Outdoor Program: The Art of Balloon Twisting

Program Description:  

Did you know that our very own Ms. Josie is a professional balloon artist (among other things…!)?  Balloon twisting is creative and fun and inspires play while it invites children tap into their imaginations.

Ms. Josie will be leading your little one through all the balloon twisting basics in this one-hour, outdoor workshop.

Be sure to register early for this special program.  Space is limited!

 

This program is for children ages 3-7 and space is limited. Pre-registration is required.

Cost:  MHCM Members: $6; non-members $10 per child (parents / caregivers FREE)

Please Note:  The main museum building is currently closed for renovations.  This special socially-distanced outdoor program will be held in MHCM’s open-air waterfront pavilion.  Due to the increase of the Delta variant in our community, face masks are required of all participants.

TO REGISTER:

CLICK HERE to register for Pop-Up Balloon Art – 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Outdoor Pop-Up Science Experience: Mars Rover Project

Program Description:  Rovers are a kind of car-like spacecraft that NASA uses to explore the surfaces of other worlds!  Rovers have gone to Mars and the Moon and have gathered information about terrain of these foreign landscapes.  They also collect samples of rocks, dust, soil and liquid, if any, to be studied by NASA scientists who are looking for possible signs of life. The two active Rovers on Mars are Curiosity, who has been on Mars since 2012, and Perseverance, the newest Rover, landed in February 2021!

Children will read about Curiosity ,the Story of the Mars Rover and learn about Mars’ terrain and how the Mars Rover collects it data. Afterwards, Children will attempt to engineer their own rubber band powered Mars Rover!

This program is for children ages 3-7 and space is limited. Pre-registration is required.

Cost:  MHCM Members: $6; non-members $10 per child (parents / caregivers FREE)

Please Note: The main museum building is currently closed for renovations.  This special socially-distanced outdoor program will be held in MHCM’s open-air waterfront pavilion.  Due to the increase of the Delta variant in our community, face masks are required of all participants.

Registration is now closed.

Pop-Up Science / Mars Rover Project Session 1 – 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Pop-Up Science / Mars Rover Project Session 2 – 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Our Summer Space Science STEM programs have been developed with the generous support of Marshall & Sterling and Tompkins Mahopac Bank.

Outdoor Pop-Up Art Experience: Fruit and Vegetable Tie-Dyes

Program Description:  Veggies and Fruits can be used for more than just eating! We will be using vegetables and fruit’s natural colors to make veggie-based dyes.

Afterwards, children will tie-dye T-shirts with these handmade dyes!

This program is for children ages 3-7 and space is limited. Pre-registration is required.

Cost:  MHCM Members: $6; non-members $10 per child (parents / caregivers FREE)

Please Note: The main museum building is currently closed for renovations.  This special socially-distanced outdoor program will be held in MHCM’s open-air waterfront pavilion.  Due to the increase of the Delta variant in our community, face masks are required of all participants.

TO REGISTER:

Pop-Up Art / Fruit and Vegetable Tie-Dyes Session 1 – 10:00 am – 11:00 am SOLD OUT.

Pop-Up Art / Fruit and Vegetable Tie-Dyes Session 2 – 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm SOLD OUT.

Outdoor Pop-Up Science Experience: The Apollo 13 Landing

Program Description:. In 2020, NASA celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 13 mission, which was the seventh crewed mission in the Apollo space program and the third meant to land on the Moon. The craft was launched from Kennedy Space Center on April 11, 1970, but the lunar landing was aborted after an oxygen tank in the service module failed two days into the mission.

Kathryn Johnson, an African American mathematician, who worked for NASA during the Apollo mission, was integral in helping land the Apollo 13 safely home with her mathematical calculations.  In this workshop, children will hear about her amazing story in Counting on Kathryn by Helaine Becker.

Children will then design, build and test their own Lunar Space Capsule to safely slow down as it “returns to Earth!”  Each capsule will be timed as it safely lands.  (This is one time where being the fastest is not the winner! The slower it lands the better!)

This program is for children ages 3-7 and space is limited. Pre-registration is required.

Cost:  MHCM Members: $6; non-members $10 per child (parents / caregivers FREE)

Please Note: The main museum building is currently closed for renovations.  This special socially-distanced outdoor program will be held in MHCM’s open-air waterfront pavilion.  Due to the increase of the Delta variant in our community, face masks are required of all participants.

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED

Pop-Up Science / Apollo 13 Landing Session 1 – 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Pop-Up Science / Apollo 13 Landing Session 2 – 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

 

Our Summer Space Science STEM programs have been developed with the generous support of Marshall & Sterling and Tompkins Mahopac Bank.

Outdoor Pop-Up Art Experience: Alexander Calder Kinetic Sculpture

Program Description:. Alexander Calder, who was born into a family of artists, was a pioneer in Kinetic Art. He was most famous for his mobiles. These mobiles, hung down from the ceiling high above, were made of flat pieces of metal, steel or aluminum attached with wire. These mobiles would sway and change shape as they moved with just the slightest breeze.

In this workshop, kids (with help from their grownups) will create their own “kinetic” sculpture mobiles using wire, aluminum and other objects.

This program is for children ages 3-7 and space is limited. Pre-registration is required.

Cost:  MHCM Members: $6; non-members $10 per child (parents / caregivers FREE)

Please Note:  The main museum building remains closed at this time due to COVID-19.  This special socially-distanced outdoor program will be held in MHCM’s open-air waterfront pavilion.  Face masks are encouraged for all participants, but required for unvaccinated attendees and all children under the age of 12.

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.

Pop-Up Art / Alexander Calder Kinetic Sculpture Session 1 – 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Pop-Up Art / Alexander Calder Kinetic Sculpture Session 2 – 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Outdoor Pop-Up Food Experience: Pizza Herb Gardens

Program Description:. Who LOVES Pizza…? (Mostly, everyone!) This family-friendly activity is a great way to connect children to where their food comes from, while introducing gardening, and fostering personal connections to nature.

Using seeds and seedlings, kids will plant their own Pizza Herb Garden to take and grow at home. With daily watering you can watch it grow! In 7-21 days your family gets to enjoy the delicious results!

This program is for children ages 3-7 and space is limited. Pre-registration is required.

 

Cost:  MHCM Members: $6; non-members $10 per child (parents / caregivers FREE)

Please Note:  The main museum building remains closed at this time due to COVID-19.  This special socially-distanced outdoor program will be held in MHCM’s open-air waterfront pavilion.  Face masks are encouraged for all participants, but required for unvaccinated attendees and all children under the age of 12.

THANK YOU!   REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED FOR BOTH SESSIONS

Pop-Up Food / Pizza Herb Gardens Session 1 –  10:00 am – 11:00 am

Pop-Up Food / Pizza Herb Gardens Session 2 – 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Outdoor Pop-Up Science Experience: Light Up Firefly

Program Description:  What says “Hello, Summer Evening!” more than the glowing flicker of fireflies? Fireflies (sometimes called lightning bugs) are soft-winged beetles that have their own light source which allows them to illuminate against the night sky.  Their light is mostly used to find a mate or ward off predators, but their glowing light also makes them easy for humans to observe.

Kids will learn about these illuminating insects while they make their own 3-D “Light-Up” Firefly with copper circuit tape. (Children 4 and under will be using an alternative light source; adult supervision is required at all times.)

This program is for children ages 3-7 and space is limited. Pre-registration is required.

Cost:  MHCM Members: $6; non-members $10 per child (parents / caregivers FREE)

Please Note:  The main museum building remains closed at this time due to COVID-19.  This special socially-distanced outdoor program will be held in MHCM’s open-air waterfront pavilion.  Face masks are encouraged for all participants, but required for unvaccinated attendees and all children under the age of 12.

TO REGISTER:

Pop-Up Science / Light Up Firefly Session 1 – 10:00 am – 11:00 am SOLD OUT

Pop-Up Science / Light Up Firefly Session 2 – 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm SOLD OUT

Outdoor Pop-Up Art Experience: Chihuly Color Splash

Program Description:  Dale Chihuly is a world-renowned artist who created magical, large glass art sculptures that are full of bold colors, patterns and textures. Chihuly’s glass art highlights how color and light can be made into amazing art!

Kids will explore the color and light in Chihuly’s art. Color, patterns, and textures in his art will be explored using SPIN ART! Kids will then create their own paint-dipped “glass” sculpture mobile made from plastic water bottles that can be hung outside or in a garden!

Fun Fact: Dale Chihuly would create colorful, motion-dripped paintings as inspiration in making his glass creations!

This will be a messy activity so please wear something you don’t mind getting dirty!

 

This program is for children ages 3-7 and space is limited. Pre-registration is required.

Cost:  MHCM Members: $6; non-members $10 per child (parents / caregivers FREE)

Please Note:  The main museum building remains closed at this time due to COVID-19.  This special socially-distanced outdoor program will be held in MHCM’s open-air waterfront pavilion.  Face masks are encouraged for all participants, but required for unvaccinated attendees and all children under the age of 12.

TO REGISTER:

Chihuly Color Splash Session 1 – 10:00 am – 11:00 am SOLD OUT

Chihuly Color Splash Session 2 – 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm SOLD OUT

Outdoor Program: Cosmic Painting

Program Description:  Explore the beauty of the universe during our outdoor Cosmic Painting workshop.  Using real NASA images for reference and inspiration, we’ll be sure to add a bit of whimsy as we create mini-masterpieces using water colors, easels and real canvases.

This program is for children ages 4-7 and space is limited.

Cost:  Materials fee:  MHCM Members: $4; non-members $8 per child (Adults free)

Please Note:  The main museum building remains closed at this time due to COVID-19.  This special socially distanced outdoor program will be held in MHCM’s open-air waterfront pavilion.  Social distancing will be enforced and stringent cleaning protocols will be in place.  Space is limited to 20 groups of 2-3 people (including adults).  Each group will be assigned to a separate workstation to ensure appropriate social distancing.  Face masks are required of all participants – no exceptions.  Pre-registration is required.  No walk-ins.

TO REGISTER:

CLICK HERE to register for Cosmic Painting Session 1 – 10:00 am – 11:00 am 

CLICK HERE to register for Cosmic Painting Session 2 – 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm