April 14-18: Spring-Recess Children’s Workshops: Mummy Masks, Reptile Sculptures, Hand Drums, ‘Recycled’ Art


Week of April 14-18, 2014

When schools break for spring recess, the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum’s Education Department offers fun, creative workshops for children in Pre-K and grades 1-3. Advance registration is required for all workshops, and a discount is given for registering early. Please call (631) 854-5539 to register.

Grades K-3

10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Bring lunch. Early registration is $30; after April 6, $35. Members receive a discount.

Monday – April 14 – Mummy Mask
Learn about life in Ancient Egypt and create a unique piece of art.

Wednesday, April 16 – Watercolor Collage
Visit the Marine Museum, examine preserved specimens, and create interesting art.

Friday, April 18 – Reptile Sculpture and Diorama
Visit the collections and create a sculpture and habitat of your favorite reptile.

Preschool Workshops

(Children ages 3 and 4 with a parent or caregiver)
11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Early registration is $15; after April 6, $20. Members receive a discount.

Monday – April 14 – Snake Diorama
Visit the wildlife dioramas, touch teeth, horns, and tusks, and create a snake habitat.

Tuesday, April 15 – Big Cat Mask
Visit the Wildlife Dioramas and make a mask of your favorite big cat.

Wednesday, April 16 – Butterfly Lifecycle Mobile
Visit the butterfly and moth collection and create a unique piece of art using your fingerprints.

Thursday, April 17 – Recycled Art: Birdhouse
Learn about the feet and bills of birds in the collections and make a fun birdhouse out of a recycled
milk carton.

Friday, April 18 – Hand Drum
Visit the Marine Museum, learn about the variety of fish in the oceans, and create a musical instrument.

Grades K-2

Sunday, April 27 – Earth Day Celebration
Recycled Art: Bottlenose Dolphin Planter
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Learn about whales and dolphins and make a recycled functional piece of art. Early Registration is $25; after April 19, $30. Members receive a discount.

The Museum reserves the right to cancel any workshop not meeting the minimum attendance requirement.

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