Programming in February at the Bloomsburg Children's Museum

Just for Kids

February 1, 2019 to March 1, 2019

Bloomsburg Childrens Museum


Bloomsburg Children’s Museum Announces February 2019 Kids Programs

The Children’s Museum, 2 West Seventh Street, Bloomsburg is pleased to announce its programs for February 2019.


Friday, February 1, 8, 15 and 22, 10:15 a.m.-11:15 a.m.

Music Together

This internationally recognized early childhood music and movement program is led by certified music teacher Kerry Kenny. Music CD and songbook included. Register at or call Kerry at 570-575-0053. The winter session classes start January 18 and run through March 8.


Saturday, February 2, 11 a.m.-noon

Paint Lab – Oil Painting 101

A one-hour class exploring and introducing fine art techniques. Whether you're a seasoned painter in acrylics or watercolor or new to painting in general, you'll find oil painting to be a fun and unique way to bring your drawings to life! Call museum to register. Recommended for ages 6+. Museum admission plus $6 material fee.


Saturday, February 2, 1-3 p.m.

Scout Program: Kitchen Chemistry

What do all those ingredients in a cupcake really do? Scouts will investigate the chemistry of cupcakes by altering recipes to identify what ingredients do. ALLERGY ALERT* This session will have chocolate, wheat products, dairy and eggs. Ages 6+ cost $15 includes fun patch 20 scouts limit. Scouts MUST pre-register


Monday, February 4, 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, February 5, 12 and 19, 4:30-5:30 p.m.


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, February 6 and 20, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Homeschool Hangouts

Every other Wednesday 11-1 p.m. during the school year. Parent/child activities designed to complement concepts taught in homeschool curriculum, grades K-12. Discounted admission for homeschool families ($5/person). Topics Include:

~Feb. 6: Forensic Science

~Feb. 20: Reptiles and Amphibians


Thursday, February 7 and 21, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Girls Who Code

This free after-school program is 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, February 7 and 28, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

iMAKE Art & Science Spring Class Series

This a-la-carte class series offers both art & science make-&-take projects for children ages 6-12. Pick which projects you like best or try them all. See museum website or class brochure for full calendar of projects. iMAKE Classes run at 4:30 the 1st and 4th Thursdays from February through May. $8/child for each class. Spaces are limited! Call the museum to register. Walk-ins are first come, first served.

~Weaving Friendship Bracelets - Feb. 7

~Abracadabra: Magic 101 - Feb. 28


Looking ahead:

~Silhouette On Wood Paintings - Mar. 7

~Electric Circuits - Playdough & Pie Pans - Mar. 28

~Giant Tin Foil Craft - Apr. 4

~Earth Day Science: Seed Bombs & Egg Geodes Apr. 25

~Melted Crayon Masterpieces - May 2

~Secret Messages: Lemon Juice & Jelly Marble Messages - May 23


Wednesday, February 6-Friday, February 8, 6-8 p.m.

Teen Film Workshop with Box of Light

Join Box of Light and Rand Whipple to explore scriptwriting and storyboarding to create a short film for the “Sit Next to Me! Film Festival.” The Sit Next to Me! Film Festival celebrates stories that illustrate our universal desire to belong as well as remind us of our personal responsibility to make others feel welcome. This three day workshop is for teens aged 13-18 . Held at the Box of Light Studio at Columbia Mall. Registration required $65/student for 3-day workshop. Call museum to register. Limited to 15 students. NO MEMBER DISCOUNT.


Saturday, February 9, Session A 10-11 a.m. Session B 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Grossology Lab: Rat Dissection

Join the Bloomsburg University Biology Club for an in-depth hour of hands-on science. Students will explore rat anatomy through hands-on rat dissection. Recommended ages 6 to teens, adults welcome. Free with regular admission. Seats limited; call museum to RSVP.


Saturday, February 9, 2-3 p.m.

DIY Gift Workshop Series: Tapioca Root Flowers

Make a one-of-a-kind flower creation with instructor Tiffany Keszkowski. Students will dye, add scent, and arrange their own handmade tapioca root flowers just in time to give to their favorite Valentine! $25 per student, limited to 15 students. Call museum to register. All ages welcome, including teens & adults.


Thursday, February 14 and 28, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

History 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.


Thursday, February 14 and 28, 10-10:45 a.m.

Little Sprouts Tumble & Move

Ages 0-6 and their caregivers will tumble and move, embodying dinosaurs, undersea creatures, unicorns & dragons, and things that go. Alternating Thursdays 10:15-10:45 a.m. in Feb. & March (14 & 28). Taught by Katie Rude of MomBoss Fitness. Four class session is $28 per family (same household); contact museum to register.


Friday, February 15-Tuesday, February 19

Great Backyard Bird Count Gift Card Drawing

Get your binoculars ready! Scientists need help from people like you in order to make the Great Backyard Bird Count a success. The GBBC is an annual citizen-science project that asks novice bird watchers and lifelong bird enthusiasts alike to collect data that scientists will use to create a “real-time snapshot” of the locations of birds around the world. Scientists use this information to understand how pop-lations of birds are changing from year to year. Details on Facebook and Museum website.


Saturday, February 16, 10-11:30 a.m.

Character Counts Puppet Show

Watch the puppeteers from Kingdom Kids bring “character” to life for your family through the creative art of excellent puppetry. The audience of all ages is encouraged to join in the fun through singing upbeat songs and watching puppets share a positive and entertaining message about incorporating elements of good character into your day: Caring, Responsible, Trustworthy, Fair and a Good Citizen!


Saturday, February 16, 1-3 p.m.

Scout Program: Secrets, Codes & Cyphers
In this session scouts will learn basic secret codes and cyphers. They will then use their skills to crack open a mysterious locked-box and retrieve the prize inside! Ages 6+ cost $15 includes fun patch Limit 14 scouts. Scouts MUST pre-register.


Tuesday, February 19, 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, February 19, 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.


Saturday, February 23, 1-3 p.m.

Bloomsburg Children’s Museum Lego Expo

Join the Central Columbia Junior Jay Bots and area FIRST Lego League Jr clubs for a LEGO expo! This year's LEGO challenge is Mission Moon. Kids will show-case the team projects they have been working on. We will also have some LEGO activities, other area LEGO clubs and door prizes. Discounted admission is $5/person.


Saturday, February 23, 11 a.m.-12 noon

DIY Gift Workshop Series: Goat Cheese

Instructor Betty Bronson will be on hand to demonstrate how to make your own goat cheese using simple procedures you can do at home. Take home a *delicious treat to share with your family! *Cheese taken home by students is pre-made in a licensed kitchen. $10 per student, limited to 20 students. Call museum to register. All ages welcome, including teens & adults.


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 or call 570-389-9206 for more information.  



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