The Children’s Museum, 2 West Seventh Street, Bloomsburg is pleased to announce its programs for March 2020.
Paint Me A Story: Hoo Hoo Who?
Tuesday, March 3; 1-2 p.m.
This Tuesday afternoon story time art-studio-mashup is a whole lot of fun for your little ones ages 2-6. Hands-on activities while exploring rotating themes are available on a walk-in basis, while supplies last. Free with Museum admission.
Little Sprouts: March Madness
March Session: March 5, 12, 19, and 26, 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.
Girls Who Code
Thursday, March 5 and 19
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!
4th Annual High School Art Show Open House
Friday, March 6, opens at 5 p.m.
Talented young adult artists from area high schools will be showcased in this exclusive juried art exhibition. Photography, drawing, painting and collage are all part of the fun. Prizes awarded to top-scoring artists.
First Lego League Expo
Friday, March 6, 5-6 p.m.
This year’s challenge is Boomtown Build. Kids will showcase their team projects they have been working on. We will also have LEGO activities and other area LEGO clubs. Discounted admission is $5.
First Friday: Rock Painting
Friday, March 6, 5-6 p.m.
The first Friday of every month the Museum will be open until 7 p.m. Check out our First Friday Workshops from 5-6 p.m. Workshops are $2.00/per person plus Museum admission. Registration required.
Music Together ® Family Classes
Demo Class Friday, March 6, 9:15-10 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 new-born to kindergarten and the adults who love them. Music CD and songbook included. Registration required. Register at www.MusicTogetherofbloomsburg.com or email at
Preschool Discovery Days; Monthly on the first Saturday
March 7: Under the Sea
10 a.m.-12 p.m.
This monthly Saturday morning program is a whole lot of fun for your little ones ages 2-6. Hands-on activities exploring rotating themes are available on a walk-in basis, while supplies last. Free with Museum admission.
Art Lab: Painted Rainbows and Shamrocks
Saturday, March 7, 11 a.m.-12 noon
A one-hour class exploring and introducing fine art techniques. Recommended for ages 6 and up. $6 per student plus Museum admission. Space is limited, register online today.
Wednesday, March 11 and 25
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Parent/child activities designed to complement concepts taught in homeschool curriculum, grades K-12. Topics include: Kitchen Chemistry, Lego Engineering, Healthy Hearts, Financial Fitness. Discounted admission for homeschool families.
Panera Bakers in Training
Wednesday, March 11, 4:30 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.
Grossology Lab: Squid Dissection
Saturday, March 14
Session A: 10-11 a.m. and Session B: 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Ewww gross! Get hands-on with Bloomsburg University’s Biology Club for a one-hour dissection activity using real scientists’ equipment. Students will dissect a squid in this lab. Free with admission, registration required.
National Pi Day
Saturday, March 14, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Join the Bloomsburg Children’s Museum for a celebration of Pi. Pi Day is an annual opportunity for math enthusiasts to recite the infinite digits of Pi, talk to their friends about math, and eat pie! Free with Museum admission.
Flapjack Fundraiser Breakfast
March 14, 8-10 a.m.
All you can eat pancake breakfast at Applebee’s in Bloomsburg benefiting the Bloomsburg Children’s Museum. $4.50 Child Ticket, $7.00 Adult Ticket
American Girl Club
Monthly on the second Saturday, Saturday, March 14, 1-2:30 p.m.
Explore the world of American Girl characters at this monthly club with make-and-take crafts and games inspired by a character’s time in history. Bring a doll or stuffed animal to join the fun. $12/class or $40 for Spring Session.
Monthly on the 3rd Tuesday; March 17, 4:30 p.m.
Exploring Club is for boys and girls ages 10 –17 who are interested in learn-ing 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)
Two Dollar Tuesday
Tuesday, March 17, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Third Tuesday of the month, $2 admission all day. The Exchange will host hands-on Art Cart projects 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Friday, March 20, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Join the Bloomsburg Children’s Museum at the Weis Center in Lewisburg for FREE pre-show activities. Peking Acrobats perform daring maneuvers atop a precarious pagoda of chairs and display their technical prowess at such arts as trick-cycling, precision tumbling, juggling, somersaulting, and gymnastics. For ticket information contact the Weis Center for the Performing Arts at Bucknell University.
Scout Badge Program: Soldering
Saturday, March 21
Session A: 1-2 p.m. and Session B: 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Scouts will solder together a light sensing micro bot. Soldering procedure, safety, fixing mistakes, robot sensors, transistors, and resistors will be covered in the class. Registration includes a fun patch and materials for class.
Kid Power Self Defense
Saturday, March 21
Session A: 10-11:00 a.m. and Session B: 11:15-12:15 p.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.
Teddy Bear Clinic
Saturday, March 21, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
At The Bloomsburg Children’s Museum students will walk in the shoes of health professionals by guiding their teddy bear “patient” through a hospital/clinic experience. Students will become familiar with medical equipment, resolve common misconceptions about the healthcare environment and lay the groundwork for healthy choices. Free with Museum admission.
Fourth Saturday of the Month; March 28, 1-3 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. March meeting held at Bloomsburg Fairgrounds.
Saturday, March 28, 10 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Doors open at 9:30 a.m.
Bloomsburg University is hosting their fifth annual BloomCON cyber security conference. To get kids in on the fun, The Bloomsburg Children’s Museum organized the Hak4Kidz event to coincide with the adult conference. Kids ages 7-17 are invited to attend kid-friendly presentations and activities on info security, electronics, programming and all kinds of hacks. An adult must attend with their child. Free t-shirt to the first 100 kids in attendance. Check https://bloomconhak4kidz.wordpress.com/ for updates.
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 Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit www.the-childrens-museum.org or call 570-389-9206 for more information.