Free admission + tons of events = Joyful Children’s Day (Friday, January 4)

On Friday, January 4, we’re celebrating children everywhere with a FREE admission day and evening (10am-8pm).

To celebrate children and bring joy to the community, we’re filling the Museum & Theatre music, art, stories and more, all free and open to the public. Events begin at 10am and continue through First Friday evening. Scheduled events include dance time with Portland Music & Dance Academy, a yoga and movement workshop with Robyn Wiley, a poetry slam with Tina Smith, pizza-making with UNO South Portland and a visit with animals from the Animal Refuge League.

For more information about the day’s activities, visit our Calendar of Events. We’ll be updating throughout the week as we confirm more guests!

Why this event? Why now?

In the wake of the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the staff of the Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine wanted to bring joy to children, families and the community. We created Joyful Children’s Day to honor of the children of Sandy Hook and the joyful hearts of children everywhere. We reached out to members and friends to help us fill the Museum & Theatre with activities that will bring smiles to the children and families of Greater Portland. Dozens have enthusiastically responded, and the day promises to be fulfilling for visitors and volunteers alike.