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Programs :: Holiday Vacation Programs

School's Out... Museum's In!
Saturday, February 13 through Sunday, February 21
Families | FREE
Calling all learners! Come explore the Museum's exhibitions and discover something new by participating in a variety of exciting activities.

Saturday, February 13
Shakers

Drawing the Adirondacks
10am–12 pm  ·  Adults, Teens, Students  ·  FREE
Drop in and sketch a diorama in Adirondack Hall!

Creative Art Day
1–3 pm  ·  Classroom 2/3 Art Room ·  Families ·  FREE
Join Museum art instructor Peggy Steinbach for a creative activity based on an exhibition.


Sunday, February 14th

Birthday Celebration for Clifford the Big Red Dog
1–4 pm  ·  Student Center  ·  Families ·  FREE  · Presented by PBS and WMHT
Share in the timeless values of Clifford’s BIG Ideas by celebrating his birthday!

Classical Music Showcase
1–4 pm  ·  Huxley Theater and Adirondack Hall · Families ·  FREE
Musicians will play an array of classical music for children, families & music lovers of all ages.

Tuesday, February 16th
Seeds

Brain Food for the Curious: Development and Ecology in Saber-toothed Cats
12:10–12:30 pm  ·  Huxley Theater  ·  Adults  ·  Free
Join Dr. Robert S. Feranec, Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology, as he discusses the tooth development in the saber-toothed cat and why we don't expect to find them in New York State.

Flower Secrets!
1-3 pm in the Museum Lab  ·  FREE
Explore plants, seeds, pollination and flower parts under the microscope!  Ages 8 and older

Wednesday, February 17th
Sesame Street

Alexander Calder: Mosaic of a Moving Artist
1 pm  ·  Student Center  ·  Teens/Adults  ·  FREE
Watch documentary clips of the artist, followed by a viewing of the mobile, Four at Forty-Five.

Flower Secrets!
1-3 pm in the Museum Lab  ·  FREE
Explore plants, seeds, pollination and flower parts under the microscope!  Ages 8 and older


Thursday, February 18th
Art

Flower Secrets!
1-3 pm in the Museum Lab  ·  FREE
Explore plants, seeds, pollination and flower parts under the microscope!  Ages 8 and older




Friday, February 19th

Art

Colorful Lei
10 am–12 pm  ·  Classroom 2/3 Art Room  ·  Families
Join art instructor, Peggy, to create a colorful lei to celebrate our 25th anniversary!

Flower Secrets!
1-3 pm in the Museum Lab
Explore plants, seeds, pollination and flower parts under the microscope!  Ages 8 and older

Hyacinths

2-4 pm  ·  Classroom 2/3 Art Room  ·  Presented by Museum Instructor Peggy Steinbach
Make an everlasting flower, from delicate colored paper, to celebrate NY in Bloom!

Saturday, February 20th
Art

Floral Prints on Fabric
10 am-12 pm  ·  Classroom 2/3 Art Room  ·  Presented by Museum Instructor Peggy Steinbach
Prints will be made from hammering actual flower parts and leaves onto fabric!

Flower Secrets!
1-3 pm in the Museum Lab
Explore plants, seeds, pollination and flower parts under the microscope!  Ages 8 and older

Family Fun Day: Bloomin’ in the Museum!
1–4 pm  ·  4th Floor  ·  Families

Still Life Vases
2-4 pm  ·  Classroom 2/3 Art Room  ·  Presented by Museum Instructor Peggy Steinbach
Participants will draw simple but elegant floral arrangements ending with a creative piece of art!


Saturday, February 20th
Art

Flower Secrets!
1-3 pm in the Museum Lab
Explore plants, seeds, pollination and flower parts under the microscope! Ages 8 and older

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