Jul
15
to Jul 19

Time Traveling Art Camp

Travel through time; learn about the world and yourselves during this messy art camp. Experience what it may have been like to form the first clay figurines and mix up an ancient paint recipe. Paint upside down like the Renaissance masters, take your art “en plein air” like the Impressionists and create a post-modern sculpture. Complete the adventure by meeting a guest artist currently working in Portland! 

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Jul
19
10:30 AM10:30

Fabulous Frogs

Meet our live bullfrog and green frog and go on a dramatic journey through their life cycle, from egg to full grown leaping amphibians. How did our frogs grow so big and strong?--watch a frog feeding to find out.

Free with admission

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Jul
21
10:30 AM10:30

Urban Ecologists

Calling all young ecologists! Did you know ecosystems exist everywhere, even in cities like Portland? Come join us for scientific exploration as we investigate the tiny–and not so tiny–creatures that make their home in the Museum & Theatre’s urban backyard. 

Free with admission


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Jul
22
to Jul 26

SOLD OUT! 'Stories in the Kitchen' Cooking Camp

Do dragons really love tacos? What happens if you give a mouse a cookie? Explore the world of cooking through some of our favorite story books and dramatic play. Stories such as Dragons Love Tacos and If You Give a Mouse a Cookie will provide dramatic flair to our culinary creations. Get ready to measure, mix and imagine as we serve up a week of tasty treats.

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Jul
23
10:30 AM10:30

Sunflower Art Time

Did you know that sunflowers help can help clean contaminated soil with their root systems? Learn about sunflowers’ superpowers, gain inspiration from these vibrant flowers, and try your hand at creation your own rendition to take home. 

Free with admission


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Jul
24
10:30 AM10:30

Buzz with the Bees

Over 4,000 honey bees work together in the Museum & Theatre hive to feed and care for each other. Meet our live honeybees and go on a dramatic journey as we act out the life of a bee from larvae to waggle dance (bees communicate by dancing!). 

Free with admission


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Jul
25
1:00 PM13:00

Sunflower Art Time

Did you know that sunflowers help can help clean contaminated soil with their root systems? Learn about sunflowers’ superpowers, gain inspiration from these vibrant flowers, and try your hand at creation your own rendition to take home. 

Free with admission 


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Jul
25
3:00 PM15:00

Cloud City: Into the Vapor Verse

Enter a whole new world among the clouds. With an educator as your guide, each visitor is encouraged to explore their own path to learning and play. Let the wind shape your journey through sensory, art, story, science, mindfulness, or drama discovery. We’ll provide the tools. Bring your brain and a healthy dose of imagination.

Free with admission.

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Jul
26
4:00 PM16:00

The Little Prince: Opening Night & Gala!

When a Pilot’s sputtering plane strands him in the Sahara Desert, he meets a mysterious, regal Little Prince. The Little Prince tells the Pilot about his adventures through the galaxy. Often perplexed by the by the behaviors of grown-ups, the Little Prince talks to everyone he meets: a garden of roses, the Snake and a Fox who wishes to be tamed. From each he gains a unique insight which he shares with the Pilot: "What is essential is invisible to the eye.” By Rick Cummins and John Schoullar based on the book by Antoine St. Exupery, copyright 1943 and renewed 1971 by Harcourt Brace & Co. $10/ticket for all shows except opening night on July 26th. Purchase tickets online, by phone at (207) 828-1234, or stop by the front desk.

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The Little Prince
Jul
27
1:00 PM13:00

The Little Prince

When a Pilot’s sputtering plane strands him in the Sahara Desert, he meets a mysterious, regal Little Prince. The Little Prince tells the Pilot about his adventures through the galaxy. Often perplexed by the by the behaviors of grown-ups, the Little Prince talks to everyone he meets: a garden of roses, the Snake and a Fox who wishes to be tamed. From each he gains a unique insight which he shares with the Pilot: "What is essential is invisible to the eye.” By Rick Cummins and John Schoullar based on the book by Antoine St. Exupery, copyright 1943 and renewed 1971 by Harcourt Brace & Co. $10/ticket for all shows except opening night on July 26th. Purchase tickets online, by phone at (207) 828-1234, or stop by the front desk. 

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Jul
27
3:00 PM15:00

Star Show

Have you ever wondered how people long ago made sense of the night sky? Learn to identify a variety of constellations in our mini-planetarium and help tell ancient stories of what they represent. 

Free with admission


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Jul
27
4:00 PM16:00

The Little Prince

When a Pilot’s sputtering plane strands him in the Sahara Desert, he meets a mysterious, regal Little Prince. The Little Prince tells the Pilot about his adventures through the galaxy. Often perplexed by the by the behaviors of grown-ups, the Little Prince talks to everyone he meets: a garden of roses, the Snake and a Fox who wishes to be tamed. From each he gains a unique insight which he shares with the Pilot: "What is essential is invisible to the eye.” By Rick Cummins and John Schoullar based on the book by Antoine St. Exupery, copyright 1943 and renewed 1971 by Harcourt Brace & Co. $10/ticket for all shows except opening night on July 26th. Purchase tickets online, by phone at (207) 828-1234, or stop by the front desk.

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Jul
28
1:00 PM13:00

The Little Prince

When a Pilot’s sputtering plane strands him in the Sahara Desert, he meets a mysterious, regal Little Prince. The Little Prince tells the Pilot about his adventures through the galaxy. Often perplexed by the by the behaviors of grown-ups, the Little Prince talks to everyone he meets: a garden of roses, the Snake and a Fox who wishes to be tamed. From each he gains a unique insight which he shares with the Pilot: "What is essential is invisible to the eye.” By Rick Cummins and John Schoullar based on the book by Antoine St. Exupery, copyright 1943 and renewed 1971 by Harcourt Brace & Co. $10/ticket for all shows except opening night on July 26th. Purchase tickets online, by phone at (207) 828-1234, or stop by the front desk.

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Jul
28
3:00 PM15:00

Three Little Pigs Engineering

Three little pigs are in desperate need of some help constructing sturdy homes. Join us to find out what your materials will look like for the day (paper, popsicle sticks, silly straws?) and test your creations against the winds of The Big Bad Wolf herself.

Free with admission.

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Jul
28
4:00 PM16:00

The Little Prince

When a Pilot’s sputtering plane strands him in the Sahara Desert, he meets a mysterious, regal Little Prince. The Little Prince tells the Pilot about his adventures through the galaxy. Often perplexed by the by the behaviors of grown-ups, the Little Prince talks to everyone he meets: a garden of roses, the Snake and a Fox who wishes to be tamed. From each he gains a unique insight which he shares with the Pilot: "What is essential is invisible to the eye.” By Rick Cummins and John Schoullar based on the book by Antoine St. Exupery, copyright 1943 and renewed 1971 by Harcourt Brace & Co. $10/ticket for all shows except opening night on July 26th. Purchase tickets online, by phone at (207) 828-1234, or stop by the front desk.

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Jul
29
3:00 PM15:00

Buzz with the Bees

Over 4,000 honey bees work together in the Museum & Theatre hive to feed and care for each other. Meet our live honeybees and go on a dramatic journey as we act out the life of a bee from larvae to waggle dance (bees communicate by dancing!). 

Free with admission

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Jul
30
3:00 PM15:00

Fabulous Frogs

Meet our live bullfrog and green frog and go on a dramatic journey through their life cycle, from egg to full grown leaping amphibian. How did our frogs grow so big and strong?--watch a frog feeding to find out.

Free with admission.

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Aug
1
11:00 AM11:00

Urban Ecologists

Calling all young ecologists! Did you know ecosystems exist everywhere, even in cities like Portland? Come join us for scientific exploration as we investigate the tiny–and not so tiny–creatures that make their home in the Museum & Theatre’s urban backyard. 

Free with admission


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Aug
2
11:30 AM11:30

Star Show

Have you ever wondered how people long ago made sense of the night sky? Learn to identify a variety of constellations in our mini-planetarium and help tell ancient stories of what they represent. 

Free with admission


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Aug
2
4:00 PM16:00

The Little Prince

When a Pilot’s sputtering plane strands him in the Sahara Desert, he meets a mysterious, regal Little Prince. The Little Prince tells the Pilot about his adventures through the galaxy. Often perplexed by the by the behaviors of grown-ups, the Little Prince talks to everyone he meets: a garden of roses, the Snake and a Fox who wishes to be tamed. From each he gains a unique insight which he shares with the Pilot: "What is essential is invisible to the eye.” By Rick Cummins and John Schoullar based on the book by Antoine St. Exupery, copyright 1943 and renewed 1971 by Harcourt Brace & Co. $10/ticket for all shows except opening night on July 26th. Purchase tickets online, by phone at (207) 828-1234, or stop by the front desk.

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Aug
2
5:15 PM17:15

The Music for Many Project

Stop by for an evening of interactive singing, dancing and playing with Kind Kids Music by Rob Duquette featuring xylophone, ukulele, and special guests Amanda Panda and Muffy the Marionette. Generously supported by the Onion Foundation. 

Free with admission. 

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Aug
2
7:00 PM19:00

The Little Prince

When a Pilot’s sputtering plane strands him in the Sahara Desert, he meets a mysterious, regal Little Prince. The Little Prince tells the Pilot about his adventures through the galaxy. Often perplexed by the by the behaviors of grown-ups, the Little Prince talks to everyone he meets: a garden of roses, the Snake and a Fox who wishes to be tamed. From each he gains a unique insight which he shares with the Pilot: "What is essential is invisible to the eye.” By Rick Cummins and John Schoullar based on the book by Antoine St. Exupery, copyright 1943 and renewed 1971 by Harcourt Brace & Co. $10/ticket for all shows except opening night on July 26th. Purchase tickets online, by phone at (207) 828-1234, or stop by the front desk.

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Aug
3
1:00 PM13:00

The Little Prince

When a Pilot’s sputtering plane strands him in the Sahara Desert, he meets a mysterious, regal Little Prince. The Little Prince tells the Pilot about his adventures through the galaxy. Often perplexed by the by the behaviors of grown-ups, the Little Prince talks to everyone he meets: a garden of roses, the Snake and a Fox who wishes to be tamed. From each he gains a unique insight which he shares with the Pilot: "What is essential is invisible to the eye.” By Rick Cummins and John Schoullar based on the book by Antoine St. Exupery, copyright 1943 and renewed 1971 by Harcourt Brace & Co. $10/ticket for all shows except opening night on July 26th. Purchase tickets online, by phone at (207) 828-1234, or stop by the front desk.

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Aug
3
2:30 PM14:30

Touch Tank

Meet the live plants and animals that inhabit our touch tank as well as Casco Bay.  Use tools to test for temp and salinity and learn about each creatures vital place on our planet.  

Free with admission


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Aug
3
4:00 PM16:00

The Little Prince

When a Pilot’s sputtering plane strands him in the Sahara Desert, he meets a mysterious, regal Little Prince. The Little Prince tells the Pilot about his adventures through the galaxy. Often perplexed by the by the behaviors of grown-ups, the Little Prince talks to everyone he meets: a garden of roses, the Snake and a Fox who wishes to be tamed. From each he gains a unique insight which he shares with the Pilot: "What is essential is invisible to the eye.” By Rick Cummins and John Schoullar based on the book by Antoine St. Exupery, copyright 1943 and renewed 1971 by Harcourt Brace & Co. $10/ticket for all shows except opening night on July 26th. Purchase tickets online, by phone at (207) 828-1234, or stop by the front desk.

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Aug
4
1:00 PM13:00

The Little Prince

When a Pilot’s sputtering plane strands him in the Sahara Desert, he meets a mysterious, regal Little Prince. The Little Prince tells the Pilot about his adventures through the galaxy. Often perplexed by the by the behaviors of grown-ups, the Little Prince talks to everyone he meets: a garden of roses, the Snake and a Fox who wishes to be tamed. From each he gains a unique insight which he shares with the Pilot: "What is essential is invisible to the eye.” By Rick Cummins and John Schoullar based on the book by Antoine St. Exupery, copyright 1943 and renewed 1971 by Harcourt Brace & Co. $10/ticket for all shows except opening night on July 26th. Purchase tickets online, by phone at (207) 828-1234, or stop by the front desk.

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Aug
4
2:30 PM14:30

Three Little Pigs Engineering

Three little pigs are in desperate need of some help constructing sturdy homes.  Join us to find out what your materials will look like for the day (paper, popsicle sticks, silly straws?) and test your creations against the winds of The Big Bad Wolf herself.  

Free with admission.

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Aug
4
4:00 PM16:00

The Little Prince

When a Pilot’s sputtering plane strands him in the Sahara Desert, he meets a mysterious, regal Little Prince. The Little Prince tells the Pilot about his adventures through the galaxy. Often perplexed by the by the behaviors of grown-ups, the Little Prince talks to everyone he meets: a garden of roses, the Snake and a Fox who wishes to be tamed. From each he gains a unique insight which he shares with the Pilot: "What is essential is invisible to the eye.” By Rick Cummins and John Schoullar based on the book by Antoine St. Exupery, copyright 1943 and renewed 1971 by Harcourt Brace & Co. $10/ticket for all shows except opening night on July 26th. Purchase tickets online, by phone at (207) 828-1234, or stop by the front desk.

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Aug
5
11:00 AM11:00

Touch Tank

Meet the live plants and animals that inhabit our touch tank as well as Casco Bay.  Use tools to test for temp and salinity and learn about each creatures vital place on our planet.  

Free with admission.

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Aug
8
3:30 PM15:30

Sunflower Art Time

Did you know that sunflowers help can help clean contaminated soil with their root systems? Learn about sunflowers’ superpowers, gain inspiration from these vibrant flowers, and try your hand at creation your own rendition to take home. 

Free with admission


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Aug
10
3:00 PM15:00

Touch Tank

Meet the live plants and animals that inhabit our touch tank as well as Casco Bay. Use tools to test for temp and salinity and learn about each creatures’ vital place on our planet.

Free with admission.

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Aug
11
3:00 PM15:00

Ancient Egyptian Star Show

Like many humans throughout history, the Ancient Egyptians used the stars and stories surrounding them to explain natural phenomena like the changing seasons, weather, life, and death.  Imagine a world 7,500 years ago when civilizations were forming and take a look at the night sky from a whole new perspective.  

Free with admission


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Aug
12
to Aug 16

Folktale Camp

Venture into the world of make-believe as we act, sing, engineer, paint, and play our way through the magical world of fairy tales with a fun twist: we’re featuring stories with “threes.” Act out the Three Little Pigs on stage, watch an interactive puppet show of The Three Billy Goats Gruff, engineer a bed for each of the three bears, and sing a happier version of The Three Blind Mice nursery rhyme all while meeting at least three new friends! 

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Aug
12
to Aug 16

Monarch Butterfly Camp

In mid-summer, the milkweed grows tall all over Maine, and monarch butterflies are flying through our parks and meadows. Observe real caterpillars, observe metamorphosis in action and learn more about these fantastic creatures through dance, drama and art. Map the milkweed in our neighborhood. Champion these insects along their great migration to Mexico.

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Aug
12
2:00 PM14:00

Fabulous Frogs

Meet our live bullfrog and green frog and go on a dramatic journey through their life cycle, from egg to full grown leaping amphibian. How did our frogs grow so big and strong?--watch a frog feeding to find out.

Free with admission

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Aug
13
1:00 PM13:00

Sunflower Art Time

Did you know that sunflowers help can help clean contaminated soil with their root systems? Learn about sunflowers’ superpowers, gain inspiration from these vibrant flowers, and try your hand at creation your own rendition to take home. 

Free with admission


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Aug
14
11:00 AM11:00

Buzz with the Bees

Over 4,000 honey bees work together in the Museum & Theatre hive to feed and care for each other. Meet our live honeybees and go on a dramatic journey as we act out the life of a bee from larvae to waggle dance (bees communicate by dancing!). 

Free with admission


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Aug
15
3:30 PM15:30

Three Little Pigs Engineering

Three little pigs are in desperate need of some help constructing sturdy homes.  Join us to find out what your materials will look like for the day (paper, popsicle sticks, silly straws?) and test your creations against the winds of The Big Bad Wolf herself.  

Free with admission


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Aug
17
11:30 AM11:30

Paint a Lobster Buoy Workshop

Paint your own lobster buoy during this messy, hands-on workshop. Add your own unique design or paint of the classic Maine patterns. $18/buoy (Member’s receive 10% discount). Buoys measure approximately 5 by 11 inches.To sign up call (207) 828-1234 x 231, visit kitetails.org, or stop by the front desk today! 

Registration coming soon!

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Aug
17
2:00 PM14:00

Sunflower Art Time

Did you know that sunflowers help can help clean contaminated soil with their root systems? Learn about sunflowers’ superpowers, gain inspiration from these vibrant flowers, and try your hand at creation your own rendition to take home. 

Free with admission


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Aug
19
11:00 AM11:00

Three Little Pigs Engineering

Three little pigs are in desperate need of some help constructing sturdy homes.  Join us to find out what your materials will look like for the day (paper, popsicle sticks, silly straws?) and test your creations against the winds of The Big Bad Wolf herself.  

Free with admission

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Aug
20
11:00 AM11:00

Buzz with the Bees

Over 4,000 honey bees work together in the Museum & Theatre hive to feed and care for each other. Meet our live honeybees and go on a dramatic journey as we act out the life of a bee from larvae to waggle dance (bees communicate by dancing!). 

Free with admission


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Aug
21
10:30 AM10:30

Touch Tank

Meet the live plants and animals that inhabit our touch tank as well as Casco Bay. Use tools to test for temp and salinity and learn about each creatures’ vital place on our planet.

Free with admission.

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Aug
22
3:30 PM15:30

Sunflower Art Time

Did you know that sunflowers help can help clean contaminated soil with their root systems? Learn about sunflowers’ superpowers, gain inspiration from these vibrant flowers, and try your hand at creation your own rendition to take home. 

Free with admission.

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Aug
23
3:00 PM15:00

Ancient Egyptian Star Show

Like many humans throughout history, the Ancient Egyptians used the stars and stories surrounding them to explain natural phenomena like the changing seasons, weather, life, and death.  Imagine a world 7,500 years ago when civilizations were forming and take a look at the night sky from a whole new perspective.  

Free with admission.

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Aug
24
11:30 AM11:30

Paint a Lobster Buoy Workshop

Paint your own lobster buoy during this messy, hands-on workshop. Add your own unique design or paint of the classic Maine patterns. $18/buoy (Member’s receive 10% discount). Buoys measure approximately 5 by 11 inches.To sign up call (207) 828-1234 x 231, visit kitetails.org, or stop by the front desk today!

Registration coming soon!

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Aug
24
2:00 PM14:00

Cloud City: Into the Vapor Verse

Enter a whole new world among the clouds.  With an educator as your guide, each visitor is encouraged to explore their own path to learning and play.  Let the wind shape your journey through sensory, art, story, science, mindfulness, or drama discovery. We’ll provide the tools.  Bring your brain and a healthy dose of imagination.   

Free with admission

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Aug
25
3:00 PM15:00

Fabulous Frogs

Meet our live bullfrog and green frog and go on a dramatic journey through their life cycle, from egg to full grown leaping amphibian. How did our frogs grow so big and strong?--watch a frog feeding to find out.

Free with admission

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Aug
26
2:00 PM14:00

Touch Tank

Meet the live plants and animals that inhabit our touch tank as well as Casco Bay.  Use tools to test for temp and salinity and learn about each creatures’ vital place on our planet.  

Free with admission


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Aug
27
11:00 AM11:00

Cloud City Soundscapes

Inspired by the textures and ambiance of the Museum & Theatre’s newest exhibit, Cloud City, use a variety of musical instruments to create a musical creation full of rain, thunder, lightning, and wind. Join in and add to the music or explore and play along to our spontaneous soundtrack.   

Free with admission


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Aug
28
11:00 AM11:00

Buzz with the Bees

Over 4,000 honey bees work together in the Museum & Theatre hive to feed and care for each other. Meet our live honeybees and go on a dramatic journey as we act out the life of a bee from larvae to waggle dance (bees communicate by dancing!). 

Free with admission


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Jul
17
10:30 AM10:30

Star Show

Have you ever wondered how people long ago made sense of the night sky? Learn to identify a variety of constellations in our mini-planetarium and help tell ancient stories of what they represent. 

Free with admission


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Jul
16
2:00 PM14:00

Cloud City: Into the Vapor Verse

Enter a whole new world among the clouds.  With an educator as your guide, each visitor is encouraged to explore their own path to learning and play.  Let the wind shape your journey through sensory, art, story, science, mindfulness, or drama discovery. We’ll provide the tools.  Bring your brain and a healthy dose of imagination.   

Free with admission 


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Jul
15
2:00 PM14:00

Three Little Pigs Engineering

Three little pigs are in desperate need of some help constructing sturdy homes.  Join us to find out what your materials will look like for the day (paper, popsicle sticks, silly straws?) and test your creations against the winds of The Big Bad Wolf herself.  

Free with admission


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Jul
14
2:00 PM14:00

Cloud City: Into the Vapor Verse

Enter a whole new world among the clouds.  With an educator as your guide, each visitor is encouraged to explore their own path to learning and play.  Let the wind shape your journey through sensory, art, story, science, mindfulness, or drama discovery. We’ll provide the tools.  Bring your brain and a healthy dose of imagination.   

Free with admission

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Jul
12
2:00 PM14:00

Cloud City: Into the Vapor Verse

Enter a whole new world among the clouds. With an educator as your guide, each visitor is encouraged to explore their own path to learning and play. Let the wind shape your journey through sensory, art, story, science, mindfulness, or drama discovery. We’ll provide the tools. Bring your brain and a healthy dose of imagination.

Free with admission

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Jul
11
3:00 PM15:00

Fabulous Frogs

Meet our live bullfrog and green frog and go on a dramatic journey through their life cycle, from egg to full grown leaping amphibian. How did our frogs grow so big and strong?--watch a frog feeding to find out.

Free with admission

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Jul
10
1:00 PM13:00

Sunflower Art Time

Did you know that sunflowers help can help clean contaminated soil with their root systems? Learn about sunflowers’ superpowers, gain inspiration from these vibrant flowers, and try your hand at creation your own rendition to take home. 

Free with admission

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Three Little Pigs Engineering
Jul
9
2:00 PM14:00

Three Little Pigs Engineering

Three little pigs are in desperate need of some help constructing sturdy homes.  Join us to find out what your materials will look like for the day (paper, popsicle sticks, silly straws?) and test your creations against the winds of The Big Bad Wolf herself.  

Free with admission

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Jul
8
to Jul 12

'Create a Character' Theatre Camp

Explore the world of physical theatre through this introduction to Commedia dell’Arte. We will spend a week playing, exploring, and expressing through movement while meeting different characters of Italian masked theatre. We will also stretch our imaginations to create our own Commedia characters and design our own masks that we will share with friends and family in a special end of the week performance.

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Jul
7
3:00 PM15:00

Three Little Pigs Engineering

Three little pigs are in desperate need of some help constructing sturdy homes.  Join us to find out what your materials will look like for the day (paper, popsicle sticks, silly straws?) and test your creations against the winds of The Big Bad Wolf herself.  

Free with admission

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Jul
7
10:30 AM10:30

Star Show

Have you ever wondered how people long ago made sense of the night sky? Learn to identify a variety of constellations in our mini-planetarium and help tell ancient stories of what they represent. 

Free with admission

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Jul
6
3:00 PM15:00

Buzz with the Bees

Over 4,000 honey bees work together in the Museum & Theatre hive to feed and care for each other. Meet our live honeybees and go on a dramatic journey as we act out the life of a bee from larvae to waggle dance (bees communicate by dancing!). 

Free with admission

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