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Making Masterpieces: Snow Globes January 23, 2019 | 2:30 pm – 3:15 pm
Making Masterpieces: Snow Globes
January 23, 2019 | 2:30 pm – 3:15 pm

 Children and parents will construct a wintery scene which they will then submerge in a snow globe, complete with a blizzard of snow!

Cost:  $5.00 materials fee per child (adults free) plus museum admission.

About Making Masterpieces:  This facilitated art program invites parents and caregivers to work with their pre-school aged children to create something special to take home!  Each month features a new project!

 

 

Federal Workers Free “Pizza and Play” Family Night #3 January 24, 2019 | 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Federal Workers Free “Pizza and Play” Family Night #3
January 24, 2019 | 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

We’re doing it again!
The staff and board of MHCM invite local families of federal employees affected by the current government shutdown to a free night of pizza and play.

Free admission is for two adults (one of whom must be a federal employee) and their children living in same household. Couples, singles and seniors without children are also welcome to attend this event and join us for dinner, conversation and play. The event is free, but pre-registration is required. Must show Federal ID to enter.

Please click here to register for the event.

Participants of our Jan 10 and Jan 16 free nights for federal employees are encouraged to join us again. And of course, new families are welcome to join us for a night of food and fellowship!

Star Club January 25, 2019 | 3:30 pm
Star Club
January 25, 2019 | 3:30 pm

Journey into our StarLab planetarium with our new educator, Julie Feldt. Formerly an Education Coordinator at Adler Planetarium in Chicago, we welcome Julie, who brings her expertise to the newly formed Star Club.

Each month children will learn about different topics in astronomy and space science.

$5 per child, plus museum admission.  Please note:  Space is Limited.

Home School Club January 29, 2019 | 2:30 pm
Home School Club
January 29, 2019 | 2:30 pm

Join us each week as we feature a facilitated lesson with an exciting science or art project!  Children will work on the project while parents meet nearby for networking and discussion.

Although this program focuses on the needs of home schooled children ages 4 – 7, all are welcome to attend this drop-in program.

Cost:  $5 per child, plus museum admission.

Toddler Tours January 30, 2019 | 2:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Toddler Tours
January 30, 2019 | 2:30 pm - 3:15 pm

We’ve taken our Toddler Time Program and moved it to where the toddlers really want to be – out playing in the museum! Each month we will highlight a different exhibition in the museum with special interactive play and a simple hands-on project. Toddler Tours is designed for early walkers and toddlers (ages 1 – 3) and their parent/caregiver. January’s theme is Tell Me A Story.

Cost: $5.00 per child, plus museum admission.

Baby Moves! February 1, 2019 | 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Baby Moves!
February 1, 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 parent/caregiver.

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.

Feb. 1 theme: Parachute Songs and Color Mixing
We’ll pull out the parachute and let babies crawl or lie over it and under it. Will also have fun with a mess free way to mix colors.

New lower cost: $5.00 per parent-child pair plus museum admission.

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

Home School Club February 5, 2019 | 2:30 pm
Home School Club
February 5, 2019 | 2:30 pm

Join us each week as we feature a facilitated lesson with an exciting science or art project!  Children will work on the project while parents meet nearby for networking and discussion.

Although this program focuses on the needs of home schooled children ages 4 – 7, all are welcome to attend this drop-in program.

Cost:  $5 per child, plus museum admission.

Toddler Tours February 6, 2019 | 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Toddler Tours
February 6, 2019 | 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

We’ve taken our Toddler Time Program and moved it to where the toddlers really want to be – out playing in the museum! Each month we will highlight a different exhibition in the museum with special interactive play and a simple hands-on project. Toddler Tours is designed for early walkers and toddlers (ages 1 – 3) and their parent/caregiver. February’s theme is Fire Truck Fun. We’ll make a firefighter’s hat, try on a real firefighter’s hat, and even learn a little fire safety

Cost: $5.00 per child, plus museum admission.

Home School Club February 12, 2019 | 2:30 pm
Home School Club
February 12, 2019 | 2:30 pm

Join us each week as we feature a facilitated lesson with an exciting science or art project!  Children will work on the project while parents meet nearby for networking and discussion.

Although this program focuses on the needs of home schooled children ages 4 – 7, all are welcome to attend this drop-in program.

Cost:  $5 per child, plus museum admission.

Making Masterpieces: Valentine’s Day Yarn Hearts February 13, 2019 | 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm
Making Masterpieces: Valentine’s Day Yarn Hearts
February 13, 2019 | 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm

Celebrate the holiday by making a special heart craft for a loved one. We’ll have several projects to try. The crafts are all different ways to make heart valentines with string or yarn.

Cost:  $5.00 materials fee per child (adults free) plus museum admission.

About Making Masterpieces:  This facilitated art program invites parents and caregivers to work with their pre-school aged children to create something special to take home!  Each month features a new project!