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$2 First Friday This Friday, October 3

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$2 Friday 5-8pm 10/03/2014 5-8pm We strive to share the Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine experience with families who cannot visit during our regular business hours or who cannot afford our regular admission. To serve our community, we are open the first Friday of every month from 5-8pm for $2/person. Members and children under [...]

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Fossil Making Workshop October 2 & October 11

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Fossil Making Workshop (R$) 10/02/2014 | 3:30pm | Click here to register online! 10/11/2014 | 11:30am | Click here to register online! Check out some real and replica fossils from plants and dinosaurs as inspiration to make your own faux fossil. We’ll talk about how fossils are made then make realistic models from natural sculpture materials like clay and [...]

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Remembering Jim Laurita

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My heart broke when I read the news this morning of Jim Laurita’s death. As the founder of Hope Elephants, his story inspired and informed my work with the Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine this summer.I spent the day with Jim back in early May. Brent and I drove up there and watched him [...]

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Let’s Play! Making Music at the Museum & Theatre

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If you visited the Museum & Theatre this spring on Tuesday mornings, you may have noticed some tunes coming out of our Dress-Up Theatre. With generous funding from the Frances R. Dewing Foundation, we were able to hire local singer-songwriter Sorcha Cribben-Merrill to work with myself to develop a series of music programs and performances. [...]

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“Locals Love” Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine

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We were surprised, honored and delighted to receive recognition from the Green & Healthy Maine publication – published by the same folks who create the SunriseGuide – in their first annual “Locals Love” feature! Green & Healthy Maine is an annual visitors guide and magazine that gives visitors to Maine a glimpse of the local, [...]

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Throwback Thursday: Games from the Past

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Have you played any of our “Old Fashioned Yard Games” yet? Our educators have been bringing games that children loved to play 100 years ago back into style this summer. I did some digging into our own history, too, and found out some interesting things… Our community first became a permanent settlement in 1633 – [...]

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That’s a Wrap on “The Road to Hope.”

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Yesterday, our production of “The Road to Hope: An Elephant’s Story” wrapped up with a sold-out show. After more than a dozen performances, Theatre Director Reba Short and her troupe of student actors and stage staff took a well-deserved bow. I had the pleasure of seeing the performance myself just this past Friday, and I [...]

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Crystal, Gem, and Fossil Fun

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Last week a group of 6 to 8 year old eager-eyed rock sleuths came together for the Children’s Museum & Theatre’s first ever Crystal, Gem and Fossil camp. Having personally collected rocks (amateurly) for 25 years (my first were pebbles from my Massachusetts backyard!) I was thrilled to lead a week of activities all about [...]