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! 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.
A total of 500 people are admitted on Target FREE Sundays.Hand stamps for both sessions are distributed at 1pm and are on a first come first served basis. There is no museum admittance once all 500 slots are filled. (This does not apply to CMLH Members.) Session times are 1-2:45pm and 3:15-5pm.
July 2014 - June 2015 Schedule
Sunday, July 6, 2014
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 3, 2014
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 7, 2014
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 5, 2014
Join local actor troupes and put on a show! Visitors will learn lines, use props, dress up and be stars in two 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 2, 2014
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 7, 2014
Celebrate international festivals of lights including Diwali, Hanukkah and Las Posadas. Make beautiful crafts reflecting these cultures traditions. Activities will include storytelling and music program.
Lunar New Year
Sunday, January 4, 2015
Celebrate the year of the Goat. We'll have facepainting, you'll be making painted Chinese lanterns, and experiencing traditional performances.
African American Heritage
Sunday, February 1, 2015
Enjoy lively music by Jazzy Ash and her band and learn the contribution jazz music made to the music world. Oral traditions kept early African American history alive amongst its people- visitors will have the opportunity to create story quilt squares and corn husk dolls.
Sunday, March 1, 2015
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 PLAY at the Museum and inviting you to join in the fun!
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Sunday, April 12, 2015
Recycling can be fun and an easy habit to learn- join us in our quest to make our world greener and cleaner! You'll put throw-away items to use with an array of beautiful crafts today.
Sunday, May 3, 2015
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 7, 2015
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!