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Mother's & Caregiver's Day Celebration!

Join us as we celebrate the mother figures in our lives during the Mother and Caregiver Day Celebration. Participate in an interactive storytelling performance, make a flower bouquet and leave with a day full of fun and memories!

In partnership with Trail Blazers, an organization that has provided outdoor camp experiences for over 130 years, kids will create beautiful flower petal collages in the Museum’s greenhouse, then take a map reading adventure that starts in the museum and leads to Brower Park where they’ll learn how to pitch a tent!


Saturday, May 13th

Totally Tots Studio – Mommy & Me
10:00am to 12:00pm | Ages 2.5+

Get your hands dirty and create a handmade card for Mother’s Day! Stamp your hands in paint and create beautiful motifs that will last a lifetime. Activities invite young artists to build and refine their fine motor skills; engage in sensory exploration of materials; and, learn how to share with others in this open art studio. There is no such thing as a bad mess in this space, which is tailored to children five and younger.

 

Brooklyn Block Lab & Studio
10:00am to 1:00pm| Ages 2.5+

BCM’s 2nd floor Studio focuses on art and architecture, and invites visitors of all ages to develop their engineering skills through block play. The space features Imagination Playground blocks, Kapla Planks, and Magnatiles, as well as artist James Paulius’ house-shaped wooden blocks and pegs for building a Sky Village.

 

LIVE Performance with Play Me A Story
11:00am to 11:45am | Ages 3+  

Celebrate Mother’s Day with a live interactive storytelling performance by Play Me A Story. Play Me A Story invites young audiences to assist in telling their favorite stories with home-made props, sets, costumes, art activities, and original music.

Capture This! Insta-Photo Booth
12:00pm to 4:00pm| Ages 3+  

Mothers  get to say, “cheese” with their kids at our pop-up photo booth. Kids pick a prop, take a photo, and leave with an amazing memory. Be sure to stop by the Frame Creation booth to make a sparkly frame that matches the photo!

 

Capture This! Frame Creation
12:00pm to 4:00pm|Ages 3+  

Make a custom picture frame to go with your Mother’s & Caregiver’s Day picture! Bedazzle your picture frame so it shines as bright as those smiles!

 

Touch Tank
12:30pm to 1:00pm | All ages

Meet and touch live sea creatures like starfish and sea urchins, and learn how they lay their eggs during this live animal program.

 

Sylvia’s Story Corner- Mother’s Day Edition
1:30pm to 2:00pm, 3:00pm to 3:30pm | All ages

Join a BCM Educator as they read stories about the importance of Mothers: Katie’s Happy Mother’s Day and What Not To Give Your Mom on Mother’s Day.

 

Paper Flower Bouquets!
2:00pm to 4:00pm | Ages 3+

Kids create paper flower bouquets in this fun and simple craft activity. Mom’s and Caregiver’s will love receiving this beautiful and lasting gift any day of the week.

 

Sensory Room
2:00pm to 4:45pm | All ages

In this inclusive space, children of all abilities can explore their senses through play, including sensory mats, objects, and swings. The Sensory Room is designed to meet the needs of children with sensory sensitivities and/or who are on the Autism spectrum.

Animal Adventures
4:15pm to 4:45pm | All ages

Learn about and touch live animals from the Museum’s living collection that lay eggs. Learn about how different creatures keep their eggs safe and help them hatch.


City Camp Adventures with Trail Blazers — Saturday, May 13th

11:00am to 2:00pm | Ages 3+

In partnership with Trail Blazers, an organization that has provided outdoor camp experiences for over 130 years, kids will create beautiful flower petal collages in the Museum’s greenhouse, then take a map reading adventure that starts in the museum and leads to Brower Park where they’ll learn how to pitch a tent!

Additional activities include the following:

Scavenger Hunt  – includes map reading, orienteering, and obstacles

Flower Power Mothers Day Cards – Flower smashing!

Knot Tying Projects – Learning to tie knots on and around things

Nature-Themed Sensory Exploration – Blindfolded or not, kids get to touch different objects from nature (sand, bark, mossy stick) and describe what they feel

Wilderness Skills Tent and Backpack Adventure – Kids will sit around a “campfire” as they try to identify which items they should pack into a backpack to best survive in the wilderness