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January 2018

1/23
Tuesday
Tiny Tots: Bogs for Frogs
01/23/2018
10:15-10:45am
Meet our LIVE tadpoles and frogs then use a variety of natural materials to create a collaborative pond habitat and let the Museum & Theatre's toy frogs plash and play in our creation.

Free with admission
1/23
Tuesday
The World on Stage: Iraqi Shadow Puppet Story
01/23/2018
11-11:30am
When the goat builds a house and the sheep refuses to help, where will she go in the winter? Discover lessons in sharing and caring as we use shadow puppets to tell this traditional Iraqi story translated by Portland resident Muntather Alsawad.

Free with admission
1/23
Tuesday
Wiggle with Worms
01/23/2018
1:30-2pm
Wiggling and squiggling earthworms help keep plants growing. Come meet, touch, and study live earth worms and learn how they're good for the planet.

Free with admission
1/23
Tuesday
On-the-Go Puppet Theatres
01/23/2018
2:30-3pm
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
1/24
Wednesday
Caring for Bears
01/24/2018
10:30-11am
Doctors, nurses, and EMTs, oh my! We need your help taking care of our hurt teddy bears in our Be Well Center. Scrub in and help save the day during this interactive play time! Sponsored by the Barbara Bush Children's Hospital.

Free with admission
1/24
Wednesday
Meet Belinda the Bullfrog
01/24/2018
11-11:30am
Meet our beloved bullfrog, Belinda, learn about her life, and discover why her unique habitat and is so vital to our planet.

Free with admission
1/24
Wednesday
Cooking Healthy: Oatmeal Pancakes!
01/24/2018
11:15-11:45am
This month we discover a different healthy pancake each week. Join us today to make fiber-rich oatmeal pancakes. Sponsored by Delta Dental.

Free with admission
1/24
Wednesday
Painting Blue with Picasso
01/24/2018
1:30-2pm
Learn about Picasso's Blue Period as we mix white, blue, and black together to create different shades of blue. Create your own blue masterpiece to take home.

Free with admission
1/24
Wednesday
Banh Tet Play Dough
01/24/2018
2:30-3pm
Pack and mold a Vietnamese Banh Tet or Baanh chung, a savory cake made from sticky rice and eaten during the tet festival. We'll use play dough made from rice flour and fabric banana leaves as we learn the story behind this beloved treat.

Free with admission
1/25
Thursday
Little Kid Morning Out: The Napping House
01/25/2018
10:15-11am
Join us for a dynamic morning of storytelling, music, and art programming. This week, we'll read The Napping House by Audry and Don Wood, sing and play instruments to sleepy nap-time tunes, and create warm and cool colored contrasting illustrations.

Free with admission
1/25
Thursday
Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star Show
01/25/2018
11-11:30am
Join us in the Museum & Theatre's mini-planetarium for an abbreviated star show perfect for toddlers and babies. We'll sing under the songs and point out favorite animal constellations.

Free with admission
1/25
Thursday
Watercolor Experimentation
01/25/2018
11:30am-12pm
Experiment with things that resist watercolor and create a unique painting using science.

Free with admission
1/25
Thursday
What the Lady Bird Heard Stage Story
01/25/2018
2:30-3pm
Find out how the lady bird saves the day when two robbers try to steal the prize cow. We'll need actors to become barnyard animals and audience members to "moo" and "cluck" from their seats.

Free with admission
1/25
Thursday
Shadow Puppet Show: Abiyoyo
01/25/2018
3-3:30pm
Discover the science of light and shadow and use what you've learned to help tell a shadow puppet story.

Free with admission
1/26
Friday
Meet the Portland Firefighters
01/26/2018
10:30-11:15am
Join us for a chance to meet Portland's firefighters, learn about fire safety and what their job entails (dependent on firefighter availability). If the firefighters are out helping the community, learn about fire safety and real firefighter emergency protocol in the Museum & Theatre's own fire truck.

Free with admission
1/26
Friday
Three Billy Goats Gruff Puppet Show
01/26/2018
11:30am-12pm
Compare goats of different sizes, from the smallest to the biggest, in this silly puppet show about the grass that's always greener on the other side.

Free with admission
1/26
Friday
Daring Densities
01/26/2018
1-1:30pm
Giant floating rocks and tiny sinking spheres! Explore and observe this sink or float experiment that defies logic, that is, until you understand all about... density!

Free with admission
1/26
Friday
The Enormous Crocodile Stage Story
01/26/2018
2-3pm
Deep in a muddy river lives an enormous crocodile who is hungry for one thing...children! This story is not for the faint of heart, we need brave and tricky actors to join us on stage and become the animals that out-smart this hungry, greedy crocodile in this interactive stage story based on Roald Dahl's story!

Free with admission
1/26
Friday
Open Art Studio
01/26/2018
3-3:30pm
It's time to get creative! We could be creating the Museum & Theatre's next big collaborative art piece, designing a prop for a Main Stage production, or exploring a new medium in this open-ended art program.

Free with admission
1/26
Friday
Slime University
01/26/2018
4-5pm
In this hour-long slime seminar, explore diverse varieties of the slimy stuff including edible, impact resistant, and polyvinyl dissolving slime, test out viscosities, and make some of your own "Bio Puddy" to take home. Perfect for the young slime science enthusiast! Class includes 6+ slime varieties and 3 take home slimes. Ideal for ages 5+.

$16/class (Museum & Theatre members receive a 10% discount). Register online, call (207) 828-1234, or stop by the front desk.

1/27
Saturday
Welcome Back, Playscape!
01/27/2018
10:15am-12:15pm
We're sliding, climbing, dancing, and singing all morning in honor of our Playscape's return! We'll kick off the celebration with a dance party to get moving and grooving. Get a chance to listen to the LIVE tunes of local young musicians, The Root Bros, and draw and write love notes to decorate our beloved climbing structure.

Free with admission
1/27
Saturday
The Magnificent Enlarging Marshmallow
01/27/2018
11:30am-12pm
Explore how changes in pressure affect molecules by creating massive marshmallows, bursting balloons, and boiling water all in our all within the confines of our pressure jar.

Free with admission
1/27
Saturday
Fancy Forks Workshop
01/27/2018
2-3pm
Create your very own decorated fork and spoon during this messy workshop. Take an ordinary fork and spoon then adorn it with colorful clay to create a unique utensil. This is the perfect opportunity to create cutlery that won't be forgotten at the bottom of your lunch bag or the perfect mess kit for spring camping adventures!

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

1/27
Saturday
Cochenille Beetle Painting
01/27/2018
2:30-3pm
This ancient dye method uses beetles as pigment! Learn about its history, how we use it today, and try it for yourself.

Free with admission
1/28
Sunday
Philosophy for Kids: What is Peace?
01/28/2018
10:30-11am
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
1/28
Sunday
Winter Bubble Wand Making
01/28/2018
11:30am-12:30pm
Let's find out what happens to bubbles when they freeze! Make a bubble wand, play a bubble science game, and then head outside for some frozen bubble fun.

$6/bubble wand plus admission (Museum & Theatre members receive 10% off). Register online, call (207) 828-1234, or stop by the front desk.

1/28
Sunday
Cochenille Beetle Painting
01/28/2018
1:30-2pm
This ancient dye method uses beetles as pigment! Learn about its history, how we use it today, and try it for yourself.

Free with admission
1/28
Sunday
The World on Stage: Iraqi Shadow Puppet Story
01/28/2018
2:30-3pm
When the goat builds a house and the sheep refuses to help, where will she go in the winter? Discover lessons in sharing and caring as we use shadow puppets to tell this traditional Iraqi story translated by Portland resident Muntather Alsawad.

Free with admission
1/29
Monday
Members' Monday
01/29/2018
9-11am
Open from 9-11am for members only.
1/29
Monday
Members' Monday: Saturday Night at the Dinosaur Stomp
01/29/2018
10-10:30am
Do the "triassic twist and brontosaurus bump" as we read and dance along to Dinosaur Stomp by Maine author Carol Diggory Shields.

If this sounds like fun, check out our Teensy Weensy Acting Class that begins Wednesday, February 7th. This is a class that meets four times, especially designed for 3-5 year-olds to get their feet wet on the stage. Members receive 10% off all classes and workshops. Registration will be available shortly.
1/30
Tuesday
Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star Show
01/30/2018
10:15-10:45am
Join us in the Museum & Theatre's mini-planetarium for an abbreviated star show perfect for toddlers and babies. We'll sing under the songs and point out our favorite animal constellations.

Free with admission
1/30
Tuesday
The World on Stage: Iraqi Shadow Puppet Story
01/30/2018
11-11:30am
When the goat builds a house and the sheep refuses to help, where will she go in the winter? Discover lessons in sharing and caring as we use shadow puppets to tell this traditional Iraqi story translated by Portland resident Muntather Alsawad.

Free with admission
1/30
Tuesday
Wiggle with Worms
01/30/2018
1:30-2pm
Wiggling and squiggling earthworms help keep plants growing. Come meet, touch, and study live earth worms and learn how they are good for the planet.

Free with admission
1/30
Tuesday
Collaborative Penguin Art
01/30/2018
2:30-3pm
Help create a life-size emperor penguin collage out of recycled materials! Glue one colorful piece or add a whole penguin wing and experience the process of working with other artists.

Free with admission
1/31
Wednesday
Big, Messy Art: Drip Painting
01/31/2018
10:30-11am
Roll up your sleeves and put on a smock, it's time for big, messy art! Each week, we'll explore a different process-based art project ideal for toddlers and preschoolers. This week, try drip painting as we splash colorful watercolors onto a collaborative mural.

Free with admission
1/31
Wednesday
Natural Paint Brushes
01/31/2018
11-11:30am
Explore different textures and shapes from nature, craft your own paintbrushes, and create an art piece to take home.

Free with admission
1/31
Wednesday
Cooking Healthy: Blueberry Pancakes!
01/31/2018
11:15-11:45am
This month we discover a different healthy pancake each week. Join us today to make pancakes with a taste of Maine blueberries full of healthy antioxidants. Sponsored by Delta Dental.

Free with admission
1/31
Wednesday
Tide Pool Touch Tank
01/31/2018
3-3:30pm
Roll up your sleeves and get a chance to meet and touch LIVE tide pool creatures like sea stars, blue mussels and sea urchins.

Free with admission
1/31
Wednesday
Ocean Face Painting
01/31/2018
3:30-4pm
Come pick out a ocean-inspired design and have it painted on your hand or face! Will you pick a big blue whale? An orange sea star? A red crab?

Free with admission
1/31
Wednesday
Bogs for Frogs
01/31/2018
4-4:30pm
Meet our LIVE tadpoles and frogs then use a variety of natural materials to create a collaborative pond habitat and let the Museum & Theatre's toy frogs splash and play in our creation.

Free with admission

February 2018

2/1
Thursday
Little Kid Morning Out: Green
02/01/2018
10:15-11am
Join us for a dynamic morning of storytelling, movement, and art programming. This week, we'll read Green by Laura Vaccaro and bring a little springtime color into this midwinter morning. Mix blue and yellow together to create beautiful shades of green, sing a green-inspired song and explore ooey, gooey green ooblek.

Free with admission
2/1
Thursday
Bogs for Frogs
02/01/2018
2:30-3pm
Meet our LIVE tadpoles and frogs then use a variety of natural materials to create a collaborative pond habitat and let the Museum & Theatre's toy frogs splash and play in our creation.

Free with admission
2/1
Thursday
Natural Paint Brushes
02/01/2018
3-3:30pm
Explore different textures and shapes from nature, craft your own paintbrushes, and create a piece of artwork to take home.

Free with admission
2/1
Thursday
Audition Workshop
02/01/2018
3:30-5pm
Can you hear the bright lights and the stage calling your name? Are you curious about what it's like to perform in a main stage production at the Museum & Theatre? Join us for a free workshop where we'll meet actors from our current play, get silly with theatre games, and walk through what it's like to audition at the Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine. Bring your own audition material, or we can help you find a monologue. This is designed for ages 7 and up. This workshop is free, however registration is required.

Registration will be coming shortly.
2/2
Friday
A Visit From The Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland
02/02/2018
11:30am-12pm
Join us the first Friday of the month from 11:30am-12:30pm for storytime with Animal Refuge League. Listen to animal-themed story books, talk about animal care, and meet an adoptable ARLGP animal.

Free with admission
2/2
Friday
Meet Belinda the Bullfrog
02/02/2018
1-1:30pm
Meet our beloved bullfrog, Belinda, learn about her life, and discover why her unique habitat and is so vital to our planet.

Free with admission
2/2
Friday
Buggy Theatre Games
02/02/2018
2-2:30pm
James Henry Trotter goes on a wonderful adventure inside a giant peach with some unusual friends... human-sized insects! Join us for silly theatre games where we'll use our bodies and imaginations to become these different buggy friends!

Free with admission
2/2
Friday
It Looked Like Spilt Milk: Accidental Art
02/02/2018
3-3:30pm
Crash! You've just spilled a cup of white paint all over the Museum & Theatre's art table! No need to fret. In honor of Youth Art Month, use your imagination to find shapes and forms in your own accidental art.

Free with admission
2/2
Friday
$2 First Friday, 5-8 PM
02/02/2018
5-8pm
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.
2/3
Saturday
On-the-Go Puppet Theatres
02/03/2018
10:30-11am
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
2/3
Saturday
Mood Mud: Heat Sensitive Playdough
02/03/2018
11:30am-12:30pm
Mix up a batch of your own thermochromatic playdough that changes color with the heat of your hands! $8/batch plus admission (Museum & Theatre members receive 10% off). Register online, call (207) 828-1234, or stop by the front desk.

2/3
Saturday
Collaborative Acorn Art with local artist Meaghan Nathanson
02/03/2018
1:30-3pm
We're working with local artist, Meaghan Nathanson, to create a large-scale oak tree out of acorns and we need your help! Add one acorn or a whole branch to our tree during this hands-on collaborative art project.

Free with admission
2/3
Saturday
Our Ocean: The Blue Heart of Our Planet
02/03/2018
3:30-4pm
Did you know that while the ocean takes up a whopping 70% of our planet, we've explored only about 5% of it? Join us at our live tide pool touch tank to explore with magnifying glasses, microscopes, and your own hands as we discover the importance of protecting our waters. Even the youngest explorers can make a difference!

Free with admission
2/4
Sunday
Move and Groove
02/04/2018
10:30-11am
Did you know that when you move your body, the connections in your brain grow? Get your brain and your body working together as we sing, dance, and play.

Free with admission
2/4
Sunday
Kids Explore Culture: PyeongChang, Korea
02/04/2018
11:30am-12:30pm
Explore PyeongChang, Korea, host of the 2018 Winter Olympics. Play a Korean drum called an janggu, try your hand at traditional Korean games, and sample Korean food.

Free with admission
2/4
Sunday
Scientific Watercolor Exploration
02/04/2018
1:30-2pm
Experiment with things that resist watercolor and create a unique painting using science.

Free with admission
2/4
Sunday
Summer Memories Art Time
02/04/2018
2:30-3pm
Summer may seem far off, but if you close your eyes perhaps you'll see summer's green grass, red flowers, and yellow beach sand. These are the summer colors we will find in the story Frederick by Leo Lionni. We'll read the story together, explore why seasons change, and make our own summer color creation.

Free with admission
2/5
Monday
Members' Monday
02/05/2018
9-11am
Open from 9-11am for members only.
2/5
Monday
Members' Monday: Jazzy Art Time with Ella Fitzgerald
02/05/2018
10-10:30am
Music is our muse: celebrate one of the greatest jazz singers, Ella Fitzgerald. Listen to the swing and sway of the tunes and let the music inspire your art creation.
2/6
Tuesday
Gravity Painting
02/06/2018
11-11:30am
Calling all artists! Help create a large-scale collaborative project Use eye-droppers, watercolors and gravity to make a waterfall of color.

Free with admission
2/6
Tuesday
Astronauts in Outer Space Movement Story
02/06/2018
11:30am-12pm
Calling all tiny dancers! We need your help to tell a story about some astronauts that travel to outer space. Use dance and your body to explore weight, directions and gravity to different kinds of music.

Free with admission
2/6
Tuesday
Holi Shadow Puppet Story
02/06/2018
1:30-2pm
Help tell the story of Prahlad and Holika, the characters behind the color-filled, Hindu holiday called Holi.

Free with admission
2/6
Tuesday
Reduce, Reuse Recycle: Collaborative Crayon Making
02/06/2018
2:30-3pm
Create beautiful new crayons out of our old, broken crayons. Help sort crayons by color, break them into small pieces and press them into molds. Add a dash of glitter for an extra festive crayon. Stop back at another art program to see your crayon creations in action!

Free with admission
2/7
Wednesday
Teensy Weensy Acting Class: Saturday Night at the Dinosaur Stomp
02/07/2018
10:15-11am
Explore the world of dinosaurs through dance and dramatic play as we act out Saturday Night at the Dinosaur Stomp by Carol Diggory Shields. Get your scales sharpened and instruments ready as we do the "triassic twist and brontosaurus bump" to act out a rumpus dinosaur party.

The Teensy Weensy Acting class is an opportunity for 3 to 5 year olds to gain confidence on the stage with the help of music, puppets, and props. If you have an active imagination and love telling stories on the stage, this class is for you! Family and friends are invited to join on the last day of class for a special 11am performance of Saturday Night at the Dinosaur Stomp. Classes run Wednesdays 2/7, 2/14, (no class February break) 2/28, and 3/7.

$70 for this 4-week class (Museum & Theatre members receive 10% off). Early registration is encouraged. Register online, by phone at (207) 828-1234, or stop by the front desk.

2/7
Wednesday
Block Play with Caps for Sale
02/07/2018
10:30-11am
The man selling caps has fallen asleep and some curious creatures have stolen them all! Stack and build your own story with blocks while we read.

Free with admission
2/7
Wednesday
Creating Community Art: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
02/07/2018
11-11:30am
It's time to get creative and experience the process of working with many artists in honor of our new exhibit! Create a collaborative sculpture using recycled plastic bottles as we play with light, color, and design to create something beautiful together.

Free with admission
2/7
Wednesday
Cooking Healthy: Beet Brownies
02/07/2018
11:15-11:45am
Hearts are red, can brownies be red? Find out as we make healthy chocolate beet brownies! Sponsored by Delta Dental.

Free with admission
2/7
Wednesday
Why The Sea is Salty: A Vietnamese Myth
02/07/2018
02/07/2018 - 3:00 PM
Thousands of years ago, it was believed that seawater had been tasteless until one fateful day. Explore lights and shadow in this interactive show about a kind fisherman, The Princess of the Sea, and the wish that changed it all.

Free with admission
2/8
Thursday
Little Kid Morning Out: Sora and the Cloud
02/08/2018
10:15-11am
Join us for a dynamic morning of storytelling, movement, and art programming. This week, we'll read, Sora and the Cloud by Felicia Hoshino, pretend we're clouds and choose our own adventure, make a cotton ball cloud, and create cloud music.

Free with admission
2/8
Thursday
Natural Paint Brushes
02/08/2018
11:30am-12pm
Explore different textures and shapes from nature, craft your own paint brushes, and create a piece of artwork to take home.

Free with admission
2/8
Thursday
Active Planet
02/08/2018
3-3:30pm
Explore the science behind earthquakes and volcanoes while diving into the Museum & Theatre's collection of rocks, minerals, and fossils.

Free with admission
2/8
Thursday
Arts Imagination: Knitting Club
02/08/2018
4-5pm
Looking for a cozy winter activity for 5-10 year olds? Join us as we dive into the world of knitting and fiber arts! Try dying wool, finger or arm knitting, then learn classic knitting techniques as we cast on, add stitches, and more. Class runs Thursday 2/8, 2/15, (no class February break), 3/1, and 3/8.

$70 for this four-week class (Museum & Theatre members receive 10% off). Early registration is encouraged. Register online, call (207) 828-1234, or stop by the front desk.

2/9
Friday
The Mitten Stage Story
02/09/2018
10:30-11am
Help tell the story of The Mitten by Jan Brett. We'll need moose, bear, mole, rabbit, badger, and more to act out this winter tale.

Free with admission
2/9
Friday
All Things Arctic Celebration
02/09/2018
10:45am-12:30pm
We're trekking north to explore one of the coldest places on earth through science, art, culture, and more. Create an Aurora Borealis art project, try arctic goggles, and attend a star show in the Museum & Theatre's mini-planetarium!

Free with admission
2/9
Friday
Our Ocean: The Blue Heart of Our Planet
02/09/2018
3-3:30pm
Did you know that while the ocean takes up a whopping 70% of our planet, we've explored only about 5% of it? Join us at our live tide pool touch tank to explore with magnifying glasses, microscopes, and your own hands as we discover the importance of protecting our waters. Even the youngest explorers can make a difference!

Free with admission
2/10
Saturday
Active Planet
02/10/2018
11:30am-12pm
Explore the science behind earthquakes and volcanoes while diving into the Museum & Theatre's collection of rocks, minerals, and fossils.

Free with admission
2/10
Saturday
Active Planet
02/10/2018
2:30-3pm
Explore the science behind earthquakes and volcanoes while diving into the Museum & Theatre's collection of rocks, minerals, and fossils.

Free with admission
2/11
Sunday
Valentine Creation Station Party
02/11/2018
10:45-11:45am
Pom poms, glitter, and doilies, oh my! Love can be a messy thing so grab a smock and a glass of pink punch and get crafting right here at the Museum & Theatre!

Free with admission
2/11
Sunday
Portland Bandit Scavenger Hunt
02/11/2018
11am-12pm
Every Valentine's Day, a mysterious bandit covers Portland in paper hearts, spreading joy and love throughout the city. Follow clues to discover paper hearts right here in the Museum & Theatre! Find all 12 and receive a sweet treat!

Free with admission
2/11
Sunday
Valentine Creation Station Party
02/11/2018
1:45-2:45pm
Pom poms, glitter, and doilies oh my! Love can be a messy thing, after all, so grab a smock and a glass of pink punch and get crafting right here at the Museum & Theatre.

Free with admission
2/11
Sunday
Portland Bandit Scavenger Hunt
02/11/2018
2-3pm
Every Valentine's Day, a mysterious bandit covers Portland in paper hearts, spreading joy and love throughout the city. Follow clues to discover paper hearts right here in the Museum & Theatre! Find all 12 and receive a sweet treat!

Free with admission
2/12
Monday
Members' Monday
02/12/2018
9-11am
Open from 9-11am for members only.
2/12
Monday
Members' Monday Valentine Making
02/12/2018
10-10:30am
Love, glitter, and crayons are in the air as we craft Valentines for loved ones near and far.
2/13
Tuesday
Kids Explore Culture: PyeongChang, Korea
02/13/2018
10:15-11:15am
Explore PyeongChang, Korea, host of the 2018 Winter Olympics. Play a Korean drum called an janggu, try your hand at traditional Korean games and sample some Korean food.

Free with admission
2/13
Tuesday
An Underwater Sea Adventure Movement Story
02/13/2018
11-11:30am
Calling all tiny dancers! We need your help to tell an underwater sea adventure story. Discover different creatures in the ocean by hearing ocean rhymes, making shapes with your body, and dancing to different songs.

Free with admission
2/13
Tuesday
Valentine Creation Station Party
02/13/2018
1-2pm
Pom poms, glitter, and doilies oh my! Love can be a messy thing after all, so grab a smock and a glass of pink punch and get crafting right here at the Museum & Theatre.

Free with admission
2/13
Tuesday
Wiggle with Worms
02/13/2018
3-3:30pm
Wiggling and squiggling earthworms help keep plants growing. Come meet, touch and study live earth worms and learn how they are good for the planet.

Free with admission
2/14
Wednesday
Valentine Creation Station
02/14/2018
10:30-11:30am
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
Wednesday
Cooking Healthy: Magical Mystery Magenta Cookies
02/14/2018
11:15-11:45am
You heard us correctly, our mystery cookies have a secret ingredient that turns them bright magenta! Taste test these delicious treats and discover what makes them truly unique. (Pssst! They're made from beets!) Sponsored by Delta Dental

Free with admission
2/14
Wednesday
Scientific Watercolor Exploration
02/14/2018
2:30-3pm
Experiment with things that resist watercolor and create a unique painting using science.

Free with admission
2/15
Thursday
Little Kid Morning Out: A Bear's Year
02/15/2018
10:15-11am
Join us for a dynamic morning of storytelling, movement, and art programming. This week, we'll read, A Bear's Year by Kathy Duval, pretend we are bears hibernating for winter, explore animal foot prints in playdough, and make a collage of what you love most about nature!

Free with admission
2/15
Thursday
Why The Sea is Salty: A Vietnamese Myth
02/15/2018
11:30am-12pm
Thousands of years ago, it was believed that seawater had been tasteless until one fateful day. Explore lights and shadow in this interactive show about a kind fisherman, The Princess of the Sea, and the wish that changed it all.

Free with admission
2/15
Thursday
Holi Finger Painting
02/15/2018
2:30-3pm
Get colorful! Holi is the Indian spring festival of colors. Celebrate by finger painting with dyed powder and see how people in India throw powder in the air to cover everything in vibrant colors.

Free with admission
2/15
Thursday
The Magnificent Enlarging Marshmallow
02/15/2018
3-3:30pm
Explore how changes in pressure effect molecules by creating massive marshmallows, bursting balloons, and boiling water all in our all within the confines of our pressure jar.

Free with admission
2/16
Friday
Meet the Portland Firefighters
02/16/2018
10:30-11:15am
Join us for a chance to meet Portland's firefighters, learn about fire safety and what their job entails (dependent on firefighter availability). If the firefighters are out helping the community, learn about fire safety and real firefighter emergency protocol in the Museum & Theatre's own fire truck.

Free with admission
2/16
Friday
An Underwater Sea Adventure Movement Story
02/16/2018
11-11:30am
Calling all tiny dancers! We need your help to tell an underwater sea adventure story. Discover different creatures in the ocean by hearing ocean rhymes, making shapes with your body, and dancing to different songs.

Free with admission
2/16
Friday
Revolting Rhymes
02/16/2018
1-1:30pm
Are you tired of the same old fairy tales? Do you think poetry is boring? Think again! Act out some of Roald Dahl's twisted takes on these classic stories and even create some Revolting Rhymes of your own!

Free with admission
2/16
Friday
Glow Worm Science and Art
02/16/2018
2-2:30pm
Learn about the marvelous glow worm and create your own glow in the dark art.

Free with admission
2/16
Friday
Mainstage Production: James and the Giant Peach Opening Night!
02/16/2018
4-5pm
James Henry Trotter lives with his two horrid aunts, Aunt Spiker and Aunt Sponge, and he hasn't got a friend in the world. That is, not until he meets a mysterious man with even more mysterious items in his pocket. Join James and his new-found insect friends as they venture all the way from an English garden, across the Atlantic Ocean, to New York City...inside a giant peach!

Adapted by Richard R. George, based on the novel by Roald Dahl, produced with permission by Dramatic Publishing Company, performed for children and their families by our company of young actors directed by Reba Short.

$18 or two punches on a theatre punch pass (includes party after the show). Purchase tickets online, by phone at (207) 828-1234, or stop by the front desk.

2/17
Saturday
Winter Luge Racing
02/17/2018
10:30-11am
Lean back, hold tight, and slide your way down the playscape luge course! Create obstacles to increase the difficulty or help time your friends!

Free with admission
2/17
Saturday
Farmers' Market Madness!
02/17/2018
12:30-1pm
The farmers at the Farmers' Market need your help! They're in search of workers to keep track of the most popular foods in the market and decide what needs more planting. Learn about supply and demand and practice hands on math. Sponsored by TD Bank

Free with admission
2/17
Saturday
Mainstage Production: James and the Giant Peach
02/17/2018
1-2pm
James Henry Trotter lives with his two horrid aunts, Aunt Spiker and Aunt Sponge, and he hasn't got a friend in the world. That is, not until he meets a mysterious man with even more mysterious items in his pocket. Join James and his new-found insect friends as they venture all the way from an English garden, across the Atlantic Ocean, to New York City...inside a giant peach!

Adapted by Richard R. George, based on the novel by Roald Dahl, produced with permission by Dramatic Publishing Company, performed for children and their families by our company of young actors directed by Reba Short.

$10/ticket (Museum & Theatre members receive 10% off), $16 to stay and play. Purchase tickets online, by phone at (207) 828-1234, or stop by the front desk.

2/17
Saturday
Germs-a Glow
02/17/2018
2-2:30pm
Learn about the microscopic microbes that live all around us. While some are helpful, some are called germs and can make us sick. Learn how germs spread using a blacklight visual and see the results of good hand washing techniques for yourself! Sponsored by Barbara Bush Children's Hospital.

Free with admission
2/17
Saturday
Mainstage Production: James and the Giant Peach
02/17/2018
4-5pm
James Henry Trotter lives with his two horrid aunts, Aunt Spiker and Aunt Sponge, and he hasn't got a friend in the world. That is, not until he meets a mysterious man with even more mysterious items in his pocket. Join James and his new-found insect friends as they venture all the way from an English garden, across the Atlantic Ocean, to New York City...inside a giant peach!

Adapted by Richard R. George, based on the novel by Roald Dahl, produced with permission by Dramatic Publishing Company, performed for children and their families by our company of young actors directed by Reba Short.

$10/ticket (Museum & Theatre members receive 10% off), $16 to stay and play. Purchase tickets online, by phone at (207) 828-1234, or stop by the front desk.

2/18
Sunday
Daring Densities
02/18/2018
10:30-11am
Giant floating rocks and tiny sinking spheres! Explore and observe this sink or float experiment that defies logic, that is, until you understand all about...density!

Free with admission
2/18
Sunday
Worm Friends of James and the Giant Peach
02/18/2018
11:30am-12pm
Come meet the real-life earthworms that inspired the worm characters in Roald Dahl's story James and the Giant Peach!

Free with admission
2/18
Sunday
Mainstage Production: James and the Giant Peach
02/18/2018
1-2pm
James Henry Trotter lives with his two horrid aunts, Aunt Spiker and Aunt Sponge, and he hasn't got a friend in the world. That is, not until he meets a mysterious man with even more mysterious items in his pocket. Join James and his new-found insect friends as they venture all the way from an English garden, across the Atlantic Ocean, to New York City...inside a giant peach!

Adapted by Richard R. George, based on the novel by Roald Dahl, produced with permission by Dramatic Publishing Company, performed for children and their families by our company of young actors directed by Reba Short.

$10/ticket (Museum & Theatre members receive 10% off), $16 to stay and play. Purchase tickets online, by phone at (207) 828-1234, or stop by the front desk.

2/18
Sunday
Bridge Building
02/18/2018
2-2:30pm
Have you ever heard of the London Bridge or the Golden Gate bridge? Now it's your turn to construct an architectural masterpiece strong enough to walk on using the Museum & Theatre's Imagination Blue Blocks!

Free with admission
2/18
Sunday
Mainstage Production: James and the Giant Peach
02/18/2018
4-5pm
James Henry Trotter lives with his two horrid aunts, Aunt Spiker and Aunt Sponge, and he hasn't got a friend in the world. That is, not until he meets a mysterious man with even more mysterious items in his pocket. Join James and his new-found insect friends as they venture all the way from an English garden, across the Atlantic Ocean, to New York City...inside a giant peach!

Adapted by Richard R. George, based on the novel by Roald Dahl, produced with permission by Dramatic Publishing Company, performed for children and their families by our company of young actors directed by Reba Short.

$10/ticket (Museum & Theatre members receive 10% off), $16 to stay and play. Purchase tickets online, by phone at (207) 828-1234, or stop by the front desk.

2/19
Monday
OPEN for Presidents' Day
02/19/2018
9am-5pm
We're open at 9am on Presidents' Day!
2/19
Monday
February Vacation Camp
02/19/2018
9am-12pm
Spark your curiosity, challenge your senses and, of course, play with new friends at the Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine's February Vacation Camp! Each day offers a different theme, but the one thing you'll do for sure is...PLAY!

Get a sneak peek behind the scenes and explore before the Museum & Theatre is open to the public. Thrive with a small group; we keep our camp size small so campers get the attention they need and deserve. Designed for ages 5-8. Snacks are provided.
  • Monday: Space Day Blast off into a morning of space adventures! Gaze up at the stars in our mini planetarium, try moving like you're on the moon, and stretch your acting muscles by becoming some wacky aliens! We will also work together to create our own space creatures to bring home.
  • Tuesday: Summer Bubble Play Day Can you make bubbles as big as your body? Come find out! Bubble fun abounds as we make bubble art, play bubble games and step in a giant bubble. Make a unique bubble wand to take home.
  • Wednesday: Summer Art Day Come for a morning full of hands-on messy art. We'll start our morning off playing on the Museum & Theatre's lobster boat and gaining inspiration from the Tide Pool Touch Tank, then design and paint your own lobster buoy to take home.
  • Thursday: Theatre Thursday Get a backstage tour of our Main Stage production, James and the Giant Peach. Play improvisational games with the actors, learn some tongue twisters, and sit with your friends to watch the show (with popcorn of course!)
  • Friday: Science in the Sun Bead UV color changing necklaces and key chains, use the science of heat to cook melty campfire 'smores, and learn about seasonal animal adaptations before attending a Sparks' Ark Live Animal Show.
$210 for all five days (Museum & Theatre members receive 10% off). Register online, call (207) 828-1234 ext. 231, or stop by the front desk. Please sign up early! This camp fills up fast!

2/19
Monday
Star Day
02/19/2018
10:30am-4:30pm
Calling all stargazers! The days are short and the nights are long, which means we have a lot of time to gaze at the stars. Spend the day searching for constellations in the Museum & Theatre's mini-planetarium, searching for sea stars in the tide pool touch tank, and creating huge shooting star art!
  • 10:30am: Star Show
  • 10:45-11:45am: Shooting Star Art
  • 11:00-11:30am: Tide Pool Touch Tank
  • 11:30am-12pm: Shooting star scavenger hunt
  • 12-12:30pm: Star Show
  • 12:30-1pm: Star Story Time
  • 1-1:30pm: Tide Pool Touch Tank
  • 2-2:30pm: Camera Obscura: The Sun Star
  • 2:30-3pm: Playdough Planets
  • 3-3:30pm: Tide Pool Touch Tank
  • 3:30-4pm: Star Show Story time
  • 4-4:30pm: Star Show
Free with admission
2/20
Tuesday
Indoor Camping Day
02/20/2018
10:30am-4:30pm
It may be too chilly outside for stargazing and s'more making, so we're bringing the fun indoors. Join us for a star show in our mini-planetarium, explore nocturnal animal artifacts, learn how to set up a tent in Discovery Woods, sing campfire songs, and more!
  • 10:30am: Star Show
  • 10:45-11am: Campfire Story: Where the Wild Things Are
  • 11:30am-12pm: Set up a Tent
  • 12-12:30pm: Campfire Sing-Along
  • 12:30-1pm: Star Show
  • 1-1:30pm: Creature Feature: Turtles
  • 1:30-2pm: S'more Making
  • 2:30-3pm: Star Show
  • 3-3:30pm: Campfire Sing-Along
  • 3:30-4pm: Creature Feature: Nocturnal Animals
  • 4-4:30pm: Campfire Story: Where the Wild Things Are
Free with admission
2/21
Wednesday
Winter Luge Racing
02/21/2018
10:30-11am
Lean back, hold tight, and slide your way down the playscape luge course! Create obstacles to increase the difficulty or help time your friends.

Free with admission
2/21
Wednesday
Mainstage Production: James and the Giant Peach
02/21/2018
11am-12pm
James Henry Trotter lives with his two horrid aunts, Aunt Spiker and Aunt Sponge, and he hasn't got a friend in the world. That is, not until he meets a mysterious man with even more mysterious items in his pocket. Join James and his new-found insect friends as they venture all the way from an English garden, across the Atlantic Ocean, to New York City...inside a giant peach!

Adapted by Richard R. George, based on the novel by Roald Dahl, produced with permission by Dramatic Publishing Company, performed for children and their families by our company of young actors directed by Reba Short.

$10/ticket (Museum & Theatre members receive 10% off), $16 to stay and play. Purchase tickets online, by phone at (207) 828-1234, or stop by the front desk.

2/21
Wednesday
Inside the Peach: A Glowing Good Time
02/21/2018
12-2pm
James' giant peach is quite dark inside--thankfully, Glow- worm lights the way. Grab a glow stick, dance with giant insects, listen to firefly tales, and taste test a peach treat in honor of James and the Giant Peach.

Free with admission
2/21
Wednesday
For Kids, By Kids: Young Artist Spotlight
02/21/2018
1-2pm
Stop by to meet and create with one of Greater Portland's young artists. Test out the featured artist's favorite medium, find out what it's like to be an artist, and try your hand at creating something special to take home.

Free with admission
2/21
Wednesday
Mainstage Production: James and the Giant Peach
02/21/2018
2-3pm
James Henry Trotter lives with his two horrid aunts, Aunt Spiker and Aunt Sponge, and he hasn't got a friend in the world. That is, not until he meets a mysterious man with even more mysterious items in his pocket. Join James and his new-found insect friends as they venture all the way from an English garden, across the Atlantic Ocean, to New York City...inside a giant peach!

Adapted by Richard R. George, based on the novel by Roald Dahl, produced with permission by Dramatic Publishing Company, performed for children and their families by our company of young actors directed by Reba Short.

$10/ticket (Museum & Theatre members receive 10% off), $16 to stay and play. Purchase tickets online, by phone at (207) 828-1234, or stop by the front desk.

2/22
Thursday
Bug Day in Honor of James & the Giant Peach
02/22/2018
10:30am-4:30pm
We're bugging out about insects all day long in honor of our main stage production, James and the Giant Peach! Create an insect-inspired crown to celebrate the day, learn about bugs and grubs from all over Maine, and keep your eye out for insect characters from James and the Giant Peach.
  • 10:30am: Make an Insect Crown
  • 11:30am: Honeybee Chat and Honey Tasting
  • 1pm: Main Stage Production of James & the Giant Peach ($10/ticket)
  • 2:30pm: Meet & Greet with Insects from the cast of James & the Giant Peach
  • 3:30pm: Make an Insect Crown
  • 4pm: Main Stage Production of James & the Giant Peach ($10/ticket)
Free with admission unless otherwise noted
2/22
Thursday
Mainstage Production: James and the Giant Peach
02/22/2018
11am-12pm
James Henry Trotter lives with his two horrid aunts, Aunt Spiker and Aunt Sponge, and he hasn't got a friend in the world. That is, not until he meets a mysterious man with even more mysterious items in his pocket. Join James and his new-found insect friends as they venture all the way from an English garden, across the Atlantic Ocean, to New York City...inside a giant peach!

Adapted by Richard R. George, based on the novel by Roald Dahl, produced with permission by Dramatic Publishing Company, performed for children and their families by our company of young actors directed by Reba Short.

$10/ticket (Museum & Theatre members receive 10% off), $16 to stay and play. Purchase tickets online, by phone at (207) 828-1234, or stop by the front desk.

2/22
Thursday
Mainstage Production: James and the Giant Peach
02/22/2018
2-3pm
James Henry Trotter lives with his two horrid aunts, Aunt Spiker and Aunt Sponge, and he hasn't got a friend in the world. That is, not until he meets a mysterious man with even more mysterious items in his pocket. Join James and his new-found insect friends as they venture all the way from an English garden, across the Atlantic Ocean, to New York City...inside a giant peach!

Adapted by Richard R. George, based on the novel by Roald Dahl, produced with permission by Dramatic Publishing Company, performed for children and their families by our company of young actors directed by Reba Short.

$10/ticket (Museum & Theatre members receive 10% off), $16 to stay and play. Purchase tickets online, by phone at (207) 828-1234, or stop by the front desk.

2/23
Friday
Sparks' Ark
02/23/2018
10:30-11am
Join wildlife rehabilitator Josh Sparks to meet some truly amazing live animals and hear some awesome stories of animal rescue! Past animal presentations have included a fuzzy chinchilla, an owl, and a flying squirrel! Reservations highly recommended.

Tickets are $5/person (Museum & Theatre members receive 10% off). Purchase tickets online, call (207) 828-1234, or stop by the front desk.

2/23
Friday
Sparks' Ark
02/23/2018
11:15-11:45am
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.

Tickets are $5/person (Museum & Theatre members receive 10% off). Purchase tickets online, call (207) 828-1234, or stop by the front desk.

2/23
Friday
Mainstage Production: James and the Giant Peach
02/23/2018
1-2pm
James Henry Trotter lives with his two horrid aunts, Aunt Spiker and Aunt Sponge, and he hasn't got a friend in the world. That is, not until he meets a mysterious man with even more mysterious items in his pocket. Join James and his new-found insect friends as they venture all the way from an English garden, across the Atlantic Ocean, to New York City...inside a giant peach!

Adapted by Richard R. George, based on the novel by Roald Dahl, produced with permission by Dramatic Publishing Company, performed for children and their families by our company of young actors directed by Reba Short.

$10/ticket (Museum & Theatre members receive 10% off), $16 to stay and play. Purchase tickets online, by phone at (207) 828-1234, or stop by the front desk.

2/23
Friday
Make Something That Does Something
02/23/2018
2-3pm
Put on your inventing caps and turn on your imagination...we're here to help you create something that does something during this hands on, messy art time! We'll provide the recycled materials, glue, tape, and more. YOU provide the inspiration and we can't wait to see what you invent!

Free with admission
2/23
Friday
Mainstage Production: James and the Giant Peach
02/23/2018
4-5pm
James Henry Trotter lives with his two horrid aunts, Aunt Spiker and Aunt Sponge, and he hasn't got a friend in the world. That is, not until he meets a mysterious man with even more mysterious items in his pocket. Join James and his new-found insect friends as they venture all the way from an English garden, across the Atlantic Ocean, to New York City...inside a giant peach!

Adapted by Richard R. George, based on the novel by Roald Dahl, produced with permission by Dramatic Publishing Company, performed for children and their families by our company of young actors directed by Reba Short.

$10/ticket (Museum & Theatre members receive 10% off), $16 to stay and play. Purchase tickets online, by phone at (207) 828-1234, or stop by the front desk.

2/24
Saturday
A Boat to Float
02/24/2018
11-11:30am
Journey through rough waters and high above the playscape on a boat built by you! Work together using the blue blocks to craft a vessel with friends before setting out a wild adventure.

Free with admission
2/24
Saturday
Bug Ballet
02/24/2018
1-1:30pm
Learn about insects and the unique ways they move. Then transform yourself to dance in a Bug Ballet!

Free with admission
2/24
Saturday
Insect Art Time
02/24/2018
3:30-4pm
Join us for a creepy crawly art time in honor of our main stage production, James and the Giant Peach. In this classic story, James meets a variety of insect friends including Grasshopper, Spider, and Centipede and a magical peach. We'll hear a bit about the story and create our own insect-inspired creation.

Free with admission
2/24
Saturday
Mainstage Production: James and the Giant Peach
02/24/2018
4-5pm
James Henry Trotter lives with his two horrid aunts, Aunt Spiker and Aunt Sponge, and he hasn't got a friend in the world. That is, not until he meets a mysterious man with even more mysterious items in his pocket. Join James and his new-found insect friends as they venture all the way from an English garden, across the Atlantic Ocean, to New York City...inside a giant peach!

Adapted by Richard R. George, based on the novel by Roald Dahl, produced with permission by Dramatic Publishing Company, performed for children and their families by our company of young actors directed by Reba Short.

$10/ticket (Museum & Theatre members receive 10% off), $16 to stay and play. Purchase tickets online, by phone at (207) 828-1234, or stop by the front desk.

2/25
Sunday
Daring Densities
02/25/2018
10:30-11am
Giant floating rocks and tiny sinking spheres! Explore and observe this sink or float experiment that defies logic...that is, until you understand all about density!

Free with admission
2/25
Sunday
Holi Finger Painting
02/25/2018
11:15-11:45am
Get colorful! Holi is the Indian spring festival of colors. Celebrate by finger painting with dyed powder and see how people in India throw powder in the air to cover everything in vibrant colors.

Free with admission
2/25
Sunday
Mainstage Production: James and the Giant Peach
02/25/2018
1-2pm
James Henry Trotter lives with his two horrid aunts, Aunt Spiker and Aunt Sponge, and he hasn't got a friend in the world. That is, not until he meets a mysterious man with even more mysterious items in his pocket. Join James and his new-found insect friends as they venture all the way from an English garden, across the Atlantic Ocean, to New York City...inside a giant peach!

Adapted by Richard R. George, based on the novel by Roald Dahl, produced with permission by Dramatic Publishing Company, performed for children and their families by our company of young actors directed by Reba Short.

$10/ticket (Museum & Theatre members receive 10% off), $16 to stay and play. Purchase tickets online, by phone at (207) 828-1234, or stop by the front desk.

2/25
Sunday
Worm Friends of James and the Giant Peach
02/25/2018
3:30-4pm
Come meet the real-life earthworms that inspired the worm characters in Roald Dahl's story James and the Giant Peach.

Free with admission
2/25
Sunday
Mainstage Production: James and the Giant Peach
02/25/2018
4-5pm
James Henry Trotter lives with his two horrid aunts, Aunt Spiker and Aunt Sponge, and he hasn't got a friend in the world. That is, not until he meets a mysterious man with even more mysterious items in his pocket. Join James and his new-found insect friends as they venture all the way from an English garden, across the Atlantic Ocean, to New York City...inside a giant peach!

Adapted by Richard R. George, based on the novel by Roald Dahl, produced with permission by Dramatic Publishing Company, performed for children and their families by our company of young actors directed by Reba Short.

$10/ticket (Museum & Theatre members receive 10% off), $16 to stay and play. Purchase tickets online, by phone at (207) 828-1234, or stop by the front desk.

2/26
Monday
Members' Monday
02/26/2018
9-11am
Open from 9-11am for members only.
2/26
Monday
Members' Monday: Holi Finger Painting
02/26/2018
10-10:30am
Get colorful! Holi is the Indian spring festival of colors. Celebrate by finger painting with dyed powder and see how people in India throw powder in the air to cover everything in vibrant colors!
2/27
Tuesday
Tiny Tots: The Kissing Hand Story Time
02/27/2018
10:15-10:45am
Learn a very old raccoon secret about the Kissing Hand and try it out on someone special in your life.

Free with admission
2/27
Tuesday
Holi Finger Painting
02/27/2018
11-11:30am
Get colorful! Holi is the Indian spring festival of colors. Celebrate by finger painting with dyed powder and see how people in India throw powder in the air to cover everything in vibrant colors!

Free with admission
2/27
Tuesday
Louis the I, King of the Sheep Stage Story
02/27/2018
11:30am-12pm
What would you do if a crown landed at your feet? There's a good chance you'd pick it up and put it on just to see how it looked and felt. Read and act out the story of Louis the I, King of the Sheep by Olivier Tallec and discover what kind of ruler you might be.

Free with admission
2/27
Tuesday
Holi Shadow Puppet Story
02/27/2018
1:30-2pm
Help tell the story of Prahlad and Holika, the characters behind the colorfilled, Hindu holiday called Holi.

Free with admission
2/27
Tuesday
Truffula Tree Art Time
02/27/2018
2-2:30pm
We're celebrating all things Seuss in honor of Read Across America Week. Dip fluffy and poofy materials into paint and stamp them down to create truffula tree galore. Add one tree or create a whole forest!

Free with admission
2/27
Tuesday
Auditions: Puss in Boots
02/27/2018
3-5pm
We're looking for actors between the ages of 8-17 for our spring production of Puss in Boots! All actors interested in auditioning must prepare a one minute monologue, poem, or song to perform at the auditions. Don't forget to bring a parent or guardian and your calendar--we'll ask you to take a look at our rehearsal schedule!

Our auditions are done on a first come, first serve basis and each audition lasts approximately 5 minutes. Performances will be April 12-28, 2018. If you have any questions and/or would like to look at our tentative rehearsal calendar in advance, please email Theatre Educator Allison McCall at allison@kitetails.org.
2/28
Wednesday
Caring for Bears
02/28/2018
10:30-11am
Doctors, nurses, and EMTs, oh my! We need your help taking care of our hurt teddy bears in our Be Well Center. Scrub in and help save the day during this interactive play time! Sponsored by the Barbara Bush Children's Hospital.

Free with admission
2/28
Wednesday
Cooking Healthy: Pickled Beets
02/28/2018
11:15-11:45am
This pickle is pink! See how to make nutrient rich beet pickles and sample some for snack. Sponsored by Delta Dental.

Free with admission
2/28
Wednesday
Stage Story: Three Little Pigs
02/28/2018
2:30-3pm
Hop up on stage and act out this silly story about three little pigs and a grumpy wolf.

Free with admission
2/28
Wednesday
Auditions: Puss in Boots
02/28/2018
3-5pm
We're looking for actors between the ages of 8-17 for our spring production of Puss in Boots! All actors interested in auditioning must prepare a one minute monologue, poem, or song to perform at the auditions. Don't forget to bring a parent or guardian and your calendar--we'll ask you to take a look at our rehearsal schedule!

Our auditions are done on a first come, first serve basis and each audition lasts approximately 5 minutes. Performances will be April 12-28, 2018. If you have any questions and/or would like to look at our tentative rehearsal calendar in advance, please email Theatre Educator Allison McCall at allison@kitetails.org.
2/28
Wednesday
On-the-Go Puppet Theatres
02/28/2018
3:30-4pm
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
2/28
Wednesday
Build A Home for the Three Little Pigs
02/28/2018
4-4:30pm
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

March 2018

3/2
Friday
$2 First Friday, 5-8 PM
03/02/2018
5-8pm
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.