August 2015 Events & Activities
All Museum events and activities are free with admission. View more details at www.tcmupstate.org
Weekend activities listed below take place at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Saturdays unless otherwise noted.
August 1 – Fantastic Fibers – Woven Sunflowers: We are weaving sunflowers with paper plates, yarn and pipe cleaners today. Join us at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. to make your own sunflower to take home. This project is for children six and up. Free with admission. TCMUpstate.org.
August 15 – Real Tool Time (11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.) – Cubbies: Learn basic woodworking skills and concepts by creating a finished project from scratch. This project is for children seven and up. Free with admission. TCMUpstate.org.
August 15 – C.A.T.C.H. – Bento Boxes, 11am & 2pm: A bento box is a single-portion container commonly used in Japanese cuisine to make traveling easier. Children will make kawaii-inspired bento boxes to learn about healthy portions and seasonal foods in Japanese culture. Free with admission. TCMUpstate.org.
August 22 – Play in Clay – Dinosaur Fossils, 11am & 2pm: Using air-dry clay and dinosaurs, children can make their own fossils to take home. This project is for children six and up. Free with admission. TCMUpstate.org.
August 29 – Rad Lab – Force of Air, 11am & 2pm: Learn about forces today as we test different objects to see what air can knock down. Children can test the strength of the structures they build. This activity is for children ages six and up. Free with admission. TCMUpstate.org.
Story and More
Story and More takes place at 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Monday – Saturday during August.
August 3 – August 8: Story and More- Spider Science, 10am, 11am, & 1pm, Mon-Sat: Tarantulas are special arachnids; did you know they have eight legs and eight tiny eyes? Learn fun facts about these hairy and not-so-scary spiders in this program and see a tarantula up close! Free with admission. TCMUpstate.org.
August 10 – August 15 – Edible Insects, 10am, 11am, & 1pm, Mon-Sat: Stop by Story Time and More to learn about an insect’s anatomy with these edible insects! Marshmallows, pretzels and icing will help us create delicious insect treats. Free with admission. TCMUpstate.org.
August 17 – August 22: Story and More- The Very Hungry Caterpillar, 10am, 11am, & 1pm, Mon-Sat: Observe some real caterpillars during a reading of The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Make your own butterfly afterwards! Free with admission. TCMUpstate.org.
August 24 – August 29: Story and More- Lucky Ladybugs, 10am, 11am, & 1pm, Mon-Sat: Read a story about ladybugs and create your own craft afterwards during Story Time and More. Free with admission. TCMUpstate.org.
Off the Wall
Off the Wall takes place from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. every day during August.
Kokeshi Dolls, Everyday 1-4pm: Art this month focuses on traditional Japanese crafts. Design your own Kokeshi Doll and create other Kawaii-inspired crafts after visiting Story Time in Be Anything. Free with admission. TCMUpstate.org.
Hello from Japan
Kamishibai Storytelling will take place Monday – Friday in August at 2:00 p.m.
August 1 – August 31 – Kamishibai Storytelling, Everday at 2pm: Kamishibai is a form of storytelling that originated in Japan where performers would use a series or large, illustrated cards to tell stories. Join us at 2:00 p.m. in Be Anything to listen to a Kamishibai story. Illustrate your own Kamishibai story afterwards in Off the Wall. Free with admission. TCMUpstate.org.
August 8 – Innoskate: Meet professional x-games athletes & amateur skaters. Skating clinics, demonstrations, exhibits, giveaways, presentations, and art making. TCMUpstate.org.
August 14 – Countdown to Kindergarten: This free event for families with rising kindergarteners features community resources to prepare you for school! TCMUpstate.org.
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