Summer Programs

New for 2018! 

This summer MHCM is expanding its summer programming!   Check out our new line-up of classes, workshops, live shows and drop-in programs!

 

Baby Moves (Class)

This early morning movement and baby sign language class is designed for pre-walking babies (up to 12 months) and their parent/caregiver.

Offered Tuesday and Thursday mornings before the Museum opens to the public from 9:00 am – 9:30 am in July and August.

Maximum 30 people per class

Cost: $8.00 per parent-child pair (NOTE: does not include Museum admission)

Yoga mats provided (one per parent-child pair) or you may bring your own

 

Toddler Time (Class)

This morning playgroup program will feature circle time with stories, songs, movement and sensory play.  This class is designed for early walkers and toddlers (children ages 12 months to 36 months) and their parent/caregiver.

Offered Wednesday and Friday mornings from 9:30 am – 10:15 am in July and August

Maximum 30 people per class.

Cost: $5.00 per child, plus Museum admission

 

Move and Groove (Class)

This “fitness and fun” class invites preschoolers and parents/caregivers to get moving through dance, pantomime, stretching and games.

Offered Sunday mornings from 11:00 am to 11:45 am and Monday mornings from 10:00 am – 10:40 am in July and August

Maximum 40 people per class.

Cost: $5.00 per child, plus Museum admission

 

Science Lab (Workshop)

Designed for children ages 4 to 6 and their parent/caregiver, Science Lab will introduce basic engineering, tinkering, coding, flight, robotics and ecology concepts and projects.

2 workshops per week:   Thursday morning from 11:00 am – 11:45 am and Thursday afternoon from 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm in July and August

Workshop location:  MHCM Pavilion

Maximum 40 people per class

Cost: $9.00 per child, plus Museum admission.  Includes materials and supplies.

 

Foodology (Workshop)

In this workshop children ages 4 to 6 and their parent/caregiver will explore the fascinating world of food science.  Wacky workshop topics include bubblegum making, pickling, dough works and more!

Two workshops per week:  Tuesday morning from 11:00 am – 11:45 am and Tuesday afternoon from 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm in July and August

Workshop location:  MHCM Pavilion

Maximum 40 people per class

Cost: $9.00 per child, plus Museum admission.  Includes materials and supplies.

 

Picasso’s Palette (Workshop)

Become inspired by famous artists and learn their signature styles in this workshop designed for children ages 4 to 6 and their parent/caregiver.

Two workshops per week:  Wednesday morning from 11:00 am – 11:45 am and Wednesday afternoon from 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm in July and August

Workshop location:  MHCM Pavilion

Maximum 40 people per class

Cost: $9.00 per child, plus Museum admission.  Includes materials and supplies.

 

Fun-tastic Fridays! (Live Show)

There’s no better way to end the week than with a zany live show that features surprises and science!

Offered every Friday in July and August at 2:00 pm

Workshop location:  MHCM Pavilion

Cost: $3.00 per person, plus Museum admission

 

Free Summer Drop-in Programs

Storytime with Ed – Mondays at 12:00 noon and 1:30 pm; Wednesdays at 11:30 am and 1:00 pm

Kids Kitchen – Mondays at 3:00 pm at the Poughkeepsie Waterfront Market (Pavilion)

Fertile Minds Gardening Time – Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1:00 pm

Try Science – Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 3:30 pm

 

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