*NOTE* The Children’s Museum follows the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s guidelines for COVID mitigation. Masks are required for entry for anyone over the age of 2. The Museum has enacted a strict sanitation schedule to maintain a safe and healthy environment for our guests. You can learn more about our efforts at our website www.The-Bloomsburg-Childrens-Museum.org

MUSEUM HOURS

The Children’s Museum is open Monday-Saturday 10 am-4 pm.

The First Friday of the month, the Museum is open from 10 am-7 pm.

Special Member-only hours occur every Thursday from 4 pm-7 pm.

PROGRAMS

Infectious Intelligence

Monthly on the first Monday 5-7:00 p.m. October 2020 to June 2021.

Middle and High School-aged students will design and build tethered robots using engineering design concepts. Open to grades 6 and up. $140.00/student. Pizza dinner included.

Cosplay 101

Saturday, December 12th; 1-2:00 p.m.

Learn the basics of cosplay. What is cosplay? From cosplay etiquette to acting. Features guest cosplayers. Cosplay designs, inspiration, and budgeting. $15/students

Geeks Anonymous

Saturday, December 12th; 11-12:00 p.m.

Once a month program for ALL AGES focusing on growing friendships through similar geek interests. Our topics include, but are not limited to S.T.E.A.M Education, Video Games, Writing, Cosplay, Comics, and

Cartoons. Includes new member geek gift, cosplay guests, socialization and refreshments.

Panera Bakers in Training

Monday, January 18th at 2:00 p.m. or Monday, February 15th at 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 get to decorate their own cookie, with pro tips from Panera’s artisan bakers. $25/child includes chef’s hat and apron, tastings, and baking activities.

Grossology Lab: Owl Pellet Dissection

Saturday, January 9th Session A: 10-11:00 or Session B: 11:30-12:30

This owl pellet dissection lab is a memorable (and fun!) way to learn about the eating habits of birds of prey– birds such as owls that eat rodents and small birds.

Grossology Lab: Clam Dissection

Saturday, February 20th Session A: 10-11:00 or Session B: 11:30-12:30

You’ll want your kids to clam up when they get so excited about this class! Learn all about the anatomy of the clam during this hands-on program.

Young Engineers

Tuesday’s at 4:30 p.m. December 8th to January 26th

Grab your lab coats and goggles for this after school science class! Students will learn about pneumatics,

circuits, hydraulics and more! Check Facebook or our website for the list of projects.

Lego Engineering and Robotics

Tuesday’s at 4:30 p.m. February 2nd to March 30th

Students ages 8-15 will be introduced to STEM concepts while exploring real world scientific problems in this after school LEGO Engineering and Robotics class. Students will create and test using a Lego WeDo robotics kit, that features working motors and sensors, to show their work.

Homeschool Hangouts

Every other Wednesday 11-1p.m. during the school year beginning

January 6th-March 31st.Parent/child activities designed to complement concepts taught in homeschool curriculum, grades K-12. Discounted admission for homeschool families.

Art Attack: Learn the Basics

Saturday’s, 11:30-12:30 p.m.

January 16th

– Ultimate Guide to Painting with Pastels

February 13th

– How to Art Journal/Collage

March 13th

– Watercolor 101

Join Miss. Emily to explore the basics of art. In this one-hour class students will explore fine art techniques. Whether you are a seasoned artist who wants to brush-up on your skills or you are a

beginner, this Saturday art workshop is perfect for you!

Recommended for ages 6+. $12 per student. Register online at https://bit.ly/bcm-art-attack

Henri Matisse Stockings

Saturday, Dec. 5th, 12-1:00 p.m.

Do you like bright colors, fun patterns and the holidays? For this project, we will learn about the famous free-form artist, Henri Matisse, and create stockings using shapes, patterns and textures.

Admission plus $6 material fee.

Art-tastic!

Thursday’s at 4:30 p.m. December 3rd to February 4th

Join Miss Sara for these fun after school art projects! There will be a new project each week! Check Facebook or our website for the list of projects.

DISCOUNT DAYS!

Winter Wednesdays

Every other Wednesday December 2nd—January 27th; 11-1:00 p.m.

Enjoy a special winter-themed craft every other Wednesday with free adult admission.

December 2nd: Snowflakes

December 16th: Reindeer

December 30th: Jack frost

January 13th: “The Mitten” by Jan Brett

January 27th: Penguins

TWO-DOLLAR TUESDAYS

Third Tuesday of the Month – $2 admission all day!

The Exchange will host hands-on Art Cart projects from 10:00-2:00 p.m.

DIY GIFT SERIES

Create Your Own Teacup Succulent Workshop

Friday, December 4th, 6-7:00 p.m.

Join Whitenight’s Greenhouse to create your own centerpiece for all your events! All materials will be supplied. Perfect for kids and adults, limited spots available . $15/student

Felted Gnome Ornament

Saturday, December 5th; 2-3:00 p.m.

Create Your Own Christmas Card

Saturday, December 12th; 2-3:00 p.m.

Create Your Own Dishtowel

Saturday, December 19th; 10-11:00 a.m.

Create Your Own Braided & Beaded Keychain

Saturday, December 19th; 12-2:00 p.m.

Check out our Facebook page and our website for details about the classes.

FREE WITH REGULAR ADMISSION

This Day in History: First Transatlantic Radio Transmission

Saturday, December 12th, 10-12:00 p.m.

On December 12th, 1901 Italian inventory Guglielmo Marconi received the first transatlantic radio transmission in St. John’s Newfoundland. Join us as we explore the significance of this date.

Free with regular admission.

Look for an Evergreen Day

Saturday, December 19th, 10-12:00 p.m.

Join the Museum as we look for evergreen trees! We will learn how to identify these trees and spot them in nature. Free with regular admission.

Countdown to Noon: Family Celebration of New Year’s

Thursday, December 31st, 10-1:00 p.m.

Join us for a Family Celebration of New Year’s at the Bloomsburg Children’s Museum. There will be New Year’s themed crafts and games, and a “Countdown to Noon” with special musical guest Kerry

Kenny.

Ring in the New Year

Saturday, January 2nd, 10-12:00 p.m.

Join the Bloomsburg Children’s Museum to celebrate the New Year! Let us know what you have planned for 2021 with crafts and activities. Free with regular admission.

Science of Snow

Saturday, January 16th, 10-12:00 p.m.

Come learn about the Science of Snow with the Bloomsburg Children’s Museum. Learn how it forms and why it snows. Free with regular admission.

This Day in History: Invention of the Frisbee

Saturday, January 23rd, 10-12:00 p.m.

Join the Bloomsburg Children’s Museum as we explore this day in history. We will be taking a close look at Saturday, January 23rd, 1957. On this day, Wham-O toy company roll out the first batch of

their aerodynamic plastic discs—now known as Frisbees. Free with regular admission.

Celebrate Stinky the Turtles Birthday

Saturday, January 30th, 10-12:00 p.m.

Join the Bloomsburg Children’s Museum as we celebrate Stinky’s birthday. Did you know Stinky is a Common Musk Turtle and native to Pennsylvania? Come learn about Stinky while enjoying a

birthday treat. Free with regular admission.

This Day in History: Doughnut– Making Machine

Saturday, February 6th, 10-12:00 p.m.

We will be taking a close look at Saturday, February 6th, 1926. On this day in Dubuque, Iowa, the first doughnut-making machine was launched. Free with regular admission.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day

Saturday, February 13th, 10-12:00 p.m.

Create your own Valentine’s Day card for your loved ones with the Bloomsburg Children’s Museum. Free with regular admission.

National Bird Feeding Month

Saturday, February 20th, 10-12:00 p.m.

Come learn about what birds you can see in your own backyard while creating your own take-home bird feeder. Free with regular admission.

Polar Bear Day

Saturday, February 27th, 10-12:00 p.m.

Come learn about the world’s largest carnivore, the Polar Bear. Learn where to find and how to identify this bear. Free with regular admission.

COMMUNITY

“It’s OK to Be Different”: Addressing Difference and Diversity with Young Children

Friday, February 5th, 5-6:00 p.m.

This FREE workshop gives parents and guardians of young children an opportunity to discuss ways in which they can help their young children navigate differences and diversity among people. We will

focus on using children’s literature as a tool to begin these discussions, reflect on our own experiences and attitudes with differences, and learn some tips to help young children positively

interact with diversity within our community. Seating is limited. Each family will receive a free book. This workshop is sponsored by The Coalition for Social Equity and the Bloomsburg Children’s Museum.

Sensory Santa

Sunday, December 20th, 1-4:00 p.m.

Sensory Santa is an opportunity for children to meet with Santa on their terms in a quiet and calming environment. We understand that sometimes the best laid plans don’t always work out so, if you have to come late or come early that will be fine! Please let Jennifer know you would like to attend by calling 717-887-6609 or via email at [email protected]

All Abilities Night

Friday, January 22nd, 3-7:00 p.m.

Come to a fun night out for All Abilities Night! Enjoy a reduced number of visitors, space, and freedom to explore at your own pace, adapted exhibits, a quiet area, and an opportunity to network with

other families. All Abilities Night is a FREE event held Quarterly

The Great & Powerful Graphic Organizer: Tools for Parents!

The graphic organizer is so simple – just a few shapes and lines and yet it is an absolutely amazing tool that can cement learning in a short time. Join Jennifer Billig, of Hand in Hand Family Resource Center for this free program to learn about using graphic organizers to make everyday tasks easier for you and your child.

January 5th

-Visual Schedules: Make a schedule for your child to follow at home. A morning/evening routine tailored to your situation.

February 2nd

– Responsibility Charts: Get your child motivated to participate in daily chores, using visuals or tangible items and reward systems.

March 2nd

– Mindfulness and/or Sensory Kit: Sometimes it’s difficult to manage frustrations and situations that are overwhelming, having tangible tools on hand can help children regain control

Homeschooling 101

Tuesday, January 5th at 5:00 p.m.

Join Dr. Patricia Stoudt of HIS (Homeschool Inspirational Support) Homeschool Center LLC for an informational session on homeschooling your children. The program is great for people considering homeschooling but don’t know where to begin or for people seeking more information on what is entailed in homeschooling.

Topics covered include: Steps to get started, Choosing curriculum, Special Needs, Portfolios, Testing, Evaluations and Graduation options.

EVENTS

Special Guest: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary

Saturday, January 9th, 11-12:00 p.m.

Join our special guest Hawk Mountain Sanctuary to get an up-close and personal look at one of their educational raptors. You will learn about natural history, raptor identification and migration information. Due to COVID restrictions you must purchase tickets in advance at https://bit.ly/bcm-hawk

The Zoo Comes to You

Sunday, February 14th, 1-3:00 p.m.

The Peaceable Kingdom Zoo will be at the Bloomsburg Children’s Museum presenting an educational, interactive zoo experience with live animals. TICKETS ARE REQUIRED. Tickets are $10 per person. Check

out our Facebook and website for updates on this event! Purchase your tickets online at

https://bit.ly/bcm-zoo

Hak4Kidz

Saturday, March 27th, 10-4:00 p.m.

Ethical hackers, information security professionals, and educators will bring the benefits of white hat

hacking to the children and young adults at the conference. The conference features, guest speakers, workshops, and STEM work stations. Attendees have a chance to win prizes, expand their knowledge. Register online at https://bit.ly/2021-hak4kidz

5th Annual Gingerbread House Competition and Display

Don’t miss the sights and smells of our Gingerbread House Competition and Display. Enter your own creation or enjoy viewing this amazing edible art by local artisans and kid hobbyists alike. Family, schools, children, and kit categories! Gingerbread Display opens up Saturday, December 19th at 10 a.m. Registration forms on our website at https://bit.ly/5th-gingerbread

5th Annual High School Art Show

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. Art Show Reception will be held on Friday, March 5th at 5:00 p.m. Registration form and rules is available at https://bit.ly/art-show5

PRE-K PROGRAMS

Paint Me a Story

Saturday’s; 10-11:00 a.m.

Dec. 5th

– Pete the Cat: Snow Daze

Jan. 16th

– The Snowy Day

Feb. 13th

– Day it Rained Hearts

Mar. 13th

– Iggy Peck, Architect

This story time-art-studio-mashup is a whole lot of fun for your little ones, ages 2-6. Story time ignites preschoolers’ imaginations for creating hands-on art activities exploring colorful book themes and characters. Build language skills, color recognition, and small motor skills. $2 material fee. Register

online at https://bit.ly/paint-me-story

Ready, Set, Grow

Every other Wednesday; 10-10:45 a.m. January 13th-March 31st

Have you ever wondered what your child is learning through their play? Do you ever wonder if you child is ready for Kindergarten? This program will help you learn why play is important and how to understand it. Your child will be invited to play and you will be invited to chat, observe and play alongside your child. Register online at https://bit.ly/BCM-READY

Music Together of Bloomsburg– Drop-In Classes

Friday’s at 10:15 a.m. in January and February

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! You must register in advanced at musictogetherofbloomsburg.com

For a complete listing of all programs, visit www.The-Childrens-Museum.com.

In order to maintain a safe public space for our guests and comply with our community standards, masks are required for entrance to the Museum. The Children’s Museum has increased sanitation of all touchable surfaces, removed many loose exhibit pieces to reduce touchable surfaces, instituted “Discovery Bags” to still allow hands-on participation for individual learners, and increased air exchange in the Museum.

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