A simple toy spawns chaos!

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This month, for Cool Science, we are playing with magnets and pendulums.  A pendulum is simply an object that can swing freely back and forth.  An everyday example is a swing on a swing set.  By adding a magnet to the bottom of a simple pendulum, and putting magnets on the ground near where it’s […]

How Does it Teach: Art Through the Ages

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Our newest art program series called “Art Through the Ages” is a tribute to all art past and present. This program is designed for our visitors young and old to achieve a more in-depth contextualization of art’s place in our life. At the Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine we strive me make all of […]

Let your child take the stage!

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Whether your child is a natural actor or a wallflower, creative play and theatre activities will inspire your whole family to play together.  The benefits of introducing your child to dramatic play at an early age are numerous.  Dramatic play improves cognitive development, social skills, communication, motor skills and emotional development. Young children have vibrant […]

Cultural Cuisine: How does it teach?

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My parents have a video (quite a few videos, actually) of me “helping” my dad make bread on Christmas Eve. The year is 1989 and I am three years old, kneading the bread by lying on top of it and occasionally sticking my chin into the dough. We make this bread every year in our […]