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San Antonio Children's Museum News
San Antonio Children's Museum

May, 2010

 

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SUMMER CAMPS
Register Before June 1 and Receive $10 OFF!
Are you totally into science? Do you like to explore your creative side? You’ll love the Children’s Museum’s Art and Science Summer Camps! Led by our professional educators, Summer Camps will be full of fun, play and learning. Click here for details or call 210.212.4452 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              210.212.4452      end_of_the_skype_highlighting ext 1301 to register. Must register in advance.

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May is Mom’s Month at the Museum!
In honor of Mother's Day, May is Mom's Month at the Children's Museum.  We're giving away a Diamond Pendant to celebrate!
Moms may enter to win the Circle of Support Diamond Pendant courtesy of Americus Diamond during the month of May. Visit all month long and register once per every visit. The winner will be announced on June 1. Click here for info.

Happy Mother’s Day
Sunday, May 9
Mom receives ½ price admission all day!

Toddler Tales (Early Childhood - 0-36 months)
EVERY WEEK * Monday – Saturday in the NEW Tot Spot Exhibit
9:30 a.m.
Toddler Tales is a story time especially for the toddler to preschool aged child and a parent or caregiver. FREE with museum admission.

Reading Adventures: Mama Mia!  Celebrating Mother’s Day (Pre-K)
Wednesday, May 5
10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 
Reading Adventures is an early childhood program created and taught by experienced early childhood educators. The program strengthens language, listening and motor skills through story time, pretend dramatic play and multisensory activities. FREE with museum admission.      

Art Studio: Working with watercolor crayons (Pre-K – Elem)
Wednesday, May 5
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.      
The Art Studio is a fun, hands-on activity space where children and parents or caregivers can create art together. Lively and well equipped, the Art Studio provides opportunities for exploring self-expression led by artist-educators. FREE with museum admission.

Dots & Squiggles: Mama Mia!  Celebrating Mother’s Day (Pre-K)
Friday, May 7
10:30 a.m. -11:30 a.m.
Dots and Squiggles is an early childhood program created and taught by experienced early childhood educators. Fun and engaging lessons encourage children to experience a wide variety of activities that incorporate art, sensory exploration, movement, music, story time, and dramatic play. FREE with museum admission.  

FETCH!: Messy Science: Baby Diaper Science!  What?? Come see why baby diapers are one of the greatest science inventions ever created! (Pre-K – Elem)
Friday, May 7
1:30 p.m.- 3:30 p.m.       
FREE with museum admission

Art Studio: Something Special for Mom! (Pre-K – Elem)
Paint and plant a flower pot for mom.
Saturday, May 8
10:00 a.m.  
The Art Studio is a fun, hands-on activity space where children and parents or caregivers can create art together. Lively and well equipped, the Art Studio provides opportunities for exploring self-expression led by artist-educators. FREE with museum admission.

Cub Scout Workshop: “You are what you eat!
Saturday, May 8
9:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Learn about the food pyramid and how to use it to eat healthy. Cub scouts (Tigers, Bears, Wolves and Webelos) can earn GO SEE ITS! or a Loop for Nutrition.                 
Reservation Required. Call Priscilla 210.212.4453 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              210.212.4453      end_of_the_skype_highlighting ext. 1310.

FETCH!: Messy Science: Baby Diaper Science!  What?? Come see why baby diapers are one of the greatest science inventions ever created! (Pre-K – Elem)
Saturday, May 8
12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
FREE with museum admission

Happy Mother’s Day
Sunday, May 9
Mom receives ½ price admission all day!

Art Studio: Something Special for Mom! (Pre-K – Elem)
Paint and plant a flower pot for mom.
Sunday, May 9
1:00 p.m.  
The Art Studio is a fun, hands-on activity space where children and parents or caregivers can create art together. Lively and well equipped, the Art Studio provides opportunities for exploring self-expression led by artist-educators. FREE with museum admission.

Music & Movement (Early Childhood - 0-36 months)
Sunday, May 9
2:00 p.m. 
Child centered songs, rhymes and musical instrument exploration, developmentally appropriate for toddlers and preschool aged children. FREE with museum admission.

Reading Adventures: Fairy Tales & Folklore! (Pre-K)
Wednesday, May 12
10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 
Reading Adventures is an early childhood program created and taught by experienced early childhood educators. The program strengthens language, listening and motor skills through story time, pretend dramatic play and multisensory activities. FREE with museum admission.     

Got Milk?
Thursday, May 13

10:00am-1:00pm
Kids have a your Milk mustache photo taken, participate in a football toss, sample a yummy milk and vanilla ice cream drink and learn about the nutritional value and benefits of milk.  Free with museum admission.

Snake Farm Day!
Every Second Thursday
Get up close and personal with the creeping, crawling, slithering animals that make their home at the Animal World and Snake Farm Zoo!
Thursday, May 13
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Free with museum admission            

Dots & Squiggles: Fairy Tales & Folklore! (Pre-K)
Friday, May 14
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m. 
Dots and Squiggles is an early childhood program created and taught by experienced early childhood educators. Fun and engaging lessons encourage children to experience a wide variety of activities that incorporate art, sensory exploration, movement, music, story time, and dramatic play. FREE with museum admission.

 

FETCH!: Science you can see: Reflections, light, and your artistic talents create a dazzling kaleidoscope! (Pre-K – Elem)
Friday, May 14
1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
FREE with museum admission

Brownies Patch & Play  “ 2-4-6-8 Colors & Shapes are great!

Saturday, May 15
9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Brownies will earn “Colors & Shapes” and “Numbers & Shapes” TRY-ITS                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Reservation Required. Call Priscilla 210.212.4453 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              210.212.4453      end_of_the_skype_highlighting ext. 1310.

 

Art Studio: Line Designs with Ink (Pre-K – Elem)
Saturday, May 15
10:00 a.m. - Noon
The Art Studio is a fun, hands-on activity space where children and parents or caregivers can create art together. Lively and well equipped, the Art Studio provides opportunities for exploring self-expression led by artist-educators. FREE with museum admission.

The ARTS CART: Monthly programming Supporting the Arts
Dance, Dance, Dance!

Presented By ArtsTeach

Join us for one, two or three festive and energetic dance sessions!

Saturday, May 15
11:00am- Noon:  Learn Hechale Bonito! An introduction to Mexican Folklore Dancing introducing music, costumes and basic steps from Mexico.

Noon – 1:00pm:  Shake a Tail Feather! Step into the 60’s and learn the mashed potato, the boogaloo, the swim, the twist and more!

1:00pm – 2:00pm:  Try Tropical with Trata Tropical! Learn the high energy dances of Puerto Rico, Cuba, Central and South America.

Program Fee:     $3.00 per child/per session + museum admission
No reservation necessary. Limited availability. While supplies last. Members pay ONLY program fee.

 

FETCH!: Science you can see: Reflections, light, and your artistic talents create a dazzling kaleidoscope! (Pre-K – Elem)
Saturday, May 15
12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
No reservation necessary. Limited availability. While supplies last. Members pay ONLY program fee.

Music & Movement (Early Childhood - 0-36 months)
Sunday, May 16
2:00 p.m. 
Child centered songs, rhymes and musical instrument exploration, developmentally appropriate for toddlers and preschool aged children. FREE with museum admission.

Reading Adventures: 5, 6, 7, 8…Counting is Great! (Pre-K)
Wednesday, May 19
10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.        
Reading Adventures is an early childhood program created and taught by experienced early childhood educators. The program strengthens language, listening and motor skills through story time, pretend dramatic play and multisensory activities. FREE with museum admission.

Art Studio: Watercolor resist-Birds (Pre-K – Elem)
Wednesday, May 19
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.      
The Art Studio is a fun, hands-on activity space where children and parents or caregivers can create art together. Lively and well equipped, the Art Studio provides opportunities for exploring self-expression led by artist-educators. FREE with museum admission.

FREE KIDS’ NIGHT
Thursday, May 20
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Kids are free between 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
$1 parking between 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (Mid City garage on the corner of Navarro and College St.)
Children must be accompanied by an adult. Adult admission is $7.

Dots & Squiggles: 5, 6, 7, 8…Counting is Great! (Pre-K)
Friday, May 21
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.    
Dots and Squiggles is an early childhood program created and taught by experienced early childhood educators. Fun and engaging lessons encourage children to experience a wide variety of activities that incorporate art, sensory exploration, movement, music, story time, and dramatic play.

FREE with museum admission

FETCH!: Kitchen Science: Elephant Toothpaste!  Do elephant’s brush their teeth?  Find out while you use items you can find in your kitchen for this explosive experiment! (Pre-K – Elem)
Friday, May 21
1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.             
FREE with museum admission

FETCH!: Kitchen Science: Elephant Toothpaste!  Do elephant’s brush their teeth?  Find out while you use items you can find in your kitchen for this explosive experiment! (Pre-K – Elem)
Saturday, May 22
12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
FREE with museum admission           

MACROLAB: Monthly programming Supporting the Sciences
Amazing Skies

Sponsored by Urban Science Initiative, Inc.

Take a journey to places far, far away. Alex Garcia and his team of astronomers will visually WOW and educate you about the stars and planets that make up the Milky Way Galaxy!  This presentation will be out of this world!

Saturday, May 22
1 p.m. & 2 p.m.

Program Fee:     $3.00 per child & adult (includes supplies) + museum admission
No reservation necessary. Limited availability. While supplies last. Members pay ONLY program fee.

Music & Movement (Early Childhood - 0-36 months)
Sunday, May 23
2:00 p.m. 
Child centered songs, rhymes and musical instrument exploration, developmentally appropriate for toddlers and preschool aged children. FREE with museum admission.

5/24 Memorial Day – Museum Open 9am-5pm

Reading Adventures: All About the Moon!(Pre-K)
Wednesday, May 26
10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.        
Reading Adventures is an early childhood program created and taught by experienced early childhood educators. The program strengthens language, listening and motor skills through story time, pretend dramatic play and multisensory activities. FREE with museum admission.

Dots & Squiggles: All About the Moon!(Pre-K)
Friday, May 28
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.    
Dots and Squiggles is an early childhood program created and taught by experienced early childhood educators. Fun and engaging lessons encourage children to experience a wide variety of activities that incorporate art, sensory exploration, movement, music, story time, and dramatic play. FREE with museum admission.

 

FETCH!: Science in Action: Tinker with a tabletop see saw and teach it a few new tricks!(Pre-K – Elem)
Friday, May 28
1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.             
FREE with museum admission

Art Studio: Self portrait collages (Pre-K – Elem)
Saturday, May 29
10:00 a.m. - Noon      
The Art Studio is a fun, hands-on activity space where children and parents or caregivers can create art together. Lively and well equipped, the Art Studio provides opportunities for exploring self-expression led by artist-educators. FREE with museum admission.

FETCH! Science in Action! Set it Straight: Tinker with a tabletop see saw and teach it a few new tricks!(Pre-K – Elem)
Saturday, May 29
12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
No reservation necessary. Limited availability. While supplies last. Members pay ONLY program fee.

Music & Movement (Early Childhood - 0-36 months)
Sunday, May 30
2:00 p.m.
Child centered songs, rhymes and musical instrument exploration, developmentally appropriate for toddlers and preschool aged children. FREE with museum admission.       

MUSEUM INFO                                                                 

The San Antonio Children’s Museum provides engaging hands-on experiences where Kids Play to Learn and Adults Learn to Play! The museum offers three floors of interactive play exhibits, including the H-E-B Kids’ Market, a bubble ranch, newly opened PowerBall Hall and weekly science and arts activities for children ages 0 –10. 

 

BOOK YOUR NEXT EVENT AT SACM!

Located downtown, just a block from the Riverwalk, the San Antonio Children’s Museum provides a backdrop for your event that will inspire imagination, fun and play! The Museum can accommodate big affairs to business meetings with flexible choices to fit your needs. Please call today to see how we can bring your next event to life at the place where Kids Play to Learn…and Adults Learn to Play. Call 210-212-4453 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              210-212-4453      end_of_the_skype_highlighting ext. 1304

 

Address

305 E. Houston St.

San Antonio, TX 78205

…Just blocks from the Alamo!

 

Phone

210.212.4453 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              210.212.4453      end_of_the_skype_highlighting

 

For more information, visit: www.sakids.org

 

Hours

Monday – Friday                               9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Saturday                                               9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Sunday                                                  Noon  -  5 p.m.

Closed: Easter Sunday, Battle of the Flowers, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day

 

 

Admission is $7 per person

Children younger than 2 are free

Adults are not admitted without children

 

Group Rates available for groups of 15+. Pre-registration required. Call 210.212-4453 ext.1310.

Memberships are available! Visit sakids.org or call 212.4453 for info.

Throwing a Birthday Party is a piece of cake! Visit sakids.org or call 212.4453 ext 1307 for info.

 

Please feel free to contact me for additional museum info. Thank you!



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