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Read Across America – Diversity Day March 2, 2017 | 12:00 noon, 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm
Read Across America – Diversity Day
March 2, 2017 | 12:00 noon, 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm

Join us as we celebrate the 18th Annual Read Across America Day at the Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum with three fun-filled days of special Storytime readings, guest readers and local authors.

Diversity Day – Volunteers from the United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region will read beloved children’s books that celebrate people’s differences and all the great qualities that bring us together.

There will be three sessions:  12:00 noon, 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm

This program is free with museum admission.

Read Across America – Susanna Leonard Hill Day March 3, 2017 | 3:30 pm
Read Across America – Susanna Leonard Hill Day
March 3, 2017 | 3:30 pm

Join us as we celebrate the 18th Annual Read Across America Day at the Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum with three fun-filled days of special Storytime readings, guest readers and local authors.

Susanna Leonard Hill Day – Susanna Leonard Hill, author of many great children’s books, including April Fool, Phyllis! and Can’t Sleep Without Sheep will read at a special Storytime event.

This program is free with museum admission.

Read Across America Day – Storytime and Buddy Reading March 3, 2017 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Read Across America Day – Storytime and Buddy Reading
March 3, 2017 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join us as we celebrate the 18th Annual Read Across America Day at the Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum with three fun-filled days of special Storytime readings, guest readers and local authors.

The Marist Literary Arts Society will be on hand for a special Storytime program followed by buddy reading.

This program is free with museum admission.

Read Across America – Ladybug Girl Day! March 4, 2017 | 3:00 pm and 4:00 pm
Read Across America – Ladybug Girl Day!
March 4, 2017 | 3:00 pm and 4:00 pm

Join us as we celebrate the 18th Annual Read Across America Day at the Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum with three fun-filled days of special Storytime readings, guest readers and local authors.

Ladybug Girl Day – Jacky Davis and David Soman, author and illustrator of Ladybug Girl will read and demonstrate how their wonderful illustrations are drawn.  Children will be able to have their pictures taken with a Ladybug Girl costume character.

There will be two sessions:  3:00 pm and 4:00 pm

This program is free with museum admission.

WPN Celebration of International Women’s Day March 7, 2017 | 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
WPN Celebration of International Women’s Day
March 7, 2017 | 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join the Women’s Professional Network (WPN) for their Celebration of International Women’s Day.

Jennifer Iannolo, a global keynote speaker, growth strategist and business advisor, successful author, and women’s empowerment advocate will be the keynote speaker. Following Jennifer’s presentation, there will be a Q&A session, discussion of women’s empowerment issues and networking session. Don’t forget your bring business cards!

Hor o’euvres provided by The Chocolate Mousse.

Advanced ticket purchase is recommended. Free Parking at MHCM

Afternoon ABC 123: Leprechaun Treasure Hunt March 7, 2017 | 2:30 pm
Afternoon ABC 123: Leprechaun Treasure Hunt
March 7, 2017 | 2:30 pm

This month:  Leprechaun #10 has lost his nine friends.  We need to county the green footprints as we follow the trail to the gold!  Children are invited to bring 9 of something from home for a special show-and-tell (example:  9 paperclips, 9 shells, or maybe 9 chocolate bars for Mr. Peter!)  This program supports early math and counting skills.

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.

Afternoon ABC 123: Leprechaun Treasure Hunt March 14, 2017 | 2:30 pm
Afternoon ABC 123: Leprechaun Treasure Hunt
March 14, 2017 | 2:30 pm

This month:  Leprechaun #10 has lost his nine friends.  We need to county the green footprints as we follow the trail to the gold!  Children are invited to bring 9 of something from home for a special show-and-tell (example:  9 paperclips, 9 shells, or maybe 9 chocolate bars for Mr. Peter!)  This program supports early math and counting skills.

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.

Making Masterpieces: Let’s Make Felt Art March 15, 2017 | 2:30 pm
Making Masterpieces: Let’s Make Felt Art
March 15, 2017 | 2:30 pm

This month:  Working with colorful roving children will build a “painting” with fiber.  Felt is made when layers of wool roing are bonded together and flattened using the art process of “wet felting.”  Using the wet felting process, children will turn light and fluffy wool into a beautiful and permanent felt art creation to take home.

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 March 16, 2017 | 2:30 pm
Fertile Minds Gardening Time
March 16, 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.

StarLab: What’s That Constellation? March 17, 2017 | 4:00 pm
StarLab: What’s That Constellation?
March 17, 2017 | 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.