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April 2017

4/22
Saturday
Earth Day Dance Party
04/22/2017
10:15-10:45am
Get moving and grooving to tunes that are all about EARTH! We'll wiggle to songs about plants, animals, and the planet we call home.

Free with admission
4/24
Monday
Members' Monday in the Garden: Act it Out!
04/24/2017
10-10:30am
Join us Mondays this spring as we create our vegetable garden. This week we get to explore plants in a new way as we act out the story of The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle and explore our sensory table full of natural objects.
4/26
Wednesday
Big, Messy Art
04/26/2017
10:15-10:45am
Stop by for some big, messy art during this collaborative, process-based art time.

Free with admission
4/27
Thursday
Tiny Tots: Seed Planting
04/27/2017
10:15-10:45am
Join us for a dynamic program open to our youngest visitors. This week, we'll celebrate spring by planting seeds for the Museum & Theatre's garden. Ideal for ages 18-36 months.

Free with admission

May 2017

5/1
Monday
Members' Monday: Big Play Day
05/01/2017
9:30-10:30am
Today Waynflete high school students are joining us for large-scale fun! With our special guests from Waynflete, we'll finger paint, play with oobleck, create landscapes out of playdough, and get a special spring face painting!
5/3
Wednesday
Big, Messy Art
05/03/2017
10:15-10:45am
Stop by for some big, messy art during this collaborative, process-based art time!

Free with admission
5/4
Thursday
Tiny Tots: Bogs for Froglets
05/04/2017
10:15-10:45am
Join us for a dynamic program open to our youngest visitors. This week, we'll create habitats out of play dough, rocks, moss, and more to mimic the home of our live American Bullfrogs. Ideal for ages 18-36 months.

Free with admission
5/5
Friday
Thank You Card Making
05/05/2017
10:15-10:45am
Have you recently received a gift, a piece of advice, or just want to thank someone for being great? Join us as we create colorful cards to thank special people.

Free with admission
5/8
Monday
Members Monday in the Garden: Mud Pies
05/08/2017
10-10:30am
This week we will get messy as we make mud pies and mud pie art.
5/10
Wednesday
Big, Messy Art
05/10/2017
10:15-10:45am
Stop by for some big, messy art during this collaborative, process-based art time.

Free with admission
5/11
Thursday
Tiny Tots: Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star Show
05/11/2017
10:15-10:45am
Join us for a dynamic program open to our youngest visitors. This week, we'll share an abridged star story in the Museum & Theatre's mini-planetarium. Ideal for ages 18-36 months.

Free with admission
5/12
Friday
Puppet Show: Mixed Up Chameleon
05/12/2017
10:15-10:45am
Come help a very mixed up chameleon figure out how he feels.

Free with admission
5/13
Saturday
Play Our Way: Sensory Saturday
05/13/2017
9-10am
Come experience the Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine during a low-key, inclusive playtime for children with sensory integration challenges. Play in our exhibits during a quiet time and meet other families from the community. This is a perfect time for families affected by Autism and Sensory Processing Disorder, children with Down Syndrome, and their friends and family to play and learn together. Our staff will make special adjustments to our normal exhibit lighting and sound design; noise-reducing headphones will be available. A limited number of visitors will be admitted to ensure a calm and welcoming play environment. Now FREE thanks to our long-time partner WEX! Please RSVP to Lily O'Brien at lily@kitetails.org
5/15
Monday
Members' Monday In the Garden: Plant a Seed
05/15/2017
10-10:30am
Help plant some seeds and give them some love so they grow big and strong.
5/17
Wednesday
Big, Messy Art
05/17/2017
10:15-10:45am
Stop by for some big, messy art during this collaborative, process-based art time.

Free with admission
5/18
Thursday
Tiny Tots: Wee Wigglers Dance Party
05/18/2017
10:15-10:45am
Join us for a dynamic program open to our youngest visitors. This week, we'll wiggle and groove to festive tunes and start the day off with some gross motor skills activities. Ideal for ages 18-36 months.

Free with admission
5/19
Friday
Dragon Breath
05/19/2017
10:15-10:45am
Come move, dance, and breath as we learn about what happens to our brains when we feel different emotions. Then learn some preschool-friendly coping mechanisms to harness your inner dragon.

Free with admission
5/22
Monday
Members' Monday in the Garden: Nature Painting
05/22/2017
10-10:30am
This week we will create art inspired by the natural world around us using leaves as our brushes and and plants as our muse.
5/24
Wednesday
Big, Messy Art
05/24/2017
10:15-10:45am
Stop by for some big, messy art during this collaborative, process-based art time.

Free with admission
5/25
Thursday
Tiny Tots: Mixed Up Chameleon Puppet Show
05/25/2017
10:15-10:45am
Join us for a dynamic program open to our youngest visitors. This week, we'll help a very mixed up chameleon figure out who he really wants to be. Ideal for ages 18-36 months.

Free with admission
5/26
Friday
Thank you Card Making
05/26/2017
10:15-10:45am
Have you recently received a gift, a piece of advice, or just want to thank someone for being great? Join us as we create colorful cards to thank special people!

Free with admission
5/31
Wednesday
Big, Messy Art
05/31/2017
10:15-10:45am
Stop by for some big, messy art during this collaborative, process-based art time.

Free with admission

June 2017

6/1
Thursday
Tiny Tots: Summer Sing Along
06/01/2017
10:15-10:45am
Join us for a dynamic program open to our youngest visitors. This week, we'll celebrate the season with a variety of summer songs. Ideal for ages 18-36 months.

Free with admission
6/2
Friday
Animals and Hats
06/02/2017
10:15-10:45am
With inspiration from author and illustrator John Klassen, draw your favorite animal wearing a hat. Read I Want My Hat Back, and We Found a Hat, then make up your own story about how the animal you drew got this much coveted accessory!

Free with admission
6/3
Saturday
Big Fun: Playscape Dance Party
06/03/2017
10:15-10:45am
Start your Saturday morning off right with the tunes of DJ Kat-in-the-HAT. Show off your dance moves or party on the play structure as we kick off the weekend at the Museum & Theatre!

Free with admission
6/7
Wednesday
Meet the Arts: Garden Art Time
06/07/2017
10:15-10:45am
How does our garden grow? Join us as we explore the Museum & Theatre's backyard garden and greenhouse. Then create a garden-inspired colorful creation to take home!

Free with admission
6/8
Thursday
Tiny Tots: Puffy Paint
06/08/2017
10:15-10:45am
Join us for a dynamic program open to our youngest visitors. This week we'll mix up puffy paint and create colorful paintings to take home! Ideal for ages 18-36 months.

Free with admission
6/9
Friday
Puppet Show: Mixed Up Chameleon
06/09/2017
10:15-10:45am
Come help a very mixed up chameleon figure out how he feels.

Free with admission
6/10
Saturday
Big Fun: Playscape Dance Party
06/10/2017
10:15-10:45am
Start your Saturday morning off right with the tunes of DJ Kat-in-the-HAT. Show off your dance moves or party on the play structure as we kick off the weekend at the Museum & Theatre!

Free with admission
6/11
Sunday
Live Creature Feature: Touch Tank
06/11/2017
10-10:30am
Sea stars and sea snails and seaweed, oh my! Join us to touch and learn about tide pool creatures found along the coast of Maine!

Free with admission
6/14
Wednesday
Blossom's Flower Cart
06/14/2017
10:15-10:45am
Meet Blossom, the flower seller of our new market! She just received a shipment of fresh blooms but needs help sorting them by size and color. It's hard when you see colors the way Blossom does. She thinks blue is red, and purple is green. Help her try to sort them out!

Free with admission
6/15
Thursday
Tiny Tots: Summer Sand Play Dough
06/15/2017
10:15-10:45am
Join us for a dynamic program open to our youngest visitors. This week we'll build and play with summer sand play dough and add shells and gems to our creations. Ideal for ages 18-36 months.

Free with admission
6/16
Friday
Rubber Duckie, You're the One: Math Exploration
06/16/2017
10:15-10:45am
Explore proportions and volume in our sensory table and learn ways to bring math into everyday activities like bath time!

Free with admission
6/28
Wednesday
I Can Paint With My Eyes Shut!
06/28/2017
10:15-10:45am
Inspired by Dr. Seuss' I Can Read With My Eyes Shut, explore your senses and paint on a giant canvas with your eyes closed!

Free with admission
6/30
Friday
Monster is Different
06/30/2017
10:15-10:45am
Sully the big blue monster looks different from me and you, but we have a lot in common on the inside. Join us to read a story about embracing our differences and meet some new friends along the way!

Free with admission

July 2017

7/2
Sunday
Live Creature Feature: Touch Tank
07/02/2017
10:15-10:45am
Sea stars and sea snails and seaweed, oh my! Join us to touch and learn about tide pool creatures found along the coast of Maine.

Free with admission