Children’s Discovery Museum Newsletter

December with the Museum
Hello museum family,
Happy December! As the days grow shorter and colder we hope you will take some time to enjoy the company of friends and family, and what better way to do so than at some of our special programming? Toddler Power Hours continue to provide a place for open-ended play and exploration, and events such as the Royal Ball and Date Nights are extra fun for your family. Also be sure to check out Kringleville in Castonguay Square, Santa's home base in Maine. For more information about these programs, and a special giveaway, read on!
I hope to see you this month at some of our offerings,
Caitlin Walker
Programs Director
Fun Fund
Pay it forward this holiday season with our Fun Fund: all donations will be used to provide admission to our programs and events to a family that otherwise may not be able to participate.
So far the Fun Fund has helped cover two tickets to our Jason Tardy Juggling Show, paid for a family to make a Take and Bake Apple Pie for Thanksgiving, and will cover at least 2 tickets to our Royal Ball!
Anyone can use the Fun Fund, simply ask at the admission desk or email Caitlin to get on the list.
This project was born through the idea that as a community we can come together to offer opportunities to play to all children. In order to continue to offer the Fun Fund, we need your support: we hope you'll make a donation today!
Royal Winter Ball
You are cordially invited to attend the formal ball of our very own princes, princesses, and friends. Come dressed in your best royal attire and enjoy snacks, dancing, sing alongs, royal arts and crafts, and get a chance to meet your favorite princes and princesses!
Friday December 1st
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tickets are $15 per attendee, ages 2 and up.
Date Nights
Drop the kids off for pizza, playtime, and movies with museum staff and volunteers while you have a night to yourself! They’ll have a blast watching movies, playing games, interacting with our Mobile Museum exhibits, and eating pizza (donated by Cappza’s Pizza).
Ages 3 to 10 (all children must be fully toilet-trained)
$20 for the first child, $10 for each additional sibling
20 spots available
December 8 (registration is full), December 14
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
December Giveaway!
The Stage at CDM Kid’s Entertainment Series is back this season, and we want to give you free tickets!
Simply respond to this email to let us know you opened this newsletter, and your name will be entered to win 3 free Stage at CDM tickets for this season!
Winner will be announced on December 18th.
Toddler Power Hour
Toddler Power Hour Continues!
Mondays 9:00 - 12:00
Wednesdays 1:00 - 4:00
Come by for some open-ended play targeted for ages 1-5! Activities include sensory bins, tactile toys, and our Mobile Museum pieces, as well as dance parties on our stage. 
And if you have any toys or costumes you would like to donate - like Cora (pictured here) - please let us know!
$3 for children, adults are free
As a non-profit organization, our programming is made possible with support from our community. Please think about donating, participating, or getting involved today so we can continue to fulfill our mission of providing a place for kids and families to Play, Learn, and Grow in Central Maine. Thank you!
This month on the Blog
Community Engagement Coordinator Emily tells us all about the museum's newest news regarding construction and exhibit designs!
Community Spotlight:
Kringleville and Joy to the Ville
Kringleville Visits with Santa
Coordinated by Children's Discovery Museum volunteers
Come visit Santa at his special cabin in Castonguay Square - get a picture taken, take home a book and maybe an ornament, and sit with Saint Nick to tell him what you want for Christmas.
Letters to Santa
Coordinated by Waterville Post Office and Children's Discovery Museum
Any letter for Santa sent with a return address between now and December 22nd will get a response from the big guy himself! Simply drop them off at the Waterville post office or at the mailbox at the Kringleville Cabin
Joy to the Ville
Hosted by Waterville Creates and several community partners
Spend some time in Downtown Waterville on Saturday the 2nd to enjoy free programming for both kids and adults! Most programs take place at the Paul J. Schupf Art Center, but there are also events at the Waterville Public Library. We will be there with the Mobile Museum!
7 Eustis Parkway
Waterville, ME 04901
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