Target Free Days
The Children's Museum at La Habra receives generous funding from Target stores to provide free admission to the Museum on a designated Sunday of each month! (Please note starting July 7, 2013, Target free day will be on the first Sunday of the month) This grant allows the Museum to provide free, fun and educational family programming to residents of La Habra and surrounding communities for an entire year. Themed activities include music, dance, and visual arts activities and performances for families and children of all ages.
Wristbands are issued for 1 hour 45 minute time slots, with a maximum of 250 wristbands per session. 1:00-2:45pm and 3:15-5pm. Please plan accordingly.
July 2013-June 2014 Schedule
Sunday, July 7, 2013
Embrace the times of the old west and the American pioneers with toe tapping music and storytelling traditions of the past. Banjo players and washboard musicians invite visitors to sing along and play the spoons, while ropers will give everyone a chance to learn some rope tricks too!
Sunday, August 4, 2013
We're on a quest to discover amazing animal facts and get cozy with some critter friends! Join us on this adventure as we meet and touch exotic animals from around the globe, learn how they survive and how they live, and make a buggy creation to take home. Critter encounter stations will allow youngsters to meet our very own critters-in-residence too!
Sunday, September 1, 2013
We're going on a musical journey through Latin America. Indigenous people of these areas are known to imitate the sounds of nature in their music and use their natural resources to craft their instruments. Play a gourd drum, learn vibrant dances from Bolivia, Mexico and Brazil, and create colorful dance masks.
You're A Star!
Sunday, October 6, 2013
Join local actor troupes and put on a show! Visitors will learn lines, use props, dress up and be stars in three different impromptu productions. Artsy types will make a glittery personalized Hollywood-style star to take home for their "dressing room."
Dia de Los Muertos Celebration
Sunday, November 3, 2013
An indigenous observance dating back hundreds of years to the times of the Aztecs- Dia de los Muertos is a colorful day celebrated in Mexico in honor of departed loved ones. Visitors will enjoy the festivities while making decorated sugar skulls and whimsical calavera masks, and sampling sweet bread and Mexican hot chocolate.
Festivals of Lights
Sunday, December 1, 2013
Celebrate international festivals of lights including Diwali, Hanukkah and Las Posadas. Make beautiful crafts reflecting these cultures traditions. Activities will include storytelling, music, and sweet treats.
Lunar New Year
Sunday, January 5, 2014
Celebrate the year of the Horse. We'll be making painted Chinese lanterns, beautiful horse puppets and experiencing traditional musical performances.
African American Heritage
Sunday, February 2, 2014
Oral traditions kept early African American history alive amongst its people. Master storytellers will continue the traditions and share tales of strength and inspiration. Activity stations will offer the opportunity to create story quilt squares and corn husk dolls.
Sunday, March 2, 2014
What's more fun than being the playing piece on a ginormous checker board, hula hoop until you can't hula anymore, build giant outdoor structures, and run through a crazy obstacle course? We're celebrating 35 years of PLAY at the Museum and inviting you to join in the fun!
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Sunday, April 6, 2014
Recycling can be fun and an easy habit to learn and practice- join us in our quest to make our world greener and cleaner! Learn tips on how to compost your daily fruit and veggie scraps, you'll put throw-away items to use with an array of beautiful crafts, and plant seeds in painted pots you'll take home and care for!
Sunday, May 4, 2014
Art is all around us! Get your hands dirty and let your imagination run wild as you dabble in a variety of mediums in this art inspired day. Professional artists will present workshops in ink painting, collage, and metal tooling, along with easel painting face painting!
Rail Road Round-Up
Sunday, June 1, 2014
All aboard the Children's Museum express! Witness miniature trains chugging in outdoor demonstrations brought to us by local train enthusiasts, make engineer hats and tour the Museum's historic caboose exhibit all day long!