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Try Science! – Worm Investigations April 25, 2017 | 2:30 pm
Try Science! – Worm Investigations
April 25, 2017 | 2:30 pm

This month: We’re taking a close look at worms. We’ll learn about their life cycle, what they eat, and why they are important to plants and gardens.

About “Try Science!” Programs:  Try Science! is an early science program designed to introduce preschool aged children to concepts and content in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).  Parents and caregivers will get tips on how to encourage further STEM learning at home.  Each month features a new topic and a different hands-on activity.

This program is free with museum admission.

MAKING MASTERPIECES: Earth Day Bird Feeders April 26, 2017 | 2:30 pm
MAKING MASTERPIECES: Earth Day Bird Feeders
April 26, 2017 | 2:30 pm

This Month:  Help us celebrate Earth Day! We’ll learn how to reuse, recycle, and reduce as we make an artistic bird feeder for the spring.  Participants are encouraged to bring their own clean milk cartons and egg cartons to use in their creations.

About “Making Masterpieces” Programs:  This facilitated art program invites parents and caregivers to work with their pre-school aged child to create something special to take home.  Each month features a new project!

Cost:  $5.00 materials fee per child, plus museum admission (adults free)

Fertile Minds Gardening Time April 27, 2017 | 2:30 pm
Fertile Minds Gardening Time
April 27, 2017 | 2:30 pm

Join us as we prep for this year’s garden!

The Children’s Garden @ MHCM is where families learn about growing our own food and practice gardening techniques.

This program is free with museum admission.

Museum Showcase: Early Learning Junction April 28, 2017 | 2:30 pm
Museum Showcase: Early Learning Junction
April 28, 2017 | 2:30 pm

This guided play experience will give parents and kids new ideas of what do to in this popular exhibit space. We will focus on trains and read some fun train stories.  This program is free with paid museum admission.

Making Masterpieces: Mother’s Day Mosaics May 3, 2017 | 2:30 pm
Making Masterpieces: Mother’s Day Mosaics
May 3, 2017 | 2:30 pm

Mother’s Day is coming up!   Parents and caregivers are invited to bring their children to make a surprise present for mom- a lovely garden mosaic stepping stone! $5 materials cost per child (adults free)

Storytime! May 3, 2017 | 12:00 noon and 1:30 pm
Storytime!
May 3, 2017 | 12:00 noon and 1:30 pm

Join Ed, our special guest volunteer, as he makes some of his favorite stories come alive!  This program is best for children ages 3-5.  Free with museum admission.

Fertile Minds Gardening Time May 4, 2017 | 2:30 pm
Fertile Minds Gardening Time
May 4, 2017 | 2:30 pm

Join us as we prep for this year’s garden!

The Children’s Garden @ MHCM is where families learn about growing our own food and practice gardening techniques.

This program is free with museum admission.

Museum Showcase: Long, Long Ago May 5, 2017 | 2:30 pm
Museum Showcase: Long, Long Ago
May 5, 2017 | 2:30 pm

What is that giant skeleton that greets you as you come up the museum’s staircase?  It’s the Hyde Park Mastodon!  We’ll learn about the Mastodon and how the remains of this giant creature were unearthed nearby.  Then we’ll do a hands-on paleontology activity. This program is included with museum admission.

Afternoon ABC 123: Alphabet Trail May 9, 2017 | 2:30pm
Afternoon ABC 123: Alphabet Trail
May 9, 2017 | 2:30pm

This month we’re going on a walk all the way from A to Z!  As we stroll around the museum, we will stop at objects that start with each of the 26 letters. Parents are invited to bring a camera so that they can make their very own photographic alphabet book of their child.

About Afternoon ABC 123 Programs:  This early literacy and math program features a playground format to engage both toddlers and their parents/caregivers in song, stories, and hands-on projects.  Parents will get take-home ideas to support early learning in the home.  Each month has a different theme!

This program is free with museum admission.

Storytime! May 10, 2017 | 12:00 noon and 1:30 pm
Storytime!
May 10, 2017 | 12:00 noon and 1:30 pm

Join Ed, our special guest volunteer, as he makes some of his favorite stories come alive!  This program is best for children ages 3-5.  Free with museum admission.