The Children’s Museum hosts over 50 hands-on exhibits, games and activities for visitors ages 1 to 101 to explore science, history and the arts! Take a look at the museum’s floor plan and check out where all of our exhibits are located!
AND SO MUCH MORE!
Download a printable copy of our Self-Guided Map and Tour!
Dances of the World
Join us as we travel around the world moving our bodies to the steps and rhythms of France, Greece, Bulgaria, Israel, Turkey and beyond! We will learn basic dance steps of some fun folk dances as ell as interesting information about the countries wehre they are danced. All ages and no prior dance experience is needed for this dance form: "folk dance" is a dance for the people--that's where it gets its name! Students in the class are welcome to perform at the Renaissance Jamboree on April 27th and at the Bloomsburg Mini Maker Faire on May 4th. Class included with admission. Call the Bloomsburg Children's Museum to register, walk-ins welcome.
4th Annual 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 resourcefullness, 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. Admission is free, sponsored by Arconic Foundation through Kawneer.
Mini Maker Faire Website
Two Dollar Tuesday
May 21st, 2019
Third Tuesday of the month, $2.00 admission all day. The Exchange will host hands-on Art Cart projects from 10am – 2pm.
Owl Pellet Dissection
Saturday, May 18th
10:00am - 11:00am
This owl pellet dissection lab is a memorable and fun way to learn about the eating habits of birds of prey- birds such as owls that eat rodents and small birds. $5.00 materials charge, ages 6 and up. Limit 15 students.
Musical Petting Zoo
Saturday, June 29th
Brett Rynhart of Rynhart Music brings us hands-on fun with musical instrucments! Children have the chance to get up close and personal with the orchestral instruments they see played on stage. All ages welcome. Free with Museum admission.
Fairy Garden Class
June 22nd, 2019
Repurpose, plant and grow! Join us in the kid’s garden and plant a summer fairy garden. Soil, pot, seeds and garden décor all provided! Learn some fun tricks to transitioning your fairy garden for the fall and winter. $15 (includes materials fee and museum admission). All ages welcome, pre-register at the Bloomsburg Children’s Museum.
Music Together Family Classes
8 Class Sessions
Fridays, April 12th to May 17th
10:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m
This internationally recognized early childhood music and movement program is led by certified music
teacher, Kerry Kenny. Music CD & Songbook included. Demo Class for first time families Mar. 8 and Mar. 15,
10:15 a.m. (included with museum admission). Register at www.musictogetherofbloomsburg.com or call Kerry at 570-575-0053.
School Age/Teen Programs
A new one hour class series introducing new and seasoned artists to Oil Painting, Printmaking, and Sculpture. Call the museum to register, reccommended for ages 6+. Museum admission plus $6 material fee.
Saturday, April 20th, 11am - 12pm
Sculpture is 3-D art created by combining materials with glue, clay, tape, or even tine foil! This class will explore the endless possibilities of the 3-D world of art. Call the museum to register. Recommended for ages 6+. Museum admission plus $6 material fee.
iMAKE Art and Science Spring Class Series
This a-la-carte class series offers both art & science make-&-take projects for children ages 6-12. Pick which projects you like best or try them all. See museum website or class brochure for full calendar of projects. iMAKE Classes run at 4:30 the 1st and 4th Thursdays from February through May. $8/child for each class. Spaces are limited! Call the museum to register. Walkins are first come, first served.
Straw Weaving Friendship Bracelets – February 7th
Abracadabra: Magic 101 – February 28th
Silhouette On Wood Paintings – March 7th
Electric Circuits – Playdough and Pie Pans – March 28th
Giant Tin Foil Craft – April 4th
Earth Day Science – Seed Bombs and Egg Geodes – April 25th
Melted Crayon Masterpieces – May 2nd
Secrets Messages: Lemon Juice and Jelly Marble Messages – May 23
iMAKE Spring 2019 Registration
DIY Workshop Series
Join us for this exciting series where you will learn from local craftspeople how to create a one-of-a-kind items. Call the museum to register. All ages welcome, including teens and adults.
DIY Glass Pendants, Saturday April 27th, 11am – 12pm
Make a gift for mom or grandma for Mother’s Day! Artisan Becki Fahs will lead our class in making a custom colorful glass pendant. $25 per person, limited to 20 students. Call museum to register. Ages 6+, teens and adults welcome.
Box of Light Teen Film Workshops
May 5th Character and Set Creation. Join Box of Light and Rand Whipple to explore character and set design to create a short film for the "Sit Next to Me!" Film Festival. The "Sit Next to Me!" Film Festival celebrates stories that illustrate our universal desire to belong as well as remind us of our personal responsibility to make others feel welcome. At Columbia Colonnade $25 Ages 9+, 1pm-3pm
May 11th Stop Motion Animation. Join Box of Light and Rand Whipple to explore stop motion animation to create a short film for the "Sit Next to Me!" Film Festival. The "Sit Next to Me!" Film Festival celebrates stories that illustrate our universal desire to belong as well as remind us of our personal responsibility to make others feel welcome. At Columbia Colonnade $45 Ages 13+, 12pm-4pm
Teen Film Workshop Registration Form
2019 NATIONAL HISTORY DAY CLUB: Middle School and High School Teams
Meets 2nd & 4th Thursdays 4:30-5:30 pm
Part science fair, part Odyssey of the Mind – all history! Come explore the National topic in history “Triumph and Tragedy” with our club. Students will research and prepare a creative project (exhibit, performance, website, film) to enter into a regional competition. Competition date March 23. Contact museum to register. Free class open to students 6-12 th grade. Sponsored in-part by Friends of the Bloomsburg Public Library.
GIRLS WHO CODE
Meets 2nd & 3rd Thursdays 4:30-5:30 pm
Our Girls Who Code club offers a free after-school program for 6th-12th grade girls to join our sisterhood of supportive peers and role models using computer science to change the world. Learn to code and make a difference! Call museum to register, runs through May.
Monthly, every 3rd Tuesday, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. through Dec. 2019
Explorer Club is for boys and girls ages 10-14 who want to learn about exciting career choices. Activities, guest speakers, field trips take an in-depth look at careers in various fields. Explorer Club is run through the Boy Scouts of America’s Learning for Life. $140/student for 12mths. (prorated registration available).
2019 SUMMER CAMPS
Complete a registration form for each camper and pay in full to reserve your space. Registration forms are available on our website and at the Bloomsburg Children's Museum. Scholarships are available, call the Bloomsburg Children's Museum for details.
2019 CANCELLATION POLICY
If you cancel at least two weeks before the first day of camp, you will receive a full refund, minus the processing fees. If you cancel less than two weeks prior to the first day of camp, you will receive a 50% refund. No refund will be given if you cancel after camp has begun.
2019 SIBLING POLICY
An adult is required to chaperone each preschool camper. Only registered campers are allowed in the camp. Infants, toddlers and older siblings may not come to camp. Childcare with an additional adult must be arranged for infants, toddlers, and older siblings that would like to visit the museum.
SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION
Painting and Drawing Camp I & II
Painting and Drawing Camp I: June 24th - 28th, 10:00AM - 1:00PM
Painting & Drawing Camp II: July 29th - August 2nd, 10:00AM - 1:00PM
Your young artists ages 6-12 will scribble, splatter, and create! This camp is all about learning how to draw and paint. From using teeny tiny to larger than life, we will be exploring every surface using brushes, pencils, and the unexpected! Presented by Art Space member and artist, Sara Mika. Two dates, same great camp!
Superhero Art Camp
July 8th - 12th, 10:00AM - 1:00PM
Get your capes, masks, and art superpowers ready! Campers ages 6-12, come along on this creative journery as we will be painting, drawing, and imagining our way through the world of superheroes. Ends with a public art show and reception. Presented by Laura Knorr.
July 15th - 19th, 10:00AM - 1:00PM
What do soldering, 3D printing, sculpture, electronics, painting, laser cutting, food, and hammers all have in common? MAKER CAMP! Makers ages 6-14 explore, experiment and play. They are inquisitive hands-on learners who like to try new things! Ages grouped by activity. Taught by Dr. Ginny Weibel.
American Girl Camp
July 22nd - 26th, 10:00AM - 1:00PM
Campers ages 6-12 with their dolls, (any kind of doll or stuffed animal) will discover adventures a-plenty in this camp full of miniature projects and friendships. Ends with an American Girl Party. Presented by Laura Knorr.
Adobe Special Effects Teen Workshop
August 6th - 9th, 2:00 - 3:30PM
This is designed for young filmmakers ages 13 and up who want to learn how to create special effects using Adobe Premiere. Students will be introduced to chroma keying, (green screening), composition, key framing and more. Learn how to grow, shrink, disappear, fly and explode on screen. No advanced knowledge of Premiere is needed for this class. Taught by Box of Light staff.
Music and Movement Around the World
August 6th - 9th
Camp A: 10:00 - 11:00AM; $50.00/Child
Camp B: 11:15AM - 12:15PM; $50.00/Child
Campers ages 3-5 will celebrate and explore the languages, rhythms, tonalities and instrumentation from music around the globe. Create your own instruments and discover how important and beneficial active music-making can be to your young child's life.
SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION