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Making Masterpieces: Corn Husk Dolls November 22, 2017 | 2:30pm
Making Masterpieces: Corn Husk Dolls
November 22, 2017 | 2:30pm

This facilitated art program invites parents and caregivers to work with their pre-school aged children to create something special to take home! Each month features a new project!

This traditional craft was practiced by both Native Americans and European Settlers. Join us and make your own beautiful doll.

Cost: $5.00 materials fee per child (adults free)

 

Thanksgiving – Museum Closed November 23, 2017
Thanksgiving – Museum Closed
November 23, 2017
Puppet Maker Lab November 24, 2017 | 11:00am - 12:30pm
Puppet Maker Lab
November 24, 2017 | 11:00am - 12:30pm

What personality will your puppet have? We’re turning the program room into a puppet making studio. Drop-in and visit different stations to create the perfect eyes, mouth, nose and body of a totally creative felt hand puppet.

Cost: $5.00 for one child (age 5-7) and caregiver.

 

StarLab: What’s That Constellation? November 24, 2017 | 2:30pm and 4:00 pm
StarLab: What’s That Constellation?
November 24, 2017 | 2:30pm and 4:00 pm

Journey into the museum’s StarLab Planetarium to learn basic astronomy concepts. After the program you’ll be able to find real constellations in the night sky!

$3 per person, plus museum admission.  Please note:  Space is Limited.

Try Science! – Yuck, Germs! November 28, 2017 | 2:30 pm
Try Science! – Yuck, Germs!
November 28, 2017 | 2:30 pm

Try Science! is our new 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.

November theme:  “Yuck, Germs!”  – This month we’ll be learning about teeny tiny creatures that are too small to see but can sometimes make us sick.  We’ll experiment with special black light markings that show how germs can spread from one kid to another.  We’ll also learn about the good side of microscopic creatures by experimenting with yeast.

This program is free with museum admission.

New Exhibition Preview for MHCM Members November 29, 2017 | 5:30 PM - 7 PM
New Exhibition Preview for MHCM Members
November 29, 2017 | 5:30 PM - 7 PM

MHCM Members are invited to an exclusive after-hours sneak peek of our new exhibition, “Tell Me a Story.”

Scale a climbing wall, zip down a slide or hang out on a cargo net hammock high above the Museum’s main stairway! “Tell Me a Story” invites storytelling through physical play.

This event is free for MHCM Members. Valid membership cards required. Library passes not valid for special events.

Not an MHCM Member yet? Join today!

Celebration of Lights Party with Holiday Stories December 1, 2017 | 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Celebration of Lights Party with Holiday Stories
December 1, 2017 | 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join us after-hours for our annual Celebration of Lights party with holiday stories!

As is tradition for this event, we will be offering special hands-on activities, including book and puppet making stations, and a gourmet hot chocolate bar with snacks.

Special guests will be on hand to read holiday and winter storybook favorites. Plus, MHCM’s newest exhibition, “Tell Me a Story” opens this day!

TICKETS:
MHCM Members: $8.00
Non-Members: $12.00

 

Purchase tickets here.

Tell Me a Story – Exhibition Grand Opening Weekend December 1, 2017 | All Day
Tell Me a Story – Exhibition Grand Opening Weekend
December 1, 2017 | All Day

Join us as we celebrate the Grand Opening of our newest exhibition, “Tell Me a Story.” Special hands-on activities are included with museum admission all weekend long!

“Tell Me a Story” includes several new climbing elements, slides, and tunnels to encourage physical play. In “Long, Long Ago,” children are invited to navigate a child-friendly climbing wall, tiptoe through cat-walks, scoot down a new slide and hang out in a cargo net suspended over the Museum’s main stairway. “The High Seas” features a new pirate ship structure with climbing nets, a slide, a scarf cannon, a main sail to hoist and hidden treasure to encourage storytelling tales of adventure. “Center Stage” invites families to create and perform their own theatrical presentations. The “Story Box” is the world’s first book-making sandbox and invites families to create silly “stop motion” stories using their smartphones.

“Tell Me a Story” was developed with support from the H.W. Wilson Foundation and the Charlotte Cunneen-Hackett Charitable Trust, and gifts made to the Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum’s Annual Fund.

Family Free Night December 16, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Family Free Night
December 16, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
MHCM is open late and admission is FREE from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm on the THIRD Saturday of every month. Please note:  this event is intended for families with children ages 0-6. 
Parent supervision is required at all times.
Family Free Nights are sponsored by M&T Bank. Come play!!
Women’s Professional Network January 9, 2018 | 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Women’s Professional Network
January 9, 2018 | 5:30pm - 7:30pm

The Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum is proud to partner with the Women’s Professional Network for monthly programming for professional women on the second Tuesday of each month.

For more information, visit: https://www.facebook.com/wpnhv/