The Children’s Museum, 2 West Seventh Street, Bloomsburg is pleased to announce its programs for January 2020.

**New**

The Bloomsburg Children’s Museum will be open on Mondays in January from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

First Lego League

Tuesday, January 7, 14, 21 and 28

4:30-5:30 p.m.

First Lego League Jr. is designed to introduce STEM concepts to kids ages 6-10. Discover your sense of wonder during the 2019/2020 FIRST® LEGO® League Jr. season, BOOMTOWN BUILD!. More than ever, we must come together to innovate and solve problems. In FIRST, you are part of a thriving community brimming with inspiration, creativity, and hope for a stronger, more sustainable future—one that’s built better together. Lego Expo Mar. 7th. Team #1 6-7 year olds Team #2 8-10 year olds. Tuesdays 4:30-5:30pm for 10 weeks starting Dec. 3rd-Feb. 25th. Registration required. $80/student (members $72). Includes team t-shirt. Spaces are limited.

Winter Wednesdays

Wednesday, January 8: Snowmen

Enjoy special winter-themed crafts along with free adult admission. Special craft from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Little Sprouts: Tumble & Move

January 9, 16, 23 and 30
10:15-10:45 a.m.

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.

Music Together ® Family Classes

Friday, January 10 (8 week session)
10:15-11:00 a.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. Music CD and songbook included. Registration required. Register at www.MusicTogetherofbloomsburg.com or email at

[email protected].

Art Lab: Watercolor Snowflakes

Saturday, January 11

11 a.m.-12 noon

A one-hour class exploring and introducing fine art techniques. Recommended for ages 6 and up. $2/per student plus Museum admission. Space is limited, register online today.

The Mitten Day

Saturday, January 11

10 a.m.-12 noon

Join the Bloomsburg Children’s Museum to read a wintery story, “The Mitten” by Jan Brett. We will have mitten-themed crafts and activities for all ages. Free with Museum admission.

Homeschool Hangouts

Wednesday, January 15 and 29

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.

Girls Who Code

Thursday, January 16

4:30-5:30 p.m.

Girls Who Code is a FREE after-school program for 3rd-5th grade girls. Learn the concepts of loops, variables, conditionals and functions that form the basis for all programming languages. All while having fun and making friends!

 

Thursday, January 16

Science Fair

5-8 p.m.

Students in grades 7-12 are invited to enter a project in the fair which will take place on January 16, 2020. To enter a project, complete the registration form found on our website or pick one up at the Museum’s office. Registration forms are due no later than December 6, 2019. CASH PRIZES are awarded to top projects. NASCO gift cards are awarded to top 3 teachers or homeschooling groups with the most students participating. All students receiving first awards will move on to the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science Regional Science Fair which takes place in March.

Butterflies Live

Saturday, January 18

10 a.m.-12 noon

Join Folk’s Farm at the Museum in experiencing a live butterfly enclosure. Learn all about the life cycles of these winged beau-ties with hands-on activities. Free with Museum admission.

Panera Bakers in Training

Monday, January 20

2:00 p.m.

During this fun-filled culinary experience, your child will try their hand at bread making by stretching and scoring a mini French baguette. They will also sample from Panera’s Clean Kids Menu, and decorate their own cookie with pro tips from Panera’s artisan bakers. Register online at the Bloomsburg Children’s Museum. Class is held at the Panera Bakery, 60 Plaza Drive, Bloomsburg. $25/child, includes chef’s hat, apron, tastings, and baking activity.

Two Dollar Tuesday

Tuesday, January 21
10 a.m.-4 p.m.

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

Exploring Club

Tuesday, January 21

4:30-5:30 p.m.

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)

Winter Wednesdays

Wednesday, January 22: Jack Frost

Enjoy special winter-themed crafts along with free adult admission. Special craft from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Nerf Modifications

Saturday, January 25

11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Join the Museum for this NEW club! Modifying your Nerf blaster is a fun and interesting way to expand on your new hobby. When done safely, modding can be a fun lesson in physics and mechanics. $25.00 for the year, ages 8 and up.

National Seed Swap Day

Saturday, January 25

10 a.m.-12 noon

Celebrate National Seed Swap Day with us. Gardeners of all ages can come together and swap the seeds from their best plants, which is great for improving the biodiversity in the local area. Free with Museum admission.

Saturday, Jan. 25

Kid Power Self Defense

2 sessions: 10-10:40 a.m. and 11-11:40 a.m.

Students will get empowered by learning to use key phrases and “get away” moves based on martial arts. Taught by teen instructor, Erik Weibel, black belt in taekwondo and Karate with ten years of martial arts experience. Adults must stay at program with children under 12. $2 fee plus regular admission. Spaces are limited.

Families with Special Needs Night

Friday, January 31

4-7 p.m.

Come to a fun night out for families with special needs! Enjoy a performance from IMAGE. IMAGE is a Sign Language performance group from Bloomsburg University. Their main goal is to promote American Sign Language, ASL, as a true language. Enjoy reduced number of visitors, a quiet area, fun craft and sensory activities, and an opportunity to network with other families. Admission is FREE.

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.

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