November 2017 Events & Activities
All Museum events and activities are free with admission.
Membership special this month – Buy an annual membership in November and get 14 months for the price of 12 months!
Weekend activities take place at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Saturdays and 2:00 p.m. on Sundays unless otherwise posted.
November 4 – The Boxcar Children Programs: Make-and-Take Trains: Join us at 11 am and 2 pm today to participate in an art project to make a train. Learn a little about the history of trains and how they work during this art project at 11 am and 2 pm.2 pm.
November 11 – The Boxcar Children Programs: Wellness Weekend: TCMU staff with background in health and wellness will engage children in healthy and fun ways today! Children will learn to stay active with exciting activities from 11 – 12 and 2 – 3. From healthy snacks and children’s yoga to planting herbs and brain health, you won’t want to miss our first Wellness Weekend program. This is a scheduled program. Signup at admissions the day of – space is limited.
November 18 – The Boxcar Children Programs: Fantastic Fibers: Join us this weekend for a fantastic fibers activity centered on The Boxcar Children. Children will have opportunities to use various fiber materials to create their craft at 11 am and
November 25 – The Boxcar Children Programs: Silhouette Art: Join us at 11 am and 2 pm today to make your own silhouette art! The first edition of The Boxcar Children uses silhouettes as illustrations. Children will be able to pick out their own silhouettes and create their own backgrounds in this art project.
Other Events and Fee-Based Programs
November 11 – Girl Scout Overnight
November 24 – Holiday Traditions Exhibit Opens
Random Acts of Science
Permanent Demonstrations to take place Wednesday – Saturday at scheduled times.
Random Acts of Science: 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
These will be demos done at an announced location. These will change periodically.
November 1 – 4 – Train Chain Reactions: Join us for a fun physics activity to explore cause and effect. We are using trains and dominoes this week to explore!
November 8 – 11 – Train Chain Reactions: Join us for a fun physics activity to explore cause and effect. We are using trains and dominoes this week to explore!
November 15 – 18 – Train Chain Reactions: Join us for a fun physics activity to explore cause and effect. We are using trains and dominoes this week to explore!
November 22, 24 – 25 – Elephant Toothpaste: Join us for elephant toothpaste this week. This experiment explores exothermic reactions using a few simple ingredients.
November 29 – December 2 – Elephant Toothpaste: Join us for elephant toothpaste this week. This experiment explores exothermic reactions using a few simple ingredients.
Off the Wall
November 1 – 5 – Make a Boxcar: Join us in art this week to create your own boxcar.
November 7 – 12 – Fall Birch Trees: Join us in art this week to make fall trees using fun materials, including clothes pins, cotton balls, and tape!
November 14 – 19 – Caramel Apple Cutouts: Join us in art this week to create your own caramel apples.
November 21, 22, 24, 25, 26 – Paper Bag Turkeys: Join us in art this week to use paper bags to make your own turkeys for Thanksgiving.
November 28 – December 3 – Pet Toys: Join us in art this week to make a special holiday gift for the special dog or cat in your life.
TCMU Story Time and More
November 2017; All aboard the Thanksgiving Express
November 7-11 I I think I can! I think I can! Let’s ride into November by learning about trains and perseverance! In celebration of our new exhibit, we will be reading, “The Little Engine That Could” by Watty Piper. After, we will be making our own trains to take home.
We sleep in our beds, but where do steam trains fall asleep? In continuing celebration of our new exhibit, The Boxcar Children, we will be reading the book, “Where do Steam Trains Sleep at Night” by Brianna Caplan Sayres. We will then play with our own trains and related objects in different sensory bins around the room.
I’m so thankful for you! Happy Thanksgiving! Let’s learn about thanks in our book, “Thanks for Thanksgiving” by Julie Merkes. Once we finish reading, we will then create our own piece of delicious pumpkin pie to take home with us.
What makes you think of “Fall”. In our book, “One Fall Day” by Molly Bang, we will read about the many different elements of fall with a little girl and her very best friends! After, we will use acorns to paint our very own fall masterpiece.