philosophy for Kids: What is Peace?
01/21/2019
2 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
What does peace feel, smell and sound like? Explore peace in yourselves, your community, and your world through the book What does Peace Feel Like by V. Radunsky, and expressive, sensory art.

Free with admission
1/21
Monday
All Ages Poetry Slam
01/21/2019
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Express emotions, mitigate metaphors and relax into rhythms. Snap your fingers for this poetry slam for all ages. To sign up in advance to read a poem, email theatre@kitetails.org.

Free with admission
1/22
Tuesday
Animal Tracks
01/22/2019
11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Make different animal tracks in playdough, and discover how to recognize real animal tracks in the snow on winter walks.

Free with admission
1/22
Tuesday
Imaginary Playgrounds Art Time
01/22/2019
2:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Have you ever dreamed of designing your own playground? Use a variety of recycled materials to create your own miniature play space. Will you add swings? Slides? A flying trapeze? Anything is possible!

Free with admission
1/23
Wednesday
Speaking Class for New Mainers
01/23/2019
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 lead by Portland Adult Education. Children ages 0-4 will play in the exhibits and explore preschool activities guided by 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
1/23
Wednesday
Food Science: Snowflake Crepes
01/23/2019
11:15 - 11:45 a.m.
No one snowflake looks the same, but all snowflake crepes taste delicious. Join us in the kitchen to explore snowflake science and make snowflake shaped crepes.

Free with admission
1/23
Wednesday
Creative Movement with A Special Guest from Portland Ballet
01/23/2019
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
1/23
Wednesday
Woodblock Printing Art Time
01/23/2019
2 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Dip wooden blocks in paint and see what shapes they leave behind as you stamp them down onto paper. Create an intricate design or just experience the process of dipping and dotting with paint. Ideal for ages 1-5 and caregivers.

Free with admission
1/24
Thursday
The Big Traffic Jam Art Time
01/24/2019
11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Experience the process of making something beautiful with many artists! Dip a car in your favorite color and create winding roads and tracks together.

Free with admission
1/24
Thursday
Action! Headquarters: Mission to save the world!
01/24/2019
2:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Calling all Superheroes: Welcome to Action! Headquarters, our newest exhibit in the Museum & Theatre Lower Level. First-- to the phone booth! In the phone booth you will disclose your super powers and change into your costume. Next-- you will be sent on a secret mission to save the world.

Free with admission
1/24
Thursday
Public Meeting for Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine Brownfield Remediation Proposal to the EPA
01/24/2019
5:00 PM
The Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine will be conducting a public meeting on January 24, 2019 at 5:00 PM to gather comments on the draft Brownfields Cleanup Grant application being submitted to the federal EPA for the cleanup of the new Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine site located at Thompson's Point in Portland, Maine. The meeting will be held at the current location of the Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine located at 142 Free Street in Portland, Maine. The draft grant application is also available for public review and comment by inquiry with Emily Ruger at the Museum & Theatre front desk at the above address. The draft grant application will be available for public comment from January 16, 2019 through January 30, 2019. An electronic version of the draft document can also be emailed to any interested party. Please contact Emily Ruger, Executive Assistant of the Museum & Theatre, at 207-828-1234 ex. 228 or emily@kitetails.org to receive a copy or to submit formal comments on the draft documents. Please note the Analysis of Brownfields Cleanup Alternatives (ABCA) previously underwent a 30-day public comment period from March 26 through April 25, 2018. No public comments were received, but additional comments are accepted during this current comment period.
1/25
Friday
I Can Paint With My Eyes Shut
01/25/2019
10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Listen to Dr. Seuss' I Can Read With My Eyes Shut and explore the art of finger painting-- blindfolded!

Free with admission
1/25
Friday
Snowy Owl Art Time
01/25/2019
2 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Create your own rendition of a snowy owl during this open-ended art time. Explore painting, gluing, and stamping to create your own unique owl.

Free with admission
1/26
Saturday
Superhero Day
01/26/2019
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Museum & Theatre explorers, assemble! It's time to celebrate the Grand Opening of our newest exhibit in our Lower Level Theatre: Action! Headquarters with a whole day of adventure. Learn about the superpowers of marine creatures, have your face painted like your favorite superhero, and explore our new exhibit during an interactive stage story.

1/26
Saturday
Superhero Face Painting
01/26/2019
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Choose from a variety of superhero designs and have it painted on your hand or face as we kick of our Superhero Celebration!

Free with admission
1/26
Saturday
Superhero Cape Making Workshop
01/26/2019
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Are you a hero in need of a cape? Join us to design and create your own superhero cape during this hands-on, messy workshop. Choose from a variety of base colors and measure it to fit just right. Then, design your own emblem to make your cape unique to your superpower. $14/cape (Museum & Theatre members receive a 10% discount). To register, call 207-828-1234, visit kitetails.org, or stop by the front desk today.

1/26
Saturday
Help a Superhero Save the Day
01/26/2019
1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Celebrate the opening of our newest exhibit, Action! Headquarters with a fast-paced improvisational story. Help a superhero save the day up on stage or from your seats!

Free with admission
1/26
Saturday
Superpowers of Light
01/26/2019
2:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Harness the powers of light to SEE across great distances from a room with NO windows. Then explore creatures in the wild with amazing powers of sight.

Free with admission
1/26
Saturday
Underwater Superpowers
01/26/2019
3:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Did you know that each of the marine creatures in the Museum & Theatre's Tide Pool Touch Tank have a super power? Witness the amazing strength of the sea star's suction feet, the rock-solid shell of the blue mussel, and more.

Free with admission
1/27
Sunday
Lunar New Year Celebrations
01/27/2019
10:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Join us to celebrate the Lunar New Year this weekend! We'll learn about this holiday celebrated in China and Korea and how our Maine neighbors are celebrating here. Make zodiac animal art, design paper lanterns and enjoy some tasty Lunar New Year treats.

Free with admission
1/27
Sunday
I Can Paint With My Eyes Shut
01/27/2019
2 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Listen to Dr. Seuss' I Can Read With My Eyes Shut and explore the art of finger painting-- blindfolded!

Free with admission
1/27
Sunday
Lunar New Year Storytime: The Kitchen God
01/27/2019
3:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Have you heard the story of the Kitchen God who ate too much candy? Come listen to this ancient Chinese story and learn why many people put candy out on their table this time of year.

Free with admission
1/28
Monday
Members' Monday: Family Face Painting
01/28/2019
10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
We'll provide face paints as you try your hand at painting your own face or the face of a family member! Adults and children are welcome to take turns being the artist. Pictures and giggles encouraged.

Free with admission
1/29
Tuesday
Lunar New Year Storytime: The Kitchen God
01/29/2019
11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Have you heard the story of the Kitchen God who ate too much candy? Come listen to this ancient Chinese story and learn why many people put candy out on their table this time of year.

Free with admission
1/29
Tuesday
Action! Headquarters:Mission to save the world!
01/29/2019
2 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Calling all Superheroes: Welcome to Action! Headquarters, our newest exhibit in the Museum & Theatre Lower Level. First-- to the phone booth! In the phone booth you will disclose your super powers and change into your costume. Next-- you will be sent on a secret mission to save the world.

Free with admission
1/30
Wednesday
Speaking Class for New Mainers
01/30/2019
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 lead by Portland Adult Education. Children ages 0-4 will play in the exhibits and explore preschool activities guided by 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
1/30
Wednesday
Cooking Healthy: Potato Snowballs
01/30/2019
11:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Calling all families to the kitchen to make potato snowballs, a healthy and easy twist on mashed potatoes.
Sponsored by Northeast Delta Dental.

Free with admission
1/30
Wednesday
Engineer Masters: 3 Pigs
01/30/2019
2:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Think, build, test, and share. Learn what it means to tinker and engineer as you create a house that stands up to the winds of wolf.

Free with admission
1/31
Thursday
Chicka Chicka Boom BoomSlam Poetry
01/31/2019
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
1/31
Thursday
Big Traffic Jam Art Time
01/31/2019
11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Experience the process of making something beautiful with many artists! Dip a car in your favorite color and create winding roads and tracks together.

Free with admission
1/31
Thursday
The Magnificent Enlarging Marshmallow
01/31/2019
2:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Examine changes in pressure and its effect on molecules by creating massive marshmallows, bursting balloons, and exploding shaving cream all in our all within the confines of our pressure jar.

Free with admission

February 2019

2/1
Friday
Imaginary Playgrounds Art Time
02/01/2019
10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Have you ever dreamed of designing your own playground? Use a variety of recycled materials to create your own miniature play space. Will you add swings? Slides? A flying trapeze? Anything is possible!

Free with admission
2/1
Friday
Live Animal Visit with the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland
02/01/2019
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
2/1
Friday
Ancient Egyptian Star Show
02/01/2019
3:30 p.m. - 4 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
2/1
Friday
$2 Friday
02/01/2019
5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
To best serve our community, we are open late the first Friday of every month from 5-8pm for $2/person. We strive to share the Museum & Theatre experience at an affordable rate with families who may not be able to visit during regular business hours. Members and children under eighteen months are always admitted free.
2/1
Friday
Sneak Peak of The Three Little Pigs
02/01/2019
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: The Three Little Pigs.

Free with admission
2/1
Friday
The Magnificent Enlarging Marshmallow
02/01/2019
6:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Examine changes in pressure and its effect on molecules by creating massive marshmallows, bursting balloons, and exploding shaving cream all in our all within the confines of our pressure jar.

Free with admission
2/2
Saturday
Touch Tank: How Climate Change Effects Casco Bay
02/02/2019
10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Meet and touch our live tide pool creatures, learn about the changes in Casco Bay, and how you can help.

Free with admission
2/2
Saturday
Winter Wonderland Camera Obscura Show
02/02/2019
1:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Harness the magic of light and color and take a panoramic tour of Portland from a room without any windows. Explore the 300-year old technology of the camera obscura as we look for snowy trees, icy Bug Lighthouse, and snowplows galore. Ideal for ages 3-12.

Free with admission
2/2
Saturday
It's Alive: Microbes
02/02/2019
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
2/3
Sunday
Animal Tracks
02/03/2019
10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Make different animal tracks in playdough, and discover how to recognize real animal tracks in the snow on winter walks.

Free with admission
2/3
Sunday
Create a Rainbow-Making Machine
02/03/2019
11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Discover the magic of light and optics as you design your own spinning prism rainbow machine to hang up at home! This workshop includes a private tour of our Lights Camera Color Exhibit. $11 (Museum & Theatre members receive a 10% discount). Register online, call (207) 828-1234, or stop by the front desk.

2/3
Sunday
Culture Kitchen: Chinese Dumpling
02/03/2019
12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Bring in the Lunar New Year by making traditional Chinese Dumplings with Museum & Theatre volunteer Katie Han.

Free with admission
2/3
Sunday
Shadow Puppet Show: Abiyoyo
02/03/2019
3:30 p.m. - 4 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
2/4
Monday
Members' Monday: Zodiac Animals
02/04/2019
10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
According to the Lunar calendar and Chinese tradition, 2019 is the year of the pig. Join us to make zodiac art.
2/5
Tuesday
Jazzy Art Time with Ella Fitzgerald
02/05/2019
11 a.m.- 11:30 a.m.
Music is our muse: celebrate one of the greatest jazz singers, Ella Fitzgerald. Listen to the swing and sway of the tunes and let it inspire your art creation.

Free with admission
2/5
Tuesday
Parachute Snowstorm
02/05/2019
2:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Get ready for an indoor snowstorm. Let's roll out the Museum & Theatre's parachute, fill it with a whole bunch of recycled paper snowballs, and then shake, bounce and tumble the snow to create a gleeful blizzard.

Free with admission
2/5
Tuesday
Lunar New Year Storytime: The Kitchen God
02/05/2019
3:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Have you heard the story of the Kitchen god who ate too much candy? Come listen to this ancient Chinese story and learn why many people put candy out on their table this time of year.

Free with admission
2/6
Wednesday
Speaking Class for New Mainers
02/06/2019
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 lead by Portland Adult Education. Children ages 0-4 will play in the exhibits and explore preschool activities guided by 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
2/6
Wednesday
Culture Kitchen: Spring Rolls
02/06/2019
11:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
In honor of the first day of the Chinese New Year join us in the kitchen to make fresh spring rolls with a member of the Maine Chinese-American community.

Free with admission
2/6
Wednesday
Lunar New Year Storytime: The Kitchen God
02/06/2019
2:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Have you heard the story of the Kitchen god who ate too much candy? Come listen to this ancient Chinese story and learn why many people put candy out on their table this time of year.

Free with admission
2/7
Thursday
Toddler Story Time
02/07/2019
11 a.m. - 11:30 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
2/7
Thursday
Mini Ice Castle Building
02/07/2019
2:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
We'll discuss the architectural features of castles and make our own castles out of ice cubes. Experiment with this chilly building technique as we test our design and building skills.

Free with admission
2/8
Friday
Mini Ice Castle Building
02/08/2019
10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
We'll discuss the architectural features of castles and make our own castles out of ice cubes. Experiment with this chilly building technique as we test our design and building skills.

Free with admission
2/8
Friday
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Slam Poetry
02/08/2019
11:30 a.m. - 12 p.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
2/8
Friday
Stage Story: The True Story of the Three Little Pigs
02/08/2019
2:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
We all know one version of the Three Little Pigs... and the Big Bad Wolf has something to say about it! Join us on stage to act out the classic story of the Three Little Pigs as told by a wolf who just needs some help with his baking!

Free with admission
2/8
Friday
Into the Line: Art Exploration
02/08/2019
3:30 p.m. - 4 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
2/9
Saturday
Play Your Way: Valentine's Day Party!
02/09/2019
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Not sure 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 Valentine's Day with valentine making and a special love-themed dance party downstairs in our lower-level theater.

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.

2/9
Saturday
LOVE WEEKEND
02/09/2019
10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
In honor of Valentine's Day, let's celebrate L-O-V-E all around! Sing your heart out in a love sing-a long, craft your own unique Valentine, and see if you can follow the clues in a mysterious scavenger hunt inspired by the "Portland Love Bandit"! Love is in the air and sweet prizes abound at the Museum & Theatre.
2/9
Saturday
Valentine Bandit Scavenger Hunt
02/09/2019
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
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 for a sweet treat!

Free with admission.
2/9
Saturday
Happy Hearts Face Painting
02/09/2019
11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Pick out a Valentine's Day-inspired design and have it painted on your hand or face.

Free with admission
2/9
Saturday
Turtle 'Tines: Create a Valentine for the Turtles
02/09/2019
1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Observe and learn about our yellow-bellied slider turtles, Nigel, Eloise, Bizzy-Bob, and Dill. Then, use stamps, frills, watercolors, and pom poms to create your own personalized valentine for your favorite turtle.

Free with admission
2/9
Saturday
Love Song Sing Along
02/09/2019
3:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Celebrate the love with a special song as we explore percussion instruments and learn a Valentine's Day tune.

Free with admission
2/10
Sunday
LOVE WEEKEND
02/10/2019
10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
In honor of Valentine's Day, let's celebrate L-O-V-E all around! Sing your heart out in a love sing-a long, craft your own unique Valentine, and see if you can follow the clues in a mysterious scavenger hunt inspired by the "Portland Love Bandit"! Love is in the air and sweet prizes abound at the Museum & Theatre.
2/10
Sunday
Happy Hearts Face Painting
02/10/2019
10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Pick out a Valentine's Day-inspired design and have it painted on your hand or face.

Free with admission
2/10
Sunday
Valentine Bandit Scavenger Hunt
02/10/2019
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
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
2/10
Sunday
Love Song Sing Along
02/10/2019
1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Celebrate the love with a special song as we explore percussion instruments and learn a Valentine's Day tune.

Free with admission
2/10
Sunday
Valentine Creation Station
02/10/2019
2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
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
2/10
Sunday
Turtle 'Tines: Create a Valentine for the Turtles
02/10/2019
3:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Observe and learn about our yellow-bellied slider turtles, Nigel, Eloise, Bizzy-Bob, and Dill. Then, use stamps, frills, watercolors, and pom poms to create your own personalized valentine for your favorite turtle.

Free with admission
2/11
Monday
Members' Monday: Valentine Creation Station
02/11/2019
10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Pom poms, glitter, and doilies oh my! Grab a smock and craft a special Valentine for someone you love.

Free with admission
2/12
Tuesday
The Kissing Hand Art Time
02/12/2019
11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Celebrate Valentine's Day a little early with hand print art and a story about feeling loved even when your special grownup isn't there.

Free with admission
2/12
Tuesday
Engineer Masters: 3 Pigs
02/12/2019
2:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Think, build, test, and share. Lear what it means to tinker and engineer as you create a house that stands up to the winds of wolf.

Free with admission
2/13
Wednesday
Speaking Class for New Mainers
02/13/2019
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 lead by Portland Adult Education. Children ages 0-4 will play in the exhibits and explore preschool activities guided by 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
2/13
Wednesday
Cooking Healthy: Tomato Sauce
02/13/2019
11:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Squash tomatoes, chop basil, and help us simmer up a simple but delicious version of this classic sauce. Sponsored by Northeast Delta Dental.

Free with admission
2/13
Wednesday
Electric Circuit Lab
02/13/2019
2:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
As the days grow shorter, complete an electric circuit to brighten up the day. Experiment with light bulbs, fans, motors, and more.

Free with admission
2/14
Thursday
Valentine's Day Party
02/14/2019
10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Pop on some pink or red and join us for a festive, toddler-friendly celebration in honor of Valentine's Day. Create a unique valentine for someone special, decorate a tasty treat, and wiggle to love songs to celebrate the day. Ideal for ages 1-4 and their grownups.

Free with admission
2/14
Thursday
Valentine Creation Station
02/14/2019
10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Pom poms, glitter, and doilies oh my! Love can be a messy thing after all, so grab a smock and get crafting right here at the Museum & Theatre.

Free with admission
2/14
Thursday
Happy Hearts Face Painting
02/14/2019
10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Pick out a Valentine's Day-inspired design and have it painted on your face or hand.

Free with admission
2/14
Thursday
Cookie Decorating Station
02/14/2019
11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Grab some icing and get creative as we craft a tasty treat to celebrate the day.

Free with admission
2/14
Thursday
Love Bug Boogie Dance Party
02/14/2019
11:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Twist and shout your way to naptime as we finish our morning of fun together with Valentine's Day tunes. Stay for one song or for the whole party.

Free with admission
2/14
Thursday
Turtle 'Tines: Create a Valentine for the Turtles
02/14/2019
2:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Observe and learn about our yellow-bellied slider turtles, Nigel, Eloise, Bizzy-Bob, and Dill. Then, use stamps, frills, watercolors, and pom poms to create your own personalized valentine for your favorite turtle.

Free with admission
2/15
Friday
Meet the Portland Firefighters
02/15/2019
10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Meet Portland's firefighters and learn what their job entails (dependent upon firefighter availability). If the firefighters are out helping the community, we'll learn about fire safety and real firefighter emergency protocol in the Museum & Theatre's own fire truck.

Free with admission
2/15
Friday
Into the Line: Art Exploration
02/15/2019
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 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
2/15
Friday
Stage Story: The True Story of the Three Little Pigs
02/15/2019
2 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
We all know one version of The Three Little Pigs... and the Big Bad Wolf has something to say about it! Join us on stage to act out the classic story of The Three Little Pigs as told by a wolf who just needs some help with his baking!

Free with admission
2/15
Friday
Engineer Masters: 3 Pigs
02/15/2019
3 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Think, build, test, and share. Lear what it means to tinker and engineer as you create a house that stands up to the winds of wolf.

Free with admission
2/15
Friday
Piggy Face Painting
02/15/2019
3:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Celebrate opening night of our Main Stage production: The Three Little Pigs with porcine-inspired face painting.

Free with admission
2/15
Friday
Main Stage Theatre Production: The Three Little Pigs Opening Night!
02/15/2019
4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
You may think you know this story, but you've never before seen it like this. This piggy tail is full of audience participation, radical plot twists and musical montages. Little Red Riding Hood makes a special appearance as a friendly real estate agent, and a Simple Machines Fairy appears in a puff of smoke to teach the pigs how to build houses. The play is centered around a courtroom drama in which Judge Spoon and his Froggy Bailiff get to the bottom of who truly owns the land-- the pigs or the wolves. To top it off (spoiler alert!) we are tripling the wolves, for three times the huffing and puffing trouble! Hilarity ensues with this over-the-top version of our very favorite story. Adapted and directed by Museum & Theatre Director of Theatre & Education Reba Askari 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.

2/16
Saturday
Winter Wonderland Camera Obscura Show
02/16/2019
10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Harness the magic of light and color and take a panoramic tour of Portland from a room without any windows. Explore the 300-year old technology of the camera obscura as we look for snowy trees, icy Bug Lighthouse, and snowplows galore. Ideal for ages 3-12.

Free with admission
2/16
Saturday
Engineer Masters: 3 Pigs
02/16/2019
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Think, build, test, and share. Lear what it means to tinker and engineer as you create a house that stands up to the winds of wolf.

Free with admission
2/16
Saturday
Main Stage Theatre Production: The Three Little Pigs
02/16/2019
1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
You may think you know this story, but you've never before seen it like this. This piggy tail is full of audience participation, radical plot twists and musical montages. Little Red Riding Hood makes a special appearance as a friendly real estate agent, and a Simple Machines Fairy appears in a puff of smoke to teach the pigs how to build houses. The play is centered around a courtroom drama in which Judge Spoon and his Froggy Bailiff get to the bottom of who truly owns the land-- the pigs or the wolves. To top it off (spoiler alert!) we are tripling the wolves, for three times the huffing and puffing trouble! Hilarity ensues with this over-the-top version of our very favorite story. Adapted and directed by Museum & Theatre Director of Theatre & Education Reba Askari 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.

2/16
Saturday
Piggy Face Painting
02/16/2019
3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Celebrate our Main Stage production: The Three Little Pigs with porcine-inspired face painting.

Free with admission
2/16
Saturday
Main Stage Theatre Production: The Three Little Pigs
02/16/2019
4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
You may think you know this story, but you've never before seen it like this. This piggy tail is full of audience participation, radical plot twists and musical montages. Little Red Riding Hood makes a special appearance as a friendly real estate agent, and a Simple Machines Fairy appears in a puff of smoke to teach the pigs how to build houses. The play is centered around a courtroom drama in which Judge Spoon and his Froggy Bailiff get to the bottom of who truly owns the land-- the pigs or the wolves. To top it off (spoiler alert!) we are tripling the wolves, for three times the huffing and puffing trouble! Hilarity ensues with this over-the-top version of our very favorite story. Adapted and directed by Museum & Theatre Director of Theatre & Education Reba Askari 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.

2/17
Sunday
Pancakes for Pigs
02/17/2019
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
In honor of the our main stage production, The Three Little Pigs, you are invited to mix up a batch of pancakes and enjoy them as a snack while we read If You Give a Pig a Pancake by Laura Numeroff.

Free with admission
2/17
Sunday
Main Stage Theatre Production: The Three Little Pigs
02/17/2019
1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
You may think you know this story, but you've never before seen it like this. This piggy tail is full of audience participation, radical plot twists and musical montages. Little Red Riding Hood makes a special appearance as a friendly real estate agent, and a Simple Machines Fairy appears in a puff of smoke to teach the pigs how to build houses. The play is centered around a courtroom drama in which Judge Spoon and his Froggy Bailiff get to the bottom of who truly owns the land-- the pigs or the wolves. To top it off (spoiler alert!) we are tripling the wolves, for three times the huffing and puffing trouble! Hilarity ensues with this over-the-top version of our very favorite story. Adapted and directed by Museum & Theatre Director of Theatre & Education Reba Askari 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.

2/17
Sunday
Three Little Pigs Engineering Challenge
02/17/2019
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Not all materials stand up against the windpipes of the big bad wolf. Now is your chance to experiment with different building materials to see if you can build a study house for the pigs.

Free with admission
2/17
Sunday
Main Stage Theatre Production: The Three Little Pigs
02/17/2019
4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
You may think you know this story, but you've never before seen it like this. This piggy tail is full of audience participation, radical plot twists and musical montages. Little Red Riding Hood makes a special appearance as a friendly real estate agent, and a Simple Machines Fairy appears in a puff of smoke to teach the pigs how to build houses. The play is centered around a courtroom drama in which Judge Spoon and his Froggy Bailiff get to the bottom of who truly owns the land-- the pigs or the wolves. To top it off (spoiler alert!) we are tripling the wolves, for three times the huffing and puffing trouble! Hilarity ensues with this over-the-top version of our very favorite story. Adapted and directed by Museum & Theatre Director of Theatre & Education Reba Askari 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.

2/18
Monday
Rwandan Drumming and Dancing Performance
02/18/2019
11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Maine Neighbor Patrick Akintore brings Rwandan dancing to the Museum & Theatre for a special performance. Experience this powerful and ancient Rwandan art that features stomping feet, storytelling, and stunning strength.

Free with admission

Inspired to learn unique rhythms of Rwandan drumming? Check out the afternoon Rwandan Drumming Class Patrick will be leading for family members of all ages.
2/18
Monday
Rwandan Drumming Workshop
02/18/2019
12 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Join professional artist and teacher Patrick Akintore for a 30 minute introduction to Rwandan drumming. Learn simple drumming rhythms, how to play in unison and in conversation with other drummers, and discover a new culture through music. Each participant will have a drum to use during the class. This class is suggested for ages 4+. $6/drumming participant (Museum & Theatre members receive a 10% discount).

2/18
Monday
Rwandan Drumming Workshop
02/18/2019
1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Join professional artist and teacher Patrick Akintore for a 30 minute introduction to Rwandan drumming. Learn simple drumming rhythms, how to play in unison and in conversation with other drummers, and discover a new culture through music. Each participant will have a drum to use during the class. This class is suggested for ages 4+. $6/drumming participant (Museum & Theatre members receive a 10% discount).

2/18
Monday
Action! Headquarters: Mission to save the world!
02/18/2019
2:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Calling all Superheroes: Welcome to Action! Headquarters, our newest exhibit in the Museum & Theatre Lower Level. First-- to the phone booth! In the phone booth you will disclose your super powers and change into your costume. Next-- you will be sent on a secret mission to save the world.

Free with admission
2/18
Monday
The Magnificent Enlarging Mashmallow
02/18/2019
3 p.m. - 3:30 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
2/19
Tuesday
Cabin Fever Reliever Dance Party
02/19/2019
10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Start your morning off right with a upbeat dance party for all ages. Show off your dance moves or learn some new ones as we celebrate vacation week at the Museum & Theatre!

Free with admission
2/19
Tuesday
Star Stories: Orion the Hunter
02/19/2019
11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Step inside the Museum & Theatre's mini-planetarium and explore the constellations in the night sky. Look for Orion and his famous jeweled belt and hear the story of how he became a constellation.

Free with admission
2/19
Tuesday
Gargantuan Volcano Eruptions
02/19/2019
11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Calling all volcanologists! Help build a large-scale volcano in our backyard. Learn about the important parts of a volcano including a conduit, throat, and chamber. Then, watch as the volcano erupts!

Free with admission
2/19
Tuesday
Three Billy Goats Gruff Puppet Show
02/19/2019
3:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Compare goats of different sizes, from the smallest to the biggest, in this silly puppet performance that contemplates whether the grass is always greener on the other side.

Free with admission
2/20
Wednesday
Cabin Fever Reliever Dance Party
02/20/2019
10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Start your morning off right with a upbeat dance party for all ages. Show off your dance moves or learn some new ones as we celebrate vacation week at the Museum & Theatre!

Free with admission
2/20
Wednesday
Main Stage Theatre Production: The Three Little Pigs
02/20/2019
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
You may think you know this story, but you've never before seen it like this. This piggy tail is full of audience participation, radical plot twists and musical montages. Little Red Riding Hood makes a special appearance as a friendly real estate agent, and a Simple Machines Fairy appears in a puff of smoke to teach the pigs how to build houses. The play is centered around a courtroom drama in which Judge Spoon and his Froggy Bailiff get to the bottom of who truly owns the land-- the pigs or the wolves. To top it off (spoiler alert!) we are tripling the wolves, for three times the huffing and puffing trouble! Hilarity ensues with this over-the-top version of our very favorite story. Adapted and directed by Museum & Theatre Director of Theatre & Education Reba Askari 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.

2/20
Wednesday
Meet with a Honey Bee Biologist and Conservationist
02/20/2019
12:15 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.
All ages are invited on a deep dive into the world of honey bees with bee biologist and conservationist Eric Venturi of National Resources Conservation Service.

Free with admission
2/20
Wednesday
Main Stage Theatre Production: The Three Little Pigs
02/20/2019
2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
You may think you know this story, but you've never before seen it like this. This piggy tail is full of audience participation, radical plot twists and musical montages. Little Red Riding Hood makes a special appearance as a friendly real estate agent, and a Simple Machines Fairy appears in a puff of smoke to teach the pigs how to build houses. The play is centered around a courtroom drama in which Judge Spoon and his Froggy Bailiff get to the bottom of who truly owns the land-- the pigs or the wolves. To top it off (spoiler alert!) we are tripling the wolves, for three times the huffing and puffing trouble! Hilarity ensues with this over-the-top version of our very favorite story. Adapted and directed by Museum & Theatre Director of Theatre & Education Reba Askari 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.

2/20
Wednesday
Make a Map of Portland
02/20/2019
3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Using a variety of art supplies and images, work together to create a collaborative, mixed-media rendition of Portland. Include the library, schools, supermarkets, fire stations, and more as we learn about community helpers and the geography of our city.

Free with admission
2/21
Thursday
Cabin Fever Reliever Dance Party
02/21/2019
10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Start your morning off right with a upbeat dance party for all ages. Show off your dance moves or learn some new ones as we celebrate vacation week at the Museum & Theatre!

Free with admission
2/21
Thursday
Main Stage Theatre Production: The Three Little Pigs
02/21/2019
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
You may think you know this story, but you've never before seen it like this. This piggy tail is full of audience participation, radical plot twists and musical montages. Little Red Riding Hood makes a special appearance as a friendly real estate agent, and a Simple Machines Fairy appears in a puff of smoke to teach the pigs how to build houses. The play is centered around a courtroom drama in which Judge Spoon and his Froggy Bailiff get to the bottom of who truly owns the land-- the pigs or the wolves. To top it off (spoiler alert!) we are tripling the wolves, for three times the huffing and puffing trouble! Hilarity ensues with this over-the-top version of our very favorite story. Adapted and directed by Museum & Theatre Director of Theatre & Education Reba Askari 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.

2/21
Thursday
On-the-Go Puppet Theatres
02/21/2019
11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Make your own miniature puppet theatres out of recycled materials. We'll create our own puppet characters and give them a unique backdrop. Bring your creation home for hours of storytelling fun.

Free with admission
2/21
Thursday
Winter Wonderland Camera Obscura Show
02/21/2019
12:30 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Harness the magic of light and color and take a panoramic tour of Portland from a room without any windows. Explore the 300-year old technology of the camera obscura as we look for snowy trees, icy Bug Lighthouse, and snowplows galore. Ideal for ages 3-12.

Free with admission
2/21
Thursday
Main Stage Theatre Production: The Three Little Pigs
02/21/2019
2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
You may think you know this story, but you've never before seen it like this. This piggy tail is full of audience participation, radical plot twists and musical montages. Little Red Riding Hood makes a special appearance as a friendly real estate agent, and a Simple Machines Fairy appears in a puff of smoke to teach the pigs how to build houses. The play is centered around a courtroom drama in which Judge Spoon and his Froggy Bailiff get to the bottom of who truly owns the land-- the pigs or the wolves. To top it off (spoiler alert!) we are tripling the wolves, for three times the huffing and puffing trouble! Hilarity ensues with this over-the-top version of our very favorite story. Adapted and directed by Museum & Theatre Director of Theatre & Education Reba Askari 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.

2/21
Thursday
Gargantuan Volcano Eruptions
02/21/2019
3 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Calling all volcanologists! Help build a large-scale volcano in our backyard. Learn about the important parts of a volcano including a conduit, throat, and chamber. Then, watch as the volcano erupts! Ideal for ages 4-10.

Free with admission
2/21
Thursday
The Magnificent Enlarging Marshmallow
02/21/2019
4:15 p.m. - 4:45 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
2/22
Friday
Cabin Fever Reliever Dance Party
02/22/2019
10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Start your morning off right with a upbeat dance party for all ages. Show off your dance moves or learn some new ones as we celebrate vacation week at the Museum & Theatre!

Free with admission
2/22
Friday
Sparks Ark Live Animal Show
02/22/2019
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.

2/22
Friday
Sparks Ark Live Animal Show
02/22/2019
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.

2/22
Friday
Main Stage Theatre Production: The Three Little Pigs
02/22/2019
1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
You may think you know this story, but you've never before seen it like this. This piggy tail is full of audience participation, radical plot twists and musical montages. Little Red Riding Hood makes a special appearance as a friendly real estate agent, and a Simple Machines Fairy appears in a puff of smoke to teach the pigs how to build houses. The play is centered around a courtroom drama in which Judge Spoon and his Froggy Bailiff get to the bottom of who truly owns the land-- the pigs or the wolves. To top it off (spoiler alert!) we are tripling the wolves, for three times the huffing and puffing trouble! Hilarity ensues with this over-the-top version of our very favorite story. Adapted and directed by Museum & Theatre Director of Theatre & Education Reba Askari 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.

2/22
Friday
Painting with Catapults
02/22/2019
2:30 p.m. - 3 p.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
2/22
Friday
Ancient Egyptian Star Show
02/22/2019
3 p.m. - 3:30 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
2/22
Friday
Main Stage Theatre Production: The Three Little Pigs
02/22/2019
4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
You may think you know this story, but you've never before seen it like this. This piggy tail is full of audience participation, radical plot twists and musical montages. Little Red Riding Hood makes a special appearance as a friendly real estate agent, and a Simple Machines Fairy appears in a puff of smoke to teach the pigs how to build houses. The play is centered around a courtroom drama in which Judge Spoon and his Froggy Bailiff get to the bottom of who truly owns the land-- the pigs or the wolves. To top it off (spoiler alert!) we are tripling the wolves, for three times the huffing and puffing trouble! Hilarity ensues with this over-the-top version of our very favorite story. Adapted and directed by Museum & Theatre Director of Theatre & Education Reba Askari 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.

2/23
Saturday
Shadow Puppet Show: Abiyoyo
02/23/2019
10:30 a.m. - 11 a.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
2/23
Saturday
Mood Mud: Color Changing Playdough
02/23/2019
11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Measure and mix a batch of your own thermochromatic playdough that changes color with the heat of your hands. A perfect experiment to explore heat and how it moves! $8 (Museum & Theatre members receive a 10% discount). Register online, call (207) 828-1234, or stop by the front desk.

2/23
Saturday
The Magnificent Enlarging Marshmallow
02/23/2019
1 p.m. - 1:30 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
2/23
Saturday
Wonderful Wolves with the Maine Wolf Coalition
02/23/2019
2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
In honor of our Main Stage Production: The Three Little Pigs, we are taking a close up look at the story's so-called antagonist: the wolf. Learn about wolves' importance and history in Maine and beyond with special guests from the Maine Wolf Coalition.

Free with admission
2/23
Saturday
Main Stage Theatre Production: The Three Little Pigs
02/23/2019
4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
You may think you know this story, but you've never before seen it like this. This piggy tail is full of audience participation, radical plot twists and musical montages. Little Red Riding Hood makes a special appearance as a friendly real estate agent, and a Simple Machines Fairy appears in a puff of smoke to teach the pigs how to build houses. The play is centered around a courtroom drama in which Judge Spoon and his Froggy Bailiff get to the bottom of who truly owns the land-- the pigs or the wolves. To top it off (spoiler alert!) we are tripling the wolves, for three times the huffing and puffing trouble! Hilarity ensues with this over-the-top version of our very favorite story. Adapted and directed by Museum & Theatre Director of Theatre & Education Reba Askari 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.

2/24
Sunday
Big Bad Wolf Engineering Challenge
02/24/2019
10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Not all materials stand up against the windpipes of the big bad wolf. Now is your chance to experiment with different building materials to see if you can build a study house for the pigs.

Free with admission
2/24
Sunday
Create a Rainbow Making Machine
02/24/2019
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Discover the magic of light and optics as you design your own spinning prism rainbow machine to hang up at home! Workshop includes a private tour of our Lights Camera Color Exhibit.

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

2/24
Sunday
Main Stage Theatre Production: The Three Little Pigs
02/24/2019
1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
You may think you know this story, but you've never before seen it like this. This piggy tail is full of audience participation, radical plot twists and musical montages. Little Red Riding Hood makes a special appearance as a friendly real estate agent, and a Simple Machines Fairy appears in a puff of smoke to teach the pigs how to build houses. The play is centered around a courtroom drama in which Judge Spoon and his Froggy Bailiff get to the bottom of who truly owns the land-- the pigs or the wolves. To top it off (spoiler alert!) we are tripling the wolves, for three times the huffing and puffing trouble! Hilarity ensues with this over-the-top version of our very favorite story. Adapted and directed by Museum & Theatre Director of Theatre & Education Reba Askari 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.

2/24
Sunday
Into the Line: Art Exploration
02/24/2019
2:30 p.m. - 3 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
2/24
Sunday
Main Stage Theatre Production: The Three Little Pigs
02/24/2019
4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
You may think you know this story, but you've never before seen it like this. This piggy tail is full of audience participation, radical plot twists and musical montages. Little Red Riding Hood makes a special appearance as a friendly real estate agent, and a Simple Machines Fairy appears in a puff of smoke to teach the pigs how to build houses. The play is centered around a courtroom drama in which Judge Spoon and his Froggy Bailiff get to the bottom of who truly owns the land-- the pigs or the wolves. To top it off (spoiler alert!) we are tripling the wolves, for three times the huffing and puffing trouble! Hilarity ensues with this over-the-top version of our very favorite story. Adapted and directed by Museum & Theatre Director of Theatre & Education Reba Askari 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.

2/25
Monday
Members' Monday; Stage Story
02/25/2019
10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
"Little Pig, little pig, let me come in!" Act out the classic story of The Three Little Pigs live on our stage or help tell the story from the audience.
2/26
Tuesday
MINDS AT PLAY: Hibernation Exploration Family Music
02/26/2019
10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Snoozing bears, snoring bats, and dozing woodchucks, come explore the winter world through song. Learn a variety of songs about these creatures then help wake them up for spring with shakers, drums, and more. Designed for ages 0 to 4 and all caregivers. Class meets Tuesday mornings: 2/26, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19. $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

2/26
Tuesday
Jazzy Art Time with Ella Fitzgerald
02/26/2019
11 a.m/ - 11:30 a.m.
Music is our muse: celebrate one of the greatest jazz singers, Ella Fitzgerald. Listen to the swing and sway of the tunes and let it inspire your art creation.

Free with admission
2/26
Tuesday
Polar Bear Yoga
02/26/2019
2:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Stretch your body and mind during a story-based yoga practice. Reach up to the snowy sky, rock like a seal, and follow a little polar bear home for the night. Ideal for ages 3-5.

Free with admission
2/26
Tuesday
MINDS AT PLAY: The World of Beatrix Potter Acting Class
02/26/2019
3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Travel back in time and stretch your acting muscles as we enter the whimsical world of Beatrix Potter. Using our bodies and imaginations, we will become sneaky bunnies, roly-poly hedgehogs, and prim ducks in this physical-theatre based acting class! Designed for ages 6 to 9.

Class meets Tuesday afternoons: 2/26, 3/5, 3/12/, 3/19. $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

2/27
Wednesday
MINDS AT PLAY: Fairy Magic Drama Class
02/27/2019
10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Through imaginative play, acting, songs, theatre games, and stories we will empower our youngest performers to harness the power of their voices and gain self-confidence on the stage.
Travel into the realm of magic and make believe as we bring classic and friendly fairy tales to life through introductory theatre games, improv and pretend. Caregivers can join in a participatory performance at the final class. Designed for ages 3 to 5.

Class meets Wednesday mornings: 2/27, 3/6, 3/13, 3/20. $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

2/27
Wednesday
Kitchen Science
02/27/2019
11:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Join us in the kitchen to discover the science of butter as we shake cream to make our own. Then, enjoy a tasty buttered biscuit snack.

Free with admission
2/27
Wednesday
Creative Movement with A Special Guest from Portland Ballet
02/27/2019
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
2/27
Wednesday
Jazzy Art Time with Ella Fitzgerald
02/27/2019
2 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Music is our muse: celebrate one of the greatest jazz singers, Ella Fitzgerald. Listen to the swing and sway of the tunes and let it inspire your art creation.

Free with admission
2/27
Wednesday
MINDS AT PLAY: It's Electric! Science Class
02/27/2019
3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Harness the power of electricity as we use circuits to make a light glow or a fan blow. Create your own conductivity experiment and create a hover-bot out of recycled materials. Designed for ages 6 to 9.

Class meets Wednesday afternoons: 2/27, 3/6, 3/13, 3/20. $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

2/28
Thursday
MINDS AT PLAY: Simmering Science Class
02/28/2019
10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
What makes a pancake fluffy? Why does popcorn pop? Is yogurt alive? Answer these questions and more in this delightfully tasty science class. Designed for ages 3 to 5.

Class meets Thursday mornings: 2/28, 3/7, 3/14, 3/21. $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

2/28
Thursday
Meet Officer Coreena from the Portland Police Department
02/28/2019
10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Officer Coreena from the Portland Police Department will be joining us today to read her favorite book, Officer Buckle and Gloria by Peggy Rathmann. After the story, you'll have a chance to ask Coreena questions and find out more about the police in our community.

Free with admission
2/28
Thursday
Snowy Owl Art Time
02/28/2019
11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Create your own rendition of a snowy owl during this open-ended art time. Explore painting, gluing, and stamping to create your own unique owl.

Free with admission
2/28
Thursday
Jazzy Art Time with Ella Fitzgerald
02/28/2019
2:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Music is our muse: celebrate one of the greatest jazz singers, Ella Fitzgerald. Listen to the swing and sway of the tunes and let it inspire your art creation.

Free with admission
2/28
Thursday
MINDS AT PLAY: Ukulele Class
02/28/2019
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: 2/28, 3/7, 3/14, 3/21.

$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.

March 2019

3/1
Friday
Stage Story: The Sneetches!
03/01/2019
10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
We are excited to announce that Sylvester McMonkey McBean has arrived with his infamous star on and star off machines! 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 by Dr. Seuss.

Free with admission
3/1
Friday
Live Animal Visit with the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland
03/01/2019
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
3/1
Friday
Truffula Tree Art Time
03/01/2019
2:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Kick-off Dr. Seuss' Birthday Party at the Museum & Theatre with a colorful art time inspired by Dr. Seuss' The Lorax. Add one truffula tree or create a whole Seussy forest.

Free with admission
3/1
Friday
Main Stage Theatre Production: The Three Little Pigs
03/01/2019
4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
You may think you know this story, but you've never before seen it like this. This piggy tail is full of audience participation, radical plot twists and musical montages. Little Red Riding Hood makes a special appearance as a friendly real estate agent, and a Simple Machines Fairy appears in a puff of smoke to teach the pigs how to build houses. The play is centered around a courtroom drama in which Judge Spoon and his Froggy Bailiff get to the bottom of who truly owns the land-- the pigs or the wolves. To top it off (spoiler alert!) we are tripling the wolves, for three times the huffing and puffing trouble! Hilarity ensues with this over-the-top version of our very favorite story. Adapted and directed by Museum & Theatre Director of Theatre & Education Reba Askari 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.

3/1
Friday
$2 Friday
03/01/2019
5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
To best serve our community, we are open late the first Friday of every month from 5-8pm for $2/person. We strive to share the Museum & Theatre experience at an affordable rate with families who may not be able to visit during regular business hours. Members and children under eighteen months are always admitted free.
3/1
Friday
Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!
03/01/2019
6 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Celebrate all things Seuss during this festive party in honor one of America's favorite authors. Create a truffula tree collage, help tell a classic Seussy tale, sing "Happy Birthday" to Dr. Seuss, and share a special birthday treat.

Free with admission
3/2
Saturday
Tide Pool Touch Tank
03/02/2019
10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
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
3/2
Saturday
Dr. Seuss's Birthday Celebration
03/02/2019
12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish... we're celebrating Dr. Seuss's Birthday! Join us for a day of festive Seuss-inspired fun including, ooblek exploration, Seuss-inspired face paint, and Truffula Tree Art Time. Join us for one Seussy program or stay for the whole afternoon!

Free with admission
3/2
Saturday
Ooblek Exploration
03/02/2019
12:30 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Come celebrate Suess and explore this ooey gooey substance that is not quite a solid and not quite a liquid. Try one squish or stay for the whole exploration.

Free with admission
3/2
Saturday
Main Stage Theatre Production: The Three Little Pigs
03/02/2019
1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
You may think you know this story, but you've never before seen it like this. This piggy tail is full of audience participation, radical plot twists and musical montages. Little Red Riding Hood makes a special appearance as a friendly real estate agent, and a Simple Machines Fairy appears in a puff of smoke to teach the pigs how to build houses. The play is centered around a courtroom drama in which Judge Spoon and his Froggy Bailiff get to the bottom of who truly owns the land-- the pigs or the wolves. To top it off (spoiler alert!) we are tripling the wolves, for three times the huffing and puffing trouble! Hilarity ensues with this over-the-top version of our very favorite story. Adapted and directed by Museum & Theatre Director of Theatre & Education Reba Askari 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.

3/2
Saturday
Truffula Tree Art Time
03/02/2019
1:15 p.m. - 2 p.m.
We're celebrating all things Seuss in honor of Read Across America Week. Dip fluffy and poofy materials into paint and stamp down to create truffula tree galore. Add one tree or create a whole forest.

Free with admission
3/2
Saturday
The SneetchesStage Story
03/02/2019
2:15 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Wear a star on your belly, meet Sylvester McMonkey McBean and try out his machine, and join an all inclusive frankfurter roast to celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday bash!

Free with admission
3/2
Saturday
Main Stage Theatre Production: The Three Little Pigs
03/02/2019
4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
You may think you know this story, but you've never before seen it like this. This piggy tail is full of audience participation, radical plot twists and musical montages. Little Red Riding Hood makes a special appearance as a friendly real estate agent, and a Simple Machines Fairy appears in a puff of smoke to teach the pigs how to build houses. The play is centered around a courtroom drama in which Judge Spoon and his Froggy Bailiff get to the bottom of who truly owns the land-- the pigs or the wolves. To top it off (spoiler alert!) we are tripling the wolves, for three times the huffing and puffing trouble! Hilarity ensues with this over-the-top version of our very favorite story. Adapted and directed by Museum & Theatre Director of Theatre & Education Reba Askari 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.

3/3
Sunday
Ooblek Exploration
03/03/2019
10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Come celebrate Suess and explore this ooey gooey substance that is not quite a solid and not quite a liquid. Try one squish or stay for the whole exploration.

Free with admission
3/3
Sunday
Giggles & Wiggles with Seuss
03/03/2019
12 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
"With a mouse in a house" and "sneetches on beaches", Dr. Seuss loves to rhyme. Let's use rhymes to make our own silly story that we can act out together.

Free with admission
3/3
Sunday
Main Stage Theatre Production: The Three Little Pigs
03/03/2019
1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
You may think you know this story, but you've never before seen it like this. This piggy tail is full of audience participation, radical plot twists and musical montages. Little Red Riding Hood makes a special appearance as a friendly real estate agent, and a Simple Machines Fairy appears in a puff of smoke to teach the pigs how to build houses. The play is centered around a courtroom drama in which Judge Spoon and his Froggy Bailiff get to the bottom of who truly owns the land-- the pigs or the wolves. To top it off (spoiler alert!) we are tripling the wolves, for three times the huffing and puffing trouble! Hilarity ensues with this over-the-top version of our very favorite story. Adapted and directed by Museum & Theatre Director of Theatre & Education Reba Askari 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.

3/3
Sunday
Truffula Trees & Honey Bees
03/03/2019
2:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Did you know that one of three bites of food we take come from food that began with pollination? In honor of Seuss week come read The Lorax, brainstorm on how to care for our planet and learn what to plant in a bee-friendly garden.

Free with admission
3/3
Sunday
Main Stage Theatre Production: The Three Little Pigs
03/03/2019
4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
You may think you know this story, but you've never before seen it like this. This piggy tail is full of audience participation, radical plot twists and musical montages. Little Red Riding Hood makes a special appearance as a friendly real estate agent, and a Simple Machines Fairy appears in a puff of smoke to teach the pigs how to build houses. The play is centered around a courtroom drama in which Judge Spoon and his Froggy Bailiff get to the bottom of who truly owns the land-- the pigs or the wolves. To top it off (spoiler alert!) we are tripling the wolves, for three times the huffing and puffing trouble! Hilarity ensues with this over-the-top version of our very favorite story. Adapted and directed by Museum & Theatre Director of Theatre & Education Reba Askari 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.