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Summer Workshops

Outdoor Pop-Up Art Experience: Alexander Calder Kinetic Sculpture August 12, 2021 | Two Sessions 10:00 am and 1:00 pm
Outdoor Pop-Up Art Experience: Alexander Calder Kinetic Sculpture
August 12, 2021 | Two Sessions 10:00 am and 1:00 pm

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.

TO REGISTER:

CLICK HERE to register for Pop-Up Art / Alexander Calder Kinetic Sculpture Session 1 – 10:00 am – 11:00 am

CLICK HERE to register for Pop-Up Art / Alexander Calder Kinetic Sculpture Session 2 – 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Outdoor Pop-Up Science Experience: The Apollo 13 Landing August 19, 2021 | Two Sessions 10:00 am and 1:00 pm
Outdoor Pop-Up Science Experience: The Apollo 13 Landing
August 19, 2021 | Two Sessions 10:00 am and 1:00 pm

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 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:

CLICK HERE to register for Pop-Up Science / Apollo 13 Landing Session 1 – 10:00 am – 11:00 am

CLICK HERE to register for 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: Fruit and Vegetable Tie-Dyes August 26, 2021 | Two Sessions 10:00 am and 1:00 pm
Outdoor Pop-Up Art Experience: Fruit and Vegetable Tie-Dyes
August 26, 2021 | Two Sessions 10:00 am and 1:00 pm

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 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:

CLICK HERE to register for Pop-Up Art / Fruit and Vegetable Tie-Dyes Session 1 – 10:00 am – 11:00 am

CLICK HERE to register for Pop-Up Art / Fruit and Vegetable Tie-Dyes Session 2 – 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Outdoor Pop-Up Science Experience: Mars Rover Project September 2, 2021 | Two Sessions 10:00 am and 1:00 pm
Outdoor Pop-Up Science Experience: Mars Rover Project
September 2, 2021 | Two Sessions 10:00 am and 1:00 pm

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 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:

CLICK HERE to register for Pop-Up Science / Mars Rover Project Session 1 – 10:00 am – 11:00 am

CLICK HERE to register for 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.