Sep
24
11:15 AM11:15

Plexi-glass Portraits

Hold up a piece of plexi-glass to your caregiver’s face. Then trace their eyes, ears, nose, and mouth to create a two-dimensional rendition. Try an extra challenge and have your muse make a grumpy face or silly face for you to copy. 

Free with admission.

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Sep
24
1:30 PM13:30

Buzz with Bees

Over 4,000 honey bees work together in the Museum & Theatre hive to feed and care for each other. Meet our live honeybees, learn about the job of a beekeeper and go on a dramatic pollination journey. 

Free with admission.

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Sep
25
3:30 PM15:30

Pebble Meditation Practice

To meditate is to think quietly about something. Together, we’ll practice a special pebble meditation by choosing and decorating four special stones representing important things in your life. Then, you’ll focus on breathing as you connect with your body and the world around you. 

Free with admission.

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Sep
26
3:30 PM15:30

Meet the Actors

Meet the actors of our upcoming production of Stuart Little and join us for a theatre game or two. Find out more about what it’s like behind the scenes of a Museum & Theatre main stage production. 

Free with admission.

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Sep
28
11:00 AM11:00

Slime Time

You certainly know it when you see it, but what is slime?  Grab your goggles and experiment with the unique physical properties that make slime so appealing to the senses!

Free with admission.

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Sep
28
3:30 PM15:30

Screen Printing Workshop

Let's get creative as we explore the process of screen printing! Create your own design out of pre-cut shapes, then screen print onto a small tote bag perfect for fall library trips, farmer's market adventures, or swim class. 

$10/tote bag. Click here to purchase your tickets online, call 828-1234 ext. 231, or stop by the front desk to get your tickets! (Museum & Theatre members receive 10% off.)

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Oct
2
11:00 AM11:00

Dumpling Making with Confucius Institute

All ages are invited to join us in the kitchen to make Chinese dumplings. Members of the University of Maine’s Confucius Institute will be leading us in making two styles of dumplings (one vegetarian and one meat). After the dumplings cook, all are welcome to try a dumpling and taste our good work.  

Free with admission.

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Oct
4
5:00 PM17:00

$2 First Friday 5-8PM

To best serve our community, we are open extended hours on the first Friday of every month from 5-8pm for $2/person. We strive to share the Museum & Theatre experience at an affordable rate with families who may not be able to visit during regular business hours. Members and children under eighteen months are always admitted free.

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Oct
5
2:00 PM14:00

Painted Pennants

Let your creative flag fly! Create your own design on a fabric pennant flag. Design a complicated coat of arms, show some team spirit, or just explore spreading paint onto your own triangular flag.

Free with admission.

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Oct
5
2:30 PM14:30

Monster Mash Ice Cream (R$)

Ice Cream Monsters get ready to measure and mix simple ingredients to make ice cream from scratch. Mash in a mixture of natural food dye and spooky sprinkles to top off your scoop of ice cream. All ice cream chefs get a big scoop to eat!

$7/ child ice cream chef. (Members get a 10% discount). Register online, call (207) 828-1234, or stop by the front desk.

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Oct
6
11:30 AM11:30

Monster Mash Ice Cream (R$)

Ice Cream Monsters get ready to measure and mix simple ingredients to make ice cream from scratch. Mash in a mixture of natural food dye and spooky sprinkles to top off your scoop of ice cream. All ice cream chefs get a big scoop to eat!

$7/ child ice cream chef. (Members get a 10% discount). Register online, call (207) 828-1234, or stop by the front desk.

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Oct
9
3:30 PM15:30

Painted Pennants

Let your creative flag fly! Create your own design on a fabric pennant flag. Design a complicated coat of arms, show some team spirit, or just explore spreading paint onto your own triangular flag.

Free with admission.

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Oct
10
3:30 PM15:30

Meet the Actors

Meet the actors of our upcoming production of Stuart Little and join us for a theatre game or two. Find out more about what it’s like behind the scenes of a Museum & Theatre main stage production. 

Free with admission.

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Oct
12
2:00 PM14:00

Miniature Haunted House Workshop (R$)

Celebrate the spooky season with a hands-on, messy workshop. Starting with a pre-fabricated 11’’ x 15’’ dollhouse, outfit your house with furniture, appliances, and more. Don’t forget ghosts, ghouls, and creatures to live inside.

$20 per house (members receive a 10% discount). Purchase tickets online, in person at the front desk, or by calling (207) 828-1234, ext. 231.

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Oct
13
11:30 AM11:30

Monster Mash Ice Cream (R$)

Ice Cream Monsters get ready to measure and mix simple ingredients to make ice cream from scratch. Mash in a mixture of natural food dye and spooky sprinkles to top off your scoop of ice cream. All ice cream chefs get a big scoop to eat!

$7/ child ice cream chef. (Members get a 10% discount). Register online, call (207) 828-1234, or stop by the front desk.

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Oct
14
10:30 AM10:30

Book Reading: Kunu's Basket

Join us to read Kunu's Basket: A Story from Indian Island by Lee DeCora Francis.This story about perseverance when faced with a challenge also includes a note about the importance of tradition and basket making in Penobscot Nation culture. This book is recommended for ages 8-12.

Free with admission.

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Oct
14
2:00 PM14:00

Book Reading: Kunu's Basket

Join us to read Kunu's Basket: A Story from Indian Island by Lee DeCora Francis.This story about perseverance when faced with a challenge also includes a note about the importance of tradition and basket making in Penobscot Nation culture. This book is recommended for ages 8-12.

Free with admission.

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Oct
15
11:15 AM11:15

Painting Blue

Explore how artists use the color blue as we mix various shades of blue paint to create our own blue masterpieces. What happens when you add white paint to blue paint? What happens when you add black? We’ll explore all things ombre during this experiential program. 

Free with admission.

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Oct
16
10:15 AM10:15

Teensy Weensy Theatre Class for 3-5 Year Olds: Halloween Tales ($R)

The Teensy Weensy Acting Program is an opportunity for 3 to 5 year olds to gain confidence to tell stories with the help of music, puppets, and props.  In this session, we will celebrate Halloween with some spooky stories and creative costumes. Family and friends are invited to join on the last day of class for a special 11am performance of our original spooky story.

This class is designed for ages 3-5. Classes run 10/16, 10/23, 10/30 and 11/6. Early registration is encouraged. Register online, call (207) 828-1234, or stop by the front desk.

$75 per 4 week session. Members always receive 10% off.

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Oct
16
3:30 PM15:30

Great Cooking Challenge Class for 5-9 year old Chefs [Mythical Creature Edition] (R$)

Dragons, mermaids, unicorns, and ogres.  Design and cook recipes such as dragon chips and mermaid soda and create a fantastic feast! This class is designed for ages 5-9.

Classes run 10/16, 10/23, 10/30 and 11/6. Early registration is encouraged. Register online, call (207) 828-1234, or stop by the front desk.

$75 per 4 week session. Members always receive 10% off.

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Oct
17
3:30 PM15:30

Ukulele Class for 5-9 Year Olds (R$)

Jump into the world of ukuleles! Learn basic rhythm patterns with help from shakers and bells. Then tune up and start strumming the ukulele as we learn basic chords to strum along to the classic songs. Participants will need a ukulele for the duration of the class. Please email Lily at lily@kitetails.org with instrument questions.

This class is designed for ages 5-9. Classes run 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, and 11/7. Early registration is encouraged. Register online, call (207) 828-1234, or stop by the front desk.

$90 per 4 week session. Members always receive 10% off.

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Oct
17
4:00 PM16:00

MAIN STAGE PRODUCTION: Stuart Little Opening Night and Gala Celebration! ($18)

Stuart Little is an extraordinary mouse born to a quite ordinary family in New York City. Stuart grows up adventuring through New York by saving wedding rings from drains, racing toy boats in Central Park, and out-witting the family cat Snowball, until the arrival of a songbird who changes his life. After she flies away, Stuart sets out on a quest to find his friend.

Based on the book by E.B. White and adapted for the stage by Joseph Robinette, performed with permission by Dramatic Publishing Company of Woodstock, IL and performed for all ages by our company of young actors.

$18/ ticket includes gala celebration with actors after the performance (Museum & Theatre members receive 10% off). Purchase tickets online, by phone at (207) 828-1234, or stop by the front desk.

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Oct
18
4:00 PM16:00

MAIN STAGE PRODUCTION: Stuart Little ($10)

Stuart Little is an extraordinary mouse born to a quite ordinary family in New York City. Stuart grows up adventuring through New York by saving wedding rings from drains, racing toy boats in Central Park, and out-witting the family cat Snowball, until the arrival of a songbird who changes his life. After she flies away, Stuart sets out on a quest to find his friend.

Based on the book by E.B. White and adapted for the stage by Joseph Robinette, performed with permission by Dramatic Publishing Company of Woodstock, IL and performed for all ages by our company of young actors.

$10/ ticket (Museum & Theatre members receive 10% off). Purchase tickets online, by phone at (207) 828-1234, or stop by the front desk.

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Oct
19
1:00 PM13:00

MAIN STAGE PRODUCTION: Stuart Little ($10)

Stuart Little is an extraordinary mouse born to a quite ordinary family in New York City. Stuart grows up adventuring through New York by saving wedding rings from drains, racing toy boats in Central Park, and out-witting the family cat Snowball, until the arrival of a songbird who changes his life. After she flies away, Stuart sets out on a quest to find his friend.

Based on the book by E.B. White and adapted for the stage by Joseph Robinette, performed with permission by Dramatic Publishing Company of Woodstock, IL and performed for all ages by our company of young actors.

$10/ ticket (Museum & Theatre members receive 10% off). Purchase tickets online, by phone at (207) 828-1234, or stop by the front desk.

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Oct
19
4:00 PM16:00

MAIN STAGE PRODUCTION: Stuart Little ($10)

Stuart Little is an extraordinary mouse born to a quite ordinary family in New York City. Stuart grows up adventuring through New York by saving wedding rings from drains, racing toy boats in Central Park, and out-witting the family cat Snowball, until the arrival of a songbird who changes his life. After she flies away, Stuart sets out on a quest to find his friend.

Based on the book by E.B. White and adapted for the stage by Joseph Robinette, performed with permission by Dramatic Publishing Company of Woodstock, IL and performed for all ages by our company of young actors.

$10/ ticket (Museum & Theatre members receive 10% off). Purchase tickets online, by phone at (207) 828-1234, or stop by the front desk.

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Oct
20
10:45 AM10:45

Diwali Celebration

Join us to celebrate Diwali, the Hindu celebration of light. Although this holiday is celebrated differently across the many regions of India and places all over the globe, the universal theme is good triumphing over evil. Join us at the Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine to see how Hindu families celebrate in Maine by making clay lamps called diyas, designing henna tattoos, and snacking on traditional foods! 

Free with admission

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Oct
20
1:00 PM13:00

MAIN STAGE PRODUCTION: Stuart Little ($10)

Stuart Little is an extraordinary mouse born to a quite ordinary family in New York City. Stuart grows up adventuring through New York by saving wedding rings from drains, racing toy boats in Central Park, and out-witting the family cat Snowball, until the arrival of a songbird who changes his life. After she flies away, Stuart sets out on a quest to find his friend.

Based on the book by E.B. White and adapted for the stage by Joseph Robinette, performed with permission by Dramatic Publishing Company of Woodstock, IL and performed for all ages by our company of young actors.

$10/ ticket (Museum & Theatre members receive 10% off). Purchase tickets online, by phone at (207) 828-1234, or stop by the front desk.

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Oct
20
4:00 PM16:00

MAIN STAGE PRODUCTION: Stuart Little ($10)

Stuart Little is an extraordinary mouse born to a quite ordinary family in New York City. Stuart grows up adventuring through New York by saving wedding rings from drains, racing toy boats in Central Park, and out-witting the family cat Snowball, until the arrival of a songbird who changes his life. After she flies away, Stuart sets out on a quest to find his friend.

Based on the book by E.B. White and adapted for the stage by Joseph Robinette, performed with permission by Dramatic Publishing Company of Woodstock, IL and performed for all ages by our company of young actors.

$10/ ticket (Museum & Theatre members receive 10% off). Purchase tickets online, by phone at (207) 828-1234, or stop by the front desk.

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Oct
24
4:00 PM16:00

MAIN STAGE PRODUCTION: Stuart Little ($10)

Stuart Little is an extraordinary mouse born to a quite ordinary family in New York City. Stuart grows up adventuring through New York by saving wedding rings from drains, racing toy boats in Central Park, and out-witting the family cat Snowball, until the arrival of a songbird who changes his life. After she flies away, Stuart sets out on a quest to find his friend.

Based on the book by E.B. White and adapted for the stage by Joseph Robinette, performed with permission by Dramatic Publishing Company of Woodstock, IL and performed for all ages by our company of young actors.

$10/ ticket (Museum & Theatre members receive 10% off). Purchase tickets online, by phone at (207) 828-1234, or stop by the front desk.

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Oct
25
4:00 PM16:00

MAIN STAGE PRODUCTION: Stuart Little ($10)

Stuart Little is an extraordinary mouse born to a quite ordinary family in New York City. Stuart grows up adventuring through New York by saving wedding rings from drains, racing toy boats in Central Park, and out-witting the family cat Snowball, until the arrival of a songbird who changes his life. After she flies away, Stuart sets out on a quest to find his friend.

Based on the book by E.B. White and adapted for the stage by Joseph Robinette, performed with permission by Dramatic Publishing Company of Woodstock, IL and performed for all ages by our company of young actors.

$10/ ticket (Museum & Theatre members receive 10% off). Purchase tickets online, by phone at (207) 828-1234, or stop by the front desk.

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Oct
26
1:00 PM13:00

MAIN STAGE PRODUCTION: Stuart Little ($10)

Stuart Little is an extraordinary mouse born to a quite ordinary family in New York City. Stuart grows up adventuring through New York by saving wedding rings from drains, racing toy boats in Central Park, and out-witting the family cat Snowball, until the arrival of a songbird who changes his life. After she flies away, Stuart sets out on a quest to find his friend.

Based on the book by E.B. White and adapted for the stage by Joseph Robinette, performed with permission by Dramatic Publishing Company of Woodstock, IL and performed for all ages by our company of young actors.

$10/ ticket (Museum & Theatre members receive 10% off). Purchase tickets online, by phone at (207) 828-1234, or stop by the front desk.

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Oct
26
4:00 PM16:00

MAIN STAGE PRODUCTION: Stuart Little ($10)

Stuart Little is an extraordinary mouse born to a quite ordinary family in New York City. Stuart grows up adventuring through New York by saving wedding rings from drains, racing toy boats in Central Park, and out-witting the family cat Snowball, until the arrival of a songbird who changes his life. After she flies away, Stuart sets out on a quest to find his friend.

Based on the book by E.B. White and adapted for the stage by Joseph Robinette, performed with permission by Dramatic Publishing Company of Woodstock, IL and performed for all ages by our company of young actors.

$10/ ticket (Museum & Theatre members receive 10% off). Purchase tickets online, by phone at (207) 828-1234, or stop by the front desk.

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Oct
26
5:30 PM17:30

Play Your Way Trick or Treat Night

Come experience the Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine and celebrate Halloween during a low-key, inclusive playtime for children with sensory integration differences. Stop by trick or treat stations throughout the Museum & Theatre and play in the exhibits with your family. This is a perfect time for families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down syndrome, Sensory Processing Disorder, or other challenges to experience the Museum & Theatre and Trick or Treat in a warm and inviting space.

A limited number of visitors will be admitted to ensure a calm and welcoming play environment. Now FREE thanks to our long-time partner WEX! To register, call 207-828-1234, stop by the front desk, or click here.

Questions about sensory programming at the Museum & Theatre? Contact Lily at 207-828-1234 x227 or lily@kitetails.org

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Oct
27
1:00 PM13:00

MAIN STAGE PRODUCTION: Stuart Little ($10)

Stuart Little is an extraordinary mouse born to a quite ordinary family in New York City. Stuart grows up adventuring through New York by saving wedding rings from drains, racing toy boats in Central Park, and out-witting the family cat Snowball, until the arrival of a songbird who changes his life. After she flies away, Stuart sets out on a quest to find his friend.

Based on the book by E.B. White and adapted for the stage by Joseph Robinette, performed with permission by Dramatic Publishing Company of Woodstock, IL and performed for all ages by our company of young actors.

$10/ ticket (Museum & Theatre members receive 10% off). Purchase tickets online, by phone at (207) 828-1234, or stop by the front desk.

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Oct
27
4:00 PM16:00

MAIN STAGE PRODUCTION: Stuart Little ($10)

Stuart Little is an extraordinary mouse born to a quite ordinary family in New York City. Stuart grows up adventuring through New York by saving wedding rings from drains, racing toy boats in Central Park, and out-witting the family cat Snowball, until the arrival of a songbird who changes his life. After she flies away, Stuart sets out on a quest to find his friend.

Based on the book by E.B. White and adapted for the stage by Joseph Robinette, performed with permission by Dramatic Publishing Company of Woodstock, IL and performed for all ages by our company of young actors.

$10/ ticket (Museum & Theatre members receive 10% off). Purchase tickets online, by phone at (207) 828-1234, or stop by the front desk.

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Oct
29
3:00 PM15:00

Mainstage Auditions: The Velveteen Rabbit and The Frog Prince

Immediate auditions for our winter production of The Velveteen Rabbit (December 5-15) and early bird auditions for our February production of The Frog Prince. Actors ages 8-17 interested in auditioning are asked to prepare a one minute monologue, poem, or song to perform. Auditions are first come, first serve, and actors do not need to stay for the full two hours. We ask that a parent or guardian accompany actors to the audition to fill out the necessary calendars and paperwork. Email allison@kitetails.org for calendars or an alternative audition time.

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Oct
30
3:00 PM15:00

Mainstage Auditions: The Velveteen Rabbit and The Frog Prince

Immediate auditions for our winter production of The Velveteen Rabbit (December 5-15) and early bird auditions for our February production of The Frog Prince. Actors ages 8-17 interested in auditioning are asked to prepare a one minute monologue, poem, or song to perform. Auditions are first come, first serve, and actors do not need to stay for the full two hours. We ask that a parent or guardian accompany actors to the audition to fill out the necessary calendars and paperwork. Email allison@kitetails.org for calendars or an alternative audition time.

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Nov
1
5:00 PM17:00

$2 First Friday 5-8PM

To best serve our community, we are open extended hours on the first Friday of every month from 5-8pm for $2/person. We strive to share the Museum & Theatre experience at an affordable rate with families who may not be able to visit during regular business hours. Members and children under eighteen months are always admitted free.

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Dec
6
5:00 PM17:00

$2 First Friday 5-8PM

To best serve our community, we are open extended hours on the first Friday of every month from 5-8pm for $2/person. We strive to share the Museum & Theatre experience at an affordable rate with families who may not be able to visit during regular business hours. Members and children under eighteen months are always admitted free.

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Sep
21
10:00 AM10:00

Smithsonian Museum Day: Music!

Celebrate Museum Day at the Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine

Museum Day is an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian Magazine. Participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide free entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket.

Download your Museum Day Ticket here!

The Museum Day ticket provides free admission for two people on Saturday, September 21, 2019.

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Sep
19
4:00 PM16:00

Brownfield Remediation Process Public Meeting / Open House

The Museum + Theatre owns 1.114 acres on Thompson’s Point in Portland, Maine – the site of our future home. Through a process of brownfield remediation, the Museum + Theatre will revitalize and redevelop this land for public benefit. The Museum + Theatre will host a public comment period from September 11 – October 1, 2019 and a public meeting/open house on September 19, 2019 from 4PM – 6PM and the Museum + Theatre (142 Free Street, Portland, Maine). Additional information can be found in this pdf.

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Sep
18
3:30 PM15:30

Great Cooking Challenge Class [Secret Ingredient Edition!]

Battle recipes to make the tastiest pizza, pasta, cookies, and ice cream.  Each week, a secret ingredient will be revealed that we’ll incorporate into a classic. Dive in, measure, mix, and master in this cooking extravaganza. This class is designed for ages 5-9. Classes run 9/18, 9/25, 10/2 and 10/9. Early registration is encouraged. Click here to register online, call (207) 828-1234, or stop by the front desk.

$75 per 4 week session. Members always receive 10% off.

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Sep
18
10:15 AM10:15

Teensy Weensy Theatre Class for 3-5 Year Olds: Fairy Tale Theatre

The Teensy Weensy Acting Program is an opportunity for 3 to 5 year olds to gain confidence to tell stories with the help of music, puppets, and props.  In this session, we will create our own fairy tale complete with princesses, knights, dragons and fairies! Family and friends are invited to join on the last day of class for a special 11am performance of our original fairy tale.

This class is designed for ages 3-5. Classes run 9/18, 9/25, 10/2 and 10/9. Early registration is encouraged. Click here to register online, call (207) 828-1234, or stop by the front desk.

$75 per 4 week session. Members always receive 10% off.

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Sep
17
1:30 PM13:30

Buzz with Bees

Over 4,000 honey bees work together in the Museum & Theatre hive to feed and care for each other. Meet our live honeybees, learn about the job of a beekeeper and go on a dramatic pollination journey. 

Free with admission.

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Sep
14
10:30 AM10:30

Chinese Moon Festival

Come celebrate the end of the harvest and the joy of family at this year’s Chinese Moon Festival. Join members of the University of Southern Maine’s Confucius Institute to make traditional Chinese dumplings, try your hand at writing Chinese calligraphy, and taste the sweet treat inspired by the holiday--mooncakes--and made a Moon Festival Craft to take home!

Generously sponsored by the USM’s Confucius Institute.

Free with admission.

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