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: https://the-childrens-museum.org/.
The Children’s Museum is open Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Alpha Geek Con
May 1 and 2
9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. & 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
The first annual Alpha GeekCon is for and about family-friendly learning, playing, and imagination through cosplay, video games, board games, cartoons, and other geeky edutainment! Come spend two days with us learning, playing, and discovering family-friendly geeky activities such as cosplay, arts & crafts, video games, cartoons, sci-fi/fantasy, board games, and so much more! We’re ready to engage you with amazing educational entertainment for all ages with panels, speakers, workshops, shows, and products in the field of geek play and edutainment.
Mother Goose Day
Saturday, May 1, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Did you know the term Mother Goose dates back to the 1650s? Come read and make some crafts related to some of the well-known Mother Goose stories. Free with Regular Admission.
Ready Set Grow
Every Other Wednesday; 10:00 a.m. -10:45 a.m.
May 5: Shapes
Have you ever wondered what your child is learning through their play? Do you ever wonder if your 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.
Celebrate Mother’s Day
Saturday, May 8, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Come celebrate Mother’s Day by making a special craft for that important woman in your life! Free with Regular Admission.
Rapunzel’s Tea Party
Saturday, May 8, 3 sessions, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Join Rapunzel for an afternoon of games, stories, songs, and snacks! Ages 2-12. Costumes are optional. Tickets are required for admission.
Celebrate Frank L. Baum Birthday
Saturday, May 15, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Follow the Bloomsburg Children’s Museum down the yellow brick road as we celebrate L. Frank Baum birthday with spe-cial Wizard of Oz themed crafts! Free with Regular Admission.
Two Dollar Tuesday
May 18, 10 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Third Tuesday of the month, $2 admission all day. The Exchange will host hands-on Art Cart projects 10am-2pm.
This Day in History: 1980s – Pac Man
Saturday, May 22, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
On May 22nd,1980 the famous maze arcade game “Pac-Man” was released. Join us as we learn more about this game. Free with Regular Admission.
May Flower Day
Saturday, May 29, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Come enjoy the beauty of spring while creating some May flower crafts. Free with Regular Admission.
CLUBS AND CLASSES
Girls Who Code
Meets 1st & 3rd Thursday at 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!
Art Attack: Playful Pet Portraits
Saturday, May 22, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
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 workshop is perfect for you! Recommended for ages 6+. $12/student.
Paint Me a Story: “Little Blue Truck”
Saturday, May 22, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
This Saturday morning story time-art-studio-mashup is a whole lot of fun for your little ones ages 2-6. Story time ig-nites preschoolers’ imaginations for creating hands-on art activities exploring colorful book themes and characters. Build language skills, color recognition, and small motor skills.
Music Together® of Bloomsburg
Every Friday, 10:15 – 11:15 a.m.
Music Together is an early childhood music curriculum that’s known around the world for its ability to engage children and adults in musical play together.
Monthly on first Monday, 5:00-7:00 p.m.
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. Sketch up, 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+.
Fourth Saturday of the Month
Saturday, May 22, 1-3:00 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 les-son in physics and mechanics.
GEEK GRID STUDIO PROGRAMS
Saturday, May 29, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Social group discussions on positive mental health and wellness through video games and board games. Steps to balanced gaming, and education with group games, de-mos, and roundtable discussions by experienced mental health advisors and gamers.
Saturday, May 29, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Monthly membership program for 13+ focusing on growing friendships through similar geek interests. Video games, board games, art, writing, mangas, and cartoons. Refreshments and activities included.
For a complete listing of all programs, visit https://the-childrens-museum.org/
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.