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Storytime with Ed! May 29, 2019 | 11:00 am and 12:30 pm
Storytime with Ed!
May 29, 2019 | 11:00 am and 12:30 pm

Join Ed, our special guest volunteer, as he makes some of his favorite stories come alive! With a lively voice and a keen grasp of just what will interest your little ones, Ed will entertain and educate with wonderful books just right for early learners.

This program is best for children ages 3-5.  Free with museum admission.

Fertile Minds Gardening Time May 30, 2019 | 1:00 pm
Fertile Minds Gardening Time
May 30, 2019 | 1:00 pm

Join us as we head outside to The Children’s Garden @ MHCM to learn about growing our own food and to practice gardening techniques.  Our Garden is planted and cared for by kids! We use fresh ingredients from the garden in programs throughout the year.

This program is free with Museum admission.

Star Club May 31, 2019 | 3:30 pm
Star Club
May 31, 2019 | 3:30 pm

Journey into our StarLab planetarium with our new StarLab educator, Julie Feldt. Each month children will learn about different topics in astronomy and space science. They’ll also learn how to find current objects in the night sky so that they’ll be prepared for some real stargazing.

$5.00 per child, plus museum admission.  Please note: Space is limited.

Kids’ Kitchen @ The Poughkeepsie Waterfront Market June 3, 2019 | 4:00 pm
Kids’ Kitchen @ The Poughkeepsie Waterfront Market
June 3, 2019 | 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 venders 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 test our creations! Best suited for ages 2 – 6.

June 3:  Fresh Strawberry Ice Pops

Cost:  FREE

Storytime with Ed! June 5, 2019 | 11:00 am and 12:30 pm
Storytime with Ed!
June 5, 2019 | 11:00 am and 12:30 pm

Join Ed, our special guest volunteer, as he makes some of his favorite stories come alive! With a lively voice and a keen grasp of just what will interest your little ones, Ed will entertain and educate with wonderful books just right for early learners.

This program is best for children ages 3-5.  Free with museum admission.

Fertile Minds Gardening Time June 6, 2019 | 1:00 pm
Fertile Minds Gardening Time
June 6, 2019 | 1:00 pm

Join us in The Children’s Garden @ MHCM to learn about growing our own food and practice gardening techniques.

This program is free with Museum admission.

Fertile Minds Gardening Time June 6, 2019 | 1:00 pm
Fertile Minds Gardening Time
June 6, 2019 | 1:00 pm

Join us in The Children’s Garden @ MHCM to learn about growing our own food and practice gardening techniques.

This program is free with Museum admission.

Baby Moves! June 7, 2019 | 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Baby Moves!
June 7, 2019 | 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

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

The program features Parent-Baby dance time, simple baby games and songs.  Each session focuses on different sensory activities using parachutes, balls, scarves, rattles and more.  Participants will also learn baby sign language.

June 7 theme: Parachute Songs and Color Mixing  We’ll pull out the parachute, and let babies crawl or lie over it and under it. We will also have fun with a mess-free way to mix colors.

Free with Museum admission.

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

Kids’ Kitchen @ The Poughkeepsie Waterfront Market June 10, 2019 | 4:00 pm
Kids’ Kitchen @ The Poughkeepsie Waterfront Market
June 10, 2019 | 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 venders 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 test our creations! Best suited for ages 2 – 6.

June 10:  Radish Veggie Dip

Cost:  FREE

Storytime with Ed! June 12, 2019 | 11:00 am and 12:30 pm
Storytime with Ed!
June 12, 2019 | 11:00 am and 12:30 pm

Join Ed, our special guest volunteer, as he makes some of his favorite stories come alive! With a lively voice and a keen grasp of just what will interest your little ones, Ed will entertain and educate with wonderful books just right for early learners.

This program is best for children ages 3-5.  Free with museum admission.