SOLD OUT – Annual New Year’s Eve Ball Drop – Saturday, December 31st @ 10am – noon & 1pm – 3pm

On Saturday, December 31st, join us for the biggest family-friendly New Year’s Eve party on the East End! During the daytime celebrations—we offer two sessions to ensure everyone can join in the fun—kids will create noisemakers, share resolutions for the upcoming year, and mark the end of 2016 (and start of 2017) with a confetti-filled countdown. This […]

Community Book Swap – Saturday, January 21st @ 10am – 2pm

We are thrilled to announce the first ever BOOK SWAP at the Children’s Museum! The premise is simple: Bring a book, take a book. We’ll also be reading stories throughout the day, serving hot cocoa, crafting custom bookmarks, and making sure everyone leaves with a new addition for their home library. Ages: Families with kids of all ages! […]

Engineers Week – Monday, February 20th – Sunday, February 26th (all day)

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 […]

May 2016 – LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT

Dear Friends, This is one of those “I never thought it would happen to me” stories. I’m sure you have seen a news report with the headline, “Mom Saves Baby’s Life With CPR.” I never paid much attention to these stories, even after taking CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) training a few years ago along with my […]

5th Annual Egg Drop Challenge – Saturday, March 18th @ 9:45am – 11:30am

Calling all designers, engineers, and builders…put your skills to the test during our 5th Annual Egg Drop Challenge! After creating special protective containers, kids will join a member of the Museum Staff atop the Pirate Ship. From there, it’s EGG OVERBOARD—followed by a 10 foot drop—as we learn which designs keep their contents from cracking. Special thanks to […]

Family Disco Dance Party – Friday, March 24th @ 5:30pm – 7pm

Kick off your shoes and celebrate the start of spring by joining us for a Family Dance Party! Parents, grandparents, caregivers, and kids…everybody‘s invited to strut their stuff under the Museum’s disco ball. Pizza will be served. Ages: Families with kids of all ages! Cost: Free for Museum Members, $14 per person including adults and any […]

Spring Book Swap – Saturday, March 25th @ 10am – 2pm

Our first book swap was so popular, we’ve decided to hold one every season! The premise is simple: Bring a book, take a book. We’ll also be reading stories throughout the day, serving hot cocoa, crafting custom bookmarks, and making sure everyone leaves with a new addition for their home library. Ages: Families with kids of all […]

Pet Appreciation Day! Saturday, April 22nd @ 10am – noon*

Join the Children’s Museum for a celebration of our furry, four-legged companions! Kids will decorate homemade dog treats generously donated by the Mill House Inn and maybe even meet a few charismatic canines looking for forever homes. Kids can choose to share their creations with the pups visiting the Museum that day or save them and surprise the family pet with […]

April 2016 – LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT

Dear Friends, I was overjoyed when my wife gave birth to Grant, our second son, in early March. My only concern was how Bennett, our two-year-old would react. Would he get jealous like the son of a friend of mine who threw blocks at their baby or would he throw tantrums and shriek “I AM […]

March 2016 – LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT

Dear Friends, At CMEE’s annual dinner where we celebrate the Museum’s biggest champions and supporters – this year, Dana Golding, Pam Henes and Alexandra Lebenthal were among the honorees – I was especially thrilled to recognize a group of moms who epitomize our community engagement and who have given back to CMEE in a very […]