Dear Friends, Have you recently learned something at a children’s museum? While CMEE’s mission is focused primarily on sparking imagination and fostering learning for children, numerous studies show that museums have a greater educational impact if parents and caregivers are learning alongside them. As CMEE staff members develop new programs and exhibits, we are increasingly identifying what … [Read More...]
This Week At CMEE…
Tuesday, February 2nd
Baby & Me
11:15am – 12:15pm
“Baby & Me” is a program designed specifically for parents of infants. Moms, dads, and caregivers have the opportunity to meet other parents with children the same age. During the sessions, led by CMEE Educator Leah Oppenheimer, they can hear 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).
Wednesday, February 3rd
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 new found 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. Space is limited. For reservations, please call the museum at 631.537.8250.
Thursday, February 4th
Music Together by the Dunes
10:45am – 11:30am
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. Ages: Birth to 5. To register for this weekly program, please call 631.680.1392 or visit their website.
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. Ages: 6 – 10. Cost (3-week session): Free for members/$30 for non-members. Space is limited. For reservations, please call the museum at 631.537.8250 or register online.
Friday, February 5th
Pizza and Pajama Night – “Mr. Tiger Goes Wild” (POSTPONED UNTIL FEBRUARY 12th)
6pm – 7:30pm
Mr. Tiger’s got the right idea…it’s fun to go a little wild! But, as we’ll learn during this month’s Pizza and Pajama Night, there’s a time and a place for everything. Following an interactive read aloud of Peter Brown’s vividly illustrated “Mr Tiger Goes Wild,” kids attending this monthly event will enjoy pizza, open play in the Museum, and the opportunity to make an animal mask. Ages: All ages! Cost: Free for members, $10 for non-members (includes admission to the Museum). Space is limited. For reservations, please call the Museum at 631.537.8250 or register online.
Saturday, February 6th
Celebrate The Chinese New Year
10am – 10:45am
Happy New Year! We’re excited to celebrate the Chinese New Year—and the year of the Monkey!—with friends from the Ross School! There won’t be any ball drops this time around, but kids attending this special workshop will learn about the 4000-year-old holiday with crafts, games, and more! Ages: 3 – 7. Cost: $5 for members, $17 for non-members (includes admission to the Museum). Space is limited. For reservations, please call the Museum at 631.537.8250 or register online.
Sunday, February 7th
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, $10 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!