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October 2014

10/25
Saturday
Scenes from the play: Beatrix Potter Christmas
10/25/2014
10:30-11:30am
Do you want to hear a sneak peek of our holiday script? Are you on the fence about auditioning? Come listen to actors read scenes from this charming imaginative story.

Free with admission.
10/25
Saturday
The Eyeball Show
10/25/2014
11am
Learn all about the human eye, bouncing light and antique cameras. We'll use our unique periscopic Camera Obscura (Latin for "dark room") to take you on a visual tour of Portland's city and seascape - all while pretending to be in a giant eyeball!

Free with admission.
10/25
Saturday
Alice in Wonderland Girl Scout Overnight (R$)
10/25/2014
3pm-9am
This overnight experience is FULL!

During this exclusive museum experience, Scouts and their mothers (or grandmothers, aunts, big sisters or adult female friends) are invited to see a theatre performance, explore the Museum when closed to the public and sleep within one of our exhibits! This special night will include a performance of Alice in Wonderland by actors from our Children's Theatre, followed by an actor Q+A. After the performance enjoy unstructured play time, sleep within our exhibits, and enjoy a complimentary breakfast. This program has been planned in conjunction with the Girls Scouts of Maine Counsel.

Questions about the program? Want to know when the next overnight will be? Contact Louisa@kitetails.org or call 207-828-1234 x227.
10/25
Saturday
Science in the Kitchen
10/25/2014
3:30pm
You can create science experiments with ingredients from your home kitchen! Join us to mix and bubble as we explore the wonderful world of kitchen chemistry!

Free with admission.
10/26
Sunday
Pancake Sunday!
10/26/2014
10:30am-12:00pm
Guess what... it's Pancake Sunday! Come help us make pancakes from scratch. Each month we'll have a different optional ingredient you can try. It's a pancake party!

Free with admission.
10/26
Sunday
Alice in Wonderland (R$)
10/26/2014
1-2pm
One afternoon, a little girl named Alice follows a White Rabbit down his rabbit-hole, and suddenly nothing is as it should be. Now Alice begins a strange but magical journey through Wonderland. The many curious creatures she meets ask a similar question: "Who are you?" As Alice ventures further into Wonderland, she learns more about herself than she ever imagined possible. This is a brand new adaptation of Lewis Carroll's classic children's tale full of riddles, poems and songs that will have you thinking "as many as six impossible things before breakfast!" Adapted and with live musical performance by Brittany Cook.

For advance purchases: $8/member, $9/visitor, $16/stay and play.

Tickets purchased on the day of the performance: $9/member, $10 visitors, $17 stay and play.

Processing fees apply.

For tickets click here or call 1-800-838-3006.
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10/26
Sunday
Young Photographers Workshop: Depth of Field
10/26/2014
2:00 pm
Calling all photographers! In this workshop we will help young, aspiring photographers develop basic methods and techniques in digital photography. Along with hands-on learning, children will be encouraged to take photos both in and outside of the workshop. Today we will focus on depth of field. We'll look at new ways to better focus our pictures and creating interesting and exciting photos. Ideal for ages 6+.

Stop by the front desk or call 828-1234 x231 to register, or sign-up the day of. This program is free with museum admission but space is limited.
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10/26
Sunday
Alice in Wonderland (R$)
10/26/2014
4-5pm
One afternoon, a little girl named Alice follows a White Rabbit down his rabbit-hole, and suddenly nothing is as it should be. Now Alice begins a strange but magical journey through Wonderland. The many curious creatures she meets ask a similar question: "Who are you?" As Alice ventures further into Wonderland, she learns more about herself than she ever imagined possible. This is a brand new adaptation of Lewis Carroll's classic children's tale full of riddles, poems and songs that will have you thinking "as many as six impossible things before breakfast!" Adapted and with live musical performance by Brittany Cook.

For advance purchases: $8/member, $9/visitor, $16/stay and play.

Tickets purchased on the day of the performance: $9/member, $10 visitors, $17 stay and play.

Processing fees apply.

For tickets click here or call 1-800-838-3006.
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10/26
Sunday
Turtle Time!
10/26/2014
4:00pm
Make your own observations when you get up close and personal with live yellow-bellied slider turtles. Learn about the anatomy and biology of various turtles and tortoises from land and sea. Explore real turtle artifacts like shells and skulls.

Free with admission.
10/27
Monday
9-11am Members Monday
10/27/2014
9-11am for Members only.
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10/27
Monday
Member's Monday: Jack O'Lantern Collages
10/27/2014
10am
Will your pumpkin be silly, spooky, or sweet? Let's make festive paper pumpkin art using unexpected collage materials.
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10/28
Tuesday
Toddler Pumpkin Decoration (R$)
10/28/2014
10:30-11:30am
Decorating a pumpkin or gourd need not require knives or carving skills. Join us to decorate your own mini, no-carve pumpkin. We'll offer you and your child a variety of methods and styles. Will you drip paint and glitter or collage and personify your pumpkin with a funny face? Perhaps you'll choose a combination!

Ages 18 months to 3 years. $7/pumpkin for members, $8/pumpkin plus admission for visitors.

To register visit kitetails.org, call 828-1234 x231 or stop by the front desk.
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10/28
Tuesday
Jack O'Lantern Collages
10/28/2014
12pm
Will your pumpkin be silly, spooky, or sweet? Let's make festive paper pumpkin art using unexpected collage materials.

Free with admission.
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10/28
Tuesday
Migration Exploration
10/28/2014
3pm
As many birds and other animals begin traveling hundreds - or even thousands - of miles south for the winter, we will explore what these animals need to do to survive these long treks, and how we can spot some of the animals as they pass through Maine!

Free with admission.
10/29
Wednesday
Nature Charades
10/29/2014
10:30am
Come play a wild game of charades with us as we learn the movements of different animals and use our bodies to act them out!

Free with admission.
10/29
Wednesday
Rhythm Play: Capoeira
10/29/2014
2pm
What is Capoeira? It's Brazilian martial art-meets-music-meets-dance and we've got a brand new exhibit all about it! Join us to learn more about this amazing cultural tradition and then make a drum of your own to take home.

Free with admission.
10/29
Wednesday
Sewing Skills: Stuffed Animals (R$)
10/29/2014
3-5pm
Want to learn how to make your own toys? Join us for our monthly sewing program this fall to learn very basic sewing skills and create your own personalized toys! This month, we will explore the basic body parts of our favorite animals, and then create stuffed animals to play with at home. Beginning sewers welcome!

This is a drop-off program. Recommended for ages 5+.

$18/member, $20/visitor. For tickets call 828-1234 x231 or stop by the front desk.
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10/30
Thursday
Tiny Tots: Pumpkin Exploration
10/30/2014
10:30am
What's inside of a pumpkin? Let's squish and squeeze squishy, slippery pumpkin guts -- perfect for Halloween!

Free with admission.
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10/30
Thursday
Calls of the Wild
10/30/2014
11:30am
Learn the sounds of your favorite wild creatures; then join us in a chorus of sound as we practice making the calls ourselves.

Free with admission.
10/30
Thursday
Audition Workshop (R)
10/30/2014
3:30-4:30pm
If you're between the ages of 8 and 17 and you'd like to audition for our upcoming show: A Beatrix Potter's Christmas, come to this audition workshop to find out what it's all about. We'll tell you all about our upcoming play, explain what it's like to be one of our young actors and take you through the audition process. This workshop is for anyone, veteran actors and fledglings alike.

To register for this free workshop, call 828-1234 x247 or stop by the front desk.
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10/31
Friday
Trick-or-Treating Spectacular!
10/31/2014
10am-12pm
Each year Halloween gets just a little bit better at the Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine! Come in costume to say "trick-or-treat" to the staff and volunteers who will be in special places throughout the Museum & Theatre. They will have more than just tasty sweets for you... You may end up learning about percussion through a Monster Mash, doing a wild and crazy experiment with a Mad Scientist or meeting a Martian! We'll round it all out with a costume parade, munchies for everyone and plenty of treats to go around.

Free with admission.
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10/31
Friday
Incredible Insects with Biology Professor, David Champlin
10/31/2014
11am
Meet caterpillars and moths up-close when David Champlin, USM Biology Professor, visits with his collection of Tobacco Hornworms. Learn all about these amazing creatures and their life cycle - you'll be able to touch, pick up, and examine them to your heart's content!

Free with admission.
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10/31
Friday
Edible Rock Cycle
10/31/2014
3pm
Learn all about the rock cycle while making a delicious mess of edible "minerals" and "magma"!

Free with admission.

November 2014

11/1
Saturday
The Eyeball Show
11/01/2014
11am
Learn all about the human eye, bouncing light and antique cameras. We'll use our unique periscopic Camera Obscura (Latin for "dark room") to take you on a visual tour of Portland's city and seascape - all while pretending to be in a giant eyeball!

Free with admission.
11/1
Saturday
Sip and Dip: Healthy Snacks from the Hood Answer Mom
11/01/2014
11:30am-12:30pm
What's a healthy snack? Find out from HOOD Answer Mom Elizabeth Ward. Sample a healthy dip and a smoothie and get your nutrition questions answered. Elizabeth Ward is registered dietitian, mother of three and author of MyPlate for Moms, How to Feed Yourself & Your Family Better.

Free with admission.
11/1
Saturday
Paper Making (R$)
11/01/2014
12:30-1:30pm
Come get a little messy as we pulp up fibers, flowers and leaves to create beautiful home-made paper.

$4/member paper, $5/visitor paper plus admission. For tickets call 828-1234 x231 or stop by the front desk.
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11/1
Saturday
Open Art Studio
11/01/2014
2-3pm
The art studio is open! The studio offers an art-making opportunity that explores art concepts, materials and techniques. An arts educator will help kids and grown-ups create using a variety of materials like paint, recycled sculpture materials, drawing tools, collage or clay.

Free with admission.
11/1
Saturday
Kids on the Block Puppet Show
11/01/2014
3pm
Our troupe of life-size educational puppets is back with real stories just like real kids! Kids on the Block is a nation-wide program using Bunraku puppetry as a way to break down boundaries and accept individual differences. For more information call 828-1234 x 247.

Free with admission.
11/1
Saturday
Soil Science
11/01/2014
3:30pm
Want to get your hands dirty? Come learn how soil forms over thousands of years, and help us test the chemistry of our own soil in the Museum garden!

Free with admission.
11/2
Sunday
Dia de los Muertos Party
11/02/2014
10:30am-12:30pm
Come celebrate Dia de los Muertos, or "Day of the Dead" with us! We'll learn all about this Mexican holiday which honors our ancestors by making papel picado, sampling some snacks, listening to traditional Mexican music and more.

Free with admission
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11/2
Sunday
Tide Pool Touch Tank
11/02/2014
11am
Have you ever met a sea star in our touch tank? What about an urchin? Join us to get up close and personal with our sea creatures.

Free with admission.
11/2
Sunday
Young Photographers Workshop: Perspective
11/02/2014
1:00 pm
Calling all photographers! In this workshop we will help young, aspiring photographers develop basic methods and techniques in digital photography. Along with hands-on learning, children will be encouraged to take photos both in and outside of the workshop. This week we are going to work together to better understand perspective in photography. From climbing up high to lying on your belly, there are many ways to get creative. Ideal for ages 6+.

Stop by the front desk or call 828-1234 x231 to register, or sign-up the day of. This program is free with museum admission but space is limited.
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11/2
Sunday
Slime Time! ($)
11/02/2014
3pm
While learning about chemical reactions, create your own bag of slime to take home. We'll mix together seemingly normal ingredients to make a batch of ooey, gooey, sticky slime. Gooey and educational is our favorite mix!

$3/child for members, $4/child for visitors plus admission. Sign up the day of at the front desk.
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11/3
Monday
9-11am Members Monday
11/03/2014
9-11am for Members only.
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11/3
Monday
Member's Monday: Sea Creature Feature
11/03/2014
10am
Have you met our family of sea stars? What about the periwinkle snails? Get up close and personal with our sea creatures in our Tide Pool Touch Tank.
11/4
Tuesday
Cooking Healthy: Pumpkin Muffins (R)
11/04/2014
11am
During our monthly Cooking Healthy series, we learn how to make delicious, nutritious foods you can easily make at home. Today we're going to make pumpkin muffins, rich in vitamin A and fiber! Along with samples, we'll have recipes to take home. Sign up at the front desk the day of to reserve your spot.

This program is sponsored by Northeast Delta Dental.

Free with admission.
11/4
Tuesday
Calls of the Wild
11/04/2014
3pm
Learn the sounds of your favorite wild creatures, then join us in a chorus of sound as we practice making the calls ourselves.

Free with admission.
11/4
Tuesday
Goldilocks and the Three Bears: Acting Class for 6-8 year-olds (R$)
11/04/2014
3:30-5pm
Attention 6-8 year olds! We know you're excited to act on our stage, and we have a special class for you. This is a chance for you to learn all about acting from how to develop a character to what a monologue is. Get some experience before you audition for your first theatre show. Sign up for Goldilocks and the Three Bears! Join Goldilocks as she explores an empty house in the woods... with a very surprising result.

Payment required at time of registration. Class meets Tuesdays from 3:30-5:00. (Class meets 11/4-11/25 with a final performance for family and friends on Tuesday 11/25 at 4:30pm.) This is a drop-off program; space is limited. Sign up today!

6-8 year olds / 4 week session.

$60/child for members and $80/child for visitors. To register call 828-1234 x231 or stop by the front desk.
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11/5
Wednesday
Teensy Weensy Class: Squirrel Nutkin (R$)
11/05/2014
10:15-11:15am
What's Teensy Weensy Acting Class? It's a literacy and creative development program for ages 3-5. Over a period of six weeks, young actors dive into a story, processing it with imagination, puppetry, music and dance. At the end of the last class, young actors put on a show for their families. This is an excellent opportunity for pre-school age children to give acting a try, become storytellers and work as a group.

The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin: 10:15-11:15am Wednesdays, November 5, 12, 19, 26 and December 5 and 10.

Explore the world of Beatrix Potter with the Adventures of Squirrel Nutkin! We'll pretend to be squirrels offering gifts to the owl, Old Brown, in exchange for collecting nuts on his island. Silly Nutkin wants to dance and sing and tell riddles instead! We'll be owls and squirrels alike in this cautionary tale! Caregivers, family and friends are invited to an 11am show on December 10.

$90/member, $115/visitor. To register call 828-1234 x231 or stop by the front desk.
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11/5
Wednesday
Migration Exploration
11/05/2014
10:30am
Come play a wild game of charades with us as we learn the movements of different animals and use our bodies to act them out!

Free with admission.
11/5
Wednesday
Rhythm Play: Musical Storytime
11/05/2014
3:30pm
If an elephant played a drum, what would it sound like? What about a bird? Join us on an exciting narrative journey as we play different drums and other instruments to tell a dramatic, musical story.

Free with admission.
11/6
Thursday
Tiny Tots: Puppet Play
11/06/2014
10:30am
Let's get silly with some animal puppets. Will you meet a chicken, a dragon, or a pig?
Ideal for ages 18-36 months.

Free with admission.
11/6
Thursday
Nature Poetry
11/06/2014
11:30am
The natural world inspires all sorts of rhymes and rhythms within us. Join us as we read nature-inspired verses, and then come up with poems of our own.

Free with Admission.
11/6
Thursday
Would You Rather?
11/06/2014
2:30pm
Would you rather swim in spaghetti or Jell-O? Would you rather live underwater or in outer space? Would you rather play this game or play in the exhibits...? This silly game is a great way of exploring deductive reasoning skills while sharing thoughts and opinions on a variety of silly topics.

Free with admission.
11/6
Thursday
Auditions for Beatrix Potter Christmas
11/06/2014
3-5pm
We're looking for young actors between the ages of 8 and 17 to bring the story Beatrix Potter Christmas to life for younger children this December. If you are interested in performing on our stage, please prepare a one minute monologue and arrive anytime between 3 and 5pm.

For more information, contact Theatre Director Reba Short. reba@kitetails.org
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11/7
Friday
Morning Music: Dancing Feet, Making Rhythm
11/07/2014
10:15-11am
Morning Music is a four-week exploratory early music education class for children ages 0-3 and their parents/caregivers that helps provide a foundation for musical learning. Early music education helps babies and toddlers develop listening and language skills, fine and gross motor skills, spatial reasoning and awareness of space and rhythm. Music also forms community: we will all work together, take turns and make connections as we work on our songs and skills.

In this session, we'll use Maine author Charlotte Agell's rhythmic poem "Dancing Feet" to start making connections between percussion beats - tapping our feet and clapping our hands - and different musical tones. Learn how music can change the way we move and listen! We'll build onto our collection of sounds with instruments, songs and activities that make our feet want to dance or wiggle. Caregivers will be working and playing together with their children to explore the joys of music and movement, and will receive take-home packets of new and classic rhythm and music exercises and games to enjoy and engage with their toddlers or babies at home, continuing with the framework we will be building in class.

About the instructor: Brittany Cook holds a BA in Theatre with a minor in Music from Guilford College, Greensboro, NC. An actor, singer, puppeteer, and multi-instrumentalist, Brittany has been composing original songs and scores and serving as Musical Director for Children's Museum & Theatre productions since 2011. As Musical Director, she has taught songs and guided young actors in speaking, moving with, and creating rhythm; has performed on the Museum & Theatre's stage in Tot Theatre productions for 0-4 year olds; and as a playwright has adapted the story of Alice in Wonderland for young audiences. Using melody, movement, and rhythm, Brittany also leads Music Exploration programs that introduce children to the building blocks of music. Fridays, November 7, 14, 21 and December 5 from 10:15-11am.

Payment required at time of registration. Class meets Fridays November 7, 14, 21 & December 5 from 10:15-11am. Caregiver participation required. Space is limited. Sign up today!

0-3 year olds & caregivers / 4 week session.

$60/child for members and $80/child for visitors. To register call 828-1234 x231 or stop by the front desk.
11/7
Friday
Fire Safety Friday
11/07/2014
10:30am
It's our favorite Friday! Join us for a chance to meet Portland's firefighters (dependent on firefighter availability). If the firefighters are too busy fighting fires to visit, we'll read fire safety books and write letters to them thanking them for their great work!

Free with admission.
11/7
Friday
Edible Rock Cycle
11/07/2014
12:30pm
Learn all about the rock cycle while making a delicious mess of edible "minerals" and "magma"!

Free with Admission.
11/7
Friday
Mitten Puppets (R$)
11/07/2014
3:30-4:30pm
We'll provide the mittens, and you provide the inspiration! We're transforming basic mittens into animals by adding googly eyes, ears, tongues, antlers - you name it! What will you make? Cat? Reindeer? Fox? Dino? Each participant will receive a set of mittens and choose from a selection of adornments to affix, creating creative mitten puppets. Ages 3 & up.

$9/mitten set for members, $10/mitten set for visitors. For tickets call 828-1234 x231 or stop by the front desk.
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11/7
Friday
$2 Friday 5-8pm
11/07/2014
5-8pm
We strive to share the Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine experience with families who cannot visit during our regular business hours or who cannot afford our regular admission. To serve our community, we are open the first Friday of every month from 5-8pm for $2/person.

Members and children under eighteen months are always admitted free.

$2 admission.
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11/8
Saturday
Fossil Making Workshop (R$)
11/08/2014
12:30pm
Check out some real and replica fossils from plants and dinosaurs as inspiration to make your own faux fossil. We'll talk about how fossils are made then make realistic models from natural sculpture materials like clay and plaster. Take your fossil home and add it to your rock collection or place it outside to watch it return to nature.

Best for ages 4+. Please allow 1 hour for fossil to set.

$5 per fossil for members, $6 per fossil plus admission for visitors. For tickets call 828-1234 x231 or stop by the front desk.
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11/9
Sunday
Young Photographers Workshop: Color
11/09/2014
12:00 pm
Calling all photographers! In this workshop we will help young, aspiring photographers develop basic methods and techniques in digital photography. Along with hands-on learning, children will be encouraged to take photos both in and outside of the workshop. In this week's program we are going to learn about working with color in photography. Whether photographs are black and white or brightly colored, either can add new elements to every photo. Ideal for ages 6+.

Stop by the front desk or call 828-1234 x231 to register, or sign-up the day of. This program is free with museum admission but space is limited.
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11/9
Sunday
Mini Moviemakers: Stop Motion Animation (R$)
11/09/2014
3-4:30pm
Calling all movie-makers! In this afternoon workshop, we'll work together to make a short claymation movie in the style of "Wallace and Gromit." You'll learn about how animation works, and then get to view your group movie on the web once it's published.

Ideal for ages 6-14. This is a drop-off program.

$12/members, $14/visitors. For tickets call 828-1234 x231 or stop by the front desk by Sunday 11/9.
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11/10
Monday
9-11am Members Monday
11/10/2014
9-11am for Members only.
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11/15
Saturday
Ugandan Kids Choir (R$)
11/15/2014
11am-12pm
Join us for a spectacular event with songs of hope and love, sung by children for children! The Ugandan Kids Choir will be singing at the Museum & Theatre of Maine on their East Coast tour. Don't miss this wonderful opportunity! The voices in the Ugandan Kids Choir bring a message of hope - sharing their folklore through music and dance.

$5 per person plus admission. For tickets call 828-1234 x231 or stop by the front desk.
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11/16
Sunday
Young Photographers Workshop: Point of Interest
11/16/2014
12:00 pm
Calling all photographers! In this workshop we will help young, aspiring photographers develop basic methods and techniques in digital photography. Along with hands-on learning, children will be encouraged to take photos both in and outside of the workshop. In every photo there is always something interesting! This week we will work together to help each other better identify a point of interest and learn how to highlight our focal point in each image. Ideal for ages 6+.

Stop by the front desk or call 828-1234 x231 to register, or sign-up the day of. This program is free with museum admission but space is limited.
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11/16
Sunday
Mini Moviemakers: Stop Motion Animation (R$)
11/16/2014
3-4:30pm
Calling all movie-makers! In this afternoon workshop, we'll work together to make a short claymation movie in the style of "Wallace and Gromit." You'll learn about how animation works, and then get to view your group movie on the web once it's published.

Ideal for ages 6-14. This is a drop-off program.

$12/members, $14/visitors. For tickets call 828-1234 x231 or stop by the front desk by Sunday 11/16.
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11/17
Monday
9-11am Members Monday
11/17/2014
9-11am for Members only.
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11/21
Friday
Fire Safety Friday
11/21/2014
10:30am
It's our favorite Friday! Join us for a chance to meet Portland's firefighters (dependent on firefighter availability). If the firefighters are too busy fighting fires to visit, we'll read fire safety books and write letters to them thanking them for their great work!

Free with admission.
11/22
Saturday
Solar System Necklaces (R$)
11/22/2014
4-5pm
Using colorful polymer clay learn to make your own solar system bead set. Study the colors, textures and proportions of the real planets through NASA photos then create planet beads. We'll bake them to harden and string them into a necklace.

$8/bead set for members and $9/bead set plus admission for visitors.

Ages 3 & up.

To register, visit kitetails.org, call 828-1234 x231 or stop by the front desk.
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11/23
Sunday
Slime Time! ($)
11/23/2014
2pm
While learning about chemical reactions, create your own bag of slime to take home. We'll mix together seemingly normal ingredients to make a batch of ooey, gooey, sticky slime. Gooey and educational is our favorite mix!

$3/child for members, $4/child for visitors plus admission. Sign up the day of at the front desk.
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11/24
Monday
9-11am Members Monday
11/24/2014
9-11am for Members only.
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11/28
Friday
Sparks' Ark Live Animal Show (R$)
11/28/2014
11-12pm
Join wildlife rehabilitator Josh Sparks to meet some truly amazing live animals and hear some awesome stories of animal rescue! Past animal presentations have included a fuzzy chinchilla, an owl and a flying squirrel!

Reservations highly recommended.

$4/person plus admission. For tickets call 828-1234 x231 or stop by the front desk.
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11/28
Friday
Mitten Puppets (R$)
11/28/2014
1:30-2:30pm
We'll provide the mittens, and you provide the inspiration! We're transforming basic mittens into animals by adding googly eyes, ears, tongues, antlers - you name it! What will you make? Cat? Reindeer? Fox? Dino? Each participant will receive a set of mittens and choose from a selection of adornments to affix, creating creative mitten puppets. Ages 3 & up.

$9/mitten set for members, $10/mitten set for visitors. For tickets call 828-1234 x231 or stop by the front desk.
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11/29
Saturday
Mitten Puppets (R$)
11/29/2014
12:30-1:30pm
We'll provide the mittens, and you provide the inspiration! We're transforming basic mittens into animals by adding googly eyes, ears, tongues, antlers - you name it! What will you make? Cat? Reindeer? Fox? Dino? Each participant will receive a set of mittens and choose from a selection of adornments to affix, creating creative mitten puppets. Ages 3 & up.

$9/mitten set for members, $10/mitten set for visitors. For tickets call 828-1234 x231 or stop by the front desk.
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December 2014

12/1
Monday
9-11am Members Monday
12/01/2014
9-11am for Members only.
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12/2
Tuesday
The Gingerbread Friends: Theatre Class for 6-8 year-olds (R$)
12/02/2014
3:30-5pm
Attention 6-8 year olds! We know you're excited to act on our stage, and we have a special class for you. This is a chance for you to learn all about acting from how to develop a character to what a monologue is. Get some experience before you audition for your first theatre show. Sign up for The Gingerbread Friends!

Join a little gingerbread cookie who's on an adventure - and has lots of exciting encounters along the way. We also might snack on some real gingerbread, just to help us get in character!

Payment required at time of registration. Class meets Tuesdays from 3:30-5:00 (12/2-12/23 with a final performance for family and friends on Tuesday 12/23 at 4:30pm). This is a drop- off program; space is limited. Sign up today!

6-8 year olds / 4 week session.

$60/child for members and $80/child for visitors. To register call 828-1234 x231 or stop by the front desk.
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12/5
Friday
Fire Safety Friday
12/05/2014
10:30am
It's our favorite Friday! Join us for a chance to meet Portland's firefighters (dependent on firefighter availability). If the firefighters are too busy fighting fires to visit, we'll read fire safety books and write letters to them thanking them for their great work!

Free with admission.
12/5
Friday
$2 Friday 5-8pm
12/05/2014
5-8pm
We strive to share the Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine experience with families who cannot visit during our regular business hours or who cannot afford our regular admission. To serve our community, we are open the first Friday of every month from 5-8pm for $2/person.

Members and children under eighteen months are always admitted free.

$2 admission.
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12/6
Saturday
Gingerbread House Workshop (R$)
12/06/2014
12:30-1:30pm
If you've ever dreamed of the delicious gingerbread house that Hansel and Gretel visited, then this workshop is for you! We'll supply a pre-constructed gingerbread house, candy, icing, instruction and hot cocoa for each participant. Make it a team effort - up to four people can share a house. House is 7" high by 5 3/4" wide by 6" deep.

Ages 3 & up.

$30/house for members and $35/house for visitors.

To register, visit kitetails.org, call 828-1234 x231 or stop by the front desk.
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12/7
Sunday
Gingerbread House Workshop (R$)
12/07/2014
2-3pm
If you've ever dreamed of the delicious gingerbread house that Hansel and Gretel visited, then this workshop is for you! We'll supply a pre-constructed gingerbread house, candy, icing, instruction and hot cocoa for each participant. Make it a team effort - up to four people can share a house. House is 7" high by 5 3/4" wide by 6" deep.

Ages 3 & up.

$30/house for members and $35/house for visitors.

To register, visit kitetails.org, call 828-1234 x231 or stop by the front desk.
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12/8
Monday
9-11am Members Monday
12/08/2014
9-11am for Members only.
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12/12
Friday
Gingerbread House Workshop (R$)
12/12/2014
11:30am-12:30pm
If you've ever dreamed of the delicious gingerbread house that Hansel and Gretel visited, then this workshop is for you! We'll supply a pre-constructed gingerbread house, candy, icing, instruction and hot cocoa for each participant. Make it a team effort - up to four people can share a house. House is 7" high by 5 3/4" wide by 6" deep.

Ages 3 & up.

$30/house for members and $35/house for visitors.

To register, visit kitetails.org, call 828-1234 x231 or stop by the front desk.
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12/13
Saturday
Gingerbread House Workshop (R$)
12/13/2014
11am-12pm
If you've ever dreamed of the delicious gingerbread house that Hansel and Gretel visited, then this workshop is for you! We'll supply a pre-constructed gingerbread house, candy, icing, instruction and hot cocoa for each participant. Make it a team effort - up to four people can share a house. House is 7" high by 5 3/4" wide by 6" deep.

Ages 3 & up.

$30/house for members and $35/house for visitors.

To register, visit kitetails.org, call 828-1234 x231 or stop by the front desk.
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12/15
Monday
9-11am Members Monday
12/15/2014
9-11am for Members only.
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12/19
Friday
Fire Safety Friday
12/19/2014
10:30am
It's our favorite Friday! Join us for a chance to meet Portland's firefighters (dependent on firefighter availability). If the firefighters are too busy fighting fires to visit, we'll read fire safety books and write letters to them thanking them for their great work!

Free with admission.
12/27
Saturday
Sparks' Ark Live Animal Show (R$)
12/27/2014
12-1pm
Join wildlife rehabilitator Josh Sparks to meet some truly amazing live animals and hear some awesome stories of animal rescue! Past animal presentations have included a fuzzy chinchilla, an owl and a flying squirrel!

Reservations highly recommended.

$4/person plus admission. For tickets call 828-1234 x231 or stop by the front desk.
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12/30
Tuesday
Mitten Puppets (R$)
12/30/2014
2-3pm
We'll provide the mittens, and you provide the inspiration! We're transforming basic mittens into animals by adding googly eyes, ears, tongues, antlers - you name it! What will you make? Cat? Reindeer? Fox? Dino? Each participant will receive a set of mittens and choose from a selection of adornments to affix, creating creative mitten puppets. Ages 3 & up.

$9/mitten set for members, $10/mitten set for visitors. For tickets call 828-1234 x231 or stop by the front desk.
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