PROGRAMS FOR FAMILIES
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Family Studio Weekend Programs

Creative activities weekends inspired by the Museum’s collections and exhibitions, led by Junior Docents and art and science professionals.
Ages 7+, can be adapted for younger children.

Art Projects          Saturdays & Sundays    1 - 4 pm

May
Print a Cyanotype image with sunlight and water.

June
Print & Repeat: Flowers

Create your patterns, using handmade printing blocks.

July
Print & Repeat: Animals & Insects

With printing blocks and wallpaper, create images of insects, birds, and rabbits.

August & September
3D Flowers

Create and build a “3D-popping flower” with art materials.

June - September
Floral Pals

Decorate a flower pot, then plant a flower to take home with you.
Community Wallpaper
Make floral patterns and tissue flowers and butterflies. Contribute your design to the Museum’s crowd-sourced project in the Education Center.


Science Projects       Saturdays   1 - 4 pm

May
See how lenses bend light and create patterns, and make an artwork from the patterns you see.

June - September
Solar Eclipses & More

Learn how to safely watch the eclipse in August! Make a model of the sun, and then look at it through our solar telescope.

Family Studio Weekend Programs are sponsored, in part, by

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Early Explorers

Saturdays & Sundays 1 - 4 pm

A safe space for children to explore, play, and create with their families. The room hosts a large-scale dollhouse, blocks, puppet theater, and books. A Junior Docent is present to answer questions and suggest activities.

Must be accompanied by a caregiver. Up to age 5

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Gardening for Kids
Sat, Jun 17 2pm

Francene Pimenta, child development specialist, gives children a respect for the natural world through gardening. Discover the difference between heirloom and hybrid seeds. Plant
exotic beans to take home and see them germinate.


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FAMILY DAY
It's All Flowers
Sun, Jun 25, 12 - 5pm
  • Create images of flowers with LEGO and Press and Repeat design
  • Learn about this summerís solar eclipse
  • Face painting transforms you into a floral beauty
  • Star Shows
  • A lecture by Mark D. Mitchell on The Language of Flowers 2pm
  • Spirare Dancers 4pm Afterwards, join the performers and learn new steps!
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Gardening for Kids
Sat, Jul 15, 2pm

Francene Pimenta, child development specialist, gives children a respect for the natural world through gardening. Transplant seedlings into pots, and sample freshly picked beans.

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Gardening for Kids
Sat, Aug 19, 2pm

Francene Pimenta, child development specialist, gives children a respect for the natural world through gardening. Dig in! Harvest mature beans for planting and get a seed pack of vegetables to plant next year.