Children’s Discovery Museum Newsletter

June with the Museum
Hello friends,
After years of dreaming and planning, we are finally preparing to open!
Join the fun! You are invited to our free Exhibit Open House on June 15th. We'll have all sorts of fun activities, plus you can peek your head into our brand exhibit hall.
If you are as excited as we are to actually play in the new exhibit hall, be sure to pre-purchase your annual membership and be one of the first families to play during our Members Only weekend later in the month.
And don't forget, we still have room in our themed half-day summer program, register today!
See you soon!
Amarinda Keys
Children's Discovery Museum Executive Director
You're Invited to Our Open House!
Come visit the museum for some free fun and a sneak peek of our new exhibit hall, opening this summer!
We'll have Fresh Ella's ice cream truck, a special hula hoop workshop with Nettie Loops, Recycled Shakespeare performances, lawn games, our Mobile Museum, live music, face painting, and more!
June 15th, 2024
11:00 - 3:00
at the Children's Discovery Museum
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Fairies and Gnomes Festival Recap
What a beautiful day we had for the Fairies and Gnomes Festival!
We had face painting, cotton candy, fairy hair, crafts, fairy house building, smoothie bike lemonade slushies, Mobile Museum exhibits, music, and hot dogs on the grill!
Thank you to Bangor Savings Bank, O'Connor Auto Park, Viles Arboretum, Joseph's Market and all of our wonderful volunteers for helping to make this magical day possible!
Summer Program
Kids at the Museum
We still have room for our themed half-day camps, perfect for our youngest visitors!
Join us for a week full of art, science, movement, and open-ended play, right in the museum's brand new exhibit hall!
Best suited for ages 3-5
Daily 9:00am - 12:00pm
Maine-ly Fun
Session 1: 7/8 - 7/12
We’ll become familiar with Maine’s rich wildlife, learn essential survival skills, compete in a lumberjack competition, make homemade paper & prepare blueberry pie!
Fizz, Bubble, Splat
Session 2: 7/15 - 7/19
Get ready to get messy! Transform into a mad scientist and make slime, experiment with fizzy chemical reaction, blow giant bubbles and more, as we design and test the messiest experiments we can think of!
Great and Mythical Creatures
Session 3: 7/22 - 7/26
Now let me tell you a story…
Join us for a week of magic and mystery and we practice the art of storytelling. Inspired by unicorns, fairies, ogres and more, we’ll craft shadow puppets, design our own mythical creatures, create costumes and mix up magical potions.
Scholarships are available, please contact amarinda@childrensdiscoverymuseum.org for more information
Weekly Programs
Toddler Power Hours
Come play with us!
While the exhibit hall is under construction and our exhibits are being made, we're still offering regular play time on Monday mornings from 9:00-12:00!
Open-ended play for ages 1-5
Drop-in for $3 per toddler*
*Or free with the purchase of a Founding Membership!
Farmers Market
Tuesdays 2:00 - 4:00 in Augusta
Thursdays 3:00 - 5:00 in Waterville
The Mobile Museum is back this summer at our local Farmers' Markets! Come visit us at Mill Park in Augusta on Tuesdays, and at Head of Falls in Waterville on Thursdays. It's free and open to all!
Community Spotlight
Skunk Control's
Light Sentinels and Big-a-Bang-a-Boom
Hosted by Waterville Creates
Light Sentinels, crafted by the Australian-based creative team Skunk Control, consists of 10 towering (16–20 feet) kinetic flower-based sculptures. Skunk Control is the 2024 award recipient for Waterville Creates’ Call for Proposals (CFP) Temporary Public Art. Light Sentinels will be on view in Castonguay Square in downtown Waterville from June 7–October 31, 2024.
Skunk Control will also host a series of free outreach programs in June, including one at the museum!
Big-A-Bang-A-Boom: A science show for all ages!—June 9 at 2pm, Children’s Discovery Museum (pre-registration required).
Interested in getting involved with the museum? Every bit helps!
7 Eustis Parkway, Waterville ME 04901
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