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Museum Playdates

Fridays throughout the Summer

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Ignite a young child’s imagination at Museum Playdates. Designed for families with children ages 3 to 6, Museum Playdates feature illustrated stories told in Museum galleries, hands-on reproduction artifacts, and make-and-take art activities.

young toddlers being read to

Tickets are included with Museum Admission.

Registration available soon.

Date Theme Story Gallery
June 5 Feasting with Friends Stone Soup by John J. Muth Asia
June 12 Zen Gardening One Leaf Rides the Wind by Celeste Mannis Asia
June 19 Bugging Out Why Mosquitos Buzz in People's Ears by Verna Aardema Africa
June 26 Ancient Amulets The Little Hippo by Géraldine Elschner Egypt
July 3 Avian Adventures Raven: A Trickster Tale From the Pacific Northwest by Gerald McDermott North America
July 10 The More the Merrier Mama Panya's Pancakes by Mary Chamberlain Africa
July 17 Sensitive Siesta La Princesa and the Pea by Susan Middleton Elya Mexico & Central America
July 24 Leo Season The Lion and the Mouse by Jenny Broom Rome
July 31 Ursa-rama Little Bear, You're a Star! by Jean Marzollo Greece
August 7 Courageous Koi Suki's Kimono by Chieri Uegaki Asia
August 14 Look to the Stars Star Boy by Paul Goble North America
August 21 Magical Birds Shahnameh For Kids: The Story of Zal & Simorgh by Arsia Rozegar Middle East
August 28 Extraordinary Excursions The Princess and the Warrior by Duncan Tonatiuh Mexico & Central America


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