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SPECIAL ACTIVITIES FOR MARCH
Saturday, March 28: Giant Easter Eggs
Create your own giant foam Easter egg in this workshop. Classes begin at 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. and are limited to 20 children ages 4 and up.
SPECIAL ACTIVITIES FOR APRIL
Friday, April 3: Members Egg Hunt
The museum will be closed to the general public and open to members only for the Members Easter Egg Hunt! Don’t forget your Easter basket! Cookies and refreshments will be served. The fun begins at 10 a.m.
Monday, April 6: Story Time with Leif Pedersen
At 11:30 a.m. children’s book author, Leif Pedersen will read “The Missing Chord” and “A Zoo Ta-do” from his “Adventures of the Swamp Kids” series. Colorful characters unique to Louisiana are featured. A book signing will follow.
Tuesday, April 7: Meet the Dr. Dogs
Join us at 11:30 a.m. and meet the Dr. Dogs Pet Therapy Team! These therapy dogs have wonderful temperaments that provide comfort & affection to people in stressful situations. The therapy dog group volunteers at retirement & nursing homes, hospitals, McNeese State University, Calcasieu Parish schools, counseling centers and various community events.
Wednesday, April 8: Story Time with Peggy Borel
Local children’s book author Peggy Borel will read her book, “Teach Me ABC,” at 11 a.m. A book signing will follow.
Wednesday, April 8: MAD HATTER Science
Join Ms. Joan Vallee Rettke at 12 p.m. as the MAD HATTER investigates birds and bird watching. Children will also make a bird nest. The program is limited to 18 children ages 4 and up.
Thursday, April 9: Spring Piggy Banks
Children will paint their own ceramic piggy bank using acrylic paints. Classes begin at 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. and are limited to 20 children ages 4 and up.
Friday, April 10: Story Time with Eloise Huber
Local children’s book author, Eloise Huber will read her book “The Tortoise and His Hair” at 11:30 a.m. It's a sweet, rhyming story about how we should revel in our differences. A book signing will follow.
Saturday, April 11: Sasol’s Second Saturday Science Show
Sasol continues its 5S Project with “The Science of Soap” at 11:30 a.m. Dan Plummer will introduce the importance of soap, detergents and cleaners. Demonstrations include different types of soaps, how soaps and oils mix and bubbles.
Saturday, April 18: Kids Choice
This is a new workshop time to use extra projects that were leftovers from previous workshops and weekly projects. Projects will be on a first come first serve and will be available from 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
Friday, April 24: Spring Art Walk
The Southwest Louisiana Children's Book Writers and Illustrators Guild and Ally-Gator BookBites Publishing House is proud to present artwork for the Spring Art Walk at The Children's Museum. The art focuses on children's books and some of the authors will also be present for book signings. Local children’s artwork will also be featured. Please join us from 5:30-8:30 p.m. There is a free gallery admission and regular exhibits will be closed.
Saturday, April 25: It’s Our Birthday
Enjoy $4 admission this day in honor of our 27th birthday! Children can make a paper plate flower in the ArtSpace from 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. At 11 a.m. the Lake Area Model Railroaders will talk to the kids and run multiple trains in Sweet Lake and Gulf Model Railroad.
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