Workshops

April 2017

4/28
Friday
Scientific Imagination: Food Science!
04/28/2017
4-5pm
Join us as we bust open the after-school snack and learn all about the science behind the food we eat. We'll tackle why popcorn pops, conduct yeast experiments to make fluffy bread, construct a solar cooker for melty 's'mores, cook up rock candy, and more! This class is designed for ages 5-9. Classes run 4/28, 5/5, 5/12, 5/19. $60/members, $75/visitors.

Register online, call (207) 828-1234, or stop by the front desk. Early registration is encouraged.

4/30
Sunday
Make Your Own Dinosaur Fossils!
04/30/2017
11:30am-12:30pm
Millions of years ago dinosaurs trekked across the land leaving their footprints behind. Now it is up to you to take the role of paleontologist to conduct a mock dig for dinosaur bones, put clues together to solve a prehistoric mystery and make your own dinosaur fossils to take home. This workshop is ideal for ages 3+.

$6/members, $8/visitor plus admission. To register sign up online, call (207) 828-1234, or visit the front desk today.

May 2017

5/6
Saturday
DIY Felt Slippers
05/06/2017
11-11:30am
Marathon runners like to put on comfy slippers to rest their tired feet. Join us to create your own slippers out of colorful felt. We'll measure, size your feet, and help you sew a simple stitch to complete your slipper. Then, finish your slippers with a variety of decorations.

$12/pair of slippers. To register, call (207) 828-1234 ext. 231, register online, or stop by the front desk. Recommended for ages 4 and up.

5/13
Saturday
Make a Tiger-Striped Hula Hoop
05/13/2017
11-11:30am
Join us to make your own custom hula hoop. We'll measure, cut, and size a hula hoop to your height. Then, decorate your hula hoop with colorful tape. We'll have patterns for tiger stripes, python skin, or leopard spots to celebrate Jungle Book Day, or come up with your own creative pattern.

$12/members, $14/visitors. Register online, call (207) 828-1234 ext. 231, or stop by the front desk.

5/14
Sunday
Make a Magic Sun Bead Necklace
05/14/2017
11:30am-12pm
Learn all about our wonderful star, the Sun and make your own necklace from UV sensitive beads that change color in the sunshine! You can give the necklace to your Mother or keep it for yourself! (You may want to make two!)

Recommended for ages 3 and up. $5/necklace plus admission. Register online, call (207) 828-1234 ext. 231 or stop by the front desk.

5/20
Saturday
Make a Flying Broomstick
05/20/2017
11am-12pm
Abracadabra, witches and wizards! Come create your very own flying broomstick during this messy, hands on workshop. We'll paint designs and glue glitter, stars, and more onto pre-made natural wood broomsticks that's sure to take you on magical adventures for years to come. Each broomstick measures approximately four feet.

$12/broom plus the cost of admission. Register online, call (207) 828-1234, or stop by the front desk. Early registration is encouraged.

5/27
Saturday
Paint a Lobster Buoy
05/27/2017
2-2:30pm
Explore the history of lobstering in Maine and paint your own lobster buoy! Sketch a design on your buoy, then fill it in with colorful paint. Each buoy measures approximately 4"x11" and comes with a central hanging rope.

$12/members, $14/visitors. Register online, call (207) 828-1234 ext. 231, or stop by the front desk today. Early registration is encouraged.