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This Week At CMEE…
Monday, December 5th
Musikgarten: Dance With Me (SOLD OUT)
9:30am – 10:15am
This fall, join Marlene Markard from Markard Music for Musikgarten: Dance With Me! Through singing and rocking, rhythm exercises, traveling movement, active listening, instrument exploration, finger play, and other activities, the 12-week program is designed to prepare your little one for school and lay the foundation for music literacy, music aptitude, and a life-long love of music. Every activity has a specific purpose intended to facilitate your child’s gross and fine motor skill development, cognitive development, physical development, and emotional intelligence.
Tuesday, December 6th
Please Note: The Museum is closed to the general public on Tuesdays.
Baby & Me
11:30am – 12:30pm
“Baby & Me” is designed specifically for parents of infants. Moms, dads, and caregivers have the opportunity to meet other parents with children the same age. During the weekly session they learn the latest news about early childhood parenting, discuss developmental milestones, sing to their babies and participate in a variety of playful activities. For parents and their children age 2 to 16 months (pre-walkers). Cost: Free for members, $12 for non-members. Space is limited and pre-registration is strongly encouraged. For reservations, please call the museum at 631.537.8250.
Wednesday, December 7th
2-For-1 Museum Mini Golf
3pm – 5pm
Hit the kid-sized links every Wednesday afternoon! Families can enjoy our science-themed mini golf course with a special 2-for-1 rate! Cost: $5 for the rental of two clubs.
Thursday, December 8th
10:45am – 11:45am
Your “Baby and Me” grad is happiest when he or she is moving all about and exploring! Celebrate your child’s newfound abilities and their increasing independence with Tot Spot! Led by CMEE’s Education Coordinator, Liz Bard, this weekly program provides toddlers with opportunities to explore, observe, and get moving in a program designed to encourage social emotional skills, fine motor skills and emerging language. Ages: 16 – 36 months. Cost: Free for members, $24 for non-members (includes admission to the Museum). Space is limited and pre-registration is strongly encouraged. For reservations, please call the Museum at 631.537.8250.
After School Lego League
4pm – 5pm
Everything is awesome during our weekly After School Lego League! With instruction and guidance from a member of CMEE’s Play Staff, kids attending this drop-off workshop will put their Lego skills to the test with a new challenge every week. From bridges to zip lines, this program is designed for builders looking to get a little more out of their Lego. Space is limited. For reservations, please call the Museum at 631.537.8250.
Friday, December 9th
Music Together by the Dunes
9:45am – 10:30am
This joyful early childhood music program has generations of fans across the globe and instills a lifelong love of music and happy memories! It’s a delightful way to share music with your child and meet new friends. During this incredible world renowned research-based music and movement program, families enjoy singing, dancing, rhythm and tonal patterns, instrument play, improvisational music play and rhymes. Ages: Birth to 5. To register for this weekly program, please call 631.680.1392 or visit their website.
Saturday, December 10th
Gingerbread House Decorating Workshops (SOLD OUT)
10am & 11am
This holiday season, let your child’s confectionary creativity run wild during our annual Gingerbread House Decorating Workshops! Budding architects will choose their materials (vivid and vibrant edible goodies from our candy buffet), plan their designs, and decorate their own pre-built gingerbread houses. These workshops sell out every year, so sign up early! Ages: Children of all ages (the younger ones will need some parental guidance, though). Cost: $20 for members per house, $32 for non-members per house (includes admission to the Museum). Please Note: We love to encourage sharing, but due to space restrictions, no more than two children can work on one Gingerbread House at a time.
Sunday, December 11th
Lego Club at CMEE
10am – noon
Join CMEE every Sunday any time between 10am and noon for Lego Club at the Museum! We’re excited to share our love of all things Lego with CMEE visitors and encourage children to create original designs. Kids can leave their works-in-progress and plan future sessions with the staff. Ages: Children of all ages. Cost:Free for members, $12 for non-members (includes admission to the Museum).
We have thousands of Lego, but can always use more. To help CMEE continue to build this program, we are looking for Lego donations! Please call 631-537-8250 to donate!