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Programs :: Holiday Vacation Programs

Spring into the Museum!
Saturday, Arpil 4 through Saturday, April 11
Families | FREE
Calling all learners! Come explore the Museum's exhibitions and discover something new by participating in a variety of exciting activities.

Saturday, April 4
Shakers

Shaker Music & Dance
1pm | Huxley Theater
Come to this fun and informative hands-on/feet-on program and learn about the various types of Shaker songs and dances, the musicology behind them, and their cultural and spiritual meanings.


Tuesday, April 7

Tools through Time
1–4pm | New York Metropolis Hall at "A Century of Expansion" (half way between the Museum Shop and The Shakers)
Venture back in time through New York Metropolis Hall where you’ll encounter hands-on19th and early 20th century tools.  See if you can determine their uses or match them with their more contemporary cousins.  We'll supply lots of clues so that you’re not always stumped by Father Time. 

Wednesday, April 8
Seeds

Seeds of Growth: The Shaker Seed Business
1– 2pm | Classroom 2 and 3
**Limited seating for this program so pick up a ticket at the Front Desk available an hour before program begins**
Have you ever wondered why seeds were sold in little packets? The Shakers were the first to sell their seeds in paper envelopes, creating what would become one of the most successful industries for the Watervliet community. Learn about the seed business, advertising and farming practices used by the Watervliet Shakers before designing and creating a seed packet of your own!

Star Lab: Spring Sky
11am, 1pm, and 3pm | Huxley Theater
Ages 5 years and up

**Get tickets from the main lobby desk (ticket includes admission to Paper Star Craft)**
Join us in our Star Lab inflatable planetarium! Crawl inside and experience a seasonal sky tour. Limited tickets will be available at the main lobby desk one hour before each show time.

Paper Star Craft (45 minute program)
11:45am, 1:45pm, & 3:45pm | Adirondack Hall Mural 
**Please sign up in advace at the main lobby desk**
Make your own 3D paper star to welcome in the spring sky!

Thursday, April 9
Sesame Street

PBS Kids!
11:30am - 4:30pm | Sesame Street exhibition 
Children can join WMHT staff at the Museum’s Sesame Street exhibit to explore the PBSkids.org website.  Dinosaur Train, Wild Kratts, Peg + Cat, and other fun, educational games will be available to play on their kindles, iPads, and tablets. Parents can spend time exploring PBS learning resources for students of all ages. 


Friday, April 10

Marcus Rogers Dance Company Workshop & Performance
1–3pm | Huxley Theater
Children, ages 8-12

**Get tickets from the main lobby desk**
Join the Marcus Rogers Dance Company for a free Jazz dance ​workshop. Children will have the opportunity to learn some basic dance steps and fun choreography. There will be a special performance by the award winning dance company at 2pm. Pick up tickets at Main Lobby .

Art

Food Fantasy Art Project and Film
1-3pm | Student Center
Join us for the viewing of the art film Arcimboldo: Nature and Fantasy to learn how the artist created portraits with fruits and vegetables! Create a piece of artwork using images of food items to take home. Amusing and inventive results!


Saturday, April 11

Creative Art Day: Food Fantasy Art Project and Film
1–3pm | Student Center
Join us for the viewing of the art film Arcimboldo: Nature and Fantasy to learn how the artist created portraits with fruits and vegetables! Create a piece of artwork using images of food items to take home. Amusing and inventive results!


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