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October 2014

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.
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.
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.

$2 admission.
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11/8
Saturday
I Love Science! Day
11/08/2014
10:30am-5pm
Science isn't just about lab coats - at the Museum & Theatre we celebrate all sides of science - from the process of inquiry to playing with physics. Today will be all about science learning and playing, and we hope you will join us!
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11/8
Saturday
The Eyeball Show
11/08/2014
11am
Learn all about the human eye, bouncing light and antique cameras. We'll use our unique periscopic Camera Obscura (Latin for "dark room") to take you on a visual tour of Portland's city and seascape - all while pretending to be in a giant eyeball!
11/8
Saturday
Fossil Making Workshop (R$)
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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11/8
Saturday
Open Art Studio
11/08/2014
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.
11/8
Saturday
High Tea with Beatrix Potter (R$)
11/08/2014
3pm
Come celebrate the tradition of afternoon tea, meet young Beatrix Potter and ask her questions about about living in London in the 1870s and all the amazing animal characters she created! Who knows, some characters from her stories may pop in to say hello!

$3/member, $4/visitor plus admission. For tickets call 828-1234 x231 or stop by the front desk.
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11/9
Sunday
Shadow Puppet Play: The Three Little Pigs
11/09/2014
11am
Let's have fun in our Lights, Camera, Color! exhibit with shadow puppets. Today we'll tell the story of the three little pigs.

Free with admission.
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
Turtle Time!
11/09/2014
2pm
Make your own observations when you get up close and personal with live yellow-bellied slider turtles. Learn about the anatomy and physiology of various turtles and tortoises from land and sea. Explore real turtle artifacts like shells and skulls.

Free with admission.
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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11/10
Monday
Members' Monday: Fingerpainted Monoprints
11/10/2014
10am
Do you love to get your hands in paint? Get messy with fingerpaints, and then learn how to make a "monoprint" of your masterpiece.
11/11
Tuesday
Veterans' Day
11/11/2014
10am-5pm
It's Veterans' Day! Admission for all military veterans is free today with valid i.d.
11/11
Tuesday
Open Art Studio
11/11/2014
10:30-11:30am
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.
11/11
Tuesday
Shadow Puppet Play: The Three Little Pigs
11/11/2014
11:30am
Let's have fun in our Lights, Camera, Color! exhibit with shadow puppets. Today we'll tell the story of the three little pigs.

Free with admission.
11/12
Wednesday
Rhythm Play: Musical Storytime
11/12/2014
3:30 pm
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.
11/13
Thursday
Tiny Tots: Fingerpainted Monoprints
11/13/2014
10:30am
Do you love to get your hands in paint? Get messy with fingerpaints, and then learn how to make a "monoprint" of your masterpiece.

Free with admission.
11/13
Thursday
Peter Rabbit Puppet Show (R$)
11/13/2014
11:30am
Hop along with Peter, Flopsy, Mopsy and Cotton Tail in this interactive puppet show. Help Peter escape from Mr McGregor's garden and on his journey.

$3/member, $4/visitor plus admission. For tickets call 828-1234 x231 or stop by the front desk.
11/13
Thursday
Break and Re-Make: Electronic Dissection
11/13/2014
2-3pm
Use real tools to take apart electronics to discover what's inside. Add a special challenge of re-constructing the object.

Free with admission.
11/13
Thursday
Tide Pool Touch Tank
11/13/2014
3:30 pm
Have you ever wanted to touch a sea star or feel the spines of a sea urchin? Meet the Museum's saltwater aquarium residents up close and learn about their amazing adaptations to life in the intertidal zone.

Free with admission.
11/14
Friday
Eye-Spy Slime Game
11/14/2014
10:30am
Free with admission.
11/14
Friday
"What Does the Cat Say?" Puppet Show
11/14/2014
11:30am
Free with admission.
11/14
Friday
Play Our Way: Private Playtime for Families Affected by Autism
11/14/2014
5:30-7:30pm
Families of a child diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are invited to the Museum & Theatre for a special, private playtime. The Museum & Theatre will be closed to the general public, providing a more conducive play environment. Our staff has made adjustments to the lighting in our exhibit and play areas and noise-reducing headphones will be available.

Play Our Way admission is free from 5:30-7:30pm, and pre-registration is not required. This program is made possible by support from Ronald McDonald House Charities of Maine.

For more information, contact Louisa@kitetails.org or call 207-828-1234.
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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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11/15
Saturday
The Eyeball Show
11/15/2014
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!
11/15
Saturday
Tide Pool Touch Tank
11/15/2014
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.
11/15
Saturday
Edible Rock Cycle
11/15/2014
12:30pm
Learn all about the rock cycle while making a delicious mess of edible "minerals" and "magma!"

Free with admission.
11/15
Saturday
Open Art Studio
11/15/2014
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.
11/15
Saturday
High Tea with Beatrix Potter (R$)
11/15/2014
3pm
Come celebrate the tradition of afternoon tea, meet young Beatrix Potter and ask her questions about about living in London in the 1870s and all the amazing animal characters she created! Who knows, some characters from her stories may pop in to say hello!

$3/member, $4/visitor 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
Animal Track Art
11/16/2014
1pm
What can you tell by an animal's track left in the mud or snow? A lot! Learn about different types of animal tracks and then use rubber replicas to make your own animal track art.

Free with admission.
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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11/17
Monday
Members' Monday: Animal Track Stamping
11/17/2014
10am
What can you tell by an animal's track left in the mud or snow? A lot! Learn about different types of animal tracks and then use rubber replicas to make your own animal track art.

Free with admission.
11/18
Tuesday
Open Art Studio
11/18/2014
10:30-11:30am
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.
11/18
Tuesday
Animal Track Art
11/18/2014
11:30am
What can you tell by an animal's track left in the mud or snow? A lot! Learn about different types of animal tracks and then use rubber replicas to make your own animal track art.

Free with admission.
11/19
Wednesday
Rhythm Play: Musical Storytime
11/19/2014
3:30 pm
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.
11/20
Thursday
Tiny Tots: Light and Shadow Play
11/20/2014
10:30am
Let's experiment with light and color with shadow puppets! We'll tell the story of The Three Little Pigs like you've never seen it before. Ideal for ages 18-36 months.

Free with admission.
11/20
Thursday
Would You Rather?
11/20/2014
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.
11/21
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
Star Day!
11/22/2014
10:30am-4:30pm
Twinke twinkle little...star bellied Sneetch? Wait a second, how does that song go? Stars might be something to sing about, but we think they're something to celebrate! Today we'll have stars on the brain as we explore the stars in the night sky, stories of the stars, sea stars in the touch tank, and stars on stage. Come be a star with us as we celebrate the second annual STAR DAY at the Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine!
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11/22
Saturday
The Eyeball Show
11/22/2014
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!
11/22
Saturday
Open Art Studio
11/22/2014
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.
11/22
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
Pancake Sunday
11/23/2014
10:30am-12pm
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.
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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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11/23
Sunday
Turtle Time!
11/23/2014
3pm
Make your own observations when you get up close and personal with live yellow-bellied slider turtles. Learn about the anatomy and physiology of various turtles and tortoises from land and sea. Explore real turtle artifacts like shells and skulls.

Free with admission
11/24
Monday
9-11am Members Monday
11/24/2014
9-11am for Members only.
To purchase or renew a membership, click here.
11/24
Monday
Members' Monday: Constellation Exploration
11/24/2014
10am
What's your favorite constellation? Orion? The Big Dipper? Learn all about different Greek constellations in our mini planetarium.
11/25
Tuesday
Open Art Studio
11/25/2014
10:30-11:30am
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.
11/25
Tuesday
Shadow Puppet Play: The Three Little Pigs
11/25/2014
11:30am
Let's have fun in our Lights, Camera, Color! exhibit with shadow puppets. Today we'll tell the story of the three little pigs.

Free with admission.
11/25
Tuesday
Break and Re-Make: Electronic Dissection
11/25/2014
12:30-1:30pm
Use real tools to take apart electronics to discover what's inside. Add a special challenge of re-constructing the object.

Free with admission.
11/26
Wednesday
Rhythm Play: Musical Storytime
11/26/2014
3:30 pm
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.
11/27
Thursday
Thanksgiving - CLOSED
11/27/2014
All day
The Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine is closed for Thanksgiving Day. We will open again on Friday, 11/28 at 10am for our usual opening hours. See you then!
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
Kids on the Block Puppet Show
11/28/2014
12:30pm
Our troupe of life-size educational puppets is back with real stories just like real kids! Kids on the Block is a nationwide program using Bunraku-style puppetry as a way to break down boundaries and accept individual differences.

Free with admission. For more information, please call 828-1234 x 247.
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
The Eyeball Show
11/29/2014
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!
11/29
Saturday
Break and Re-Make: Electronic Dissection
11/29/2014
11:30am-12:30pm
Use real tools to take apart electronics to discover what's inside. Add a special challenge of re-constructing the object.

Free with admission.
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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11/29
Saturday
Open Art Studio
11/29/2014
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.
11/29
Saturday
Improv Show and Games (R$)
11/29/2014
3pm
You know what our children's theatre actors love to do when they aren't rehearsing a play? They play improv games, and they want to play some for you! In the spirit of shows like "Who's Line is it Anyway?", you're invited to join us for games like "What are you doing?", "Freeze," and "Bus stop!" We aren't sure what will happen, but we guarantee you'll laugh!

$3/member, $4/visitor plus admission. For tickets call 828-1234 x231 or stop by the front desk.
11/30
Sunday
Tide Pool Touch Tank
11/30/2014
10:30am
Have you ever wanted to touch a sea star or feel the spines of a sea urchin? Meet the Museum's saltwater aquarium residents up close and learn about their amazing adaptations to life in the intertidal zone.

Free with admission.
11/30
Sunday
Tree Lighting Ceremony
11/30/2014
11am-12pm
Help kick off the holiday season by joining us for hot cocoa, festive tunes, and ornament making as we light our Christmas tree!

Free with admission.
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11/30
Sunday
Gift-Making Workshop: Decoupage Journals (R$)
11/30/2014
12:30-1:30pm
In this crafty workshop, we'll personalize our own hardcover notebook to turn into a special journal, sketchbook or scrapbook by using the art of decoupage. We'll have lots of patterns, designs, and pictures to work with so you can make a one-of-a-kind notebook! Ideal for ages 5 and up.

$12/person for members, $13/person for visitors. To register call 828-1234 x231 or stop by the front desk.
11/30
Sunday
Capoeira Festival!
11/30/2014
2-4pm
What is Capoeira? It's part music, part dance, part martial art. Join Mestre Beck, a highly trained Capoeira master, to learn all about this Brazilian performing art. We'll make drums, see a live Capoeira performance, and sample some Brazilian foods -- and explore our brand-new exhibit, Rhythm Play.

Free with admission.
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December 2014

12/1
Monday
9-11am Members Monday
12/01/2014
9-11am for Members only.
To purchase or renew a membership, click here.
12/1
Monday
Members' Monday: Wintry Face Painting
12/01/2014
10am
Would you like a snowflake painted on your cheek? What about a penguin? Decorate yourself with fun, festive designs that wash right off!
12/2
Tuesday
Open Art Studio
12/02/2014
10:30-11:30am
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.
12/2
Tuesday
Holiday Card Making
12/02/2014
11:30am
Let's use festive art materials to make one-of-a-kind greeting cards for friends and family.

Free with admission.
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 $80/child for visitors. To register call 828-1234 x231 or stop by the front desk.
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12/3
Wednesday
Slime Time! ($)
12/03/2014
2:30pm
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!

Sign up the day of at the front desk. $3/child for members, $4/child for visitors plus admission.
12/3
Wednesday
Rhythm Play: Shaker Making
12/03/2014
3:30pm
Our new exhibit, Rhythm Play, explores all kinds of drums and other percussive instruments. Learn about how sound is made and then make your own shaker to take home.

Free with admission.
12/4
Thursday
Tiny Tots: Shaker Making
12/04/2014
10:30am
Let's practice our fine motor skills and make shakers to take home. Ideal for ages 18-36 months.

Free with admission.
12/4
Thursday
Peter Rabbit Puppet Show (R$)
12/04/2014
11:30am
Hop along with Peter, Flopsy, Mopsy and Cotton Tail in this interactive puppet show. Help Peter escape from Mr McGregor's garden and on his journey.

$3/member, $4/visitor plus admission. For tickets call 828-1234 x231 or stop by the front desk.
12/4
Thursday
Would You Rather?
12/04/2014
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.
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.

$2 admission.
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12/6
Saturday
The Eyeball Show
12/06/2014
11am
Learn all about the human eye, bouncing light and antique cameras. We'll use our unique periscopic Camera Obscura (Latin for "dark room") to take you on a visual tour of Portland's city and seascape - all while pretending to be in a giant eyeball!
12/6
Saturday
Gingerbread House Workshop (R$)
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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12/6
Saturday
Open Art Studio
12/06/2014
3-4pm
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.
12/7
Sunday
Pancake Sunday
12/07/2014
10:30am-12pm
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.
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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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12/7
Sunday
Turtle Time!
12/07/2014
3:30 pm
Make your own observations when you get up close and personal with live yellow-bellied slider turtles. Learn about the anatomy and physiology of various turtles and tortoises from land and sea. Explore real turtle artifacts like shells and skulls.

Free with admission.
12/8
Monday
9-11am Members Monday
12/08/2014
9-11am for Members only.
To purchase or renew a membership, click here.
12/8
Monday
Members' Monday: The Polar Express
12/08/2014
10am
Have you read The Polar Express? Join us for hot cocoa and a story that will transport you all the way to the North Pole. All aboard!
12/9
Tuesday
Open Art Studio
12/09/2014
10:30am
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.
12/9
Tuesday
Cooking Healthy: Kale Chips
12/09/2014
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 vitamin- and fiber-packed kale chips -- you'll never need to eat potato chips again! Along with samples, we'll have recipes to take home.

This program is sponsored by Northeast Delta Dental and is free with admission.
12/10
Wednesday
Rhythm Play: Shaker Making
12/10/2014
3:30pm
Our new exhibit, Rhythm Play, explores all kinds of drums and other percussive instruments. Learn about how sound is made and then make your own shaker to take home.

Free with admission.
12/11
Thursday
Tiny Tots: Peppermint Salt Dough
12/11/2014
10:30am
It's winter, which means it's the perfect time for peppermint! Use all of your senses to make some sweet-smelling salt dough that you can play with. Ideal for ages 18-36 months.

Free with admission.
12/11
Thursday
Break and Re-Make: Electronic Dissection
12/11/2014
2-3pm
Use real tools to take apart electronics to discover what's inside. Add a special challenge of re-constructing the object.

Free with admission.
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
Play Our Way: Private Playtime for Families Affected by Autism
12/13/2014
8-10am
Families of a child diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are invited to the Museum & Theatre for a special, private playtime. The Museum & Theatre will be closed to the general public, providing a more conducive play environment. Our staff has made adjustments to the lighting in our exhibit and play areas and noise-reducing headphones will be available.

Play Our Way admission is free from 5:30-7:30pm, and pre-registration is not required. This program is made possible by support from Ronald McDonald House Charities of Maine.

For more information, contact Louisa@kitetails.org or call 207-828-1234.
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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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12/13
Saturday
The Eyeball Show
12/13/2014
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!
12/14
Sunday
Tide Pool Touch Tank
12/14/2014
11am
Have you ever wanted to touch a sea star or feel the spines of a sea urchin? Meet the Museum's saltwater aquarium residents up close and learn about their amazing adaptations to life in the intertidal zone.

Free with admission.
12/14
Sunday
Beatrix Potter Animal Track Art
12/14/2014
12pm
There are all kinds of forest animals in Beatrix Potter's stories. Can you figure out who each character is by their tracks left in the snow? Learn about different types of animal tracks and then use rubber replicas to make your own animal track art.

Free with admission.
12/14
Sunday
The Art of Snowflakes
12/14/2014
3pm
Do you know how snowflakes form? Learn all about these amazing, tiny ice crystals and then make some paper snowflakes to take home.

Free with admission.
12/15
Monday
9-11am Members Monday
12/15/2014
9-11am for Members only.
To purchase or renew a membership, click here.
12/15
Monday
Members' Monday: Holiday Cards
12/15/2014
10am
Would you like to make a card for someone special? Let's use festive art materials to make a holiday card you can send in the mail today. We'll even give you an envelope!
12/16
Tuesday
Open Art Studio
12/16/2014
10:30am
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.
12/16
Tuesday
Holiday Card Making
12/16/2014
11:30am
Let's use festive art materials to make one-of-a-kind greeting cards for friends and family.

Free with admission.
12/17
Wednesday
Rhythm Play: Shaker Making
12/17/2014
3:30pm
Our new exhibit, Rhythm Play, explores all kinds of drums and other percussive instruments. Learn about how sound is made and then make your own shaker to take home.

Free with admission.
12/18
Thursday
Tiny Tots: Ice Cube Art
12/18/2014
10:30am
It's cold outside! Let's make winter-inspired art using ice as our materials. Ideal for ages 18-36 months.

Free with admission.
12/18
Thursday
Would You Rather?
12/18/2014
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.
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.
12/21
Sunday
Gift-Making Workshop: Decoupage Journals (R$)
12/21/2014
11am-12pm
In this crafty workshop, we'll personalize our own hardcover notebook to turn into a special journal, sketchbook or scrapbook by using the art of decoupage. We'll have lots of patterns, designs, and pictures to work with so you can make a one-of-a-kind notebook! Ideal for ages 5 and up.

$12/person for members, $13/person for visitors. To register call 828-1234 x231 or stop by the front desk.
12/21
Sunday
Turtle Time!
12/21/2014
12pm
Make your own observations when you get up close and personal with live yellow-bellied slider turtles. Learn about the anatomy and physiology of various turtles and tortoises from land and sea. Explore real turtle artifacts like shells and skulls.

Free with admission.
12/22
Monday
Beatrix Potter Animal Track Art
12/22/2014
10:30am
There are all kinds of forest animals in Beatrix Potter's stories. Can you figure out who each character is by their tracks left in the snow? Learn about different types of animal tracks and then use rubber replicas to make your own animal track art.

Free with admission.
12/22
Monday
The Art of Snowflakes
12/22/2014
2:30pm
Do you know how snowflakes form? Learn all about these amazing, tiny ice crystals and then make some paper snowflakes to take home.

Free with admission.
12/23
Tuesday
Open Art Studio
12/23/2014
10:30am
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.
12/23
Tuesday
Holiday Card Making
12/23/2014
11:30am
Let's use festive art materials to make one-of-a-kind greeting cards for friends and family.

Free with admission.
12/26
Friday
Sewing Skills: Homemade Animal Puppets (R$)
12/26/2014
1:30-3:30pm
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 create goofy animal puppets from scratch, and end our session with an animal puppet show. Beginning sewers welcome!

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

$18/member, $20/visitor. For tickets call 828-1234 x231 or stop by the front desk.
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12/27
Saturday
Sparks' Ark Live Animal Show (R$)
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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12/27
Saturday
Kids on the Block Puppet Show
12/27/2014
12:30pm
Our troupe of life-size educational puppets is back with real stories just like real kids! Kids on the Block is a nationwide program using Bunraku-style puppetry as a way to break down boundaries and accept individual differences.

Free with admission. For more information, please call 828-1234 x 247.
12/28
Sunday
Tide Pool Touch Tank
12/28/2014
11am
Have you ever wanted to touch a sea star or feel the spines of a sea urchin? Meet the Museum's saltwater aquarium residents up close and learn about their amazing adaptations to life in the intertidal zone.

Free with admission.
12/28
Sunday
Animal Track Art
12/28/2014
3pm
What can you tell by an animal's track left in the mud or snow? A lot! Learn about different types of animal tracks and then use rubber replicas to make your own animal track art.

Free with admission.
12/29
Monday
Animal Track Art
12/29/2014
10:30am
What can you tell by an animal's track left in the mud or snow? A lot! Learn about different types of animal tracks and then use rubber replicas to make your own animal track art.

Free with admission.
12/29
Monday
The Art of Snowflakes
12/29/2014
3:30 pm
Do you know how snowflakes form? Learn all about these amazing, tiny ice crystals and then make some paper snowflakes to take home.

Free with admission.
12/30
Tuesday
Open Art Studio
12/30/2014
10:30am
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.
12/30
Tuesday
The Art of Snowflakes
12/30/2014
1pm
Do you know how snowflakes form? Learn all about these amazing, tiny ice crystals and then make some paper snowflakes to take home.

Free with admission.
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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12/31
Wednesday
Rhythm Play: Shaker Making
12/31/2014
3:30pm
Our new exhibit, Rhythm Play, explores all kinds of drums and other percussive instruments. Learn about how sound is made and then make your own shaker to take home.

Free with admission.