FAMILY NIGHT OUT: MADE TO SPARKLE
APRIL 13, 2019

Spark-le your creative learning on April 13, 2019 at our Family Night Out! Biodegradable glitter will abound as you explore the galleries and take part in all things shiny and bright at this family-friendly fundraising event in support of the Children's Museum.

Highlights include:
  • Decorate dazzling cookies with Sweet Impressions
  • Create your own ceramic family celebration plate with Brush Fire Ceramic Studio
  • Experience effervescent experiments with Let's Talk Science from the University of Manitoba and University of Winnipeg
  • Get a glitter tattoo or facepainting from Heather's Pretty Parties
  • Embellish your own sparkly t-shirt to wear during the event
  • Make iridescent slime at our hands-on Slime Station
  • Enjoy scintillating snacks and beverages courtesy of The Gates On Roblin
  • Sparkle and shine in your Souvenir Family Photo provided by Pixels and Giggles
  • Enter one or more Minute-To-Win-It Games for your family's chance to win great prizes
  • What's better than a dunk tank? A Glitter Bomb Tank! For a $20 donation, give your favourite family member a turn in our Glitter Bomb Tank where he or she will be bombarded by pounds of glitter in front of our guests! Want to add extra sparkle to the experience? Buy extra scoops of glitter for $10 each, or double-up your family's fun and send two family members (1 adult + 1 tot) into the tank for a $25 donation.
 
Event Supporters: The Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company, Winnipeg Building & Decorating, Quintex Services Ltd., Relish New Brand Experience, Ruban Insurance Brokers Inc., and the Hancheruk Family 
 

MINI MONDAYS
MONDAYS IN APRIL

Every Monday until the end of April, join us for a fun-filled morning and afternoon of stimulating play for our youngest visitors, aged 0-4! We provide tailored crafts to help develop fine motor skills, activities that aid in dramatic play, and a very special story time.
 
April's Theme: Spring Is Singing!
Can you hear the birds chirping? Do you see the flowers blooming? The fabulous wonders of spring are all around us. Join us as we bring another year of Mini Mondays to a close with five weeks of spectacular spring-themed fun!
  • April 1: Fancy Flowers
  • April 8: Rain Or Shine
  • April 15: Egg-tastic Egg-ventures
  • April 22: Our Lovely Earth
  • April 29: Rolling In Rainbows - with special guest Prelude Music from 10:00AM - 11:00AM
   

CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS: CIRCLES FOR RECONCILIATION
TUESDAYS FROM APRIL 2 - JUNE 2, 2019

Circles For Reconciliation is a grassroots project that establishes local discussion groups in order to build trusting, meaningful relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples as part of the 94 Calls to Action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
 
As signatories to Winnipeg's Indigenous Accord, the Children's Museum is committed to promoting deeper intercultural understanding, increased empathy, and mutual respect within our community. With these goals in mind, the Children's Museum will be hosting Circles For Reconciliation this spring, and is currently seeking Circle participants.
 
 

I CAN PRETEND!
WEDNESDAYS FROM APRIL 10 - MAY 29, 2019

Time: 4:30PM - 6:00PM
Cost: $80.00 per participant
Registration Deadline: April 3, 2019 by 4:30PM  
 
Get ready for new adventures and join us in our first ever Explore-Abilities After School Drama Program. Your children will laugh, learn, and rejoice in the power of dramatic play. Teacher-led improvisation, short scenes, story theatre, puppets, and crafts will nurture creativity and assist children in developing imaginative play and social skills. The main focus of this class will be listening and sharing.
 
I Can Pretend! is an innovative drama-based program that teaches children with autism how to play with peers and form relationships. Created by a seasoned drama educator and parent of a child on the autism spectrum, this program uses best practice teaching for children with autism including modelling, picture activity schedules, familiar routines, repetition and reward. Following your child's one hour of instruction with I Can Pretend!, they will have exclusive access to the galleries featuring the sensory-friendly adaptations we offer for our Explore-Abilities Mornings.
 
This program is suitable for children ages 5 - 9.

 

EARTH DAY SUNDAY
APRIL 21, 2019

We love our Earth so much, we're celebrating a day early! Join us at 11:00AM for a special presentation of Wild Wild Wilderness by Green Kids Inc. and learn what we can do to make good choices for our environment.  While you're here, plant your own seedling courtesy of the Department of Sustainable Development from 11:00AM to 3:00PM . This is also a great day to bring in your recyclable materials to donate for use in our Pop m'Art gallery - find our Wish List here. Being green has never been this fun!


Event  Sponsor: Green For Life Environmental
 

TAPESCAPE MEMBERS NIGHT PREVIEW
MAY 10, 2019

Members are invited to stick with us at the Children's Museum! On Friday, May 10 from 6:30PM to 8:00PM, Children's Museum members and their guests (up to two free guests per active member) can attend a sneak peek of our 2019 travelling exhibition, TapeScape, before it opens to the general public. Guests will get to explore this interactive art installation that sparks creative learning for museum guests of all ages. The immersive TapeScape experience challenges the ideas of what can be construction materials by using packing tape to make an unpredictable and one-of-a-kind environment for learning and exploration. This after-hours experience will also feature complimentary beverages from the museum's Old-Fashioned Refreshment Stand, an opportunity to create a TapeScape-inspired suncatcher, as well as a chance to enter our draw for a museum membership.
 
 
Local tour sponsored by Johnston Group. Additional local support provided by Global Television, Inn At The Forks, NorthStar Scaffold Inc., Prairie Public, Steinbach Credit Union, and Toromont CAT.  
 

VOLUNTEER INFORMATION SESSION
MAY 16, 2019

The Children's Museum is looking for volunteers to assist with our upcoming programming and events. Are you fun, creative, and interested in making a difference? Help spark kids' creative learning - become a Children's Museum volunteer today or share this message with someone you know! 
 
 
Volunteer Program Supporter: Payworks
 

EXPLORE-ABILITIES MORNING
JUNE 1, 2019

Part of our Explore-Abilities Access Program, join us on Saturday, June 1 for an Explore-Abilities Morning - a sensory-friendly museum experience designed for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and sensory processing differences to have fun and enjoy interactive, hands-on learning in a safe and accessible facility!  

 
Explore-Abilities Access Program Supporters: The Bertram Austin Goodman, May Easton McLaren Goodman, and Dorothy Jean Goodman Foundation
              


Manitoba Children's Museum
45 Forks Market Road
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 4T6



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