Bloomsburg Children’s Museum Announces Fall 2022 Programs

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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.

General Programs

Skyscraper Day
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
Admission.

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.

Pumpkin Day
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.

Boo!burg
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!

Celebrate Halloween
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.

Homeschool Hangouts
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

September 7
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
www.rohrbachsfarm.net/store/p926/Homeschool_Day_%40_The_Farm.html
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

Fall Treats
Wednesday, September 28th; 6-8:00 p.m.
Register Online:
https://bit.ly/bcm-kitchenapples

Sweet Spider Treats
Wednesday, October 19th; 6-8-00 p.m.
Register Online:
https://bit.ly/bcm-kitchenspider

Gingerbread House Decorating
Wednesday, November 16th; 6-8:00 p.m.
Register Online:
https://bit.ly/bcm-kitchenhouse

Classes, Camps, Clubs
Infectious Intelligence
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
Register Online:
https://bit.ly/bcm-comicart
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.
Register Online:
https://bit.ly/bcm-legowedo22
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+

Spooky Engineering
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.
Register Online:
https://bit.ly/bcm-comicsketch
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+

Infant/PreK Classes

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
Register Online:
https://www.musictogetherofbloomsburg.com
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
Register Online:
https://bit.ly/bcm-artfall22

After School Maker Camp
Tuesdays; 6-7:00 p.m.
10-Week Session Starting October 4th
Register Online:
https://bit.ly/bcm-makerfall22

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

Free Jazz Performance at Weis Center

Jazz ensemble Reverso will perform on Tuesday, March 1 at 7:30 p.m. in Weis Center’s Atrium. Reverso presents original compositions that bridge the divide between jazz and chamber music. The performance is free and tickets are not required.

There will be a free artist talk at 1 p.m. on the day of the performance in the Weis Center Atrium.

Masks are required.

Reverso traces the intersection of jazz and classical music back to Maurice Ravel, Claude Debussy and their contemporaries. The group was described by Jazz Times as blending “pulsating motifs, long painterly lines, open fields and pointillist statements into a fascinating whole.”

This trans-oceanic chamber jazz ensemble is co-led by trombonist Ryan Keberle and pianist Frank West and includes the acclaimed French cellist Vincent Courtois.

Keberle and West prove that jazz and “classical” music have become even more intertwined since they began to intersect and inspire musicians and composers more than 100 years ago, including among Ravel and his contemporaries such as Erik Satie, Igor Stravinsky and Darius Milhaud.

Reverso’s repertoire features original compositions by Keberle and West that draw particular inspiration from Ravel’s “Le Tombeau de Couperin,” a suite for solo piano, and from the music of Les Six, a group of early 20th-century French composers whose members included Milhaud, Francis Poulenc, Arthur Honneger and Germaine Tailleferre, the sole female member of the group.

The performance is sponsored, in part, by Jazz at Bucknell.

While on campus, patrons must abide by all Bucknell University health and safety guidelines, including maintaining social distancing and wearing appropriate face coverings. All visitors are required to wear a face covering when indoors. We reserve the right to request that any visitors who do not follow University protocols leave the premises.

These protocols may be subject to change at any time. Please continue to visit our website for the most up-to-date information at Bucknell.edu/WeisCenter.

For more information about this event, contact Lisa Leighton, marketing and outreach director, at 570-577-3727 or by e-mail at [email protected]

For more information about the Weis Center for the Performing Arts, go to Bucknell.edu/WeisCenter or search for the Weis Center on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or YouTube.

Bloomsburg Children’s Museum Announces February 2022 Programs

Bloomsburg Children’s Museum Announces February 2022 Programs

The Bloomsburg Children’s Museum, 2 West 7th Street, is pleased to announce its February 2022 programs. The Bloomsburg Children’s Museum is open Monday through Saturday 10 am – 4 pm.

Winter Wednesdays
Every Other Wednesday; 10-12:00 p.m.
February 2: Groundhog Day
February 16: Snow Friends

Enjoy a special winter-themed craft every other Wednesday from 10-12:00 p.m. with free adult admission.

American Girl Valentine’s Day Party
Saturday, February 5; 10-12:30 p.m.

Spread some love this February when you join Miss Laura for all things hearts, sparkles, and sprinkles. Where the students can laugh, dream and create with friends and their favorite doll. Suggested for ages 6+. Register online at https://bit.ly/bcm-aghearts

This Day in History: 1924 Winter Olympics
Saturday, February 5; 10-12:00 p.m.

On February 5th, 1924 the first winter Olympics closed at Chamonix, France. In 1924, there was only 16 events in the winter Olympics, now there is over 90! Learn about these original 16 events and create your own gold medal! Included in Museum admission.

Infectious Intelligence
Monday, February 7, 5-7:00 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. Register online at http://bit.ly/BCM-ROBOTS

Kids in the Kitchen– Chocolate
Wednesday, February 9; 6-8:00 p.m.

Learn how to make delicious and decadent cherry cordials with Rose in Bloom Candies! These allergen-friendly delectables will please everyone! Ingredients for this class are vegan and gluten-free! All participants take home a dozen cherry cordials. Ages 8+ Adults are welcome! Register online at https://bit.ly/bcm-chocolate

Meet the Masters: Paul Klee
Saturday, February 12, 11:30 a.m.

Paul Klee was known for his use of vibrant colors bold lines, and geometric shapes, like in his famous painting, “Castle and Sun.” We will create our very own, with a twist!
Register online at https://bit.ly/bcm-art21

Celebrate Valentine’s Day
Saturday, February 12; 10-12:00 p.m.

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

The Zoo Comes to You
Sunday, February 13, 1-3:00 p.m.

Electric City Aquarium is bringing all sorts of exotic animals for you to get an up-close encounter with! Meet a Tarantula – Poison Dart Frogs – Gila Monster – Variable King Snake – Russian Tortoise, and Tegu. Plus a special mammal guest from their new rainforest exhibit and a “touchable reptile” like a giant snake or tortoise.We are having a special guest – Molli Petro and her agility bunnies! Molli is Pennsylvania State Rabbit Breeders Association Royalty! Ms. Petro will have several different kinds of rabbits kids can interact with and will also demonstrate the bunny agility course. Limited tickets are available! TICKETS ARE REQUIRED.

Reserve your tickets online at https://bit.ly/bcm-zoo22

Introduction to Arduino
Saturday, February 19; 10-12:30 p.m.

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). No experience is necessary. Recommended for students 11+. $30/student. Register online at https://bit.ly/bcm-arduinofeb

Celebrate Children’s Dental Health Month
Saturday, February 19; 10-12:00 p.m.

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. Join us to learn about your dental health. Included with Museum admission.

Lego WeDO Robotics
Monday, February 21; 9-12:00 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+. Register online at https://bit.ly/bcm-legowedofeb

Nerf Modification Club
Fourth Saturday of the Month
Saturday, February 26, 1-3:00 p.m.

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. Register online at https://bit.ly/bcm-nerf21

AFTERSCHOOL CLASSES
After School Maker Camp
February 7: Marble Maze
February 14: Climbing Robot
February 21: Geology Rocks! Geodes
February 28: Creating with Circuits

Every Monday, January 24– March 28; 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Our very popular summer camp continues after school! Makers ages 6-12 explore, experiment and play. They are inquisitive hands-on learners who like to try new things! Register online at https://bit.ly/bcm-science22

Arts & Crafts Around the World!
February 3: Antarctica- Snowflake Paper Art Quilt
February 10: Antarctica – Salt Dough Penguins
February 17: Cambodia – Story Banners
February 24: Israel- Stone Mosaics

Every Thursday; January 27-March 31; 4:30-5:30

Join Miss. Sara from Mock Pie Studio for these fun after-school art projects! There is a new project featuring a country from around the world each week! Perfect for children ages 6+. $8/class or purchase a 10 class pass! Register online at https://bit.ly/bcm-artwinter

Advanced Soldering
Thursday, February 17; 6-7:00 p.m.

Tried soldering with us before but want to take your skills to the next level? This class is for you! Safety, solder types, desoldering, soldering tip types, tinning, and much more will be covered. You will create your own motorized jitterbug you take home with you. Recommended for ages 7+ Price $12/ student. Students can purchase their own soldering equipment for an additional $25 (included temperature adjustable iron, 3 tips, desoldering pump, solder, and stand). Register online at https://bit.ly/bcm-soldering

Coding Bootcamp with Edison Robots
Wednesday, February 23; 5-7:00 p.m.

This class is designed to make coding easy to learn. During this 2-hour class, students will learn the basics of coding using Edison Robots. Edison is a fun and creative way for students to use their imaginations and problem-solving skills while having fun and learning how to program. Recommended for ages 7-10. Register online at https://bit.ly/bcm-edisonrobots

GENERAL PROGRAMS

Homeschool Hangouts
Every Other Wednesday; 11-1:00 p.m.; January 12-April 20
February 9: Simple Machines
February 23: BTE Theater in the Classroom
Parent and child led activities designed to complement concepts taught in homeschool curriculum, grades K-12. Discounted admission for homeschool families ($5/person)

INFANT/TODDLER PROGRAMS

Ready, Set, Grow
Every Other Wednesday at 11:30 a.m.; January 5-March 30

Have you ever wondered what your child is learning through their play? 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-ready22

Paint Me a Story; Saturdays at 10:00 a.m.
February 12: “The Day It Rained Hearts” by Felicia Bond

This story is creative and sweet, perfect for Valentine’s Day craft! We will be making colorful heart wall hangings with lots of art exploration.

Register online at https://bit.ly/bcm-prekpaint21

Music Together of Bloomsburg
8 Week Sessions starting Friday, February 4 at 10:15 a.m.

Learn how to make music your child’s second language! 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. Visit http://www.musictogetherofbloomsburg.com to register!

For more information about these and additional programs, visit the-childrens-museum.org