Children's Room

Children's Literacy Programs:

The Children’s Room offers regular literacy programs for babies, toddlers and preschoolers, as well as special program throughout the year such as our summer reading challenge, nature and science programs and book events. Our regular school year programs engage our youngest museum patrons through stories, songs, games, and crafts. For toddlers our story hour promotes speech and listening skills though repetition and fun challenges. Our preschool program assists in the development of early social and behavioral skills essential for schooling. And our programs for babies stimulate language development and increase their capacity for learning. For an up to date schedule of our weekly and special programs, See below


ANIME AFTERNOONS
Thursday, August 22,
3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Interested in Anime? Already a fan or curious to know what it's all about? Join us for old and new favorites, plus snacks and socializing.

POKEMON LEAGUE
Thursdays, Augsut 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29,
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
A Pokemon League provides a nearby place for you to get together with other fans of the Pokemon Trading Card Game and have some fun. Using your own cards you can play, trade, and even earn cool prizes! The best part is that you can do all this with other Pokemon players who love collecting and playing just as much as you do. Deering Room, Dyer Library.

ASTRONAUT FOOD TASTE
Tuesday, August 13,
3:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Ever wonder what astronauts eat while they're up in space? Come taste test some astronaut food!


INTERGALACTIC PARTY
Thursday, August 8,
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
For our Summer Reading Finale we are throwing an Intergalactic Party! Join us for some fun activities, snacks and socializing. Let's close out our fantastic summer readings in epic cosmic style!


WII U GAMES
Wednesday, August 7,
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Come play some Nintendo Wii U! 10 years and up.

WILD ABOUT TURTLES
Tuesday, August 6,
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Mary "The Turtle Lady" Doane presents real live turtles and stories in the Deering Room.


STORIES AND BEYOND!
Tuesday, August 6,
2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Join us for our final summer story time before school starts! For children 4 years and older. Deering Room.


SHOOT FOR THE STARS
Monday, August 5,
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Learn about the vast and wondrous night sky. Explore the stars, make your own constellation and build your own stargazer. For ages 3 to 5 years old. Deering Room.


FLIGHT COMMAND
Monday, August 5,
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
How does it feel like to fly in a space shuttle? Get ready for our rocket launch and taste some astronaut ice cream! Deering Room.

STEM CLUB FRIDAYS
Fridays, August 2,
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Our final STEM Friday session for this summer is entitled "Rockets and Beyond." Gain some rocket science knowledge before heading back to school! For ages 8 and up.


SPACE JAMS
Thursday, August 1,
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Come join us every Thursday for some space-themed dancing and singing. For all our patrons 3 years and younger!