Audacious authors, come join the fun! Writing games, story prompts, embellishments and storyboard collage materials. You’ll build a character, flesh out a juicy setting, and dramatize a conflict for your own story. At Taleblazers’ gentle and encouraging studio, take creative risks and get wild on the Page. Writing materials included. Feel...
Saturday Jul 7th, 9am
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Join us for the annual celebration of ancient games! Try your hand at games from Mesopotamia, Egypt, Persia, and Nubia. Learn the principles of making board games and create your own.
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Join us for a curriculum and classroom designed especially for the preschool and kindergarten age child as we introduce and elaborate on color, shape, the alphabet, numbers and dabble with all kinds of art materials. Our program helps children prepare for preschool and kindergarten through creative exploration of stories, art and play. A mixed media...
Can you imagine a world without writing? Learn how writing began, how it changed over time, and how it changed the world forever through this hands-on program. Kids ages 9–12 help us “evolve” a writing script, while kids ages 5–8 take part in an interactive tale that describes how the alphabet was created and how it evolved. Try your hand...
You never know what to expect on a Freaky Friday! Each Friday Wonder Works will be doing Science experiments in a designated part of the museum! Most experiments will be hands on and children will get to discover knowledge right in front of them.
Did you know that the life of a person is written on his or her bones? Explore how this knowledge helps archaeologists learn about the lives of ancient people and get a kid’s crash course in bioarchaeology.
What better way to enjoy those lazy days of summer than making art with friends? We will celebrate the joys of summer funny making art about our favorite summer pastimes in a variety of media. We'll paint, use clay, and even try a photo method that needs the sun's rays to work!
Summer is the best time to see lots and lots of bugs! You can meet some live bugs and worms that have been living in weedy fields, soil, and under water. You also can see and touch preserved bugs, plus egg cases, cocoons, and other shelters made by bugs. Expect the Great Outdoors and play dough table to be overrun with pretend bugs.
Learn that art doesn’t have to be just paintings on the walls! By creating mixed media drawings, paintings and sculptures kids will learn that you can use just about anything to create a master piece. The kids will also be introduced to some new artists that use these concepts to create their own artwork. Note: Children must be 4 years old before...
Get up close and personal with a mummy, discover painted coffins and a Book of the Dead, try on an outfit from King Tut's closet, and go on a treasure hunt in our Egyptian Gallery. See if you can find out what a mummified ancient Egyptian priestess actually looked like when she was alive 3,000 years ago. Recommended for children ages 4 and up, accompanied...
King Tut wasn’t the only boy king? Find out the real story of what makes King Tutankhamun famous, find his artifacts in our gallery, and decipher the hieroglyphs on his 17-foot-tall statue.
Find out how spring begins for wild animals. Early birds are flying north in March, some early frogs may sing, and the first spring butterflies may fly if it’s warm enough. We’ll meet some animals that wake up as the soil warms, including baby worms and pill bugs. We’ll also have live tadpoles and frogs and worms on hand, plus both living and...
Create your own cool potions recipes. Mischievous or marvelous? It’s up to you. Note: Writing materials included but feel free to bring your own notebook.
Write your own fantasy spells. Perform them if you like. Beware, magic is in the air. Note: Writing materials included but feel free to bring your own notebook.