December 16, 2017
  • Gingerbread House Workshop Session 1

    December 16, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

    Decorate your dream gingerbread house: Tons of quality candy, edible
    “building supplies” for sleds, trees, decks, additions, garages, hot tubs, gingerbread doghouses, candy snow men or landing strips for the reindeer! If you can imagine it, we’ll help you build it with fresh royal icing mortar.
    Spend quality family time, make memories together and leave the mess with us!

    Price: $18 per house non-members, $15 per house members. Price includes the gingerbread house, all-you-can-use-decorations, additional “building supplies”, a box to transport your finished house.

    Pre-paid, sign-up workshop!

    Must reserve gingerbread house by Monday, December 11! Please indicate what session (10:30 am or 1:30 pm)

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  • Gingerbread House Workshop Session 2

    December 16, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

    Decorate your dream gingerbread house: Tons of quality candy, edible
    “building supplies” for sleds, trees, decks, additions, garages, hot tubs, gingerbread doghouses, candy snow men or landing strips for the reindeer! If you can imagine it, we’ll help you build it with fresh royal icing mortar.
    Spend quality family time, make memories together and leave the mess with us!

    Price: $18 per house non-members, $15 per house members. Price includes the gingerbread house, all-you-can-use-decorations, additional “building supplies”, a box to transport your finished house.

    Pre-paid, sign-up workshop!

    Must reserve gingerbread house by Monday, December 11! Please indicate what session (10:30 am or 1:30 pm)

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December 17, 2017
  • A Victorian Holiday

    December 17, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

    Did you know the first holiday trees were hung upside down from the ceiling?
    Why were pickles and oranges important for children in Victorian times during the holidays? Celebrate the seasons like children did over a hundred years ago: craft cornucopias and gilded stars, fashion fans and flags from colorful scraps, taste real figgy pudding, sugar plums, and roasted chestnuts.
    Recommended ages 3+
    Please be on time for start of activity

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  • My Day to Play

    December 17, 2017 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

    My Day to Play

    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.

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December 18, 2017
December 19, 2017
  • Science Detectives-Science for preschoolers

    December 19, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am

    Join us for very hands-on early science activities: magnets, bubbles, ice, water, air, metal; even the greatest scientists started with simple experiments and observations. These special chemistry and physics workshops are designed just right for the pre-school age child.

    Recommended age 3+
    Please be on time for start of activity

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December 20, 2017
  • Messy Art: Rolling Pin Painting

    December 20, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am

    Use a familiar holiday baking tool to have some fun with paint!

    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 ages 2+
    Please be on time for start of activity

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December 21, 2017
  • Nature Time

    December 21, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am

    From meeting a live bearded dragon to planting flower seeds, we will investigate plants, animals, and more!

    Recommended age 3+
    Please be on time for start of activity

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December 22, 2017
  • Ready Readers

    December 22, 2017 @ 10:15 am - 11:00 am

    Children ages 3-5 are welcome to participate in our morning reading time and stay for fun activities designed to inspire an early love for reading.
    Please be on time for start of activity.

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  • Clay Play

    December 22, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am

    We provide special tools and dough to exercise little hands: rollers, pounders, and presses. Designed to help your child build fine motor muscles and creatively express themselves, Clay Play is a great time to play, pound, and shape dough or clay into fantastic designs. Leave the mess to us and we’ll even send you home with recipes to make your own.
    Please be on time for start of activity.

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December 23, 2017
  • Last Minute Gifts

    December 23, 2017

    We’ll open our craft supply treasures and help you create wonderful little presents for your most special people. Open throughout the day.

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December 24, 2017
December 25, 2017
December 26, 2017
  • Giftwrap Collage

    December 26, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am

    Put sparkly, colorful holiday recyclables to good use to create fancy works of art. Recommended ages 2+
    Please be on time for start of activity.

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  • Balsam Bubdles

    December 26, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

    Reuse holiday materials to capture the scent of the season.
    Recommended ages 2+
    Please be on time for start of activity.

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December 27, 2017
  • 3D Stars and Star Spinners

    December 27, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am

    Calling all little engineers to turn easy to use materials into celestial toys.
    Recommended ages 4+
    Please be on time for start of activity.

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  • Spaghetti Bridge Engineering

    December 27, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

    How tall, wide, and strong can you build with surprising materials?
    Recommended ages 5+
    Please be on time for start of activity.

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December 28, 2017
  • Good Luck Charms for the New Year

    December 28, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am

    Craft a little pocket treasure and learn about New Year’s customs of different cultures.
    Recommended ages 4+
    Please be on time for start of activity.

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  • Fancy Giftwrap Jewelry

    December 28, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

    Turn left over wrapping paper into special beads.
    Recommended ages 4+
    Please be on time for start of activity.

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December 29, 2017
  • Flubber and Bouncy Balls

    December 29, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am

    Turn gooey, sticky chemicals into stretchy flubber or bouncy balls.
    Recommended ages 5+
    Please be on time for start of activity.

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  • Icy Science Fun

    December 29, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

    Experiment with frozen liquids and gases for serious and silly science fun.
    Recommended ages 5+
    Please be on time for start of activity.

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December 30, 2017
  • New Years' Around the World Crafts

    December 30, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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December 31, 2017
  • New Year's Eve Family Celebration!

    December 31, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    Noon - Face Painting - Lobby

    1pm and 4pm - Make hats and noisemakers -BDay Room (while supplies last)

    3:00 pm - Wax Fortune Castin - Art Studio

    4:45 pm - Animal Show - Baseball Diamond

    6:00 pm - Parade through MDM and Half Ways to New Year’s Countdowns - Meet on 3rd floor to parade through the museum to the lobby

    6:45 pm - Face Painting - Lobby

    Event ends at 7:30pm

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January 1, 2018
January 3, 2018
  • Messy Art:

    January 3, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 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 ages 2+
    Please be on time for start of activity

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January 4, 2018
  • Nature Time

    January 4, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am

    From meeting a live bearded dragon to planting flower seeds, we will investigate plants, animals, and more!

    Recommended age 3+
    Please be on time for start of activity

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January 5, 2018
  • Ready Readers

    January 5, 2018 @ 10:15 am - 11:00 am

    Children ages 3-5 are welcome to participate in our morning reading time and stay for fun activities designed to inspire an early love for reading.
    Please be on time for start of activity.

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  • Clay Play

    January 5, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am

    We provide special tools and dough to exercise little hands: rollers, pounders, and presses. Designed to help your child build fine motor muscles and creatively express themselves, Clay Play is a great time to play, pound, and shape dough or clay into fantastic designs. Leave the mess to us and we’ll even send you home with recipes to make your own.
    Please be on time for start of activity.

    See more details

January 8, 2018
January 9, 2018
  • Science Detectives-Science for preschoolers

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

    Join us for very hands-on early science activities: magnets, bubbles, ice, water, air, metal; even the greatest scientists started with simple experiments and observations. These special chemistry and physics workshops are designed just right for the pre-school age child.

    Recommended age 3+
    Please be on time for start of activity

    See more details

January 10, 2018
  • Messy Art:

    January 10, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 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 ages 2+
    Please be on time for start of activity

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January 11, 2018
  • Nature Time

    January 11, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am

    From meeting a live bearded dragon to planting flower seeds, we will investigate plants, animals, and more!

    Recommended age 3+
    Please be on time for start of activity

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January 12, 2018
  • Ready Readers

    January 12, 2018 @ 10:15 am - 11:00 am

    Children ages 3-5 are welcome to participate in our morning reading time and stay for fun activities designed to inspire an early love for reading.
    Please be on time for start of activity.

    See more details

  • Clay Play

    January 12, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am

    We provide special tools and dough to exercise little hands: rollers, pounders, and presses. Designed to help your child build fine motor muscles and creatively express themselves, Clay Play is a great time to play, pound, and shape dough or clay into fantastic designs. Leave the mess to us and we’ll even send you home with recipes to make your own.
    Please be on time for start of activity.

    See more details

December 2017

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1
  • Ready Readers
  • Clay Play
2
  • Mexican Tin Stars
3
  • Family Time: Evergreen Wreath and centerpieces Workshop ($5 fee)
  • My Day to Play
4
5
  • Science Detectives-Science for preschoolers
6
  • Messy Art: Holiday Shape Collages
7
  • Nature Time
8
  • Ready Readers
  • Clay Play
9
  • Nissen, Gnomes, and Elves
10
  • Winter Solstice Suns
11
12
  • Science Detectives-Science for preschoolers
13
  • Messy Art: Silver and Gold
14
  • Nature Time
15
  • Ready Readers
  • Clay Play
16
  • Gingerbread House Workshop Session 1
  • Gingerbread House Workshop Session 2
17
  • A Victorian Holiday
  • My Day to Play
18
19
  • Science Detectives-Science for preschoolers
20
  • Messy Art: Rolling Pin Painting
21
  • Nature Time
22
  • Ready Readers
  • Clay Play
23
  • Last Minute Gifts
24
25
26
  • Giftwrap Collage
  • Balsam Bubdles
27
  • 3D Stars and Star Spinners
  • Spaghetti Bridge Engineering
28
  • Good Luck Charms for the New Year
  • Fancy Giftwrap Jewelry
29
  • Flubber and Bouncy Balls
  • Icy Science Fun
30
  • New Years' Around the World Crafts
31
  • New Year's Eve Family Celebration!

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