Summer Programs

2019 program info to come! 

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

 
Young woman working out with her baby boy at home

Baby Moves (Class)

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

Maximum 30 people per class

Cost: $5.00 per parent-child pair (NOTE: does not include Museum admission)

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

 
Preschool children reading books while sitting on a carpet

Toddler Tours (Class)

This playgroup program will feature circle time with stories, songs, movement and sensory play.  This class is designed for early walkers and toddlers (children ages 2 – 3) and their parent/caregiver.

Maximum 30 people per class.

Cost: $5.00 per child, plus Museum admission

 
Preschool children involved in active play

Move and Groove (Class)

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

Maximum 40 people per class.

Cost: $5.00 per child, plus Museum admission

 
Children looking through binoculars during Science Camp

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.

 
Children observing educator making smoothies at farmers market

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.

 
Joyful child displaying his artwork above his head

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.

 
Girl inside giant bubble made by Captain Bubble

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 – Wednesdays at 11:00 am and 12:30 pm

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

Fertile Minds Gardening Time – Thursdays at 1:00 pm

Try Science – TBA

 

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