The Bloomsburg Children’s Museum, 2 West 7th Street, is pleased to announce its January 2023 programs. The Bloomsburg Children’s Museum is open Monday through Saturday 10 am – 4 pm. For more information about these and additional programs, visit


This Day in History: 1785
Saturday, January 7th
10-12:00 p.m.
On this day in 1785, Jean Pierre Blanchard and John Jeffries complete the first hot air balloon flight across the English Channel. Learn how hot air balloons work and create your own! Included with Museum Admission.

Storytime from the Birds Nest with Miss Angie
Friday, January 13th
11:15-12:00 p.m.
The Bloomsburg Public Library’s Miss Angie goes to the Museum! Join Miss Angie in the Bird’s Nest, the second Friday of every month for Storytime at 11:15 a.m.! November through April. Recommended for students ages 3-6. Activities are included with Museum Admission.

Special Guest: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Saturday, January 14th
11-12:00 p.m.
Join our special guests Hawk Mountain Sanctuary to get an up-close and personal look at one of their educational birds. You will learn about natural history, Pennsylvania native bird identification, and migration information. Included with Museum Admission.

$2 Tuesday
Tuesday, January 17th
10-4:00 p.m.
Third Tuesday of the month, $2 admission all day! The Exchange will host hands-on Art Cart projects 10-2pm.

National Squirrel Appreciation Day
Saturday, January 21st
10-12:00 p.m.
Let’s celebrate by enjoying and appreciating our tree-climbing, nut-gathering neighborhood squirrels. It is the middle of winter and food is hard to find for the squirrels. Help them out by making a squirrel feeder for your home! Included with Museum Admission.

Butterflies, LIVE!
Saturday, January 28th
10-12:00 p.m.
Join Folk’s Farm at the museum in experiencing a live butterfly enclosure. Learn all about the life cycle of these winged beauties with hands-on activities. Included with Museum admission.


8th Annual Science Fair
Thursday, January 19th
5-8:00 p.m.
Entries Due: January 6th
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Students in grades 7-12 are invited to enter a project in our science fair, which will take place on January 19th, 2023. Registration forms are due no later than January 6th, 2023. 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.


Infectious Intelligence
First Monday of the Month
5-7:00 p.m.
Monday, January 2nd
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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. Class size is limited. Open to grades 6 and up. $140.00 Pizza dinner included.

Hogwarts Workshops
Friday’s; 6-7:30 p.m.
January 6th, 13th and 20th
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Pack your bags, your letter from Hogwarts has arrived! Join the Bloomsburg Children’s Museum for these Harry Potter workshops. Each class will run from 6-7:30 and is designed for students 8+.
January 6th – Astronomy
Learn about constellations and other celestial objects.

January 13th – Potions
Learn how to develop your own potion.

January 20th – Divination
Study various elements of divination, including tea readings and astrology.

Nerf Modification Club
Second Saturday of the Month
1-3:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 14th
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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. $50 for the year, registration required.

Exploring Careers Club
Third Thursday of the Month; 6-7 p.m.
Thursday, January 19th
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What do you want to be when you grow up? In this club, we will explore many different careers through hands-on activities, visits from professionals, and field trips to workplaces.

January 19th:
Meet Daniel P. Lynn, Columbia County, Assistant District Attorney held at Bloomsburg Public Library


Homeschool Hangouts
Every Other Wednesday
January 11th- April 19th
11-1:00 p.m.
Parent/child activities are designed to complement concepts taught in the homeschool curriculum, grades K-12. Discounted admission for homeschool families ($5/person).

January 11th: Rockets
Air-powered rockets, principals of flight, air pressure explosions, wind foil design – and many more amazing air experiments will be explored in the Homeschool Hangout!

January 25th: Uses of Trees
Join Keystone Wood Products Association to learn about one of Pennsylvania’s most valuable resources…trees!


Friday, January 6th
Western Union County Youth Center
6:30-8:30 p.m.

Saturday, January 7th
Degenstein Community Library
10-11:00 p.m.

Monday, January 9th
Mount Carmel Area Public Library
4:30-5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, January 11th
Bloomsburg YMCA
4-5:00 p.m.

Thursday, January 12th
Priestley-Forsyth Memorial Library
6:30-7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, January 17th
Berwick Teen Center
5-6:00 p.m.

Shamokin-Coal Twp .Public Library
6-7:00 p.m.

Bloomsburg Public Library
6-7:00 p.m.

Friday, January 20th
After School Maker Camp at Milton

Maker Space
6-8:00 p.m.

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Monday, January 23rd
Benton N4C’s
6-7:00 p.m.