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Science Lab: Rockets and Submarines July 15, 2019 | morning session 11:00 am - 11:45 am; afternoon session 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Science Lab: Rockets and Submarines
July 15, 2019 | morning session 11:00 am - 11:45 am; afternoon session 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Summer Workshops – We are offering exciting workshops this summer all about science, ecology, art and food. When each workshop is finished children will get to make a pin-on button showing what they learned. Children are encouraged to wear their buttons every time they come to the museum. For every 4 buttons collected, children will get $4.00 off a  purchase of $5.00 or more at the Museum gift shop.

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: Rockets and Submarines – Two projects for the price of one! We’ll be using a chemical reaction to make mini-rockets explode and to make submarines rise and sink. Children will get to take each project home.

Workshop Cost:  $7.00 per child, plus museum admission.

Kids’ Kitchen @ The Poughkeepsie Waterfront Market July 15, 2019 | 4:00 pm
Kids’ Kitchen @ The Poughkeepsie Waterfront Market
July 15, 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.

July 15:  Fruit Smoothie Concoctions

Cost:  FREE

Storytime with Ed! July 15, 2019 | 10:30 am and 12:00 pm
Storytime with Ed!
July 15, 2019 | 10:30 am and 12:00 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.

Eco Lab: Solar Energy July 16, 2019 | 11:00 am and 2:00 pm
Eco Lab: Solar Energy
July 16, 2019 | 11:00 am and 2:00 pm

Summer Workshops – We are offering exciting workshops this summer all about science, ecology, art and food. When each workshop is finished children will get to make a pin-on button showing what they learned. Children are encouraged to wear their buttons every time they come to the museum. For every 4 buttons collected, children will get $4.00 off a  purchase of $5.00 or more at the Museum gift shop.

Eco Lab Workshops invite children and adults to get creative and learn about ecology 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!

Solar Energy  This workshop is all about the sun! Children will use a solar-scope, play with a solar-powered car, and make their own UV detectors. Children will also make a solar oven to use to try to melt a marshmallow.

Cost: $5.00 materials fee per child plus Museum admission.

Picasso’s Palette: Picasso Portraits July 17, 2019 | morning session 11:00 am - 11:45 am; afternoon session 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Picasso’s Palette: Picasso Portraits
July 17, 2019 | morning session 11:00 am - 11:45 am; afternoon session 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Summer Workshops – We are offering exciting workshops this summer all about science, ecology, art and food. When each workshop is finished children will get to make a pin-on button showing what they learned. Children are encouraged to wear their buttons every time they come to the museum. For every 4 buttons collected, children will get $4.00 off a  purchase of $5.00 or more at the Museum gift shop.

“Picasso’s Palette” Workshops invite children and adults to become inspired by famous artists and learn their signature styles.  This workshop is designed for children ages 4 – 6 and their parent/caregiver.  There is a different workshop theme each week during July and August!

This week’s theme:  Picasso Portraits – Children will make a portrait in the slightly off-kilter, cubist style of Picasso using water color and collage elements.

Workshop Cost:  $7.00 per child, plus Museum admission

Storytime with Ed! July 17, 2019 | 10:30 am and 12:00 pm
Storytime with Ed!
July 17, 2019 | 10:30 am and 12:00 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 July 18, 2019 | 1:00 pm
Fertile Minds Gardening Time
July 18, 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.

StarLab: Moon Day July 19, 2019 | 11:00 am, 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm
StarLab: Moon Day
July 19, 2019 | 11:00 am, 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm

StarLab: Journey into the museum’s StarLab Planetarium to learn basic astronomy concepts. After the program you’ll be able to find real constellations in the night sky!

Moon Day StarLab Show: In anticipation of the upcoming 50th anniversary of the Moon Landing, we are offering special StarLab program all about the moon. On Moon Day, learn about the phases of the moon and view actual footage of the moon landing inside our inflatable planetarium.

$5 per child, plus Museum admission.  Please note:  Space is limited.

Family Free Night July 20, 2019 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Family Free Night
July 20, 2019 | 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!!
Kids’ Kitchen @ The Poughkeepsie Waterfront Market July 22, 2019 | 4:00 pm
Kids’ Kitchen @ The Poughkeepsie Waterfront Market
July 22, 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.

July 22:  Nothing Beats Beets!

Cost:  FREE