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January 2018

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 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.

February 2018

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.
2/12
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.
2/26
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!

March 2018

3/5
Monday
Members' Monday: Oobleck Exploration
03/05/2018
10-10:30am
Mix cornstarch and water to make ooey gooey oobleck based on Dr. Seuss' book Bartholomew and the Oobleck.
3/10
Saturday
Play Your Way
03/10/2018
9-10am
Experience the Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine during a low-key inclusive play time. This is a perfect time for families affected by Autism, Down syndrome, Sensory Processing Disorder, or anyone who would benefit from a quieter experience to enjoy the Museum & Theatre. Noise reducing headphones and visual maps will be available. A limited number of visitors will be admitted to ensure a calm and welcoming play environment.

RSVP online, to Lily O'Brien at , or (207) 828-1234 ext. 227. FREE thanks to our long-time partner WEX!

3/12
Monday
Members' Monday: Magnificent Mud Pies
03/12/2018
10-10:30am
Get a little dirty and very silly! Mix up a special batch of mud pies and decorate with silly toppings like pom-pom cherries, pipe-cleaner strudels, and crayon candles.
3/19
Monday
Members' Monday: An Underwater Sea Adventure Story
03/19/2018
10-10:30am
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.
3/26
Monday
Members' Monday: Magnificent Mud Pies
03/26/2018
10-10:30am
Get a little dirty and very silly! Mix up a special batch of mud pies and decorate with silly toppings like pom-pom cherries, pipe-cleaner strudels, and crayon candles.
3/30
Friday
Tiny Tots Egg Hunt (for Toddlers)
03/30/2018
9-10am
We're celebrating spring with a toddler-friendly egg hunt! Search for plastic eggs stuffed with treats throughout the Museum & Theatre. While you're searching and playing, stop by to meet baby chicks and create an egg inspired craft to take home.

Ideal for ages 0-4 years old and their families. We also have Before Hours Dinosaur Egg Hunt for children ages 3-10 on Saturday, March 31! $10/person for the Egg Hunt or $18/person for the Egg Hunt and to Stay & Play (Museum & Theatre members receive 10% off); babies under 18 months are free. Register online, by phone at (207) 828-1234, or stop by the front desk.

3/31
Saturday
Before Hours Dinosaur Egg Hunt
03/31/2018
9-10am
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. We also have a Tiny Tots Egg Hunt on Friday, March 30 for toddlers!

$10/person for the Egg Hunt or $18/person for the Egg Hunt and to Stay & Play (Museum & Theatre members receive 10% off); babies under 18 months are free. Register online, by phone at (207) 828-1234, or stop by the front desk.

April 2018

4/2
Monday
Members' Monday: Make a Matzo Ball
04/02/2018
10-10:30am
In honor of Passover, the Jewish celebration of freedom, crush up matzo crackers to make matzo balls.
4/9
Monday
Members' Monday: Puppets & Poems
04/09/2018
10-10:30am
National Poetry Month has inspired Museum & Theatre puppets to get their verse on! Meet our puppets and hear dramatic retelling of classic poems by Pablo Neruda and modern poems by Amanda Gorman, America's first Youth Poet Laureate.
4/11
Wednesday
Culture Kitchen: Indian Poori
04/11/2018
11:30am-12pm
Explore the world with your taste buds as we mix, scoop, and fry a traditional bread recipe shared with us by our Maine neighbor Sabina Freedman.

Free with admission
4/11
Wednesday
Create a Mind Jar
04/11/2018
1:30-2pm
What's going on in your brain when you feel sad, mad, happy, and excited? Find out while you create a mind jar to help harness the power of your brain.

Free with admission
4/12
Thursday
Little Kid Morning Out: Blueberries for Sal
04/12/2018
10:15-11am
Imagine you're Sal on a trip up blueberry hill to pick some delicious fruit with your mother. Now imagine you're a bear cub foraging for food. Act out this delightfully comic tale of mistaken identities by Maine author Robert McCloskey. Plus, taste some Maine blueberries!

Free with admission
4/23
Monday
Members' Monday: April Showers Drip Paint
04/23/2018
10-10:30am
Use eye-droppers, watercolors, and gravity to make April showers art!