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January 2007 newsletter


Family events

 

Sensational Saturday: Song and Dance
January 13th from 10:00 to 4:00

A fun-filled day of music is in store on Saturday, January 13th at the Mayborn Museum Complex. Kids will have a great time seeing hula dancers, learning folk songs, hearing children’s songwriter/musician Joe McDermott, and making their own music at craft time.

The day kicks off at 10:30am as music teacher Marti Koch entertains all with her folk songs in Kid’s Corner. Marti will play again at 12:30pm and at 3:30pm so you will have plenty of chances to catch one of her shows!

Come to the “People of the World Room” to see a group of dancers demonstrate the famous hula! They will perform three shows as well so stop by at 12:00pm, 3:00pm or 4:00pm for this crowd pleasing event.

Joe McDermott photoParents’ Choice Award winner Joe McDermott will be performing two shows in the Thomas E. and Emilyne Weed Anding Traveling Exhibit Hall filled with his imaginative, award-winning music. The first performance is scheduled for 11:00am and the second will begin at 2:00pm. This promises to be a fun experience for parents and children alike, so make sure to be in the audience to hear this nationally recognized performer.

All this great music and dance will inspire the kids to experiment with sounds of their own. Visit the upstairs hallway to play with sound tubes, shakers, and bells. They can also make musical instruments like the Clucking Chicken and the Straw Whistle. Remember to bring your camera and make memories of this fun day with your child.

Sensational Saturday Schedule at a Glance for January 13th

  • 10:30am Marti Koch
  • 11:00am Joe McDermott
  • 12:00pm Hula Dancing Group
  • 12:30pm Marti Koch
  • 2:00pm Joe McDermott
  • 3:00pm Hula Dancing Group
  • 3:30pm Marti Koch
  • 4:00pm Hula Dancing Group

Sensational Saturdays are a day of fun and exciting programs that occur one Saturday each month. The themed event highlights museum exhibits, and community experts visit to share their knowledge and craft. Admission is $4 for children 18 months and older and $6 for adults. As always, admission is free for members. For more information, please call the reception desk in the Jeanes Discovery Center at 254-710-1104 or visit our website.

MUSEUM MONDAYS

Let it Snow graphicJanuary 1, 8, 15: No Museum Monday

January 22 Winterfest - Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow! Discover the wonder of a snowfall. You won’t even need a coat or mittens! Crafts will follow.

January 29 Puppets Tell Great Stories - Come experience the magic of puppets. They seem to come alive while telling their stories. Make a puppet to take home so you can become a puppeteer!Puppet show graphic

Museum Mondays are fun and educational programs tailored for children 18 months to 5 years of age. The program starts at 10:00 am and wraps up at 11:30 am. Each week features a brand new topic of exploration and includes activities, stories, and extra time to explore the museum. Admission is $4 for children 18 months and older and $6 for adults. As always, admission is free for members. For more information, please call the reception desk in the Jeanes Discovery Center at 254-710-1104 or Ann Hornung at 254-710-7507.

View the entire Museum Monday schedule.


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Study Abroad Photo Contest Exhibit
Photos from Baylor's International Student and Scholar Services Study Abroad Photo Contest continue to be on display through February 5.

"Images of Myth and Reality: Texas and the South" Photo Exhibit
A black and white photography exhibit entitled "Images of Myth and Reality: Texas and the South," is now open until January 25th.

Images of Myth and Reality: Texas and the South photo
Images of Myth and Reality: Texas and the South photo
 
 

 

Teachers' corner

We still have many school openings for January & February. Contact Lanna Palmer via e-mail or call her at 710-7526 to reserve your space. Click here to view our school programs.

birthday parties

Celebrate your child's birthday with a party at the Mayborn Museum Complex! Please contact Carol Nowlin at 710-1128 for details.

Membership

Have you resolved to spend more quality time with your family this year? A membership to the Mayborn is a great way to start!

Call or email Sherri Jurls at 710-1108 or visit our website to purchase online.

Family Fun Thursdays

January 4 NO FAMILY FUN THURSDAY

Jan 11: Spelunking: Exploring Caves
Spe-what? Join us inside the cave in the Natural History wing to find out what just spelunking is and you’ll learn all about the mystery of caves.

Jan 18: Don’t Burst My Bubble
We’ll explore the amazing science of bubbles in the Water and Bubbles Room in the Discovery Center.

Jan 25: Can You Dig It?
Come get your hands dirty as we dig into the past and learn about the exciting field of paleontology!

Family Fun Thursday programs offer the entire family the opportunity to experience one of our exhibits at a more in-depth level. We encourage children to participate in these interactive programs and provide lots of hands-on activities. The program starts at 6:00 pm and wraps up at 7:00 pm.

View the full Family Fun Thursday schedule.