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Children’s Museum Announces January Schedule



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EverWonder Children’s Museum, at 31 Pecks Lane, has announced its calendar for January 2019.

This month, visitors to the Yellow Art Lab will be invited to create their own unique snowflakes with beads.

In the Blue Science Lab, visitors will continue to explore snow, learning about snow cycles and creating a paper lantern.

Story Lab for Young Explorers will continue to meet most Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 10:30 to 11 am.

This is a 30-minute program of STEM-themed stories, activities, and crafts. Parents must stay with their children during the program, which is included with museum admission.

Special Events

Fridays, January 4 and 18, 10 am to 2 pm: Visit with Ranger Nate.

A wildlife educator from Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo, Ranger Nate has animal furs and information to share with visitors of all ages. His ongoing presentations are included with museum admission.

Fridays: Night at the Museum

EverWonder is now open on Fridays until 7 pm.

On Friday, January 11, a digital media presentation will be offered by Matthew Worwood.

Director of Class of 2032 and associate director of UConn Digital Media and Design, Mr Worwood will present on the participatory nature of digital technology. He will specifically address how young children interact with online information through services like YouTube and Google.

Cost is $5 per person for up to four people or $20 per family. Reservations are required, and adults should note that this presentation is for parents and caregivers. Children over 5 will be granted free play in museum during the program, while those 5 and under will be chaperoned by staff.

Monday, January 21: Martin Luther King Jr Day.

EverWonder will be on open on January 21 from 9 am to 4 pm. Visitors will be encouraged to add a handprint to the museum’s ‘I have a dream’ wall.

Sunday, January 27: Paint 3D hosted by Microsoft

Two sessions of this program are scheduled. The first will begin at 1 pm and is for ages 5-8; the second will begin at 2, for ages 8 and up. Cost is included in museum admission, and reservations are required.

The event calendar is subject to change without notice. Check everwondermuseum.org or the museum’s Facebook page for calendar changes and announcements. For more information, visit the website or e-mail info@everwondermuseum.org.

Admission is $7 per person (free for those 12 months and under, museum members, and veterans). Parking at the museum is also free. Memberships and gift certificates are available.

The museum is regularly open Tuesday through Thursday, 9 am to 4 pm; Friday, 9 am to 7 pm; and Saturday and Sunday, 11 am to 5 pm.

Formed in January 2011 by a group of parents, EverWonder Children’s Museum (incorporated as Newtown Children’s Museum Inc) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring children and families in northern Fairfield County through the use of hands-on museum exhibits and demonstrations.

Among the visitors in December to EverWonder Children’s Museum were, from left, 18-month-old Rowan McKarns, 4-year-old Zach Fiet, and 3-year-old Maeve McKarns. The three formed in an impromptu band when they visited the Pecks Lane museum on December 27. Their mothers looked on from nearby as the trio practiced their skills on a variety of instruments.  (Bee Photo, Silber)

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