July 17, 2018
  • Seaside Stories: The Snail and the Whale

    July 17, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

    Join our friends from University of Maine EPSCoR program for a very special story time on Tuesday afternoons. Hear stories about the deep blue sea, the strange and wonderful creatures that make their homes under the waves, and learn about life in the ocean with fun crafts. You might even get to meet some live animals in our touch tank! Recommended ages 3+

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  • Tower Garden Time w/ Edee

    July 17, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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July 18, 2018
  • Sea Crowns

    July 18, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am

    Use real shells and sea junk and sparkles, pearls and more for a sea crown fit for the king or queen under the sea.
    Recommended ages 3+
    Please be on time for start of activity.

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  • Build your Own Birdhouse

    July 18, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

    Our friends from the Holbrook Island Sanctuary will bring kits to hammer together a working birdhouse with expert help from the park ranger and summer interns of the Holbrook Island Sanctuary.
    Recommended ages 4+
    Please be on time for start of activity.

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July 19, 2018
  • Seaside Science: Junk Boat

    July 19, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

    Calling all budding marine scientists: On Thursday afternoons this summer join our friends from Maine EPSCoR for fun hands-on science time. We'll explore things that happen in and on the water using various aspects of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math!
    Recommended ages 4+
    Please be on time for start of activity.

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July 20, 2018
  • Treasure from Trash: Sea Glass Wind Chimes

    July 20, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am

    Turn one of Maine’s most prized beach combing treasures into an artful creation to adorn your window.
    Recommended ages 5+
    Please be on time for start of activity.

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  • Sea Crowns

    July 20, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

    Use real shells and sea junk and sparkles, pearls and more for a sea crown fit for the king or queen under the sea.
    Recommended ages 3+
    Please be on time for start of activity.

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July 21, 2018
  • Sailor’s Valentines ($1 fee)

    July 21, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

    Learn about a charming New England nautical traditional craft and make your own to keep or for your favorite person. $1 materials fee.
    Recommended ages 4+

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July 22, 2018
  • Maine Magnets ($1 fee)

    July 22, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

    Paint a Maine themed fridge magnet to take home as a summer souvenir.
    $1 materials fee.
    Recommended ages 3 +
    Please be on time for start of activity.

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July 23, 2018
  • Everlasting Sand Castles ($1 fee)

    July 23, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

    Create a tiny sand castle with soft sand dough that will last all summer and beyond. $1 materials fee Recommended ages 2+
    Please be on time for start of activity.

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July 24, 2018
  • Coral Reefs ($1 fee)

    July 24, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am

    Create a beautiful “underwater” world full of strange, colorful creatures. $1 materials fee
    Recommended ages 5+
    Please be on time for start of activity.

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  • Seaside Stories: Surprising Sharks Shark Lady

    July 24, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

    Join our friends from University of Maine EPSCoR program for a very special story time on Tuesday afternoons. Hear stories about the deep blue sea, the strange and wonderful creatures that make their homes under the waves, and learn about life in the ocean with fun crafts. You might even get to meet some live animals in our touch tank! Recommended ages 3+

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July 25, 2018
  • Build your Own Birdhouse

    July 25, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

    Our friends from the Holbrook Island Sanctuary will bring kits to hammer together a working birdhouse with expert help from the park ranger and summer interns of the Holbrook Island Sanctuary.
    Recommended ages 4+
    Please be on time for start of activity.

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July 26, 2018
  • Turtles of Maine Live Animal Presentation

    July 26, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am

    Get up close and personal with a tiny, beautiful, and very secretive woodland turtle. Meet Nathan, Pineapple, and Painty. Examine shells and bones and find out why turtles are important and worth protecting.
    Recommended ages 4+
    Please be on time for start of activity.

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  • Snapping Turtle Head Toy

    July 26, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

    Make a snappy, clacking turtle head.
    Recommended ages 4+
    Please be on time for start of activity.

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  • Seaside Science: Shark Week!

    July 26, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

    Calling all budding marine scientists: On Thursday afternoons this summer join our friends from Maine EPSCoR for fun hands-on science time. We'll explore things that happen in and on the water using various aspects of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math!
    Recommended ages 4+
    Please be on time for start of activity.

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July 27, 2018
  • Sailor’s Valentines ($1 fee)

    July 27, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am

    Learn about a charming New England nautical traditional craft and make your own to keep or for your favorite person. $1 materials fee.
    Recommended ages 4+
    Please be on time for start of activity.

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  • Wild Maine Lemonade (1 fee)

    July 27, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

    Use sumac, wild flowers, and herbs to invent and mix a unique tangy, tasty North Eastern treat. $1 materials fee
    Recommended ages 4+
    Please be on time for start of activity.

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July 28, 2018
  • Turtle Pendants

    July 28, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

    Paint and carve a tiny turtle pendant.
    Recommended ages 4+
    Please be on time for start of activity.

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July 29, 2018
  • Dragon Puppets

    July 29, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

    Decorate a tiny, scaly, magical friend that can really flap his wings.
    Recommended ages 3+
    Please be on time for start of activity.

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July 30, 2018
  • Sparkly Crystal Sun Catcher ($1 fee)

    July 30, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

    Gather prisms and crystal beads into a sun catcher than will cast tiny rainbows on your window. $1 materials fee
    Recommended 4+
    Please be on time for start of activity.

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July 31, 2018
  • Toys from Trash: Magical Mechanical Mice

    July 31, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am

    Create tiny mice that move in mysterious ways, then try to get them all into the mouse hole before the cat gets them!
    Recommended ages 4+
    Please be on time for start of activity.

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  • Summer Scent Lab ($2 fee)

    July 31, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

    Capture the wonderful smells of a Maine summer: mix wildflowers, spices and herbs for fragrant satchels to take home. $2 materials fee.
    Recommended ages 4+
    Please be on time for start of activity.

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  • Seaside Stories: Crab Moon

    July 31, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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August 1, 2018
  • Magic Wands ($1 fee)

    August 1, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

    Dragon scales, snake skin, or phoenix feathers? What is the magical secret you’re your wand?
    $1 materials fee
    Recommended ages 3+
    Please be on time for start of activity.

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August 2, 2018
  • The Dragon to Dino connection

    August 2, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am

    Do you dare to meet a real “dragon”? Where do all the stories about dragons come from? Join us for an interactive, engaging animal presentation.
    Recommended ages 4+
    Please be on time for start of activity
    Free with Museum admission

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  • Seaside Science

    August 2, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

    Calling all budding marine scientists: On Thursday afternoons this summer join our friends from Maine EPSCoR for fun hands-on science time. We'll explore things that happen in and on the water using various aspects of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math!
    Recommended ages 4+
    Please be on time for start of activity.

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  • Medieval Day ($2 fee)

    August 2, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

    Scheduled throughout the day: Build a mini castle, make swords, paint shields with your own family colors and crests, make a fancy headdress or helmet with a visor.
    $2 materials fee with museum admission
    Recommended ages 4+
    Please be on time for start of activity.

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August 3, 2018
  • Dragon Puppets

    August 3, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

    Decorate a tiny, scaly, magical friend that can really flap his wings.
    Recommended ages 3+
    Please be on time for start of activity
    Free with Museum admission

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August 4, 2018
  • Maple Seed Dragon Fly Mobile

    August 4, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

    Turn nature’s bounty into shimmering, dancing insects.
    Recommended ages 3 +
    Please be on time for start of activity
    Free with Museum admission

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August 5, 2018
  • Treasure from Trash: Painted Driftwood Creatures

    August 5, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

    Can YOU see the “smiling shark” in the smooth piece of driftwood? Use paint and your imagination to bring it to life!
    Recommended ages 3+
    Please be on time for start of activity
    Free with Museum admission

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August 6, 2018
  • Toys from Trash: Flying Saucers

    August 6, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

    Put together recycled bowls, plates and bits and pieces to build a UFO, then test to see how far it will fly.
    Recommended ages 4+
    Please be on time for start of activity
    Free with Museum admission

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August 7, 2018
  • It IS Rocket Science! ($1 fee)

    August 7, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am

    Calling all space and aeronautical engineers: build little rockets out of surprising materials, then defy Newton’s laws as you launch them into orbit…or at least the ceiling.
    $1 materials fee with museum admission
    Recommended ages 5+
    Please be on time for start of activity.

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  • Seaside Stories: Lorenzo the Pizza-Loving Lobster The Voyage of Turtle Rex

    August 7, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

    Join our friends from University of Maine EPSCoR program for a very special story time on Tuesday afternoons. Hear stories about the deep blue sea, the strange and wonderful creatures that make their homes under the waves, and learn about life in the ocean with fun crafts. You might even get to meet some live animals in our touch tank! Recommended ages 3+

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  • Tower Garden Time w/ Edee

    August 7, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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August 8, 2018
  • Bees Alive! Animal presentation

    August 8, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Kristin Peet began working as the Wildlife Biologist for the Department of Natural Resources in 2005.
    Her responsibilities at that time included managing deer and moose populations, coordinating field work, working with state and federal biologists on various studies, conducting research on PIN lands, and advising the Fish and Game Committee on harvest and regulation decisions. Her work has also expanded to include research and management of other species of interest to the tribe, organization of non-member hunting opportunities, wetland delineation and mapping, and consulting on some forestry operations.
    Kristin is I'm a beginner beekeeper and the Treasurer for the Penobscot County Beekeepers Association.

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  • Fairy and Troll Gardens ($5 fee)

    August 8, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

    Build and plant a little garden in a dish for the wee folk complete with tiny furniture.
    Use real plants, natural materials, recyclables, and your imagination for the magical (and probably invisible) little denizens of your garden.
    $5 materials fee with museum admission, space is limited- tickets can be purchased at the front desk starting at 10am that morning
    Recommended ages 4+
    Please be on time for start of activity.

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August 9, 2018
  • Constellation Finders

    August 9, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am

    Do you know the Maine summer night sky? Craft handy constellation finders for your cosmic discoveries this summer?
    Recommended ages 4+
    Please be on time for start of activity.
    Free with Museum admission

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  • Seaside Science

    August 9, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

    Calling all budding marine scientists: On Thursday afternoons this summer join our friends from Maine EPSCoR for fun hands-on science time. We'll explore things that happen in and on the water using various aspects of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math!
    Recommended ages 4+
    Please be on time for start of activity.

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August 10, 2018
  • Play with Moon Sand

    August 10, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am

    Explore and play with our special Moon sand and take home a recipe to make your own.
    Recommended ages 2+
    Please be on time for start of activity
    Free with Museum admission

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  • Make a Pocket Lunar and Solar Cycle

    August 10, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

    Put together our next cosmic neighbor and very own star to find out about their cosmic “dance”.
    Recommended ages 5+
    Please be on time for start of activity
    Free with Museum admission

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August 11, 2018
  • Fire Fly Finger Puppets

    August 11, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

    Craft a tiny insect friend with a special light-up behind.
    Recommended ages 3+
    Please be on time for start of activity
    Free with Museum admission

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August 12, 2018
  • Make a Mini Maine Lighthouse ($1 fee)

    August 12, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

    Learn about Maine’s most amazing buildings and make your own with a little working light.
    $ 1 materials fee with museum admission
    Recommended 4+
    Please be on time for start of activity.

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August 13, 2018
  • Marshmallow Launchers ($1 fee)

    August 13, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

    Create a fun toy to launch soft marshmallows clear across the room!
    $1 materials fee with museum admission
    Recommended ages 4+
    Please be on time for start of activity.

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August 14, 2018
  • Toys from Trash: Balloon Powered Jet Boats ($1 fee)

    August 14, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am

    Build a little water racer that can really take off!
    $1 materials fee with museum admission
    Recommended ages 5+
    Please be on time for start of activity.

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  • Seaside Stories: The Seals on the Bus, See What a Seal Can Do

    August 14, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

    Join our friends from University of Maine EPSCoR program for a very special story time on Tuesday afternoons. Hear stories about the deep blue sea, the strange and wonderful creatures that make their homes under the waves, and learn about life in the ocean with fun crafts. You might even get to meet some live animals in our touch tank! Recommended ages 3+

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August 15, 2018
  • Sea Crowns

    August 15, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am

    Use real shells and sea junk and sparkles, pearls and more for a sea crown fit for the king or queen under the sea.
    Recommended ages 3+
    Please be on time for start of activity
    Free with Museum admission

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  • Climate Change Puppet show

    August 15, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

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  • Slime Lab ($2 fee)

    August 15, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

    Discovery slime in all its sticky, oozey glory! Try out new and surprising recipes while using real STEM science tools and methods.
    $2 materials fee with museum admission
    Recommended ages 4+
    Please be on time for start of activity.

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August 16, 2018
  • Marshmallow Launchers ($1 fee)

    August 16, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am

    Create a fun toy to launch soft marshmallows clear across the room!
    $1 materials fee with museum admission
    Recommended ages 4+
    Please be on time for start of activity.

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  • Seaside Science

    August 16, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

    Calling all budding marine scientists: On Thursday afternoons this summer join our friends from Maine EPSCoR for fun hands-on science time. We'll explore things that happen in and on the water using various aspects of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math!
    Recommended ages 4+
    Please be on time for start of activity.

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  • Ice Cold Science ($2 fee)

    August 16, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

    Experience a substance colder than ice. See science in action, make fog, “snow”, and even a fizzy treat.
    $2 materials fee with museum admission, space is limited
    Recommended ages 4+
    Please be on time for start of activity

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July 2018

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1
  • Patriotic Pinwheels
2
  • Rattles and Shakers
3
  • Festive Patriotic Hats
  • Seaside Stories: Commotion in the Ocean
4
  • MDM Closed, Happy Independence Day!
5
  • Slime Lab ($2 fee)
  • Seaside Science: Volcanoes
6
  • Maine Magnets ($1 fee)
7
  • Silly Sun Visors
8
  • Summer Butterflies
9
  • Balancing Guys and Gals ($1 fee)
10
  • Seaside Stories: Star of the Sea
11
  • Toys from Trash: Dueling Hummingbirds
  • Wild Wonders Nature Presentation
12
  • Marshmallow Launchers (1 fee)
  • Seaside Science: Geometric Ocean Animals
  • Toys from Trash: Mechanical Jump Ropers
13
  • A Pirate Summer Day ($2 fee)
  • A Pirate Summer Day ($2 fee)
14
  • Toys from Trash: Dueling Hummingbirds
15
  • Toys from Trash: Mechanical Jump Ropers
16
  • Animal Eyeballs Silly Glasses
17
  • Seaside Stories: The Snail and the Whale
  • Tower Garden Time w/ Edee
18
  • Sea Crowns
  • Build your Own Birdhouse
19
  • Seaside Science: Junk Boat
20
  • Treasure from Trash: Sea Glass Wind Chimes
  • Sea Crowns
21
  • Sailor’s Valentines ($1 fee)
22
  • Maine Magnets ($1 fee)
23
  • Everlasting Sand Castles ($1 fee)
24
  • Coral Reefs ($1 fee)
  • Seaside Stories: Surprising Sharks Shark Lady
25
  • Build your Own Birdhouse
26
  • Turtles of Maine Live Animal Presentation
  • Snapping Turtle Head Toy
  • Seaside Science: Shark Week!
27
  • Sailor’s Valentines ($1 fee)
  • Wild Maine Lemonade (1 fee)
28
  • Turtle Pendants
29
  • Dragon Puppets
30
  • Sparkly Crystal Sun Catcher ($1 fee)
31
  • Toys from Trash: Magical Mechanical Mice
  • Summer Scent Lab ($2 fee)
  • Seaside Stories: Crab Moon

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