The Children’s Museum, located at 2 West Seventh Street, Bloomsburg is pleased to announce its programs for late March and April 2019.

LATE MARCH

Saturday, March 30, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
HAK-4-KIDS

Bloomsburg University is hosting their fourth annual BloomCON cyber security conference. To get kids in on the fun, the Bloomsburg Children’s Museum organized the HAK 4-KIDZ event to coincide with the adult conference. Children ages 7-17 are invited to attend kid-friendly presentations and activities on info security, electronics, programming and all kinds of hacks. Parent must attend with child.

Saturday, March 30, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Folk Dance: Dances of the World

Join us as we travel around the world moving our bodies to the steps and rhythms of France, Greece, Bulgaria, Israel, Turkey and beyond! We will learn basic dance steps of some fun folk dances as well as interesting information about the countries where they are danced. All ages welcome and no prior dance experience needed. Students in the class are welcome to perform at the Renaissance Jamboree on April 27 and at the Bloomsburg Mini Maker Faire on May 4.

APRIL

Friday, April 5, 12, 19 and 26, 10:15 a.m.-11:15 a.m.
Music Together

This internationally recognized early childhood music and movement program is led by certified music teacher Kerry Kenny. Music CD and songbook included. Register at musictogetherofbloomsburg.com ,or call Kerry at 570-575-0053.

Saturday, April 6, April 13 and April 20, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Folk Dance: Dances of the World

Join us as we travel around the world moving our bodies to the steps and rhythms of France, Greece, Bulgaria, Israel, Turkey and beyond! We will learn basic dance steps of some fun folk dances as well as interesting information about the countries where they are danced. All ages welcome and no prior dance experience needed. Students in the class are welcome to perform at the Renaissance Jamboree on April 27 and at the Bloomsburg Mini Maker Faire on May 4.

Wednesday, April 3 and 17, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Homeschool Hangouts

Every other Wednesday 11-1 p.m. during the school year. Parent/child activities designed to complement concepts taught in homeschool curriculum, grades K-12. Discounted admission for homeschool families ($5/person). Topics Include:

~April 3: Wonderful Water

~April 17: Camping 101

Thursday, April 4 and 18, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Girls Who Code

This free after-school program is for 6th-12th grade girls. Join our sisterhood of supportive peer sand role models using computer science to change the world. Learn the concepts of loops, variables, conditionals, and functions that form the basis for all programming languages. Work in teams to design a computer science impact project that solves real world problems girls care about. Call the museum to register. Registration cost is free, sponsored by the Arconic Foundation and Williams.

Thursday, April 4 and 25, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
iMAKE Art & Science Spring Class Series

This a-la-carte class series offers both art & science make-&-take projects for children ages 6-12. Pick which projects you like best or try them all. See museum website or class brochure for full calendar of projects. iMAKE Classes run at 4:30 the 1st and 4th Thursdays from February through May. $8/child for each class. Spaces are limited! Call the museum to register. Walk-ins are first come, first served.

~April 4: Giant Tin Foil Craft
~April 25: Earth Day Science: Seed Bombs & Egg Geodes

Looking ahead:
~Melted Crayon Masterpieces – May 2
~Secret Messages: Lemon Juice & Jelly Marble Messages – May 23

 

Saturday, April 13, Session A: 10-11 am, Session B: 11:15 am-12:15 pm
Grossology Lab: Fetal Pig Dissection

Join the Bloomsburg University Biology Club for an in-depth hour of hands-on science. Students will discover the mammal anatomy through hands-on fetal pig dissection. Recommended for ages 6 to teens, adults also welcome. Free with regular admission. Seats limited; call Museum to RSVP.

Tuesday, April 16, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Two Dollar Tuesday

$2 admission all day! The Exchange will host hands-on Art Cart projects 10-2 p.m.

Tuesday, April 16, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Exploring Club

Exploring Clubs are for boys and girls between 10 and 17 years old who are interested in learning about exciting career choices.

Saturday, April 20, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Paint Lab: Sculpture 101

A one-hour class exploring and introducing fine art techniques. Scultpure is 3D art created by combining materials with glue, clay, tape or even tin foil! The class will explore the endless possibilities of the 3D world of art. Call museum to register. Recommended for ages 6+. Museum admission plus $6 material fee.

Saturday, April 27, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Renaissance Jamboree

Visit the Children’s Museum booth on Main Street for free hands-on activities for kids of all ages. The Bloomsburg Children’s Museum will be closed during the Renaissance Jamboree.

Saturday, April 27, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
DIY Gift Workshop Series: Fused Glass Pendants

Make a gift for mom or grandma for Mother’s Day! Artisan Becki Fahs will lead our class on making a colorful glass pendant. Ages 6-12 must have an adult, ages 12+ no adult required. Teens and adults are welcome. Class size limited to 20 students. Call the Museum to register.

Bloomsburg Mini Maker Faire
Saturday, May 4

The Bloomsburg Mini Maker Faire is a Children’s Museum-organized event that is part of the global Maker Faire network created by MAKE Magazine. According to MAKE, “Maker Faire is the greatest show (and tell) on Earth – a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement.” The event brings together amateur and professional inventors, artists, crafters, engineers and performers in a combination of large spectacles and communal interactive experiences. Admission is free, sponsored by Arconic Foundation through Kawneer.

The Children’s Museum is a non-profit organization with a mission to enrich the lives of people in the 10-county region by fostering a lifelong love of learning through interactive programs and exhibits that bring out the imagination in every child and the child in every visitor. Museum hours are Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit www.the-childrens-museum.org or call 570-389-9206 for more information.

For a printable calendar of all the above listed events, please click here to download.

Get area event news in your inbox!

Get area event news in your inbox!

Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates from Art of PA and The Exchange.

You have Successfully Subscribed!