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Winter Break 2017 Programs At OMSH!

Calling all families! There will be plenty of Winter Break activities to at the Owensboro Museum of Science and History while school is out! Check out our list of events below!

Tuesday, December 19

THE GRINCH AND FRIENDS STORYTELLING ADVENTURES! @ 11:00 a.m.

Celebrate the 60th Birthday of The Grinch and The Cat in the Hat with regional storyteller Susan Fowler! Susan will share stories, songs, simple crafts and everyone can make a stocking to take home! Frosty, Scrooge and Rudolph may make a special appearance as well!

H.O.P. (Healthy Owensboro Program) VISITS HISTORY! @ 2:00 p.m.

Join us for a H.O.P. program about our region’s Native Americans and what they ate during the cold winter months! Visitors will explore the foods, customs and stories of “The Three Sisters” and have a chance to learn about healthy eating habits at the same time! We’ll gather around the Portable Demo Kitchen and discover the value of eating corn, beans and squash! Everyone can try some of the food we prepare and take home activity and recipe cards! This program is supported by Owensboro Health and the Junior League of Owensboro.

Wednesday, December 20

WINTER WONDERLAND WITH BIRDS & VISIT WITH A LIVE OWL @ 11:00 a.m.

Winter is the perfect time to enjoy birds in your yard or in the woods. Members of the Daviess County Audubon Society will lead a fun session about birds who may be visiting your backyard feeder. Patrons will make a bird feeder, using sunflower butter, to take home and everyone will meet live birds of prey from the Nuture to Nature Rehabilitation Center!

 

H.O.P. (Healthy Owensboro Program) VISITS THE WORLD OF DRIED FRUITS! @ 2:00 p.m.

Join us for a H.O.P. program about dried fruits and how our ancestors stored food during the winter months. We’ll gather around the Portable Demo Kitchen explore a bit of history while learning about the vitamins and nutrition of various dried fruits. Everyone can try some different dried fruit snacks and take home activity and recipe cards! This program is supported by Owensboro Health and the Junior League of Owensboro.

 

Thursday, December 21

STARLAB PROGRAM @ 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Step into the Museum’s portable planetarium STARLAB as we explore the December nighttime sky and discuss the Winter Solstice!

 

Friday, December 22

MAGIC SHOW and MAGIC CLASS WITH MATT GRISHAM @ 11:00 a.m.

Join Magician Matt Grisham, an 8 time national award winning comedy magician, as he presents an interactive comedy style magic show that is great for the entire family!
 
Have you ever wanted to be a magician? After the magic show, stick around for Matt's MAGIC CLASS!  
Take the chance to learn a couple magic tricks in this great "teach a trick" class! Don’t miss your chance to be part of this amazing day with Magician Matt Grisham!!
 

LIVE SNAKE TALK  @ 2:00 p.m.

Join us for an up close and personal visit with our resident corn snake Ochy, as we discuss how snakes live, eat and interact with the world around them. Patrons will have a chance to touch Ochy and make photographs.

 

*** Museum will be closed Christmas Eve, December 24th through December 26th***

 

Wednesday, December 27

STARLAB PROGRAM @ 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Step into the Museum’s portable planetarium STARLAB as we explore the December nighttime sky

 

Thursday, December 28

STARLAB PROGRAM @ 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Step into the Museum’s portable planetarium STARLAB as we explore the December nighttime sky

 

Friday, December 29

LIVE SNAKE TALK  @ 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Join us for an up close and personal visit with our resident corn snake Ochy, as we discuss how snakes live, eat and interact with the world around them. Patrons will have a chance to touch Ochy and make photographs.

 

Saturday, December 30 @ 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

NOON YEAR’S EVE

·      Ring in the New Year at OMSH with a Family-Friendly Celebration!

·      NOON BALLOON DROP! Over 1,000 balloons!

·      Get your face painted!

·      Make your own noise makers!

·      Make your own party hats!

·      Have fun dancing with music by DJ Chad Gesser! http://www.djprofg.com/

·      Enjoy The Science of Cold/Liquid Nitrogen Show with Mitch Luman, The Dorothy and George Eykamp Director of Science Experiences from the Evansville Museum of Arts, History and Science, at 11:00 a.m.

·      Look for live characters to dance with & take photos!

·      Treat bags & refreshments to celebrate with!

All Noon Year's Eve activities are free with a museum admission of only $5 per person. Children two years & under are admitted free. There is no charge for museum members.

 



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