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January 2019

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

Free with admission

February 2019

2/4
Monday
Members' Monday: Zodiac Animals
02/04/2019
10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
According to the Lunar calendar and Chinese tradition, 2019 is the year of the pig. Join us to make zodiac art.
2/9
Saturday
Play Your Way: Valentine's Day Party!
02/09/2019
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Not sure if the Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine is the right fit for your child? Come try out the Museum & Theatre during a low-key, inclusive playtime for families with sensory integration challenges. This month, we'll celebrate Valentine's Day with valentine making and a special love-themed dance party downstairs in our lower-level theater.

The Museum & Theatre is committed to welcoming all families each and every day; this is a special time for families affected by Autism, Down syndrome, Sensory Processing Disorder, or other challenges to play in our exhibits during a quieter time and meet other families in the community. Educators will be on-hand to answer any questions you have about the Museum & Theatre's projects and programs and to support your family's needs.

Now FREE thanks to our long-time partner WEX! To register, call 207-828-1234, stop by the front desk, or visit kitetails.org.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Free with admission
2/25
Monday
Members' Monday; Stage Story
02/25/2019
10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
"Little Pig, little pig, let me come in!" Act out the classic story of The Three Little Pigs live on our stage or help tell the story from the audience.

March 2019

3/5
Tuesday
Find Your Flock: Parenting Discussions with Birth Roots
03/05/2019
10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Join us for dynamic, inclusive discussions focusing on the phases of early parenthood. Birth Roots, a community-based education and perinatal support organization, will facilitate conversation and share their unique model of perinatal care, one that is responsive to the whole person. Caregivers of new babies through young toddlers will benefit from our Birth Roots gatherings, focusing oncommunity-building during early parenthood.

Free with admission
3/11
Monday
Members' Monday: Wiggle with Worms
03/11/2019
10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Wiggling and squiggling earthworms help keep plants growing. Come meet, touch and study live earthworms and learn how they are good for the planet.
3/12
Tuesday
Find Your Flock: Parenting Discussions with Birth Roots
03/12/2019
10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Join us for dynamic, inclusive discussions focusing on the phases of early parenthood. Birth Roots, a community-based education and perinatal support organization, will facilitate conversation and share their unique model of perinatal care, one that is responsive to the whole person. Caregivers of new babies through young toddlers will benefit from our Birth Roots gatherings, focusing on community-building during early parenthood.

Free with admission
3/18
Monday
Members' Monday: Tide Pool Touch Tank
03/18/2019
10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Explore Casco Bay creatures like sea stars, crabs and mussels as we meet and touch the creatures in our tide pool touch tank.
3/19
Tuesday
Find Your Flock: Parenting Discussions with Birth Roots
03/19/2019
10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Join us for dynamic, inclusive discussions focusing on the phases of early parenthood. Birth Roots, a community-based education and perinatal support organization, will facilitate conversation and share their unique model of perinatal care, one that is responsive to the whole person. Caregivers of new babies through young toddlers will benefit from our Birth Roots gatherings, focusing on community-building during early parenthood.

Free with admission
3/25
Monday
Members' Monday: Mud Pie Mansion
03/25/2019
10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Who lives in the mud? Make a mud home out of dough and discover more about the creatures who inhabit the world below our feet.
3/26
Tuesday
Find Your Flock: Parenting Discussions with Birth Roots
03/26/2019
10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Join us for dynamic, inclusive discussions focusing on the phases of early parenthood. Birth Roots, a community-based education and perinatal support organization, will facilitate conversation and share their unique model of perinatal care, one that is responsive to the whole person. Caregivers of new babies through young toddlers will benefit from our Birth Roots gatherings, focusing on community-building during early parenthood.

Free with admission

April 2019

4/1
Monday
Members' Monday: Silly Family Face Painting
04/01/2019
10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Celebrate the new month with family face paint! Try your hand at painting your own face or the face of a family member. Adults and children are welcome to take turns being the artist. Pictures and giggles encouraged.

Free with admission
4/2
Tuesday
Making Mud Pies
04/02/2019
10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Mix up a special batch of mud pies and get ready to get a little dirty!

Free with admission
4/8
Monday
Members' Monday: Dinosaur Eggs
04/08/2019
10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Check out a replica dinosaur egg fossil and get a little messy with baking soda and vinegar to discover baby dinos hidden in the fizz!

4/9
Tuesday
Collaborative Art: Painting Nature
04/09/2019
10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Let's work together to create something beautiful. We’ll decorate a tree branch in beautiful autumn colors with paint, glitter, and pom poms. Add one splotch of paint or stay for the whole collaborative process. Designed for ages 2-5 and their grownups.

Free with admission
4/13
Saturday
Play Your Way: Sensory Saturday Egg Hunt
04/13/2019
9 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Registration for this special Play Your Way Egg Hunt is now closed.

If you are wondering if the Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine is the right fit for your child, please email lily@kitetails.org to add your name to our special Play Your Way mailing list to find out about future Play Your Way inclusive playtime events.
4/15
Monday
Toddler Egg Hunt
04/15/2019
9 a.m. - 10 a.m.
We're celebrating spring with a toddler-friendly egg hunt. Search for plastic eggs stuffed with tot-friendly treats throughout the Museum & Theatre. While you're searching and playing, stop by to create an egg inspired craft to take home. Ideal for ages 0-4 years old and their families.

$10 per person for hour long egg hunt (Museum & Theatre members receive a 10% discount); $20 for egg hunt plus a full day of play. Babies under 18 months are free. Register online, by calling the front desk at 207-828-1234, or stop by the front desk.

4/19
Friday
MAIN STAGE PRODUCTION: A Peter Rabbit Tale
04/19/2019
4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Peter Rabbit doesn't think life as a rabbit is all it's cracked up to be. His mother is always making him do chores, and Peter's had just about all he can take of his sisters and brothers. After being picked on for the last time, Peter decides to run away from home and find a better place to live -- somewhere he can be in charge, do whatever he wants, and be free of responsibility. As Peter struggles to live with other animals, from feisty squirrels to sewing mice, he begins to realize his life at home might not have been so bad after all. Written by Sarah Brandt and Neal Richardson, based on the characters of Beatrix Potter, produced with permission by Playscripts Inc, and performed by our company of young actors.

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

4/20
Saturday
Before Hours Dinosaur Egg Hunt
04/20/2019
9 a.m. - 10 a.m.
A Mama Dinosaur has left her eggs throughout the Museum & Theatre, and we need help collecting them. Search for colorful dino eggs stuffed with treats, and try your luck taking our golden dino egg challenge. While you're searching and playing, stop by to create a dinosaur fossil rubbing, just like a real paleontologist. Ideal for children ages 3-10 and their families.

$10 per person for hour long egg hunt (Museum & Theatre members receive a 10% discount); $20 for egg hunt plus a full day of play. Babies under 18 months are free. Register online, by calling the front desk at 207-828-1234, or stop by the front desk.

4/22
Monday
Members' Monday: Earth Day Worm Exploration!
04/22/2019
10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Let's celebrate Earth Day by meeting our live worms and learn how these worms help our gardens grow.