School Aged Programing

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.

Saturday, January 28th 11-1p.m.: Butterflies, LIVE! Join Folk’s Farm at the museum in experiencing a live butterfly enclosure. Learn all about the life cycle of these winged beauties with hands-on activities.

Saturday, January 7th 11-1p.m.:DINOSAURS! Learn about the creatures from our prehistoric past.

Friday, March 3rd 5-7p.m.: March Madness: Dribble, shoot and score with these fun basketball themed science experiments. *Evening program*

Friday, April 8th 5-7p.m.: Art & Science Mashup: Join us for a fun filled night exploring projects that combine art and science. Make a light up work of art, sculpt a 3D object, create color with chemistry and much more! *Evening Program*

HOMESCHOOL HANGOUTS

Every other Wednesday 11-1p.m. during the school year. Parent/child activities designed to complement concepts taught in homeschool curriculum, grades K-12. Discounted admission for homeschool families ($5/person).

Exhibit Opening: The Maker Space and Simple Machines

Saturday, April 8th 11-1p.m.:Explore levers, pulleys, and more at the brand new Simple Machines exhibit. And in the new Museum Maker Space, what kind of maker will you be? Fabric art, soldering, or squishy electrical circuits – the choice is yours. Light refreshments served. Free with regular admission.

Splash: A Juried Student Art Show

Friday, April 7th 5-7p.m.: Local kid artists of all ages will be showcased in this exclusive juried art exhibition. Light refreshments served. Free with regular admission.

Classes and Clubs:

Check out the Classes, Camps & Clubs Pages for more information.

iMAKE Art & Science Class Series

This new a-la-carte class series offers both art and science projects for children ages 6-12. Wigglebots, Animal Kites, Kaleidoscopes, and Jellyfish Mobiles are just some of the fun projects waiting for you to create. Pick which projects you like best or try them all. See museum website or class brochure for full calendar of projects.

AMERICAN GIRL™ CLUB

Explore the world of American Girl characters at this monthly club with make-and-take crafts and games inspired by a character’s time in history. Bring a doll or stuffed animal to join the fun. Led by children’s book illustrator, Laura Knorr. Parent must stay at program with children under 12. Free with regular admission.

Girl Scout Badge Programs:

Daisies Money Counts Financial Literacy Leaf

Brownies Money Manager Badge

Juniors and Cadets Intro to 3D Printing

Juniors and Cadets Robotic Badge

Cub Scouts Badge Programs:

Robotics Cub Scout Badge

Intro to 3D Printing for Cub and Boy Scouts

 

FAIRS & OFF SITE Programs

Thursday, January 19th 5-7p.m.: Children’s Museum Science Fair

Meet real kid scientists from Bloomsburg, Danville, Berwick, and beyond! Cool science demos will be on display throughout the museum. Watch as the live judging happens and prizes are awarded for top experiments! Admission is free and open to the public. Snow Date: Thursday, January 26th

Saturday, January 21st, 1-2p.m.: Pre-show activities, Brown Bear Brown Bear & Other Treasured Stories

Weis Center for the Performing Arts, Lewisburg

Friday March 7th 6-7p.m.: Pre-show activities, A Year with Frog & Toad

Weis Center for the Performing Arts, Lewisburg

 

Saturday April 29th 10a.m. – 5p.m.: Renaissance Jamboree, Bloomsburg

Visit The Children’s Museum booth on Main St. for free hands-on activities for kids of all ages.

 

Saturday April 22nd 10a.m. – 4p.m.: 2nd Annual Bloomsburg Mini Maker Faire

The Bloomsburg Mini Maker Faire is a Children’s Museum-organized event that is part of the global Maker Faire network created by MAKE Magazine. According to MAKE, “Maker Faire is the greatest show (and tell) on Earth – a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement.” The event brings together amateur and professional inventors, artists, crafters, engineers and performers in a combination of large spectacles and communal interactive experiences.