School Aged Programing

School Age Classes

 

KidPower Self Defense : Saturday, June 24th

11a.m. Ages 6-10   12p.m. Ages 11-14

In this 40 minute class, students will be empowered by learning to use key phrases and “get away” moves based on martial arts. Will include stretching,  partner practice activities, and age appropriate instruction on basic stranger safety. Taught by teen instructor Erik Weibel, black belt in Tae Kwon-Do and Karate, with ten years of martial arts experience. Adult must stay at program with children under 12. Free with regular admission. Spaces are limited — call the museum to RSVP.

 

MAKE LAB — Summer Series

This new MAKER SPACE series, held every other Thursday June 22 – Aug 3rd, offers both art and science projects for children ages 6-12. Fun make and take projects held in the museum’s new Maker Space. Children ages 8+ can work independently, ages 7 and under should be guided by a parent. Spaces are limited. Call the museum to RSVP and save a seat. Walk-ins are first come, first served. $2 material fee/participant.

Green Screen Hacks June 22nd 2-3p.m.

Wooden Candy Dispenser July 6th 2-3p.m.

Make a Light Up Work of Art July 20th 2-3p.m.

DIY Pillow August 3rd 2-3p.m.

 

Bakers In Training Class at Panera

During this fun-filled culinary experience, your child will try their hand at bread making by stretching and scoring a mini French baguette. They will also sample from Panera’s clean kid’s menu and will decorate their own cookie, with pro tips from Panera’s artisan bakers. Register at the museum; this 60-90 minute class is held in Panera’s bakery, 60 Plaza Dr. Bloomsburg. $26/child, includes chef’s hat and apron, tastings, and baking activities. Spaces are limited. Ages 5-12.

Wednesday May 31st, 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday June 28th 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday July 26th 4:30 p.m.

 

FAIRS & OFF SITE Programs

 Edible Book Contest: Saturday, July 29th 10-1p.m.

Children and adults can enter their Edible Book creations to win up to $100 restaurant gift cards. Plus, win cash for your local library. Celebrate your favorite book characters, food, and creativity!  Bloomsburg area’s finest Edible Books will be on display 10-1p.m. Activities and book-themed refreshments provided.

 

ROBOTS! At Rohrbach’s Farm : Tuesday, June 27th

2 sessions: 10am and 11am

Fun for all ages – learn about robots. Program Lego WeDo, run a battle bot, make a recycled robot, play robot games, pretend to be a robot, and much more. Arts, crafts, games, experiments – ROBOTS!

 

GENERAL PROGRAMS

Strawberries! : Thursday, June 15th from 10-12p.m.

Denise Bosworth of Rohrbach’s Farm will be our special guest at the museum to help you get hands-on with a favorite ripe, red summer fruit. Activities and crafts for all ages. Free with admission.

 

AMERICAN GIRL CLUB : Saturday, May 20th 2-3 p.m.

American Girl book reading by children’s book illustrator, Laura Knorr, with make-and-take craft and games related to American Girl character Josefina Montoya in 1821. Bring a doll or stuffed animal to join the fun. Free with regular admission. Parent must stay at program with children under age 12.

 

“May the Force Be With You” Day : Saturday, July 15th 10:30-2p.m. *Members Only Preview: 10-10:30am*

Meet and take pictures with professional Star Wars characters, make your own lightsaber, enjoy new games, crafts, food vendors. Plus dunk-a-trooper, jedi obstacle course, blast-a-trooper and new games and crafts for this year’s event. $1 off admission if you wear Star Wars t-shirt or costume!


Touch- A-Truck : Saturday, August 5th 10-noon

Join us at the museum for a fun-filled day with trucks of all kinds. Get an up-close, hands-on look at loaders, go-karts, tractors, fire engines, and more! Reduced admission is only $5.

 

First Fridays — Open ‘till Eight

Starting Friday, February 3rd the museum will be OPEN UNTIL 8p.m. the first Friday of every month! Special activities for the whole family. Check Facebook for details.

  • June 2nd 5-8pm Open Mic Night with Picnic Menu — Registration Required.
  • July 7th 5-8pm Pizza Arty Party — Make & Take art and pizza to purchase.
  • August 4th 5-8pm Open Mic Night with Picnic Menu — Registration Required.

 

Meet the Masters: An Art Workshop Series

It’s never too early to introduce art through exploring “the masters” like Monet, O’Keefe, and Picasso. Try the masters’ styles with a hands-on family art project. RSVP by contacting the museum. Recommended for ages 5+. Free with regular admission.

Mark Rothko Saturday June 10th 11a.m.-noon

Piet Mondrian Saturday July 8th th 11a.m.-noon

Jackson Pollock Saturday August 5th 11a.m.-noon

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Families with Special Needs Night : Friday, June 23rd 6-8p.m.

During this unique program, the museum is open just for families with special needs. Extra staff will be on hand to help you and your loved ones get the most out of the museum’s exhibits and activities. Admission is free for families with special needs members. All ages welcome.

 

SPARK LAB: BRINGING SCIENCE TO LIFE

Invent, experiment, and explore at this monthly lab that ignites curiosity about the world around us. Free with regular admission. Check Facebook for details.

June 3rd Session A 11-noon & 12:15-1:15pm Grossology: Eyeball Dissection

July 1st 11-1pm Chemistry Fun – Check Facebook for Details

August 12th 11-1pm Geology Rocks – Check Facebook for Details

 

TWO-DOLLAR TUESDAYS

Third Tuesday of the month, $2 admission all day!