Play Our Way: Private Playtime for Families Affected by Autism


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Play Our Way: Private Playtime for Families Affected by Autism

Fri November 14 / 5:30-7:30pm
Sat December 13 / 8-10am
Friday January 9 / 5:30-7:30pm
Saturday February 7 /8am-10am

Families of a child diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are invited to the Museum for a special, private playtime. The Museum will be closed to the general public, providing a more conducive play environment. Our staff has made adjustments to the lighting in our exhibit and play areas and noise-reducing headphones will be available. Play Our Way is free, and pre-registration is not required – just come over for as little or as long as you like! You are welcome to stay and play when we open to the public. The Play Our Way monthly playtimes will continue through February 2015 thanks to the support of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Maine. For a complete list of dates and more information about this program, click here or contact


New Costumes and Treats for Halloween, Talking Turkey about Thanksgiving


Dreamy Dress-Up Wings™ activate imaginative play. These are hand-crafted fabric wings, and are built for active fun for Ages 3 and Up. They flap, filter and flutter! These Rainbow Fairy wings were voted one of the best toys for 2013. We haven’t been able to keep them in stock, but they are back, and just in time for Halloween!


New Audubon Bird: Wild Turkey with a real bird call. Just in time for Thanksgiving. Gobble Gobble! As part of the Award Winning Audubon Birds collection, this Wild Turkey comes with an authentic sound recording provided through a partnership with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Each beautifully detailed bird comes with an educational hang tag containing information about its appearance, eating habits, habitat maps and sound information. Measures approximately 6″.



Our theatre season includes many exciting and well-known tales, including our February 2015 production of Charlie & The Chocolate Factory. So naturally, we decided to celebrate this theatre season by partnering with our friends at Wilbur’s Chocolate to create our very own delicious treat! This locally-crafted milk chocolate bar is ready to satisfy a sweet tooth, and is now on sale here at the Museum & Theatre Store in our lobby.

Everyone knows that you can’t even think the words “Chocolate Factory” without immediately thinking “Golden Ticket.” So, of course, we had to make it a game! (Ask at the front desk about what the awesome prize is for a winning ticket!) There are only a few Golden Tickets hidden inside the wrappers, and supply is limited, so take a chance on chocolate next time you come to visit us. You could be rewarded with a Golden Ticket!

Eating Healthy: Carrot Oatmeal Cookies

Hi, everyone! Did you catch our Eating Healthy workshop this morning? Even if you missed it, we’re excited to share today’s recipe with you. Make delicious, nutritious goodies at home, any time!

Today’s recipe:

Carrot Oatmeal Cookies!

Eating Healthy is a monthly cooking program sponsored by the WalMart Falmouth store and is free with admission. Hope to see you next month!

Ugandan Kids Choir on Nov. 15th

Ugandan Kids Choir (R$)

Saturday, November 15, 2014
11:00 AM

Join us for a spectacular event with songs of hope and love, sung by children for children! The Ugandan Kids Choir will be singing at the Museum & Theatre of Maine on their East Coast tour. Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity! The voices in the Ugandan Kids Choir bring a message of hope – sharing their folklore through music and dance.$5 per person plus admission. For tickets call 828-1234 x231, stop by the front desk, or click here.

Mini-Moviemakers Workshop Returns Nov. 9th

Mini Moviemakers: Stop Motion Animation (R$)

Calling all movie-makers! In this afternoon workshop, we’ll work together to make a short claymation movie in the style of “Wallace and Gromit.” You’ll learn about how animation works, and then get to view your group movie on the web once it’s published.

Ideal for ages 6-14. This is a drop-off program.

$12/members, $14/visitors. For tickets call 828-1234 x231 or stop by the front desk by Sunday 11/9.


Check out the movie made by our last group of young filmmakers!

Goldilocks & the Three Bears Acting Class Begins Nov. 4th

Goldilocks and the Three Bears: Acting Class for 6-8 year-olds (R$)

Tuesday, November 4, 2014
3:30 PM

Attention 6-8 year olds! We know you’re excited to act on our stage, and we have a special class for you. This is a chance for you to learn all about acting from how to develop a character to what a monologue is. Get some experience before you audition for your first theatre show. Sign up for Goldilocks and the Three Bears! Join Goldilocks as she explores an empty house in the woods… with a very surprising result. Payment required at time of registration. Class meets Tuesdays from 3:30-5:00. (Class meets 11/4-11/25 with a final performance for family and friends on Tuesday 11/25 at 4:30pm.) This is a drop-off program; space is limited. Sign up today!6-8 year olds / 4 week session.

$60/child for members and $80/child for visitors. To register call 828-1234 x231, stop by the front desk, or click here.

What’s a Nudibranch?


Nudibranchs are sea slugs. Those tentacle-like things are actually its gills! Nudi = naked, branchs = gills. There are more than 3,000 species of nudibranchs in the world and, according the Gulf of Maine Research Institute (, there are more than 45 species that live in the Gulf of Maine!

This one has been hiding unnoticed for weeks in our tank. It looks innocent enough, but it’s actually a predator that feeds on sponges, barnacles, and anemones.