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This Week At CMEE…
Monday, February 20th – Sunday, February 26th
9am – 5pm
Over the winter break, join us for our first ever Engineers Week! Each day, families visiting the Children’s Museum will enjoy a different science-based activity designed to excite, entertain, and educate while encouraging kids to explore science at home.
Monday: Straw Rockets
Tuesday: Make Your Own Crayons
Wednesday: Paper Structures
Thursday: Lego Zip Line Challenge
Friday: Tin Foil Boats
Saturday (10am – noon): Lego Cranes
Sunday (10am – noon): Lego Cranes
Ages: Families with kids of all ages! Cost: Free for Museum Members, $12 for non-members (cost includes admission to the Museum)
Monday, February 20th
Musikgarten: Clap With Me – SOLD OUT
9:30am – 10:15am
This winter, join Marlene Markard from Markard Music for Musikgarten: Clap 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, February 21st
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.
Friday, February 24th
Peaceful Planet Playgroups
9:30am – 10:15am
This winter, families are invited to join us for a kid-friendly yoga-style playgroup led by Peaceful Planet Yoga‘s Kristin Davey. Through animated games and songs, kids will enhance their listening, concentration, and cooperation skills while developing coordination, balance, and verbal abilities. Playful props such as scarves, pom-poms, yoga blocks and bells are incorporated to explore yoga poses in fun, challenging, and accessible ways. Each class ends with breath-work, simple meditations and savasana. Ages: Walkers to 3 years. Cost (6-week series): $90 for Museum Members, $110 for non-members. Space is limited and pre-registration is strongly encouraged. For reservations, please call the Museum at 631.537.8250 or sign up online.
Sunday, February 26th
Lego Club at the Children’s Museum
10am – noon
Join us 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 Museum 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 the Museum continue to build this program, we are looking for Lego donations! Please call 631-537-8250 to donate!