March 28, 2020
  • Pollinator Flowers Truffles

    March 28, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Think weeds need to be rooted out from your garden? Think again! Discovery how “weeds” and native flowers help our disappearing bees and other pollinators, then make a few seed “truffles” to help them grow! Recommended for ages 4+ and free with admission.

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March 29, 2020
  • Plaster Garden Sculptures

    March 29, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Get ready for the growing seasons with unique little plaster sculptures in the shape of flowers and bugs for your backyard and gardens. Recommended for ages 3+ and free with admission.

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March 31, 2020
  • Science Detectives: Science for Pre-Schoolers

    March 31, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
    Maine Discovery Museum, 74 Main St, Bangor, ME 04401, USA

    We invite our pre-K age visitors with inquisitive minds to stop by our Tuesday morning mini-labs for
    fun and easy experiments and hands-on demonstrations: magnets, bubbles, ice, water, air, metal; even the greatest scientists started with simple experiments and observations. These special chemistry, engineering, and physics workshops are designed just right for the pre-school age child. 

    Each session starts with finding the science questions, the introduction of the tools and procedures followed by safety instructions. After about 10-20 minutes of guided inquiry the lab ends with 10-15 minute open exploration time and share-out of observations and discoveries.

    Recommended for children 3 - 5 years.

    Please note: Our Art Studio seats 15 children. If you find the room full when you arrive to do an activity, please circle back in 10-15 minutes.

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April 1, 2020
  • Messy Art

    April 1, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am

    Every Wednesday little artists can experiment with a new, fun painting tools, bright colors and practice their sequencing, spatial reasoning, fine motor, and problem solving skills- important for pre-reading and pre-math! Recommended for ages 2+ and free with admission.

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April 2, 2020
  • Nature Time

    April 2, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
    Maine Discovery Museum, 74 Main St, Bangor, ME 04401, USA

    Budding naturalists and biologists can go on nature excursions without ever leaving the museum. Get up close to some of MDM’s amazing live animals, pelts, claws, shells, bones, rocks and more. Each session starts with an introduction of the specimen or natural science discovery followed by guided gentle exploration and lots of time for science conversations. Occasionally we will have appropriate make and take activities to end the session.

    Recommended for ages 3+ and free with admission.

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April 3, 2020
  • Shape & Make

    April 3, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
    Maine Discovery Museum, 74 Main St, Bangor, ME 04401, USA

    Get little hands busy with play doughs, clays, cardboard, recyclables and more! Friday mornings are for shaping, making, and building! We’ll practice fine motor skills and exercise little hands while problem-solving, creating and having fun!

    Recommended for ages 3+ and free with admission.

    Please note: Our Art Studio seats 15 children. If you find the room full when you arrive to do an activity, please circle back in 10-15 minutes.

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April 4, 2020
  • Week of the Young Child Celebration

    April 4, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Celebrate MaineAEYC’s Week of the Young Child at Maine Discovery Museum!

    Free admission!

    Fun activities for children 8 years and under & goodie bags for the first 100 families!
    Play, Learn, Grow, Go!
    • Gross Motor Play fun
    • Moon sand & play-dough
    • Little Science Explorers
    • Puppets & Toys

    MaineAEYC’s The Week of the Young Child spotlights early learning, young children, their teachers, families, and communities.Learn more: maineaeyc.org 

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April 5, 2020
  • Make & Take: Easter Crafts

    April 5, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Bunnies, lambs, eggs or chicks, what will you decorate, craft and create? Recommended for ages 4+ and free with admission.

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  • My Day to Play

    April 5, 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

    MY DAY TO PLAY AT MDM – A SPECIAL PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN ON THE AUTISM SPECTRUM
    Please join us for “My Day to Play,” a program designed to provide children on the autism spectrum with a safe, comfortable environment to explore and to give families who face similar challenges a place to connect. The program was developed by lead volunteer Rosalyn Fisher, a retired occupational therapist experienced in working with children on the spectrum, and MDM’s Director of Education, Trudi Plummer.

    Activities

    Quiet Sensory Discovery Boxes with some new materials each session

    Gross Motor Sensory Play

    Quiet Space available

    Different sessions of animal one-on-one and special science exploration time

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April 7, 2020
  • Science Detectives: Science for Pre-Schoolers

    April 7, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
    Maine Discovery Museum, 74 Main St, Bangor, ME 04401, USA

    We invite our pre-K age visitors with inquisitive minds to stop by our Tuesday morning mini-labs for
    fun and easy experiments and hands-on demonstrations: magnets, bubbles, ice, water, air, metal; even the greatest scientists started with simple experiments and observations. These special chemistry, engineering, and physics workshops are designed just right for the pre-school age child. 

    Each session starts with finding the science questions, the introduction of the tools and procedures followed by safety instructions. After about 10-20 minutes of guided inquiry the lab ends with 10-15 minute open exploration time and share-out of observations and discoveries.

    Recommended for children 3 - 5 years.

    Please note: Our Art Studio seats 15 children. If you find the room full when you arrive to do an activity, please circle back in 10-15 minutes.

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April 8, 2020
  • Messy Art

    April 8, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am

    Every Wednesday little artists can experiment with a new, fun painting tools, bright colors and practice their sequencing, spatial reasoning, fine motor, and problem solving skills- important for pre-reading and pre-math! Recommended for ages 2+ and free with admission.

    See more details

April 9, 2020
  • Nature Time

    April 9, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
    Maine Discovery Museum, 74 Main St, Bangor, ME 04401, USA

    Budding naturalists and biologists can go on nature excursions without ever leaving the museum. Get up close to some of MDM’s amazing live animals, pelts, claws, shells, bones, rocks and more. Each session starts with an introduction of the specimen or natural science discovery followed by guided gentle exploration and lots of time for science conversations. Occasionally we will have appropriate make and take activities to end the session.

    Recommended for ages 3+ and free with admission.

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April 10, 2020
  • Shape & Make

    April 10, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
    Maine Discovery Museum, 74 Main St, Bangor, ME 04401, USA

    Get little hands busy with play doughs, clays, cardboard, recyclables and more! Friday mornings are for shaping, making, and building! We’ll practice fine motor skills and exercise little hands while problem-solving, creating and having fun!

    Recommended for ages 3+ and free with admission.

    Please note: Our Art Studio seats 15 children. If you find the room full when you arrive to do an activity, please circle back in 10-15 minutes.

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April 11, 2020
  • Easter Saturday: Baby Animal Egg Cups

    April 11, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Craft and decorate adorable holders for all your eggy treats. Recommended for ages 3+ and free with admission.

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April 12, 2020
April 14, 2020
  • Science Detectives: Science for Pre-Schoolers

    April 14, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
    Maine Discovery Museum, 74 Main St, Bangor, ME 04401, USA

    We invite our pre-K age visitors with inquisitive minds to stop by our Tuesday morning mini-labs for
    fun and easy experiments and hands-on demonstrations: magnets, bubbles, ice, water, air, metal; even the greatest scientists started with simple experiments and observations. These special chemistry, engineering, and physics workshops are designed just right for the pre-school age child. 

    Each session starts with finding the science questions, the introduction of the tools and procedures followed by safety instructions. After about 10-20 minutes of guided inquiry the lab ends with 10-15 minute open exploration time and share-out of observations and discoveries.

    Recommended for children 3 - 5 years.

    Please note: Our Art Studio seats 15 children. If you find the room full when you arrive to do an activity, please circle back in 10-15 minutes.

    See more details

April 15, 2020
  • Messy Art

    April 15, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am

    Every Wednesday little artists can experiment with a new, fun painting tools, bright colors and practice their sequencing, spatial reasoning, fine motor, and problem solving skills- important for pre-reading and pre-math! Recommended for ages 2+ and free with admission.

    See more details

April 16, 2020
  • Nature Time

    April 16, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
    Maine Discovery Museum, 74 Main St, Bangor, ME 04401, USA

    Budding naturalists and biologists can go on nature excursions without ever leaving the museum. Get up close to some of MDM’s amazing live animals, pelts, claws, shells, bones, rocks and more. Each session starts with an introduction of the specimen or natural science discovery followed by guided gentle exploration and lots of time for science conversations. Occasionally we will have appropriate make and take activities to end the session.

    Recommended for ages 3+ and free with admission.

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April 17, 2020
  • Shape & Make

    April 17, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
    Maine Discovery Museum, 74 Main St, Bangor, ME 04401, USA

    Get little hands busy with play doughs, clays, cardboard, recyclables and more! Friday mornings are for shaping, making, and building! We’ll practice fine motor skills and exercise little hands while problem-solving, creating and having fun!

    Recommended for ages 3+ and free with admission.

    Please note: Our Art Studio seats 15 children. If you find the room full when you arrive to do an activity, please circle back in 10-15 minutes.

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April 18, 2020
  • Air Powered Toys

    April 18, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Enjoy the first warm days with your own, kid-made air powered toy. Recommended for ages 5+ and free with admission.

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April 19, 2020
  • Science of Rainbow Colors: Iridescence Lab

    April 19, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    What makes peacock feathers shimmer and prisms show rainbows? Explore and discover the phenomenon of bright, luminous colors where science meets art. Recommended for ages 6+ and free with admission.

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  • My Day to Play

    April 19, 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

    MY DAY TO PLAY AT MDM – A SPECIAL PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN ON THE AUTISM SPECTRUM
    Please join us for “My Day to Play,” a program designed to provide children on the autism spectrum with a safe, comfortable environment to explore and to give families who face similar challenges a place to connect. The program was developed by lead volunteer Rosalyn Fisher, a retired occupational therapist experienced in working with children on the spectrum, and MDM’s Director of Education, Trudi Plummer.

    Activities

    Quiet Sensory Discovery Boxes with some new materials each session

    Gross Motor Sensory Play

    Quiet Space available

    Different sessions of animal one-on-one and special science exploration time

    See more details

April 20, 2020
  • Flower Fairy Crowns

    April 20, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Weave your own beautiful fairy crown with colorful silk florals and ribbons. Recommended for ages 4+ and free with admission.

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April 21, 2020
  • Bees Alive

    April 21, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    More information coming soon!

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April 22, 2020
  • Earth Day: Self Watering Recyclo Seed Starters

    April 22, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Use up-cycled materials to build a self-watering seed starter to get ready for the gardening season. Recommended for ages 5+. $2 materials fee. Tickets will be available at the admissions desk day of program. Whiles supplies last.

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April 23, 2020
  • Unicorn Ears Headbands

    April 23, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Turn yourself into a dazzling unicorn with a fun headband complete with ears and horn. Recommended for ages 5+ and free with admission.

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April 24, 2020
  • Arbor Day Activity

    April 24, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Craft a container for a native tree sapling with materials you can plant safely in the ground. Recommended for ages 5+ and free with admission.

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April 25, 2020
  • Magical Dragon Puppets

    April 25, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Create a magical, movable dragon friend for imaginative play. Recommended for ages 4+ and free with admission.

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April 26, 2020
  • Rainbow Wind Chimes

    April 26, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Capture the color of April showers and sunny spring days in a tinkling, musical chime. 

    Recommended for ages 5+ and free with admission.

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March 28, 2020
  • Pollinator Flowers Truffles

    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

March 29, 2020
  • Plaster Garden Sculptures

    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

March 31, 2020
  • Science Detectives: Science for Pre-Schoolers

    11:00 am - 11:30 am

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