Special Events and Performances

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

7/13
Thursday
Cassatt String Quartet with guest Narrator Anna Gravel present Lighthouse Keeper by Delvyn Case
07/13/2017
2-2:45pm
Acclaimed as one of America's outstanding ensembles, the Manhattan-based Cassatt String Quartet has performed throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. In this special family-friendly show, the Cassatt String Quartet and narrator Anna Gravel will perform Lighthouse Keeper: The Story of Abbie Burgess by Delvyn Case. Guest narrator Anna is a film and stage actress, singer and filmmaker who discovered her passion for acting at age 8 and went on to earn her BA in Theater from University of Southern Maine.

Lighthouse Keeper is based upon the inspiring, true story of Abbie Burgess Grant, the teenager who heroically tended a lighthouse off the Maine coast during one of the greatest Nor'easters of the nineteenth century, saving the lives of countless sailors. In this interactive performance, children sing along with Abbie, urging her to face her fears as she climbs the lighthouse stairs, chips the ice off the great windows high above the raging sea, and steadies her hand as she lights the wicks of the great beacon. Please note seating is limited and is first-come, first-served.

Free with admission
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/members, $4/visitors plus admission. 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!
  • 10:30-11am: Tour de France: Croque Monsieur ou Madame
  • 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 Opening Night Gala
07/28/2017
4-5pm
Join us for our Opening Night Gala and celebrate opening night of our show! We'll have a party with the actors after the performance.

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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