The Bloomsburg Children’s Museum, 2 West 7th Street, is pleased to announce its Fall 2022 programs. The Bloomsburg Children’s Museum is open Monday through Saturday 10 am – 4 pm.
Saturday, September 3rd; 10-12:00 p.m.
Do you know when the first skyscraper was built? Where is the world’s tallest skyscraper? Join us to appreciate the engineering marvels that have been around for more than 130 years. Included with Museum Admission.
This Day in History: Nathan Hale
Saturday, September 10th; 10-12:00 p.m.
On September 10th,1776, George Washington asked for a spy, and Nathan Hale volunteered. Learn how to crack codes and ciphers and become a “spy” for the day. Included with Museum Admission.
Talk Like a Pirate Day
Saturday, September 17th; 10-12:00 p.m.
Ahoy Matey! Gather your hearties to walk the plank. Savvy? Create your own eye patch and learn about pirates. Included with Museum
All Abilities Night
Friday, October 7th; 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 regularly.
This Day in History: Microwave Oven
Saturday, October 8th; 10-12:00 p.m.
On October 8th, 1945, Percy L. Spencer created a device to cook food using microwave radiation. Join us to learn how a microwave works. Gather some yummy recipes that you can make in your own microwave! Included with Museum Admission.
Harry Potter Day
Saturday, October 15th; 10-2:00 p.m.
“I Solemnly Swear I am up to no good.” Join the Bloomsburg Children’s Museum for Harry Potter Day. Potions class, broom lessons, muggle studies, Horcrux hunting, quidditch matches, & more. All activities are included in Museum Admission.
Saturday, October 22nd; 10-12:00 p.m.
Come learn the different stages of growing a pumpkin. Students will get to create their own window greenhouse to take home. Included with Museum admission.
Friday, October 28th; evening
Bloomsburg will again transform into “BOO!burg” as a group of non-profit organizations invites families to 7th Street for the Halloween festivities: Through these organizations’ generosity, families will enjoy all of the fun absolutely free!
Saturday, October 29th; 10-12:00 pm.
Come have a boo-tastic time with the Bloomsburg Children’s Museum. We will have special Halloween games and crafts. Enjoy a treat on your way out! Included with Museum admission.
National Bison Day
Saturday, November 5th; 10-12:00 p.m.
Join us as we celebrate national bison day. You see them everywhere — on coins, on sports team logos, and on a couple of state flags. Did you know we even have a bison in the Museum? Included with Museum Admission.
International Drum Day
Saturday, November 12th; 10-2:00 p.m.
Join us as we explore drums! Create and decorate your own instrument to take home with you. Included with Museum Admission.
This Day in History: The Gettysburg Address
Saturday, November 19th, 10-12:00 p.m.
On November 19th, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln delivered in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Learn about the significance of this speech and create a top hat just like Abraham Lincoln wore. Included with Museum Admission.
Reindeer Letter Day
Saturday, December 3rd; 10-12:00 p.m.
Do you know Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, and Vixen? Write a letter to a reindeer, and you might receive a special letter in the mail back! Included with Museum Admission.
This Day in History: Noble Prize
Saturday, December 10th; 10-12:00 p.m.
On December 10th, 1912, Gustaf Dalén was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics for inventing automatic regulators for gas accumulators for lighthouses and buoys. Create a lighthouse craft. Included with Museum Admission.
Maple Syrup Day
Saturday, December 17th; 10-12:00 p.m.
Join us as we celebrate this delicious American treat. Learn about this sweet treat and how to identify maple trees. Included with Museum Admission.
Every other Wednesday, 11-1:00 p.m.
September 7th- December 28th
Parent/child activities are designed to complement concepts taught in the homeschool curriculum. Discount admission, $5/person
Engineering with Air! Air-powered rockets, principles of flight, air pressure explosions, wind foil design – and many more amazing air experiments will be explored in the Homeschool Hangout!
September 21 Agricultural Science
This special Homeschool Hangout will be at Rohrbach’s Farms in Catawissa!
Tickets must be purchased through Rohrbachs Farms
Enjoy an educational tour of our farm & operations. A hayride will bring your group to our pavilion, where our Playland will open for fun! You can also purchase tickets to our corn maze & apple slingshot. Bring a bagged lunch or pre-order lunch from our deli. Big Dan’s BBQ will also be open. Deadline for registration is September 19th. Advanced registration is required by September 19th; we will not be able to accommodate walk-ins. $10 per person, ages 5 & up. 4 and under are free with registration. Optional add ons: Apple Slingshot: Small basket $4. Corn Maze ages 5- 12 $6; 13 and over $8.
Fall Fun Fridays
Fridays from 10-12:00 p.m.
September 2nd– October 28th
Enjoy a special fall-themed craft with free adult admission (from 10-12:00 p.m. only)
· September 2nd: A-peal-ing Apples
· September 9th: Falling Leaves
· September 16th: Bonfire Bash
· October 7th: Hot Air Balloon Adventures!
· October 14th: Picking Pumpkins
· October 21st: Smiling Scarecrows
· October 28th: Spooky Halloween Fun
Kids in the Kitchen
Wednesday, September 28th; 6-8:00 p.m.
Sweet Spider Treats
Wednesday, October 19th; 6-8-00 p.m.
Gingerbread House Decorating
Wednesday, November 16th; 6-8:00 p.m.
Classes, Camps, Clubs
Meets the First Monday of the Month
October – July; 5-7:00 p.m.
Register Online: http://bit.ly/BCM-ROBOTS
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. Open to grades six and up.
Nerf Modification Club
Meets the Second Saturday of the Month
October – April; 1-3:00 p.m.
Register Online: https://bit.ly/bcm-nerf22
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.
Introduction to Comic Art
Saturday’s; 10-12:00 p.m.
Oct. 22nd, Nov. 12th, and Dec. 17th
Join Josh, from Flint Comics, for an introduction to comic art with this Saturday’s art class! Choose just one class or sign up for all 3 and build upon your skills. Students will learn the basic concepts of comic-style drawing, such as forming an idea into a page, rough sketching, dynamic poses, shading, and more! Students will go over ways to practice sketching effectively. Each student can choose an art print by Flint Graphis to take home. This class is recommended for children ages 8+
Lego WeDO Robotics
Saturday, November 26th; 10-12:00 p.m.
Everyone loves Legos, but this class takes master builders to the next level! Students will build mechanical creations and then use a scratch-based program to make them move and interact with their environment. Recommended for ages 6+
Wednesday, October 26th, 6-7:00 p.m.
Register Online: https://bit.ly/bcm-spooky
Learn the fundamentals of circuits and gearing through play! After finishing this STEM building project, students will have their own Halloween ghost. This engineering project helps kids improve logical thinking and creativity and boosts problem-solving skills. Recommended for students 8+.
Introduction to Arduino
Saturday, October 29th; 10-12:00 p.m.
Register Online: https://bit.ly/bcm-arduino22
This is a hands-on introduction class on physical computing using the popular Arduino microcontroller platform. Students will learn how to put together simple electronic circuits and write programs to create projects that light up, move and make a sound. We will use the Seed Studio Grove Kit for Arduino, which is a beginner kit but is expandable and grows with the student. Students keep their Arduino kit ($34.00 value).
Recommended for students 10+.
Intro to Comic Art: Advanced Sketching
Saturday, December 3rd; 10-12:00 p.m.
Join Josh, from Flint Comics, for an introduction to comic art with this art class! Students will learn the concepts of comic-style drawing, such as forming an idea into a page, sketching, dynamic poses, shading, inking, and crosshatching techniques. Students will go over ways to practice sketching effectively. Each student can choose an art print by Flint Graphis to take home. This class is recommended for children ages 12+
A Little Artsy
Saturdays; 9:15-10:00 a.m.
September 10th, September 24th, October
15th, October 29th, and November 12th
Register Online: https://bit.ly/bcm-artsyfall
Young children love to explore through exploration and play, and that is exactly what this class entails! Children will have the opportunity to explore various art mediums and sensory materials. Sign up for just 1 class, or sign up for the entire fall session!
Music Together of Bloomsburg
Fridays at 10:15-11:00 a.m.
Starting September 16th; 8 Week Session
Child development researchers have found that grouping together children of varying ages fosters natural, family-style learning. The hallmark of the Music Together program, our Mixed-age Class gives children the environment they need to grow musically while interacting both socially and musically with peers of different ages.
After School Classes
After School Art with Sara Mika
Thursdays; 6-7:00 p.m.
10-Week Session Starting October 6th
After School Maker Camp
Tuesdays; 6-7:00 p.m.
10-Week Session Starting October 4th
Please note the Museum will be closed:
Friday, September 23rd – Saturday, October 1st
Thursday, November 24th – Friday, November 25th
Saturday, December 24th – Monday, December 26th
For more information about these and additional programs, visit the-childrens-museum.org