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December Activities at L.C. Bates

December 16, 2023, 10:00 AM

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 AM on Saturday, repeating until December 30, 2023

One event on December 29, 2023 at 10:00 AM

$1 – $4

acorn pressSaturday, December 2: Maine Mammals in Winter
Come tour the Maine Mammals and learn about how they adapt to the cold winter temperatures. Look at their different adaptations that keep them warm in winter. Make a winter diorama to take home.

Saturday, December 9: Old Time Toys
Try toys that were common a hundred years ago. Play Graces, roll a hoop, make a top game, write on a slate board, jump rope, look through a stereopticon, make a vision toy, play 10 Pins, and more.

Saturday, December 16: Print Your Own Christmas Card!
Nothing rivals a unique, handmade holiday card. Make a colorful card using early printing technology. Learn the workings of our antique letterpress as you make your own print with a picture and/or message to take home. We will be printing using an early 1800’s acorn press.

Saturday, December 23: Endangered Animals Tour
In this guided tour, we will highlight some of the endangered, threatened and extinct species found in the museum’s collection. We also, happily, get to talk about some species that have made remarkable recoveries thanks to recent conservation efforts!

Friday, December 29: Bills and Beaks Tell What They Eat
Put on your wildlife biologist cap, and hone your observational skills, as we follow the clues we find in various birds’ beaks to learn about their lifestyles and behavior. Why do hummingbirds have long, skinny beaks, while the Red Crossbill has a unique, asymmetrical beak? Plus, make a bird bill craft.

Saturday, December 30: Earth and Space Activities
Learn about our solar system and sun. Make a pocket solar system, learn about the upcoming eclipse, view the sun through solar glasses you may keep for the upcoming April 8 Solar Eclipse, learn about the light from the sun. Try popular Earth and Space Kits. Send up a stomp rocket and make a cloud in a bottle.

All activities start at 10 a.m.  Activities are included with admission to the museum, which is $4 for adults, $1 for youth under 18.


December 16, 2023
10:00 AM
$1 – $4


L.C. Bates Museum, Good Will-Hinckley
14 Easler Road
Hinckley, ME
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