Plan Your Spring Break Staycation with Us
We have lots of exciting activities for visitors of all ages in March and April that can make your spring break extra fun.
From March 26 to April 8, we have extended hours and will be open on Mondays. Here’s the schedule:
- Mondays: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
- Tuesdays: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
- Wednesdays: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
- Thursdays: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
- Fridays: 9 a.m.-8 p.m
- Saturdays: 9 a.m-8 p.m.
- Sunday, March 25: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
- Sunday, April 1: Closed
Note: We will be closed on Easter (Sunday, April 1).
Become an Actor with Aimee Bryant
April 3-7, April 10 and April 14
Our Spring Teaching Artists Series kicks off the first week of April with actor Aimee Bryant. Visitors will collaborate with each other and with Aimee to embody characters from various fairy tales. Participants will learn and put into practice acting and storytelling techniques, and play out story lines using costumes and props. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for specific times Aimee will be at the museum.
Aimee is a professional actor who most recently played the role of Addaperle in “The Wiz” at Children’s Theatre Company.
Learn more about our Spring Teaching Artist Series.
Create with Clay in The Studio
Throughout spring break, The Studio in the Target Gallery will feature clay that kids mold, cut and shape using real pottery tools. They also:
- Experiment with electricity to create simple circuits (squishy circuits or circuit boards)
- Sculpt kinetic sand with tools and their hands
- Mix colors and paint on giant Plexiglass windows
Visit Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: A Grr-ific Exhibit
This special exhibit is entering its final stretch at the museum, making spring break the perfect time to visit Daniel Tiger and his friends. Kids play, sing, explore and pretend in this engaging exhibit.
But, it’s more than just fun! Preschool-aged children learn important social and emotional skills like sharing, listening, taking turns and gaining confidence.
Activity for Home – Spaghetti STEM Challenge
Looking for ways to keep the playful learning going at home? Try the Spaghetti Challenge. All you need is uncooked spaghetti, mini-marshmallows and a few inches of tape. Kids build a tower as high as they can using only these materials. Encourage them to use their imaginations and try different things, while resisting the urge to jump in and show them how. They’ll learn to come up with a plan, problem solve and figure out which shapes and combinations work best to support their tower.