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Children’s Museum Tucson this January
January 1, 2016 @ 8:00 am - January 31, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
It’s our Anniversary! Original signs from our humble beginnings. The Children’s Museum Tucson is celebrating 30 years of bringing play-based learning and fun to the kids of Southern Arizona. From our beginnings in 1986 as the Southwest Children’s Exploratory Center, the Museum’s goal was to make education fun, encouraging our visitors to “Please touch the exhibit.” It was a group of civic leaders who recognized the need for a children’s educational museum in Tucson, and made their dream a reality.We’ll be marking this amazing anniversary with special events and offers throughout the year at our Downtown location. Please come down often to help us celebrate!
DISCOUNT ADMISSION DAYS
Throughout 2016, Children’s Museum Tucson will have $3 30s. On the 30th of each month, admission to the museum will be just $3 per person! Admission will include all our great exhibits, plus regular programs and spontaneous activities by our Discovery Guides. Already a member? Please let your friends know, and give them the chance to experience the joy of learning, discovery and fun!
WIN A FAMILY FUN MEMBERSHIP!
To celebrate our 30th Anniversary, we’ll be giving away Family Fun memberships to Children’s Museum Tucson on the 30th of each month during 2016. All you have to do is fill out a short entry form. Already a member? You can extend your membership for year, but be sure to pass the link along to all your friends so they have a chance to win, too! Winners will be notified by email.
Learn more about membership.
STORY TIME AT CM ORO VALLEY
Take a trip with us at Children’s Museum Oro Valley as we get lost in the pages of a book during Story Time! At 1 pm every Saturday and Sunday, Story Time is included with regular admission.
Tuesday January 12 – Sunday January 17 Chihuly-Inspired Chandelier @ 3 pm. Our colorful version will use plastic cups and sharpies and the oven! Give us all your creations and we will put them together and hang them from the ceiling.
Saturday January 16 & Sunday January 17 Self Portraits @ 11:30 am. A community is made up of individuals, have you ever taken a good look at yourself? We will be creating 3-D self portraits and adding all of your favorite traits. Be inspired by other artists’ self portraits.
Tuesday January 19 – Sunday January 24 Color Blocked Armature @ 3 pm. Please join us as we fill up our Imaginarium armature with a variety of materials in a single color. How long will it take to fill it up? Let’s tie on ribbon, yarn, twisties and anything else we can find.
Saturday January 23 & Sunday January 24 Paper Chain Community @ 11:30 am. Our community is stronger when we work together. Create a paper chain of people and see how long it can be when they are all connected.
Tuesday January 26 – Sunday January 31 Kind notes @ 3 pm. Fill in a Kind Note with a picture or write something kind on it to share your gratitude for someone in your community!
Saturday January 30 and Sunday January 31 Tessellations @ 11:30 am. Color a piece of this exciting puzzle so we can add it to the bigger project.
WEE PLAY: Tuesdays @ 9:30 and & 2pm; Thursdays and Fridays @ 9:30am; and Saturdays @ 10:30am
January 5-9: Minions! Let’s get happy about Minions! Enjoy Happy! by Pharrell Williams, clap your hands to our happy song, and make your own Minion to take home.
January 12-16: Sheep. Baa along as we learn about sheep! Enjoy Woolbur by Leslie Helakoski, sing Baa Baa Black Sheep, and decorate a sheep as unique as you are.
January 19-23: Insects. Are you as hungry as this caterpillar? Find out when we read The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle! Play with some squishy worms, sing about the
Itsy Bitsy Spider, and design your own bug.
January 26-30: Dots. Discover dots as we read The Dot by Peter Reynolds. Roll around with beach balls, sing about the dots in the sky, and make dot inspired art!
WEE EXPLOR Eevery Wednesday at 1:30pm
Discover, Create & EXPLORE. Enjoy hands-on science experiments, cool demos, bubble time and different activities each week for children ages 3-5.
Children’s Museum Tucson has fun and creative activities every day! Find out what’s going on this month at CMT http://childrensmuseumtucson.org/images
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