Bloomsburg Children’s Museum Programs

Just for Kids

December 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018

Bloomsburg Childrens Museum


The Children’s Museum, 2 West Seventh Street, Bloomsburg is pleased to announce its programs for December 2018.

 

Saturday, December 1, 10 a.m.

Paint Me A Story

This Saturday morning storytime-art studio mashup is a whole lot of fun for your little ones ages 3-5. Storytime ignites preschoolers imaginations for creating hands-on art activities, exploring colorful book themes and characters. Build language skills, color recognition, and small motor skills. Adult must stay with child during the program.

December 1: Book: Mix It Up by Herve Tullet

Activity: Giant Water Color Monsters

 

Monday, December 3, 5-7 p.m.

Infectious Intelligence Club
Middle and High School-aged students will design and build combat robots (Battlebots), with the goal of entering a local Battle competition in spring. This middle/high-school club learn about the engineering design process, robotics, fabrication techniques, research, prototyping and much more. This monthly club is hosted by Museum Education Coordinator, Dr. Ginny Weibel. Class size is limited to 6 students and a teacher’s recommendation is required because of the challenging nature of the club. Open to grades 6 and up. Payment required upon registration. $120.00 ($108.00 for members) Pizza dinner included.

 

Tuesday, December 4, 11 and 18, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

FIRST LEGO League Jr.

First Lego League Jr. is designed to introduce STEM concepts to kids ages 6-10. Discover your sense of wonder during the 2018/2019 First Lego League Jr. season, MISSION MOON SM. You and your team will transport to a new environment where you make the rules, learn to thrive in a new environment, and explore all that is around you. Lego Expo March 30.

 

Wednesday, December 5 and 19, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Homeschool Hangouts

Parent/child activities designed to compliment concepts taught in homeschool curriculum, grades K-12. Discounted admission for homeschool families ($5/person). Topics Include:

December 5: Electric Holidays Circuits

December 19: Holidays Around the World

 

Thursday, December 6 and 20, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Girls Who Code

Girls Who Code is a free after-school program for 6th-12th grade girls. Join our sisterhood of supportive peer sand role models using computer science to change the world. Learn the concepts of loops, variables, conditionals, and functions that form the basis for all programming languages. Work in teams to design a computer science impact project that solves real world problems girls care about. Call the museum to register. Registration cost is free, sponsored by the Arconic Foundation and Williams.

Thursday, December 6, 13, 20 and 27, 4:30 p.m.

iMAKE Art and Science Class Series

This a-la-carte class series offers both art and science projects for children ages 6-12. Wild paint projects, DIY Bird Feeders, and race cars are just some of the fun projects waiting for you to create. Pick which projects you like best or try them all. See museum website or class brochure for full calendar of projects. $8/child for one class or $60 for a 10 class punch card. Spaces are limited to 15 students/class. Walk-ins are first come first served.

December 6: Art– Ink Art & Hot Chocolate with Marshmallow Snowmen

December 13: Science– Laser Cut Ornaments

December 20: Art– Penguin Art & Snowball Fight

December 27: Science—Light Up Work of ArtI

 

Friday, December 7

First Friday

The museum will be open until 8 p.m. the first Friday of every month! Special activities for the whole family.

 

Saturday, December 8, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
DIY Gift Workshop Series: Basket Weaving

Local Artisan Karen Spring will be with us to lead a class on weaving your own basket. Create a one-of-a-kind gift that will be cherished for years!

 

Opens Saturday, December 8! Continues through December 29
Third Annual Gingerbread House Competition and Display
Don’t miss the sights and smells of our Gingerbread House Competition and Display. Enter your own creation or enjoy viewing this amazing edible art by local artisans and kid hobbyists alike. Adult, family, and kid categories!

 

Tuesday, December 11, 1-2 p.m.

Homeschool PE Class

Certified PE Instructor Katie Rude leads students in games and activities that focus on moderate to vigorous physical activity. Students of all ages welcome. Parents are required to stay with children ages 5 and under. Classes are $8/child per session. Call to register, walk-ins welcome on a first come first served basis.

 

Thursday, Dec. 13, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

National History Day Competition Club

The Bloomsburg Children's Museum is forming a Middle and High School team for the National History Day Competition! National History Day is a program focused on historical research, interpretation and creative expression for 6th-12th grade students. By participating in NHD, students become writers, filmmakers, web designers, playwrights, and artists as they create unique contemporary expressions of history. The experience culminates in a series of contests at the local and affiliate levels and an annual national competition in the nation's capital in June.

 

Saturday, December 15, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

VanGo!

The Susquehanna Art Museum’s VanGo! Museum on Wheels will be bringing original works of art! Join us for an innovative cultural arts program that connects the visual arts, academics, and provides an exciting, engaging and educational experience for all ages! Included with museum admission.

 

Tuesday, December 18, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Two Dollar Tuesday

$2 admission all day! The Exchange will host hands-on Art Cart projects 10-2pm.

 

Tuesday, December 18, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Exploring Club

Exploring Clubs are for boys and girls between 10 and 17 years old who are interested in learning about exciting career choices.

 

December 25 – Museum CLOSED

 

Through December 29

PAEA K-5 Student Art Show

Enjoy a statewide juried art exhibition of 2D works by students grade K-5. Pastel, watercolor, photography, pencil drawings, collage and more. Curated and sponsored by the PA Art Education Association. Included with Museum admission.

 

January 1 – Museum CLOSED

 

The Children’s Museum is a non-profit organization with a mission to enrich the lives of people in the 10-county region by fostering a lifelong love of learning through interactive programs and exhibits that bring out the imagination in every child and the child in every visitor. Museum hours are Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit www.the-childrens-museum.org or call 570-389-9206 for more information.  

 

 

 

 

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