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Science Lab: Robot Coding August 16, 2018 | morning session 11:00 am - 11:45 am; afternoon session 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Science Lab: Robot Coding
August 16, 2018 | morning session 11:00 am - 11:45 am; afternoon session 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Science Lab Workshops invite children and adults to get creative and explore concepts in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).  This workshop is designed for children ages 4 – 6 and their parent/caregiver.  There is a different workshop theme each week during the summer!

This week’s theme: Robot Coding Lab – In this high-tech lab participants will work together to give instructions to a real working robot through coding.  They will program a rolling sphere robot to do a bunch of things, including painting a picture that they can then take home.

Workshop Cost:  $9 per child, plus museum admission.

Baby Moves! August 16, 2018 | 9:00 am - 9:30 am (before the Museum opens to the public)
Baby Moves!
August 16, 2018 | 9:00 am - 9:30 am (before the Museum opens to the public)

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

Each class will include:  Parent-Baby dance time; guided tummy time with touch techniques; introduction of simple baby games to play and songs to sing; unique sensory experiences for your baby; and instruction on baby sign language signs and ways to incorporate them into your routine.

Maximum 30 people per class

Cost: $8.00 per parent-child pair (NOTE: does not include Museum admission)

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

Fertile Minds Gardening Time August 16, 2018 | 1:00 pm
Fertile Minds Gardening Time
August 16, 2018 | 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. The day’s lesson and participation is FREE and open to all with paid museum admission.

On select garden days, we will offer families who would like an extra take-home project to also purchase a kit to grow herbs or vegetables at home.

Cost: FREE (Basic program) – optional: $5 per herb garden / vegetable kit, plus museum admission (Select programs)

Toddler Time August 17, 2018 | 9:30 am - 10:15 am
Toddler Time
August 17, 2018 | 9:30 am - 10:15 am

This morning playgroup program features circle time with stories, songs, movement and sensory play.  This class is designed for early walkers and toddlers (children ages 12 months to 36 months) and their parent/caregiver.

Cost: $5.00 per child, plus museum admission

Family Free Night August 18, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Family Free Night
August 18, 2018 | 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!!
Move and Groove August 19, 2018 | 11:30 am - 12:15 pm
Move and Groove
August 19, 2018 | 11:30 am - 12:15 pm

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

Offered Sundays from 11:30 am to 12:15 pm and Monday mornings from 10:00 am – 10:40 am in July and August

Maximum 40 people per class.

Cost: $5.00 per child, plus Museum admission

Kids’ Kitchen @ The Poughkeepsie Waterfront Market August 20, 2018 | 4:00 pm
Kids’ Kitchen @ The Poughkeepsie Waterfront Market
August 20, 2018 | 4:00 pm

We’re helping kids learn to make delicious food from the freshest ingredients available! With the help of museum educators kids will pick produce from our children’s garden or select fresh items from our Market vendors. Kids will then learn simple cooking and meal prep techniques to turn the produce into a scrumptious, healthy snack or meal.  And of course we’ll taste our creations!

Cost:  FREE

Move and Groove August 20, 2018 | 10:00 am - 10:45 am
Move and Groove
August 20, 2018 | 10:00 am - 10:45 am

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

Offered Sundays from 11:30 am to 12:15 pm and Monday mornings from 10:00 am – 10:45 am in July and August

Maximum 40 people per class.

Cost: $5.00 per child, plus Museum admission

Poughkeepsie Waterfront Market August 20, 2018 | 3:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Poughkeepsie Waterfront Market
August 20, 2018 | 3:00 pm - 6:30 pm

The Poughkeepsie Waterfront Market is a vibrant summer farmers market that operates from June 4 through Labor Day on Monday afternoons on the shore of the beautiful Hudson River. We invite you to discover this seasonal Market 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 3:00 pm – 6:30 pm from June 4 through Labor Day (Sept 3)

CLICK HERE to learn more!

 

Foodology – Bubble Gum! August 21, 2018 | morning session 11:00 am - 11:45 am; afternoon session 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Foodology – Bubble Gum!
August 21, 2018 | morning session 11:00 am - 11:45 am; afternoon session 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Food Science Workshops invite children and adults to explore the fascinating science behind the foods we eat every day.  This workshop is designed for children ages 4 – 6 and their parent/caregiver.  There is a different workshop theme each week during the summer!

This week’s theme: Bubble Gum! – We’ll learn about how chemistry affects foods and how sense of taste related to chemistry.  And yes!  Participants will get to make their own bubble gum!

Workshop Cost:  $9 per child, plus museum admission.