Special Events and Performances

June 2017

6/18
Sunday
Father's Day Brunch
06/18/2017
10-11am
Come share in a special Dad's Day snack of fruit and heart shaped pancakes with a special Dad in your life!

Free with admission
6/24
Saturday
Circus Ship Day!
06/24/2017
10:30am-5pm
Celebrate The Circus Ship all day long with a special visit from Chris Van Dusen from 11am-1pm! Meet this beloved Maine author and illustrator and enjoy an interactive reading of his book at 11am and 12pm. Through well child visits, many 5-year-old children in Maine will receive The Circus Ship from their pediatrician this year or next. Circus activities will continue through the afternoon!

Special events & activities!

10:30-11:30: Circus Ship Face Painting
Get your face painted just like an animal from The Circus Ship.

10:30am-12:30pm: Meet Henry the Tiger and little Emma Rose
Actors from our company of young actors will perform interactive scenes from the book, and will be available for photo opportunities!

11am-12pm: Circus Ship with Chris Van Dusen
Hear Maine's beloved author and illustrator read his famous book, The Circus Ship. Then, based on audience suggestions, Chris will draw some mixed up animals that we'd only see in our imaginations!

11am-12pm: Can you juggle? Balance? Do a magic trick?
Join our very own big top circus and show off your circus skills!

12-1pm: Circus Ship with Chris Van Dusen
Hear Maine's beloved author and illustrator read his famous book, The Circus Ship. Then, based on audience suggestions, Chris will draw some mixed up animals that we'd only see in our imaginations!

This event is generously supported by Raising Readers. Raising Readers is a statewide program funded by the Libra Foundation, led and administered by MaineHealth, in collaboration with EMHS, and support from The Barbara Bush Children's Hospital at Maine Medical Center. Free parking will be available in the Maine Health lot next to the Museum & Theatre from 11am-1pm.

Circus activities will continue into the afternoon!

July 2017

7/2
Sunday
Celebrate Culture: Eid al-Fitr
07/02/2017
10:45am-12pm
Eid-al-Fitr marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting. This is an exciting and big celebration. Come explore how our Maine Neighbor Abass Ali celebrates with his family by sampling sambusa, decorating hands with henna, and observing the moon. All are welcome to explore this exciting celebration!

Free with admission
7/12
Wednesday
Clam Chowder for Lunch
07/12/2017
12:30-1pm
Looking for a family-friendly lunch spot? Stay right here at the Museum & Theatre! Help us make a pot of New England clam chowder as we follow a special family recipe. While our chowder is cooking, we'll read One Morning in Maine by Robert McCloskey and finish our time together with a delicious cup of chowder (with oyster crackers, of course)!

$3/cup for members, $4/cup for visitors. Register online, call (207) 828-1234 ext. 231, visit or stop by the front desk. Advanced registration is encouraged.

7/14
Friday
Clam Chowder for Lunch
07/14/2017
12:30-1pm
Looking for a family-friendly lunch spot? Stay right here at the Museum & Theatre! Help us make a pot of New England clam chowder as we follow a special family recipe. While our chowder is cooking, we'll read One Morning in Maine by Robert McCloskey and finish our time together with a delicious cup of chowder (with oyster crackers, of course)!

$3/cup for members, $4/cup for visitors. Register online, call (207) 828-1234 ext. 231, visit or stop by the front desk. Advanced registration is encouraged.

7/23
Sunday
Tour de France Day
07/23/2017
10:30am-3pm
Kiddos start your wheels! Bike on over to the Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine to get your adventure going. From 10:30am-3pm we will be celebrating the end of one of the biggest bike races in the world by exploring French culture and bicycles. Cook crepes, sing French songs, build a wheel and axle, get silly with balloon pedaling, and make a helmet safe enough for an egg!
  • 11-11:30am: Tour de France: Lavender Art
  • 11:30am-12:30pm: Architecture Hour: Helmet for the Egg
  • 1-1:30pm: Tour de France: Wheel and Axle Challenge
  • 2:30pm-3pm: Tour de France: Bicycle Locomotion
Free with admission
7/28
Friday
Main Stage Production: Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz
07/28/2017
4-5pm
Dorothy and her little dog are lost in the land of Oz and need help following the yellow brick road all the way back to home sweet home--Kansas. Can you help them? In this special main stage play that invites audience participation, the munchkins of Oz are played by you! Dorothy meets all kinds of friends along the way: the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, the Cowardly Lion, two witches (one friendly and one wicked) all on the way to see a great and powerful wizard.

By Steve and Kathy Hotchner, based on the book by L. Frank Baum, produced with permission from Dramatic Publishing Company. Performed for children and their families by our company of young actors.

$9/members, $10/visitors, $16 to stay and play and see the show. Purchase tickets online, call (800) 838-3006, or stop by the front desk.

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7/29
Saturday
Main Stage Production: Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz
07/29/2017
11am-12pm
Dorothy and her little dog are lost in the land of Oz and need help following the yellow brick road all the way back to home sweet home--Kansas. Can you help them? In this special main stage play that invites audience participation, the munchkins of Oz are played by you! Dorothy meets all kinds of friends along the way: the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, the Cowardly Lion, two witches (one friendly and one wicked) all on the way to see a great and powerful wizard.

By Steve and Kathy Hotchner, based on the book by L. Frank Baum, produced with permission from Dramatic Publishing Company. Performed for children and their families by our company of young actors.

$9/members, $10/visitors, $16 to stay and play and see the show. Purchase tickets online, call (800) 838-3006, or stop by the front desk.

Tickets will be available soon!
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7/29
Saturday
Main Stage Production: Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz
07/29/2017
1-2pm
Dorothy and her little dog are lost in the land of Oz and need help following the yellow brick road all the way back to home sweet home--Kansas. Can you help them? In this special main stage play that invites audience participation, the munchkins of Oz are played by you! Dorothy meets all kinds of friends along the way: the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, the Cowardly Lion, two witches (one friendly and one wicked) all on the way to see a great and powerful wizard.

By Steve and Kathy Hotchner, based on the book by L. Frank Baum, produced with permission from Dramatic Publishing Company. Performed for children and their families by our company of young actors.

$9/members, $10/visitors, $16 to stay and play and see the show. Purchase tickets online, call (800) 838-3006, or stop by the front desk.

Tickets will be available soon!
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