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'Science Of Wine' Fundraiser Planned For EverWonder; Additional Programs Planned At Museum

Published: November 09, 2017 at 12:00 am


The EverWonder Children's Museum and major sponsor Webster Bank announce that the annual fundraiser for the museum, "Science of Wine," will once again take place.

This year the event will be on Thursday, November 16, from 7 to 10 pm, at Nouveau Monde Wine Bar + Bistro, 6 Washington Avenue in Sandy Hook.

Beginning at 7 pm, guests will enjoy wines paired with innovative American cuisine while being entertained with live music from The Mike Cusato Band.

Dr Richard Coopersmith will be the evening's auctioneer, accepting bids on live auction items including a two-night, three-day ski and stay experience at the Hermitage Club; a week stay at a waterfront, three-bedroom Jersey Shore beach home on Long Beach Island; and the opportunity to be A Veterinarian for a Day for three (children and/or adults).

EverWonder Children's Museum, a 501(c)(3) organization, was founded in January 2011 by a group of mothers who enjoyed taking their children to other children's museums and who wanted to create a similar experience closer to home for everyone in the surrounding communities to enjoy.

For the first years of its life, EverWonder Children's Museum existed as a mobile entity without a physical location. The board of directors and volunteers brought science and art programming to the community through the local library and various community events in an effort to fulfill their mission and create awareness of the organization.

In April 2013, EverWonder Children's Museum opened a physical location called The EverWonder Experience. This small museum space was packed with exciting hands-on exhibits and activities. The EverWonder Experience has served more than 6,000 visitors.

In April 2015, EverWonder Children's Museum reopened in its current location at 31 Pecks Lane. This new larger space enables staff and volunteers to provide additional exhibits and activities as well as dedicated space for birthday parties and field trips.

"The EverWonder Children's Museum is, and always will be, dedicated to cultivating a lifelong love of learning in children by encouraging them to think, inquire, and wonder about the world around them," said Steve Singlak, chairman of EverWonder's board of directors. "Every day our impact is felt when children are given distinct and unique types of open-ended, child-directed experiences through the museum's programs and exhibits that support the development of essential life skills in the 21st Century."

Tickets range from $100 to $150, and proceeds from "Science of Wine" will directly support the museum's program and exhibits, and will support children to achieve their potential.

To reserve tickets or for more information visit or contact Stefani Reyes at or 203-364-4009.


Additional Museum Events

EverWonder Children's Museum regularly hosts events for the entire family. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm; and Sunday, 11 am to 5 pm.

Please note the museum will be closed Thursday, November 23, in observance of Thanksgiving Day.

Regular admission is $7 for most, free for children ages 12 months and under. Discounts are available for museum members, those with Museum For All cardholders, and groups.

Currently on view is "Conservation Quest," a traveling exhibit from Stepping Stones Museum that delivers important energy conservation messages, inspiring visitors to make thoughtful choices about energy use to help protect the planet and promote healthy living. The special presentation is on view until November 21.

On Friday, November 10, at 6 pm, the museum will host a presentation on "Top 10 New Species at The Beardsley Zoo."

Those attending will learn about some of the coolest and most amazing species discovered from the far reaches of the globe in the last year with Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo Curator (and Newtown resident) Jim Knox. Mr Knox will be joined by animal ambassadors. Reservations are requested.

On Saturdays, November 11 and 25, from 10 am until noon, WonderGirls Coding and Robotics Workshops will be conducted.

Girls between the ages of 8 and 11 can register for this free coding and robotics workshop. Choose one Saturday to work with Scratch and Lego WeDo and get excited about STEM.

The museum will host a Turkey Day Celebration on Wednesday, November 22, during regular museum hours. Family fun all day long will include Turkey Bingo, a Thanksgiving craft, a test a festive science demo, and $5 admission for all guests.

Hoo is ready to learn about owls? Through the end of November, The Yellow Art Lab will invite children to create their own owl puppets while exploring fun facts about them.

The Blue Science Lab is ready for the cold weather. Children will discover migration, hibernation, and adaptation in this month's lab.

Every Can Counts is collecting canned goods through November 19 to be donated to the local food pantry. Guests will receive $2 off per person per canned good.

Story Lab for Young Explorers meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30 to 11 am in the EverWonder classroom. This 30-minute program offers STEM-themed stories, activities, and crafts. Parents must stay with their children during the program, which is included with museum admission.



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