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 - 4pm

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 - 4pm

June - September
Solar Eclipses & More
All Summer: June 24 to Labor Day weekend

Learn all about eclipses on Summer Science Saturdays, and how to safely watch the eclipse coming up in August! Explore the wonders of the Sun with our magnetic model and NASA-produced videos, make a mini Sun you can take home, and  – weather permitting – take a look at the real thing with the Museum’s solar telescope.

Family Studio Weekend Programs are sponsored, in part, by

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Early Explorers

Saturdays & Sundays 1 - 4pm

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, 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.