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Fertile Minds Gardening Time August 17, 2017 | 10:30am
Fertile Minds Gardening Time
August 17, 2017 | 10:30am

Join us as we head outside to The Children’s Garden @ MHCM is where families learn about growing our own food and practice gardening techniques. The day’s lesson and participation is free and open to all with museum admission. Children who would like an extra take-home project can plant their own herb garden green house for $5!

Cost: $5 per herb garden green house plus museum admission.

Movie Under the Walkway: Beauty and The Beast August 19, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Movie Under the Walkway: Beauty and The Beast
August 19, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us next door in Poughkeepsie’s Upper Landing Park for the fifth movie in this summer’s “Movies Under the Walkway” series: Beauty and The Beast. There will be music before the movie, as well as activities and food trucks. Please bring blankets and chairs.

7:00 pm – Musical Guest: Vito Pertoccitto and Friends
Sunset – Movie showing

FREE PARKING at the Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum and Poughkeepsie Train Station

Family Free Night August 19, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Family Free Night
August 19, 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!!
Shop the Poughkeepsie Waterfront Market August 21, 2017 | 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Shop the Poughkeepsie Waterfront Market
August 21, 2017 | 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm

MHCM is partnering with local farms from throughout the Hudson Valley to bring farm fresh food to residents and visitors of Poughkeepsie.  We invite you to discover, shop and celebrate the agricultural bounty of the Hudson Valley!

 

Market Location: The Pavilion at MHCM (75 N. Water St., Poughkeepsie, NY).  Free onsite parking with overflow parking at Waryas Park.

Market Hours:  Mondays 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm from June 5 through October 23, 2017

CLICK HERE to meet our Market Farmers and Vendors

 

Storytime with Ed! August 21, 2017 | 12:00 noon and 1:30 pm
Storytime with Ed!
August 21, 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.

Kids’ Kitchen @ The Poughkeepsie Waterfront Market August 21, 2017 | 4:00 pm
Kids’ Kitchen @ The Poughkeepsie Waterfront Market
August 21, 2017 | 4:00 pm

We’re making delicious food from the freshest ingredients you can get! Children will follow educators as we pick produce from either our children’s garden or vendors at the market. Educators and kid volunteers will then demonstrate simple cooking techniques to turn the produce into a scrumptious kid friendly snack. And of course we’ll taste our creations!

Cost:  Free with museum admission.

Storytime with Ed! August 23, 2017 | 12:00 noon and 1:30 pm
Storytime with Ed!
August 23, 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.

Making Masterpieces: Action Jackson Painting August 23, 2017 | 2:30 pm
Making Masterpieces: Action Jackson Painting
August 23, 2017 | 2:30 pm

Jackson Pollack was famous for painting by dripping paint onto giant canvases to make art.  Children will learn about Pollock and then create their very own canvas drip painting.

Museum admission plus $5.00 materials fee per child.

Fertile Minds Gardening Time August 24, 2017 | 10:30am
Fertile Minds Gardening Time
August 24, 2017 | 10:30am

Join us as we head outside to The Children’s Garden @ MHCM is where families learn about growing our own food and practice gardening techniques. The day’s lesson and participation is free and open to all with museum admission. Children who would like an extra take-home project can plant their own herb garden green house for $5!

Cost: $5 per herb garden green house plus museum admission.

StarLab: What’s That Constellation? August 25, 2017 | 4:00 pm
StarLab: What’s That Constellation?
August 25, 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.