The Children’s Museum, 2 West Seventh Street, Bloomsburg is pleased to announce its programs for October 2019.
Girls Who Code
Thursday, October 3 and 17 (meets 1st and 3rd Thursdays through May 2020)
Girls Who Code is a FREE after-school program for 3rd-5th grade girls. Learn the concepts of loops, variables, conditionals and func-tions that form the basis for all programming languages. All while having fun and making friends!
Music Together® Family Classes
8 week session starting Friday, October 4
10:15 a.m.-11:00 a.m.; 11:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
This internationally recognized early childhood music and movement program is led by certified music teacher, Kerry Kenny. Music Together® stimulates a love for music, movement, and learning in children ages newborn to kindergarten and the adults who love them. Wiggling, singing, and laughing with your child is so much fun—it’s easy to forget how much learning is taking place! Music CD & Songbook included. Registration required. Register at www.musictogetherofbloomsburg.com or email at [email protected]
Saturday, October 5
10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Meet your favorite Superheroes from the Heroes Alliance. Superhero-themed crafts and games too! Wear a costume to get $1 off admission.
Infectious Intelligence Club
Monday, October 7 (continues monthly on first Monday through May 2020)
Middle and High School-aged students will design and build tethered robots using engineering design concepts. Robots will be created to compete in a competition. Sketchup, technical drawing, circuits, mechanical engineering, critical thinking, and mathematical skills will be taught. A teacher’s recommendation is required because of the challenging nature of the club. Open to grades 6 and up. Payment required upon registration. $140/student. Pizza dinner included.
Mini Maker Camp
Ages 6-12, $30 per student; Camp A: Exciting Excavators
Students will learn about and create a fully functional hydraulic excavating arm. The project is an excellent demonstration of a hydraulic power system that drive real world machines. Students will keep their creations.
Every Other Wednesday October 9-December 18
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Parent/child activities designed to complement concepts taught in homeschool curriculum, grades K-12. Discounted admission for homeschool families.
National Thank a Farmer Day
Saturday, October 12
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
From very early in American culture, a farmer’s endless hard work has been an example to all of us, and on this day we thank them for their invaluable contributions to our lives. This year we are especially thanks Rohrbach’s Farm Market. Sign a giant thank you card, learn about where your food comes from, enter to win a bountiful basket of farm fresh food, or tickets to Rohrbach’s Corn Maze!
Scouts Badge: Creepy Cooking
Saturday, October 12
Scouts will make edible slime, floating eyeballs, and other Halloween-themed treats. Ages 6+ Cost $15/ student includes fun patch and materials for class.
Two Dollar Tuesday
Tuesday, October 15
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
$2 admission all day! The Exchange will host hands-on Art Cart projects 10-2 p.m.
Explorer Club Preview Class
Wednesday, October 15 and November 19 (runs monthly on the third Tuesday December 2019-2020)
Exploring Club is for boys and girls ages 10 –17 who are interested in learning about exciting career choices through activities, guest speakers and field trips to take an in-depth look at a wide variety of careers. Exploring Club is run through the Boy Scouts of America’s Learning for Life. $140/ student for the entire year. (No meetings in July and August)
Little Sprouts: Tumble & Move
October Session: Oct. 17-November 7
November Session: Nov. 21- Dec. 19 (No class on Thanksgiving)
Ages 2-6 and their caregivers will tumble and move, experiencing whole body motion through fun themes each week. Taught by Katie Rude of MomBoss Fitness. Four class session is $28 per family (same household); registration required.
Saturday, October 19
10 a.m.-12 noon
Come meet two life-sized dinos, as our dinosaur exhibit comes to life! Join us for some great dino crafts and activities to learn about these amazing creatures that roamed the earth millions of years ago. Learn how you can get Tank or Dexter to appear at your next party or event. Included with museum admission. Electric City Aquarium will be there too!
Monday, October 21, 28 and November 4
Have you ever wondered what your child is learning through their play? Do you ever wonder if your child is ready for kindergarten? This 3-session camp will help you learn why play is important and how to understand it. Your child will be invited to play, you will be invited to chat, observe and play along-side your child with two local passionate early childhood educators, Jenn Boyunegmez and Lisa Herrald-Doerschler. Ages 2-6, $20/family, register online.
Friday, October 25, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
A FREE Halloween event hosted by The Children’s Museum, The Exchange, Bloomsburg YMCA, AGAPE, and BTE. Enjoy Trunk-or-Treat, children’s crafts and games, marshmallow roasting, enter the costume contest, watch the great pumpkin drop and more!
Grossology Lab: Frog Dissection
Saturday, October 26
Session A: 10-11:00 a.m. , Session B: 11:15-12:15 p.m.
Join the Bloomsburg University Biology Club for an in-depth hour of hands-on science. Students will discover vertebrate anatomy through a hands-on frog dissection. Recommended for age 6 to teens. Free with regular admission. Seats are limited; RSVP on the museum’s website.
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.